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Pancreas Transplantation: Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):87-101

Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 330 Trent Drive Room 217, DUMC Box 3512, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address:

Pancreas transplantation treats insulin-dependent diabetes with or without concurrent end-stage renal disease. Pancreas transplantation increases survival versus no transplant, increases survival when performed as simultaneous pancreas-kidney versus deceased-donor kidney alone, and improves quality of life. Careful donor and recipient selection are paramount to good outcomes. Read More

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February 2019
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Pediatric Abdominal Organ Transplantation.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):73-85

Surgery, Solid Organ Transplant Program, Children's Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, MC B2.02, 1935 Medical District Drive, Dallas, TX 75235, USA. Electronic address:

Pediatric liver and kidney transplantation have become the standard and accepted treatment for children with end-stage renal and liver disease. Since the first successful kidney transplant in 1954 by Dr Joseph Murray and the first liver transplant by Dr Thomas Starzl, the scope of indications for visceral organ transplantation as well as the range of recipient and donor ages has expanded. The first pediatric liver and kidney transplants, simultaneous multivisceral transplants, living-donor and donation-after-cardiac-death organs have evolved rapidly into the standard of care for end-stage renal and liver failure in children. Read More

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February 2019
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Liver Transplantation: Patient Selection, Perioperative Surgical Issues, and Expected Outcomes.

Authors:
Erin Maynard

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):65-72

Oregon Health and Science University, 3181 Southwest Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. Electronic address:

Liver transplant rates are at an all-time high, with nearly 8000 liver transplants in 2015. Despite the increasing number of liver transplants performed per year, there is a widening gap of supply and demand on limited donor resources. Patient selection is a complex but necessary process to evaluate patients who will benefit from liver transplant while minimizing futile transplants. Read More

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February 2019
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Posttransplant Malignancy.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):49-64

Department of Transplantation, Piedmont Transplant Institute, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital MTP Mason Transplant, 1968 Peachtree Road Northwest, Building 77, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA.

Posttransplant malignancy is a leading cause of death after solid organ transplantation (SOT). Recipients of SOT are at significantly higher risk of multiple cancers compared with the general population, most notably nonmelanoma skin cancer and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Risk factors for posttransplant malignancy include history of malignancy, immunosuppression, oncogenic viral infections, sun exposure, and disease-specific associations. Read More

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February 2019
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Living Kidney Donation: Strategies to Increase the Donor Pool.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):37-47

Surgery, Abdominal Transplantation, Stanford University, 750 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Electronic address:

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is a significant health care burden. Although kidney transplantation is the optimal treatment modality, less than 25% of waiting list patients are transplanted because of organ shortage. Living kidney donation can lead to better recipient and graft survival and increase the number of donors. Read More

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February 2019
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Safe Living Following Solid Organ Transplantation.

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Barbra M Blair

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):153-161

Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 110 Francis Street, Suite GB, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Electronic address:

Living safely after organ transplantation starts before transplant and continues after transplant. To minimize a solid organ transplant (SOT) recipient's risk for infection and risk for injury, it is important to plan for numerous potential exposures after transplant. These include potential exposure to others with viral or bacterial illness, potential exposure to food and water sources, participation in recreational activities, resuming sexual activity, living with pets, and opportunities for travel, especially internationally. Read More

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February 2019
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Composite and Multivisceral Transplantation: Nomenclature, Surgical Techniques, Current Practice, and Long-term Outcome.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):129-151

Center for Gut Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A100, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA; Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Desk A100, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:

The successful development of multivisceral and composite visceral transplantation is among the milestones in the recent history of human organ transplantation. All types of gastrointestinal transplantation have evolved to be the standard of care for patients with gut failure and complex abdominal pathologic conditions. The outcome has markedly improved over the last 3 decades owing to technical innovation, novel immunosuppression, and better postoperative care. Read More

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February 2019
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Is This Organ Donor Safe?: Donor-Derived Infections in Solid Organ Transplantation.

