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Are Preoperative CT Findings Useful for Predicting Postoperative Intraabdominal Abscess in the Patients with Acute Appendicitis?

Medicina (Kaunas) 2019 Jan 4;55(1). Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Division of Surgery, Fujinomiya City General Hospital, Nishiki-cho, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 4180076, Japan.

: In patients with acute appendicitis (AA), preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings suggesting development of intraabdominal abscess (IAA) had not been widely used. The aim of this study was to investigate the preoperative clinical and radiological factors that predict the development of a postoperative IAA in patients with AA who were treated by laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). : Two hundred and sixteen patients with pathologically proven AA underwent LA between January 2013 and March 2018 in our department. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/medicina55010006DOI Listing
January 2019

Post-appendectomy pelvic abscess with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing : A case report and review of literature.

World J Clin Cases 2018 Dec;6(16):1175-1181

Department of Surgery, St George Public Hospital, Kogarah NSW 2217, Australia.

Background: Appendicitis, the inflammation of the appendix, is the most common abdominal surgical emergency requiring expedient surgical intervention. Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are bacterial enzymes that catalyse the degradation of the beta-lactam ring of penicillins and cephalosporins (but without carbapenemase activity), leading to resistance of these bacteria to beta-lactam antibiotics. Recent increases in incidence of ESBL-producing bacteria have caused alarm worldwide. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v6.i16.1175DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6306643PMC
December 2018

Outcomes of Open and Laparoscopic Appendectomy With Single Endoloop Stump Closure.

JSLS 2018 Oct-Dec;22(4)

General Surgery Department, Siedlce Hospital, Siedlce, Poland.

Background And Objectives: Although laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) has been used for 35 years, the open approach (OA) is preferred worldwide. Widespread access to instrumentation in a number of centers has reduced economic and logistical obstacles. The aim of this work is to compare the results for patients with suspected appendicitis treated using an OA versus patients treated using LA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4293/JSLS.2018.00062DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6305067PMC
January 2019

Quantitative Evaluations of the Effects of Noise on Mental Workloads Based on Pupil Dilation during Laparoscopic Surgery.

Am Surg 2018 Dec;84(12):1951-1956

Noise can exert undeniable pressure on human minds, especially during tasks that require high precision and attention, such as those performed during surgery. To investigate whether auditory stimuli increases mental loads during laparoscopic surgery, we examined the effects of operating room (OR) noises and music by measuring mean changes in pupil sizes and subjectively assessing performances during surgery. We recruited 24 subjects with varying laparoscopic surgery experience levels to perform complete appendectomy using a laparoscopic simulator. Read More

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December 2018

Staplers vs. loop-ligature: a cost analysis from the hospital payer perspective.

Surg Endosc 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Background: Presently, there is equipoise regarding the surgical technique used to manage the appendiceal stump during laparoscopic appendectomy. The purpose of this research was to determine whether the routine use of loop ligature, compared to stapling, is cost effective from a hospital payer perspective.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted amongst patients undergoing emergency laparoscopic surgery for acute appendicitis at two major academic hospitals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-06639-0DOI Listing
January 2019

Opioid Prescription Patterns for Children Following Laparoscopic Appendectomy.

Ann Surg 2018 Dec 22. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Department of Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

Objective: To describe variability in and consequences of opioid prescriptions following pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy.

Summary Background Data: Postoperative opioid prescribing patterns may contribute to persistent opioid use in both adults and children.

Methods: We included children <18 years enrolled as dependents in the Military Health System Data Repository who underwent uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy (2006-2014). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003171DOI Listing
December 2018
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Does retrieval bag use during laparoscopic appendectomy reduce postoperative infection?

Surgery 2018 Dec 24. Epub 2018 Dec 24.

Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Electronic address:

Background: Appendectomy is the most commonly performed emergency operation in the United States, with approximately 370,000 patients undergoing the procedure every year. Although laparoscopic appendectomy is associated with decreased complications when compared with open appendectomy, the risk for infectious complications, including surgical site infection, intra-abdominal abscess, and sepsis, remains a significant source of postoperative morbidity and health care cost. The goal of this study is to determine whether the appendix retrieval technique during laparoscopic appendectomy affects risk of infectious complications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2018.11.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Meta-analysis of laparoscopic surgery versus conservative treatment for appendiceal abscess].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;21(12):1433-1438

PLA Institute of General Surgery, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210002, China, Email:

Objective: To systematically evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery versus conservative treatment for appendiceal abscess.

Methods: The databases of CNKI, Wangfang, VIP, PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched to retrieve randomized controlled trials (RCT) or clinical controlled trials (CCT) comparing laparoscopic surgery with conservative treatment for appendiceal abscess published before June 2018. The search terms were Chinese or English. Read More

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December 2018

[Analysis of high risk factors for acute complex appendicitis in adults].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Dec;21(12):1374-1379

Research Institute of General Surgery, General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command, Nanjing 210002,China,

Objective: To explore the high risk factors of adult complex appendicitis, and to provide a reference for the development of a reasonable treatment strategy for acute appendicitis.

Methods: A retrospective case-control study was conducted to collect clinical data of 312 adult patients with acute appendicitis confirmed by pathology undergoing appendectomy, including open and laparoscopic surgery, from May 2011 to August 2016 at Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University. Age <14 years old, pregnant women, complicating abscess around the appendix, AIDS, blood system diseases, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease or progressive cancer patients were excluded. Read More

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December 2018
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Laparoscopic Appendectomy in the Setting of Clinical Prediction Rules.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2018 Dec 26. Epub 2018 Dec 26.

3 Department of Surgery, Valladolid University , Valladolid, Spain .

Purpose: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most frequent surgical entity in the emergency department, but its correct diagnosis remains challenging. To improve diagnosis, clinical prediction rules (CPRs) have been created to establish objective scores for the probability of suffering AA. In this study, we establish scores indicating whether laparoscopy would be superior to clinical observation or repeat diagnostic test. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/lap.2018.0707DOI Listing
December 2018

A population-based cohort examining factors affecting all-cause morbidity and cost after pediatric appendectomy: Does annual adult procedure volume matter?

Am J Surg 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Division of General Surgery, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: The purpose of this study was to examine factors affecting morbidity and cost after pediatric appendectomy and particularly the role of adult surgical volume.

Materials And Methods: This was population-based study including all pediatric patients who underwent appendectomy for appendicitis in Canada (excluding Quebec) from 2008 to 2015. All-cause morbidity was the main outcome of interest. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.12.021DOI Listing
December 2018

Acute appendicitis complicating pregnancy: a 33 case series, diagnosis and management, features, maternal and neonatal outcomes.

Pan Afr Med J 2018 16;30:212. Epub 2018 Jul 16.

Department of General and Digestive Surgery Farhat Hached Universitary Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.

The occurrence of acute appendicitis during pregnancy may pose diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties. In fact pregnancy can make the clinical diagnosis delicate and the use of morphological examinations is still subject to controversy. The debates concerning the ideal surgical approach during pregnancy continue. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2018.30.212.14515DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6294971PMC
January 2019
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Long-term cosmetic results of single-incision vs. conventional laparoscopic appendectomy A prospective observational cohort study.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 ;89:448-454

Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare cosmetic, along with surgical, results between single incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA), particularly from patients' points of view.

Materials And Methods: All of the patients who underwent surgery for suspected acute appendicitis and were eligible for laparoscopic surgery were evaluated prospectively in our center between June 2013 and January 2015. Patients were underwent CLA or SILA were compared for operative results and cosmetic outcomes by Body Image Questionnaire. Read More

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January 2018
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Pain control in laparoscopic surgery: a case-control study between transversus abdominis plane-block and trocar-site anesthesia.

