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Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653239/adapted-eras-pathway-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-perforated-duodenal-ulcer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Subair Mohsina, Dasarathan Shanmugam, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Pankaj Kundra, T Mahalakshmy, Vikram Kate
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of ERAS pathways in patients undergoing emergency simple closure of perforated duodenal ulcer (PDU). METHODS: This single-center, prospective, open-labeled, superiority, RCT was carried out from August 2014 to July 2016. Patients of PDU undergoing open simple closure were randomized preoperatively in 1:1 ratio into standard care and adapted ERAS group. Patients with refractory shock, ASA class ≥3, and perforation size ≥1 cm were excluded...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646334/extent-of-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy-and-survival-in-superficial-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Seong Yong Park, Dae Joon Kim, Taeil Son, Yong Chan Lee, Chang Young Lee, Jin Gu Lee, Kyung Young Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the utility of total mediastinal lymphadenectomy (ML) in superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: The medical records of 129 patients who underwent esophagectomy and lymph node dissection for pathologically confirmed pT1 ESCC between July 2006 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Limited ML, such as traditional 2-field or transhiatal esophagectomy, was performed in 42 patients (group 1), and total ML, including the bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve nodes, was performed in 87 patients (group 2)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646333/feeding-jejunostomy-associated-small-bowel-necrosis-after-elective-esophago-gastric-resection
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Omer S Al-Taan, Robert N Williams, James A Stephenson, Melanie Baker, S Murthy Nyasavajjala, David J Bowrey
BACKGROUND: Feeding jejunostomy has increasingly become a standard adjunctive procedure during major esophago-gastric resections. They provide nutritional support during the post-operative period as required. However, significant early complications have been reported, most notably small bowel necrosis. Literature reports have been restricted to case reports or series. This study aims to determine the frequency of this complication in a cohort of patients undergoing esophago-gastric resection, and identify any difference in the risk of this complication between patients undergoing esophagectomy and gastrectomy...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639155/giant-caudate-lobe-hemangioma
#4
Reilly D Hobbs, Robert E Roses
Liver hemangiomas are the most common benign liver mass and typically asymptomatic and incidentally found. Giant liver hemangiomas are defined as having an overall diameter of >5 cm and more likely to be symptomatic. We present a case of a dominant caudate lobe hemangioma presented with weight loss and abdominal pain.
June 21, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634648/fasciola-hepatica-a-diver-in-the-biliary-tree
#5
Aires Martins, Álvaro Gonçalves, Teresa Almeida, Luís Lopes, Alberto Midões
Fasciola hepatica is an endemic trematode that affects millions of people worldwide. The human being can be an accidental host through consumption of contaminated food or water. The authors present a case of hepatic fascioliasis in a 69-year-old Portuguese woman who recently traveled from Egypt, Brazil, and India.
June 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623447/new-approaches-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#6
William Kethman, Mary Hawn
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the most common gastrointestinal disorder of the esophagus. It is a chronic, progressive disorder that presents most typically with heartburn and regurgitation and atypically with chest pain, dysphagia, chronic cough, globus, or sore throat. The mainstay for diagnosis and characterization of the disorder is esophagoduodenoscopy (EGD), high-resolution esophageal manometry, and symptom-associated ambulatory esophageal pH impedance monitoring...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620749/bundles-prevent-surgical-site-infections-after-colorectal-surgery-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#7
Aleksander Zywot, Christine S M Lau, H Stephen Fletcher, Subroto Paul
INTRODUCTION: Colorectal surgeries (CRS) have one of the highest rates of surgical site infections (SSIs) with rates 15 to >30%. Prevention "bundles" or sets of evidence-based interventions are structured ways to improve patient outcomes. The aim sof this study is to evaluate CRS SSI prevention bundles, bundle components, and implementation and compliance strategies. METHODS: A meta-analysis of studies with pre- and post-implementation data was conducted to assess the impact of bundles on SSI rates (superficial, deep, and organ/space)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616857/mr-imaging-features-of-intestinal-phytobezoar
