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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649469/distinct-patterns-in-the-gut-microbiota-after-surgical-or-medical-therapy-in-obese-patients
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Daniel A Medina, Juan P Pedreros, Dannae Turiel, Nicolas Quezada, Fernando Pimentel, Alex Escalona, Daniel Garrido
Bariatric surgery is highly successful in improving health compared to conventional dietary treatments. It has been suggested that the gut microbiota is a relevant factor in weight loss after bariatric surgery. Considering that bariatric procedures cause different rearrangements of the digestive tract, they probably have different effects on the gut microbiota. In this study, we compared the impact of medical treatment, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass on the gut microbiota from obese subjects...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646882/magnetic-foreign-body-ingestion-in-pediatric-patients-report-of-three-cases
#2
Jinbeom Cho, Kiyoung Sung, Dosang Lee
BACKGROUND: Although foreign bodies (FBs) typically pass spontaneously and uneventfully through the digestive tract, a subset of such bodies may become trapped, eventually leading to significant injury. In particular, the ingestion of magnetic materials can cause serious morbidity due to proximate attraction through the intestinal wall. CASE PRESENTATION: We recently treated three pediatric patients who had ingested several magnetic foreign materials. None of these patients exhibited any clinical symptoms or signs suggestive of surgical abdomen...
June 24, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645702/use-of-adipose-tissue-and-stromal-vascular-fraction-in-hand-surgery
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REVIEW
Iad Nseir, Flore Delaunay, Charles Latrobe, Albane Bonmarchand, Dorothée Coquerel-Beghin, Isabelle Auquit-Auckbur
Adipose tissue is an abundant source of various cell types including not only adipocytes, but also progenitor and endothelial cells from thestroma. Interest in adipose tissue has surged since the identification in 2001 of adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) and of the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) obtained from adipose tissue by enzymatic digestion and centrifugation. SVF has been proven effective in ensuring tissue regeneration, thus improving tissue trophicityand vascularisation. These effects have generated strong interest among both physicians and surgeons, particularly in the field of hand surgery...
June 20, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643668/how-to-perform-a-suture-with-a-5-mm-trocar-by-laparoscopy
#4
E Nohuz, M Albaut, L De Simone, G Chêne
During laparoscopy using only 5mm trocars, it may sometimes be necessary to perform a suture, which usually requires the use of a 10mm or 12mm trocar with a reducer. Thus, the 5-mm trocar has to be replaced by a larger diameter device. In order to avoid the trocar change in these situations, a trick that is easily realizable for performing one or more stitches is described. This technique can be used in various surgical specialties, whether it is gynecological, digestive or urological surgery.
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633089/first-line-panitumumab-plus-folfox4-or-folfiri-in-colorectal-cancer-with-multiple-or-unresectable-liver-metastases-a-randomised-phase-ii-trial-planet-ttd
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Alfredo Carrato, Albert Abad, Bartomeu Massuti, Cristina Grávalos, Pilar Escudero, Federico Longo-Muñoz, José-Luis Manzano, Auxiliadora Gómez, María José Safont, Javier Gallego, Beatriz García-Paredes, Carles Pericay, Rosario Dueñas, Fernando Rivera, Ferrán Losa, Manuel Valladares-Ayerbes, Encarnación González, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: In first-line wild-type (WT)-Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homologue (KRAS) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), panitumumab (Pmab) improves outcomes when added to FOLFOX [folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin] or FOLFIRI [folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan]. However no trial has directly compared these combinations. METHODS: Multicentre, open-label study in untreated patients ≥ 18 years with (WT)-KRAS mCRC and multiple or unresectable liver-limited disease (LLD) randomised to either Pmab-FOLFOX4 or Pmab-FOLFIRI...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628484/battling-bacterial-infection-with-hexamethylene-diisocyanate-cross-linked-and-cefaclor-loaded-collagen-scaffolds
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E K Tsekoura, A L Helling, J G Wall, Y Bayon, D I Zeugolis
Implant infections remain a major healthcare problem due to the prolonged hospitalisation period required to disrupt and treat bacterial biofilm formation, and the need for additional surgery to remove/replace the infected implant, which if not removed in a timely manner may lead to sepsis. Although localised drug administration, via an implanted scaffold, has shown promise in a clinical setting, the ideal scaffold cross-linking (to initially withstand the aggressive infection environment) and drug (to be effective against infection) have yet to be identified...
