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Adam B King, Matthew D Spann, Patrick Jablonski, Jonathan P Wanderer, Warren S Sandberg, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently remain in the hospital after bariatric surgery due to pain, nausea, and inability to tolerate oral intake. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) concepts address these perioperative complications and therefore improve length of stay for bariatric surgery patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine if ERAS concepts increase the proportion of patients discharged on postoperative day 1. Secondary objectives included mean length of stay, perioperative opioid use, emergency department visits, and readmissions...
February 13, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Raymond K Tsang, Eddy W Y Wong, Jason Y K Chan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to describe the use of a novel flexible, single-arm robot in performing a transoral radical tonsillectomy and retropharyngeal lymph node dissection. METHODS: A 63-year-old man with a T1N2bM0 (American Joint Committee on Cancer seventh edition classification) squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the left tonsil underwent a transoral robotic radical tonsillectomy and retropharyngeal lymph node dissection, followed by a left selective neck dissection of levels I to IV...
February 23, 2018: Head & Neck
Liqun Shan, Jianing Liu
BACKGROUND: Transoral thyroidectomy is a kind of "natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)" which is now being performed in increasing frequency. However, the safety and feasibility have not been concluded yet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systemic literature search was performed in Pubmed, Cochrane, and Embase databases to identify all studies written in English and published up to April 2017. The keywords used were "transoral endoscopic," "transoral robotic," "oral vestibular endoscopic," and "oral vestibular robotic" combined with "thyroidectomy" or "thyroid surgery...
January 31, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
D H Kim, Y H Lee, D Cha, S H Kim
Eagle's syndrome is characterised by focal pain in the tonsillar fossa on wide mouth opening or head rotation and various accompanying symptoms. While the syndrome is difficult to diagnose, shortening the styloid process via a transoral or transcervical surgical approach has been shown to be the most effective treatment. The aim of this article was to document our experience with a transoral robotic approach to treat Eagle's syndrome and to present the outcomes of four patients. We reviewed the cases of four patients with Eagle's syndrome who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Stefano Scaringi, Francesco Giudici, Daniela Zambonin, Ferdinando Ficari, Paolo Bechi
The development of bowel-sparing techniques (strictureplasties) for extended stricturing Crohn's disease (CD) and the increased use of minimally invasive surgery (wound sparing) represent the two most important improvements in inflammatory bowel disease surgery from the origin. Nevertheless, the minimally invasive approach for extended stricturing forms is usually avoided primarily because of difficulties in performing complex intracorporeal sutures. We describe a totally intracorporeal robotic ileocecal resection with a yet described modified side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for an extended ileocecal CD...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Bora Kahramangil, Khuzema Mohsin, Hassan Alzahrani, Daniah Bu Ali, Syed Tausif, Sang-Wook Kang, Emad Kandil, Eren Berber
Background: Numerous new approaches have been described over the years to improve the cosmetic outcomes of thyroid surgery. Transoral approach is a new technique that aims to achieve superior cosmetic outcomes by concealing the incision in the oral cavity. Methods: Transoral thyroidectomy through vestibular approach was performed in two institutions on cadaveric models. Procedure was performed endoscopically in one institution, while the robotic technique was utilized at the other...
December 2017: Gland Surgery
Engin Aynacı, Murat Karaman, Burak Kerşin, Mahmut Ozan Fındık
INTRODUCTION: Radiofrequency tissue ablation (RFTA) and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) are the methods used in OSAS surgery. We also aimed to compare the advantages and disadvantages of RF and TORS as treatment methods applied in OSAS patients in terms of many parameters, especially apnea hypopnea index (AHI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were classified by performing a detailed examination and evaluation before surgery. 20 patients treated with anterior palatoplasty and uvulectomy -/+ tonsillectomy + RFTA (17 males, 3 females) and 20 patients treated with anterior palatoplasty and uvulectomy -/+  tonsillectomy + TORS (16 males, 4 females) were included in the study...
