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PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208572. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Background: Anastomotic leakage can be classified by free and contained leakage according to clinical manifestations. The risk factors and their comparison between these leakage subtypes are uncertain. This study aims to evaluate anastomotic leakage patterns and to compare clinical features between free and contained leakages after low anterior resection for rectal cancer. Read More
Rev Gastroenterol Peru 2018 Jul-Sep;38(3):261-264
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. Pasto, Nariño, Colombia.
Peritonitis is one of the main complications of abdominal emergencies. Laparoscopy serves both for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of the acute abdomen; in expert hands the morbimortality of this method is minimal.
Objective: The objective is to verify the efficacy of laparoscopy in patients with secondary peritonitis performing a single surgery without the need for reinterventions, ensuring the least damage of the abdominal wall, avoiding laparotomy. Read More
Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Background: Transversus abdominis plane block may improve analgesia after colorectal surgery; however, techniques remain unstandardized and results are conflicting.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare laparoscopic and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block with no block in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
Design: This was a randomized controlled trial. Read More
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Departments of General Surgery.
Although high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric artery is usually kept in the resected specimens, the value of preserving high-ligated pedicle of the inferior mesenteric vein within the resected specimens of the sphincter saving rectal resections for cancer is not well defined. In the current study, patients undergoing open, laparoscopic, and robotic sphincter saving rectal resection for cancer were prospectively included. Lymph node invasion and presence of lymph nodes along the IMV pedicles were analyzed. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1):82-84
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, Maryland.
Background: An estimated 700,000 groin hernia repairs are performed in the United States each year. Studies have shown that up to 50% of patients who undergo groin hernia repair are affected by persistent pain beyond the first few days after surgery. At 2 to 5 years after either open or laparoscopic, mesh or without mesh, 10% to 12% of these patients will have persistent and disabling pain. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1408. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Introduction: Inguinal hernia is one of the most frequent surgical diseases. Currently, with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, new questions arise: what will be the best approach for correction of inguinal hernia? Is there real benefit to the robotic approach?
Objective: To compile results of the published studies that used the robot-assisted technique in the repair of inguinal hernia, analyzing its limitations, complications and comparing it with those of the pre-existing techniques.
Method: The review was performed from the Medline database with the following descriptors: (inguinal hernia repair OR hernioplasty OR hernia) AND (robot OR robotic OR robotic assisted) being retrieved 391 articles. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1406. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Medical School, University of Southern Santa Catarina, Palhoça.
Background: Deep infiltrating colorectal endometriosis may severely affect the quality of life and fertility of patients. Although segmental resection is a therapeutic option that provides positive outcomes in the management of symptoms, its functional effects are still unproven.
Aim: Assess the late impact of the laparoscopic approach in treating deep infiltrating endometriosis with segmental colorectal resection. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1399. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Digestive System Surgery, Municipal Public Server Hospital, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Background: Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles (DMRA) is frequent and may be associated with abdominal wall hernias. For patients with redudant skin, dermolipectomy and plication of the diastasis is the most commonly used procedure. However, there is a significant group of patients who do not require skin resection or do not want large incisions. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1397. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
Background: The increasingly intense usage of technology applied to videosurgery and the advent of robotic platforms accelerated the use of virtual models in training surgical skills.
Aim: To evaluate the performance of a general surgery department's residents in a video-simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy in order to understand whether training with virtual reality is sufficient to provide the skills that are normally acquired in hands-on experience at the operating room.
Methods: An observational study with twenty-five first- and second-year general surgery residents. Read More
Obes Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Service de Chirurgie Générale et Endocrinienne, CHU Lille, Hôpital Huriez, Rue Michel Polonowski, 59000, Lille, France.
Background: The incidence of biliary lithiasis is increased after bariatric surgery due to rapid weight loss . Trans-oral endoscopic management in cases of common bile duct gallstone complication is not possible in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) due to the modified anatomy. Access to the biliary tree after RYGB with a classical direct surgical approach of common bile duct and choledocoscopy can be used, but may be complicated in situations of acute cholangitis because of the fragility of common duct, or in cases of previous cholecystectomy. Read More
Gastric Cancer 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Cancer Institute Ariake Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-10-6 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) might have greater clinical benefits for elderly patients as less invasive surgery; however, there is still little evidence to support its benefit. We evaluated the surgical outcomes of elderly patients in a nationwide prospective cohort study.
