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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717871/sleeve-gastrectomy-telementoring-a-sages-multi-institutional-quality-improvement-initiative
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Ninh T Nguyen, Allan Okrainec, Mehran Anvari, Brian Smith, Oz Meireles, Denise Gee, Erin Moran-Atkin, Evelyn Baram-Clothier, Diego R Camacho
BACKGROUND: Sleeve gastrectomy is a relatively new procedure that developed as a result of rapid innovation in the field of bariatric surgery. As with any newly developed operation, there is a learning curve that potentially can be associated with higher morbidity. Real-time surgical mentoring reduces the learning curve effect but can be time intensive for the mentor. The aim of this initiative was to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness, and satisfaction of surgical telementoring for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717870/laparoscopic-liver-resections-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-can-we-extend-the-surgical-indication-in-cirrhotic-patients
#2
Federica Cipriani, Corrado Fantini, Francesca Ratti, Roberto Lauro, Hadrien Tranchart, Mark Halls, Vincenzo Scuderi, Leonid Barkhatov, Bjorn Edwin, Roberto I Troisi, Ibrahim Dagher, Paolo Reggiani, Giulio Belli, Luca Aldrighetti, Mohammad Abu Hilal
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the value of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and severe cirrhosis is still lacking. The aim of this study is to assess surgical and oncological outcomes of LLR in cirrhotic HCC patients. METHODS: The analysis included 403 LLR for HCC from seven European centres. 333 cirrhotic and 70 non-cirrhotic patients were compared. A matched comparison was performed between 100 Child-Pugh A and 25 Child-Pugh B patients...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717869/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-indications-techniques-and-results
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Angkoon Anuwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Hoon Yub Kim, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Jeremy D Richmon
INTRODUCTION: The Transoral Neck Surgery (TONS) Study Group was established at the 1st International Thyroid NOTES Conference in February 2016 with the intention of standardizing and refining thyroid NOTES techniques, including both transoral endoscopic and robotic thyroidectomy approaches. Herein, the authors report the modification of indications, preparation, and step-by-step explanations for operative techniques, as well as results and postoperative care for transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717868/erratum-to-eus-guided-gastroenterostomy-is-comparable-to-enteral-stenting-with-fewer-re-interventions-in-malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction
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Yen-I Chen, Takao Itoi, Todd H Baron, Jose Nieto, Yamile Haito-Chavez, Ian S Grimm, Amr Ismail, Saowanee Ngamruengphong, Majidah Bukhari, Gulara Hajiyeva, Ahmad S Alawad, Vivek Kumbhari, Mouen A Khashab
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July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717867/totally-laparoscopic-living-donor-left-hepatectomy-for-liver-transplantation-in-a-child
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Helayel Almodhaiberi, Seok-Hwan Kim, Ki-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery has been validated to be a new standard in living donor hepatectomy for adult-to-pediatric transplantation with less morbidity [1]. Laparoscopic donor hepatectomy can reduce the major concerns about pain and morbidity associated with open surgery and a slow return to daily activities of donors [2]. Herein, we present one case of totally laparoscopic living donor left hepatectomy including the middle hepatic vein (MHV). DONOR AND METHOD: A 37-year-old mother volunteered to donate to her 3-year-old son with biliary atresia (PELD score 7)...
July 17, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710573/sutureless-inguinal-hernia-repair-with-creation-of-a-peritoneal-lesion-in-children-a-novel-laparoscopic-technique-with-a-low-recurrence-rate
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Alfonso Galván Montaño, Paul Manuel Ali Ouddane Robles, Silvia García Moreno
BACKGROUND: Hernia repair represents about 25% of all pediatric surgeries. Repair can be done using an open or laparoscopic technique. The open approach has a reported recurrence rate of 1.2% but requires an additional incision to repair for a contralateral hernia. With the laparoscopic approach, no additional incision is needed but the recurrence rate has been reported to be as high as 4%. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel sutureless laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair that has the advantages of both approaches...
July 14, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707016/patterns-of-reoperation-after-failed-fundoplication-an-analysis-of-9462-patients
#7
Nabeel R Obeid, Maria S Altieri, Jie Yang, Jihye Park, Kristie Price, Andrew Bates, Aurora D Pryor
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the choice of reoperation after failed fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease. Both redo fundoplication and conversion procedure to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are safe and effective. We aimed to characterize the rates of different revisional procedures and to identify risk factors associated with failed fundoplication. METHODS: Using a statewide database, we examined records for patients who underwent fundoplication between 2000 and 2010...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698900/simulation-based-mastery-learning-for-endoscopy-using-the-endoscopy-training-system-a-strategy-to-improve-endoscopic-skills-and-prepare-for-the-fundamentals-of-endoscopic-surgery-fes-manual-skills-exam
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E Matthew Ritter, Zachary A Taylor, Kathryn R Wolf, Brenton R Franklin, Sarah B Placek, James R Korndorffer, Aimee K Gardner
INTRODUCTION: The fundamentals of endoscopic surgery (FES) program has considerable validity evidence for its use in measuring the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for competency in endoscopy. Beginning in 2018, the American Board of Surgery will require all candidates to have taken and passed the written and performance exams in the FES program. Recent work has shown that the current ACGME/ABS required case volume may not be enough to ensure trainees pass the FES skills exam...
