Vol 4, No 20 (October 2016): Annals of Translational Medicine (Focus on “Innovations & Technology in Surgery”)

Preface on Innovations & Technology in Surgery

Michael Sosin, Ketan M. Patel

Review Articles on Innovations & Technology in Surgery

The evolution of surgical telementoring: current applications and future directions
Bassim El-Sabawi, William Magee III
Advances in fluorescent-image guided surgery
Mark J. Landau, Daniel J. Gould, Ketan M. Patel
Surgical research using national databases
Ram K. Alluri, Hyuma Leland, Nathanael Heckmann
Advances in fetal surgery
Kathryn M. Maselli, Andrea Badillo

Original Article

Association of insulin treatment versus oral hypoglycaemic agents with diabetic retinopathy and its severity in type 2 diabetes patients in Cameroon, sub-Saharan Africa
Ahmadou M. Jingi, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Mickael Essouma, Jean Joel R. Bigna, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Augustin Ellong, Côme Ebana Mvogo
Supra-therapeutic plasma concentrations of haloperidol induce moderate inhibition of lipopolysaccharide-induced interleukin-8 release in human monocytes
Herbert Bosshart
Continuous monitoring of the liver graft temperature: relationship between bacterial contamination of the perfusion fluid and early outcome
Giovanni Battista Levi Sandri, Roberto Luca Meniconi, Marco Colasanti, Nicola Guglielmo, Edoardo de Werra, Gianluca Mascianà, Giovanni Tortorelli, Daniele Ferraro, Mirco Burocchi, Alessandra Campanelli, Andrea Scotti, Ubaldo Visco-Comandini, Roberto Santoro, Pasquale Lepiane, Giovanni Vennarecci, Giuseppe Maria Ettorre

Review Article

Review: capsule colonoscopy—a concise clinical overview of current status
Diana E. Yung, Emanuele Rondonotti, Anastasios Koulaouzidis
Red cell distribution width and cancer
Martina Montagnana, Elisa Danese

Big-data Clinical Trial Column

Statistical description for survival data
Zhongheng Zhang

Surgical Technique

Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia in adults
Xue-Fei Yang, Jia-Lin Liu

Case Report

A new technique to repair huge tracheo-gastric fistula following esophagectomy
Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Mario Santini, Roberto Alfano, Sergio Castorina


Fatty acid binding proteins as biomarkers of disease severity and response to treatment in severe pneumonia required admission to intensive care unit
Han-Chen Tsai, Shi-Chuan Chang
Implications of obesity in exceptional longevity
Alejandro Santos-Lozano, Helios Pareja-Galeano, Noriyuki Fuku, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Enzo Emanuele, Alejandro Lucia, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar