Original Article January 2012

Effects of Olmesartan and Pioglitazone on Carrageenan Induced Inflammatory Paw Edema in Rats

Aim: This study investigated effects single and combined administrations of olmesartan, an angiotensin II receptor type I (AT1) antagonist, and pioglitazone, a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-%u03B3 (PPAR-%u03B3) ligand; on acute phase of inflammation in carrageenan induced inflammation model. Results were compared with that of indomethacine as standard anti-inflammatory agent. Material and Method: 5 rat groups received olmesartan (10 mg/kg), pioglitazone (30…

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  • Recieved 05.01.2011
  • Accepted 18.01.2011
  • Published Online 18.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.574
  • Author Elif Cadirci, Zekai Halici, Beyzagul Polat, Irmak Ferah
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):72-75
  • Index Page 72-75
  • How to Cite Elif Cadirci, Zekai Halici, Beyzagul Polat, Ferah. Effects of Olmesartan and Pioglitazone on Carrageenan Induced Inflammatory Paw Edema in Rats. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):72-75
  • Running Title Antiinflammatory Effects of Olmesartan and Pioglitazone
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Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax: Analysis of 8 Cases

Aim: Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a rare disorder that results from a torn of small vessels located in adhesions between the visceral and parietal pleura resulting from the progress of lung collapse. A large spontaneous hemopneumothorax is often life threatening, and the late diagnosis and treatment can increase mortality rate. In this study; we present eight patients who presented to us…

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  • Recieved 25.12.2010
  • Accepted 18.01.2011
  • Published Online 18.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.561
  • Author Ufuk Cobanoglu, Fuat Sayir, Bunyamin Sertogullarindan, Duygu Mergan, Irfan Aydin
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):59-62
  • Index Page 59-62
  • How to Cite Ufuk Cobanoglu, fuat Sayir, Bunyamin Sertogullarindan, Mergan, Irfan Aydin. Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax: Analysis of 8 Cases. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):59-62
  • Running Title Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax
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New Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Resting Heart Rate, Hs-CRP, Fibrinogen and PMNL

Aim: In this study we aimed to evaluate the possibility of a presence of an association between the high resting heart rate and micro inflammatory response and with the help of any found, clarify the recently identified negative cardiovascular prognosis in individuals with high resting heart rate from an etiological point of view. Material and Method: Study was conducted in…

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  • Recieved 05.01.2011
  • Accepted 12.01.2011
  • Published Online 12.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.573
  • Author Hulya Cilingir, Abdulbaki Kumbasar, Mehmet Burak Aktuglu, Cenk Belibagli
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):68-71
  • Index Page 68-71
  • How to Cite Hulya Cilingir, Abdulbaki Kumbasar, Mehmet Burak, Aktuglu, Cenk, Belibagli. New Cardiovascular Risk Factors; Resting Heart Rate, Hs-CRP, Fibrinogen and PMNL. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):68-71
  • Running Title Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors
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Symptom Modifying Effect Of Colchicine In Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis

Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate and evaluate symptom modifying effects of colchicine in patients with primary knee osteoarthritis over a 6- month period. Material and Method: Total 74 cases with primary knee osteoarthritis (between 40-75 years old, 52 female, 22 male) included the study. Patients assigned randomly into two groups to receive acetaminophen 3000 mg/day or…

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  • Recieved 29.12.2010
  • Accepted 05.01.2011
  • Published Online 05.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.563
  • Author Levent Ediz, Ibrahim Tekeoglu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):63-67
  • Index Page 63-67
  • How to Cite Levent Ediz, Ibrahim Tekeoglu. Symptom Modifying Effect Of Colchicine In Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):63-67
  • Running Title Colchicine in Knee Osteoarthritis
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The Effect of Prostate Weight on the Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes

Aim: The aim of study was to evaluate the impact of prostate weight on radical prostatectomy outcomes (cancer control, urinary continence, and erectile dysfunction) in prostate cancer patients. Material and Method: The files of 92 patients who underwent retropubic radical prostatectomy were retrospectively reviewed. Patients %u 2019 data on demography, tumor characteristics, oncological, urinary and erectile function outcomes were estimated.…

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  • Recieved 20.12.2010
  • Accepted 02.01.2011
  • Published Online 02.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.552
  • Author Taylan Oksay, Osman Ergun, Mustafa Burak Hoscan, Alim Kosar
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):56-58
  • Index Page 56-58
  • How to Cite Taylan Oksay, Osman Ergun, Mustafa Burak, Hoscan, Kosar. The Effect of Prostate Weight on the Radical Prostatectomy Outcomes. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):56-58
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Malignant Mesothelioma: Clinical, Pathological and Radiological Findings