Methods: One hundred and sixty-nine participating institutions were identified by stratified random sampling, and were adjusted for hospital volume, type and location. Read More
Case Rep Surg 2018 14;2018:6826079. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Department of Surgery, Nagoya Tokushukai General Hospital, 2-52 Kouzouji-cho kita, Kasugai-City, Aichi 487-0016, Japan.
A 78-year-old woman with lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the ascending colon. Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy was performed without manipulating the catheter. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful, with no shunt-related complications or neurological deficit. Read More
Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 22;9(4):558-564. Epub 2018 Sep 22.
Department of Urology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh India.
To study the current trends of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in terms of demographic characteristics, clinical presentation, staging, mode of management, histopathology, and survival characteristics from a high volume tertiary care teaching institute in North India. We retrospectively reviewed the records of all patients of RCC between January 2006 and December 2015 and variables like age, gender, symptoms, tumor size/location/number, stage, type of surgery, histopathology, and survival characteristics were studied. One hundred forty-four patients were included in the study. Read More
Indian J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec 2;9(4):488-494. Epub 2018 Aug 2.
1Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Colorectal Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr Ernest Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012 India.
The multimodal treatment for advanced rectal adenocarcinoma mandates accurate preoperative staging with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pelvis. Unlike gastric cancer, the role of staging laparoscopy (SL) in advanced colorectal cancer has not been evaluated. This study aims to evaluate the clinical value of SL in treatment decision-making for advanced rectal cancer (RC) with near or complete obstructing tumors. Read More
Am J Surg 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Department of Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA. Electronic address:
Introduction: Several studies demonstrated that simulator-acquired skill transfer to the operating room is incomplete. Our objective was to identify trainee characteristics that predict the transfer of simulator-acquired skill to the operating room.
Methods: Trainees completed baseline assessments including intracorporeal suturing (IS) performance, attentional selectivity, self-reported use of mental skills, and self-reported prior clinical and simulated laparoscopic experience and confidence. Read More
Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
St Mark's Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ.
Introduction: Anastomotic leakage (AL) is often identified 7-10 days after colorectal surgery. However, in retrospect, patients may have abnormalities evident much earlier. This study aims to identify the clinical time-point when AL occurs. Read More
J Robot Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of General, Bariatric, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Distomou Str. 5-7, 15126, Athens, Greece.
Robot-assisted general surgery in Greece and Cyprus coincided with a devastating financial crisis. We hereby present the evolution of the technology in this unwelcoming environment, using data provided to us by the official distributor of the Da Vinci platform in these countries. Read More
Obes Surg 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
General Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA.
Background: Indications and outcomes of bariatric surgery in the elderly remain controversial. We aimed to evaluate and compare safety and early outcomes of bariatric procedures in this age group.
Study Design: We performed a retrospective case-control study of Mayo Clinic bariatric surgery patients from January 1, 2016, to January 31, 2018. Read More
Obes Surg 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Division of Foregut, Bariatric and Advanced GI Surgery, Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, 11794, USA.
Obesity is associated with the development of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia (HH). This study aimed to assess practice patterns regarding concomitant HH repair (HHR) during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). The incidence of concomitant HHR with LSG or LRYGB was analyzed using the 2015 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program database. Read More
J Robot Surg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Beacon Hospital, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Republic of Ireland.
Robotic surgery enhances the precision of minimally invasive surgery through improved three-dimensional views and articulated instruments. There has been increasing interest in adopting this technology to colorectal surgery and this has recently been introduced to the Irish health system. This paper gives an account of our early institutional experience with adoption of robotic colorectal surgery using structured training. Read More
J Robot Surg 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Translational and New Technologies in Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.
Hernia 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, 75185, Uppsala, Sweden.