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Staci A Fischer

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):117-128

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA; Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, 401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Electronic address:

Infection is an inevitable complication of solid organ transplantation. Unrecognized infection may be transmitted from a donor and result in disseminated disease in the immunosuppressed host. Recent outbreaks of deceased donor-derived infections resulting in high rates of mortality and severe morbidity have emphasized the need to be cautious in using donors with possible meningoencephalitis. Read More

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February 2019
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Small Bowel Transplantation.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):103-116

Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3522, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address:

Intestinal and multivisceral transplants are complex technical procedures that present unique challenges in the field of solid organ transplantation. This review aims to highlight the indications, techniques, outcomes, and complications specific to intestinal transplantation. Read More

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February 2019
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Patient Selection for Kidney Transplant.

Surg Clin North Am 2019 Feb;99(1):1-35

Transplant, Immunology and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Vermont, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, USA. Electronic address:

The incidence of end-stage renal disease has continued to increase. Similarly, the number of patients living with a functioning renal allograft has also increased. Transplantation has improved with advances in surgical techniques, immunosuppression, and better control of comorbid conditions. Read More

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February 2019
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Foreword.

Authors:
Ronald F Martin

Surg Clin North Am 2018 12 28;98(6):xiii-xv. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Surgery, York Hospital, 16 Hospital Drive, Suite A, York, ME 03909, USA. Electronic address:

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Future Directions.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1287-1292. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.

Although the utilization of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways has become more prevalent, issues of compliance and implementation remain. Limiting the complexity of new ERAS protocols by maintaining the core elements of ERAS, along with the development of complementary protocols (prehabilitation, the perioperative surgical home, and telemedicine) may improve overall uptake and subsequent patient outcomes. The future directions of ERAS should be centered on improving the dissemination of the practice and ongoing expansion of patient care outside the immediate hospital period. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Surgical Specialties: Gynecologic Oncology.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 21;98(6):1275-1285. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 176F Room 10250, 619 19th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35249-7333, USA. Electronic address:

Many of the enhanced recovery after surgery principles initially developed for colorectal surgery can be successfully applied to gynecologic oncology and lead to significant improvements in perioperative care. Enhanced recovery after surgery guidelines specific to gynecologic oncology were published in 2016 and provide a framework for the development and implementation of institutional protocols. Identification of key stakeholders and a multidisciplinary approach are critical to identifying which principles are best suited for implementation at a particular institution and for ensuring success of the protocol. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Urology.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec;98(6):1265-1274

Department Urology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. Electronic address:

Enhanced recovery after surgery programs were developed as a type of standardized evidence-based perioperative care protocols. The necessity and benefit of clinical care pathways is not a new phenomenon in urology and have been a big part of the evolution of care for urology patients, especially in terms of urologic oncology. This article discusses the key components of evidence-based perioperative care in key urologic procedures. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Hepatobiliary.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1251-1264. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways target specific areas within perioperative patient care in a multidisciplinary and evidence-based manner. Because of the subsequent positive outcomes associated with its use, ERAS has expanded to most surgical subspecialties, including hepatopancreatobiliary surgery. Although certain concepts are universal to all ERAS protocols, there are unique areas of emphasis pertaining to the hepatopancreatobiliary specialties, which will be highlighted throughout this article. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Recent Developments in Colorectal Surgery.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1241-1249. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A30, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been established as a safe and effective tool for early recovery and discharge after colorectal resection. This article reviews the latest additions and refinements to ERAS protocols and also examines those interventions that seem to have limited clinical benefit for colorectal patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Community Hospitals.

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Amanda Hayman

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 28;98(6):1233-1239. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Oregon Clinic, 4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 6N60, Portland, OR 97212, USA; Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239, USA. Electronic address:

Multidisciplinary collaboration and administrative support are essential to enhanced recovery program (ERP) success. The key tenets for ERP are opiate-sparing pain regimen, decreased fasting, and minimizing intravenous fluids. Getting buy-in from community surgeons may be difficult due to varied practice patterns and clinical fragmentation. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Surgical Disparities.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 21;98(6):1223-1232. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Electronic address:

Surgical disparities exist. Certain surgical populations suffer from disproportionately worse access, care, and outcomes in surgery. Opportunities exist to better identify, understand, and reduce these disparities. Read More

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December 2018
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Nursing Perspectives on Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1211-1221. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Quality, Patient Safety and Clinical Effectiveness, UAB Hospital, 619 19th Street South JT1402, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA.

