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Hamza Cinar, Koray Topgul, Zafer Malazgirt, Savas Yuruker, Sercan Buyukakincak, Tugrul Kesicioglu, İsmail Alper Tarim, Zeliha Koc, Zeynep Saglam
Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for gallbladder diseases. In recent times, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy(SILC) has developed as a less invasive alternative technique to conventional laparoscopy. In the literature, many studies have compared SILC and conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) procedures but a limited number of studies have compared the two techniques with regard to quality of life (QOL). The choice of surgical procedure was effected by QOL of the patients...
August 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Kelly L Mirowska-Allen, Megan Sewell, Samantha Mooney, Peter Maher, Damian J Ianno, Sonia R Grover
BACKGROUND: Clinician and patient factors impact on the management of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) with medical, surgical or combined approaches possible, although none have proven superior. AIMS: To understand the characteristics of women offered laparoscopic pelvic surgery for CPP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed an observational study of women referred with CPP. They were asked to complete a study questionnaire regarding their symptoms, medical history, quality of life and pain catastrophisation...
June 21, 2018: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Wietse J Eshuis, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Werner A Draaisma, Suzanne S Gisbertz
The objective of this study is to describe the compliance to D2 lymphadenectomy in laparoscopic gastrectomy. Radical partial or total gastrectomy with modified D2 lymphadenectomy is the standard of care for locally advanced gastric cancer. It is unclear whether compliance to D2 lymphadenectomy in laparoscopy is comparable to that in open surgery. A review of the literature was performed and results are described in a descriptive review. Available randomized trials are mostly performed for early gastric cancer, for which formal D2 lymphadenectomy is usually not required...
June 20, 2018: Updates in Surgery
Xabier de Aretxabala, Federico Oppliger, Nicolas Solano, Guillermo Rencoret, Marcelo Vivanco, Daniel Carvajal, Juan Hepp, Ivan Roa
BACKGROUND: The laparoscopic cholecystectomy has allowed the detection of an increasing number of incidental gallbladder cancers (IGBC). Although laparoscopy is employed in the management of a variety of abdominal tumors, its use in gallbladder cancer is reduced and controversial. This study analyzes the role of laparoscopy in gallbladder cancer with the focus in IGBC. METHOD: We evaluated our prospective series of 51 patients with an IGBC who were treated by laparoscopy between 2006 and 2016 at the Clinica Alemana in Santiago, Chile...
June 20, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Kevin N Johnson, Maria Linnaus, David M Notrica
PURPOSE: The advent of laparoscopy has revolutionized surgical practice within the last 30 years. Conversion to open surgery, however, remains necessary at times, even for the most experienced laparoscopic surgeon. METHODS: The kids' inpatient database was analyzed for 2006, 2009, and 2012 for patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy and conversion to open (CPT 470.1 and V64.41, respectively). Variables included in multivariable analysis were determined based on those variables found to have significance on univariate analysis...
June 20, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Z Ouyang, J P Sun, X L Tian, J J Zhai
Objective: To explore the entrance and suture method of umbilical incision in gynecological laparoscopy. Methods: A total of 204 cases of gynecologic laparoscopy in our hospital from 2013 to 2016 were reviewed respectively. All the cases used two kinds of approach of umbilical incision: intra-umbilical incision and peri-umbilical incision (longitudinal/transverse oblique/arc incision according to the bellybutton natural skin folds) and two methods of suture: the suture of "U" and the suture of the whole subcutaneous tissue...
June 5, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Devin R Halleran, Richard J Wood, Alejandra Vilanova-Sanchez, Rebecca M Rentea, Christopher Brown, Molly Fuchs, Venkata R Jayanthi, Christina Ching, Hira Ahmad, Alessandra C Gasior, Marc P Michalsky, Marc A Levitt, Daniel DaJusta
INTRODUCTION: Patients with neurogenic bladder frequently also have bowel dysfunction and a simultaneous urologic and colorectal reconstruction is possible. We present our experience with combined reconstructive procedures using robot-assisted laparoscopy, and demonstrate the utility of a minimally invasive approach that considers both the bowel and bladder management of these patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent combined bowel and urologic reconstruction at our institution since the start of our multidisciplinary robotic program...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Torur Dalsgaard, Morten D Jensen, Dorthe Hartwell, Berit J Mosgaard, Annemette Jørgensen, Bente R Jensen
OBJECTIVE: To study musculoskeletal workload in experienced surgeons during laparoscopic surgery (LS) compared with robotic assisted laparoscopy (RALS). BACKGROUND: 70-90% of surgeons who regularly perform LS report musculoskeletal symptoms, mainly in neck and shoulders. Data regarding the potential ergonomic benefits of RALS in a clinical setting is very limited. METHODS: Twelve surgeons with advanced experience in both LS and RALS each performed 2 hysterectomies on the same day...
June 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
F Tatulli, A Delcuratolo, A Caraglia, A Notarnicola, F P N Carbone, A Caputi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is perceived as the state-of-the-art technique for a wide variety of operations but is contraindicated by comorbidities such as respiratory diseases. We present the case of a patient affected by asthma who underwent a successful three-trocar low-pressure pneumoperitoneum under spinal anesthesia. CASE REPORT: A 58 year-old male with symptomatic gallstones had partly-controlled asthma and respiratory allergies. Potential bronchospasm was avoided by a less invasive laparoscopic technique...
May 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Huei-Kai Huang, Dah-Ching Ding
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Hysterectomy and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries are two of the most common gynecologic surgeries conducted for benign conditions. This nationwide retrospective cohort study explored the risk of subsequent POP surgery following hysterectomy without simultaneous POP surgery. METHODS: This study identified 7298 patients who underwent hysterectomy between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2012, from the Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI) Research Database...