Aim: Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a tumor of locally invasive character and of fatal course, frequently arising following asbest exposure. In the present study we attempted to retrospectively evaluate the clinical, pathological, and radiological findings of 27 cases diagnosed with MPM. Material and Method: 27 cases diagnosed with MPM in our medical facility have been included into the study, 14…

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  • Recieved 14.12.2010
  • Accepted 30.12.2010
  • Published Online 30.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.544
  • Author Feride Sapmaz, Huseyin Lakadamyali, Ozgur Katrancioglu, Yesim Yildirim, Isa Dongel
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):51-55
  • Index Page 51-55
  • How to Cite Feride Sapmaz, Huseyin Lakadamyali, Ozgur Katrancioglu, Yildirim, Isa Dongel. Malignant Mesothelioma: Clinical, Pathological and Radiological Findings. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):51-55
  • Running Title Malignant Mesothelioma
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An Ideal Choice in the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases An Ideal Choice: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

Aim: Interstitial lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of diseases with a known or unknown etiology affecting the interstitium of the lung. In this study, our experience in the lung biopsy performed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open lung biopsy for interstitial lung diseases is discussed. Material and Method: In this study, we reviewed 31 patients with a clinical diagnosis…

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  • Recieved 09.12.2010
  • Accepted 20.12.2010
  • Published Online 20.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.529
  • Author Ufuk Cobanoglu, Fuat Sayir, Duygu Mergan
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):46-50
  • Index Page 46-50
  • How to Cite Ufuk Cobanoglu, Fuat Sayir, Duygu Mergan. Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases An Ideal Choice: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):46-50
  • Running Title VATS for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases
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Isolated Hemothorax following Thoracic Trauma: Analysis of 57 Cases

Aim: The aim of this study was to review cases with isolated hemothorax after thoracic trauma, to assess the diagnostic and treatment methods, and to discuss the determining factors of morbidity and mortality. Material and Method: A total of 57 patients were examined retrospectively. All patients underwent tube thoracostomy and underwater seal as the initial treatment approach. Emergency thoracotomy was…

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  • Recieved 06.12.2011
  • Accepted 22.12.2010
  • Published Online 22.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.520
  • Author Ufuk Cobanoglu, Mehmet Melek, Volkan Kara, Duygu Mergan
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):41-45
  • Index Page 41-45
  • How to Cite Ufuk Cobanoglu, Mehmet Melek, Volkan Kara, Mergan, Atilla Gurses. Isolated Hemothorax following Thoracic Trauma: Analysis of 57 Cases. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):41-45
  • Running Title Isolated Hemothorax
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Newly Defined Sphenoid Variation That Can Cause Surgical Insufficiency

Aim: In this study, the morphological and radiological characteristics of a sphenoseptal cell (SSC) which originates from the posterior nasal septum and runs into the sphenoid sinus superiorly has been described. This cell has no relationship with the right or left sphenoid sinuses and it is independent from the anterior or posterior ethmoid cells. Material and Method: The paranasal sinus…

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  • Recieved 08.12.2010
  • Accepted 02.01.2011
  • Published Online 02.01.2011
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.476
  • Author Cem Saka, Didem Sonbay, Istemihan Akin, Gokce Simsek, Halil Ozturk
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):18-20
  • Index Page 18-20
  • How to Cite Cem Saka, Didem Sonbay, Istemihan Akin, Simsek, Halil M, Ozturk. Newly Defined Sphenoid Variation That Can Cause Surgical Insufficiency. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):18-20
  • Running Title Sphenoseptal Cell
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The Comparison a-Blocker+M3 Selective Anti-Muscarinic Combined Therapy And a-Blocker Monotherapy

Aim: Effectiveness and reliability comparison of alpha-blocker monotherapy (doksazosin) and combined alpha-blocker M3 selective antimuscarinic (doksazosin darifenacin) treatments on male patients with Benign prostate hyperplasia and accompanying OAB (overactive bladder) symptoms. Material and Method: 101 patients with ages 50 and above who had LUTS (Lower urinary tract symptoms) complaints were included in the study. Patients were randomly organized into two…