July 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667547/transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-versus-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-tea-in-laparoscopic-colon-surgery-in-the-eras-program
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Basilio Pirrera, Vincenzo Alagna, Andrea Lucchi, Pierluigi Berti, Carlo Gabbianelli, Giacomo Martorelli, Lorella Mozzoni, Federico Ruggeri, Alessandro Ingardia, Giuseppe Nardi, Gianluca Garulli
AIM: The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway and laparoscopic approach had been proven beneficial for patients and should now be considered as a standard of care in colorectal surgery. Multimodal analgesia is the gold standard in the ERAS program with the use of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA). Few data are available on Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and ERAS pathway. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of TAP block compared to TEA in the management of postoperative pain and the impact on the recurrence of postoperative nausea, vomiting and ileus in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the ERAS program...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667546/assessment-of-robotic-console-skills-arcs-construct-validity-of-a-novel-global-rating-scale-for-technical-skills-in-robotically-assisted-surgery
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May Liu, Shreya Purohit, Joshua Mazanetz, Whitney Allen, Usha S Kreaden, Myriam Curet
BACKGROUND: Skill assessment during robotically assisted surgery remains challenging. While the popularity of the Global Evaluative Assessment of Robotics Skills (GEARS) has grown, its lack of discrimination between independent console skills limits its usefulness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate construct validity and interrater reliability of a novel assessment designed to overcome this limitation. METHODS: We created the Assessment of Robotic Console Skills (ARCS), a global rating scale with six console skill domains...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664444/indication-for-en-bloc-pancreatectomy-with-colectomy-when-is-it-safe
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Patrick B Schwartz, Alexandra M Roch, Jane S Han, Alex V Vaicius, William P Lancaster, E Molly Kilbane, Michael G House, Nicholas J Zyromski, C Max Schmidt, Atilla Nakeeb, Eugene P Ceppa
INTRODUCTION: Aggressive en bloc resection of adjacent organs is often necessary to resect pancreatic or colonic lesions. However, it is debated whether simultaneous pancreatectomy with colectomy (P+C) is warranted as it potentially increases morbidity and mortality (MM). We hypothesized that MM would be increased in P+C, especially in cases of pancreatitis. METHODS: All patients who underwent pancreatectomy (P) and simultaneous pancreatectomy with colectomy (P+C) at a high-volume center from November 2006 to 2015 were prospectively collected using ACS-NSQIP at our institution...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664443/vacuum-assisted-early-transanal-closure-of-leaking-low-colorectal-anastomoses-the-clean-study
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W A A Borstlap, G D Musters, L P S Stassen, H L van Westreenen, D Hess, S van Dieren, S Festen, E J van der Zaag, P J Tanis, W A Bemelman
INTRODUCTION: Non-healing of anastomotic leakage can be observed in up to 50% after total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer. This study investigates the efficacy of early transanal closure of anastomotic leakage after pre-treatment with the Endosponge(®) therapy. METHODS: In this prospective, multicentre, feasibility study, transanal suturing of the anastomotic defect was performed after vacuum-assisted cleaning of the presacral cavity. Primary outcome was the proportion of patients with a healed anastomosis at 6 months after transanal closure...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664442/safe-and-successful-resection-of-difficult-gi-lesions-using-a-novel-single-step-full-thickness-resection-device-ftrd-%C3%A2
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P V Valli, J Mertens, P Bauerfeind
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Classic endoscopic resection techniques (EMR and ESD) are limited to mucosal lesions. In the case of deeper growth into the gut wall and anatomic sites prone to perforation, the novel full-thickness resection device (FTRD(®)) opens a new dimension of possibilities for endoscopic resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty patients underwent endoscopic full-thickness resection (eFTR) at our institution. Safety, learning curve, R0 resection rate, and clinical outcome were studied...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664441/the-prognostic-impact-of-bowel-perforation-following-self-expanding-metal-stent-as-a-bridge-to-surgery-in-colorectal-cancer-obstruction
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Tue Højslev Avlund, Rune Erichsen, Sissel Ravn, Zydrunas Ciplys, Jens Christian Andersen, Søren Laurberg, Lene H Iversen
BACKGROUND: Self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) as a bridge to surgery for obstructive colorectal cancer may cause perforation of the tumor and thereby induce tumor spread and increase risk of recurrence, and eventually death. Evidence of the prognostic impact of SEMS-related perforation is, however, sparse. We conducted a long-term follow-up study to compare characteristics, overall survival, and recurrence rates between patients with and without SEMS-related bowel perforation. METHOD: This long-term follow-up study included obstructive colorectal cancer patients treated with SEMS as a bridge to surgery during a 10-year period at two primary and tertiary referral centers...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664440/bariatric-surgery-is-associated-with-renal-function-improvement