June 19, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Simone Guadagni, Gregorio Di Franco, Desirée Gianardi, Matteo Palmeri, Cristina Ceccarelli, Matteo Bianchini, Niccolò Furbetta, Giovanni Caprili, Cristiano D'Isidoro, Andrea Moglia, Franca Melfi, Piero Buccianti, Franco Mosca, Luca Morelli
BACKGROUND: A new robotic stapler for the da Vinci Xi® is directly controlled by the surgeon at the console and equipped with EndoWrist® technology. We evaluated operative and short-term results of the first patients who underwent anterior rectal resection for cancer with the da Vinci Xi and new staplers, and compared the results with those of a comparable group treated with traditional laparoscopic staplers. METHODS: From December 2015 to December 2017, 25 patients underwent anterior rectal resection for cancer with robotic EndoWrist staplers (EndoWrist group)...
June 19, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Keiichi Fujiya, Masanori Tokunaga, Noriyuki Nishiwaki, Kenichiro Furukawa, Hayato Omori, Sanae Kaji, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials, including the Japan Clinical Oncology Group (JCOG) 0912 trial, have shown the safety of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for select healthy patients. It is unclear whether LADG is feasible in patients who do not meet trial eligibility criteria. METHODS: The present study retrospectively reviewed 547 patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer who underwent distal or pylorus-preserving gastrectomy. Of these, 185 were identified as not fulfilling the eligibility criteria of JCOG 0912; the short-term surgical outcomes between LADG and open distal gastrectomy (ODG) were compared in this group before and after propensity score matching...
June 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Baris Gulcu, Ozgen Isik, Ersin Ozturk, Tuncay Yilmazlar
PURPOSE: Hand-assisted laparoscopic colectomy (HALC) and laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) have been shown to have comparable short-term outcomes while there are limited data regarding costs. The aim of our study was to compare the short-term outcomes and costs of HALC and LAC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 46 patients who underwent HALC or LAC for benign or malignant disease between January 2011 and December 2014 at our institution were included in the study...
June 14, 2018: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
Mustafa M Elarbi, Claude A Ragle, Boel A Fransson, Kelly D Farnsworth
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate a simulation model for laparoscopic ovariectomy in standing horses. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SAMPLE 15 third-year veterinary students and 4 equine surgeons with experience in laparoscopy. PROCEDURES A simulation model that mimicked laparoscopic ovariectomy in standing horses was developed. Face validity of the model was determined with a questionnaire completed by the equine surgeons. Construct validity was determined by comparing performance scores (based on time to completion and accuracy completing various operative tasks) for simulated laparoscopic ovariectomy performed in the model for the students with scores for the equine surgeons...
July 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Yoshinari Takaoka, Naoki Morimoto, Kouichi Miura, Hiroaki Nomoto, Kozue Murayama, Takuya Hirosawa, Shunji Watanabe, Takeshi Fujieda, Mamiko Ttsukui, Hirotoshi Kawata, Toshiro Niki, Norio Isoda, Makoto Iijima, Hironori Yamamoto
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) can be difficult to diagnose and treat in patients with Osler-Rendu-Weber disease due to vascular malformation and regenerative nodular hyperplasia. In addition, percutaneous liver puncture should be avoided for the diagnosis and treatment as the procedure carries a high risk of bleeding. We herein report the successful treatment of HCC in a patient with Osler-Rendu-Weber disease using radiofrequency ablation (RFA) under laparoscopy. A 71-year-old man with Osler-Rendu-Weber disease was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of HCC...
June 16, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Daisuke Shigemi, Shotaro Aso, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare fetal, maternal, and operative outcomes of laparoscopic surgery versus laparotomy for major benign diseases including appendicitis, cholecystitis, adnexal masses, and uterine myoma during pregnancy. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: The Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national inpatient database for acute-care inpatients in Japan. PATIENTS: 6,018 eligible patients underwent abdominal surgery (4,047 laparotomy and 1,971 laparoscopy patients) from July 2010 through March 2016...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
David Renton, Peter Denk, Oliver Varban
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June 15, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Malay Sharma, Rajendra Lingampalli, Saurabh Jindal, Piyush Somani
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July 2017: VideoGIE: an official video journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Aydin Farajidavar
Gastric peristalsis is initiated and coordinated by an underlying bioelectrical activity, termed slow waves. High-resolution (HR) mapping of the slow waves has become a fundamental tool for accurately defining electrophysiological properties in gastroenterology, including dysrhythmias in gastric disorders such as gastroparesis and functional dyspepsia. Currently, HR mapping is achieved via acquisition of slow waves taken directly from the serosa of fasted subjects undergoing invasive abdominal surgery. Recently, a minimally invasive retractable catheter and electrode has been developed for HR mapping that can only be used in short-term studies in subjects undergoing laparoscopy...
August 15, 2018: Brain Research
Fang Wang, Hongxia Wang, Danting Jin, Yang Zhang
Clinical studies have exhibited microRNAs or cytokines could be used as new biomarkers in the diagnosis of endometriosis, respectively. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of serum miR-17, IL-4, and IL-6 as early diagnostic markers of endometriosis. One hundred forty patients aged 22 to 45 years were recruited, 80 patients with pathologically confirmed endometriosis were assigned to endometriosis group whereas the remaining 60 patients were in the control group. The blood samples were collected immediately before laparoscopy and analyzed using real-time quantitative PCR analysis...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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