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Barbed suture

Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Ling Hsiao, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Pei-Ming Huang, Jang-Ming Lee
BACKGROUND: Barbed sutures are widely used in various laparoscopic digestive surgeries. The purpose of this paper is to present our initial experience of laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy with unidirectional barbed sutures in esophageal cancer patients and compare it with our early cases using traditional transabdominal sutures. METHODS: A total of 118 esophageal cancer patients who underwent laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy were identified in a single institution in Taiwan from June 2014 to May 2016...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Kristin A Coleman, Sean Adams, Daniel D Smeak, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for laparoscopic incisional gastropexy using an articulated endoscopic suturing device with knotless unidirectional barbed suture in healthy large breed dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series. ANIMALS: Healthy client-owned dogs presented for prophylactic gastropexy and weighing >20 kg (n=7). METHODS: Incisional gastropexy was performed using a single port access system with an articulated endoscopic suturing device...
October 12, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Amanda Marie Hill, K Meryl David, Lindsay Clark-Donat, Lee Marvin Hammons, Masoud Azodi, Dan-Arin Silasi
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether vertical versus horizontal closure of the vaginal cuff during laparoscopic hysterectomy has an effect on postoperative vaginal length and pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. Subjects were randomly assigned to vertical or horizontal vaginal cuff closure at the time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy. POP-Q tests were performed before surgery, two to four weeks after surgery, and three to four months after surgery...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Sang-Yong Son, Long-Hai Cui, Ho-Jung Shin, Cheulsu Byun, Hoon Hur, Sang-Uk Han, Yong Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Compared to end-to-side anastomosis with a circular stapler, the overlap method is favored for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy because it facilitates handling of the stapler, even in narrow spaces, and wider anastomosis. However, it associates with technical difficulties during anastomosis, including difficult traction on the esophageal stump that necessitates stay sutures. Here, we introduce a new modified overlap method that employs knotless barbed sutures (MOBS) and report the outcomes of our case series...
October 3, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Dominik Duscher, Michael S Pollhammer, Raphael Wenny, Andreas Shamiyeh, Manfred Schmidt, Georg M Huemer
INTRODUCTION: Surgical wound closure is often complicated by suture-related issues. The recent introduction of knotless barbed sutures may address the shortcomings of conventional sutures and offer the additional benefit of reduced operating time. In this paper, we describe our experience with barbed sutures for body-contouring procedures. We share technical insights and evaluate postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective assessment of prospectively collected data over a period of more than 5 years was undertaken...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Jin Hwi Kim, Seung Won Byun, Jae Yeon Song, Yeon Hee Kim, Hee Joong Lee, Tae Chul Park, Keun Ho Lee, Soo Young Hur, Jong Sup Park, Sung Jong Lee
We compared results using unidirectional barbed sutures and conventional sutures for vaginal cuff closure during total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH).The electronic medical records and surgical videos of 170 patients who underwent TLH between January 2013 and March 2015 at Uijeong-bu St. Mary's Hospital of Catholic University of Korea were reviewed. Vaginal cuffs were closed using the 2-layer continuous running technique with unidirectional barbed sutures (V-Loc; Covidien, Mansfield, MA) in 64 patients and with polycolic acid Vicryl; Ethicon, Somerville, NJ sutures in 106 patients...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
A Racca, F Alessandri, U Leone Roberti Maggiore, S Fausta, P L Venturini, S Ferrero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
E S Paik, Y-Y Lee, C-R Roh, T-J Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
T C Park, S W Byun, J H Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
C-J Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
E Nam, J Yoon, I Lee, J Lee, S Kim, S Kim, Y Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Jin Yong Shin, Jin Soo Kim, Si-Gyun Roh, Nae-Ho Lee, Kyung-Moo Yang
BACKGROUND: The barbed suture technique uses newly developed materials for flexor tendon repair. In this study, the authors examine the effectiveness of using barbed sutures in flexor tendon repair compared with conventional methods. METHODS: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis was performed using MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane databases. Barbed suture and conventional suture methods were extracted as predictor variables, and maximum force, gap formation force, and cross-sectional area were extracted as outcome variables...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Alex Wade, Adam Dugan, Margaret A Plymale, James Hoskins, Amanda Zachem, John Scott Roth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: American Surgeon
David Pan, Shomik Sengupta, David R Webb
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2012: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Amir Toussi, Robert M Turner, Anthony T Corcoran, Stephen V Jackman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2014: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Yiwen Zhou, Greer Guthrie, Alice Chuang, Jonathan P Faro, Vaseem Ali
This study examined the performance of unidirectional barbed suture versus polyglactin 910 with respect to vaginal cuff healing in robotic-assisted total laparoscopic hysterectomy (RATLH). This was a retrospective cohort study of 93 patients who underwent RATLH in a teaching hospital from July 2008 to June 2012. In the first 44 patients, the vaginal cuff was closed by interrupted polyglactin (Vicryl) 2-0 suture. In the following 49 patients, unidirectional barbed suture (V-loc) in a running fashion was used for cuff closure...
September 2014: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Ali Ghomi, Reza Askari
Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is an effective and durable surgical procedure that is conventionally reserved for management of vaginal vault prolapse. With the availability of robotic technology in recent years, sacrocolpopexy has become more commonly performed in a minimally invasive fashion. Peritoneal closure can be a tedious and time-consuming step in robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy. We describe a novel technique utilizing a bidirectional barbed suture to re-approximate the peritoneum in robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy, making the procedure more time-efficient...
August 2010: Journal of Robotic Surgery
So-Jin Shin, Hyewon Chung, Sang-Hoon Kwon, Soon-Do Cha, Chi-Heum Cho
To describe a simple and efficient technique for suturing the vaginal cuff in robotic-assisted single-site hysterectomy using barbed suture and a straight needle. Consecutive patients undergoing robotic-assisted single-site hysterectomy from February 2014 to August 2015 at Dong San Hospital, Keimyung University were included. Surgeons used two barbed sutures in a running fashion to close the vaginal cuff. A barbed suture was exclusively used with a straightened needle in upward direction from posterior vaginal cuff to anterior vaginal cuff which played a pivotal role for closure...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Manuel Ferrer-Márquez, Ricardo Belda-Lozano, Alberto Soriano-Maldonado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Jens J Rassweiler, Jan Klein, Alexandra Tschada, Ali Serdar Gözen
OBJECTIVES: To present technique and long-term results of retroperitoneal laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) focussing on the impact of an ergonomic platform. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and May 2016, 287 patients (193 male, 94 female) underwent LPN by four surgeons. Median age was 59 (19-85) years. Mean tumour size was 3.1 (1-9) cm. Mean PADUA-score was 7.3 (6-12). Access was retroperitoneal in 235 (82%) cases. Since October 2010, we used ETHOS(TM) -chair during excision of the tumour in 130 (45...
August 12, 2016: BJU International
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