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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303519/siewert-iii-adenocarcinoma-treatment-update
#1
REVIEW
Alberto Di Leo, Andrea Zanoni
Siewert III cancer, although representing around 40% of EGJ cancers and being the EGJ cancer with worst prognosis, does not have a homogenous treatment, has few dedicated studies, and is often not considered in study protocols. Although staged as an esophageal cancer by the TNM 7th ed., it is considered a gastric cancer by new TNM 8th ed. Our aim was to consolidate the current literature on the indications and treatment options for Siewert III adenocarcinoma. A review of the literature was performed to better delineate treatment indications (according to stage, surgical margins, type of lymphatic spread and lymphadenectomy) and treatment strategy...
March 16, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276033/effect-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-on-her-2-expression-in-surgically-treated-gastric-and-oesophagogastric-junction-carcinoma-a-multicentre-italian-study
#2
Damiano Chiari, Elena Orsenigo, Giovanni Guarneri, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Elena Mazza, Luca Albarello, Massimiliano Bissolati, Sarah Molfino, Carlo Staudacher
Predictors of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy are not available for gastric and oesophago-gastric junction carcinoma. HER-2 over-expression in breast cancer correlates with poor prognosis and high incidence of recurrence. First aim of this study was to evaluate if the HER-2 expression/amplification is predictive of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in terms of pathologic regression. Secondary aim was to evaluate if HER-2 expression varies after neoadjuvant treatment. Thirty-five patients with locally advanced gastric or oesophago-gastric junction carcinoma underwent preoperative chemotherapy and surgical resection at San Raffaele Scientific Institute and Spedali Civili of Brescia...
March 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266000/long-term-effects-of-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-versus-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-for-the-treatment-of-morbid-obesity-a-monocentric-prospective-study-with-minimum-follow-up-of-5%C3%A2-years
#3
Federico Perrone, Emanuela Bianciardi, Simona Ippoliti, Jennifer Nardella, Francesco Fabi, Paolo Gentileschi
Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are the most widely used bariatric procedures nowadays. The aim of this study was to compare long-term results on weight loss and comorbidities improvement for both procedures. A cohort of 304 consecutive patients underwent surgery in 2006-2009: 162 underwent LSG and 142 underwent LRYGB. The mean follow-up time was 75.8 ± 8.4 months (range 60-96). LSG showed greater effectiveness in percentage of excess weight loss (%EWL) at 180 days and at 1 year of follow-up...
March 6, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260181/breast-cancer-in-young-women-an-overview
#4
REVIEW
Zoi Anastasiadi, Georgios D Lianos, Eleftheria Ignatiadou, Haralampos V Harissis, Michail Mitsis
Despite dramatic advances in cancer research setting, breast cancer remains a major health problem and represents currently a top biomedical research priority. Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women, and its incidence and mortality rates are expected to increase significantly the next years. Recently the researchers' interest has been attracted by breast cancer arising in young women. Current evidence suggests that in women aged <45 years, breast cancer is unquestionably the leading cause of cancer-related deaths...
March 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260180/sleeve-gastrectomy-leads-to-easy-management-of-hormone-replacement-therapy-and-good-weight-loss-in-patients-treated-for-craniopharyngioma
#5
Manuela Trotta, Joël Da Broi, Angelo Salerno, Rosa M Testa, Giuseppe M Marinari
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of sleeve gastrectomy on hormone replacement therapy and on hypothalamic obesity in patients affected by craniopharyngioma with post-surgical pan-hypopituitarism. A retrospective review of three patients, treated for hypothalamic obesity with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, who have previously undergone surgery for craniopharyngioma in their childhood, was done. Patients' mean age and BMI were 22.3 years (range 21-24) and 49.2 kg/m(2) (range 41.6-58.1), respectively...
March 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220382/meta-analysis-of-laparoscopic-vs-open-liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Anastasia Prodromidou, Ioannis D Kostakis, Nikolaos Machairas
Laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) are widely accepted as safe and effective procedures for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the hands of experienced surgeons. The efficacy and extent of benefits of pure as well as hand-assisted laparoscopic and laparoscopy-assisted liver resection over open liver resection (OLR) have been investigated by numerous studies during the last 10 years. The aim of our meta-analysis is to investigate the effect of LLR in short- and long-term outcomes compared to OLR in patients operated for HCC...
