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    Novel treatments for complications after bariatric surgery.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2016 15;10. Epub 2016 Mar 15.
    Bariatric Surgery Unit, Department of Digestive Surgery, Clínica Las Condes, Estoril 450, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.
    Bariatric surgery has been considered one of best treatments for obesity. As every surgical procedure-and any medical intervention, it is not exempt of complications, among which leaks, strictures, acute hemorrhages and fistulae highlight. Leaks are more common in the gastro-jejunal anastomosis (GJA) in the case of Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), while in Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) they locate in the stapler line. Read More

    Assessment of central venous catheterization in a simulated model using a motion-tracking device: an experimental validation study.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2016 12;10. Epub 2016 Feb 12.
    Anesthesiology Division, Clinic Hospital, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Marcoleta 367, Santiago, Chile.
    Background: Central venous catheterization (CVC) is a basic requirement for many medical specialties. Simulated training in CVC may allow the acquisition of this competency but few reports have established a valid methodology for learning and acquiring procedural skills for CVC. This study aims to validate the use of a tracking motion device, the imperial college surgical assessment device (ICSAD), by comparing it with validated global rating scales (GRS) to measure CVC performance in a simulated torso. Read More

    Current Outcomes of Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2016 21;10. Epub 2016 Jan 21.
    Department of Bariatric Surgery, Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
    Background: Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS) has long been considered as the bariatric procedure with the highest peri-operative and long-term complication rate. However, modern peri-operative care, including laparoscopic and staged-approach, has significantly reduced the complication rate related to this procedure. The goal of this article is to provide an overview of the current outcomes of laparoscopic BPD-DS in a high volume centre. Read More

    Development of automated postoperative enteral nutrition: restricting feeding site inflow to match peristaltic outflow.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 11;9:12. Epub 2015 Dec 11.
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY USA ; 1 Reynal Road, 10605 White Plains, NY USA.
    Background: Surgical stress accelerates postoperative metabolism, while simultaneously compromising gut activity. The dysfunction may be worsened by early feeding. These patients are not expected to fully meet their optimum metabolic requirements using current nutritional regimens. Read More

    Benefits of intraoperative endoscopy: case report and review of 300 sleeves gastrectomies.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 19;9:13. Epub 2015 Dec 19.
    Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, Chicago, IL USA.
    Background: The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is the fastest rising bariatric procedure being performed in the United States. Some surgeons advocate for an intra-operative endoscopy for their leak test, while others utilize air via a form of an oral gastric tube. We present a case demonstrating the benefits of endoscopy intra-operatively as well as discuss our experience of 200 consecutive sleeve gastrectomies. Read More

    Intravenous tranexamic acid as an adjunct haemostat to ornipressin during open myomectomy. A randomized double blind placebo controlled trial.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 31;9:10. Epub 2015 Oct 31.
    School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK.
    Background: Myomectomy is a surgical technique used for removal of uterine fibroids and historically hysterectomy has represented the mainstay of treatment. The options of conservative surgical approaches mainly aim at retention of fertility but have to be balanced against potential risks such as haemorrhage; blood loss at myomectomy still remains troublesome with use of various pharmacologic agents yielding inconclusive results. This trial aimed to explore the benefit of combining ornipressin and tranexamic acid during open myomectomy. Read More

    A novel rat model of liver regeneration: possible role of cytokine induced neutrophil chemoattractant-1 in augmented liver regeneration.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 2;9:11. Epub 2015 Nov 2.
    Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, Pond Street, London, NW3 2PF UK ; Department of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, Royal Free Hospital, University College London, Pond Street, London, NW3 2PF UK.
    Background: Liver resection is the mainstay of treatment for most of the liver tumors. Liver has a unique capability to restore the lost volume following resection, however, most of the primary tumors grow in a liver with preexisting parenchymal diseases and secondary tumors often present in multiple liver lobes precluding a safe curative resection. Two-stage hepatectomy and portal vein ligation (PVL) are used to achieve a safer future remnant liver volume (FRLV), however, these procedures take several weeks to achieve adequate FRLV. Read More

