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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088603/hospital-readmissions-after-surgery-how-important-are-hospital-and-specialty-factors
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Robert H Hollis, Laura A Graham, Joshua S Richman, Melanie S Morris, Hillary J Mull, Tyler S Wahl, Edith Burns, Laurel A Copeland, Gordon L Telford, Amy K Rosen, Kamal F Itani, Jeffrey Whittle, Todd H Wagner, Mary T Hawn
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission rates after surgery may represent an overall hospital effect or a combination of specialty and patient effects. We hypothesized that hospital readmission rates for procedures within specialties were more strongly correlated than rates across specialties within the same hospital. STUDY DESIGN: For general, orthopedic, and vascular specialties at Veterans Affairs hospitals during 2008-2014, 30-day risk-adjusted readmission rates were estimated for six high-volume procedures and each specialty...
January 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079045/hernia-of-the-umbilical-cord-associated-with-a-patent-omphalomesenteric-duct
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M Raicevic, I Filipovic, S Sindjic-Antunovic
Congenital hernia of the cord is a different type of ventral abdominal wall defect in which the bowel usually herniates into the base of normally inserted umbilical cord through a patent umbilical ring. It is rare congenital anomaly with incidence of 1 in 5000. Although it was described as a distinct entity since 1920s it is often misdiagnosed as a small omphalocele. We present an unusal case of term male newborn with umbilical cord hernia associated with patent omphalomesenteric duct. The diagnose was made after birth despite antenatal ultrasound scans and it is managed successfully with uneventful recovery...
January 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078462/assessment-of-predictive-factors-for-recurrence-in-laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-using-a-bridging-technique
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P Hauters, J Desmet, D Gherardi, S Dewaele, H Poilvache, P Malvaux
AIM: To assess the long-term incidence and predictive factors for recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair using a bridging technique. METHODS: The study group consisted of 213 consecutive patients operated by laparoscopy for primary ventral (n = 158) or incisional hernia (n = 55) between 2001 and 2014. Patients had a repair without fascia closure by intra-peritoneal onlay placement of a Parietex(®) composite mesh centred on the defect with an overlap of at least 3 cm...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076885/cross-linking-of-porcine-acellular-dermal-matrices-negatively-affects-induced-neovessel-formation-using-platelet-rich-plasma-in-a-rat-model-of-hernia-repair
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Joseph S Fernandez-Moure, Jeffrey L Van Eps, Leif Peterson, Beverly A Shirkey, Zachary K Menn, Fernando Cabrera, Azim Karim, Ennio Tasciotti, Bradley K Weiner, Warren A Ellsworth
The degree of crosslinking within acellular dermal matrices (ADM) seems to correlate to neovascularization when used in ventral hernia repair (VHR). Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) enhances wound healing through several mechanisms including neovascularization, but research regarding its effect on soft tissue healing in VHR is lacking. We sought to study the effect of crosslinking on PRP-induced neovascularization in a rodent model of bridging VHR. We hypothesized that ADM crosslinking would negatively affect PRP-induced neovessel formation...
January 11, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072903/laparoscopic-treatment-of-giant-ventral-hernia-experience-of-35-patients
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Michele Grande, Giorgio Lisi, Michela Campanelli, Simona Grande, Dario Venditti, Casimiro Nigro, Francesca Cabry, Massimo Villa
BACKGROUND: Minimal access surgery for incisional hernia repair is still debated, especially for giant wall defects. Laparoscopic repair may reduce pain and hospital stay. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of the laparoscopic technique in giant hernia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2007 to 2013, 35 consecutive patients with giant ventral hernia, according to the Chevrel classification, underwent laparoscopic repair. Fourteen patients were obese, with a body mass index (BMI) > 30 and in 21 patients the mean BMI was 24 (range 22-28)...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054168/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-complicated-diverticulitis
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Najjia N Mahmoud, Elijah W Riddle
Recent guidelines recommend an individualized approach to recurrent uncomplicated diverticulitis, reflecting research showing that non-operative treatment is safe. Thus, the majority of operations for diverticulitis in the future may be for complicated indications. A laparoscopic approach may be used for both acute and chronic complicated diverticulitis in appropriate patients, as described in the American and European guidelines. However, a safe approach to minimally invasive surgery requires recognition when conditions deteriorate or are not suited to laparoscopy as well as knowledge of a variety of technical maneuvers that elucidate difficult anatomy and facilitate resection...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050665/a-prospective-assessment-of-clinical-and-patient-reported-outcomes-of-initial-non-operative-management-of-ventral-hernias
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Julie L Holihan, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, Jiandi Mo, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical or patient-reported outcomes with non-operative management of ventral hernias. The aim of this prospective study is to determine the clinical and patient-reported outcomes of patients undergoing initial non-operative treatment of their ventral hernia. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study of patients undergoing non-operative management of ventral hernias. Primary outcome was rate of surgical repair of the ventral hernias...
