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European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793287/early-discharge-programme-on-hospital-at-home-evaluation-for-patients-with-immediate-postoperative-course-after-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Marcos Pajarón-Guerrero, Manuel Francisco Fernández-Miera, Juan Carlos Dueñas-Puebla, Carmen Cagigas-Fernández, Iciar Allende-Mancisidor, Lidia Cristóbal-Poch, Manuel Gómez-Fleitas, Maria Asuncion Manzano-Peral, Carmen Rosa Gonzalez-Fernandez, Ana Aguilera-Zubizarreta, Pedro Sanroma-Mendizábal
BACKGROUND: To audit the safety of the early hospital discharge care model offered by a Hospital-at-home (HAH) unit during early postoperative follow-up of these patients, and to determine whether this care model is more efficient compared to the traditional care model. METHODS: A prospective study of 50 patients included consecutively for 1 year in an early discharge programme after laparoscopic colorectal surgery was performed. As of day 3 after surgery, if the patient met the relevant inclusion criteria they were transferred to the HAH unit...
August 9, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746936/defining-standards-in-experimental-microsurgical-training-recommendations-of-the-european-society-for-surgical-research-essr-and-the-international-society-for-experimental-microsurgery-isem
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René H Tolba, Zoltán Czigány, Suzanne Osorio Lujan, Mihai Oltean, Michael Axelsson, Yelena Akelina, Antonio Di Cataldo, Iren Miko, Istvan Furka, Uta Dahmen, Eiji Kobayashi, Mihai Ionac, Norbert Nemeth
BACKGROUND: Expectations towards surgeons in modern surgical practice are extremely high with minimal complication rates and maximal patient safety as paramount objectives. Both of these aims are highly dependent on individual technical skills that require sustained, focused, and efficient training outside the clinical environment. At the same time, there is an increasing moral and ethical pressure to reduce the use of animals in research and training, which has fundamentally changed the practice of microsurgical training and research...
July 26, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624825/intraoperative-real-time-assessment-of-liver-function-with-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging
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Hajime Narasaki, Takehiro Noji, Hideyuki Wada, Yuma Ebihara, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Eiichi Tanaka, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
BACKGROUND: Postoperative liver failure is a serious complication after major hepatectomy, and perioperative prediction of its incidence using current technology is still very difficult. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging allows quantitative assessment of the fluorescent signal from indocyanine green (ICG) in regions of interest on the liver surface. This method might offer a new promising modality for evaluating regional liver reserve. However, data are lacking regarding the relationship between liver function and fluorescent signals on the liver surface after intravenous ICG injection...
June 17, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564653/skin-perfusion-changes-within-12-h-after-axillary-plexus-block
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Andrea Wenger, Amro Amr, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Jens Rothenberger
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: An improvement of the blood flow would be beneficial in microvascular upper-extremity reconstruction and in digit replantation. In the present work, skin perfusion changes and their duration due to axillary plexus block were quantified. METHODS: The peripheral blood flow of the upper extremities in 20 patients undergoing trapeziectomy under axillary plexus block was analyzed. RESULTS: Laser Doppler spectrophotometry was used to measure perfusion factors over a 12-h period, with the contralateral hand acting as the control...
June 1, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494462/in-vitro-growth-pattern-of-primary-human-osteoblasts-on-calcium-phosphate-and-polymethylmethacrylate-based-bone-cement
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Johannes Schauwecker, Mark Bock, Florian Pohlig, Heinz Mühlhofer, Jutta Tübel, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Chlodwig Kirchhoff
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and calcium phosphate (Ca-P) cements are widely used for arthroplasty surgery and augmentation of bone defects. However, aseptic implant loosening in absence of wear-induced osteolysis indicates an unfavourable interaction between the cement surface and human osteoblasts. Our underlying hypothesis is that cement surfaces directly modify cell viability, proliferation rate, and cell differentiation. METHODS: To test this hypothesis, we examined primary human osteoblasts harvested from six individuals...
May 12, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433997/argon-delays-initiation-of-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-rats
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Tom Florian Ulmer, Athanassious Fragoulis, Henriette Dohmeier, Andreas Kroh, Anne Andert, Christian Stoppe, Hamid Alizai, Christian Klink, Mark Coburn, Ulf Peter Neumann
BACKGROUND: The liver can heal up to restitutio ad integrum following damage resulting from various causes. Different studies have demonstrated the protective effect of argon on various cells and organs. To the best of our knowledge, the organ-protective effects of the noble gas argon on the liver have not yet been investigated, although argon appears to influence signal paths that are well-known mediators of liver regeneration. We hypothesized that argon inhalation prior to partial hepatectomy (70%) has a positive effect on the initiation of liver regeneration in rats...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433992/the-aachen-minipig-phenotype-genotype-hematological-and-biochemical-characterization-and-comparison-to-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig
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Kerstin Pawlowsky, Lisa Ernst, Julia Steitz, Thaddäus Stopinski, Babette Kögel, Anna Henger, Reinhart Kluge, René Tolba
BACKGROUND: The pig is one of the most frequently used large animal models for biomedical research, especially in the field of translational research and surgical models. While standard livestock breeds are used in short-term and acute studies, minipig breeds are the preferred breeds in long-term and chronic studies due to their limited growth and body weight. OBJECTIVE: In consideration of the 3R principle (refinement, reduction, replacement) and the increasing demand, the aim of this study was to generate a new, robust, non-specific-pathogen-free minipig breed, the Aachen minipig...