#15
Carla N Holcomb, Lauren E Goss, Ammar Almehmi, Jayleen M Grams, Britney L Corey
INTRODUCTION: Weight loss after bariatric surgery improves both blood pressure and glycemic control following surgery. The effect of bariatric surgery on renal function is not well characterized. In this study, we sought to quantify the change in renal function over time following surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) or laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) between 2012 and 2014 at our institution...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664438/transoral-outlet-reduction-with-full-thickness-endoscopic-suturing-for-weight-regain-after-gastric-bypass-a-large-multicenter-international-experience-and-meta-analysis
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Eric J Vargas, Fateh Bazerbachi, Monika Rizk, Tarun Rustagi, Andres Acosta, Erik B Wilson, Todd Wilson, Manoel Galvao Neto, Natan Zundel, Manpreet S Mundi, Maria L Collazo-Clavell, Shah Meera, H S Abu-Lebdeh, Paul A Lorentz, Karen B Grothe, Matthew M Clark, Todd A Kellogg, Travis J McKenzie, Michael L Kendrick, Mark D Topazian, Christopher J Gostout, Barham K Abu Dayyeh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Many patients who undergo bariatric surgery will experience weight regain and effective strategies are needed to help these patients. A dilated gastrojejunal anastomosis (GJA) has been associated with weight recidivism after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery (RYGB). Endoscopic transoral outlet reduction (TORe) with a full thickness endoscopic suturing device (Overstitch, Apollo Endosurgery, Austin, TX) is a minimally invasive therapeutic option. The primary aim of this project was to examine the safety and long-term efficacy data from three bariatric surgery centers and to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the existing literature...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664437/a-modified-endoscopic-method-for-resection-of-gastric-submucosal-tumor
#17
Qiang Zhang, Yue Li, Zhou-Yang Lian, Zhen Wang, Li-Hui Wang, Yang Bai, Si-de Liu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic mucosa-sparing lateral dissection (EMSLD) was developed by our group, and is used to remove gastric submucosal tumor (SMT). This study aims to evaluate the feasibility and safety of this method. METHODS: This retrospective study included 25 patients who underwent EMSLDs at an endoscopy center as a national key unit in china from October 2015 to July 2016. The main data collected were the size of the gastric SMT, its location and origin, en bloc resection rate, operating time, intraoperative and postoperative complications, hospitalization expense, hospital days, and follow-up after hospital discharge...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664436/clinical-implication-of-endoscopic-gross-appearance-in-superficial-esophageal-squamous-carcinoma-revisited
#18
Cheal Wung Huh, Da Hyun Jung, Jie-Hyun Kim, Dae Won Ma, Young Hoon Youn, Hyojin Park
BACKGROUND: Standard endoscopic appearance is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of superficial esophageal squamous carcinoma (SESC). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the endoscopic gross appearance and the clinicopathologic characteristics of SESC. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathologic characteristics of SESC according to gross endoscopic appearance in 275 patients with SESC that underwent esophagectomy or endoscopic resection (ER)...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664435/video-analysis-in-basic-skills-training-a-way-to-expand-the-value-and-use-of-blackbox-training
#19
Ninos Oussi, Constantinos Loukas, Ann Kjellin, Vasileios Lahanas, Konstantinos Georgiou, Lars Henningsohn, Li Felländer-Tsai, Evangelos Georgiou, Lars Enochsson
BACKGROUND: Basic skills training in laparoscopic high-fidelity simulators (LHFS) improves laparoscopic skills. However, since LHFS are expensive, their availability is limited. The aim of this study was to assess whether automated video analysis of low-cost BlackBox laparoscopic training could provide an alternative to LHFS in basic skills training. METHODS: Medical students volunteered to participate during their surgical semester at the Karolinska University Hospital...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664434/clinical-outcomes-five-years-after-poem-for-treatment-of-primary-esophageal-motility-disorders
#20
Ezra N Teitelbaum, Christy M Dunst, Kevin M Reavis, Ahmed M Sharata, Marc A Ward, Steven R DeMeester, Lee L Swanström
BACKGROUND: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel operation for the treatment of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders. While POEM has shown excellent short-term safety and efficacy, the long-term symptomatic outcomes after the procedure are unknown. METHODS: Patients from a single center that underwent POEM for treatment of esophageal motility orders and were greater than 5 years removed from their operation were studied. Patients were contacted to assess current symptoms and encouraged to undergo repeat endoscopy for objective follow-up...
June 29, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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