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  • Recieved 27.11.2010
  • Accepted 13.12.2010
  • Published Online 13.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.498
  • Author Cavit Ceylan, Kemal Ertas, Serkan Dogan , Zeki Ender Gunes
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):33-35
  • Index Page 33-35
  • How to Cite Cavit Ceylan, Kemal Ertas, Serkan Dogan , Ender, Gunes. The Comparison ?-Blocker+M3 Selective Anti-Muscarinic Combined Therapy And ?-Blocker Monotherapy. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):33-35
  • Running Title Over Active Bladder
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The Use of Bipolar Electrocautery Tonsillectomy in Patients with Pediatric Respiratory Tract Obstruction

Aim: This study offers a comparative analysis of the intraoperative and postoperative clinical results of bipolar electrocautery tonsillectomy and conventional tonsillectomy techniques in children with respiratory tract obstruction because of tonsillar hypertrophy. Material and Method: Results in 31 children who underwent bipolar electrocautery tonsillectomy were compared with those in 45 children who had conventional cold dissection tonsillectomy. Postoperative pain scores…

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  • Recieved 30.06.2010
  • Accepted 15.12.2010
  • Published Online 15.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.506
  • Author Guclu Kaan Beriat, Hande Ezeraslan, Perihan Ekmekci, Sinan Kocaturk
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):36-40
  • Index Page 36-40
  • How to Cite Guclu Kaan, Beriat, Hande Ezeraslan, Perihan Ekmekci, Kocaturk. The Use of Bipolar Electrocautery Tonsillectomy in Patients with Pediatric Respiratory Tract Obstruction. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):36-40
  • Running Title Obstructive Sleep Apnea
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Effectiveness of PET Scan in Postoperative Long Term Follow up of Patients with Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer

Aim: There is very few data about the use of positron emission tomography [PET] in the long term follow up of patients operated for lung cancer. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of PET scan in detecting distant metastases in the long term follow up of asymptomatic patients operated for non-small cell lung cancer [NSCLC]. Material and Method: PET scan…

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  • Recieved 22.11.2010
  • Accepted 08.12.2010
  • Published Online 08.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.489
  • Author Muzaffer Metin, Makbule Ergin, Okan Solak, Adnan Sayar, Murat Sezer, Atilla Pekcolaklar
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):30-32
  • Index Page 30-32
  • How to Cite Muzaffer Metin, Makbule Ergin, Okan Solak, Sayar, Murat Sezer, Atilla Pekcolaklar. Effectiveness of PET Scan in Postoperative Long Term Follow up of Patients with Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):30-32
  • Running Title PET Scan in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer
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Fasciocutaneous Flap Choices to Treat Dorsal Surface of Foot Defects

Aim: Defects of the foot and ankle with exposed tendons or bone require either local or free flap coverage. Several publications in recent years have proven popularity of fasciocutaneous flaps for the coverage of defects of the foot and ankle. However, complications of these flaps are being discussed rarely in literatures. Material and Method: We used distally based superficial sural…

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  • Recieved 20.11.2010
  • Accepted 07.12.2010
  • Published Online 07.12.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.484
  • Author Celalettin Sever, Yalcin Kulahci, Fatih Uygur, Sinan Oksuz
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):21-25
  • Index Page 21-25
  • How to Cite Celalettin Sever, Yalcin Kulahci, Fatih Uygur. Fasciocutaneous Flap Choices to Treat Dorsal Surface of Foot Defects. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):21-25
  • Running Title Treatment of Dorsal Surface of Foot Defects
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Two Level Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure in the Treatment of Traumatic Vertebral Fractures

Aim: Balloon Kyphoplasty procedure is among treatment options in the surgical treatment of vertebral fractures caused by trauma. Material and Method: In this clinical study, the cases treated with two level balloon kyphoplasty because of two levels vertebral compression fractures are retrospectively reviewed. Anterior, middle and posterior vertebral body heights were estimated by using preoperative and postoperative radiological images in…

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  • Recieved 18.11.2010
  • Accepted 29.11.2010
  • Published Online 29.11.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.485
  • Author Sevim Ondul, Mustafa Durmus
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):26-29
  • Index Page 26-29
  • How to Cite Sevim Ondul, Mustafa Durmus. Two Level Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure in the Treatment of Traumatic Vertebral Fractures. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):26-29
  • Running Title Two Level Balloon Kyphoplasty
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Radiological and Functional Findings in Presence of Bullae And Blebs

Aim: Bullae and blebs are frequently associated with emphysema,but sometimes occur in absence of another associated disease. We aimed to find out the location, size of the bullae and/or blebs detected on computed tomography,accompanying radiological findings and relationship with pulmonary functions. Material and Method: Patients undergoing CT for various reasons between April 2008-May 2009 were retrospectively evaluated and 171 cases…

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  • Recieved 01.11.2010
  • Accepted 28.11.2010
  • Published Online 28.11.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.440
  • Author Elif Torun , Nagihan Durmus , Fusun Eyuboglu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):41579
  • Index Page 41579
  • How to Cite Elif Torun , Nagihan Durmus , Fusun Eyuboglu. Radiological and Functional Findings in Presence of Bullae And Blebs. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):41579
  • Running Title Pulmonary Functions in Presence of Bullae and Blebs
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Is Total Collapse a Good Sign for Treatment Process of Spontaneous Pneumothorax?

