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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244238/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-the-era-of-human-papillomavirus
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Omar Mahmoud, Kim Sung, Francisco J Civantos, Giovanna R Thomas, Michael A Samuels
BACKGROUND: The emergence of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) ignited the debate between surgical and nonsurgical strategies on oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) management; a question further complicated by human papillomavirus (HPV). We evaluated the survival by treatment strategy independently in HPV-related and HPV-nonrelated oropharyngeal SCC. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with oropharyngeal SCC with known HPV status who underwent primary TORS or primary radiotherapy...
December 15, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244229/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-residual-and-recurrent-oropharyngeal-cancers-exploratory-study-of-surgical-innovation-using-the-ideal-framework-for-early-phase-surgical-studies
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Vinidh Paleri, Hannah Fox, Sarah Coward, Maniram Ragbir, Andrew McQueen, Omar Ahmed, David Meikle, Daniel Saleh, James O'Hara, Max Robinson
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the role of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in the management of residual and recurrent oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS: IDEAL (Idea, Development, Exploration, Assessment, Long-term Follow-up) 2a framework. RESULTS: Of 26 patients assessed for TORS, 21 underwent the procedure, 5 underwent open resection (4 due to unsuitable anatomy/tumor extent and 1 on the basis of patient choice). Three patients underwent intraoperative ultrasound-assisted robotic resection, and 3 received robotic-assisted free flap inset...
December 15, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243454/the-use-of-laparoscopy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
#3
Niccolò Petrucciani, Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Giorgio Bianchi, Riccardo Memeo, Francesco Brunetti, Nicola De' Angelis
INTRODUCTION: In the last decades, the use of minimally invasive surgery has dramatically increased for the treatment of rectal cancer. However, no clear evidence exists on the role of laparoscopy for locally advanced rectal cancer, especially for cT4 tumors, after neoadjuvant therapy. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was performed on Embase, Medline, and Cochrane databases to identify relevant studies published up to November 2017 analyzing the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for locally advanced rectal cancer...
December 14, 2017: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243074/predictive-factors-and-the-important-role-of-detectable-prostate-specific-antigen-for-detection-of-clinical-recurrence-and-cancer-specific-mortality-following-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy
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S García-Barreras, F Rozet, I Nunes-Silva, V Srougi, R Sanchez-Salas, E Barret, M Galiano, X Cathelineau
PURPOSE: To evaluate predictive factors associated with detectable prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and describe clinical recurrence (CR) and cancer-specific mortality (CSM) after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS: The study included 2500 patients who were treated with RARP at a single institution between 2000 and 2016. All patients had clinically localized PCa. Patients were divided into two groups according to PSA value at 6 weeks after surgery: undetectable (n = 2271; PSA < 0...
December 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242972/perioperative-pain-after-robot-assisted-versus-laparoscopic-rectal-resection
#5
Rikke Tolstrup, Jonas Amstrup Funder, Liselotte Lundbech, Niels Thomassen, Lene Hjerrild Iversen
BACKGROUND: In order to improve the surgical treatment of rectal cancer, robot-assisted laparoscopy has been introduced. The robot has gained widespread use; however, the scientific basis for treatment of rectal cancer is still unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether robot-assisted laparoscopic rectal resection cause less perioperative pain than standard laparoscopic resection measured by the numerical rating scale (NRS score) as well as morphine consumption. METHODS: Fifty-one patients were randomized to either laparoscopic or robot-assisted rectal resection at the Department of Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark...
December 14, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241920/learning-curve-in-concurrent-application-of-laparoscopic-and-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy-with-lymphadenectomy-in-endometrial%C3%A2-cancer
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Pao-Ling Torng, Song-Po Pan, Jing-Shiang Hwang, Ho-Jun Shih, Chi-Ling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the concurrent interaction of laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery in the initial learning period of endometrial cancer staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed for the first 44 consecutive patients with endometrial cancer underwent laparoscopic (LSS) or robotic-assisted staging surgery (RSS) from February 2012 to October 2015 by a single surgeon in a tertiary care referral hospital. Demographics, diagnosis, perioperative variables, and complications were recorded...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239749/robotic-ureteral-reconstruction-using-buccal-mucosa-grafts-a-multi-institutional-experience
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Lee C Zhao, Aaron C Weinberg, Ziho Lee, Mark J Ferretti, Harry P Koo, Michael J Metro, Daniel D Eun, Michael D Stifelman
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive treatment of long, multifocal ureteral strictures or failed pyeloplasty is challenging. Robot-assisted buccal mucosa graft ureteroplasty (RBU) is a technique for ureteral reconstruction that avoids the morbidity of bowel interposition or autotransplantation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate outcomes for RBU in a multi-institutional cohort of patients treated for revision ureteropelvic junction obstruction and long or multifocal ureteral stricture at three tertiary referral centers...