Purpose: de Garengeot's hernia is a rare entity in which the appendix is located within a femoral hernia and is almost invariably encountered incarcerated in an emergency setting with concomitant appendicitis. In the literature, there are mostly single-case reports. The purpose of the present study was to perform a review of the literature to study the incidence, pathogenesis, demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory and radiological investigations, differential diagnosis, delay in diagnosis and treatment, operative findings, surgical technique, histological findings, the postoperative course, use of antibiotics, and complications regarding de Garengeot's hernia. Read More
Obes Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, No. 95 Yong-an Road, Xi-Cheng District, Beijing, 100050, China.
Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become an increasingly popular metabolic surgical procedure. Alteration in motor gastric function is a fundamental feature following LSG but still remains controversial.
Purpose: To determine the gastric emptying time 3 month after LSG, correlations between gastric emptying time and body weight, weight loss, and glycemia levels, alongside determining predictive factors of weight loss at the 3-month follow-up. Read More
Obes Surg 2018 Dec 8. Epub 2018 Dec 8.
Department of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, China-Japan Union Hospital, Jilin University, Changchun, 130033, China.
Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has been proved to be the most effective treatment strategy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m achieving high remission rates. However, there are few clinical studies on the treatment of T2DM patients with a body mass index less than 30 kg/m by LSG. This study aims to study the effect of LSG on type 2 diabetes mellitus(T2DM) in patients with a body mass index (BMI) less than 30 kg/m. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8109, St. Louis, MO, 63110, USA.
Background: Cost-effectiveness of robotic-assisted surgery is still debatable. Robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair has no clear clinical benefit over laparoscopic repair. We performed a comprehensive cost-analysis comparison between the two approaches for evaluation of their cost-effectiveness in a large healthcare system in the Western United States. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, 88 Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 05505, Republic of Korea.
Background: Recently, laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) has become the standard procedure for resection of left-sided pancreatic tumors. Fluid collection (FC) at the resection margin of the pancreatic stump after LDP is a frequent radiological finding. However, there have been few treatment guidelines and the optimal management for this clinical finding is unclear. Read More
Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.
Background: Paraesophageal hernias (PEH) tend to occur in elderly patients and the assumed higher morbidity of PEH repair may dissuade clinicians from seeking a surgical solution. On the other hand, the mortality rate for emergency repairs shows a sevenfold increase compared to elective repairs. This analysis evaluates the complication rates after elective PEH repair in patients 80 years and older in comparison with younger patients. Read More
Mil Med 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 420 E Superior St, Chicago, IL.
Introduction: Among veterans, prostate cancer is the most common malignancy and has a higher incidence compared to the rest of the nation. No study has compared the effectiveness of Robotic-assisted-laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP) vs. open radical prostatectomy (ORP) in the Veteran's Affairs (VA) hospital setting during the adoption of RALP. Read More
Gastroenterol Res Pract 2018 11;2018:9648674. Epub 2018 Nov 11.
Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
Background And Aims: Laparoscopic approach is recommended as the first-choice option for simple ileocecal resections. However, there are no randomized trials that have focused on patients with Crohn's disease (CD) treated by laparoscopy and enhanced recovery pathway. The aim of the present study is to prospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety, and short-term outcomes of laparoscopy with enhanced recovery pathway for CD patients undergoing ileocecal resection. Read More
Gynecol Oncol Rep 2019 Feb 22;27:8-10. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecology and Gynecologic Subspecialties, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, United States.
Background: Various ovarian neoplasms may show histological findings that are morphologically indistinguishable from adult granulosa cell tumor (AGCT).
Case Presentation: A 36 year-old women presented with left lower extremity pain and numbness. Ultrasound revealed a 10 cm left adnexal mass treated with ovarian cystectomy. Read More
Anesth Pain Med 2018 Oct 3;8(5):e80024. Epub 2018 Sep 3.
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Background: Postoperative pain management is important for the early recovery of the living donor patient. Patient-controlled opioid analgesia, epidural analgesia, or a combination of both is the preferred pain management after abdominal surgery although these approaches have serious side effects. The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been increasingly used for postoperative pain management and the addition of dexamethasone to local anesthetic can prolong the duration of action. Read More
Anesth Pain Med 2018 Oct 27;8(5):e67132. Epub 2018 Oct 27.