A growing body of evidence suggests that the implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) clinical pathway can accelerate recovery and reduce length of stay through the use of a multimodal program that includes guidelines for optimal pain relief, stress reduction, early nutrition, and early mobilization. The article discusses the importance of the nursing body in improving institutional compliance to ERAS clinical pathway measures and describes specific nursing barriers observed in the ERAS implementation in an academic medical center. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Implementation Strategies, Barriers and Facilitators.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1201-1210. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Quality and Best Practices, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, 149 College Street, 5th Floor, Toronto Ontario M5T 1P5, Canada; Clinical Programs and Quality Initiatives, Cancer Care Ontario, 620 University Avenue, 16th floor, Toronto, ON M5G 2L7, Canada. Electronic address:

Numerous reports have documented the effectiveness of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) pathways in improving recovery and decreasing morbidity and length of stay. However, there is also increasing evidence that ERAS guidelines are difficult to adopt and require the commitment of all members of the perioperative team. Multiple barriers related to limited hospital resources (financial, staffing, space restrictions, and education), active or passive resistance from members of the perioperative team, and lack of data and/or education have been identified. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Intraoperative Fluid Management Strategies.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1185-1200. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, JT 845, 619 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA.

Ideal fluid management is a critical component of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols and should be considered throughout the perioperative period. The goal of preoperative fluid management is for the patient to arrive to the operating room euvolemic. Intraoperative goals of fluid management are to preserve intravascular volume and minimize salt and water uptake through intravenous crystalloid infusions. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Multimodal Strategies for Analgesia.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 22;98(6):1171-1184. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3094, Durham, NC 27710, USA.

Enhanced recovery after surgery is an evidence-based, multimodal approach to the perioperative care of a patient undergoing surgery. These pathways seek to attenuate the stress response to surgery facilitating postoperative recovery. Analgesia is a critical component of these pathways, because optimal pain relief is critical for patients to mobilize quickly after surgery, preventing such complications as infection and thromboembolism. Read More

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December 2018
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Preoperative Preparations for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs: A Role for Prehabilitation.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1149-1169. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Anesthesia, McGill University Health Centre, 1650 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Québec H3G 1A4, Canada. Electronic address:

Preoperative risk assessment is valuable only if subsequent targeted optimization of patient care is allowed. Early assessment of high-risk surgical patients is essential to facilitate appropriate optimization. Preoperative assessment and optimization should not be exclusively focused on patients' comorbidities, but also include nutritional assessment, functional capacity, and promote healthy life style habits that affect surgical outcomes (eg, smoking cessation); it requires a multidisciplinary approach. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Economic Impact and Value.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1137-1148. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Division of General Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation, 1650 Cedar Avenue, L9-404, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4, Canada.

Value in health care is defined as the best outcome that matters to the patient at the lowest cost. Therefore, a valuable intervention is one that either results in better outcomes at the same cost, the same outcomes at lower cost, or in the best-case scenario, better outcomes at lower cost. Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) increase value by improving clinical outcomes without increasing costs. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Its Effects on Patient Reported Outcomes.

Authors:
Jai Bikhchandani

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 28;98(6):1129-1135. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Department of Surgery, St Elizabeth Physicians, St Elizabeth Hospital, 20 Medical Village Drive, Suite 132, Edgewood, KT 41017, USA. Electronic address:

Enhanced recovery programs were developed as a means for improving patient recovery after surgery with a multifaceted approach including several interventions in the perioperative period. There is now sufficient evidence in the literature that enhanced recovery programs have actually shortened hospital length of stay after colorectal surgery. Nonetheless, the impact of these successful programs on patient-reported outcomes like functional recovery and return to baseline quality of life is not known. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Effects on Quality Metrics.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec 24;98(6):1119-1127. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Division of General Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Room HSW1601, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based protocol that aims to decrease the physiologic stress response to surgery and maintain postoperative physiologic function. This best practice bundle plays a significant role in improving surgical quality by impacting important quality metrics such as length of stay, hospital-acquired infections, readmissions, and patient experience. Adherence to ERAS as a collective bundle is more important than individual components in improving quality metrics, and this can only be achieved with data-driven information through auditing and interdisciplinary collaboration. Read More

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December 2018
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Overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: The Evolution and Adoption of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in North America.