November 24, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239345/extramucosal-pancreaticojejunostomy-at-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Servet Karagul, Cuneyt Kayaalp, Fatih Sumer, Mehmet Ali Yagci
While the 'best pancreatic anastomosis technique' debate is going during Whipple procedure, the laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy lately began to appear more and more often in the medical literature. All the popular anastomosis techniques used in open pancreas surgery are being experienced in laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, when they were adapted to laparoscopy, their implementation was not technically easy, and assistance of robotic surgery was sometimes required at the pancreatic anastomosis stage of the procedure...
January 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238155/postoperative-pain-after-single-site-versus-multiport-hysterectomy
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Chris Kliethermes, Kelly Blazek, Kausar Ali, J Biba Nijjar, Stephanie Kliethermes, Xiaoming Guan
Background and Objectives: With advances in laparoscopic surgery, the goal of surgeons and patients is to minimize pain to allow for faster recovery and return to normal daily activities. One of these advances is single-site surgery. In this study, we compared postoperative pain in laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) to that in traditional multiple-incision hysterectomy. Methods: Seventy patients were selected for this prospective cohort study, with 35 undergoing multiple-incision and 35 undergoing LESS hysterectomy...
October 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238153/risk-factors-for-open-conversion-in-minimally-invasive-cholecystectomy
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Antonio Gangemi, Richard Danilkowicz, Francesco Bianco, Mario Masrur, Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti
Background and Objectives: Open conversion (OC) occurs in 5 to 10% of laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LCs) and results in suboptimal outcomes. Herein, we report our experience with OC in cholecystectomy performed with the minimally invasive (MIS) approach. Methods: Data from 960 minimally invasive cholecystectomies performed in the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Division of General, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery were retrospectively compiled. Patient demographics and outcomes were analyzed for the major indicators that may predispose to OC...
October 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237932/current-progress-and-controversies-in-prostate-cancer-management
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De-Xin Dong, Zhi-Gang Ji
OBJECTIVE: The optimal management strategy for prostate cancer (PCa) remains controversial. We performed a systemic review of current progress and controversies regarding the diagnosis and treatment of PCa. DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed for recently published articles up to July 2017 using the following key words: "prostate cancer," "progress," "controversy," "immunotherapy," and "prevention." STUDY SELECTION: Articles were obtained and reviewed to provide a systematic review of the current progress and controversies regarding PCa management...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237220/-new-approaches-for-young-surgeons-students-symposium-on-minimally-invasive-surgery
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Paul Jonathan Roch, Mirco Friedrich, Karl-Friedrich Kowalewski, Mona Wanda Schmidt, Javier De la Garza Herrera, Philip Christoph Müller, Laura Benner, Philipp Romero, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Felix Nickel
Background Physician shortage is particularly striking in surgical specialities. Umbrella organisations are making an effort to recruit medical students. Students' symposia during congresses seem to provide a promising approach to developing motivation and promoting interest. An exemplary students' symposium took place at the three nations meeting for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Our aim was to evaluate the students' symposium from the students' perspective, in order to give recommendations for the future...
December 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236272/medical-malpractice-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-evaluation-and-some-preemptive-thoughts
#13
Daniel D Lydiatt, Ryan Sewell
Medical malpractice is costly and disruptive, and it is important to prevent. We conducted a study with the objective to look at medical malpractice in robotic surgery overall, to evaluate reasons for litigation, and to comment on possible strategies to avoid litigation with transoral robotic surgery. We used the Westlaw computerized database to identify all state and federal verdict summaries in medical malpractice cases. We found 17 cases alleging malpractice that involved the use of robotic surgery. In all, the plaintiffs in 6 cases (35%) contended that an open rather than a robotic approach should have been used, 5 (29%) alleged negligent credentialing, 4 (24%) alleged training deficiencies, 2 (12%) alleged manufacturing problems, and 1 (6%) charged that robotic surgery should have been performed instead of open surgery (1 case involved two of these allegations)...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236172/the-society-of-european-robotic-gynaecological-surgery-sergs-pilot-curriculum-for-robot-assisted-gynecological-surgery
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Peter Rusch, Rainer Kimmig, Fabrice Lecuru, Jan Persson, Jordi Ponce, Michel Degueldre, René Verheijen
PURPOSE: To set forth experiences in the context of the SERGS Pilot Curriculum-the first standardized educational program for robotic use in gynecological surgery-in terms of feasibility, effectiveness and potential for certification. METHODS: The Society of European Robotic Gynecological Surgery (SERGS) outlined a Pilot Curriculum for standardized education in robot-assisted laparoscopic gynecological surgery. Its feasibility and acceptance were checked in the form of a fellowship pilot program conducted at four European Centers of Excellence for robot-assisted surgery...
