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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434059/early-warning-score-independently-predicts-adverse-outcome-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Michael J Jones, Christopher P Neal, Wee Sing Ngu, Ashley R Dennison, Giuseppe Garcea
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of established scoring systems with early warning scores in a large cohort of patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: In patients presenting with acute pancreatitis, age, sex, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) grade, Modified Glasgow Score, Ranson criteria, APACHE II scores and early warning score (EWS) were recorded for the first 72 h following admission. These variables were compared between survivors and non-survivors, between patients with mild/moderate and severe pancreatitis (based on the 2012 Atlanta Classification) and between patients with a favourable or adverse outcome...
April 22, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382564/intensive-care-and-health-outcomes-of-open-abdominal-treatment-long-term-results-of-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-vawcm
#2
A Willms, S Schaaf, R Schwab, I Richardsen, C Jänig, D Bieler, B Wagner, C Güsgen
PURPOSE: The study's purpose is to evaluate the long-term outcome after vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) and to identify predictors of quality of life associated with intensive care. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent open abdomen management at our institution from 2006 to 2013 were prospectively enrolled in this study. After a median follow-up period of 3.8 years, 27 patients completed the 36-Item Short Form Survey (SF-36) quality of life questionnaire...
April 5, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378238/the-current-state-of-intermittent-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-for-prevention-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-during-thyroidectomy-a-prisma-compliant-systematic-review-of-overlapping-meta-analyses
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REVIEW
Brandon Michael Henry, Matthew J Graves, Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Marcin Barczyński, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
PURPOSE: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury is one of the most common and detrimental complications following thyroidectomy. Intermittent intraoperative nerve monitoring (I-IONM) has been proposed to reduce prevalence of RLN injury following thyroidectomy and has gained increasing acceptance in recent years. METHODS: A comprehensive database search was performed, and data from eligible meta-analyses meeting the inclusion criteria were extracted. Transient, permanent, and overall RLN injuries were the primary outcome measures...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378237/successful-ablation-of-lymph-nodes-using-irreversible-electroporation-ire-in-a-porcine-survival-model
#4
Stefan Fritz, Christof M Sommer, Thomas Longerich, Clemens Kuhn-Neureuther, Boris Radeleff, Jens Werner, Thilo Hackert
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE), a nonthermal injury ablation technique, has been shown to be effective and safe in various organs, such as in the kidney, liver, prostate, or in pancreas. In contrast to radiofrequency or microwave ablation, IRE is also effective in the neighborhood of major vessels. Many human cancers reveal lymphatic spread. The present study aimed to evaluate technical feasibility and safety of IRE in lymphatic tissue. To our knowledge, this is the first report showing successful IRE of lymph nodes in a standardized porcine survival model...
April 4, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365804/comparison-of-tachosil-and-tachocomb-in-patients-undergoing-liver-resection-a-randomized-double-blind-non-inferiority-trial
#5
S Kawasaki, H Origasa, V Tetens, M Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to demonstrate the noninferior efficacy of TachoSil vs. TachoComb in Japanese patients undergoing liver resection and to assess the safety of TachoSil vs. TachoComb in these patients. METHODS: This randomized, double-blind, noninferiority study (JapicCTI-090684) involved participants scheduled for liver resection/living donors (age ≥ 20 years). TachoSil or TachoComb (1:1 allocation ratio) was applied to control persistent exudative bleeding after primary hemostasis during liver resection/removal for donation...
April 1, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361216/combined-hepatic-arterial-resection-in-pancreatic-resections-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#6
Masaru Miyazaki, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Shigetsugu Takano, Hiroaki Shimizu, Atsushi Kato, Hiroyuki Yoshidome, Katunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Satoshi Kuboki, Daisuke Suzuki, Nozomu Sakai, Masayuki Ohtuka
PURPOSE: Arterial involvement in advanced pancreatic cancer generally defines local unresectability. This study was aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of combined common hepatic arterial resection with pancreaticoduodenectomy or total pancreatectomy in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer involving the hepatic artery. METHODS: Of 348 patients with pancreatic head cancers who underwent surgical resection between June 1999 and September 2015, 21 underwent combined common hepatic arterial resection with pancreaticoduodenectomy (17) or total pancreatectomy (4)...
March 30, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324171/risk-factors-for-delayed-gastric-emptying-after-esophagectomy
#7
Frank Benedix, Tobias Willems, Siegfried Kropf, Daniel Schubert, Patrick Stübs, Stephanie Wolff
PURPOSE: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common functional disorder after esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction. Little is known about risk factors that can predict this debilitating complication. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective esophagectomy from 2008 to 2016 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis of DGE was based on clinical, radiological, and endoscopic findings. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed to identify patient-, tumor-, and procedure-related factors that increase the risk of DGE...