Authors:
Julie Thacker

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Dec;98(6):1109-1117

Duke University Health Center, Department of Surgery, DUMC, HAFS 7678, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Electronic address:

Enhanced Recovery is broadly defined as the application of evidence based perioperative care elements for improved surgical outcomes. Demonstration of decreasing surgical stress with innovation of surgical technique, in combination with pressure to drive down health care costs, have coalesced into a unique version of perioperative medicine in the United States. The US government has failed to show interest; there are no performance metrics, no participation requirements, and certainly no monetary incentives for implementation of best perioperative practices. Read More

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December 2018
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Acute Gut Ischemia.

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Bryan A Ehlert

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):995-1004. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 115 Heart Drive, Mail Stop 651, Greenville, NC 27834, USA. Electronic address:

Acute mesenteric ischemia is a surgical emergency commonly caused by embolic or thrombotic occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. Prompt diagnosis, fluid resuscitation, systemic anticoagulation, and mesenteric revascularization are key tenants to the treatment of this lethal condition. Revascularization can be performed via open thromboembolectomy or surgical bypass, endovascular techniques, or a hybrid approach of the 2. Read More

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October 2018
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Volvulus.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 31;98(5):973-993. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Division of Trauma, Emergency General Surgery and Critical Care Surgery, Department of General Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 983280 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA.

Intestinal volvulus, regardless of location, is a rare disease process, but one that requires high suspicion and timely diagnosis given the increased incidence of intestinal necrosis and potential mortality. Most patients with intestinal volvulus require some form of surgical intervention. However, over the last few decades, the work-up and management of intestinal volvulus has changed given constant advancements in technology and patient care. Read More

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October 2018
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Small Bowel Obstruction.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 7;98(5):945-971. Epub 2018 Aug 7.

Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Carilion Clinic Department of Surgery, 1906 Belleview Avenue, Med. Ed., 3rd Floor, Suite 332, Roanoke, VA 24014, USA.

Identifying patients with small bowel obstruction who need operative intervention and those who will fail nonoperative management is a challenge. Without indications for urgent intervention, a computed tomography scan with/without intravenous contrast should be obtained to identify location, grade, and etiology of the obstruction. Most small bowel obstructions resolve with nonoperative management. Read More

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October 2018
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Acid Peptic Disease.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct;98(5):933-944

Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA.

The management of peptic ulcer disease has radically changed over the last 40 years from primarily surgical treatment to medical therapy nearly eliminating the need for elective surgery in these patients. Although there has been a decline in patients requiring acute surgical intervention for complications of peptic ulcer disease (perforation, bleeding, and obstruction), these patients still make up a significant proportion of hospital admissions every year. The modern acute care surgeon must have significant knowledge of the multiple treatment modalities used to appropriately care for these patients. Read More

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October 2018
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Pneumoperitoneum.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct;98(5):915-932

Department of Surgery- Section of General Surgery, 983280 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA.

Pneumoperitoneum has a wide differential diagnosis and presents with varying degrees of severity; however, not all etiologies require operative intervention. It is imperative that all patients with this diagnosis are evaluated by a surgeon. A thorough history, physical examination, and workup, aimed at localization of the source of pneumoperitoneum will ultimately determine the necessary treatments, including the need for operative intervention. Read More

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October 2018
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Pancreatitis.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 17;98(5):895-913. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA. Electronic address:

Acute pancreatitis is an inflammation of the glandular parenchyma of the retroperitoneal organ that leads to injury with or without subsequent destruction of the pancreatic acini. This inflammatory process can either result in a self-limited disease or involve life-threatening multiorgan complications. Chronic pancreatitis consists of endocrine and exocrine gland dysfunction that develops secondary to progressive inflammation and chronic fibrosis of the pancreatic acini with permanent structural damage. Read More

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October 2018
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Acute Biliary Disease.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):877-894. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 4035 Burnett-Womack, Campus Box 7081, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7081, USA.

