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Msj Wilson, P Maniam, A Ibrahim, N Makaram, S R Knight, P Patil
Introduction The use of polymeric clips in securing the appendiceal stump has been increasingly reported as a viable alternative to current methods in emergency laparoscopic appendicectomy. We evaluated the operative outcomes following the use of polymeric clips versus endoscopic ligatures. The primary endpoint was operative time, with secondary outcomes including complications, inpatient stay, and cost analysis. Materials and methods Operative records were retrospectively analysed to identify patients undergoing laparoscopic appendicectomy between January 2014 and June 2015...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Gerardo Cortese, Gabriele Sales, Giorgia Maiolo, Mario Morino, Martina Scanu, Luca Brazzi
BACKGROUND: The feasibility and safety of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) performed under spinal anaesthesia (SA) has been recently demonstrated. This retrospective study compared the differences in opioid consumption and postoperative recovery in patients undergoing TEM under GA and SA. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent TEM at 'Città della Salute e della Scienza' hospital of Turin (Italy) between January 2012 and December 2015 were enrolled...
March 7, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Ake Hansasuta, Siriwut Pokanan, Pritsana Punyawai, Wattana Mahattanakul
Introduction Endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for pituitary adenoma (PA) has been a recent shift from the traditional microscopic technique. Although some literature demonstrated superiority of ETSS over the microscopic method and some evaluated mono- vs. binostril access within the ETSS, none had explored the potential influence of dedicated instrument, as this procedure had evolved, on patients' outcomes when compared to traditional microscopic tools. Objective To investigate our own clinical and radiographic outcomes of ETSS for PA with its technical evolution over time as well as a significance of, having vs...
January 1, 2018: Curēus
Stefan H E M Clermonts, Yu-Ting van Loon, Dareczka K Wasowicz, Barbara S Langenhoff, David D E Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) is considered the successor of transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). It makes use of more readily available laparoscopic instruments and single-port access platforms with similar perioperative, clinical and oncological outcomes. Little is known about quality of life (QoL) outcomes after the use of TAMIS. The aim of this study was to assess QoL after TAMIS in our patients and compare this with QoL in the healthy Dutch population...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Brendan M Browne, Kristian D Stensland, Matthew J Moynihan, David Canes
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to analyze contemporary trends for diagnosis and treatment of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We identified all cases of UTUC in the National Cancer Database (NCDB) between 2004 and 2013. Data comprising tumor, patient, and facility factors were extracted. Treatment data for surgery and chemotherapy were also collected. Comparisons used χ2 testing. RESULTS: Over this 10-year period, the sex and age distribution of UTUC was stable at 60% male and median age of 72 years...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Jean H Ashburn, Tracy L Hull, Scott R Steele, Conor P Delaney, Bo Shen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Few studies have compared endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) with ileocolic resection (ICR) in the treatment of primary ileocolic strictures in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to compare post-procedure morbidity and surgery-free survival among 258 patients with primary stricturing ileo (colic) CD (B2, L1, or L3) initially treated with primary EBD (n=117) or ICR (n=258) from 2000 through 2016. Patients with penetrating disease were excluded from the study...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Hankun Hao, Jun Hong, Yaping Wang, Jian Wang, Yibing Bei, Luchun Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and the short-term safety of self-pulling and latter transected esophagojejunostomy(SPLT) in totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG). METHODS: One hundred patients with gastric cancer received TLTG-SPLT at General Surgery Department of Huashan Hospital (Fudan University) from June 2014 to January 2017(SPLT group). The clinicopathologic characteristics, surgical and postoperative outcomes were collected retrospectively and compared with the conventional group undergoing TLTG plus overlap or functional end-to-end anastomosis from October 2013 to December 2015...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Long Rong, YunLong Cai, Weidong Nian, Xin Wang, Jinyu Liang, Yan He, Jixin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and surgical resection for early gastric cancer (EGC). Method The retrospective case-control study was conducted. Clinical and pathological data of 246 patients who were diagnosed as early gastric cancer and received ESD or surgery for EGC at Peking University First Hospital from 2010 to 2015 were collected, including 171 males and 75 females with average age of (63.6±10.8) years. Eighty-one patients received ESD according to the following indications: no peritoneal lymph node metastasis in preoperative CT; differentiated mucosal cancer without ulcer findings, irrespective of tumor size; differentiated mucosal cancer with diameter ≤30 mm and ulcer; differentiated minimal submucosal invasive cancer (≤500 μm from the muscularis mucosa) with diameter ≤30 mm and without ulcer; undifferentiated mucosal cancer with diameter ≤20 mm and without ulcer; high grade intraepithelial neoplasia with diameter >20 mm; mucous lesion recurrence after EMR without chance of EMR again...