April 22, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301852/high-fat-diet-in-the-absence-of-obesity-does-not-aggravate-surgically-induced-lymphoedema-in-mice
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Epameinondas Gousopoulos, Sinem Karaman, Steven T Proulx, Kristin Leu, Dorina Buschle, Michael Detmar
BACKGROUND: Lymphoedema represents the cardinal manifestation of lymphatic dysfunction and is associated with expansion of the adipose tissue in the affected limb. In mice, high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity was associated with impaired collecting lymphatic vessel function, and adiposity aggravated surgery-induced lymphoedema in a mouse model. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether adiposity is necessary to impair lymphatic function or whether increased lipid exposure alone might be sufficient in a surgical lymphoedema model...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297697/evaluation-of-infection-resistance-of-biodegradable-versus-conventional-annuloplasty-rings-in-an-in-vivo-rat-subcutaneous-model
#9
Ilhan Ozgol, Burak Can Depboylu, Aybala Tongut, Sinem Ozdemir, Yasar Bagdatlı, Sanaz Ainechi, Buge Oz, Jean-Claude Pache, Selim Erenturk, Afksendiyos Kalangos, Ali Can Hatemi, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable atrioventricular annuloplasty rings are theoretically more infection resistant due to their intra-annular implantation technique and nonporous structures (monofilament of poly-1,4-dioxanone). The aim of this study was to investigate the infection resistance of a biodegradable annuloplasty ring (Kalangos-Bioring®) in a rat subcutaneous implantation model and to compare it with a commonly used conventional annuloplasty ring (Edwards Physio II®). METHODS: This study included 32 Wistar albino rats which were divided into 2 groups according to the implantation of sterile or infected annuloplasty rings as control and study groups...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285307/134th-congress-of-the-german-society-of-surgery-dgch-march-21-24-2017-munich-germany-abstracts
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2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273657/a-high-ki67-bcl2-index-could-predict-lower-disease-free-and-overall-survival-in-intestinal-type-gastric-cancer
#11
Kyueng-Whan Min, Dong-Hoon Kim, Byoung Kwan Son, Dong Hyun Kim, Eun-Kyung Kim, Jinwon Seo, Sang Bong Ahn, Yun Ju Jo, Young Sook Park, Junghoon Ha
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneity of gastric cancer makes the identification of potential prognostic indicators particularly important. The Ki67 and BCL2 proteins are known prognostic markers for different types of cancer. Ki67 is associated with cell proliferation, whereas BCL2 has antiproliferative roles. A combined marker based on these opposite functions might provide improved prognostic information in gastric cancer. METHOD: Ki67 and BCL2 expression was assessed in 276 gastric adenocarcinoma tissue microarrays...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273656/animal-models-for-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-achievements-and-future-perspectives
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Andras Budai, Andras Fulop, Oszkar Hahn, Peter Onody, Tibor Kovacs, Tibor Nemeth, Miklos Dunay, Attila Szijarto
BACKGROUND: Since 2012, Associated Liver Partition and Portal vein ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) has been standing in the limelight of modern liver surgery and numerous questions have been raised regarding this novel approach. On the one hand, ALPPS has proved to be a valuable method in the treatment of hepatic tumors, while on the other hand, there are many controversies, such as high mortality and morbidity rates. Further surgical research is essential for a better understanding of underlying mechanisms and for enhancing patient safety...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125808/coagulation-management-in-jersey-calves-an-ex-vivo-study
#13
Sabine Gröning, Judith Maas, Svenja van Geul, Rolf Rossaint, Ulrich Steinseifer, Oliver Grottke
OBJECTIVE: Jersey calves are frequently used as an experimental animal model for in vivo testing of cardiac assist devices or orthopedic implants. In this ex vivo study, we analyzed the coagulation system of the Jersey calves and the potential of human-based coagulation management to circumvent perioperative bleeding complications during surgery. Experimental Procedure: Blood from 7 Jersey calves was subjected to standard laboratory tests and thromboelastometry analysis. An ex vivo model of dilutional coagulopathy was used to study the effects of fibrinogen or prothrombin complex concentrate supplementation...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110328/impact-of-medical-tv-shows-on-preprocedural-fear-of-surgical-in-house-patients
#14
Kai Witzel, Horst J Koch, Cornelia Kaminski
Background and Hypotheses: The growing number of medical television series and the increasing amount of time people spend watching TV will have an influence on what they expect from their treatment in a hospital. We suspect that reality as presented in the media and the actual reality of hospitals are not always conceived of as two different worlds. Many medical TV shows present dramatic, life-threatening operations much more often than they occur in reality. Patients who frequently watch such shows might be induced to believe that even routine operations are often dangerous, which could result in higher levels of fear before such an operation...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056458/selective-m2-macrophage-depletion-leads-to-prolonged-inflammation-in-surgical-wounds