Aim: We aimed to investigate possible effects of total collapse on early reexpansion of lung, early cessation of air leak, chest tube withdrawal time and early discharge. Material and Method: A retrospective analysis of 74 consecutive patients treated for Spontaneous pneumothorax was evaluated. Patients %u2019 data including age, sex, localization and percentage of pneumothorax, presence of bullous lesions, duration of…

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  • Recieved 18.10.2010
  • Accepted 27.10.2010
  • Published Online 27.10.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.448
  • Author Rasih Yazkan, Serdar Han, Unal Sakinci
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):14-17
  • Index Page 14-17
  • How to Cite Rasih Yazkan, Serdar Han, Unal Sakinci. Is Total Collapse a Good Sign for Treatment Process of Spontaneous Pneumothorax?. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):14-17
  • Running Title Spontaneous Pneumothorax and Total Collapse
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Remifentanil ve Fentanil kullanimi ve Karaciger Fonksiyon Testleri

Aim: To compare the postoperative hepatic functions during total intravenous anesthesia with fentanyl and remifentanil in outpatient settings. Material and Method: Fifty adult patients were randomly allocated to one of two anesthetic regimens (n=25) and were received remifentanyl (15 %u03BCg/ kg/h; group R) or fentanyl (1.5 %u03BCg/kg/h; group F) intravenously. After giving propofol (2.5 mg/kg) and rocuronium bromide (0.5 mg/kg),…

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  • Recieved 08.10.2010
  • Accepted 26.10.2010
  • Published Online 26.10.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.438
  • Author Ayse Mizrak, Betul Kocamer, Fatih Yendi, Unsal Oner
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43380
  • Index Page 43380
  • How to Cite Ayse Mizrak, Betul -, Kocamer, Fatih -, Yendi, -, Oner. Remifentanil ve Fentanil kullanimi ve Karaciger Fonksiyon Testleri. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43380
  • Running Title Remifentanyl and Fentanyl Use and LFT
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Surgical Approaches to the Lesions of the Cervicothoracic Junction with Spinal Canal Compromise

Aim: Surgical access to cervicothoracic junction pathologies is one of the most common problems in spinal surgery. The surgical approaches to this region have been traditionally divided into anterior and posterior approaches. Posterior approaches such as laminectomy are applied frequently and are well known by all neurosurgeons. However, this approach provides poor exposure to the anterior vertebral elements. Accessing to…

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  • Recieved 02.10.2010
  • Accepted 26.10.2010
  • Published Online 26.10.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.435
  • Author Mehmet Arslan, Sukru Caglar, Hasan Caglar Ugur, Ayhan Attar
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43255
  • Index Page 43255
  • How to Cite Mehmet Arslan, Sukru Caglar, Hasan Caglar, Ugur, Attar. Surgical Approaches to the Lesions of the Cervicothoracic Junction with Spinal Canal Compromise. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43255
  • Running Title Surgical Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction
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Shouldice Herniorrhaphy Technique: Surgeons Need to Remember It

Aim: Hernia surgery is the second most common surgical intervention performed by general surgeons following emergent surgeries. Shouldice herniorraphy is a classical surgery which is in the high tension repair group. This technique should be known by every surgeon. Also being an alternative method, it can be a necessity in cases in which tension free methods can not be performed.…

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  • Recieved 17.09.2010
  • Accepted 26.10.2010
  • Published Online 26.10.2010
  • Printed 01.01.2012
  • DOI 10.4328/JCAM.401
  • Author Ibrahim Yetim, Oktay Karakose, Adem Dervisoglu, Kenan Erzurumlu
  • Identifier J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43160
  • Index Page 43160
  • How to Cite Ibrahim Yetim, Oktay Karakose, Adem Dervisoglu, Erzurumlu. Shouldice Herniorrhaphy Technique: Surgeons Need to Remember It. J Clin Anal Med. 2012;3(1):43160
  • Running Title Shouldice Herniorrhaphy
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