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gastrointestinal surgery and nutrition

Martina Heinrich, Alexandra Kain, Florian Bergmann, Dietrich von Schweinitz
AIM: Fundoplication is required for children with chronic recurrent gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The aim of this study was to report parental perceptions of symptoms and overall satisfaction with the long-term course following fundoplication with special reference to patients with GERD risk factors. METHODS: We studied 34 patients, with a median age of 6.5 ±4.9 years, who received fundoplication between 2001-2005. Clinical information and surgical complications were recorded...
October 11, 2016: Acta Paediatrica
Andreas Repa, Ruth Lochmann, Lukas Unterasinger, Michael Weber, Angelika Berger, Nadja Haiden
BACKGROUND: Parenteral nutrition associated cholestasis (PNAC) is a frequently observed pathology in extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants. Its pathogenesis is determined by the composition and duration of parenteral nutrition (PN) as well as the tolerance of enteral feeds (EF). "Aggressive" nutrition is increasingly used in ELBW infants to improve postnatal growth. Little is known about the effect of "aggressive" nutrition on the incidence of PNAC. We analyzed the influence of implementing an "aggressive" nutritional regimen on the incidence of PNAC and growth in a cohort of ELBW infants...
2016: PeerJ
G Di Nardo, C Di Lorenzo, A Lauro, V Stanghellini, N Thapar, T B Karunaratne, U Volta, R De Giorgio
BACKGROUND: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) represents the most severe form of gastrointestinal dysmotility with debilitating and potentially lethal consequences. Symptoms can be non-specific, and result in this condition being diagnosed incorrectly or too late with consequences for morbidity and even mortality. PURPOSE: The present article aims to provide pediatric and adult gastroenterologists with an up to date review about clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic options for CIPO...
September 29, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Yin Li
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a patient-centered, surgeon-led system combining anesthesia, nursing, nutrition and psychology. It aims to minimize surgical stress and maintain physiological function in perioperative care, thereby expediting recovery. ERAS theory has been clinically applied for nearly 20 years and it is firstly used in colorectal surgery, then widely used in other surgical fields. However, ERAS is not used commonly in esophagectomy because of its surgical complexity and high morbidity of postoperative complications, which limits the application of ERAS in the field of esophagectomy...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
A Venara, M Neunlist, K Slim, J Barbieux, P A Colas, A Hamy, G Meurette
Postoperative ileus (POI) is a major focus of concern for surgeons because it increases duration of hospitalization, cost of care, and postoperative morbidity. The definition of POI is relatively consensual albeit with a variable definition of interval to resolution ranging from 2 to 7 days for different authors. This variation, however, leads to non-reproducibility of studies and difficulties in interpreting the results. Certain risk factors for POI, such as male gender, advanced age and major blood loss, have been repeatedly described in the literature...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Manon C W Spaander, Todd H Baron, Peter D Siersema, Lorenzo Fuccio, Brigitte Schumacher, Àngels Escorsell, Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagán, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Massimo Conio, Antonella de Ceglie, Janusz Skowronek, Marianne Nordsmark, Thomas Seufferlein, André Van Gossum, Cesare Hassan, Alessandro Repici, Marco J Bruno
This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), endorsed by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Society of Digestive Endoscopy (ESDO), and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations for malignant disease 1 ESGE recommends placement of partially or fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) for palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia over laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, and esophageal bypass (strong recommendation, high quality evidence)...
October 2016: Endoscopy
Hilde Risstad, Marius Svanevik, Jon A Kristinsson, Jøran Hjelmesæth, Erlend T Aasheim, Dag Hofsø, Torgeir T Søvik, Tor-Ivar Karlsen, Morten W Fagerland, Rune Sandbu, Tom Mala
Importance: Up to one-third of patients undergoing bariatric surgery have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 50. Following standard gastric bypass, many of these patients still have a BMI greater than 40 after peak weight loss. Objective: To assess the efficacy and safety of standard gastric bypass vs distal gastric bypass in patients with a BMI of 50 to 60. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, randomized clinical parallel-group trial at 2 tertiary care centers in Norway (Oslo University Hospital and Vestfold Hospital Trust) between May 2011 and April 2013...
