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JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729782/holding-strength-of-suture-an-experimental-study-using-porcine-kidney
#1
Ünsal Özkuvanci, Haluk Akpinar, Mert Ali Karadag, Muhammet İrfan Dönmez, Fatih Altunrende
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The search for the perfect suture is going on and has resulted in the introduction of many different suture types into the market. The purpose of this study is to investigate the holding strength (HS) of different sutures in the renal parenchyma in an experimental study on pig kidneys. METHODS: The HS that caused sliding of the suture was investigated in 5 adult porcine kidneys with 7 suture variants. HS-caused tearing of the kidney was investigated with 3 suture types on 5 kidneys...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694682/laparoscopic-suturing-as-a-barrier-to-broader-adoption-of-laparoscopic-surgery
#2
REVIEW
Sangtaeck Lim, Sudip Ghosh, Paul Niklewski, Sanjoy Roy
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic surgery is increasingly replacing the open procedure because of its many patient-related benefits that are well aligned with policies and programs that seek to optimize health system performance. However, widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has been slow, in part, because of the complexity of laparoscopic suturing. The objective of this study was to review the clinical and economic impacts of laparoscopic suturing in key procedures and to assess its role as a barrier to the broader adoption of laparoscopic surgery...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694681/patients-knowledge-and-perceptions-of-morcellation
#3
Erika L Mowers, Courtney S Lim, Bethany Skinner, Nichole Mahnert, Sara R Till, Sawsan As-Sanie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Morcellation has received increased media and professional attention, but it remains unclear how much the average patient knows about this topic. We sought to evaluate patients' knowledge of morcellation, assess their perceptions of the risks and benefits, and determine how these perceptions affect their decision regarding the route of surgery. METHODS: Anonymous paper surveys were administered to 500 patients attending gynecologic appointments at the University of Michigan...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729781/advanced-hysteroscopic-surgery-quality-assurance-in-teaching-hospitals
#4
REVIEW
Mark M S Erian, Glenda R McLaren, Anna-Marie Erian
Advanced hysteroscopic surgery (AHS) is a vitally important technique in the armamentarium for the management of many day-to-day clinical problems, such as menorrhagia, surgical excision of uterine myomata and septa in the management of female infertility, hysteroscopic excision of chronically retained products of conception (placenta accreta), and surgical removal of intramural ectopic pregnancy. In today's climate of accountability, it is necessary that gynecologists take a more active role in assuring the quality of their work...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729780/best-practices-for-robotic-surgery-programs
#5
Stephanie J Estes, David Goldenberg, Joshua S Winder, Ryan M Juza, Jerome R Lyn-Sue
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Robotic surgical programs are increasing in number. Efficient methods by which to monitor and evaluate robotic surgery teams are needed. METHODS: Best practices for an academic university medical center were created and instituted in 2009 and continue to the present. These practices have led to programmatic development that has resulted in a process that effectively monitors leadership team members; attending, resident, fellow, and staff training; credentialing; safety metrics; efficiency; and case volume recommendations...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684896/a-technique-of-endoscopic-nipple-sparing-mastectomy-for-breast-cancer
#6
Yu Wang, Ji-Xiang Wu, Shan Guan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) is a widely accepted surgical technique for patients with early breast cancer. The technique improves cosmetic outcomes, but a decrease in nipple sensitivity has been observed with NSM because of the incision into the nipple-areola complex (NAC). Endoscopic nipple-sparing mastectomy with skin lifting system (ENSMSLS) removes all breast tissue through the axillary incision used for the sentinel lymph node biopsy, to avoid incision around the NAC area...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642640/same-day-discharge-for-laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy
#7
Samay Jain, Barbara Saltzman, Amy Miller, Jorge Ortiz, Jenna Nofziger
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy has provided advantages of decreased postoperative pain and length of stay when compared to the open approach. We provide our results of same-day discharge for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: We examined the safety and efficacy of same-day discharge for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in a retrospective cohort analysis. This institutional review board-approved study began in July 2015, when all consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic donor nephrectomy were offered same-day discharge...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642639/foregut-duplication-cysts-in-children
#8
Keshawadhana Balakrishnan, Frances Fonacier, Shilpa Sood, Natasha Bamji, Howard Bostwick, Gustavo Stringel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare anomalies. We report our experience with foregut duplication cysts including their clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities, and surgical management. METHODS: We report a 20-year retrospective review of all foregut duplication cysts managed at our institution. RESULTS: Twelve patients with 13 foregut duplication cysts were identified. The ages of the children at the time of surgery ranged from infancy to adolescence, with a mean age of 7...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642638/laparoscopic-surgery-for-focal-adenomyosis
#9
Jae-Young Kwack, Yong-Soon Kwon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: For conservative surgical treatment of focal uterine adenomyosis, laparoscopic adenomyomectomy has been increasingly performed, so that reassessment to determine the safety and efficacy of the laparoscopic surgical technique in a larger number of cases and reevaluation for reproducibility for laparoscopic adenomyomectomy is needed. We evaluate the clinical outcomes of laparoscopic adenomyomectomy with transient occlusion of uterine arteries (TOUA) for focal uterine adenomyosis performed by a single surgeon at a single institute...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584502/laparoscopic-splenectomy-in-hemodynamically-stable-blunt-trauma
#10
Gregory S Huang, Elisha A Chance, Barbara M Hileman, Eric S Emerick, Emily A Gianetti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: No criteria define indications for laparoscopic splenectomy in trauma. This investigation compared characteristics of trauma patients and outcomes between laparoscopic and open splenectomies. METHODS: Patients were identified retrospectively by using ICD-9 codes. Included patients were 18 or older, with a blunt splenic injury from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2014, and required splenectomy. Excluded patients had penetrating trauma, successful nonoperative management, or successful embolization...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584501/-scarless-inguinal-herniorrhaphy
#11
Hiba Abdel-Aziz, Elisha A Chance
