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World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109854/correction-to-acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
#1
Fang-Fang Ji
[This corrects the article on p. 5 in vol. 9, PMID: 28603584.].
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109853/mesenteric-vein-thrombosis-following-impregnation-via-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer
#2
Masaaki Hirata, Hiroko Yano, Tomoe Taji, Yoshiharu Shirakata
Pregnancy is an acquired hypercoagulable state. Most patients with thrombosis that develops during pregnancy present with deep vein leg thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, whereas the development of mesenteric vein thrombosis (MVT) in pregnant patients is rare. We report a case of MVT in a 34-year-old woman who had achieved pregnancy via in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). At 7 wk of gestation, the patient was referred to us due to abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting and hematochezia, and she was diagnosed with superior MVT...
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109852/mortality-and-morbidity-in-necrotizing-pancreatitis-managed-on-principles-of-step-up-approach-7-years-experience-from-a-single-surgical-unit
#3
Deshpande Aparna, Sunil Kumar, Shukla Kamalkumar
AIM: To determine percentage of patients of necrotizing pancreatitis (NP) requiring intervention and the types of interventions performed. Outcomes of patients of step up necrosectomy to those of direct necrosectomy were compared. Operative mortality, overall mortality, morbidity and overall length of stay were determined. METHODS: After institutional ethics committee clearance and waiver of consent, records of patients of pancreatitis were reviewed. After excluding patients as per criteria, epidemiologic and clinical data of patients of NP was noted...
October 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081902/development-of-a-telehealth-monitoring-service-after-colorectal-surgery-a-feasibility-study
#4
Damian D Bragg, Helena Edis, Sian Clark, Simon L Parsons, Binoy Perumpalath, Dileep N Lobo, Charles A Maxwell-Armstrong
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of a text-messaging system to remotely monitor and support patients after discharge following elective colorectal surgery, within an enhanced recovery protocol. METHODS: Florence (FLO) is a National Health Service telehealth solution utilised for monitoring chronic health conditions, such as hypertension, using text-messaging. New algorithms were designed to monitor the well-being, basic physiological observations and any patient-reported symptoms, and provide support messages to patients undergoing colorectal surgery within an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for 30 d after discharge...
September 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081901/role-of-reduced-size-liver-bowel-grafts-in-the-abdominal-wall-transplantation-era
#5
REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Anil Vaidya
The evolution of multi-visceral and isolated intestinal transplant techniques over the last 3 decades has highlighted the technical challenges related to the closure of the abdomen at the end of the procedure. Two key factors that contribute to this challenge include: (1) Volume/edema of donor graft; and (2) loss of abdominal domain in the recipient. Not being able to close the abdominal wall leads to a variety of complications and morbidity that range from complex ventral hernias to bowel perforation. At the end of the 90's this challenge was overcome by graft reduction during the donor operation or bench table procedure (especially reducing liver and small intestine), as well as techniques to increase the volume of abdominal cavity by pre-operative expansion devices...
September 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932352/novel-technique-of-abdominal-wall-nerve-block-for-laparoscopic-colostomy-rectus-sheath-block-with-transperitoneal-approach
#6
Jun Nagata, Jun Watanabe, Yusuke Sawatsubashi, Masaki Akiyama, Koichi Arase, Noritaka Minagawa, Takayuki Torigoe, Kotaro Hamada, Yoshifumi Nakayama, Keiji Hirata
A 62-year-old man who had acute rectal obstruction due to a large rectal cancer is presented. He underwent emergency laparoscopic colostomy. We used the laparoscopic puncture needle to inject analgesia with the novel transperitoneal approach. In this procedure, both ultrasound and laparoscopic images assisted with the accurate injection of analgesic to the correct layer. The combination of laparoscopic visualization and ultrasound imaging ensured infiltration of analgesic into the correct layer without causing damage to the bowel...
August 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932351/abdominal-tuberculosis-is-there-a-role-for-surgery
#7
REVIEW
Elroy Patrick Weledji, Benjamin Thumamo Pokam
It is important that surgeons are familiar with the various manifestations of tuberculosis (TB). Although TB has been declining in incidence in the developed world, it remains an important problem in endemic areas of the developing world. The aim of the review was to elucidate the natural history and characteristics of abdominal TB and ascertain the indications for surgery. TB can affect the intestine as well as the peritoneum and the most important aspect of abdominal TB is to bear in mind the diagnosis and obtain histological evidence...
