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Timing of cholecystectomy

C W Ke, S D Wu, Y N Li
Objective: To analysis the curative effect of emergency cholecystectomy (EC) and percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) followed by delayed cholecystectomy (DC) on the patients with moderate acute cholecystitis. Methods: The perioperative dataof patients in EC group ( n =47) and in PTGBD-DC group ( n =49) were compared retrospectively. Results: Compared to PTGBD+ DC group, EC patients had a significantly more postoperative abdominal drainage time [(9.0±12.9) vs (3.4±2.1) days, P =0.041], more postoperative hospital stay after cholecystectomy [(8...
March 13, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Kumar Rajnish, Sathasivam Sureshkumar, Manwar S Ali, Chellappa Vijayakumar, Sundaramurthi Sudharsanan, Chinnakali Palanivel
Introduction Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the most commonly done, minimally invasive surgical procedure. Routinely used electrocautery produces more smoke, which masks the operating field, thereby prolongs the surgery and posing an increased risk of gallbladder (GB) perforation. The titanium clips used for clipping the cystic artery and cystic duct have a risk of slippage, which may lead to bleeding, and an increased risk for bile leakage. In addition, it may act as a nidus for stone formation. Advanced energy sources, such as the harmonic scalpel, though expensive, may provide the advantage of shorter operating time by reducing smoke, bloodless dissection in the GB bed, lower risk of bleeding from the cystic artery due to secure vessel sealing, and avoiding the use of a larger number of titanium clips...
January 18, 2018: Curēus
Baoxing Jia, Kai Liu, Ludong Tan, Zhe Jin, Yahui Liu
Controversy exists on the suitability of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in acute cholecystitis, especially in patients with severe comorbidities. Recently, many nonsurgical departments have indicated a preference for percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD), but surgeons consider LC as the final treatment option for cholecystitis. This analysis evaluated the curative efficacy of PTGBD in combination with LC as compared with emergency LC (e-LC). We retrospectively analyzed clinical data of 86 patients with acute complicated cholecystitis...
March 1, 2018: American Surgeon
Philip H Pucher, L Michael Brunt, Neil Davies, Ali Linsk, Amani Munshi, H Alejandro Rodriguez, Abe Fingerhut, Robert D Fanelli, Horacio Asbun, Rajesh Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, remains associated with significant major morbidity including bile leak and bile duct injury (BDI). The effect of changes in practice over time, and of interventions to improve patient safety, on morbidity rates is not well understood. The aim of this review was to describe current incidence rates and trends for BDI and other complications during and after LC, and to identify risk factors and preventative measures associated with morbidity and BDI...
March 19, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Antonia Rizzuto, Massimiliano Fabozzi, Anna Settembre, Stefano Reggio, Ernesto Tartaglia, Salomone Di Saverio, Piero Angelini, Vania Silvestri, Chiara Mignogna, Raffaele Serra, Stefano De Franciscis, Leonardo De Luca, Diego Cuccurullo, Francesco Corcione
BACKGROUND: Choledocholithiasis occurs in 10-15% of patients with cholecystolithiasis. Despite the existence of many therapeutic options for the treatment of cholecystocholedocholithiasis, a sequential treatment in which pre-operative ERCP is combined with intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), is the most commonly accepted strategy. However, use of IOC in the "splitting treatment" of cholecystocholedocholithiasis is controversial. The aim of the present study is to investigate the utility of IOC in detecting residual stones in patients undergoing LC in the sequential treatment of common biliary duct or gallbladder stones...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
F Fuertes-Guirò, M Girabent-Farrés
BACKGROUND: We aimed to calculate the opportunity cost of the operating time to demonstrate that single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) is more expensive than classic laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC). METHODS: We identified studies comparing use of both techniques during the period 2008-2016, and to calculate the opportunity cost, we performed another search in the same period of time with an economic evaluation of classic laparoscopy. We performed a meta-analysis of the items selected in the first review considering the cost of surgery and surgical time, and we analyzed their differences...
January 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Nishant Patel, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Joseph J Gemmete, Jordan C Castle, Narasimham Dasika, Wael E Saad, Ravi N Srinivasa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to report the technique, complications, and clinical outcomes of interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten (77%) men and three (23%) women (mean age, 65 years) with symptomatic cholelithiasis underwent cholecystostomy followed by interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal. Major comorbidities precluding cholecystectomy included prior cardiac, pulmonary, or abdominal surgery; cirrhosis; sepsis with hyponatremia; seizure disorder; developmental delay; and cholecystoduodenal fistula...
March 16, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Tatenda C Nzenza, Yahya Al-Habbal, Glen R Guerra, S Manolas, Tuck Yong, Trevor McQuillan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) has become well established as a modality for the management of common bile duct stones (CBDS), especially in the setting of associated cholangitis. Our study aims to determine the rate of long term morbidity of recurrent CBDS post ES. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients who underwent ERCP and ES (ERCP+ES) was undertaken on a prospectively maintained database from 1998 to 2012 at the Northern Hospital, Melbourne...
March 15, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Long Pan, Mingyu Chen, Lin Ji, Longbo Zheng, Peijian Yan, Jing Fang, Bin Zhang, Xiujun Cai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) with preoperative endoscopic sphincterotomy (pre-EST) and LC for concomitant gallstones and common bile duct (CBD) stones. BACKGROUND: It remains controversial whether LCBDE+LC is better than pre-EST+LC for gallstones and CBD stones. METHODS: A specific search of online databases was performed from January 2006 to October 2017...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Jessica A Zaman, Tejender Paul Singh
Though laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) was highly criticized in its early stages, it quickly grew to become a new standard of care and has revolutionized the field of general surgery. Now emerging robotic technology is making its way into the minimally invasive arena. Robotic cholecystectomy (RC) is often disparaged as a costly technology that can lead to increased operative times with outcomes that are quite similar to LC. However, this perspective is skewed as many existing studies were performed in the early phase of learning for this procedure...