    Most common robotic bariatric procedures: review and technical aspects.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 28;9. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
    Division of Bariatric Surgery, CIEN-DIAGNOMED, Affiliated to the University of Buenos Aires, Av. Pte. Perón 10298 Ituzaingo, CP 1714 Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Since its appear in the year 1997, when Drs. Cadiere and Himpens did the first robotic cholecystectomy in Brussels, not long after the first cholecystectomy, they performed the first robotic bariatric procedure. It is believed that robotically-assisted surgery's most notable contributions are reflected in its ability to extend the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to procedures not routinely performed using minimal access techniques. Read More

    Feasibility of 3-dimensional video-assisted thoracic surgery (3D-VATS) for pulmonary resection.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 15;9. Epub 2015 Oct 15.
    Department of Surgery, Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, P.O. Box 90203, 1006 BE Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Background: Two-dimensional video-assisted thoracic surgery (2D-VATS) has gained its position in daily practise. Although very useful, its two-dimensional view has its drawbacks when performing pulmonary resections. We report our first experience with 3-dimensional video-assisted surgery (3D-VATS). Read More

    Laparoscopic single-incision gastric bypass: initial experience, technique and short-term outcomes.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 15;9. Epub 2015 Oct 15.
    Cleveland Clinic, Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, 9500 Euclid Ave, M66-06, Cleveland, OH 44118 USA.
    Background: Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) research has been limited. The aim of this study is to describe our technique and to evaluate the short term outcomes and efficacy of SILS Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) in a selected group of patients in a single center.

    Methods: From March 2012 to January 2013, a total of fourteen patients underwent SILS RYGB using a single vertical 2. Read More

    Safety and efficacy of a side-to-side duodeno-ileal anastomosis for weight loss and type-2 diabetes: duodenal bipartition, a novel metabolic surgery procedure.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 14;9. Epub 2015 Oct 14.
    Department of Surgery, Herbert Wertheim School of Medicine, Hopital du Sacre Coeur, Florida International University, 315 Place D'Youville, Suite 191, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A4 Canada.
    Background: Partial bypass of the GI tract may promote weight loss by decreased absorption of nutrients and changes in incretins. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of performing a side-to-side duodeno-ileal anastomosis.

    Methods: Seven 40-50 kg female Yorkshire pigs were allocated to a duodeno-ileal anastomosis (DIA), and were compared to a control group (SHAM). Read More

    A-Part Gel, an adhesion prophylaxis for abdominal surgery: a randomized controlled phase I-II safety study [NCT00646412].
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 2;9. Epub 2015 Sep 2.
    Department of Surgery, University Munich-Großhadern, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377 Munich, Germany.
    Background: Intra-abdominal surgical intervention can cause the development of intra-peritoneal adhesions. To reduce this problem, different agents have been tested to minimize abdominal adhesions; however, the optimal adhesion prophylaxis has not been found so far. Therefore, the A-Part(®) Gel was developed as a barrier to diminish postsurgical adhesions; the aim of this randomized controlled study was a first evaluation of its safety and efficacy. Read More

    Solitary scalp metastasis - a rare presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 9;9. Epub 2015 Jun 9.
    University Surgical Unit, The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka ; Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Kynsey Road, Colombo 8, Colombo, Sri, Lanka.
    Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is among the commonest cancers in the world. Metastasis is one of the most significant factors affecting prognosis. Common sites of extrahepatic metastases include lungs, regional lymph nodes and less commonly bone. Read More

    An experimental study of the effect of pre-operative administration of cilostazol on random skin flap survival in rats: double blinded randomized controlled trial.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 29;9. Epub 2015 Apr 29.
    Army Institute of Pathology, Bangkok, Thailand.
    Background: Insufficient arterial blood flow is the one cause of flap necrosis. Cilostazol is an inhibitor of phosphodiesterase III and increases cyclic AMP level in vascular smooth muscle cell causing vasodilation. Therefore, effect of cilostazol is expected to improve the viability of the flap. Read More

