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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900486/staging-laparoscopy-for-advanced-gastric-cancer-significance-of-preoperative-clinicopathological-factors
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Hisahiro Hosogi, Hisashi Shinohara, Shigeru Tsunoda, Shigeo Hisamori, Hitoshi Sumida, Koya Hida, Kazutaka Obama, Hiroshi Okabe, Yoshiharu Sakai
PURPOSE: Although the use of staging laparoscopy (SL) for detecting peritoneal metastasis (P) and determining peritoneal lavage cytology (CY) is widespread in advanced gastric cancer, an indication for SL based on preoperative clinicopathological factors is controversial. METHODS: From May 2006 to September 2015, 120 patients with advanced gastric cancer with primary tumors ≥5 cm and/or with bulky regional lymph nodes (bulky N) underwent SL for assessment of P/CY status...
November 29, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898351/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-congenital-peritoneal-band-in-adult
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Yahmadi Abdelwahed, Rebii Saber, Ben Ismail Imen, Zenaidi Hakim, Zoghlami Ayoub
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is common in adult surgical procedures, mainly due to postoperative adhesions. Acute SBO in adults without history of abdominal surgery, trauma or clinical hernia is less common and has various etiologies. Congenital band is an extremely rare cause. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. He had no history of abdominal surgery or any other medical problems...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895521/impact-of-a-medical-university-on-laparoscopic-surgery-in-a-service-oriented-public-hospital-in-the-caribbean
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Shamir O Cawich, Suresh Pooran, Barbara Amow, Ernest Ali, Fawwaz Mohammed, Marlon Mencia, Samuel Ramsewak, Seetharaman Hariharan, Vijay Naraynsingh
INTRODUCTION: The Caribbean lags behind global trends for volume and complexity of laparoscopic operations. In an attempt to promote laparoscopy at a single facility, a partnership was formed between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. This study seeks to document the effect of this partnership on laparoscopic practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this partnership, the UWI took the bold step of volunteering to staff a surgical team if the Ministry of Health provided the necessary legislative changes...
2016: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882405/outcomes-of-laparoscopic-surgery-in-pathologic-t4-colon-cancers-compared-to-those-of-open-surgery
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Jeonghyun Kang, Seung Hyuk Baik, Kang Young Lee, Seung-Kook Sohn
INTRODUCTION: Despite the oncologic safety of laparoscopic surgery in colon cancer management, laparoscopy is not regarded as a standard treatment for T4 colon cancer. The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term and long-term oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in patients with locally advanced colon cancer. MATERIAL AND METHOD: From March 2003 to June 2013, a total of 109 consecutive patients with proven pathologic T4 colon cancer were enrolled...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867846/what-s-the-best-minimal-invasive-approach-to-pediatric-nephrectomy-and-heminephrectomy-conventional-laparoscopy-cl-single-site-less-or-robotics-ras
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REVIEW
Holger Till, Ali Basharkhah, Andras Hock
BACKGROUND: Conventional laparoscopy (CL) using 3-5 mm ports has become the goldstandard for pediatric nephrectomy (N), heminephrectomy (HN) and heminephrecto-ureterectomy (HNU) for many years now. Recently the spectrum of minimal invasive surgery (MIS) has been extended by variants like laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) or robot-assisted surgery (RAS). However such technical developments tend to drive surgical euphoria and feasibility studies, but may miss adequate academic research about function and proven patients' benefits...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867844/surgical-approaches-for-varicocele-in-pediatric-patient
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Alejandra Parrilli, Agnese Roberti, Maria Escolino, Ciro Esposito
BACKGROUND: Varicocele represents one of the most common surgically correctible urologic anomalies in adolescent males. The best procedure for the treatment of adolescent varicocele has not been established, but with recent advances in minimal access surgery, there have been many reports praising the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy and retroperitoneoscopy for the surgical correction of varicocele in adolescent. The aim of this review is to compare the results of Palomo's technique, with retroperitoneoscopic and transperitoneoscopic approaches in adolescent, analyzing recurrence, testicular growth and complications...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867841/laparoscopy-or-retroperitoneoscopy-which-is-the-best-approach-in-pediatric-urology
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Antoniou, Christos Karetsos
The emergence of minimally invasive surgery about 20 years ago revolutionized pediatric urology. Advances in pediatric devices allowed the widespread use of minimally invasive techniques in almost the entire range of pediatric urology. In this context, laparoscopy and later retroperitoneoscopy were developed and applied in a wide spectrum of urological diseases. Both approaches have since presented benefits and disadvantages that have been documented in various series. However, few comparative studies have been conducted...
