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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230248/effectiveness-of-early-administration-of-tranexamic-acid-in-patients-with-severe-trauma
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A Shiraishi, S Kushimoto, Y Otomo, H Matsui, A Hagiwara, K Murata
BACKGROUND: A reduction in mortality with the early use of tranexamic acid has been demonstrated in severely injured patients who are bleeding. However, the modest treatment effect with no reduction in blood transfusion has raised concerns. The aim of the present study was to estimate the effectiveness of regular use of tranexamic acid in severely injured patients. METHODS: This multicentre observational study used retrospectively collected data from consecutive injured patients (Injury Severity Score at least 16) treated in 15 Japanese academic institutions in 2012...
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230231/the-future-for-laparoscopic-rectal-cancer-surgery
#2
A R L Stevenson
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February 23, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221670/endophlebectomy-of-the-common-femoral-vein-and-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-as-adjuncts-to-venous-stenting-for-post-thrombotic-syndrome
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M A F de Wolf, H Jalaie, J H H van Laanen, R L M Kurstjens, M J S Mensinck, M J de Geus, A Gombert, R de Graaf, C H A Wittens
BACKGROUND: Good results have been reported for angioplasty and stenting of post-thrombotic lesions of the iliac and proximal femoral veins. If lesions at the origin of the superficial femoral and profunda veins are stented, the intraluminal synechiae can be pushed against the orifices of inflow vessels, potentially decreasing stent inflow. Surgical disobliteration of the common femoral vein (endophlebectomy) has been suggested to mitigate this problem. Because of a temporary increase in thrombogenicity, this procedure may be accompanied by arteriovenous fistula creation...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218406/randomized-clinical-trial-of-mesh-fixation-with-glue-or-sutures-for-lichtenstein-hernia-repair
#4
C Hoyuela, M Juvany, F Carvajal, A Veres, D Troyano, M Trias, A Martrat, J Ardid, J Obiols, M López-Cano
BACKGROUND: Pain is the most likely reason for delay in resuming normal activities after groin hernia repair. The primary aim of this study was to determine whether the use of glue to fix the mesh instead of sutures reduced acute postoperative pain after inguinal hernia repair. Secondary objectives were to compare postoperative complications, chronic pain and early recurrence rates during 1-year follow-up. METHODS: Some 370 patients who underwent Lichtenstein hernia repair were randomized to receive either glue (Histoacryl®) or non-absorbable polypropylene sutures for fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218394/cross-sectional-observational-study-of-the-availability-of-evidence-supporting-novel-implantable-devices-used-in-gastrointestinal-surgery
#5
S J Chapman, B Shelton, M Maruthappu, P Singh, P McCulloch, A Bhangu
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting the implementation of novel surgical devices is unstandardized, despite recommendations for assessing novel innovations. This study aimed to determine the proportion of novel implantable devices used in gastrointestinal surgery that are supported by evidence from RCTs. METHODS: A list of novel implantable devices placed intra-abdominally during gastrointestinal surgery was produced. Systematic searches were performed for all devices via PubMed and clinical trial registries...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218392/acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-1-year-after-major-non-cardiac-surgery
#6
M E O'Connor, R W Hewson, C J Kirwan, G L Ackland, R M Pearse, J R Prowle
BACKGROUND: Even mild and transient acute kidney injury (AKI), defined by increases in serum creatinine level, has been associated with adverse outcomes after major surgery. However, characteristic decreases in creatinine concentration during major illness could confound accurate assessment of postoperative AKI. METHODS: In a single-hospital, retrospective cohort study of non-cardiac surgery, the association between postoperative AKI, defined using the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria, and 1-year survival was modelled using a multivariable Cox proportional hazards analysis...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218385/timing-of-completion-lymphadenectomy-after-positive-sentinel-node-biopsy-in-patients-with-melanoma
#7
C M C Oude Ophuis, A C J van Akkooi, P Rutkowski, W E M Powell, C Robert, A Testori, B L van Leeuwen, P Siegel, A M M Eggermont, C Verhoef, D J Grünhagen
BACKGROUND: Nodal staging with sentinel node biopsy (SNB) and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) provides prognostic information to patients with melanoma and their physicians. It is not known whether the timing of CLND is associated with survival outcome and/or CLND tumour load. This study investigated whether CLND timing is associated with CLND tumour load, disease-free survival (DFS) and/or melanoma-specific survival (MSS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort of patients with SNB-positive melanoma from nine European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Melanoma Group centres undergoing surgery between 1993 and 2009 were examined...