    Bone-added periodontal plastic surgery: a new approach in esthetic dentistry.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2015 11;9. Epub 2015 Feb 11.
    Dental Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Evin, Tehran, Iran.
    This article proposes a combined technique including bone grafting, connective tissue graft, and coronally advanced flap to create some space for simultaneous bone regrowth and root coverage. A 23 year-old female was referred to our private clinic with a severe class II Miller recession and lack of attached gingiva. The suggested treatment plan comprised of root coverage combined with xenograft bone particles. Read More

    Outcome-volume relationships and transhiatal esophagectomy: minimizing "failure to rescue".
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 19;8(1). Epub 2014 Dec 19.
    Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903-2601 USA.
    Background: The objective of this study is to describe the system and technical factors that enabled our moderate size transhiatal esophagectomy program to achieve low mortality rates.

    Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted on 200 consecutive patients who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Primary outcomes included operative times, estimated blood loss, frequency and nature of complications, and lengths of stay in the hospital and the intensive care unit. Read More

    The vascular connector, design of a new device for sutureless vascular anastomosis.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 22;8(1). Epub 2014 Nov 22.
    Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, University Hospital Centre of Grenoble; Faculté de Médecine, 38706 La Tronche Cedex, France.
    Background: In recent years, several methods and new techniques have been studied and proposed for establishment of sutureless vascular anastomoses, streaming use of sutureless vascular surgery in the future.

    Presentation Of The Hypothesis: The new vascular connector (NVC) is a hypothetical design of a vascular device, proposed for creation and maintenance of sutureless vascular anastomosis. Implication of NVC would introduce a new device and technique in establishment of sutureless vascular anastomosis in which surgical approach is minimized and so post-operation disorders. Read More

    Fluorescent imaging of the biliary tract during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 12;8. Epub 2014 Aug 12.
    Department of HPB Surgery, Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6AB, United Kingdom.
    The introduction of laparoscopic cholecystectomy was associated with increased incidences of bile duct injury. The primary cause appears to be misidentification of the biliary anatomy. Routine intra-operative cholangiography has been recommended to reduce accidental duct injury, although in practice it is more often reserved for selected cases. Read More

    Emergency primary repair of grade V bladder neck injury complicating pelvic fracture.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 16;8. Epub 2014 Jul 16.
    Urologist, Regional Hospital Limbe, Limbe, S.W. Region, Cameroon.
    We report a case of a grade V bladder injury complicating an open-book pelvic fracture following a road traffic accident. The bladder neck injury was primarily repaired in the emergency setting of a poor-resourced area with successful outcome. The dangers of urinary extravasation are still to be considered of importance and we advocate and encourage immediate/emergency open intervention although it remains controversial to say the least in a lesser resourced healthcare set up. Read More

    A preliminary investigation of anti-reflux intervention for gastroesophageal reflux related childhood-to-adult persistent asthma.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 20;8. Epub 2014 Jun 20.
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Artillery General Hospital, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
    Background: Childhood-to-adult persistent asthma is usually considered to be an atopic disease. However gastroesophageal reflux may also play an important role in this phenotype of asthma, especially when it is refractory to pulmonary medicine.

    Methods: Fifty-seven consecutive GERD patients who had decades of childhood-to-adult persistent asthmatic symptoms refractory to pulmonary medication were enrolled. Read More

    Sentinel lymph node biopsy in esophageal cancer: an essential step towards individualized care.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 5;8. Epub 2014 May 5.
    Department of Surgery, Level 5, Eleanor Harrald Building, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia.
    Lymph node status is the most important prognostic factor in esophageal cancer. Through improved detection of lymph node metastases, using the sentinel lymph node concept, accurate staging and more tailored therapy may be achieved. This review article outlines two principle ways in which the sentinel lymph node concept could dramatically influence current standard of care for patients with esophageal cancer. Read More