October 2016: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858518/three-united-laparoscopic-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-gastric-cardia-cancer-a-comparative-study-with-laparotomy-and-laparoscopy-assisted-surgery
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Zhanxue Zhang, Shuyuan Sun, Jinchun Qi, Shaofan Qiu, Haijun Wang, Lina Ru, Lin Lin, Zhong Li, Zongmao Zhao
BACKGROUND & AIM: Gastric cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. We have invented a novel hand-assist device that allows the placement of surgical instruments and the maneuvering of the surgeon's hand, and we have established a new hand-assisted laparoscopic technique called Three United Laparoscopic Surgery (TULS) for laparoscopic dissection of advanced gastric cancer. The present study aimed at exploring the usefulness of TULS in the treatment of advanced gastric cardia cancer...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830038/advances-in-minimally-invasive-neonatal-colorectal-surgery
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REVIEW
Ashwath S Bandi, Catherine J Bradshaw, Stefano Giuliani
Over the last two decades, advances in laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive techniques have transformed the operative management of neonatal colorectal surgery for conditions such as anorectal malformations (ARMs) and Hirschsprung's disease. Evolution of surgical care has mainly occurred due to the use of laparoscopy, as opposed to a laparotomy, for intra-abdominal procedures and the development of trans-anal techniques. This review describes these advances and outlines the main minimally invasive techniques currently used for management of ARMs and Hirschsprung's disease...
October 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826780/multicentre-propensity-score-matched-analysis-of-laparoscopic-versus-open-surgery-for-t4-rectal-cancer
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Nicola de'Angelis, Filippo Landi, Giulio Cesare Vitali, Riccardo Memeo, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Alejandro Solis, Michela Assalino, Francesc Vallribera, Henry Alexis Mercoli, Jacques Marescaux, Didier Mutter, Frédéric Ris, Eloy Espin, Francesco Brunetti
BACKGROUND: The use of laparoscopy for advanced-stage rectal cancer remains controversial. This study aimed to compare the operative and oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic (LAR) versus open anterior rectal resection (OAR) for patients with pT4 rectal cancer. METHODS: This is a multicenter propensity score matching (PSM) study of patients undergoing elective curative-intent LAR or OAR for pT4 rectal cancer (TNM stage II/III/IV) between 2005 and 2015. RESULTS: In total, 137 patients were included in the analysis...
November 8, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822632/prognostic-significance-of-basing-treatment-strategy-on-the-results-of-photodynamic-diagnosis-in-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Yuki Ushimaru, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Kentaro Kishi, Keijiro Sugimura, Takeshi Omori, Jeong-Ho Moon, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Masayuki Ohue, Masayoshi Yasui, Hidenori Takahashi, Shogo Kobayashi, Hirofumi Akita, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Akira Tomokuni, Masato Sakon, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that use of a staging laparoscopy (SL) combined with photodynamic diagnosis using 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-SL) improves sensitivity in detecting peritoneal dissemination in gastric cancer (GC). The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical significance of basing treatment strategies on the results of ALA-SL in patients with advanced GC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ALA-SL was performed on 113 patients with advanced GC prior to determination of their first course of treatment...
November 7, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822131/advancement-of-laparoscopic-surgery-in-guyana-a-working-model-for-developing-countries
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EDITORIAL
Shamir O Cawich, Cheetnand Mahadeo, Madan Rambaran, Sheik Amir, Shilindra Rajkumar, Ivor W Crandon, Vijay Naraynsingh
In the late 20th century, the volume and complexity of laparoscopic operations being performed have increased worldwide. However, surgical practice lagged behind in the Caribbean region. This article reports a tailored approach to initiate advanced laparoscopy in Guyana, which can be used as a model to initiate laparoscopic services in other developing nations. This can be achieved in four stages: 1) relying on regional proctors to teach laparoscopic techniques adapted to resource-poor environments, 2) focusing on developing skill sets such as laparoscopic suturing in order to rely less on expensive consumables, 3) creating partnerships that include all stakeholders, and 4) collaborating with regional experts as a valuable resource for continued medical education, multidisciplinary support, and sharing learning experiences...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794194/risk-factors-for-latent-distant-organ-metastasis-detected-by-staging-laparoscopy-in-patients-with-radiologically-defined-locally-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Ilhan Karabicak, Sohei Satoi, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Satoshi Hirooka, So Yamaki, Hisashi Kosaka, Kentaro Inoue, Yoichi Matsui, Masanori Kon
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to identify risk factors for latent distant organ metastasis in patients with radiographically defined locally advanced (RDLA) pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). METHODS: RDLA disease was defined as unresectable disease without distant organ metastasis based on resectability status by NCCN guidelines. Between January 2005 and November 2015, 110 consecutive patients underwent staging laparoscopy to rule out latent distant metastasis. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify risk factors for latent distant organ metastasis or peritoneal metastasis (PM), defined as peritoneal dissemination and/or positive peritoneal lavage cytology (PPC)...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793377/pathophysiologic-processes-have-an-impact-on-the-plasma-metabolomic-signature-of-endometriosis-patients
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Sara Vicente-Muñoz, Inmaculada Morcillo, Leonor Puchades-Carrasco, Vicente Payá, Antonio Pellicer, Antonio Pineda-Lucena
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate potential variations in the plasma metabolomic profile of endometriosis patients as a consequence of pathophysiologic alterations associated with this disorder. DESIGN: Prospective study. For each subject, a plasma sample was collected after overnight fasting and before surgery. SETTING: University medical center. PATIENT(S): The clinical cohort included 50 endometriosis patients, diagnosed at early (n = 6) and advanced (n = 44) stages of the disease, and 23 healthy women...