Acute biliary disease is a ubiquitous acute surgical complaint. General surgeons managing emergency surgical patients must be knowledgeable and capable of identifying and caring for common presentations. This article discusses the work-up, diagnosis, and management of the varying pathologies that make up biliary disease including cholelithiasis, cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia, choledocholithiasis, cholangitis, gallstone pancreatitis, and gallstone ileus. Read More

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October 2018
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Aggressive Soft Tissue Infections.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):1097-1108. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27858, USA.

Necrotizing soft tissue infections (NSTI) are characterized by rapidly progressive infection that causes tissue necrosis with associated sepsis and multisystem organ failure. A rapid diagnosis is essential to decreasing the morbidity and mortality of NSTIs. There must be a high index of suspicion based on history and physical examination. Read More

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October 2018
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Acute Limb Ischemia.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct;98(5):1081-1096

Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Tennessee, 1940 Alcoa Highway, Building E, Suite 120, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA.

This article details the classification of limb ischemia, outlines the numerous causes of limb ischemia, highlights the diagnosis with treatment options and describes common postoperative conditions after limb ischemia intervention. The acute limb ischemia causes in the article are divided into sections including the presentation, diagnosis, and therapy for each cause. The broad limb ischemia causes include embolism, thrombosis, venous obstruction, trauma, and upper-extremity unique pathologic condition. Read More

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October 2018
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Rapid Reversal of Novel Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications in General Surgery Emergencies.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):1073-1080. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-3280, USA.

The reversal of the new class of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is challenging in the emergent perioperative setting. This summary focuses on the reversal of NOACs, determining the emergent nature (risk analysis), and other considerations in reversal. Read More

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October 2018
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Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 17;98(5):1059-1072. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, PO Box 19663, Springfield, IL 62794-9663, USA. Electronic address:

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding entails a range of severity and a multitude of options for localization and control of bleeding. With experience in trauma, critical care, endoscopy, and definitive surgical interventions, general surgeons are equipped to manage this condition in various clinical settings. This article examines traditional and emerging options for bleeding localization and control available to general surgeons. Read More

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October 2018
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The Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):1047-1057. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

General Surgery Residency Program, UnityPoint Health, 1415 Woodland Avenue, Suite 130, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA; General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care, The Iowa Clinic, 1212 Pleasant Street, Suite 211, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA; Trauma Services, UnityPoint Health, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, 1200 Pleasant Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA. Electronic address:

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB), defined as intraluminal hemorrhage proximal to the ligament of Treitz, can range from mild and asymptomatic to massive life-threatening hemorrhage. For the purposes of this article, the authors define an acute UGIB to be one that results in new acute symptoms and is, therefore, potentially life-threatening. UGIB requires a systematic approach to evaluation and treatment, similar to the management of a trauma patient. Read More

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October 2018
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Emergency Presentations of Diverticulitis.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 29;98(5):1025-1046. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Ohio State University, 410 West 10th Avenue, 7th Floor Doan Hall, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.

Acute diverticulitis is a common condition that has been increasing in incidence in the United States. It is associated with increasing age, but the pathophysiology of acute diverticulitis is still being elucidated. It is now believed to have a significant contribution from inflammatory processes rather than being a strictly infectious process. Read More

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October 2018
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Evolution and Current Trends in the Management of Acute Appendicitis.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct 13;98(5):1005-1023. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Department of Translational Science, Creighton University School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA.

The treatment of appendicitis has evolved since the first appendectomy in the eighteenth century. It seems to have come full circle with nonoperative management in the era before frequent surgical interventions, to open surgical interventions, minimally invasive interventions, and now back to a renewed interest in nonoperative management of acute appendicitis. Scoring systems to help refine the diagnosis of acute appendicitis and advances in medical imaging have also changed the management of this condition. Read More

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October 2018
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Foreword.

Authors:
Ronald F Martin

Surg Clin North Am 2018 08 25;98(4):xiii-xv. Epub 2018 Jun 25.

