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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324142/a-phase-ii-study-of-partial-and-subtotal-thymectomy-for-thymoma-jart02
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Motoki Yano, Yoshitaka Fujii, Junji Yoshida, Tomoki Utsumi, Hiroyuki Shiono, Motoshi Takao, Masayuki Tanahashi, Yushi Saito
BACKGROUND: We believe the merit of preservation of a part of the thymus following surgery for thymoma. We evaluated the efficacy of partial or subtotal thymectomy for early-stage thymoma in the prospective study. METHODS: The Japanese Association for Research on the Thymus conducted a multiple institutional study of thymectomy for thymoma localized in the thymus without total thymectomy. Patients without autoimmune disease who had an anterior mediastinal tumor that had been clinically diagnosed as an early-stage thymoma were enrolled in the study...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324141/early-hepatic-artery-thrombosis-after-liver-transplantation-what-is-the-impact-of-the-arterial-reconstruction-type
#2
Astrid Herrero, Regis Souche, Emmanuel Joly, Gildas Boisset, Hussein Habibeh, Hassan Bouyabrine, Fabrizio Panaro, Jose Ursic-Bedoya, Samir Jaber, Boris Guiu, Georges Philippe Pageaux, Francis Navarro
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is the most severe vascular complication occurring after liver transplantation, with an incidence ranging from 2 to 9% in adults. Although the ideal arterial reconstruction is often described as a short and non-redundant anastomosis fashioned between the recipient and donor hepatic arteries, there is no strong evidence about this ideal reconstruction in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the type of arterial reconstruction on early HAT after primary liver transplantation...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324140/surgical-management-of-iatrogenic-perforation-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-15%C3%A2-years-of-experience-in-a-single-center
#3
Christoph Holmer, Christoph A Mallmann, Marlis A Musch, Martin E Kreis, Jörn Gröne
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal (GI) tract perforation during endoscopy is a rare but severe complication. The aim of this study was to determine predictors of morbidity and mortality after iatrogenic endoscopic perforation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All cases with iatrogenic endoscopic perforation receiving surgery at a tertiary referral center in a 15-year period (2000-2015) were retrospectively analyzed. Demographics, type of endoscopy, site of perforation, operative procedure, morbidity and mortality were analyzed...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321559/is-routine-screening-of-young-asymptomatic-men1-patients-necessary
#4
Jerena Manoharan, Friedhelm Raue, Caroline L Lopez, Max B Albers, Carmen Bollmann, Volker Fendrich, Emily P Slater, Detlef K Bartsch
BACKGROUND: Recent clinical practice guidelines recommend that routine screening of MEN1 mutation carriers should start at the age of 5 years. The occurrence of clinically relevant MEN1 organ manifestations in children (≤18 years) was evaluated. METHODS: Two prospective collected databases of MEN1 patients (n = 166) who underwent annual screening were retrospectively analyzed for organ manifestations in MEN1 patients ≤18 years. The follow-up was based on the most recent screening examination until December 2015...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321558/a-novel-scoring-system-for-diagnosing-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-in-the-emergency-ward
#5
Zhen Wang, Jun-Qiang Chen, Jin-Lu Liu, Lei Tian
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) based on clinical judgment has been proved to be too difficult. Therefore, it is important for identifying clinical parameters that can differentiate AMI from other acute abdomen upon presentation. METHODS: We analyzed a database of 106 consecutive patients admitted to the emergency ward for suspected AMI in whom diagnosis of AMI was confirmed by laparotomy, CT angiography or mesenteric angiography. The patients' demographics, previous history, clinical signs, results of laboratory investigations and ultrasonography were collected...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321557/identification-of-recurrence-predictive-indicators-in-stage-i-colorectal-cancer-reply
#6
LETTER
Jun Ho Lee, Jong Lyul Lee, Jin Cheon Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321556/pattern-of-calcium-and-parathyroid-hormone-normalization-at-12-months-follow-up-after-parathyroid-operation-reply
#7
LETTER
Olga Lavryk, Allan Siperstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321555/medical-treatment-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#8
Daniel A Kroch, Ryan D Madanick
Medical treatment is effective in the majority of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Lifestyle modifications are often recommended for patients with GERD, although the data supporting lifestyle recommendations are limited. Antacids are often used to treat the symptoms of GERD, but their effect is short-lived. H2-receptor antagonists and proton-pump inhibitors provide more effective options for remission of GERD symptoms and healing of esophagitis. Prokinetic medications (e.g., metoclopramide) have not been proven to help in the control of symptoms...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321554/preoperative-plasma-fibrinogen-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-predicts-prognosis-in-resectable-esophageal-cancer
#9
Kohei Wakatsuki, Sohei Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Migita, Masahiro Ito, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Mitsuhiro Nakatani, Mutsuko Kitano, Masayuki Sho
BACKGROUND: Although it is well known that patients with malignant tumors have abnormal blood coagulation, its clinical significance has not been studied. We investigated the clinicopathological and prognostic impact of plasma fibrinogen, which is the major factor of the coagulation system, in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: From February 1995 to December 2006, 100 patients with esophageal cancer who had their plasma fibrinogen measured were enrolled. The associations between plasma fibrinogen, clinicopathological factors, and prognosis were analyzed...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321553/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-%C3%A2-in-individuals-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review
#10
Zaina Albalawi, Michael Laffin, Leah Gramlich, Peter Senior, Finlay A McAlister
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of diabetes in surgical patients is 10-40%. It is well recognized that they have higher rates of complications, and longer stays in hospital compared to patients without diabetes. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an evidence-based multimodal surgical care pathway that improves postoperative complications and length of stay in patients without diabetes. This review evaluates the evidence on whether individuals with diabetes would benefit from ERAS implementation...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321552/relative-tranquility-in-ostomy-patients-social-life-a-qualitative-content-analysis
#11
Nasrin Sarabi, Hassan Navipour, Eesa Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Ostomy significantly alters one's elimination pattern and can affect the individual in physiological, psychosocial and spiritual aspects. Over time, the ostomy patient's experience changes and they develop coping strategies to handle the new reality. The aims of this study sought Iranian ostomy patients' main problem, how they deal and the outcome of their efforts to manage that problem in their daily lives. METHOD: A qualitative content analysis was conducted involving twenty-seven ostomy patients that were chosen by purposeful sampling and referred to the Iranian Ostomy Association from October 2015 to June 2016...
