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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319941/short-term-outcomes-after-simultaneous-colorectal-and-major-hepatic-resection-for-synchronous-colorectal-liver-metastases
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Yoshihiro Ono, Akio Saiura, Junichi Arita, Yu Takahashi, Michiro Takahashi, Yosuke Inoue
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Resection of the liver is the standard therapeutic approach for patients with hepatic metastasis and is the only therapy with curative potential. The optimal timing of surgical resection for synchronous metastases has remained controversial. METHODS: From January 1993 to December 2008, our strategy has been to use simultaneous resection for resectable synchronous colorectal and liver metastases. During this period, 115 patients underwent simultaneous colorectal and hepatic resection...
March 21, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315875/systematic-review-of-exocrine-pancreatic-insufficiency-after-gastrectomy-for-cancer
#2
Jennifer Straatman, Jim Wiegel, Nicole van der Wielen, E P Jansma, Miguel A Cuesta, Donald L van der Peet
BACKGROUND: Survival rates after a total gastrectomy with adequate lymphadenectomy are improving, leading to a shift in outcomes of interest from survival to postoperative outcomes and symptoms. In this systematic review, we investigate gastrointestinal symptoms that occur after a gastrectomy in relation to exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and the effect of pancreatic exocrine enzyme supplementation on these symptoms. METHODS: Online databases PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were systematically searched in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines...
March 18, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301853/chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-patient-outcomes-using-open-surgical-revascularization
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Markus U Wagenhäuser, Yvonne K Meyer-Janiszewski, Philip Dueppers, Joshua M Spin, Nikolaos Floros, Hubert Schelzig, Mansur Duran
BACKGROUND: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) is a rare disease. Open treatment (OT) remains a valuable treatment option. We analyzed patient outcomes after OT and investigated health-related quality of life (HRQoL). METHODS: Data were analyzed retrospectively. The investigation period was from January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2014. We investigated mortality and patency rates using Kaplan-Meier analysis. HRQoL was measured using a 36-item health survey. Various statistical methods were employed...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288461/clinical-pattern-of-recurrent-disease-during-the-follow-up-of-rectal-carcinoma
#4
Thijs Wieldraaijer, Pascal Bruin, Laura A M Duineveld, Pieter J Tanis, Anke B Smits, Henk C P M van Weert, Jan Wind
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several initiatives have started to transfer colorectal cancer follow-up (FU) from secondary to primary care. For this purpose, it is important to assess when and how recurrences of rectal carcinoma are detected after treatment with curative intent. METHODS: Retrospective multicentre cohort study. Patients participating in an FU programme after curative intended treatment for rectal cancer stages I-III between 2007 and 2014. RESULTS: Of the 378 patients, 64 (17%) developed recurrent disease (RD)...
March 14, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278493/management-and-outcomes-of-pancreatic-resections-performed-in-high-volume-referral-and-low-volume-community-hospitals-lead-by-surgeons-who-shared-the-same-mentor-the-importance-of-training
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Giovanni Capretti, Gianpaolo Balzano, Luca Gianotti, Marco Stella, Giovanni Ferrari, Paolo Baccari, Walter Zuliani, Marco Braga, Alessandro Zerbi
BACKGROUND: High hospital volume improves outcomes after pancreatic resection. The aim of this study was to assess if practice and outcomes differed between high- and low-volume centers across which chief surgeons shared a similar training and mentoring. METHODS: Data on patients undergoing standard pancreatic resections (2010-2013) at 7 Italian hospitals were collected. Chiefs of pancreatic surgery at each hospital had received the same training, with the same mentor...
March 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226330/nutritional-recovery-after-open-and-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-for-early-gastric-cancer-a-prospective-multicenter-comparative-trial-ccog1204
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Hidenobu Matsushita, Chie Tanaka, Kenta Murotani, Kazunari Misawa, Seiji Ito, Yuichi Ito, Mitsuro Kanda, Yoshinari Mochizuki, Kiyoshi Ishigure, Toyohisa Yaguchi, Jin Teramoto, Hiroshi Nakayama, Yoshihisa Kawase, Michitaka Fujiwara, Yasuhiro Kodera
BACKGROUND: Little information from prospective clinical trials is available on the influences of surgical approaches on postoperative body compositions and nutritional status. We designed a prospective non-randomized trial to compare postoperative chronological changes in body composition and nutritional status between laparoscopic and open distal gastrectomy for stage I gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Body compositions and nutritional indicators in blood tests were measured at the baseline and at the 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 12th postoperative months (POM)...