February 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Peter Abraham, Michael G Brandel, Cecilia L Dalle Ore, Chris M Reid, Chinwe S Kpaduwa, Samuel Lance, Hal S Meltzer, Amanda A Gosman
INTRODUCTION: Timing of intervention and complication profiles in surgical repair of craniosynostosis have been widely debated. Early intervention is frequently promoted as a means of decreasing morbidity while maintaining favorable outcomes via minimally invasive techniques such as endoscopic strip craniectomy. Immediate postoperative morbidity due to complications of early vs late intervention remains a key element in comparing timing and technique for craniosynostosis repair. In addition, concurrent fronto-orbital advancement with open cranial vault remodeling may increase the risk of postoperative complications...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Shoichi Yoshimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yusuke Horiuchi, Masami Omae, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Takao Asari, Keisho Chin, Junko Fujisaki
BACKGROUND: For esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with submucosal (SM) invasion, surgery is the standard treatment. Definitive chemoradiotherapy (D-CRT) is a less invasive alternative option, but sometimes results in locoregional failure. AIM: To examine whether endoscopic resection for primary lesion removal combined with chemoradiotherapy (ER-CRT) reduces locoregional failure rates in cases of ESCC with SM invasion. METHODS: We retrospectively compared clinical outcomes between ER-CRT and D-CRT in patients diagnosed with ESCC with SM invasion between 2003 and 2014...
February 7, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
Akihiro Yamada, Yuga Komaki, Nayan Patel, Fukiko Komaki, Joel Pekow, Sushila Dalal, Russell D Cohen, Lisa Cannon, Konstantin Umanskiy, Radhika Smith, Roger Hurst, Neil Hyman, David T Rubin, Atsushi Sakuraba
Background: Clinical and endoscopic recurrence are common after surgery in Crohn's disease (CD). Vedolizumab has been increasingly used to treat CD, however, its effectiveness in preventing postoperative recurrence remains unknown. We aimed to investigate the use of vedolizumab in the postoperative setting and compare the risk of recurrence between patients receiving vedolizumab and anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α agents. Methods: Medical records of CD patients who underwent surgery between April 2014 and June 2016 were reviewed...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Hiroto Kitahara, Mackenzie McCrorey, Brooke Patel, Sarah Nisivaco, Husam H Balkhy
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that women carry a higher risk of morbidity and mortality after coronary artery bypass surgery. We investigated sex differences in risk factors and outcomes in our patients undergoing robotic beating heart connector totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass. METHODS: From July 2013 to April 2017, patients undergoing connector totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass were reviewed. We compared the outcomes of men versus women...
February 15, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Cheng-Jen Chang, De-Yi Yu, Shu-Ying Chang, Yen-Chang Hsiao
The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of laser versus conventional endoforehead lifting. A retrospective review was conducted of 110 patients a 12-year period. Subjects' ages ranged from 20 to 79 years; there were 84 females and 26 males. Patients (n=55) received conventional endoforehead lifting. Subsequent patients (n=55) received laser endoforehead lifting. The SurgiLase 150XJ CO2 laser system, in conjunction with the flexible FIBERLASE was used. The endoscope was 4mm in diameter with an angle of 30o ...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
Andrea Mari, Simone Morselli, Francesco Sessa, Riccardo Campi, Fabrizio Di Maida, Isabella Greco, Giampaolo Siena, Agostino Tuccio, Gianni Vittori, Sergio Serni, Marco Carini, Andrea Minervini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the surgical and functional outcomes of a matched-paired series of on-clamp vs off-clamp endoscopic robot-assisted simple enucleation (ERASE) and standardized renorraphy in a tertiary referral institution, to search for predictors of functional drop after surgery and to investigate the influence of off-clamp technique in patients presenting these characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A matched-pair comparison of 120 on-clamp vs 120 off-clamp over 491 patients treated with ERASE was performed...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Sivashanmugam Dhandapani, Madhivanan Karthigeyan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is increasingly being used for minimal invasiveness and panoramic visualization, with unclear efficacy and safety among spinal intradural lesions. OBJECTIVE: To compare micro-endoscopic and pure-endoscopic surgery for spinal intradural lesions. METHODS: Spinal intradural lesions operated by us using endoscopic/access ports were categorized 'micro-endoscopic' (predominant microscope use), or 'pure-endoscopic' (standalone endoscopy) surgery, and studied with respect to clinico-radiological features, techniques, peri-operative course, histopathology, clinical and radiological outcome at minimum of 3 months...