Department of Anesthesiology, School of Paramedicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
Background: Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), as one of the complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, occurs in over 40% - 77% of cases. Considering the numerous complications of synthetic drugs, there is a growing tendency towards the use of herbal medicines due to their unique features. Ginger root is one of the herbal compounds effective on nausea and vomiting. Read More
PeerJ 2018 4;6:e5995. Epub 2018 Dec 4.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Taiwan.
Background: Adnexal torsion is a gynecologic emergency that requires surgical treatment. In this study, we reviewed the surgical outcomes of women with adnexal torsion in eastern Taiwan (Hualien county, area 4,629 km, 330,000 residents).
Methods: This retrospective study included 42 women diagnosed with surgically-proven adnexal torsion from January 1, 2010, to September 31, 2015. Read More
J Obes 2018 8;2018:7108075. Epub 2018 Nov 8.
Department of Internal Medicine I, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck 6020, Austria.
Introduction: Obesity and related nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are an emerging health care issue that imposes substantial morbidity to individuals. Growth and differentiation factor 15 () limits food uptake, body weight, and energy balance by modulation of GDNF-family receptor -like (GFRAL) signalling in the hindbrain. However, the regulation of expression in obesity and NAFLD is incompletely understood. Read More
Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep 2018 Dec 11;2018. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, UK.
Pituitary adenomas can be classified as functioning or non-functioning adenomas. Approximately 64% of clinically non-functioning pituitary adenomas are found to be gonadotroph adenomas on immunohistochemistry. There are reported cases of gonadotroph adenomas causing clinical symptoms, but this is unusual. Read More
Local Reg Anesth 2018 15;11:91-109. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Anesthesiology, Rhode Island Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA,
Regional anesthesia is becoming increasingly popular among anesthesiologists in the management of postoperative analgesia following pediatric surgery. The main objective of this review was to systematically evaluate the last 5 years of randomized controlled trials on the role of regional anesthesia techniques in alleviating postoperative pain associated with various pediatric surgical procedures. Forty studies on 2,408 pediatric patients were evaluated. Read More
Clinicoecon Outcomes Res 2018 14;10:761-771. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Medical Devices-Epidemiology, Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA,
Objective: The objective of this study was to explore adhesion-related complications (ARCs) within 1 year after colectomy.
Methods: Using Truven MarketScan® Commercial and Medicare databases, the first inpatient colectomies during 2009-2013 (index) were identified: left, right, partial, transverse, or total. One-year continuous enrollment was required pre and postindex. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (11):39-43
Chair of Faculty-Based Surgery of the Volgograd State Medical University, Volgograd, Russia.
Aim: To improve the outcomes in patients with perforated duodenal ulcers.
Material And Methods: Cohort study included 456 patients with perforated duodenal ulcer. High risk of mortality was determined in 9% of patients (n=40) considering Boey diagnostic criteria (1982, 1987). Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (10):23-26
Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Care of Moscow Healthcare Department, Moscow, Russia.
Aim: To assess laparoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers.
Material And Methods: There were 273 patients with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers who underwent laparoscopy at the Sklifosovsky Research Institute for Emergency Care in 2010-2016. Sample included patients with clinical and instrumental diagnosis of perforated gastroduodenal ulcers, suspected hollow organ perforation including perforated ulcer and other acute abdominal diseases followed by perforated ulcer. Read More
Khirurgiia (Mosk) 2018 (10):18-22
South Regional Medicak Center of Federal Medical-Biological Agency of Russia, Rostov Clinical Hospital, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Aim: To assess an effectiveness of FAST TRACK rehabilitation in patients after laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia.
Material And Methods: There were 87 patients with hiatal hernia who underwent laparoscopic Nissen-Rossetti procedure with wrapping only anterior wall of the stomach. FAST TRACK approach was applied in 49 patients, standard protocol - in 38 cases. Read More
Pol Merkur Lekarski 2018 Nov;45(269):189-191
Maria Skłodowska-Curie Institute - Oncology Center of Warsaw, Poland: Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma.