March 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321508/gut-microbiota-and-bacterial-translocation-in-digestive-surgery-the-impact-of-probiotics
#8
REVIEW
Shunichiro Komatsu, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Masato Nagino
PURPOSE: It is conceivable that manipulation of the gut microbiota could reduce the incidence or magnitude of surgical complications in digestive surgery. However, the evidence remains inconclusive, although much effort has been devoted to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses on probiotics. Furthermore, the mechanism behind the protective effects of probiotics appears elusive, our understanding of probiotic actions being fragmentary. The objective of this review is to assess the clinical relevance of the perioperative use of probiotics in major digestive surgery, based on a comprehensive view of the gut microbiota, bacterial translocation (BT), and host defense system...
March 20, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314905/comparison-of-two-and-three-dimensional-display-for-performance-of-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#9
Shingo Kanaji, Satoshi Suzuki, Hitoshi Harada, Masayasu Nishi, Masashi Yamamoto, Takeru Matsuda, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Yasuhiro Fujino, Masahiro Tominaga, Yoshihiro Kakeji
PURPOSE: Introduction of three-dimensional (3D) display might remove technical obstacles of laparoscopic surgery and improve laparoscopic skills. We analyzed the effect of 3D technology on operative performance during laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) for gastric cancer and assessed its advantages over two-dimensional (2D) laparoscopy. METHODS: This study included 30 consecutive surgeries of LTG with esophagojejunostomy by the overlap method performed (3D group, n = 15, 2D group, n = 15)...
March 17, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303419/esophagectomy-for-cancer-in-octogenarians-should-we-do-it
#10
Elizabeth Paulus, Caroline Ripat, Vadim Koshenkov, Angela T Prescott, Kiran Sethi, Heather Stuart, Gregory Tiesi, Alan S Livingstone, Danny Yakoub
PURPOSE: Inconsistent data exists regarding esophagectomy outcomes in octogenarians undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for esophagectomy cancer patients between 2000 and 2012 at our tertiary referral center. Outcome data for octogenarians was compared to younger patients aged 20 to 79 years. A case-matched group of patients younger than 80 years old (n = 33) was included based on the Charlson comorbidity index with the octogenarian group (n = 33)...
March 16, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299450/the-prevalence-of-post-thyroidectomy-chronic-asthenia-a-prospective-cohort-study
#11
Gregorio Scerrino, Giuseppina Melfa, Cristina Raspanti, Andrea Attard, Sergio Mazzola, Roberto Gullo, Sebastiano Bonventre, Marco Attard, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Gaspare Gulotta
PURPOSE: Chronic asthenia (CA) is complained by some patients that have undergone thyroid surgery. We evaluate its impact in patients undergoing unilateral or bilateral thyroidectomy, the trend during a 1-year follow-up, and the possible risk factors. METHODS: A prospective, cohort study was carried out on 263 patients scheduled for thyroidectomy from 2012 and 2014. Exclusion criteria were as follows: Graves' disease, malignancies requiring radioiodine therapy, post-surgical hypoparathyroidism, laryngeal nerve palsy, abnormal pre- and post-operative thyroid hormone levels, and BMI outside the normal range...
March 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293741/influence-of-prognostic-nutritional-index-and-tumor-markers-on-survival-in-gastric-cancer-surgery-patients
#12
Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki
PURPOSE: Blood analytes are easily used in routine clinical practice. Tumor markers (TMs) are useful in diagnosing, treating, and predicting prognosis of gastric cancer (GC). The prognostic nutritional index (PNI) was also recently found to be useful in predicting GC prognosis. METHODS: The PNI and serum levels of CEA and CA19-9 of 453 patients with GC were measured to examine correlations between those levels and patients' prognoses. RESULTS: Of the 453 patients, 84 (18...
March 15, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283752/effects-of-a-preoperative-immune-modulating-diet-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-a-prospective-parallel-group-randomized-study
#13
Hiroyuki Kitagawa, Tsutomu Namikawa, Tomoaki Yatabe, Masaya Munekage, Fumiyasu Yamasaki, Michiya Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Hanazaki
PURPOSE: The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of a preoperative immune-modulating diet (IMD) before thoracoscopic esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: Thirty patients who were diagnosed with resectable esophageal cancer were assigned to two groups: the IMD (n = 15) and the standard liquid diet (SLD; n = 15) groups. We evaluated postoperative parameters, such as the incidence of complications and the postoperative levels of cytokines as the primary endpoints...