    Female urethral diverticulum: cases report and literature.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 Feb 15;8(1). Epub 2014 Feb 15.
    Department of Urology, University Hospital Center Hassan II-FES, Fès, Morocco.
    Introduction: A female urethral diverticulum is an uncommon pathologic entity. It can manifest with a variety of symptoms involving the lower urinary tract. Our objective is to describe the various aspects of the diverticulum of the female urethra such as etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Read More

    Minimally invasive facet restoration implant for chronic lumbar zygapophysial pain: 1-year outcomes.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2014 18;8. Epub 2014 Oct 18.
    Instituto de Patologia da Caluna, Rua Vergueiro 1421-Sala 305, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    Background: The zygapophysial (facet) joint is the primary pain generator in one third of chronic low back pain cases. Current treatment options include temporarily palliative nonsurgical approaches, facet injections, radiofrequency denervation, and, rarely, lumbar arthrodesis. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of a minimally invasive implant intended to restore facet joint function in patients with chronic lumbar facetogenic pain. Read More

    Rationale, bench testing and in vivo evaluation of a novel 5 mm laparoscopic vessel sealing device with homogeneous pressure distribution in long instrument jaws.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Dec 10;7(1):15. Epub 2013 Dec 10.
    Aesculap AG, Am Aesculap-Platz, Tuttlingen, 78532, Germany.
    Background: In 1998, an electrothermal bipolar vessel sealing (EBVS) system was introduced and quickly became an integral component of the surgical armamentarium in various surgical specialties. Currently available EBVS instruments use a scissor-like jaw configuration and closing mechanism, which causes decreasing compression pressure from the proximal to the distal end of the jaws. A new EBVS system is described here which utilizes a different instrument jaw configuration and closing mechanism to enable a more homogeneous pressure distribution despite longer instrument jaws. Read More

    Open versus minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: a multi-center comparison of perioperative measures and clinical outcomes.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Oct 30;7(1):14. Epub 2013 Oct 30.
    SI-BONE, Inc,, 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 2200, San Jose, CA, USA.
    Background: Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain is an under diagnosed source of low back pain due in part to lack of visible pathology on radiographs and symptoms mimicking other back-related disorders. Open SI joint fusion has been performed since the 1920s. This technique has fallen out of favor with the introduction of minimally invasive options. Read More

    Low COST surgery setting for one-operational port laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery with ordinary laparoscopic instruments: preliminary results.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Oct 2;7(1):13. Epub 2013 Oct 2.
    Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
    Background: Hysterectomy dates back to 120BC and is the second most commonly performed gynecological surgery in the world. Cosmetic demands and the necessity of rapid return to work have contributed to the minimally invasive laparoscopic approach for hysterectomy. The majority of reports describe the use of three or four incisions to perform the surgery (two or three for manipulation and one for optics). Read More

    Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion: one-year outcomes in 18 patients.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Sep 16;7(1):12. Epub 2013 Sep 16.
    SI-BONE Inc,, 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 2200, San Jose, CA 95128, USA.
    Background: Sacroiliac joint (SI) pain is an often-overlooked cause of low back pain due, in part, to lack of specific findings on radiographs and symptoms mimicking other back-related disorders. We report our experience with minimally invasive (MIS) SI joint arthrodesis using a series of triangular, titanium plasma spray (TPS) coated implants in patients refractory to conservative care.

    Methods: We report outcomes from 18 patients with 12 months of postoperative follow-up. Read More

    Atraumatic Flexor tendon retrieval- a simple method.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Sep 16;7(1):11. Epub 2013 Sep 16.
    Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Background: Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries still represent a challenging problem to hand surgeons despite the well developed surgical techniques and suture materials. Meticulous surgical repair with atraumatic handling of the severed tendon stumps and minimal damage to the tendon sheath are particularly important to prevent postoperative adhesions and ruptures in this area.In zone 2 flexor tendon injuries proximal to the vinculas, the cut ends of the flexor tendons retract to the palm with muscle contraction. Read More