January 3, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046723/su-f-t-27-a-comparative-case-study-among-four-modalities-for-the-superficial-treatment-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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M Ashenafi, N Koch, J Peng, L Terwillinger, J Wilder, D McDonald, C Mart, J Jenrette, K Vanek
PURPOSE: We performed a comparative planning study among High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy, superficial electrons, Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and Helical IMRT (Tomotherapy) for squamous cell carcinoma of the abdominal wall with consideration for the underlining bowel. METHODS: A 69-year old female presented with squamous cell carcinoma protruding 8mm beyond the anterior skin surface of the midabdomen was considered for treatment. The patient had a ventral hernia which resulted in the reduction of the abdominal wall thickness and the adjacent small bowel being the dose limiting structure...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044960/transversus-abdominis-muscle-release-tar-for-large-incisional-hernia-repair
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Valentin Oprea, Victor Gheorghe Radu, Doru Moga
: Background: complex ventral hernia repair is a frequent and challenging topic. Reconstructive techniques are numerous but most of them are unable to achieve the goals of hernioplasty. Posterior component separation with transverses abdominis muscle release (TAR) is a novel approach that offers a solution for complex ventral hernias. METHOD: The posterior rectus sheath is incised and the retrorectus plane is developed. In a modification of the Rives-Stoppa technique, the transversus abdominis is released medial to the linea semilunaris to expose a broad plane that extends from the central tendon of the diaphragm superiorly, to the space of Retzius inferiorly, and laterally to the retro-peritoneum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039655/the-effect-of-component-separation-technique-on-quality-of-life-qol-and-surgical-outcomes-in-complex-open-ventral-hernia-repair-ovhr
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Laurel J Blair, Tiffany C Cox, Ciara R Huntington, Steven A Groene, Tanushree Prasad, Amy E Lincourt, Kent W Kercher, B Todd Heniford, Vedra A Augenstein
INTRODUCTION: Outcomes following OVHR may be affected by type of component separation. In this study, outcomes including QOL of patients undergoing OVHR were evaluated based on the utilization of transversus abdominis release (TAR), posterior rectus sheath release (PRSR) alone or in combination with external oblique release (EOR + PRSR). METHODS: A prospective, single-institution study following open ventral hernia repair involving component separation was performed from May 2005 to April 2015...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039640/hands-on-2-0-improving-transfer-of-training-via-the-society-of-american-gastrointestinal-and-endoscopic-surgeons-sages-acquisition-of-data-for-outcomes-and-procedure-transfer-adopt-program
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Jonathan Dort, Amber Trickey, John Paige, Erin Schwarz, Brian Dunkin
BACKGROUND: Practicing surgeons commonly learn new procedures and techniques by attending a "hands-on" course, though trainings are often ineffective at promoting subsequent procedure adoption in practice. We describe implementation of a new program with the SAGES All Things Hernia Hands-On Course, Acquisition of Data for Outcomes and Procedure Transfer (ADOPT), which employs standardized, proven teaching techniques, and 1-year mentorship. Attendee confidence and procedure adoption are compared between standard and ADOPT programs...
December 30, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038715/research-residents-perceptions-of-skill-decay-effects-of-repeated-skills-assessments-and-scenario-difficulty
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Grace F Jones, Katherine Forsyth, Caitlin G Jenewein, Rebecca D Ray, Shannon DiMarco, Carla M Pugh
INTRODUCTION: Skills decay is a known risk for surgical residents who have dedicated research time. We hypothesize that simulation-based assessments will reveal significant differences in perceived skill decay when assessing a variety of clinical scenarios in a longitudinal fashion. METHODS: Residents (N = 46; Returning: n = 16, New: n = 30) completed four simulated procedures: urinary catheterization, central line, bowel anastomosis, and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair...
December 11, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034772/incidence-and-outcomes-of-ventral-hernia-repair-after-robotic-retropubic-prostatectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-of-570-consecutive-cases
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A Ashfaq, K Ahmadieh, A A Shah, E M Garvey, A B Chapital, D J Johnson, K L Harold
BACKGROUND: Robotic retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) has become one of the most commonly performed robotic procedures in the United States. Ventral hernia (VH) has been increasingly recognized as an important complication after laparoscopic procedures, in general. However, data related to VH after robotic procedures is relatively scarce, especially after RRP. With increasing popularity of RRP, the purpose of this study was to look at the incidence of VH and outcomes of ventral hernia repair (VHR) after RRP...