#8
Lintao Qu, Jun Li, Bin Wang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore MR features and imaging mechanism of intestinal phytobezoar and to deepen the understanding of intestinal phytobezoar. METHODS: Eighteen cases of intestinal phytobezoar (including 15 cases in small intestine and 3 cases in colon) underwent MR examinations. Summing-up and analyzing MR features combinded with intraoperative findings. RESULTS: All 18 cases of intestinal phytobezoar showed irregular shape low signal on T2-weighted image, which was named coke sign in this study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608041/laparoscopic-lavage-in-the-management-of-perforated-diverticulitis-a-contemporary-meta-analysis
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Norman Galbraith, Jane V Carter, Uri Netz, Dongyan Yang, Donald E Fry, Michael McCafferty, Susan Galandiuk
IMPORTANCE: Perforated diverticulitis carries the risk of significant comorbidity and mortality. Although colon resection provides adequate source control, the procedure itself carries morbidity, as well as later stoma reversal procedures. The effectiveness of laparoscopic lavage to treat perforated diverticulitis remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate current studies comparing laparoscopic lavage with colon resection in cases of perforated diverticulitis for the effectiveness in source control, without the need for subsequent interventions, stoma formation, and death...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608040/paraesophageal-hernia-repair-in-the-usa-trends-of-utilization-stratified-by-surgical-volume-and-consequent-impact-on-perioperative-outcomes
#10
Francisco Schlottmann, Paula D Strassle, Marco E Allaix, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: The impact of surgical volume on perioperative results after a paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair has not yet been analyzed. We sought to characterize the trend of utilization of this procedure stratified by surgical volume in the USA, and analyze its impact on perioperative outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective population-based analysis was performed using the National Inpatient Sample for the period 2000-2013. Adult patients (≥18 years old) who underwent PEH repair were included...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597320/diagnostic-laparoscopy-prior-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-pancreatic-cancer-is-high-yield-an-analysis-of-outcomes-and-costs
#11
June S Peng, Jeffrey Mino, Rosebel Monteiro, Gareth Morris-Stiff, Noaman S Ali, Jane Wey, Kevin M El-Hayek, R Matthew Walsh, Sricharan Chalikonda
BACKGROUND: There is currently no standardized regimen for management of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (BRPC), and treatment includes varying sequences of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. This study examines the diagnostic yield and cost of performing staging diagnostic laparoscopy (SDL) prior to neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) in BRPC. METHODS: Sequential patients treated for BRPC between January 2010 and October 2013 were included. SDL was adopted in a staged fashion due to surgeon preference, and included biopsy of visible lesions and washings for cytology...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597319/erratum-to-biliary-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-the-thread-sign
#12
Andrea Peloso, Lorenzo Cobianchi, Tommaso Dominioni, Jacopo Viganò, Anna Gallotti, Alessandro Vanoli, Marcello Maestri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589299/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-clinical-pathway-for-pancreaticoduodenectomy-procedures-a-prospective-cohort-study
#13
Marion van der Kolk, Mark van den Boogaard, Femke Becking-Verhaar, Hettie Custers, Hans van der Hoeven, Peter Pickkers, Kees van Laarhoven
INTRODUCTION: Medical and nursing protocols in perioperative care for pancreaticoduodenectomy are mainly mono-disciplinary, limiting their integration and transparency in a continuous health care system. The aims of this study were to evaluate adherence to a multidisciplinary clinical pathway for all pancreaticoduodenectomy patients during their entire hospital stay and to determine if the use of this clinical pathway is associated with beneficial effects on clinical end points. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in 95 pancreaticoduodenectomy patients treated according to a clinical pathway, including a variance report, compared to a historical control group (n = 52) with a traditional treatment regime...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589298/changes-in-esophageal-motility-after-acupuncture
#14