September 14, 2016: JAMA Surgery
Catalina Mosquera, Nicholas J Koutlas, Kimberly C Edwards, Ashley Strickland, Nasreen A Vohra, Emmanuel E Zervos, Timothy L Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: The accurate diagnosis of malnutrition is imperative if we are to impact outcomes in the malnourished. The American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), in an attempt to address this issue, have provided evidence-based criteria to diagnose malnutrition. The purpose of this study was to validate the ASPEN/AND criteria in a cohort of patients from a single high-volume surgical oncology unit. METHODS: Patients undergoing major abdominal surgery from June 2013 to March 2015 were classified by their nutritional status using the ASPEN/AND criteria...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
M J Mϋller, T Paul, S Seeliger
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is the most common acquired disease of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) in premature infants and newborns. It is defined as an ulcerative inflammation of the intestinal wall. The clinical signs of incipient NEC are often very discrete, and range from localized intestinal symptoms to generalized signs of sepsis. NEC is classified depending on its severity into disease states according to the modified Bell's Classification. Treatment of NEC ranges, depending on its severity, from a conservative therapeutic approach to surgery with resection of the affected parts of the intestine...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Karen Tsai, Deepan Singh, Aaron Pinkhasov
Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID) is a diagnosis in diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders-5 (DSM-5) manifested by persistent failure to meet nutritional and/or energy needs. Pudendal nerve entrapment (PNE) often causes pelvic discomfort in addition to constipation and painful bowel movements. Current literature on ARFID is sparse and focuses on the pediatric and adolescent population. No association between PNE and ARFID has been described. We present a case of ARFID in an adult male with PNE resulting from subsequent scarring from testicular cancer surgery...
August 19, 2016: International Journal of Eating Disorders
V S Yip, D F J Dunne, S Samuels, C Y Tan, C Lacasia, J Tang, C Burston, H Z Malik, G J Poston, S W Fenwick
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has been proven effective in liver surgery. Adherence to the ERAS pathway is variable. This study seeks to evaluate adherence to key components of an ERAS protocol in liver resection, and identify the components associated with successful clinical outcomes. METHOD: All patients undergoing liver resections for two consecutive years were included in our ERAS pathway. Six key components of ERAS included preoperative assessment, nutrition and gastrointestinal function, postoperative analgesia, mobilisation and discharges...
October 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Selim Yiğit Yildiz, Murat Burç Yazicioğlu, Çağrı Tiryaki, Ali Çiftçi, Zehra Boyacioğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Enteral feeding and immunonutrition (ImN) have been shown to be associated with a number of favorable effects in patients undergoing cancer surgery. In this prospective study, we aimed to assess the perioperative use of enteral immunonutrition in patients undergoing radical gastrointestinal surgery for malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients with malignancy were included in this study and were randomized into one of the two following nutritional strategies: enteral only (EN) or enteral with enteral immunonutrition (ENIN)...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
Gijs H K Berkelmans, Bas J W Wilts, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Koshi Kumagai, Magnus Nilsson, Teus J Weijs, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Marc J van Det, Misha D P Luyer
INTRODUCTION: Early start of an oral diet is safe and beneficial in most types of gastrointestinal surgery and is a crucial part of fast track or enhanced recovery protocols. However, the feasibility and safety of oral intake directly following oesophagectomy remain unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of early versus delayed start of oral intake on postoperative recovery following oesophagectomy. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is an open-label multicentre randomised controlled trial...
August 5, 2016: BMJ Open
Daniel Gero, Olivier Gié, Martin Hübner, Nicolas Demartines, Dieter Hahnloser
PURPOSE: Postoperative ileus (POI) is a frequent complication after abdominal surgery; nonetheless, it remains poorly defined. Our aim was to achieve an international consensus among leading colorectal surgeons on definition, prevention, and treatment of POI. METHODS: Thirty-five experts from five continents participated in a three-round Delphi process. Round 1 contained open-ended questions on POI and postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). Round 2 included closed-ended questions...