March 10, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255733/natural-courses-of-branch-duct-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm
#14
Taeheon Lee, Hong Joo Kim, Soo-Kyung Park, Hyo-Joon Yang, Yoon Suk Jung, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Yong Kyun Cho, Chong Il Sohn, Woo Kyu Jeon, Byung Ik Kim, Kyu Yong Choi
PURPOSE: The study was done to elucidate the clinico-radiologic predictive factors for cancerous change detected by disease progression (PD) mainly defined by interval increase in cyst size and change of cyst morphology, for branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN) patients with relatively long-term follow-up. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records and imaging findings were performed on 107 patients with BD-IPMN enrolled from July 2005 to May 2013, in whom the communication between the cystic lesion and pancreatic duct was confirmed by either endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)...
March 2, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251360/role-of-3d-in-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy
#15
Alexandros Charalabopoulos, Bruno Lorenzi, Ali Kordzadeh, Cheuk-Bong Tang, Sritharan Kadirkamanathan, Naga Venkatesh Jayanthi
PURPOSE: Two-stage minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) has gained popularity in the surgical treatment of esophageal cancer. MIE's limitation is embedded in the construction of intrathoracic anastomosis. Various anastomotic techniques have been reported; however, the mechanical one remains the most commonly adopted. This pilot study aims to describe an efficient, safe, and reproducible way of performing a hand-sewn intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis in conjunction with short-term results using 2D and 3D thoracoscopic approaches...
March 1, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246964/preoperative-radiographic-vascular-involvement-score-predicts-the-prognosis-of-resected-pancreatic-head-adenocarcinoma
#16
Shunsuke Onoe, Yuji Kaneoka, Atsuyuki Maeda, Yuichi Takayama, Yasuyuki Fukami
BACKGROUND: Operative indications for pancreatic head adenocarcinoma (PHC) with vascular invasion remain unclear. We aimed to develop a new prognostic model focusing on preoperative portal/superior mesenteric vein (PV/SMV) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) invasiveness. METHODS: From 2005 to 2012, 103 patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for PHC. The CT findings for both PV/SMV and SMA invasion were evaluated separately [PV/SMV, none (score 0), unilateral narrowing (score 1), bilateral narrowing/stenosis (score 2); SMA, none or <90° (score 0), ≥90° (score 3)]...
March 1, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246963/posterior-retroperitoneoscopic-adrenal-surgery-for-clinical-and-subclinical-cushing-s-syndrome-in-patients-with-bilateral-adrenal-disease
#17
Aoife J Lowery, Barbara Seeliger, Pier F Alesina, Martin K Walz
BACKGROUND: The treatment of hypercortisolism for patients with bilateral adrenal disease (BAD) is controversial. Bilateral total adrenalectomy results in permanent hypocortisolaemia requiring lifelong steroid replacement. A more conservative surgical approach, with less than bilateral total adrenalectomy (leaving functional adrenal tissue either unilaterally or bilaterally), represents an alternative option; however, long-term outcome or recurrence data are limited. We report our experience with the surgical management of hypercortisolism caused by BAD...
February 28, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238058/training-or-non-surgical-factors-what-determines-a-good-surgical-performance-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Cornelia Lindlohr, R Lefering, S Saad, M M Heiss, C Pape-Köhler
BACKGROUND: Acquiring laparoscopic skills is a necessity for every young surgeon. Whether it is a talent or a non-surgical skill that determines the surgical performance of an endoscopic operation has been discussed for years. In other disciplines aptitude testing has become the norm. Airlines, for example, have implemented assessments to test the natural aptitude of future pilots to predict their performance later on. In the medical field, especially surgery, there are no similar comparable tests implemented or even available...
February 25, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229225/implications-of-sdhb-genetic-testing-in-patients-with-sporadic-pheochromocytoma
#19
Aurelie Maignan, Carole Guerin, Valentin Julliard, Nunzia-Cinzia Paladino, Edward Kim, Philippe Roche, Fréderic Castinetti, Wassim Essamet, Julien Mancini, Alessio Imperiale, Roderick Clifton-Bligh, Pauline Romanet, Anne Barlier, Karel Pacak, Fréderic Sebag, David Taïeb
PURPOSE: Succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) associated pheochromocytomas (PHEOs) are associated with a higher risk of tumor aggressiveness and malignancy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate (1) the frequency of germline SDHB mutations in apparently sporadic patients with PHEO who undergo preoperative genetic testing and (2) the ability to predict pathogenic mutations. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 82 patients underwent a PHEO surgical resection. Sixteen were operated in the context of hereditary PHEO and were excluded from analysis...
February 22, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255732/7th-symposium-of-the-european-society-of-endocrine-surgeons-surgery-for-subclinical-endocrine-disease
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