August 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824749/analysis-of-risk-factors-especially-different-types-of-plexitis-for-postoperative-relapse-in-crohn-s-disease
#8
Ágnes Milassin, Anita Sejben, László Tiszlavicz, Zita Reisz, György Lázár, Mónika Szűcs, Renáta Bor, Anita Bálint, Mariann Rutka, Zoltán Szepes, Ferenc Nagy, Klaudia Farkas, Tamás Molnár
AIM: To evaluate the presence of submucosal and myenteric plexitis and its role in predicting postoperative recurrence. METHODS: Data from all patients who underwent Crohn's disease (CD)-related resection at the University of Szeged, Hungary between 2004 and 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. Demographic data, smoking habits, previous resection, treatment before and after surgery, resection margins, neural fiber hyperplasia, submucosal and myenteric plexitis were evaluated as possible predictors of postoperative recurrence...
July 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824748/perforation-associated-with-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-for-duodenal-neoplasm-without-a-papillary-portion
#9
Yasuhiro Matsuda, Kazuki Sakamoto, Naoki Kataoka, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Masafumi Tomita, Shinichiro Makimoto
AIM: To investigate predictors of perforation after endoscopic resection (ER) for duodenal neoplasms without a papillary portion. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, cohort study conducted between April 2003 and September 2014. A total of 54 patients (59 lesions) underwent endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) (n = 36) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) (n = 23). Clinical features, outcomes, and predictors of perforation were investigated. RESULTS: Cases of perforation occurred in eight (13%) patients (95%CI: 4...
July 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690775/value-of-multi-disciplinary-input-into-laparoscopic-management-of-rectal-cancer-an-observational-study
#10
Pawan Kumar Dhruva Rao, Sooriyaratchige Pradeep Manjula Peiris, Seema Safia Arif, Rhodri A Davies, Ashraf Gergies Masoud, Puthucode Narayanan Haray
AIM: To assess the impact of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) management in optimising the outcome for rectal cancers. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of patients with rectal cancers (defined as tumours ≤ 15 cm from anal verge) discussed at our MDT between Jan 2008 and Jan 2011. The data was validated against the national database to ensure completeness of dataset. The clinical course and follow-up data was validated using the institution's electronic patient records...
June 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690774/utility-of-routine-blood-tests-after-elective-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-symptomatic-gallstones
#11
Offir Ben-Ishay, Marina Zeltser, Yoram Kluger
AIM: To evaluate the value of blood testing after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy and its association with procedure related complications. METHODS: Charts of all patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy from January 2013 through December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively for demographics, indication for surgery, operative course and outcome. In our institution the decision to perform postoperative blood analysis is left for the discretion of the surgeon, therefore we had the possibility to compare the results of those who had blood analyses results to those who did not...
June 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690773/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-rectal-cancer-no-surgery-minimal-surgery-or-minimally-invasive-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Joseph M Plummer, Pierre-Anthony Leake, Matthew R Albert
Over the last decade, with the acceptance of the need for improvements in the outcome of patients affected with rectal cancer, there has been a significant increase in the literature regarding treatment options available to patients affected by this disease. That treatment related decisions should be made at a high volume multidisciplinary tumor board, after pre-operative rectal magnetic resonance imaging and the importance of total mesorectal excision (TME) are accepted standard of care. More controversial is the emerging role for watchful waiting rather than radical surgery in complete pathologic responders, which may be appropriate in 20% of patients...
June 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603585/international-scientific-communications-in-the-field-of-colorectal-tumour-markers
#13
Krasimir Ivanov, Ivan Donev
AIM: To analyze scientometrically the dynamic science internationalization on colorectal tumour markers as reflected in five information portals and to outline the significant journals, scientists and institutions. METHODS: A retrospective problem-oriented search was performed in Web of Science Core Collection (WoS), MEDLINE, BIOSIS Citation Index (BIOSIS) and Scopus for 1986-2015 as well as in Dervent Innovations Index (Derwent) for 1995-2015. Several specific scientometric parameters of the publication output and citation activity were comparatively analyzed...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603584/acute-calculous-cholecystitis-review-of-current-best-practices
#14
REVIEW
Carlos Augusto Gomes, Cleber Soares Junior, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Michael Denis Kelly, Camila Couto Gomes, Felipe Couto Gomes, Lívia Dornellas Corrêa, Camila Brandão Alves, Samuel de Fádel Guimarães
Acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) is the most frequent complication of cholelithiasis and represents one-third of all surgical emergency hospital admissions, many aspects of the disease are still a matter of debate. Knowledge of the current evidence may allow the surgical team to develop practical bedside decision-making strategies, aiming at a less demanding procedure and lower frequency of complications. In this regard, recommendations on the diagnosis supported by specific criteria and severity scores are being implemented, to prioritize patients eligible for urgency surgery...
