Publications by authors named "Pedro Cuevas-Estandia"

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[Twelve years of liver transplant at the San José-Tec De Monterrey Hospital].

Rev Invest Clin 2011 Sep;63 Suppl 1:73-8

Centro de Enfermedades Hepáticas, Hospital San José-Tec de Monterrey.

Background: Liver transplantation is the only curative alternative for patients with end stage liver disease or acute liver failure.

Aim: To report the experience of a single transplant center in Mexico.

Material And Methods: Fifty-five transplants in 54 adult patients were analyzed between 1999 and 2011 in a single private institution. All grafts were obtained from deceased donor. Surgical technique, donor and recipient demographics, complications, causes of death and overall survival are described. Results were expressed as range and percentages. A Kaplan-Meier survival curve was done to analyze patient and graft survival.

Results: Main cause of cirrhosis was hepatitis C virus infection followed by alcohol intake. A 16% of patients developed biliary complications without graft loss, and vascular complications were observed in 15%. Patient survival at one and five years was 83% and 76%, respectively.

Conclusions: Complication rates and survival in our center are comparable to those in the United States and Europe.
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September 2011

Laparoscopic loop ileostomy reversal: reducing morbidity while improving functional outcomes.

JSLS 2011 Oct-Dec;15(4):475-9

Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio, TX, USA.

Introduction: Loop ileostomy reduces the morbidity associated with pelvic sepsis. However, its reversal carries a 10% to 30% complication rate. We present our technique for laparoscopic ileostomy closure.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review of subjects undergoing laparoscopic-assisted loop ileostomy closure between 2006 and 2009. Operating time, length of hospital stay, return of bowel function, and complication rates were assessed.

Results: There were 24 (13 males) patients. Average age was 63 with a BMI of 25.9. Eighteen (75%) had a planned loop ileostomy, and 6 (25%) were emergent. Average time to reversal was 135 days. Average length of surgery was 79 minutes (range, 48 to 186), average stay was 4 days and return to bowel function was 3.6 days. We had no wound infections. Our complication rate was 29% (n=7), and reoperation rate was 12.5% (n=3). Only 1 major complication occurred, an anastomotic dehiscence.

Conclusion: A thorough, well-visualized lysis of adhesions and mobilization of the stoma and surrounding small bowel is the main advantage of our approach. We had no wound infections and no reoperation for bowel obstruction, which we feel is a direct advantage of our technique. Our complication rate and surgical time are comparable to those of the open technique.
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