March 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314914/pilonidal-sinus-disease-are-naval-mines-relevant
#12
LETTER
Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299474/a-population-based-cohort-study-of-emergency-appendectomy-performed-in-england-and-new-york-state
#13
Waleed Al-Khyatt, Jemma Mytton, Benjamin H L Tan, Christopher T Aquina, Felicity Evison, Fergal J Fleming, Sandro Pasquali, Ewen A Griffiths, Ravinder S Vohra
BACKGROUND: To compare selected outcomes (30-day reoperation and total length of hospital stay) following emergency appendectomy between populations from New York State and England. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used demographic and in-hospital outcome data from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) administrative databases for all patients aged 18+ years undergoing appendectomy between April 2009 and March 2014...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299473/suprapubic-incisional-hernias-is-open-surgery-a-standard
#14
B Ramana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299472/is-an-ostomy-rod-useful-for-bridging-the-retraction-during-the-creation-of-a-loop-ileostomy-a-randomized-control-trial
#15
Motoi Uchino, Hiroki Ikeuchi, Toshihiro Bando, Teruhiro Chohno, Hirofumi Sasaki, Yuki Horio
BACKGROUND: A loop ileostomy is generally created during restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) for treating ulcerative colitis (UC), and an ostomy rod is often used to prevent stoma retraction. However, its usefulness or harmfulness has not been proven. We performed a prospective randomized control study to investigate the non-inferiority of ostomy creation without a rod to prevent stoma retraction. METHODS: Patients with UC who underwent RPC were enrolled and randomly divided into groups either with or without ostomy rod use...
March 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289835/optimization-of-chest-tube-management-to-expedite-rehabilitation-of-lung-cancer-patients-after-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#16
Bo Deng, Kai Qian, Jing-Hai Zhou, Qun-You Tan, Ru-Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this meta-analysis and systematic review of published evidence was to optimize chest tube management for fast-track rehabilitation of lung cancer patients after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). METHODS: The PubMed, Web of Science, and EMBASE databases were searched to identify all studies that addressed the issue of chest tube management after VATS for lung cancer. Finally, 35 articles were included for analysis, i.e., 29 randomized controlled trials and 6 clinical trials...
March 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289834/the-impact-of-anastomotic-leakage-on-anal-function-following-intersphincteric-resection
#17
Mitsuru Yokota, Masaaki Ito, Yuji Nishizawa, Akihiro Kobayashi, Norio Saito
BACKGROUND: Data regarding anastomotic leakage (AL) following intersphincteric resection (ISR) are lacking. We aimed to evaluate the effect of AL on anal function in a retrospective review of patients who developed AL following ISR. METHODS: We evaluated 341 consecutive patients who underwent ISR between 2000 and 2012. Patients were classified into three groups: anastomotic dehiscence (AD), major AL (Clavien-Dindo grade III+), or control (<grade III or no AL)...
March 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280919/the-influence-of-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-on-post-surgery-satisfaction-in-cholecystectomy-patients
#18
K A McLean, Z Sheng, S O'Neill, K Boyce, C Jones, S J Wigmore, E M Harrison
BACKGROUND: Patient-reported outcomes (PROMs) and post-operative satisfaction have become a growing focus of surgical outcome evaluation and are considered key components of the movement towards patient-centred care. The aim was to compare the association of traditional clinical outcome measures and PROMs with post-surgery satisfaction in cholecystectomy patients. METHODS: Patients who had undergone elective or emergency cholecystectomy for gallstone disease were sent validated PROM questionnaires, and telephone follow-up was performed in all cases...
March 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280918/selective-parathyroid-hormone-venous-sampling-in-patients-with-persistent-or-recurrent-primary-hyperparathyroidism-and-negative-equivocal-or-discordant-noninvasive-imaging-reply
#19
LETTER
Scott Thompson, Geoffrey Thompson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280917/short-and-long-term-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-multivisceral-resection-for-clinically-suspected-t4-colon-cancer
#20
Tsutomu Kumamoto, Shigeo Toda, Shuichiro Matoba, Jin Moriyama, Yutaka Hanaoka, Kenji Tomizawa, Toshihito Sawada, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer has become widespread recently. However, the safety and oncological outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for primary advanced colorectal cancer need extensive investigation. We analyzed the short- and long-term outcomes after laparoscopic multivisceral resection for primary colon cancer with suspected invasion of other organs at a single institution. METHODS: Between January 2000 and December 2014, 118 patients underwent laparoscopic multivisceral resection for primary colon cancer invading or adhering to adjacent organs or structures; their short- and long-term outcomes were retrospectively evaluated...
March 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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