December 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785727/establishing-a-pediatric-robotic-surgery-program-in-canada
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Andreana Bütter, Neil Merritt, Sumit Dave
Despite the introduction of robotic surgery in 2000, few pediatric surgeons outside the United States have embraced this technology. We discuss our experience with establishing the first Canadian pediatric robotic surgery program. After simulator training, live animal surgery and observation of robotically assisted cases at an outside institution, we performed our first pediatric da Vinci(®) surgery in July 2013. A prospective database was established to assess outcomes. Forty one children have undergone robotically assisted surgery for the following 42 procedures: (a) pyeloplasty (17), (b) ureteral reimplantations (12), (c) uretero-uretostomy (1), (d) cholecystectomies (10), (e) interval appendectomy (1) and (f) distal pancreatectomy (1)...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757541/pathologic-response-grade-after-long-course-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-does-not-influence-morbidity-in-locally-advanced-mid-low-rectal-cancer-resected-by-laparoscopy
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Filippo Landi, Eloy Espín, Victor Rodrigues, Francesc Vallribera, Aleix Martinez, Cecile Charpy, Francesco Brunetti, Daniel Azoulay, Nicola de'Angelis
PURPOSE: Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy have lower rates of recurrence compared to those who do not. However, the influences of the pathologic response on surgical complications and survival remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the influence of neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer on postoperative morbidity and long-term survival. METHODS: This was a comparative study of consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer in two European tertiary hospitals between 2004 and 2014...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747472/advances-in-laparoscopic-and-robotic-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#17
Sheng-Han Tsai, Chien-An Liu, Kuo-Hung Huang, Yuan-Tzu Lan, Ming-Huang Chen, Yee Chao, Su-Shun Lo, Anna Fen-Yau Li, Chew-Wun Wu, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Muh-Hwa Yang, Yi-Ming Shyr, Wen-Liang Fang
Robot-assisted gastrectomy has been reported to be a safe alternative to both conventional laparoscopy and the open approach for treating early gastric carcinoma. Currently, there are a limited number of published reports on this technique in the literature. We assessed the current status of robotic and laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of gastric cancer and compared the operative outcomes, learning curves, and oncological outcome of the two approaches. Robotic gastrectomy offers benefits that include increased ease of performing D2 lymph node dissection and reduced blood loss compared with laparoscopic gastrectomy...
October 17, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742785/adrenocortical-cancer-a-molecularly-complex-disease-where-surgery-matters
#18
Eden C Payabyab, Sanjeeve Balasubramaniam, Maureen Edgerly, Margarita Velarde, Maria J Merino, Aradhana M Venkatesan, Harshraj Leuva, Thomas Litman, Susan E Bates, Tito Fojo
The development of new therapies has lagged behind for rare cancers without defined therapeutic targets. Adrenocortical cancer is no exception. Mitotane, an older agent considered "adrenolytic," is used both to control symptoms in advanced disease and as adjuvant therapy after surgical resection. Molecular characterization of adrenocortical cancer has deepened our understanding of this genetically complex disease while identifying subgroups whose importance remains to be determined. Unfortunately, such studies have yet to demonstrate a therapeutic target for drug development, and to date, no targeted therapy has achieved meaningful outcomes...
October 15, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729567/allowing-new-opportunities-in-advanced-laparoscopy-training-using-a-full-high-definition-training-box
#19
Pablo Achurra, Antonia Lagos, Ruben Avila, Rodrigo Tejos, Erwin Buckel, Juan Alvarado, Camilo Boza, Nicolas Jarufe, Julian Varas
Introduction Simulated laparoscopy training is limited by its low-quality image. A high-definition (HD) laparoscopic training box was developed under the present necessity of simulating advanced surgery. Objective To describe and test a new HD laparoscopic training box for advanced simulation training. Methods We describe the features and image quality of the new training box. The simulator was tested and then evaluated by a group of 76 expert surgeons using a 4-item questionnaire. To assess the effectiveness of training using this simulation box, 15 general surgery residents were trained to perform a laparoscopic jejuno-jejunostomy in a validated simulation program...
October 10, 2016: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27728873/a-laparoscopy-based-method-for-brdf-estimation-from-in-vivo-human-liver
#20
A L P Nunes, A Maciel, L T Cavazzola, M Walter
While improved visual realism is known to enhance training effectiveness in virtual surgery simulators, the advances on realistic rendering for these simulators is slower than similar simulations for man-made scenes. One of the main reasons for this is that in vivo data is hard to gather and process. In this paper, we propose the analysis of videolaparoscopy data to compute the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) of living organs as an input to physically based rendering algorithms. From the interplay between light and organic matter recorded in video images, we propose the definition of a process capable of establishing the BRDF for inside-the-body organic surfaces...
September 29, 2016: Medical Image Analysis
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