February 13, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
So Jeong Lee, Ahrong Kim, Young Keum Kim, Won Young Park, Hyun Sung Kim, Hong-Jae Jo, Nahmgun Oh, Geum Am Song, Do Youn Park
Endoscopic resection is widely recognized as a first-line treatment for T1 colorectal cancers (CRC), although additional surgical intervention may be indicated based on the risk of lymph node (LN) metastasis. However, risk factors for LN metastasis in T1 CRC not fully established. We investigated the clinicopathological features of T1 CRC and evaluated their association with lymph node metastasis in 133 cases of T1 CRC, consisting of 87 cases with first-line endoscopic resection (EMR) followed by additional surgery and 46 cases with primary surgical resection...
February 12, 2018: Human Pathology
Sami Miilunpohja, Jussi Kärkkäinen, Juha Hartikainen, Johanna Jyrkkä, Tuomo Rantanen, Hannu Paajanen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The role of emergency surgery is decreasing in the treatment of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). We investigated the need of urgent surgery and outcome of elderly UGIB patients who often have cardiovascular comorbidities with antithrombotic medication. METHODS: All consecutive adult patients who received emergency treatment for suspected gastrointestinal bleeding between January 2009 and December 2011 were registered in an electronic database (n = 1,643)...
February 13, 2018: Digestive Surgery
Oriol Sendino, Alejandro Fernández-Simon, Ryan Law, Barham Abu Dayyeh, Michael Leise, Karina Chavez-Rivera, Henry Cordova, Jordi Colmenero, Gonzalo Crespo, Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel, Constantino Fondevila, Josep Llach, Miquel Navasa, Todd Baron, Andrés Cárdenas
Background: Bile leak after liver transplantation (LT) is commonly treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); however, there are limited data regarding the optimal treatment strategy. Objective: We aimed to examine the role of ERCP in LT recipients with bile leaks at two large institutions. Methods: We reviewed all ERCPs performed in LT recipients with bile leak and duct-to-duct biliary anastomosis at two high-volume transplant centers...
February 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Pierre Baillet, Guillaume Cadiot, Marion Goutte, Felix Goutorbe, Hedia Brixi, Christine Hoeffel, Christophe Allimant, Maud Reymond, Hélène Obritin-Guilhen, Benoit Magnin, Gilles Bommelaer, Bruno Pereira, Constance Hordonneau, Anthony Buisson
AIM: To assess magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and faecal calprotectin to detect endoscopic postoperative recurrence in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: From two tertiary centers, all patients with CD who underwent ileocolonic resection were consecutively and prospectively included. All the patients underwent MRI and endoscopy within the first year after surgery or after the restoration of intestinal continuity [median = 6 mo (5.0-9.3)]. The stools were collected the day before the colonoscopy to evaluate faecal calprotectin level...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
A Minni, A Dragonetti, A Sciuto, C Cavaliere, D Rosati, D Azimonti, A Franzetti
OBJECTIVE: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) of the frontal sinus is a complex pathological condition and many surgical techniques were described to treat this area endoscopically, like traditional endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and balloon catheter dilation (BCD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We designed a multicenter prospective randomized study to assess the validity and safety of BCD vs. ESS in symptomatological chronic rhinosinusitis of the frontal sinus enrolling a population of 102 adult patients (64 men and 38 women; overall 148 frontal sinuses studied) with non-polypoid CRS...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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