February 2018: Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition
Justin Gerard, Minh B Luu, Jennifer Poirier, Daniel J Deziel
INTRODUCTION: The revised Tokyo Guidelines include criteria for determining the severity of acute cholecystitis with treatment algorithms based on severity. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship of the revised Tokyo Guidelines severity grade to clinical outcomes of cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. METHODS: We identified 66 patients with acute cholecystitis from a prior study of difficult cholecystectomy cases. We examined the relationship between severity grade and multiple variables related to perioperative and postoperative outcomes...
March 9, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
A Arezzo, R Passera, E Forcignanò, L Rapetti, R Cirocchi, M Morino
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLC) has gained popularity, although it is not evident if benefits of this procedure overcome the potential increased risk. Aim of the study is to compare the outcome of SLC with conventional multi-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (MLC) in a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials only. METHODS: A systematic Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials literature search of articles on SLC and MLC for any indication was performed in June 2017...
March 9, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
César Muñoz Castro, Sergio Pacheco Santibañez, Tomás Contreras Rivas, Nicolás Jarufe Cassis
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a rare tumor in developed countries. Chile has one of the highest incidences worldwide. For patients affected by resectable T1b or more advanced GBC, radical cholecystectomy (RC) is considered the standard therapy. Our aim is to describe the surgical technique and clinical-pathological results of patients undergoing totally laparoscopic radical resection of GBC. METHODS: Patients undergo laparoscopic radical resection for primary and incidental GBC, between the years 2009 and 2016 in two centers from Chile...
March 8, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Yen-Yi Juo, Usah Khrucharoen, Yijun Chen, Yas Sanaiha, Peyman Benharash, Erik Dutson
BACKGROUND: Besides rate and extent of weight loss, little is known regarding demographic factors predicting interval cholecystectomy (IC) after bariatric surgery and its incremental costs. OBJECTIVES: We aim to identify risk factors predicting IC after bariatric surgery and quantify its associated costs. SETTING: Nationally representative sampling of acute care hospitals across the United States. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed using the National Readmission Database 2010 to 2014...
March 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Laurent G Glance, Richard P Dutton, Changyong Feng, Yue Li, Stewart J Lustik, Andrew W Dick
BACKGROUND: Under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, physician payment will be adjusted using a composite performance score that has 4 components, one of which is resource use. The objective of this exploratory study is to quantify the facility-level variation in surgical case duration for common surgeries to examine the feasibility of using surgical case duration as a performance metric. METHODS: We used data from the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry on 404,987 adult patients undergoing one of 6 general surgical or orthopedic procedures: laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy with intraoperative cholangiogram, knee arthroscopy, laminectomy, and total hip replacement...
March 6, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Lang Xu, Yuhua Lu, Qian Liu
We propose a novel method to simulate soft tissue deformation for virtual surgery applications. The method considers the mechanical properties of soft tissue, such as its viscoelasticity, nonlinearity and incompressibility; its speed, stability and accuracy also meet the requirements for a surgery simulator. Modifying the traditional equation for mass spring dampers (MSD) introduces nonlinearity and viscoelasticity into the calculation of elastic force. Then, the elastic force is used in the constraint projection step for naturally reducing constraint potential...
February 2018: Royal Society Open Science
Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt
The thesis comprises an overview and four papers, all published or submitted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Chronic pain after surgery is a common and debilitating complication after many types of surgery. The cause and pathology behind is still mainly uncovered, though several risk factors have been proposed. One of the strongest risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain is the intensity of the acute pain response though the mechanisms involved remain unsettled...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Reed I Ayabe, Aaron B Parrish, Christine E Dauphine, Danielle M Hari, Junko J Ozao-Choy
BACKGROUND: It has become increasingly important to expose surgical residents to robotic surgery as its applications continue to expand. Single-site robotic cholecystectomy (SSRC) is an excellent introductory case to robotics. Resident involvement in SSRC is known to be feasible. Here, we sought to determine whether it is safe to introduce SSRC to junior residents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 98 SSRC cases were performed by general surgery residents between August 2015 and August 2016...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Soyoung Shin, Woori Jang, Myungshin Kim, Yonggoo Kim, Suk Young Park, Joonhong Park, Young Jun Yang
RATIONALE: Hereditary spherocytosis (HS) is an inherited disorder characterized by the presence of spherical-shaped red blood cells (RBCs) on the peripheral blood (PB) smear. To date, a number of mutations in 5 genes have been identified and the mutations in SPTB gene account for about 20% patients. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old female had been diagnosed as hemolytic anemia 30 years ago, based on a history of persistent anemia and hyperbilirubinemia for several years...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Timur Ekiz, Serkan Fatih Yeğen, Mehmet Kağan Katar, Ömer Genç, Selin Genç
This study compared the 25-hyrdoxyvitamin (OH) D and bone mineral density (BMD) values of patients with and without cholecystectomy. Although 25(OH) D levels were significantly lower in the cholecystectomy group (12.1 ± 6.2 vs. 15.6 ± 6.6 ng/mL), no significant difference was observed between the groups in terms of BMD measurements. INTRODUCTION: Although 25 (OH) D levels were studied and found to be lower in patients with cholecystectomy, the data is scarce as regards the BMD...
March 2, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
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