Felipe M Vieira, Fernando A M Herbella, Daniel H Habib, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine is widely used in the East with good results for the treatment of many diseases. Acupuncture has been increasingly used and recognized as a complementary medical treatment. Some studies on gastrointestinal motility are available; however, acupuncture effect on esophageal motility is still elusive due to the lack of studies with adequate methodology. This study aims to evaluate acupuncture effect on esophageal motility. METHODS: We studied 16 (50% females, mean age 26 years) volunteers...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585107/a-technique-to-define-extrahepatic-biliary-anatomy-using-robotic-near-infrared-fluorescent-cholangiography
#15
Ajay V Maker, Nicholas Kunda
BACKGROUND: Bile duct injury is a rare but serious complication of minimally invasive cholecystectomy. Traditionally, intraoperative cholangiogram has been used in difficult cases to help delineate anatomical structures, however, new imaging modalities are currently available to aid in the identification of extrahepatic biliary anatomy, including near-infrared fluorescent cholangiography (NIFC) using indocyanine green (ICG).1-5 The objective of the study was to evaluate if this technique may aid in safe dissection to obtain the critical view...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585106/portal-vein-embolization-reduces-postoperative-hepatic-insufficiency-associated-with-postchemotherapy-hepatic-atrophy
#16
Kiyohiko Omichi, Suguru Yamashita, Jordan M Cloyd, Junichi Shindoh, Takashi Mizuno, Yun Shin Chun, Claudius Conrad, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Ching-Wei D Tzeng
BACKGROUND: The risk of postoperative hepatic insufficiency (PHI) is increased among patients with significant postchemotherapy hepatic atrophy. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate whether the liver regeneration stimulated by portal vein embolization (PVE) can protect against PHI. METHODS: Clinicopathological features of 177 patients treated with preoperative chemotherapy followed by PVE and hepatectomy were reviewed. Degree of atrophy was defined as the ratio of percentage difference in total liver volume (estimated by manual volumetry) to standardized liver volume...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573358/comparison-of-perioperative-outcomes-between-open-laparoscopic-and-robotic-distal-pancreatectomy-an-analysis-of-1815-patients-from-the-acs-nsqip-procedure-targeted-pancreatectomy-database
#17
Dimitrios Xourafas, Stanley W Ashley, Thomas E Clancy
BACKGROUND: Robotic surgery is gaining acceptance for distal pancreatectomy (DP). Nevertheless, no multi-institutional data exist to demonstrate the ideal clinical circumstances for use and the efficacy of the robot compared to the open or laparoscopic techniques, in terms of perioperative outcomes. METHODS: The 2014 ACS-NSQIP procedure-targeted pancreatectomy data for patients undergoing DP were analyzed. Demographics and clinicopathological and perioperative variables were compared between the three approaches...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567575/analysis-of-the-cost-effectiveness-of-laparoscopic-pancreatoduodenectomy
#18
Michael H Gerber, Daniel Delitto, Cristina J Crippen, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Jose G Trevino, Jessica L Cioffi, Steven J Hughes
OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if laparoscopic pancreatoduodenectomy (LPD) is a cost-effective alternative to open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD). METHODS: Hospital cost data, discharge disposition, readmission rates, and readmission costs from periampullary cancer patient cohorts of LPD and OPD were compared. The surgical cohorts over a 40-month period were clinically similar, consisting of 52 and 50 patients in the LPD and OPD groups, respectively. RESULTS: The total operating room costs were higher in the LPD group as compared to the OPD group (median US$12,290 vs US$11,299; P = 0...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567574/differences-in-effectiveness-and-use-of-robotic-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-minimally-invasive-colectomy
#19
M Schootman, S Hendren, T Loux, K Ratnapradipa, J M Eberth, N O Davidson
BACKGROUND: We compared patient outcomes of robot-assisted surgery (RAS) and laparoscopic colectomy without robotic assistance for colon cancer or nonmalignant polyps, comparing all patients, obese versus nonobese patients, and male versus female patients. METHODS: We used the 2013-2015 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to examine a composite outcome score comprised of mortality, readmission, reoperation, wound infection, bleeding transfusion, and prolonged postoperative ileus...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560705/patient-centered-outcome-instruments-in-esophageal-and-gastric-surgery
#20
Livingstone Dore, Blake Fernandez, Vic Velanovich
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 30, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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