    Device-tissue interactions: a collaborative communications system.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Jul 29;7(1):10. Epub 2013 Jul 29.
    Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc, (EC), 4545 Creek Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45242, USA.
    Medical devices, including surgical staplers, energy-based devices, and access enabling devices, are used routinely today in the majority of surgical procedures. Although these technically advanced devices have proved to be of immense benefit to both surgeons and patients, their rapid development and continuous improvement have had the unintended consequence of creating a knowledge gap for surgeons due to a lack of adequate training and educational programs. Thus, there is an unmet need in the surgical community to collect existing data on device-tissue interactions and subsequently develop research and educational programs to fill this gap in surgical training. Read More

    Potential of the SPY intraoperative perfusion assessment system to reduce ischemic complications in immediate postmastectomy breast reconstruction.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Jul 23;7(1). Epub 2013 Jul 23.
    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
    Background: The quality and viability of mastectomy flaps remain a central challenge in reconstructive surgery, particularly for immediate breast reconstruction. Insufficient perfusion in tissue flaps is a leading cause of early complications following reconstructive procedures, and clinical judgment alone is not completely reliable for the assessment of flap viability. Accurate and reliable intraoperative methods for assessment of tissue perfusion are needed to help surgeons identify tissue at risk for ischemia and necrosis, thereby allowing for maneuvers to improve tissue flap viability. Read More

    Giant fibroepithelial stromal polyp of the vulva: largest case reported.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 10;7. Epub 2013 Jul 10.
    Obstetrics-Gynecology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA 17821, USA.
    Background: Fibroepithelial stromal polyps are site-specific mesenchymal lesions that are commonly found in the vulvovaginal region in premenopausal females. These polyps usually are less than 5 cm in diameter and are most commonly identified during routine gynecological examination. Although the stromal polyp is benign, its differential diagnosis includes some malignant vulva lesions making it critical to ensure that an accurate pathologic diagnosis is made. Read More

    Vaccum drainage system application in the management of operation-related non-regional epidural hematoma.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 10;7. Epub 2013 Jul 10.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Capital Medical University-Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Beijing, China ; Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
    Background: Epidural intracranial hematoma is one of the most common complications of surgeries for intracranial tumors. The non-regional epidural hematoma is related to severe fluctuation of the intracranial pressure during the operation. The traditional management of hematoma evacuation through craniotomy is time-consuming and may aggravate intracranial pressure imbalance, which causes further complications. Read More

    A rare case of Endometriosis in vaginal hysterectomy scar.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Jul 1;7(1). Epub 2013 Jul 1.
    Department of Obs and Gynae, BPS GMC, Khanpur Kalan (Sonepat), Haryana, India.
    Presented hereunder is probably the first reported case of endometriosis at the vaginal apex following vaginal hysterectomy. No other similar case could be traced in the review of the literature. Read More

    Modified Quad surgery significantly improves the median nerve conduction and functional outcomes in obstetric brachial plexus nerve injury.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 28;7. Epub 2013 May 28.
    Texas Nerve and Paralysis Institute, 6400 Fannin st, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
    Background: Nerve conduction studies or somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEPs) have become an important tool in the investigation of peripheral nerve lesions, and is sensitive in detecting brachial plexus nerve injury, and other nerve injuries. To investigate whether the modified Quad surgical procedure improves nerve conductivity and functional outcomes in obstetric brachial plexus nerve injury (OBPI) patients.

    Methods: All nerves were tested with direct functional electrical stimulation. Read More

    Gastroduodenal artery aneurysm, diagnosis, clinical presentation and management: a concise review.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Apr 16;7(1). Epub 2013 Apr 16.
    Staten Island University Hospital, 475 Seaview ave, Staten Island, NY, 10305, USA.
    Gastroduodenal artery (GDA) aneurysms are rare but a potentially fatal condition if rupture occurs. They represent about 1.5% of all visceral artery (VAA) aneurysms and are divided into true and pseudoaneurysms depending on the etiologic factors underlying their development. Read More

    Outcome of repeat surgery for genital prolapse using prolift-mesh.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Mar 5;7(1). Epub 2013 Mar 5.
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bayero University/Aminu Kano teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
    Introduction: Urogenital prolapse can have a significant impact on quality of life. The life time risk of requiring surgery for urogenital prolapse is 11%. Prolift mesh has recently been introduced to reduce repeat operation rate and for long-term benefit. Read More

    Expandable Micro-motor Bur, design of a new device for least invasive extraction of broken teeth roots.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Mar 5;7(1). Epub 2013 Mar 5.
    Students Research Committee, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, 1983963113, Iran.
    Background: Extraction of a broken tooth root is often a traumatic experience for both the practitioner and the patient. To extract broken roots, generally invasive approaches as open window surgeries or mucoperiosteal flap and/or removal of buccal bone are performed.