February 23, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219066/intraoperative-identification-of-colonic-tumor-sites-using-a-near-infrared-fluorescence-endoscopic-imaging-system-and-indocyanine-green
#7
Makoto Watanabe, Masahiko Murakami, Yoshiaki Ozawa, Sota Yoshizawa, Nobuaki Matsui, Takeshi Aoki
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of the PINPOINT® Endoscopic Fluorescence Imaging System (PINPOINT) for intraoperative identification of colonic tumor sites during laparoscopic colorectal surgery. METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients with colorectal cancer were prospectively enrolled. Preoperatively, 0.5 mL of indocyanine green (ICG; 2.5 mg/mL) was injected into the submucosal space only at the distal side of the tumor under colonoscopy...
February 21, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196361/introduction-of-robotic-surgery-into-a-community-hospital-setting-a-prospective-comparison-of-robotic-and-open-colorectal-resection-for-cancer
#8
Marek Zawadzki, Małgorzata Krzystek-Korpacka, Marek Rząca, Roman Czarnecki, Zbigniew Obuszko, Wojciech Witkiewicz
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare robotic colorectal surgery (RCS) performed by a team having limited expertise in robotic surgery with open colorectal surgery (OCS) performed by experienced colorectal surgeons. METHODS: This was a prospective comparative nonrandomized study. RESULTS: Between March 2013 and June 2015, 79 patients with colon and rectal adenocarcinoma were enrolled into the study. Of these, 41 patients underwent OCS and 38 underwent RCS...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196355/the-straightened-splenic-vessels-method-improves-surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
#9
Yuichi Nagakawa, Yatsuka Sahara, Yuichi Hosokawa, Chie Takishita, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Akihiko Tsuchida
BACKGROUND: In laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP), isolating the splenic artery and vein requires advanced techniques. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a novel method termed the 'straightened splenic vessels' (SSV) method for isolating the splenic vessels in LDP. METHODS: In SSV, to adjust the instrument axis, the splenic artery was straightened by grasping 2 points of its nerve sheath. Then, the layer between the splenic artery's nerve sheath and the pancreatic parenchyma was dissected...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196354/effect-of-age-on-liver-function-in-patients-undergoing-partial-hepatectomy
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T M Lodewick, P H Alizai, R M van Dam, A A J Roeth, M Schmeding, C Heidenhain, A Andert, N Gassler, C H C Dejong, U P Neumann
BACKGROUND: Postresectional liver failure is the most frequent cause of fatal outcome following liver surgery. Diminished preoperative liver function in the elderly might contribute to this. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate preoperative liver function in patients <60 or >70 years of age scheduled for liver resection. METHODS: All consecutive patients aged <60 or >70 years who are about to undergo elective liver surgery between 2011 and 2013 and underwent the methacetin breath liver function test (LiMAx) preoperatively were included...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196353/importance-of-screening-for-esophagogastric-varices-in-na%C3%A3-ve-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-within-milan-criteria-indicator-for-liver-transplantation
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Takamasa Kawakami, Atsushi Hiraoka, Kojiro Michitaka, Tomoyuki Ninomiya, Masashi Hirooka, Yoichi Hiasa
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) beyond Milan criteria (MC) are not eligible for liver transplantation (LT). To elucidate prognostic factors significantly linked to recurrence beyond MC or death related to the liver, we evaluated the clinical features in a series of HCC patients within MC at baseline. METHODS: We enrolled 255 naïve HCC patients (≤70 years) within the MC who underwent upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopy, and were treated with resection or radiofrequency ablation (62 years old [median]; male:female = 202:53; Child-Pugh A:B = 216:39)...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196352/risk-factor-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-radical-gastrectomy-in-the-context-of-fatty-pancreas
#12
Yuya Sato, Mikito Inokuchi, Sho Otsuki, Yoshitaka Fujimori, Kazuyuki Kojima
BACKGROUND: We suspected that fatty pancreas, accompanied with metabolic syndrome, may be associated with the incidence of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after radial gastrectomy. METHODS: Between February 2012 and March 2014, we reviewed consecutive 79 gastric cancer patients who underwent radical gastrectomy. To quantify the degree of fatty infiltration to pancreas by preoperative contrast-enhanced CT, we measured ratios and differences between pancreatic and splenic attenuation values (P/S and P-S, respectively)...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183095/clinical-impact-of-intrathoracic-herniation-of-gastric-tube-pull-up-via-the-retrosternal-route-following-esophagectomy
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Norihisa Uemura, Tetsuya Abe, Jiro Kawakami, Takahiro Hosoi, Seiji Ito, Yasuhiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic herniation of gastric tube (IHGT) pull-up via the retrosternal route is a rare complication following esophagectomy, which is caused due to an injury in the parietal pleura during a blunt dissection of the retrosternal space. However, little is known regarding the clinical impact of IHGT pull-up via the retrosternal route. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data of 231 patients receiving gastric tube reconstruction via the retrosternal route following esophagectomy were collected from medical charts...