Updates Surg 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Surgical Unit, Montichiari Hospital, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Local anesthesia in laparoscopic operations is gaining increasing consensus. To standardize analgesia, a prospective case-control study was created over a 1-year period, in collaboration with the anesthesiology service in our community hospital. Starting from February 2016, we prospectively enrolled adult patients (more than 16 years old) undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy or cholecystectomy, either in emergency or elective setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13304-018-00615-yDOI Listing
December 2018

Laparoscopic management of appendicular mucinous cystadenoma, case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Dec 12;54:87-89. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Surgery, King Fahad University Hopsital, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Introduction: Appendectomy is the most common emergency surgical procedure performed worldwide. Mucinous cystadenoma is a rare benign tumor of the appendix. There is no agreement on the best surgical approach for its management. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.11.068DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6297190PMC
December 2018
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The significant impact of age on the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy: Results from the Polish Laparoscopic Appendectomy multicenter large cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(50):e13621

Faculty of Health Sciences, Powiślańska School in Kwidzyn, Kwidzyn.

Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency and can occur at any age. Nearly all of the studies comparing outcomes of appendectomy between younger and older patients set cut-off point at 65 years. In this multicenter observational study, we aimed to compare laparoscopic appendectomy for AA in various groups of patients with particular interest in the elderly and very elderly in comparison to younger adults. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013621DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320074PMC
December 2018

Gangrenous appendicitis: No longer complicated.

J Pediatr Surg 2018 Nov 6. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH, 43205; The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 370 W 9th Ave, Columbus, OH, 43210. Electronic address:

Background: Appendicitis presents on a spectrum ranging from inflammation to gangrene to perforation. Studies suggest that gangrenous appendicitis has lower postoperative infection rates relative to perforated cases. We hypothesized that gangrenous appendicitis could be successfully treated as simple appendicitis, reducing length of stay (LOS) and antibiotic usage without increasing postoperative infections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.064DOI Listing
November 2018

Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for complicated appendicitis.

Medwave 2018 Dec 11;18(8):e7370. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile; Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Departamento de Medicina Interna, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Email: Address: Centro Evidencia UC, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Diagonal Paraguay 476, Santiago, Chile.

Introduction: The treatment of acute appendicitis using laparoscopy reduces the risk of wound infection, hospitalization time and return to normal activity. However, it increases the risk of intra-abdominal abscess, which is one the main complications of complicated appendicitis.

Methods: We searched in Epistemonikos, the largest database of systematic reviews in health, which is maintained by screening multiple information sources, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, among others. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5867/medwave.2018.08.7369DOI Listing
December 2018
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Factors affecting non-operative management of uncomplicated appendicitis in children: Should laparoscopic appendectomy be immediate, interval, or emergency?

Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Introduction: We conducted a prospective non-randomized comparison of children with uncomplicated appendicitis treated either by primary laparoscopic appendectomy (PLA) or by non-operative management (NOM) followed by interval laparoscopic appendectomy (ILA) if NOM was successful or emergency laparoscopic appendectomy (ELA) if NOM was unsuccessful.

Methods: Before 2015, all patients with uncomplicated appendicitis underwent PLA using a standard three-port technique. Postoperatively, piperacillin/tazobactam was administered until the white blood cell count was less than 10 000/μL and patients were afebrile. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ases.12677DOI Listing
December 2018

Rapidly growing juvenile granulosa cell tumor of the ovary arising in adult: a case report and review of the literature.

J Ovarian Res 2018 Dec 14;11(1):100. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Radiology, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki City, Osaka, 569-8686, Japan.

Background: Ovarian granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) are divided into adult GCT (AGCT) and juvenile GCT (JGCT). The AGCT is more common type, conversely, less than 5% of tumors are the JGCT and occur in mainly premenarchal girls and in women younger than 30 years. Although JGCT have different histologic features compared to AGCT, the two types have similar imaging features because they have similar gross appearance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13048-018-0474-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293549PMC
December 2018

Symptomatic HIV-Infected Patients Have Poorer Outcomes Following Emergency General Surgery: A Study of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT USA.