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy is widely accepted. Robotic-assisted surgery provides improved 3-dimensional visualization and enhanced dexterity. The purpose of this case series was to demonstrate the feasibility of a modified, robotic, single-site, unilateral inguinal herniorrhaphy. TECHNIQUE: Six patients 18 years of age or older with a body mass index <35 provided informed consent and underwent hernia repair with a modified herniorrhaphy technique from January to July 2014...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584500/postablation-endometrial-carcinoma
#12
Morris Wortman, George A Vilos, Angelos G Vilos, Basim Abu-Rafea, Wendy Dwyer, Robert Spitz
BACKGROUND: Many women have undergone both resectoscopic and nonresectoscopic (or global) endometrial ablation (EA) during the past 20 years. These women are now approaching their sixth and seventh decades of life, a time frame in which endometrial carcinoma (EC) is most frequently diagnosed. DATABASE: In several reports, surgeons have expressed concern that endometrial ablation may leave a sequestered island of EC that may escape detection, possibly delaying its diagnosis or causing it to appear at an advanced stage...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584499/quantifying-intraoperative-laparoscopic-visual-field-opacity
#13
Danielle Abbitt, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Jay Redan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic surgery can be complicated by condensation and debris on the lens obscuring the visual field, increasing the risk of surgical error and injury to the patient. Despite, development of possible solutions, little is known regarding the quantitative measure of time lost during surgery because of an obscured visual field. Without this knowledge, the cost of laparoscopic lens fogging cannot be quantified and compared to the cost of antifogging devices...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507426/performance-of-high-school-students-in-a-laparoscopic-training-program
#14
Scott Furer, Sarah Alam, James Rosser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that high school students can be subjected to the same laparoscopic surgical training curriculum used by surgeons and successfully complete it. The goal of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of early training in minimally invasive surgical techniques. METHODS: Thirteen high school students, ages 15-18, participated in the validated Top Gun Surgeon Laparoscopic Skills and Suturing program. The students performed 3 preparatory drills 10 times each...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439193/hysteroscopic-management-of-uterine-arteriovenous-malformation
#15
Stefano Calzolari, Mauro Cozzolino, Eleonora Castellacci, Valeria Dubini, Alfonso Farruggia, Giovanni Sisti
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is characterized by shunts between the myometrial arteries and veins. Treatment is based on the severity of uterine bleeding and ranges from conservative medical approaches to embolization of affected arteries. The aim of study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of hysteroscopy for management of uterine AVM. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of a cohort of 11 cases occurring between March 2012 and December 2015 in our Regional Center of Excellence in Hysteroscopy, University of Florence...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439192/bedside-vein-mapping-for-conduit-size-in-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
#16
Frank Manetta, Pey-Jen Yu, Allan Mattia, John C Karaptis, Alan R Hartman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The greater saphenous vein has been used in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for more than 50 years. Endoscopic vein harvesting has greatly reduced the morbidity associated with obtaining the vein, but the quality of the vein could not be assessed before its was exposed surgically or after the endoscopic procedure had been performed. This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative mapping of the greater saphenous vein at the bedside in assessing suitable conduit size for use in CABG...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701858/early-experience-in-starting-a-laparoscopic-liver-resection-program-in-greece
#17
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Nikolaos Machairas, Ioannis D Kostakis, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Petros Charalampoudis, Stylianos Kykalos, Gregory Kouraklis, Dimitrios Mantas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Laparoscopic liver resections (LLRs) have gained wider acceptance during the decade as safe and efficient procedures in the management of several benign and malignant diseases when performed by experienced surgeons. We report our initial institutional experience with LLRs performed by 1 certified hepatobiliary surgeon. METHODS: Patients undergoing LLRs by 1 senior hepatobiliary surgeon in our Institution during the period from January 2012 through January 2017 were prospectively sampled and retrospectively analyzed for the purposes of this study...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701857/laparoscopic-single-site-inguinal-hernia-repair-using-a-self-fixating-mesh
#18
Alfredo D Guerron, Hui-Jie Lee, Jin Yoo, Keri Seymour, Ranjan Sudan, Dana Portenier, Chan Park
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Every year ∼20 million inguinal hernia repairs are completed worldwide. Increased patient access to medical information and education has elicited interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques that obtain improved surgical outcomes and cosmesis. Because of these factors, there is a growing interest in single-incision surgery. Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) single-incision hernia repair technique has been reported with different meshes used in a tack fixation system...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400698/laparoscopic-rectopexy-with-urinary-bladder-xenograft-reinforcement
#19
Aradhana Mehta, Rami Afshar, David L Warner, Amy Gardner, Ellen Ackerman, Jared Brandt, Kent C Sasse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rectal prolapse is often repaired laparoscopically, frequently with the use of reinforcement material. Both synthetic and biologically derived materials reduce recurrence rate compared to primary suture repair. Synthetic mesh introduces potential complications such as mesh erosion, fibrosis, and infection. Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) represents a biologically derived material for reinforcement of rectal prolapse repair with the potential to improve durability without risks of synthetic materials...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400697/the-impact-of-individual-surgeon-volume-on-hysterectomy-costs
#20
Jonathan P Shepherd, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Kelly L Kantartzis, Ted Lee, Michael J Bonidie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Hysterectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures women will undergo in their lifetime. Several factors affect surgical outcomes. It has been suggested that high-volume surgeons favorably affect outcomes and hospital cost. The objective is to determine the impact of individual surgeon volume on total hospital costs for hysterectomy. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort of women undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications from 2011 to 2013 at 10 hospitals within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center System...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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