    Presentation Of The Hypothesis: Expandable micro-motor bur (EMB) is a hypothetical design of a dental instrument proposed for removal of broken teeth roots that cannot be extracted by the routine closed methods and in which common instrumentations cannot afford to accomplish. Read More

    Intraoperative laser angiography using the SPY system: review of the literature and recommendations for use.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2013 Jan 7;7(1). Epub 2013 Jan 7.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
    Inadequate tissue perfusion is a key contributor to early complications following reconstructive procedures. Accurate and reliable intraoperative evaluation of tissue perfusion is critical to reduce complications and improve clinical outcomes. Clinical judgment is the most commonly used method for evaluating blood supply, but when used alone, is not always completely reliable. Read More

    One year successful outcomes for novel sacroiliac joint arthrodesis system.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Dec 27;6(1):13. Epub 2012 Dec 27.
    SI-BONE Inc, 3055 Olin Ave, Suite 2200, San Jose, CA, 95128, USA.

    Background: SI joint pain can mimic discogenic low back pain or even radicular pain. Patient presentations vary considerably and conditions may include low back, groin, and/or radicular pain, leading to the potential for inaccurate diagnosis and treatment. Despite the large number of patients with SI joint pain, treatment options have been limited to conservative care involving physical therapy and joint injections, radiofrequency rhizotomy, or traditional open SI joint arthrodesis surgery. Read More

    TissuePatch™ as a novel synthetic sealant for repair of superficial lung defect: in vitro tests results.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Nov 19;6(1):12. Epub 2012 Nov 19.
    Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg Str, 1, Hannover, 30625, Germany.

    Background: Controversies surrounding the efficacy of surgical sealants against alveolar air leaks (AAL) in lung surgery abound in the literature. We sought to test the sealing efficacy of a novel synthetic sealant, TissuePatch™ in an in vitro lung model.

    Methods: The lower lobe of freshly excised swine lung (n = 10) was intubated and ventilated. Read More

    Improved access and visibility during stapling of the ultra-low rectum: a comparative human cadaver study between two curved staplers.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Nov 13;6(1):11. Epub 2012 Nov 13.
    Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, NY, USA.

    Background: The purpose of this study was to compare in human cadavers the applicability of a commonly used stapling device, the CONTOUR® curved cutter (CC) (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, OH) to a newly released, curved stapler, the Endo GIA™ Radial Reload with Tri-Staple™ Technology (RR) (Covidien, New Haven, CT) METHODS: Four experienced surgeons performed deep pelvic dissection with total mesorectal excision (TME) of the rectum in twelve randomized male cadavers. Both stapling devices were applied to the ultra-low rectum in coronal and sagittal configurations. Extensive measurements were recorded of anatomic landmarks for each cadaver pelvis along with various aspects of access, visibility, and ease of placement for each device. Read More

    Sural nerve preservation in reverse sural artery fasciocutaneous flap-a case report.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Oct 9;6(1):10. Epub 2012 Oct 9.
    Department of Surgery Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

    Background: The reverse sural artery flap is a generally accepted means of soft tissue reconstruction for defects of the distal third of the legs. The routine sacrifice of the sural nerve with its consequential temporary loss of sensation on the lateral aspect of the foot can be of concern to early rehabilitation of some patients.

