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Nissen Surgery

C Theodore Huerta, Margaret Plymale, Peter Barrett, Daniel L Davenport, John Scott Roth
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair via Toupet or Nissen fundoplication remains the most commonly performed procedures for management of large hiatal hernia. Few studies have compared the procedures' long-term effectiveness. This study sought to characterize the efficacy of laparoscopic Toupet versus Nissen fundoplication for types III and IV hiatal hernia. METHODS: With IRB approval, a review of all laparoscopic hiatal hernia repairs with mesh reinforcement performed over 7 years at a single center by one surgeon was conducted...
November 26, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Hanna Kaijankoski, Mette Nissen, Tiina-Mari Ikäheimo, Mikael von Und Zu Fraunberg, Olavi Airaksinen, Jukka Huttunen
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has proven to be a cost-effective treatment for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). However, the effect on patients' working capability remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of SCS on working capability and to identify the factors behind permanent disability in FBSS patients. METHODS: The study group consisted of 198 working-age patients with SCS trialed or implanted for FBSS in a single center between 1996 and 2014...
November 26, 2018: Neurosurgery
Tae-Gyun Lee, In-Seob Lee, Beom-Su Kim, Hwoon-Yong Jung, Youn-Baik Choi
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a standard surgical treatment method for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Western countries. However, the procedure has not been actively carried out in Korea because of concerns regarding surgical complications. Here, we conducted this study to evaluate short-term surgical outcomes of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) performed at a single institution. METHODS: From January 2010 to August 2016, totally 29 patients underwent LNF for GERD performed by three surgeons at Asan Medical Center, Korea...
October 10, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
Luiz Gonzaga de Moura Júnior, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine, Mayra Sabiá de Moura, Régis Luiz Sabiá de Moura, Hermano Alexandre Lima Rocha, Manoel Odorico de Moraes Filho
BACKGROUND: Video surgery requires acquisition of psychomotor skills that are different from those required for open surgery. The aim of this study was to assess the EndoSuture Trainer Box Simulator (ESTBS), a new bariatric laparoscopic skills simulator, as a tool for surgical education, comparing it with a standard laparoscopic trainer (SLT). METHODS: A randomized prospective crossover study was designed to compare ESTBS versus SLT as a tool for training bariatric laparoscopic skills...
October 9, 2018: BMC Surgery
Andrew Hale, Greg Merlo, Lisa Nissen, Ian Coombes, Nicholas Graves
BACKGROUND: Current evidence to support cost effectiveness of doctor- pharmacist collaborative prescribing is limited. Our aim was to evaluate inpatient prescribing of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis by a pharmacist in an elective surgery pre-admission clinic against usual care, to measure any benefits in cost to the healthcare system and quality adjusted life years (QALYs) of patients. METHOD: A decision tree model was developed to assess cost effectiveness of pharmacist prescribing compared with usual care for VTE prophylaxis in high risk surgical patients...
October 1, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
Milena Nikolic, Katrin Schwameis, Georg Semmler, Reza Asari, Lorenz Semmler, Ariane Steindl, Berta O Mosleh, Sebastian F Schoppmann
BACKGROUND: Although around 30% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are insufficiently treated with medical therapy, only 1% opt for surgical therapy. One of the reasons behind this multifactorial phenomenon is the described adverse effect of long-term dysphagia or gastric bloating syndrome after surgical treatment. Aim of this study was to evaluate the most common side effects associated with anti-reflux surgery, as well as long-term outcomes in a large cohort of highly surgically standardized patients after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF)...
August 31, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Jonas Bloch Thorlund, Kenneth Pihl, Nis Nissen, Uffe Jørgensen, Jakob Vium Fristed, L Stefan Lohmander, Martin Englund
BACKGROUND: Mechanical knee symptoms are often considered important in the decision to perform knee arthroscopy on the suspicion of a meniscal tear. We investigated if presence of a meniscal tear at knee arthroscopy in adults is associated with presence of preoperative self-reported mechanical knee symptoms. METHODS: We used data from Knee Arthroscopy Cohort Southern Denmark (KACS). KACS consists of patients aged 18 years or older referred to knee arthroscopy on the suspicion of a meniscal tear at four recruiting hospitals between 1 February 2013 and 31 January 2015...