February 20, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206682/cost-effectiveness-of-groin-hernia-repair-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial-comparing-commercial-versus-low-cost-mesh-in-a-low-income-country
#8
J Löfgren, A Matovu, A Wladis, C Ibingira, P Nordin, E Galiwango, B C Forsberg
BACKGROUND: Over 200 million people worldwide live with groin hernia and 20 million are operated on each year. In resource-scarce settings, the superior surgical technique using a synthetic mesh is not affordable. A low-cost alternative is needed. The objective of this study was to calculate and compare costs and cost-effectiveness of inguinal hernia mesh repair using a low-cost versus a commercial mesh in a rural setting in Uganda. METHODS: This is a cost-effectiveness analysis of a double-blinded RCT comparing outcomes from groin hernia mesh repair using a low-cost mesh and a commercially available mesh...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198997/randomized-clinical-trial-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-and-optimization-in-vascular-surgery
#9
J S L Partridge, D Harari, F C Martin, J L Peacock, R Bell, A Mohammed, J K Dhesi
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older patients are undergoing vascular surgery. Inadequate preoperative assessment and optimization may contribute to increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Patients aged at least 65 years scheduled for elective aortic aneurysm repair or lower-limb arterial surgery were enrolled in an RCT of standard preoperative assessment or preoperative comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization. Randomization was stratified by sex and surgical site (aorta/lower limb)...
February 15, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195304/association-between-psychological-health-and-wound-complications-after-surgery
#10
P Britteon, N Cullum, M Sutton
BACKGROUND: Surgical wound complications remain a major cause of morbidity, leading to higher costs and reduced quality of life. Although psychological health is widely considered to affect wound healing, the evidence on wound outcomes after surgery is mixed. Studies generally focus on small samples of patients undergoing a specific procedure and have limited statistical power. METHODS: This study investigated the relationship between three different measures of anxiety and/or depression and seven adverse surgical outcomes using observational data collected before and after surgery between 2009 and 2011...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195303/staging-of-pancreatic-cancer-based-on-the-number-of-positive-lymph-nodes
#11
I Tarantino, R Warschkow, T Hackert, B M Schmied, M W Büchler, O Strobel, A Ulrich
BACKGROUND: The International Study Group on Pancreatic Surgery has stated that at least 12 lymph nodes should be evaluated for staging of pancreatic cancer. The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate whether the number of positive lymph nodes refines staging. METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatectomy for stage I-II pancreatic cancer between 2004 and 2012 were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database. The predictive value of the number of positive lymph nodes for survival was assessed by generalized receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and propensity score-adjusted Cox regression analysis...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195642/functional-mucous-layer-and-healing-of-proximal-colonic-anastomoses-in-an-experimental-model
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J W A M Bosmans, A C H M Jongen, G M H Birchenough, E E L Nyström, M J J Gijbels, J P M Derikx, N D Bouvy, G C Hansson
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage (AL) is the most dreaded complication after colorectal surgery, causing high morbidity and mortality. Mucus is a first line of defence against external factors in the gastrointestinal tract. In this study, the structural mucus protein Muc2 was depleted in genetically engineered mice and the effect on healing of colonic anastomoses studied in an experimental model. METHODS: Mice of different Muc2 genotypes were used in a proximal colonic AL model...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195307/effect-of-obeticholic-acid-on-liver-regeneration-following-portal-vein-embolization-in-an-experimental-model
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P B Olthof, F Huisman, F G Schaap, K P van Lienden, R J Bennink, R F van Golen, M Heger, J Verheij, P L Jansen, S W Olde Damink, T M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: The bile salt-activated transcription factor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a key mediator of proliferative bile salt signalling, which is assumed to play a role in the early phase of compensatory liver growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a potent FXR agonist (obeticholic acid, OCA) on liver growth following portal vein embolization (PVE). METHODS: Rabbits were allocated to receive daily oral gavage with OCA (10 mg/kg) or vehicle (control group) starting 7 days before PVE (n = 18 per group), and continued until 7 days after PVE...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194774/outcome-after-laparoscopic-and-open-resections-of-posterosuperior-segments-of-the-liver
#14