Background: The impact of HIV infection on outcomes following common emergency general surgery procedures has not been evaluated since the widespread introduction of highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. Records of patients who underwent laparoscopic or open appendectomy, cholecystectomy, or colon resection after emergency admission from 2004-2011 were obtained. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/TA.0000000000002161DOI Listing
December 2018
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The Opioid Crisis and Surgeons: National Survey of Prescribing Patterns and the Influence of Motivators, Experience, and Gender.

Am J Surg 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Surgeons are the fifth largest prescribers of opioids in the US. Few studies exist to describe surgeon prescribing practices.

Methods: A survey was conducted of surgical providers at all ACGME-accredited surgical residency programs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.11.032DOI Listing
December 2018
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[A low risk of ileus, incisional hernia and impact on female fertility after appendectomy].

Ugeskr Laeger 2018 Nov;180(48)

Appendicitis is a common condition, which is often seen by the general practitioners as well as in the emergency departments. It is normally treated with laparoscopic appendectomy. This review gives an overview of the long-term surgical complications ileus and incisional hernia and of the impact of appendicitis and appendectomy on female fertility. Read More

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November 2018
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[How I do…laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy].

Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Clinique Tivoli-Ducos, 33000 Bordeaux, France. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gofs.2018.10.038DOI Listing
November 2018
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Laparoscopic appendectomy - Outcomes of senior trainees operating without supervision versus experienced pediatric surgeons.

J Pediatr Surg 2018 Nov 7. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Division of General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address:

Aim Of The Study: Pediatric surgery trainees at our program are allowed to perform unsupervised laparoscopic appendectomies during their last year of training to promote independent operative decision-making skills. We reviewed the outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomies done by senior trainees without supervision and compared them to experienced pediatric surgeons.

Methods: We reviewed 500 laparoscopic appendectomies performed without supervision by the last 10 pediatric surgery trainees during their last year of training (first 50 cases of each trainee). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.10.092DOI Listing
November 2018
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Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in pregnancy: A single center experience.

Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg 2018 Nov;24(6):552-556

Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University İstanbul Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul-Turkey.

Background: The aim of this study was to compare the obstetric and surgical outcomes of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) and open appendectomy (OA) performed for pregnant women at a single center. It was the hypothesis of this study that there would be no significant difference in the results.

Methods: The medical records of 57 consecutive pregnant women who underwent an appendectomy between January 2009 and September 2018 were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5505/tjtes.2018.26357DOI Listing
November 2018
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Delaying laparoscopic surgery in pregnant patients with an equivocal acute appendicitis: a step-wise approach does not affect maternal or fetal safety.

Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of General Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Background: Accurate and timely diagnoses of acute appendicitis (AA) during pregnancy avoids maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. We present our experience of using an initial transabdominal ultrasound (US) performed at presentation to diagnose AA in pregnant patients as well as the value of a delayed repeat study in those who remain equivocal. We explore the sensitivity and specificity of this algorithm as well as the maternal and fetal safety of this approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00464-018-6600-7DOI Listing
December 2018
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Comparison of endocrinological and cytokine response to trauma in laparoscopic and conventional appendectomy in patients with acute appendicitis.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 Nov 29;7. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Purpose: In this study, we compared the endocrine and cytokine reaction of the patients which laparoscopic and conventional appendectomy was done for acute appendicitis.

Materials And Method: 50 patients who were operated for acute appendicitis in Ankara Atatürk Research and Training Hospital between the dates December 2013 and February 2014 were enrolled and grouped as either laparoscopic or conventional. Serum ACTH, IL-6 and CRP levels were obtained at induction of anesthesia and postoperative 6th hour. Read More

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November 2018
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Population Level Analysis of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction: Sustained Advantage of a Laparoscopic Approach.

Ann Surg 2018 Nov 29. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effects of open versus laparoscopic surgery on the development of adhesive small bowel obstruction (aSBO).