June 19, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621689/age-adjusted-charlson-comorbidity-index-score-as-predictor-of-survival-of-patients-with-digestive-system-cancer-who-have-undergone-surgical-resection
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Yaohua Tian, Zhong Jian, Beibei Xu, Hui Liu
Comorbidities have considerable effects on survival outcomes. The primary objective of this retrospective study was to examine the association between age-adjusted Charlson comorbidity index (ACCI) score and postoperative in-hospital mortality in patients with digestive system cancer who have undergone surgical resection of their cancers. Using electronic hospitalization summary reports, we identified 315,464 patients who had undergone surgery for digestive system cancer in top-rank (Grade 3A) hospitals in China between 2013 and 2015...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616597/reconstruction-after-latg-technical-tips-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Gengzhou Wei, Jiabin Zheng, Yong Li
Since the launching of laparoscopic radical gastrectomy in 1990s, the technique of laparoscopy has become more mature, and it has gradually been applied from distal gastrectomy to total gastrectomy. Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy is an accepted option for gastric cancer surgery; however, laparoscopic total gastrectomy is not widely performed, because of the difficulty of reconstruction of the digestive tract. Efforts have been made to establish an intracorporeal anatomic technique for esophagojejunostomy. There have been several techniques for esophagojejunostomy reported using either circular or lineal staplers...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614020/cardiovascular-assessment-for-non-cardiac-surgery-european-guidelines
#9
Edward Gilbert-Kawai, Hugh Montgomery
In 2014, a joint task force involving the European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Anaesthesiology assembled 'Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management'. The guidelines, subsequently published in the European Heart Journal, are intended for physicians and collaborators involved in the perioperative care of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, in whom heart disease is a potential source of complications. While the guidelines are an extremely relevant and useful aid for most, if not all, medics within the hospital environment, the sheer size of the document (49 pages) renders it a feat to read and digest...
June 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608019/the-benefits-of-a-wound-protector-in-preventing-incisional-surgical-site-infection-in-elective-open-digestive-surgery-a-large-scale-cohort-study
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Keita Itatsu, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Gen Sugawara, Satoaki Kamiya, Masaki Terasaki, Atsushi Morioka, Shinsuke Iyomasa, Kazuhisa Shirai, Masahiko Ando, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to evaluate the benefits of wound protectors (WPs) in preventing incisional surgical site infection (I-SSI) in open elective digestive surgery using data from a large-scale, multi-institutional cohort study. METHODS: Patients who had elective digestive surgery for malignant neoplasms between November 2009 and February 2011 were included. The protective value of WPs against I-SSI was evaluated. RESULTS: A total of 3201 patients were analyzed...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601546/influences-of-obesity-and-bariatric-surgery-on-the-clinical-and-pharmacologic-profile-of-rivaroxaban
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REVIEW
Kenneth Todd Moore, Dino Kröll
The health implications of obesity are myriad and multifaceted. Physiologic changes associated with obesity can affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of administered drugs, thereby altering their pharmacologic profiles. In 2016, the Scientific and Standardization Committee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis published recommendations regarding the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in obese patients. This guidance provides uniform recommendations for all DOACs, yet data suggest that individual agents may be affected to different degrees by obesity...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597677/endoscopic-management-of-afferent-loop-syndrome-caused-by-enteroliths-and-anastomotic-stricture-a-case-report
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Ana Rita Alves, Nuno Almeida, Margarida Ferreira, Luís Tomé
Afferent loop syndrome (ALS) is a rare complication of Billroth-II gastrojejunostomy. Causes of afferent loop obstruction include adhesions, internal hernias, intestinal strictures or malignancy. Obstruction caused by enteroliths is rare and usually requires surgery. We present the case of a 90-year-old man with a Billroth-II performed 50 years earlier and three acute pancreatitis. He presented with acute abdominal pain, without signs of pancreatitis. Upper digestive endoscopy revealed a punctiform anastomotic stricture of the afferent loop...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596674/follow-up-after-curative-resection-for-gastric-cancer-is-it-time-to-tailor-it
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EDITORIAL
Paolo Aurello, Niccolò Petrucciani, Laura Antolino, Diego Giulitti, Francesco D'Angelo, Giovanni Ramacciato
There is still no consensus on the follow-up frequency and regimen after curative resection for gastric cancer. Moreover, controversy exists regarding the utility of follow-up in improving survival, and the recommendations of experts and societies vary considerably. The main reason to establish surveillance programs is to diagnose tumor recurrence or metachronous cancers early and to thereby provide prompt treatment and prolong survival. In the setting of gastric malignancies, other reasons have been put forth: (1) the detection of adverse effects of a previous surgery, such as malnutrition or digestive sequelae; (2) the collection of data; and (3) the identification of psychological and/or social problems and provision of appropriate support to the patients...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592014/-clinical-characteristics-of-new-onset-organ-dysfunction-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#14
Y H Yang, L Pei, N Yang, G F Wen, W Xu, C F Liu
Objective: To investigate the incidence and clinical characteristics of new-onset organ dysfunction of patients in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Method: A retrospective observational study identified all patients admitted to the PICU of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from January 2015 to January 2016. The functional status score (FSS) was evaluated at admission and hospital discharge respectively, and the difference defined as ΔFSS between the FSS at hospital discharge and the FSS at admission was calculated...