V Scuderi, L Barkhatov, R Montalti, F Ratti, F Cipriani, F Pardo, H Tranchart, I Dagher, F Rotellar, M Abu Hilal, B Edwin, M Vivarelli, L Aldrighetti, R I Troisi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic resection of posterosuperior (PS) segments of the liver is hindered by limited visualization and curvilinear resection planes. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes after open and laparoscopic liver resections of PS segments. METHODS: Patients who underwent minor open liver resection (OLR) and laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) between 2006 and 2014 were identified from the institutional databases of seven tertiary referral European hepatobiliary surgical units...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181674/population-based-study-on-resection-rates-and-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-liver-metastasis-in-norway
#15
J-H Angelsen, A Horn, H Sorbye, G E Eide, I M Løes, A Viste
BACKGROUND: Detailed knowledge about the proportion of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CLM) undergoing resection is sparse. The aim of this study was to analyse cumulative resection rates and survival in patients with CLM. METHODS: For this population-based study of patients developing CLM during 2011-2013, data were extracted from the Norwegian Patient Registry and the Cancer Registry of Norway. RESULTS: A total of 2960 patients had CLM; their median overall survival was 10·9 months...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177521/relationship-between-tumour-size-and-outcome-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#16
D Ansari, M Bauden, S Bergström, R Rylance, G Marko-Varga, R Andersson
BACKGROUND: The size of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) at diagnosis is an indicator of outcome. Previous studies have focused mostly on patients with resectable disease. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between tumour size and risk of metastasis and death in a large PDAC cohort, including all stages. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with PDAC between 1988 and 2013 were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database...
February 8, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176303/association-between-age-and-access-to-immediate-breast-reconstruction-in-women-undergoing-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer
#17
R Jeevan, J P Browne, C Gulliver-Clarke, J Pereira, C M Caddy, J H P van der Meulen, D A Cromwell
BACKGROUND: National guidelines state that patients with breast cancer undergoing mastectomy in England should be offered immediate breast reconstruction (IR), unless precluded by their fitness for surgery or the need for adjuvant therapies. METHODS: A national study investigated factors that influenced clinicians' decision to offer IR, and collected data on case mix, operative procedures and reconstructive decision-making among women with breast cancer having a mastectomy with or without IR in the English National Health Service between 1 January 2008 and 31 March 2009...
February 8, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158901/long-term-symptom-control-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-12-years-after-laparoscopic-nissen-or-180%C3%A2-anterior-partial-fundoplication-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
D J Roks, J A Broeders, R J Baigrie
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic 180° anterior fundoplication has been shown to achieve similar reflux control to Nissen fundoplication, with fewer side-effects, up to 5 years. However, there is a paucity of long-term follow-up data on this technique and antireflux surgery in general. This study reports 12-year outcomes of a double-blind RCT comparing laparoscopic Nissen versus 180° laparoscopic anterior fundoplication for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). METHODS: Patients with proven GORD were randomized to laparoscopic Nissen or 180° anterior fundoplication...
February 3, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140457/assessment-and-validation-of-a-novel-angiographic-scoring-system-for-peripheral-artery-disease
#19
D R Morris, T P Singh, J V Moxon, A Smith, F Stewart, R E Jones, J Golledge
BACKGROUND: Angiography is used routinely in the assessment of lower-limb arteries, but there are few well validated angiographic scoring systems. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a novel angiographic scoring system for peripheral artery disease. METHODS: An angiographic scoring system (the ANGIO score) was developed and applied to a sample of patients from a single vascular surgical department who underwent CT angiography of the lower limbs. The reproducibility of the ANGIO score was compared with those of the Bollinger and Trans-Atlantic inter-Society Consensus (TASC) IIb systems in a series of randomly selected patients...
January 31, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138968/recurrence-after-resection-with-curative-intent-for-distal-cholangiocarcinoma
#20
K Komaya, T Ebata, K Shirai, S Ohira, N Morofuji, A Akutagawa, R Yamaguchi, M Nagino
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted on patterns of recurrence after resection for distal cholangiocarcinoma (DCC). The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and pattern of recurrence after resection of DCC, and to evaluate prognostic factors for time to recurrence and recurrence-free survival (RFS). METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy with curative intent for DCC between 2001 and 2010 at one of 30 hospitals in Japan were reviewed retrospectively, with special attention to recurrence patterns...
January 31, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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