August 31, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
D Stephan, S Attwood, J Labenz, F Willeke
BACKGROUND: The symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are very common. Despite the fact that 40% of patients continue to suffer under conservative treatment, only approximately 1% of affected patients are operated on in Germany. Until recently, antireflux surgery was performed nearly exclusively in the form of a Nissen fundoplication or a Toupet hemifundoplication. These methods are still considered the gold standard. A new surgical minimally invasive procedure is described which treats reflux symptoms through electrical neuromodulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)...
October 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Ida A Nissen, Cornelis J Stam, Elisabeth C W van Straaten, Viktor Wottschel, Jaap C Reijneveld, Johannes C Baayen, Philip C de Witt Hamer, Sander Idema, Demetrios N Velis, Arjan Hillebrand
Objective: Epilepsy surgery results in seizure freedom in the majority of drug-resistant patients. To improve surgery outcome we studied whether MEG metrics combined with machine learning can improve localization of the epileptogenic zone, thereby enhancing the chance of seizure freedom. Methods: Presurgical interictal MEG recordings of 94 patients (64 seizure-free >1y post-surgery) were analyzed to extract four metrics in source space: delta power, low-to-high-frequency power ratio, functional connectivity (phase lag index), and minimum spanning tree betweenness centrality...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Kenneth Pihl, Aleksandra Turkiewicz, Martin Englund, L Stefan Lohmander, Uffe Jørgensen, Nis Nissen, Jeppe Schjerning, Jonas B Thorlund
OBJECTIVES: We explored associations between specific meniscal pathologies and other concurrent structural knee pathologies with presence of self-reported mechanical symptoms in patients undergoing meniscal surgery. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHODS: We included patients undergoing surgery for a meniscal tear from Knee Arthroscopy Cohort Southern Denmark (KACS). Pre-surgery, patients completed online questionnaires including self-reported presence of mechanical symptoms...
July 31, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Francisco Schlottmann, Jason M Long, Sean Brown, Marco G Patti
Acquisition of robotic surgical skills by surgical residents is usually hindered by time pressure and financial imperatives. Robotic simulation training offers an attractive solution because it allows residents to learn in a safe, controlled, and standardized environment. We aimed to determine the confidence levels of senior surgical residents with the robotic platform, and how those levels were affected by simulation training. Twenty senior residents participated in a simulation course using perfused porcine tissue blocks to perform the following robotic procedures: Nissen fundoplication, Heller myotomy, sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy, and lobectomy...
August 11, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Hang Cheng, Jeffrey W Clymer, Rana A Qadeer, Nicole Ferko, Behnam Sadeghirad, Chris G Cameron, Joseph F Amaral
Background: As compared to conventional techniques, recent meta-analyses have reported cost savings with Harmonic devices; however, only in thyroidectomy. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the costs associated with Harmonic devices versus conventional techniques across a range of surgical procedures. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library was conducted from inception to October 01, 2016 without language restrictions to identify randomized controlled trials comparing Harmonic devices to conventional techniques and reporting procedure costs (operating time plus operating equipment/consumables/device costs)...
2018: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
Joong-Min Park, Kyong-Choun Chi
Purpose: Although nonerosive and erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have similar symptom severity, nonerosive reflux disease (NERD) is considered a milder type of GERD and gastroenterologists have hesitated to refer these patients for antireflux surgery. The aim of this study was to compare surgical outcomes of antireflux surgery between patients with NERD and erosive reflux disease (ERD). Methods: Seventy patients met the inclusion criteria of this study among a total of 117 patients who underwent antireflux surgery from November 2012 to October 2017...
August 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Kathryn Sommese, Katherine Kelley, Bethany Tan, Mark Fontana, Jared Brooks
Postoperative iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernias have been reported sparingly after several thoracic and abdominal surgeries. Although rare, a delay in diagnosis can lead to life-threatening cases of strangulation or perforation, as well as cardiovascular and respiratory insufficiency. This is a case of a 78-year-old female who developed acute obstructive symptoms secondary to herniation of the distal stomach through a defect in the central tendon of the diaphragm. The diaphragmatic defect was presumed to be iatrogenically acquired after Nissen fundoplication one year prior...