#15
Kerstin Klinkert, Derek Whelan, Anthony J P Clover, Anne-Laure Leblond, Arun H S Kumar, Noel M Caplice
BACKGROUND: A prolonged inflammatory phase is seen in aberrant wound healing and in chronic wounds. Macrophages are central to wound healing. Distinct macrophage subtypes have differing roles both in initial inflammation and in later tissue repair. Broadly, these cells can be divided into M1 and M2 macrophages. M2 macrophage proliferation and differentiation is regulated by colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) signalling and can be blocked by GW2580, a competitive cFMS kinase inhibitor, thereby allowing for analysis of the effect of M2 blockade on progression of surgical wounds...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002822/the-vegfr-inhibitor-cediranib-improves-the-efficacy-of-fractionated-radiotherapy-in-a-colorectal-cancer-xenograft-model
#16
Elodie Melsens, Bert Verberckmoes, Natacha Rosseel, Christian Vanhove, Benedicte Descamps, Piet Pattyn, Wim Ceelen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Radiotherapy (RT) increases local tumor control in locally advanced rectal cancer, but complete histological response is seen in only a minority of cases. Antiangiogenic therapy has been proposed to improve RT efficacy by "normalizing" the tumor microvasculature. Here, we examined whether cediranib, a pan-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, improves microvascular function and tumor control in combination with RT in a mouse colorectal cancer (CRC) model...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974711/skin-wound-healing-an-update-on-the-current-knowledge-and-concepts
#17
REVIEW
Heiko Sorg, Daniel J Tilkorn, Stephan Hager, Jörg Hauser, Ursula Mirastschijski
BACKGROUND: The integrity of healthy skin plays a crucial role in maintaining physiological homeostasis of the human body. The skin is the largest organ system of the body. As such, it plays pivotal roles in the protection against mechanical forces and infections, fluid imbalance, and thermal dysregulation. At the same time, it allows for flexibility to enable joint function in some areas of the body and more rigid fixation to hinder shifting of the palm or foot sole. Many instances lead to inadequate wound healing which necessitates medical intervention...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884008/left-ventricular-plication-reduces-wall-stress-and-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-in-a-rat-model-of-ischemic-cardiomyopathy
#18
Hidetsugu Asai, Yasushige Shingu, Tomoji Yamakawa, Haruki Niwano, Satoru Wakasa, Tomonori Ooka, Hiroki Kato, Tsuyoshi Tachibana, Yoshiro Matsui
BACKGROUND: The indications of left-ventricular plication (LVP) are controversial, although several studies have reported favorable outcomes in heart failure patients. The aim of this study was to assess left-ventricular (LV) wall stress and myocardial remodeling after LVP in a rat model of myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Sixteen rats underwent LVP by excluding the LV anterior wall scar 4 weeks after ligation of the left anterior descending artery. After 4 weeks, LV wall stress was assessed using transthoracic echocardiography and an LV catheter...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27838689/delivery-of-soluble-heme-oxygenase-1-cell-penetrating-peptide-into-liver-cells-in-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-models-of-cold-ischemia
#19
Ananda Baskaran Venkatachalam, Scott Michael Livingstone, Qianni Hu, Ayush Ray, Caroline Wood, Sanem Cimen, Ian Patrick Joseph Alwayn
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Liver transplantation is the treatment of choice in patients with end-stage liver disease. During liver transplantation, ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) occurs, which is an inevitable consequence of the transplantation process. To reduce the extent of cellular injury, one of the proteins that have been extensively investigated is heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1), which plays an important role in protecting the organs against IRI. The aim of this study was to introduce an active and functional HO-1 protein conjugated to a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) in vitro and ex vivo into liver cells in hypothermic and anoxic conditions and to assert its cytoprotective effects...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658312/diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-for-surface-measurement-of-liver-pathology
#20
Jan H Nilsson, Nina Reistad, Hannes Brange, Carl-Fredrik Öberg, Christian Sturesson
BACKGROUND: Liver parenchymal injuries such as steatosis, steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and sinusoidal obstruction syndrome can lead to increased morbidity and liver failure after liver resection. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) is an optical measuring method that is fast, convenient, and established. DRS has previously been used on the liver with an invasive technique consisting of a needle that is inserted into the parenchyma. We developed a DRS system with a hand-held probe that is applied to the liver surface...
2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
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