    Method: This is a case report of a 24 years old male who had Gustillo and Anderson type IIIB injury involving the upper part of the distal 3rd and the middle 3rd of tibia. Read More

    Laparoscopic ovarian transposition before pelvic radiation in rectal cancer patient: safety and feasibility.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Sep 17;6(1). Epub 2012 Sep 17.
    Department of colorectal surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Background: Infertility due to pelvic radiation for advanced rectal cancer treatment is a major concern particularly in young patients. Pre-radiation laparoscopic ovarian transposition may offer preservation of ovarian function during the treatment however its use is limited.

    Aim: The study investigates the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of pre-radiation laparoscopic ovarian transposition and its effect on ovarian function in the treatment o locally advanced rectal cancer. Read More

    Central and peripheral venous lines-associated blood stream infections in the critically ill surgical patients.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Sep 4;6(1). Epub 2012 Sep 4.
    Department of Surgery, Al-Yarmouk University College, Baghdad, Iraq.
    Critically ill surgical patients are always at increased risk of actual or potentially life-threatening health complications. Central/peripheral venous lines form a key part of their care. We review the current evidence on incidence of central and peripheral venous catheter-related bloodstream infections in critically ill surgical patients, and outline pathways for prevention and intervention. Read More

    Twelve year experience of laparoscopic gastric plication in morbid obesity: development of the technique and patient outcomes.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Aug 22;6(1). Epub 2012 Aug 22.
    Laparoscopic Surgical Ward, Sina Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: Laparoscopic Gastric Plication (LGP) is a new restrictive bariatric surgery, previously introduced by the author. The aim of this study is to explain the modifications and to present the 12-year experience, regarding early and long term results, complications and cost.

    Methods: We used LGP for morbid obesity during the past 12 years. Read More

    Gastroduodeno-plasty performed by distal gastric transection.- A new technique for large duodenal defect closure.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Aug 8;6. Epub 2012 Aug 8.
    Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Klinikum-Vest, Knappschaftskrankenhaus, Recklinghausen, Germany.
    Introduction: Duodenal ulcer lesions can represent a surgical challenge, especially if the duodenal wall is chronically inflamed, the defect exceeds a diameter of 3 cm and the ulceration is located in the second part of the duodenum.

    Patient And Method: We present the case of a 70-year-old male, who suffered from a 3 x 4 cm duodenal defect caused by duodenal pressure necrosis due to a 12.5 x 5. Read More

    Current state of the art in laparoscopic colorectal surgery for cancer: Update on the multi-centric international trials.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Jul 30;6(1). Epub 2012 Jul 30.
    Department of Surgery, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Laparoscopic colectomy is now widely applied to cases of malignancy, supported by early data from several large randomized controlled trials. Long-term follow-up is now available from those trials, supporting equivalency of cancer-free and overall survival for open and laparoscopic resections. This promising data has inspired further exploration of other applications of laparoscopic techniques, including use of single incision laparoscopy. Read More

    Three dimensional socket preservation: a technique for soft tissue augmentation along with socket grafting.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Apr 27;6(1). Epub 2012 Apr 27.
    Dept, of Periodontics, Dental School, Shahid beheshti Medical University, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: A cursory review of the current socket preservation literatures well depicts the necessity of further esthetic considerations through the corrective procedures of the alveolar ridge upon and post extraction. A new technique has been described here is a rotational pedicle combined epithelialized and connective tissue graft (RPC graft) adjunct with immediate guided tissue regeneration (GBR) procedure.

    Results: We reviewed this technique through a case report and discuss it's benefit in compare to other socket preservation procedures. Read More

    Emergency treatment of a ruptured huge omphalocele by simple suture of its membrane.
    Ann Surg Innov Res 2012 Feb 12;6(1). Epub 2012 Feb 12.
    Department of pediatric surgery, Tokoin Teaching Hospital, BP: 57, Lomé, Togo.
    Background: The rupture of a huge omphalocele is an emergency that threatens the newborn baby's life. It constitutes a therapeutical concern in the absence of prosthesis especially in developing countries.

    Methods: We are reporting herein the case of a newborn baby that we managed in emergency successfully thanks to a simple treatment. Read More

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