July 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Mikhail Kazachkov, Jose-Alberto Palma, Lucy Norcliffe-Kaufmann, Bat-El Bar-Aluma, Christy L Spalink, Erin P Barnes, Nancy E Amoroso, Stamatela M Balou, Shay Bess, Arun Chopra, Rany Condos, Ori Efrati, Kathryn Fitzgerald, David Fridman, Ronald M Goldenberg, Ayelet Goldhaber, David A Kaufman, Sanjeev V Kothare, Jeremiah Levine, Joseph Levy, Anthony S Lubinsky, Channa Maayan, Libia C Moy, Pedro J Rivera, Alcibiades J Rodriguez, Gil Sokol, Mark F Sloane, Tina Tan, Horacio Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Familial dysautonomia (Riley-Day syndrome, hereditary sensory autonomic neuropathy type-III) is a rare genetic disease caused by impaired development of sensory and afferent autonomic nerves. As a consequence, patients develop neurogenic dysphagia with frequent aspiration, chronic lung disease, and chemoreflex failure leading to severe sleep disordered breathing. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disorders in familial dysautonomia...
August 2018: Respiratory Medicine
J E Oor, J A Broeders, D J Roks, J M Oors, B L Weusten, A J Bredenoord, E J Hazebroek
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic 270 degree posterior, or Toupet (LTF), and 180 degree anterior partial fundoplication (LAF) ensure equal reflux control and reduce the risk of gas-related symptoms compared to 360 degree (Nissen) fundoplication. It is unclear which type of partial fundoplication is superior in preventing gas-related side-effects. The aim of this study was to determine differences in effect of LTF and LAF on reflux characteristics and belching patterns. METHODS: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, esophageal manometry, and 24-h combined pH-impedance monitoring were performed before and 6 months after fundoplication (n = 10, LTF vs...
November 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
T Omari, F Connor, L McCall, L Ferris, S Ellison, B Hanson, R Abu-Assi, S Khurana, D Moore
Background: The role of high-resolution esophageal impedance manometry (HRIM) for establishing risk for dysphagia after anti-reflux surgery is unclear. We conducted a prospective study of children with primary gastroesophageal reflux (GER) disease, for whom symptoms of dysphagia were determined pre-operatively and then post-operatively and we examined for features that may predict post-operative dysphagia. Methods: Thirteen children (aged 6.8-15.5 years) undergoing work-up prior to 360o Nissen fundoplication were included in the study...
July 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
László Andrási, Attila Paszt, Zsolt Simonka, Szabolcs Ábrahám, András Rosztóczy, György Lázár
Background and Objectives: We wanted to assess our surgical results focusing on the patients' quality of life. We present our experience with laparoscopic surgery for epiphrenic esophageal diverticulum. Short- and long-term results of surgical therapy were analyzed. Methods: Eight patients were examined with a symptom-causing epiphrenic diverticulum. Patients underwent complex gastroenterologic examinations before and after surgery. Laparoscopic transhiatal epiphrenic diverticulectomy, Heller cardiomyotomy, and Dor anterior partial fundoplication were performed on 7 patients...
April 2018: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Erika L Juárez-Martinez, Ida A Nissen, Sander Idema, Demetrios N Velis, Arjan Hillebrand, Cornelis J Stam, Elisabeth C W van Straaten
In some patients with medically refractory epilepsy, EEG with intracerebrally placed electrodes (stereo-electroencephalography, SEEG) is needed to locate the seizure onset zone (SOZ) for successful epilepsy surgery. SEEG has limitations and entails risk of complications because of its invasive character. Non-invasive magnetoencephalography virtual electrodes (MEG-VEs) may overcome SEEG limitations and optimize electrode placement making SOZ localization safer. Our purpose was to assess whether interictal activity measured by MEG-VEs and SEEG at identical anatomical locations were comparable, and whether MEG-VEs activity properties could determine the location of a later resected brain area (RA) as an approximation of the SOZ...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
M A Amer, M D Smith, C H Khoo, G P Herbison, J L McCall
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors are the mainstay of treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, but are associated with ongoing costs and side-effects. Antireflux surgery is cost-effective and is preferred by many patients. A total (360o or Nissen) fundoplication is the traditional procedure, but other variations including partial fundoplications are also commonly performed, with the aim of achieving durable reflux control with minimal dysphagia. Many RCTs and some pairwise meta-analyses have compared some of these procedures but there is still uncertainty about which, if any, is superior...
July 13, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
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