Summary Background Data: aSBO is a significant contributor to short and long-term postoperative morbidity. Laparoscopy has demonstrated a protective effect in colorectal surgery, but these effects have not been generalized to other abdominal procedures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003107DOI Listing
November 2018

Laparoscopic versus open surgery for suspected appendicitis.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2018 11 28;11:CD001546. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM) - Department for Evidence-based Health Services Research, University Witten/Herdecke, Ostmerheimer Str. 200 (Building 38), Cologne, Germany, 51109.

Background: The removal of the acute appendix is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Open surgery associated with therapeutic efficacy has been the treatment of choice for acute appendicitis. However, in consequence of the evolution of endoscopic surgery, the operation can also be performed with minimally invasive surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001546.pub4DOI Listing
November 2018
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The diagnostic values of procalcitonin and interleukin 6 in acute appendicitis.

Turk J Surg 2018 Nov 20:1-3. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Surgery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

Objective: Despite the recent use of computed tomography scan and diagnostic laparoscopy, acute appendicitis is still highly misdiagnosed. Timely diagnosis of acute appendicitis is more crucial in children and elderly patients because of vague symptoms and rapid progression to perforation in these age groups, which may result in high rates of morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to find the diagnostic values of procalcitonin and interleukin 6 (IL-6) for diagnosing acute appendicitis in our center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.4113DOI Listing
November 2018
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Mortality after emergency abdominal surgery in a non-metropolitan Australian centre.

Aust J Rural Health 2018 Dec 25;26(6):408-415. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of General Surgery, Mount Gambier General Hospital, Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: Emergency abdominal surgery has poorer outcomes and higher mortality rates, compared with elective surgery. Serious morbidity or mortality occurs in up to 40% of patients. No information is available with regard to the outcome of patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery in rural Australia. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ajr.12428
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajr.12428DOI Listing
December 2018
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Chronic Urinary Retention due to Fowler's Syndrome.

European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2018 Jan 18;6(1):e77-e80. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Motol University Hospital, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Fowler's syndrome (FS) is a rare cause of chronic urinary retention in teenage girls and young women. We present a case of a 14-year-old girl who presented at our hospital 2 weeks after uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy. The girl complained of reduced urinary frequency and prolonged micturition time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1672147DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6193800PMC
January 2018
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Estimating the Incidence of Stray Energy Burns during Laparoscopic Surgery based on Two Statewide Databases and Retrospective Rates: An Opportunity to Improve Patient Safety.

Surg Technol Int 2018 Nov 23;34. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Jordan Valley Medical Center, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgeons, Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal, Bariatric, and Trauma Surgery IASIS Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT.

Background: The growth of laparoscopic surgery has increased the use of laparoscopic electrosurgical devices based on radiofrequency current. Despite an improvement in most post-operative outcomes, the use of these devices can be associated with inadvertent thermal or mechanical injuries, also called accidental punctures and lacerations (APLs). APLs can occur through either operator error or system error, including insulation failure or capacitive coupling resulting in stray energy burns. Read More

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November 2018
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Outcomes and Costs of Common Surgical Procedures at Children's and Nonchildren's Hospitals.

J Surg Res 2018 Dec 3;232:63-71. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California; Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California; Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, California. Electronic address:

Background: Variations in the management of pediatric patients at children's hospitals (CHs) and non-CHs (NCHs) have been well described, especially within the trauma literature. However, little is known about the outcomes and costs of common general surgical procedures at NCHs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of CH designation on the outcomes and costs of appendectomy and cholecystectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.06.021DOI Listing
December 2018
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Preoperative Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder Is Associated With Increased Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery.

J Surg Res 2018 Dec 8;232:587-594. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Background: In North America, the prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disorder ranges from 18.1% to 27.8%. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.07.051DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6251493PMC
December 2018
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Same-Day Discharge for Nonperforated Appendicitis in Children: An Updated Institutional Protocol.