December 26, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017808/preoperative-chlorhexidine-gluconate-use-can-increase-risk-for-surgical-site-infections-after-ventral-hernia-repair
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Ajita S Prabhu, David M Krpata, Sharon Phillips, Li-Ching Huang, Ivy N Haskins, Steven Rosenblatt, Benjamin K Poulose, Michael J Rosen
BACKGROUND: There is varying evidence about the use of preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate to decrease surgical site infection for elective surgery. This intervention has never been studied in ventral hernia repair, the most common general surgery procedure in the US. We aimed to determine whether preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate decreases the risk of 30-day wound morbidity in patients undergoing ventral hernia repair. STUDY DESIGN: All patients undergoing ventral hernia repair in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative were separated into 2 groups: 1 group received preoperative chlorhexidine scrub and the other did not...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009747/multicenter-prospective-longitudinal-study-of-the-recurrence-surgical-site-infection-and-quality-of-life-after-contaminated-ventral-hernia-repair-using-biosynthetic-absorbable-mesh-the-cobra-study
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Michael J Rosen, Joel J Bauer, Marco Harmaty, Alfredo M Carbonell, William S Cobb, Brent Matthews, Matthew I Goldblatt, Don J Selzer, Benjamin K Poulose, Bibi M E Hansson, Camiel Rosman, James J Chao, Garth R Jacobsen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate biosynthetic absorbable mesh in single-staged contaminated (Centers for Disease Control class II and III) ventral hernia (CVH) repair over 24 months. BACKGROUND: CVH has an increased risk of postoperative infection. CVH repair with synthetic or biologic meshes has reported chronic biomaterial infections and high hernia recurrence rates. METHODS: Patients with a contaminated or clean-contaminated operative field and a hernia defect at least 9 cm had a biosynthetic mesh (open, sublay, retrorectus, or intraperitoneal) repair with fascial closure (n = 104)...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009730/ventral-hernia-management-expert-consensus-guided-by-systematic-review
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Mike K Liang, Julie L Holihan, Kamal Itani, Zeinab M Alawadi, Juan R Flores Gonzalez, Erik P Askenasy, Conrad Ballecer, Hui Sen Chong, Matthew I Goldblatt, Jacob A Greenberg, John A Harvin, Jerrod N Keith, Robert G Martindale, Sean Orenstein, Bryan Richmond, John Scott Roth, Paul Szotek, Shirin Towfigh, Shawn Tsuda, Khashayar Vaziri, David H Berger
OBJECTIVE: To achieve consensus on the best practices in the management of ventral hernias (VH). BACKGROUND: Management patterns for VH are heterogeneous, often with little supporting evidence or correlation with existing evidence. METHODS: A systematic review identified the highest level of evidence available for each topic. A panel of expert hernia-surgeons was assembled. Email questionnaires, evidence review, panel discussion, and iterative voting was performed...
January 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008551/surgical-treatment-of-large-incisional-hernias-with-intraperitoneal-composite-mesh-a-cohort-study
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B Lasses Martínez, M J Peña Soria, J J Cabeza Gómez, D Jiménez Valladolid, M Flores Gamarra, C Fernández Pérez, A Torres García, I Delgado Lillo
PURPOSE: Patients with large incisional hernias have significant morbidity and their management is a challenge for the surgical team because of the large abdominal wall involvement. The choice of surgical technique is still controversial. The purpose of this study is to analyze the predictive factors for recurrence after intraperitoneal mesh repair in patients with large incisional hernias. METHODS: A retrospective cohort observational study with a prospectively collected database was performed in the Hospital Clinico San Carlos (Madrid, Spain)...
December 22, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008400/obscure-overt-gastrointestinal-bleeding-secondary-to-ventral-hernioplasty-mesh-small-bowel-perforation-visualized-with-video-capsule-endoscopy
#18
Yumi Mendez-Ishizaki, Javier L Parra
We report a case of a 79-year-old female presenting with hematemesis and melena 9 years after ventral hernioplasty with mesh. After initial normal endoscopy and colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy revealed a metallic wire mesh perforating the jejunum. Abdominal computed tomography did not identify a perforation although metallic mesh was visualized close to the small bowel. We present the first ventral hernia mesh perforation diagnosed via video capsule endoscopy. Such a finding emphasizes the importance of a complete diagnostic workup when approaching a patient with obscure overt gastrointestinal bleeding...
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004989/how-long-is-long-enough-to-identify-a-surgical-site-infection
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Julie L Holihan, Juan R Flores-Gonzalez, Jiandi Mo, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control requires 90 days after surgery using an implant to diagnose or show the absence of a surgical site infection (SSI). However, many databases only track outcomes up to 30 days. The cost and effort to increase follow-up to 90 days after surgery is high and the benefit is unclear. We hypothesize that the majority of SSIs after ventral hernia repair occur within 30 days of surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All patients who underwent ventral hernia repair (with or without mesh) from 2010-2015 at a single institution were evaluated for evidence of SSI...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998548/do-errors-and-critical-events-relate-to-hernia-repair-outcomes
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Katherine Law Forsyth, Shannon M DiMarco, Caitlin G Jenewein, Rebecca D Ray, Anne-Lise D D'Angelo, Elaine R Cohen, Douglas A Wiegmann, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to validate an error checklist for simulated laparoscopic ventral hernia (LVH) repair procedures. We hypothesize that residents' errors can be assessed with a structured checklist and the results will correlate significantly with procedural outcomes. METHODS: Senior residents' (N = 7) performance on a LVH simulator were video-recorded and analyzed using a human error checklist. Junior residents (N = 38) performed two steps of the same simulated LVH procedure...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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