February 20, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215039/impact-of-surgical-experience-on-management-and-outcome-of-pancreatic-surgery-performed-in-high-and-low-volume-centers
#7
Marco Stella, Massimiliano Bissolati, Daniele Gentile, Alessandro Arriciati
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is one of the procedures in general surgery with the highest rate of life-threatening complications. The positive impact of the volume-outcome ratio on outcomes and mortality in pancreatic surgery (PS) has led to policy-level efforts toward centralization of care for PS that is currently under evaluation by some Regional Health Services. The role of the surgeon's experience and training is still under debate. The aim of this paper is to compare the outcomes of PS by the same surgeon in a high volume (HV) and in a low volume (LV) hospital to assess whether a specific training in PS could outdo the benefits of hospital volume...
February 18, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210961/clinical-significance-of-lymph-nodes-micrometastasis-in-conventionally-node-negative-advanced-gastric-cancer
#8
LETTER
Konstantinos Blouhos, Konstantinos A Boulas, Anestis Hatzigeorgiadis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194664/phrenic-nerve-stimulation-during-neck-dissection-for-advanced-thyroid-cancer-involving-level-iv-is-it-worth-doing-it
#9
Carlos S Duque, Juan P Dueñas, Marcela Marulanda, Diana Pérez, Andres Londoňo, Soham Roy, Mai Al Khadem
During thyroidectomy and neck dissection surgery for advanced or recurrent metastatic thyroid cancer under intraoperative monitoring, we used the available technology to assess the feasibility of such an intervention to monitor those patients with phrenic nerves at risk. A retrospective review of patients operated on from January 2009 to December 2015 by a single surgeon (CSD) was conducted. Patients who had neck and mediastinal dissection, with or without total thyroidectomy, due to advanced or recurrent metastatic disease to the neck were selected...
February 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188573/fertility-sparing-surgery-for-stage-ia-type-i-and-g2-endometrial-cancer-in-reproductive-aged-patients-evidence-based-approach-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Diego Rossetti, Alessandro Tropea, Antonio Biondi, Antonio Simone Laganà
Fertility-sparing surgery (FSS) in reproductive-age patients affected by endometrial cancer (EC) gained growing attention in the last decade, although the first reports were already published in 1990-2000s. Nevertheless, only few patients undergoing FSS for stage I, type I EC had been reported in each case series, without a robust multicenter study. In the available literature there are even fewer reported cases of conservative treatment of Stage IA and G2 EC. Considering these important gaps in our current knowledge, the purpose of this review was to summarize the available evidence about conservative treatments for stage IA type I and G2 EC, to improve the pretreatment counseling for reproductive-age patients...
February 10, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188572/gastroparesis-post-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-in-diabetic-patients
#11
Abdulrahman Saleh Al-Mulhim
Impairment of gastric emptying is well recognized in patients with diabetes mellitus. The aim of this study was to investigate the influencing factors for gastroparesis syndrome development after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in diabetic patients. This is a case-control study. Clinical data were collected retrospectively for 462 diabetic patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy from 2008 to 2013. We retrospectively analyzed the incidence of gastroparesis syndrome, clinical features, course of disease, and risk factors...
February 10, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124278/a-systematic-review-of-clinical-effectiveness-of-wound-edge-protector-devices-in-reducing-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
#12
REVIEW
Muhammad Shafique Sajid, M A Rathore, P Sains, K K Singh
This article highlights the clinical effectiveness of wound edge protector devices (WEPD) in preventing the post-operative surgical site infections (SSI) in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. Using the principles of meta-analysis and systematic review as recommended by the Cochrane Collaboration, the data from selected randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) were analysed to generate summated outcome and presented in the form of odds ratio (OR). Eighteen RCTs on 3808 reported the effectiveness of WEPD in patients undergoing abdominal surgery...
January 25, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108938/preoperative-work-up-for-definition-of-lymph-node-risk-involvement-in-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-5-year-follow-up
#13
Pietro Cignini, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Antonio Biondi, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Giuseppe Cutillo
This prospective cohort study aimed to analyze the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and hysteroscopic excisional biopsy (HEB) for predicting the low- and high-risk patients with endometrial carcinoma for nodal involvement at preoperative evaluation. From January 2005 to December 2006, all patients with a diagnosis of endometrial carcinoma were prospectively included in the study and underwent pelvic MRI and HEB. The pelvic MRI (without contrast) was aimed to evaluate the extent of myometrial invasion (MI < 50%, MI ≥ 50%), the possible involvement of cervical stroma, the ovarian, and lymph nodes status...