J Surg Res 2018 Dec 18;232:346-350. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Department of Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Electronic address:

Background: The evolving demands of our current health care system for enhanced efficiency and safety while decreasing hospital length of stay has led to our institutional protocol for same-day discharge (SDD) after laparoscopic appendectomy. We have previously demonstrated a 28% rate of SDD in children with nonperforated appendicitis. The purpose of our study is to assess the effectiveness of a mature protocol for SDD by evaluating discharge success, duration of hospital stay, and readmission rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.06.057DOI Listing
December 2018
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Occurrence and Treatment of Pediatric Appendicitis in Finland 2004-2014.

J Surg Res 2018 Dec 30;232:33-38. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Heart Center, Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland; Research Center of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.

Background: We aimed to investigate the trends in occurrence and the treatment approaches of appendicitis in Finnish children.

Material And Methods: All patients aged <16 y hospitalized for appendicitis in Finland in 2004-2014 were included. Data were retrospectively collected from the Finnish Care Register for Health Care and Statistics Finland. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.06.010DOI Listing
December 2018
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Predicting factors of postoperative complications in appendectomies.

Rev Col Bras Cir 2018 Nov 14;45(5):e19. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Faculdade de Medicina, Pelotas, RS, Brasil.

Objective: to evaluate the main risk factors for postoperative complications in patients undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis.

Methods: we retrospectively analyzed 1241 patients undergoing open or laparoscopic appendectomy. Patients were allocated to four groups: Group 1, without postoperative complications, and Groups 2, 3, and 4, with postoperative complications defined according to their severity, following Clavien-Dindo classification (I, II, and ≥III, respectively). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-6991e-20181920DOI Listing
November 2018
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Feculent Empyema after Laparoscopic Appendectomy.

Am Surg 2018 Apr;84(4):e150-e152

Department of General Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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April 2018
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A randomized double blinded study to determine the effectiveness of utilizing intraperitoneal bupivacaine: Does it reduce postoperative opioid use following laparoscopic appendectomy?

Am J Surg 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Metro Health University of Michigan Health, 5900 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI, 49519, USA.

Background: Improving postoperative pain control may lead to improved outcomes including decreased opioid use, shorter hospital stays, and improved patient satisfaction. This study examined the effects of instilling intraperitoneal bupivacaine following laparoscopic appendectomy.

Methods: In this prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, patients with appendicitis were randomized to receive either the bupivacaine or normal saline instilled at the appendectomy site prior to close. Read More

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October 2018
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Is postponed laparoscopic appendectomy justified for patients with acute appendicitis?

Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Division of Surgery, Fujinomiya City General Hospital, Fujinomiya, Japan.

Introduction: Recent meta-analyses revealed that laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is a feasible procedure even for patients with complicated appendicitis. More than a few patients with acute appendicitis arrive at the hospital during night shifts and have their operation postponed for various reasons. However, the feasibility and disadvantages of this so-called "postponed laparoscopic appendectomy" (PLA) remain controversial. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/ases.12670
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November 2018
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Mini-Incision Open Appendectomy with Incision Skin Tissue Retractor vs. Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Retrospective Study of the Management of Child Acute Appendicitis.

Adv Ther 2018 Dec 13;35(12):2176-2185. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Surgery, National Children's Medical Center, Beijing Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100045, China.

Introduction: This study aims to compare the clinical effects of an incision skin tissue retractor for mini-incision open appendectomy and laparoscopic surgery for pediatric appendicitis.

Methods: From January 2014 to July 2017, a total of 248 patients were included in the present study. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed for 108 cases (LA group), and mini-incision open appendectomy with an incision skin tissue retractor was performed for 140 cases (MOA-ISTR group). Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12325-018-0829-3
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6267690PMC
December 2018
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Endometriosis of the appendix presenting as acute appendicitis with unusual appearance.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 3;53:211-213. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

University of South Carolina, Department of Surgery, Columbia, SC, United States.