January 3, 2018: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Adolfo Cuendis-Velázquez, Mario E Trejo-Ávila, Andrés Rodríguez-Parra, Orlando Bada-Yllán, Carlos Morales-Chávez, Luis Fernández-Álvarez, Eduardo Cárdenas-Lailson, Sujey Romero-Loera, Martin Rojano-Rodríguez, Mucio Moreno-Portillo
Spontaneous biliary-enteric fistula after laparoscopic cholecystectomy bile duct injury is an extremely rare entity. Y-en-Roux hepaticojejunostomy has been demonstrated to be an effective surgical technique to repair iatrogenic bile duct injuries. Seven consecutive patients underwent robotic-assisted (n = 5) and laparoscopic (n = 2) biliary-enteric fistula resection and bile duct repair at our hospital from January 2012 to May 2017. We reported our technique and described post-procedural outcomes. The mean age was 52...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Rikke Tolstrup, Jonas Amstrup Funder, Liselotte Lundbech, Niels Thomassen, Lene Hjerrild Iversen
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the surgical treatment of rectal cancer, robot-assisted laparoscopy has been introduced. The robot has gained widespread use; however, the scientific basis for treatment of rectal cancer is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether robot-assisted laparoscopic rectal resection cause less perioperative pain than standard laparoscopic resection measured by the numerical rating scale (NRS score) as well as morphine consumption. METHODS: Fifty-one patients were randomized to either laparoscopic or robot-assisted rectal resection at the Department of Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark...
March 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Thomas D Dobbs, Olivia Cundy, Harsh Samarendra, Khurram Khan, Iain Stuart Whitaker
Background: The use of robots in surgery has become commonplace in many specialties. In this systematic review, we report on the current uses of robotics in plastic and reconstructive surgery and looks to future roles for robotics in this arena. Methods: A systematic literature search of Medline, EMBASE, and Scopus was performed using appropriate search terms in order to identify all applications of robot-assistance in plastic and reconstructive surgery. All articles were reviewed by two authors and a qualitative synthesis performed of those articles that met the inclusion criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
Ryan M Carey, Benjamin L Hodnett, Christopher H Rassekh, Gregory S Weinstein
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Plunging ranulas are oral mucoceles that often cannot be visualized directly and thus can be challenging to diagnose and differentiate from other neck lesions. Surgery is the preferred treatment option, but the optimal approach requires careful consideration. METHODS: We report the case of a plunging ranula presenting as an isolated neck mass in a 33-year-old patient. This patient was treated with a novel transoral robotic surgery (TORS)-assisted approach aided by sialendoscopy...
November 29, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
Vinita A Rajadurai, Jason Tan, Stuart G Salfinger, Paul A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH) is associated with improved outcomes compared to open surgery in patients with endometrial cancer but data are conflicting when comparing RALH to conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH). In October 2014, a RALH program was established in Perth, Western Australia. AIM: To compare outcomes in patients undergoing RALH with a matched cohort undergoing TLH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective matched cohort study compared outcomes in 45 patients who underwent RALH with 45 controls who were patients treated with TLH...
November 23, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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November 18, 2017: Veterinary Record
Margherita Russo, Vincenzo Dattola, Anna Lisa Logiudice, Rosella Ciurleo, Edoardo Sessa, Rosaria De Luca, Placido Bramanti, Alessia Bramanti, Antonino Naro, Rocco Salvatore Calabrò
INTRODUCTION: Currently, none of the available multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying medications has been shown to stop or reverse gait disability. Recently, the nabiximols has been tested for the treatment of spasticity and walking impairment in MS. Nabiximols (trade name Sativex) is an oromucosal spray formulation containing 1:1 fixed ratio of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol derived from cloned Cannabis sativa L. plant. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: A single-center, prospective, parallel design, single-blind trial will be conducted at the IRCCS Neurolesi "Bonino-Pulejo" (Italy) involving MS patients affected by spasticity and undergoing a Robotic Rehabilitation training...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Joseph McClellan, Virginie Achim, Daniel Clayburgh
BACKGROUND: Head and neck surgery is not often considered a risk factor for intestinal ileus and small bowel obstruction. However, many of these patients may have had prior abdominal surgery, a known risk factor for small bowel obstruction, and may be at risk for bowel obstruction after a surgical procedure of the head and neck. METHODS: We present a case describing a patient who, after undergoing transoral robotic surgery, experienced delayed postoperative ileus and eventual small bowel obstruction requiring exploratory laparotomy and bowel resection...