Colonel (ret.), United States Army Reserve, Department of Surgery, York Hospital, 16 Hospital Drive, Suite A, York, ME 03909, USA. Electronic address:

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August 2018
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Sarcomas of the Breast.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 21;98(4):869-876. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo, 100 High Street, C317, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA. Electronic address:

Sarcoma of the breast is extremely rare and differs from epithelial breast carcinomas in staging and treatment. Diagnostic workup includes breast imaging and core biopsy as in breast epithelial carcinoma. Surgical management is often wide local excision in the form of breast conservation if possible for primary breast sarcoma or total mastectomy. Read More

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August 2018
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Role of Operative Management in Stage IV Breast Cancer.

Authors:
Mediget Teshome

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug;98(4):859-868

Department of Breast Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1434, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

The role of operative therapy in stage IV breast cancer continues to evolve with advances in therapy and improvements in survival among this population. Traditionally surgery was performed with palliative intent to alleviate symptoms related to the intact breast primary. Several retrospective studies have challenged this paradigm, demonstrating survival advantage with surgery in de novo metastatic disease. Read More

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August 2018
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Breast Reconstruction.

Authors:
Hani Sbitany

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 28;98(4):845-857. Epub 2018 May 28.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Suite M-593, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. Electronic address:

Breast reconstruction is offered to women undergoing mastectomy or breast conservation, given its safe nature and highly aesthetic reconstructive outcomes. Breast implants are safe, offer flexibility of sizes and projections, and shorter recovery. Autologous flaps allow women to avoid prosthetic devices, using skin and fat to replace breast tissue. Read More

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August 2018
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Evolution of Operative Technique for Mastectomy.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 21;98(4):835-844. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Alabama Birmingham, 510 20th Street South FOT 1153, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. Electronic address:

The radical mastectomy was the mainstay of breast cancer treatment through the majority of the twentieth century. However, as the understanding of breast cancer increased, the indications for more extensive surgical intervention decreased. The mastectomy has evolved so that skin-sparing or nipple-sparing mastectomy can be performed in the majority of women who undergo mastectomy currently. Read More

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August 2018
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Breast Cancer in the Elderly.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 21;98(4):819-833. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1600 Divisadero Street, Second Floor, Box 1710, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA. Electronic address:

With increasing life expectancy and growth of the elderly US population, it becomes paramount that breast cancer research focuses more on the prevention, screening, and treatment of these patients. Age is no longer a cutoff for managing breast cancer in the elderly. Studies have shown the current undertreatment of cancer undermines survival, but the tide is turning to provide evidence-based medicine for the elderly. Read More

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August 2018
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The Evolving Role of Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 28;98(4):801-817. Epub 2018 May 28.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Hazelrig Salter Radiation Oncology Center, 1700 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA. Electronic address:

Throughout various eras of breast cancer therapy, postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) has played an important role in the treatment of locally advanced breast cancer. PMRT decreases locoregional recurrence and may improve overall survival in patients with tumors over 5 cm or positive lymph nodes. As novel cancer therapies improve survival in breast cancer, the role of radiation therapy is evolving. Read More

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August 2018
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Inflammatory Breast Cancer: What to Know About This Unique, Aggressive Breast Cancer.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug 24;98(4):787-800. Epub 2018 May 24.

Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research and Clinic Program, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA; Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Electronic address:

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rare form of breast cancer that accounts for only 2% to 4% of all breast cancer cases. Despite its low incidence, IBC contributes to 7% to 10% of breast cancer caused mortality. Despite ongoing international efforts to formulate better diagnosis, treatment, and research, the survival of patients with IBC has not been significantly improved, and there are no therapeutic agents that specifically target IBC to date. Read More

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August 2018
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Future Developments in Neoadjuvant Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

Surg Clin North Am 2018 Aug;98(4):773-785

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1720 2nd Avenue South, NP 2501, Birmingham, AL 35294-3300, USA. Electronic address:

Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the United States. In general, advances in targeted treatment for breast cancer have improved over the last twenty years, except in the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) subtype. TNBC is an aggressive breast cancer subtype with limited treatment options as compared to hormone positive breast cancers. Read More

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August 2018
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