Primary adrenal leiomyosarcomas are very rare adrenal mesenchymal tumours, only few dozen has been reported in the English language literature so far. We present two cases of patients with primary adrenal leiomyoosarcomas. 80 year-old female admitted with left adrenal tumour with presumptive diagnosis of nonadenoma, laparoscopic adrenalectomy was performed and 85 year-old man who underwent surgical resection by laparotomy of adrenal tumour suspected for adrenal carcinoma. Read More
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Surgery, Hanyang University Guri Hospital, Hanyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Background: There have been reports of favorable results in patients with peritonitis who underwent laparoscopic surgery. The present study evaluated the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in patients with pan-peritonitis.
Materials And Methods: We enrolled 148 patients who underwent open and laparoscopic surgery for pan-peritonitis between January 2015 and December 2017 at Hanyang University Guri Hospital. Read More
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Department of General Surgery, Kaizhou People Hospital, Chongqing, China.
Introduction: The efficacy of melatonin to improve sleep quality after laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains controversial. We conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to explore the influence of melatonin intervention versus placebo on sleep quality after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Methods: We searched PubMed, EMbase, Web of Science, EBSCO, and Cochrane library databases through July 2018 for randomized controlled trials assessing the effect of melatonin intervention versus placebo on sleep quality after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
The Department of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery, Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
We present our experience in managing mesh infection after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. We analyzed 19 patients with extensive mesh infection treated between 2012 and 2017 via laparoscopic mesh excision after preoperative workup. After mesh removal and insertion of a drain into the preperitoneal space, the peritoneal flap was closed with 3/0 absorbable consecutive suture. Read More
Dis Colon Rectum 2019 Jan;62(1):123-129
IHU-Strasbourg, Institute for Image-Guided Surgery, Strasbourg, France.
Introduction: Technical difficulty and unfamiliar surgical anatomy are the main challenges in transanal total mesorectal excision. Precise 3-dimensional real-time image guidance may facilitate the safety, accuracy, and efficiency of transanal total mesorectal excision.
Technique: A preoperative CT was obtained with 10 skin fiducials and further processed to emphasize the border of the anatomical structure by 3-dimensional modeling and pelvic organ segmentation. Read More
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
Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 2018 ;115(12):1063-1068
Department of Medical Oncology, Shizuoka General Hospital.
A 65-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with dermatomyositis presented to the hospital with a small bowel mass. She had tested positive for fecal occult blood test and anemia at a medical checkup;therefore, computerized tomography (CT) was performed at the previous hospital and it had revealed thickening of the intestinal wall. Abdominal contrast-enhanced CT, single-balloon assisted enteroscopy, and biopsy led to a diagnosis of poorly differentiated jejunal adenocarcinoma. Read More
Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 30;54:75-78. Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Department of Pediatric and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål, P.O. box 4950, 0424 Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
Introduction: About 1% of paraesophageal hernias (PEH) require emergency surgery due to obstruction or gangrene. We present two complicated cases of incarcerated PEH. Presentation of cases: A patient aged 18 with trisomy 21 was admitted after four days of vomiting and epigastric pain. Read More
Int J Surg 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
General Surgery Department, University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Carvalho Aguiar Street, Number 255, São Paulo, SP, 05422-090, Brazil.
Background: To evaluate the effectiveness of virtual reality simulator (VRS) training compared to box-trainer training (BT) for learning outcomes in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques.
Materials And Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed using CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Scopus, CINAHL, LILACS. The primary outcomes were time to perform MIS and performance score in MIS. Read More
Acta Biomater 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Laboratory of Biomaterials, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. Electronic address:
Postoperative adhesion is a relevant clinical problem that causes a variety of clinical complications after abdominal surgery. The objective of this study is to develop a liquid-type antiadhesion agent and evaluate its efficacy in preventing tissue adhesion in a rat peritoneal adhesion model. The liquid-type agent was prepared by submicron-sized emulsification of C17 glycerin ester (C17GE), squalene, pluronic F127, ethanol, and water with a high-pressure homogenizer. Read More