December 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232303/totally-endoscopic-cardiac-surgery-for-atrial-septal-defect-repair-on-beating-heart-without-robotic-assistance-in-25-patients
#15
Quang-Huy Dang, Ngoc-Thanh Le, Cong-Huu Nguyen, Dac-Dai Tran, Do-Hung Nguyen, Trung-Hieu Nguyen, Thi-Hai-Linh Ngo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the effectivity and safety of totally endoscopic cardiac surgery without robotic assistance for atrial septal defect (ASD) closure on beating hearts. METHODS: Twenty-five patients (adults/children: 15/10) underwent ASD closure using nonrobotically assisted totally endoscopic approach on beating heart. Three 5-mm trocars and one 12-mm trocar were used, only the superior vena cava is snared, filling the pleural and pericardial cavities with CO2, and the heart was beating during the surgery...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232301/robotic-mitral-valve-repair-the-learning-curve
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Avi Goodman, Marijan Koprivanac, Marta Kelava, Stephanie L Mick, A Marc Gillinov, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Anna Brzezinski, Eugene H Blackstone, Tomislav Mihaljevic
OBJECTIVE: Adoption of robotic mitral valve surgery has been slow, likely in part because of its perceived technical complexity and a poorly understood learning curve. We sought to correlate changes in technical performance and outcome with surgeon experience in the "learning curve" part of our series. METHODS: From 2006 to 2011, two surgeons undertook robotically assisted mitral valve repair in 458 patients (intent-to-treat); 404 procedures were completed entirely robotically (as-treated)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232300/three-dimensional-printing-of-life-like-models-for-simulation-and-training-of-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
#17
Toshiyuki Yamada, Motohiko Osako, Tomoya Uchimuro, Ryogen Yoon, Toshiaki Morikawa, Maki Sugimoto, Hisao Suda, Hideyuki Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: As the use of minimally invasive surgery in cardiothoracic surgery increases, so does the need for simulation and training. We developed a heart model for simulation and training of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, particularly minimally invasive mitral valve repair using our new three-dimensional printing system. METHODS: Digital imaging and communication in medicine data from patient computed tomography, three-dimensional computer-aided design, and three-dimensional printing helped create replicas of the heart and thoracic cavity...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232296/morbid-obesity-does-not-increase-morbidity-or-mortality-in-robotic-cardiac-surgery
#18
Hiroto Kitahara, Brooke Patel, Mackenzie McCrorey, Sarah Nisivaco, Husam H Balkhy
OBJECTIVE: Morbid obesity (body mass index ≥ 35 kg/m) usually confers a higher perioperative risk in cardiac surgery. Robotic cardiac surgery may have many advantages for these high-risk patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients undergoing robotic cardiac surgery from July 2013 to April 2017 at our institution. We compared the outcomes of morbidly obese patients versus nonobese patients. RESULTS: A total of 486 patients underwent robotic cardiac surgery (322 men, median age = 65 years)...
December 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232271/robotic-surgery-in-urology-facts-and-reality-what-are-the-real-advantages-of-robotic-approaches-for-prostate-cancer-patients
#19
Guillaume Ploussard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite the worldwile increasing use of robotic assistance for oncology surgery, no level 1 evidence-based benefit favoring robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) versus pure laparoscopic or open approaches has been demonstrated. We aimed to perform an update of the available evidence by evaluating most recent 2016-2017 data. RECENT FINDINGS: Population-based and prospective nonrandomized studies and one phase III randomised trial have been recently published...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230586/comparison-of-the-diagnostic-efficacy-and-perioperative-outcomes-of-limited-versus-extended-pelvic-lymphadenectomy-during-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-study-in-japan
#20
Shuichi Morizane, Masashi Honda, Satoshi Fukasawa, Atsushi Komaru, Junichi Inokuchi, Masatoshi Eto, Masaki Shimbo, Kazunori Hattori, Yoshiaki Kawano, Atsushi Takenaka
BACKGROUND: We conducted a retrospective study to compare the perioperative course and lymph node (LN) counts of patients undergoing limited pelvic lymphadenectomy (lPLND) or extended pelvic lymphadenectomy (ePLND) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy in an initial Japanese series. METHODS: The cohort included 1333 patients who underwent either lPLND (n = 902) or ePLND (n = 431) during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy at five institutions in Japan...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
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