Introduction: Endometriosis of the appendix is an uncommon mimicker of acute appendicitis which makes for a diagnostic dilemma.

Presentation Of Case: We present a rare case of a menstruating woman presenting with classic symptoms of appendicitis, without the characteristic inflammatory changes seen on laparoscopy consistent with appendicitis. Instead, the appendix appeared unusually contracted on itself. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.10.048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6232694PMC
November 2018
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[Appendectomy: open versus laparoscopic versus single port : Evidence for choice of surgical procedure].

Chirurg 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Klinik für Allgemein‑, Viszeral‑, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Klinikum Südstadt, Südring 81, 18059, Rostock, Deutschland.

The treatment of choice in acute appendicitis is still the surgical removal of an inflamed vermiform appendix. There is still some disagreement regarding the optimal access route, i.e. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00104-018-0758-3
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November 2018
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Patient-Controlled Nutrition After Abdominal Surgery: Novel Concept Contrary to Surgical Dogma.

Ann Coloproctol 2018 Oct 31;34(5):253-258. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Surgery, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Purpose: According to surgical dogma, patients who are recovering from general anesthesia after abdominal surgery should begin with a clear liquid diet, progress to a full liquid diet and then to a soft diet before taking regular meals. We propose patient-controlled nutrition (PCN), which is a novel concept in postoperative nutrition after abdominal surgery.

Methods: A retrospective pilot study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility and effects of PCN. Read More

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http://coloproctol.org/journal/view.php?doi=10.3393/ac.2018.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6238809PMC
October 2018
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A Randomized Trial to Compare the Conventional Three-Port Laparoscopic Appendectomy Procedure to Single-Incision and One-Puncture Procedure That Was Safe and Feasible, Even for Surgeons in Training.

J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Research Field in Medicine and Health Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences Area, Research and Education Assembly, Kagoshima University , Kagoshima, Japan .

Background: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has emerged; however, the procedures might be complicated for trainees. We compared the clinical outcomes of conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) and single-incision and one-puncture laparoscopic appendectomy (SIOPLA) by attending pediatric surgeons (APSs) and surgeons in training (SITs).

Materials And Methods: We reviewed the clinical outcomes of 72 randomized laparoscopic appendectomies that were consecutively performed by SITs and APSs for a 2-year period. Read More

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https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/lap.2018.0195
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November 2018
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Low-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm Diagnosed during Exploratory Laparoscopy for a Presumed Pelvic Mass.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2018 Nov 8. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut.

Study Objective: To demonstrate a surgical video of laparoscopic management of an appendiceal mass preoperatively misdiagnosed as a pelvic mass. This study was deemed to be exempt from the Yale New Haven Hospital Institutional Review Board.

Design: A step-by-step explanation of the diagnosis and laparoscopic management of an appendiceal mass using an instructive video (Canadian Task Force classification III). Read More

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November 2018
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Laparoscopic Resection of an Appendix Mucocele in a Breast Cancer Patient.

Case Rep Surg 2018 9;2018:1780342. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Meritus Surgical Specialists, Hagerstown, MD, USA.

Background: Acute appendicitis may be treated with antibiotics, but most surgeons offer laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). Appendiceal mucocele (AMC) is a rare disorder. Surgical removal is recommended due to the risk of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Read More

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2018/1780342/
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198545PMC
October 2018
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Effects of Carbon Dioxide Insufflation and Trendelenburg Position on Brain Oxygenation During Laparoscopy in Children.

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Cigli.

Purpose: Laparoscopic appendectomy has become more popular compared with the open appendectomy in children, but there are limited data on the effects of pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position on cerebral oxygenation. This study was designed to evaluate the changes in cerebral saturation using near-infrared spectroscope during laparoscopic surgery in children.

Methods: The children underwent laparoscopic (LAP Group, n=22) or open appendectomy (OPEN Group, n=22). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SLE.0000000000000593DOI Listing
November 2018
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