February 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183090/stoma-complications-corticosteroid-and-silver-nitrate-resistant-inflammation-successfully-treated-with-topical-tacrolimus
#14
Emanuele Verga, Brinder Chohan, Roberto Verdolini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183081/management-of-abdominal-drainage-after-hepatic-resection
#15
Yoshihiro Inoue, Yoshiro Imai, Nao Kawaguchi, Fumitoshi Hirokawa, Michihiro Hayashi, Kazuhisa Uchiyama
BACKGROUND: Routine drainage after partial hepatic resection has long been controversial. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty-eight patients who underwent hepatic resections for liver tumors without biliary-enteric and gastrointestinal anastomoses were analyzed using propensity score matching analysis with respect to if and when a prophylactic drain was used and for how long. The criteria for drain placement were established and validated. RESULTS: Our criteria for drain placement were chosen according to postoperative percutaneous abdominal drainage risk factors, organ/space surgical site infections (SSIs), hepatic resection method, intraoperative bile leakage and operative time (≥300 min)...
February 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171868/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-postoperative-delirium-following-pancreatic-surgery-does-the-administration-of-tj-54-reduce-the-incidence-of-delirium
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Shugo Mizuno, Sachie Takeuchi, Masashi Kishiwada, Noriko Mizutani, Mikiko Matsuda, Noriko Sekoguchi, Yusuke Iizawa, Yoshinori Azumi, Naohisa Kuriyama, Masanobu Usui, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Kazuo Maruyama, Masahiro Okuda, Motohiro Okada, Shuji Isaji
PURPOSES: To clarify the incidence and risk factors of postoperative delirium in patients following pancreatic surgery, and the impact of yokukansan (TJ-54) administered to reduce delirium. METHODS: Fifty-nine consecutive patients who underwent pancreatic surgery (2012.4-2013.5) were divided into 2 groups: TJ-54 group: patients who received TJ-54 (n = 21) due to insomnia and the No-TJ-54 group: patients who did not receive TJ-54 (n = 38), and the medical records including the delirium rating scale - Japanese version (DRS-J) were retrospectively reviewed...
February 8, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166534/prognostic-factors-associated-with-preoperative-clinicophysiological-outcomes-of-distal-cholangiocarcinoma
#17
Shuji Suzuki, Hideki Kajiyama, Mitsugi Shimoda, Jiro Shimazaki, Nobusada Koike, Nobuhiko Harada
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although biliary tract cancer is generally associated with a high mortality rate, patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma have better prognoses, compared to those with periampullary cancer. This study aimed to determine the preoperative clinicophysiological factors predictive of survival and recurrence in patients with distal cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: Forty-five patients (34 men) with distal cholangiocarcinoma who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy between 2005 and 2013 were examined retrospectively at our center and associated hospitals...
February 7, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132062/robot-assisted-choledochoduodenostomy-a-safe-and-reproducible-procedure-for-benign-common-bile-duct-obstruction
#18
Axel Gilbert, Alexandre Doussot, Pablo Ortega-Deballon, Florian Rostain, Patrick Rat, Olivier Facy
BACKGROUND: Choledochoduodenostomy (CD) is an option for treating choledocholithiasis and benign biliary obstruction after failure of endoscopic treatment. Nevertheless, this procedure is rarely performed using a mini-invasive approach because of its technical complexity. Robotic assistance could be a safer approach to overcome such technical issues. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent a robot-assisted CD for benign biliary obstruction were included...
January 28, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132059/does-braun-anastomosis-have-an-impact-on-the-incidence-of-delayed-gastric-emptying-and-the-extent-of-intragastric-bile-reflux-following-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-randomized-controlled-study
#19
Hironori Fujieda, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Akihiro Hirata, Hiroaki Usui, Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study investigated the impact of Braun anastomosis on the incidence of delayed gastric emptying (DGE) and on the intragastric bile reflux after pancreatoduodenectomy with Child reconstruction. METHODS: Sixty-eight patients who underwent subtotal stomach-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy were included. Patients were randomly assigned to a group with or without Braun anastomosis intraoperatively. Twenty-four-hour intragastric bilirubin monitoring was performed to investigate the extent of intragastric bile reflux after surgery...
January 28, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132056/endoscopic-stenting-as-a-bridge-to-surgery-in-left-sided-obstructing-colorectal-cancer-a-useful-tool-in-selected-patients
#20
Enrico Fiori, Antonietta Lamazza, Antonio V Sterpetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 28, 2017: Digestive Surgery
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