June 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577721/sgm-101-an-innovative-near-infrared-dye-antibody-conjugate-that-targets-cea-for-fluorescence-guided-surgery
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Marian Gutowski, Bérénice Framery, Martin C Boonstra, Véronique Garambois, François Quenet, Karen Dumas, François Scherninski, Françoise Cailler, Alexander L Vahrmeijer, André Pèlegrin
PURPOSE: Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS) provides surgeons with new opportunities to improve real-time cancer nodule detection and tumor margin visualization. Currently, the most important challenge in this field is the development of fluorescent dyes that specifically target tumors. We developed, characterized and evaluated SGM-101, an innovative antibody-dye conjugate in which the fluorochrome BM104, which has an absorbance band centered at 700 nm, is coupled to a chimeric monoclonal antibody (mAb) against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567378/capsule-retention-prevention-diagnosis-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Emanuele Rondonotti
Capsule retention (CR) has been defined as capsule remaining in the digestive tract for a minimum of two weeks. CR occurs approximately in 2% of all patients undergoing small bowel capsule endoscopy (CE). Prompt diagnosis of CR is important, as it has relevant clinical implications. CR should be suspected in (I) all asymptomatic patients who do not report capsule excretion within 15 days from capsule ingestion; and (II) patients with obstructive or perforation-related symptoms in which the capsule has not been excreted, regardless of the time between the onset of symptoms and capsule ingestion...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559045/physical-activity-and-frailty-as-indicators-of-cardiorespiratory-reserve-and-predictors-of-surgical-prognosis-general-and-digestive-surgery-population-characterization
#17
F Dana, D Capitán, M Ubré, A Hervás, R Risco, G Martínez-Pallí
INTRODUCTION: Frailty and low physical activity and cardiorespiratory reserve are related to higher perioperative morbimortality. The crucial step in improving the prognosis is to implement specific measures to optimize these aspects. It is critical to know the magnitude of the problem in order to implement preoperative optimization programmes. OBJECTIVE: To characterize surgical population in a university hospital. METHODS: All patients undergoing preoperative evaluation for abdominal surgery with admission were prospectively included during a 3-month period...
May 27, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551674/an-alternative-surgery-for-an-atypical-kind-of-grade-c-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-following-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#18
Edoardo Virgilio, Marco LA Torre, Marco Cavallini
BACKGROUND/AIM: Grade C postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a life-threatening complication of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), with its surgical management remaining under debate. Occasionally, POPF is associated with a compromised anastomotic Roux-limb. Our series focused to this sort of grade C mixed fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2004 and March 2014, 5 out of 12 patients with grade C POPF were classified as grade C mixed POPFs. Surgery consisted of associating resection of the anastomotic jejunal segment with resection and closure of the pancreatic stump...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550670/-analysis-of-the-risk-factors-for-postoperative-cervical-anastomotic-leakage-after-mckeown-s-esophagectomy
#19
G F Zhao, K P Zhang, S G Gao, J W Mu, Y S Mao, D L Wang, Y S Gao, F Lyu, L Zhao, Q Xue
Objective: To analyze risk factors of anastomotic leakage after McKeown'sesophagectomy. Methods: The clinical data of 635 esophageal cancer patients, who underwent McKeown's esophagectomy at Cancer Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences from January 2012 to December 2015, were retrospectively analyzed. The risk factors of cervical anastomotic leakage were identified through analysis of medical history, surgical procedure, tumor characteristics and vascular calcification. Results: Among all the 635 patients, anastomotic leakage occurred in 111 (17...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540826/drugs-doses-and-durations-of-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-standardizing-hipec-and-epic-for-colorectal-appendiceal-gastric-ovarian-peritoneal-surface-malignancies-and-peritoneal-mesothelioma
#20
Lieselotte Lemoine, Paul Sugarbaker, Kurt Van der Speeten
Peritoneal surface malignancy (PSM) is a common manifestation of digestive and gynecologic malignancies alike. At present, patients with isolated PSM are treated with a combination therapy of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic peroperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The combination of CRS and intraperitoneal (IP) chemotherapy should now be considered standard of care for PSM from appendiceal epithelial cancers, colorectal cancer and peritoneal mesothelioma. Although there is a near universal standardization regarding the CRS, we are still lacking a much-needed standardization amongst the various IP chemotherapy treatment modalities used today in clinical practice...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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