January 2018: Head & Neck
Kyle M Hatten, Robert M Brody, Gregory S Weinstein, Jason G Newman, Andres M Bur, Ara A Chalian, Bert W OʼMalley, Christopher H Rassekh, Steven B Cannady
BACKGROUND: Transoral surgical techniques for oropharyngeal tumors have been widely accepted, yet often results in a significant functional deficit. Current reports on the safety, feasibility, and swallowing performance after microvascular reconstruction are limited to small volume case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 42 consecutive patients, between December 2013 and May 2016, who underwent transoral robotic surgery oropharyngectomy followed by microvascular reconstruction...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Pavel Dulguerov, Naif H Alotaibi, Stephanie Lambert, Nicolas Dulguerov, Minerva Becker
BACKGROUND: Total laryngectomy after (chemo)radiotherapy is associated with a high incidence of fistula and therefore flaps are advocated. The description of a transoral robotic total laryngectomy prompted us to develop similar minimally invasive open approaches for functional total laryngectomy. METHODS: A retrospective study of consecutive unselected patients with a dysfunctional larynx after (chemo)radiation that underwent open maximal mucosal-sparing functional total laryngectomy (MMSTL) between 2014 and 2016 is presented...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Young Jun Chai, Ralph P Tufano, Angkoon Anuwong, Hoon Yub Kim
The transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a novel, scar-free surgical procedure that does not require visible incisions. Indications for TOETVA are as follows: predicted gland width on diagnostic imaging ≤10 cm; a thyroid volume outline of <45 mL or dominant nodule dimension of ≤50 mm; three or four Bethesda lesions; a primary papillary microcarcinoma without local or distant metastasis; and patient request for optimal esthetic results. Contraindications are as follows: patients unfit for general anesthesia; precedent radiation in the head, neck, upper mediastinum; antecedent neck surgery; recurrent goiter; a gland volume of >45 mL or main nodule diameter of >50 mm; and documentation of lymph node or distant metastases, tracheal/esophageal infiltration, preoperative laryngeal nerve palsy, hyperthyroidism, mediastinal goiter, or an oral abscess...
October 16, 2017: Endocrine
Christopher L Tarola, Hussein A Al-Amodi, Sankar Balasubramanian, Stephanie A Fox, Christopher C Harle, Ivan Iglesias, Kumar Sridhar, Patrick J Teefy, Michael W A Chu, Bob B Kiaii
OBJECTIVE: Contemporary anesthetic techniques have enabled shorter sedation and early extubation in off-pump and minimally invasive coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery. Robotic-assisted CABG represents the optimal surgical approach for ultrafast track anesthesia, with patients able to bypass the cardiac surgical intensive care unit with recovery in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) and inpatient ward. METHODS: In-hospital postoperative outcomes from ninety patients who underwent either elective or urgent robotically-assisted CABG at our institution were reviewed...
September 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Cecilie Maria Madsen, Kung-I Feng, Andrew Leithead, Nicole Canfield, Søren Astrup Jørgensen, Anette Müllertz, Thomas Rades
The composition of the human intestinal fluids varies both intra- and inter-individually. This will influence the solubility of orally administered drug compounds, and hence, the absorption and efficacy of compounds displaying solubility limited absorption. The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of simulated intestinal fluid (SIF) composition on the solubility of poorly soluble compounds. Using a Design of Experiments (DoE) approach, a set of 24 SIF was defined within the known compositions of human fasted state intestinal fluid...
January 1, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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