August 3, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Ram Prakash Narayanan, Akheel A Syed
Bariatric surgery is most commonly carried out in women of childbearing age. Whilst fertility rates are improved, pregnancy following bariatric surgery poses several challenges. Whilst rates of many adverse maternal and foetal outcomes in obese women are reduced after bariatric surgery, pregnancy is best avoided for 12-24 months to reduce the potential risk of intrauterine growth retardation. Dumping syndromes are common after bariatric surgery and can present diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in pregnancy...
October 2016: Obesity Surgery
Mike Crickmer, Colum P Dunne, Andrew O'Regan, J Calvin Coffey, Suzanne S Dunne
AIM: To evaluate published trials examining oral post-operative protein supplementation in patients having undergone gastrointestinal surgery and assessment of reported results. METHODS: Database searches (MEDLINE, BIOSIS, EMBASE, Cochrane Trials, Cinahl, and CAB), searches of reference lists of relevant papers, and expert referral were used to identify prospective randomized controlled clinical trials. The following terms were used to locate articles: "oral'' or "enteral'' and "postoperative care'' or "post-surgical'' and "proteins'' or "milk proteins'' or "dietary proteins'' or "dietary supplements'' or "nutritional supplements''...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Xia Yan, Fu-Xiang Zhou, Tian Lan, Hui Xu, Xiao-Xi Yang, Cong-Hua Xie, Jing Dai, Zhen-Ming Fu, Yan Gao, Lu-Lu Chen
OBJECTIVE: To improve clinical outcomes, parenteral nutrition, standard enteral nutrition and immuno-enhanced nutrition are widely used in the gastrointestinal tumor patients undergoing surgery, but the optimal management of postoperative nutrition support remains uncertain. METHODS: We systematically searched the PUBMED, EMBASE and CNKI to identify latent studies which the effects of standard EN compared with PN or IEN on gastrointestinal tumor patients until the end of November, 2015...
July 2, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Masaki Nakamura, Mikihito Nakamori, Toshiyasu Ojima, Masahiro Katsuda, Keiji Hayata, Makoto Iwahashi, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND: After esophagectomy, esophageal cancer patients suffer from malnutrition, anorexia, and dysfunction of digestion and absorption. Rikkunshito, a traditional Japanese herbal medicine, reportedly attenuates gastrointestinal symptoms and appetite loss after gastrointestinal surgery. We evaluated the clinical effect of rikkunshito and its relationship with ghrelin in esophageal cancer patients after esophagectomy. METHODS: This prospective nonrandomized study included 40 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent esophagectomy at Wakayama Medical University Hospital...
July 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Yoshitaka Toyomasu, Kyoichi Ogata, Masaki Suzuki, Toru Yanoma, Akiharu Kimura, Norimichi Kogure, Mitsuhiro Yanai, Tetsuro Ohno, Erito Mochiki, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastrostomy after proximal gastrectomy (PG) is a simple and safe reconstruction, but it leads to a high incidence of reflux esophagitis and impairs postoperative quality of life. We have already reported gastric tube (GT) reconstruction after PG and performed it on more than 100 patients. No studies have reported long-term outcomes after PG-GT. The aim of this study was to investigate long-term outcomes, including nutrition indices, such as body weight, serum albumin, total protein, hemoglobin, and ferritin after PG, and observe recovery of upper gastrointestinal tract motility...
July 21, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Lorraine S Young, Pham Thi Thu Huong, Nguyen Thi Lam, Nghiem Nguyet Thu, Ha Thi Van, Nguyen Lien Hanh, Le Danh Tuyen, Dinh Thi Kim Lien, Tran Hieu Hoc, Chu Thi Tuyet, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Elizabeth G Henry, Carine M Lenders, Kathleen M Gura, Sherman J Bigornia, Caroline M Apovian, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The nutritional status and hospital feeding practices of surgical patients in Vietnam are not well documented. Based on a cross-sectional study at Bach Mai Hospital (BMH), the prevalence of malnutrition was found to be 33% in the surgical ward using a body mass index (BMI<18.5 kg/m(2). We conducted an observational study over a three month period to evaluate the feeding practices in the gastrointestinal (GI) surgery ward at Bach Mai Hospital (BMH) in Hanoi, Vietnam...
2016: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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