January 20, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097502/should-we-routinely-use-debtace-for-unresectable-hcc-ctace-versus-debtace-a-single-center-survival-analysis
#14
M Massani, T Stecca, C Ruffolo, N Bassi
Conventional trans-arterial chemoembolization (cTACE) for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) achieves a partial response in up to 72% of patients and improves median survival. Drug-eluting-beads-TACE (DEBTACE) improves treatment efficacy and tolerance as compared to cTACE. Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate our experience in the treatment of intermediate/advanced HCC with cTACE versus DEBTACE. Overall survival (OS) was the first endpoint. We retrospectively considered our department register data between 2006 and 2012...
January 17, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078548/all-that-glitters-are-not-gold-reactive-lymphoid-hyperplasia-mimicking-colorectal-liver-metastases-description-of-a-case-and-literature-review
#15
LETTER
Damiano Caputo, Mariacristina Cartillone, Roberto Coppola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 11, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013455/laparoscopic-appendectomy-hem-o-lok-versus-endoloop-in-stump-closure
#16
Andrea Lucchi, Pierluigi Berti, Michele Grassia, Luca Maria Siani, Carlo Gabbianelli, Gianluca Garulli
There are several techniques described to close the appendicular stump during laparoscopic appendectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and usefulness of the Hem-o-lok clip for the closure of appendicular stump, comparing these data with those concerning the endo-loop. We conducted a retrospective study that compared two groups of patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy from 2010 to 2015 at our institution. We used the Endoloop to close the stump in the first group (group I) and the Hem-o-lok in the second group (group II)...
December 24, 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266001/composite-mesh-and-gluteal-fasciocutaneous-rotation-flap-for-perineal-hernia-repair-after-abdominoperineal-resection-a-novel-technique
#17
Marios Papadakis, Gunnar Hübner, Marzena Bednarek, Mohamed Arafkas
Perineal hernia is an uncommon complication following abdominoperineal rectum resection. Several surgical procedures have been proposed for perineal hernia repair, including perineal, laparoscopic and abdominal approaches. Repair techniques can be classified into primary suture techniques, mesh placements and repairs with autogenous tissue. We report a 68-year-old man with a perineal hernia, who underwent a pelvic floor reconstruction with a transperineal composite mesh and a gluteal fasciocutaneous rotation flap...
March 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766595/a-literature-review-of-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-so-far-so-good
#18
REVIEW
Martin de Santibañes, Luis Boccalatte, Eduardo de Santibañes
Recently, associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) emerged as a novel surgical strategy to induce a rapid and large hypertrophy of the future liver remnant (FLR). We conducted a computerized search using PubMed and Google Scholar for reports published between March 2012 and July 2016 using mesh headings and key words relating to the ALPPS surgical procedure. The promising results obtained up to date are difficult to interpret due to the heterogeneous group of patients with different underlying pathologies and different chemotherapy schemes...
March 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012148/ultrasonic-energy-device-versus-monopolar-energy-device-in-laparoscopic-transabdominal-preperitoneal-tapp-inguinal-hernia-repair
#19
Shimpei Otsuka, Yuji Kaneoka, Atsuyuki Maeda, Yuichi Takayama, Yasuyuki Fukami, Shunsuke Onoe
Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) is gaining popularity as an approach to repairing of inguinal hernia. In many institutions, a disposable ultrasonic energy device is used in the TAPP repair procedure. However, the benefit and necessity of an ultrasonic device are unclear. We have switched to use of a reusable monopolar energy device, and we conducted a retrospective study comparing the surgical results obtained with each of the energy devices. Our study group comprised 241 adults who underwent TAPP repair for inguinal hernia between November 2012 and December 2014...
December 23, 2016: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854081/commentary-to-paper-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis-beyond-72-hours-of-symptom-onset
#20
EDITORIAL
Dario Borreca, Andrea Borasi, Paolo De Paolis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Updates in Surgery
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