May 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503259/five-year-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-as-a-primary-procedure-for-morbid-obesity-a-prospective-study
#15
Carlos Hoyuela
AIM: To prospectively evaluate the postoperative morbi-mortality and weight loss evolution of patients who underwent a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) as a primary bariatric procedure during 5 years of follow-up. METHODS: Since 2006, data from patients undergoing a highly restrictive primary LSG have been prospectively registered in a database and analysed. Preoperative co-morbid conditions, operating time, hospital stay, early and late complications rate and evolution of weight loss after 5 years of follow-up were analysed...
April 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503258/feasibility-of-pancreatectomy-following-high-dose-proton-therapy-for-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Kathryn E Hitchcock, R Charles Nichols, Christopher G Morris, Debashish Bose, Steven J Hughes, John A Stauffer, Scott A Celinski, Elizabeth A Johnson, Robert A Zaiden, Nancy P Mendenhall, Michael S Rutenberg
AIM: To review surgical outcomes for patients undergoing pancreatectomy after proton therapy with concomitant capecitabine for initially unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: From April 2010 to September 2013, 15 patients with initially unresectable pancreatic cancer were treated with proton therapy with concomitant capecitabine at 1000 mg orally twice daily. All patients received 59.40 Gy (RBE) to the gross disease and 1 patient received 50.40 Gy (RBE) to high-risk nodal targets...
April 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503257/trends-with-neoadjuvant-radiotherapy-and-clinical-staging-for-those-with-rectal-malignancies
#17
Sanjay S Reddy, Beth Handorf, Jeffrey M Farma, Elin R Sigurdson
AIM: To see how patterns of care changed over time, and how institution type effected these decisions. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed using the National Cancer Database, looking at all patients that were diagnosed with rectal cancer from 1998 to 2011. We tested differences in rates of treatment and stage migration using χ(2) tests and logistic regression models. RESULTS: A review of ninety thousand five hundred and ninety four subjects underwent multimodality therapy for cancer of the rectum...
April 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396722/laparoscopic-retrosternal-gastric-pull-up-for-fistulized-mediastinal-mass
#18
Benedetto Mungo, Arianna Barbetta, Anne O Lidor, Miloslawa Stem, Daniela Molena
We describe the case of a patient successfully reconstructed with laparoscopic retrosternal gastric pull-up after esophagectomy for unresectable posterior mediastinal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, eroding into the esophagus and compressing the airways. A partial esophagectomy with esophagostomy was performed for treatment of esophageal pleural fistula and empyema, while the airways were managed with the placement of an endobronchial stent. Gastrointestinal reconstruction was performed using a laparoscopic approach to create a retrosternal tunnel for gastric conduit pull-up and cervical anastomosis...
March 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396721/resection-of-complex-pancreatic-injuries-benchmarking-postoperative-complications-using-the-accordion-classification
#19
Jake E Krige, Eduard Jonas, Sandie R Thomson, Urda K Kotze, Mashiko Setshedi, Pradeep H Navsaria, Andrew J Nicol
AIM: To benchmark severity of complications using the Accordion Severity Grading System (ASGS) in patients undergoing operation for severe pancreatic injuries. METHODS: A prospective institutional database of 461 patients with pancreatic injuries treated from 1990 to 2015 was reviewed. One hundred and thirty patients with AAST grade 3, 4 or 5 pancreatic injuries underwent resection (pancreatoduodenectomy, n = 20, distal pancreatectomy, n = 110), including 30 who had an initial damage control laparotomy (DCL) and later definitive surgery...
March 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396720/delayed-gastric-emptying-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy-incidence-risk-factors-and-healthcare-utilization
#20
Somala Mohammed, George Van Buren Ii, Amy McElhany, Eric J Silberfein, William E Fisher
AIM: To characterize incidence and risk factors for delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following pancreaticoduodenectomy and examine its implications on healthcare utilization. METHODS: A prospectively-maintained database was reviewed. DGE was classified using International Study Group of Pancreatic Surgery criteria. Patients who developed DGE and those who did not were compared. RESULTS: Two hundred and seventy-six patients underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) (> 80% pylorus-preserving, antecolic-reconstruction)...
March 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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