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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190369/intra-abdominal-trocar-free-vacuum-liver-retractor-for-upper-gastrointestinal-surgery
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Christian Benzing, Helmut Weiss, Felix Krenzien, Matthias Biebl, Johann Pratschke, Ricardo Zorron
BACKGROUND: In laparoscopic upper-gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, an adequate retraction of the liver is crucial. Especially in single-port surgery and obese patients, problems may occur during liver retraction. The current study seeks to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the LiVac trocar-free liver retractor in laparoscopic upper-GI surgery. METHODS: The present study is a nonrandomized dual-center clinical series describing our preliminary results using the LiVac system for liver retraction...
February 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168570/early-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients-esicm-clinical-practice-guidelines
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Annika Reintam Blaser, Joel Starkopf, Waleed Alhazzani, Mette M Berger, Michael P Casaer, Adam M Deane, Sonja Fruhwald, Michael Hiesmayr, Carole Ichai, Stephan M Jakob, Cecilia I Loudet, Manu L N G Malbrain, Juan C Montejo González, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Martijn Poeze, Jean-Charles Preiser, Pierre Singer, Arthur R H van Zanten, Jan De Waele, Julia Wendon, Jan Wernerman, Tony Whitehouse, Alexander Wilmer, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten
PURPOSE: To provide evidence-based guidelines for early enteral nutrition (EEN) during critical illness. METHODS: We aimed to compare EEN vs. early parenteral nutrition (PN) and vs. delayed EN. We defined "early" EN as EN started within 48 h independent of type or amount. We listed, a priori, conditions in which EN is often delayed, and performed systematic reviews in 24 such subtopics. If sufficient evidence was available, we performed meta-analyses; if not, we qualitatively summarized the evidence and based our recommendations on expert opinion...
February 6, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152783/the-dutch-upper-gi-cancer-audit-2011-2014
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Bas P L Wijnhoven, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Daniel Henneman, Michel W J M Wouters, Richard van Hillegersberg, Johanna W van Sandick
: 309 Background: In 2011, the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit (DUCA) group started with a nationwide registration of all patients who underwent surgery for esophageal or gastric cancer. The aim of this study was to describe the initiation and implementation of the DUCA and to provide an overview of the results. METHODS: The DUCA is part of the Dutch Institute for Clinical Auditing. It provides (surgical) teams with reliable, weekly updated, benchmarked information on process and (casemix-adjusted) outcome measures...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152779/the-influence-of-a-composite-hospital-volume-of-upper-gastrointestinal-cancer-resections-on-outcomes-of-gastric-cancer-surgery
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Johan L Dikken, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Vincent K Y Ho, Daniel Henneman, Rob A E M Tollenaar, Michel W J M Wouters, Johanna W van Sandick
: 305 Background: There is a known volume-outcome association for complex surgial procedures such as oncologic gastric resections. The aim of this study was to describe the process of centralization for gastric cancer surgery in the Netherlands in relation to other types of upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancer resections and to investigate whether the quality of gastric cancer surgery is affected by the overall experience with those related complex surgical procedures. METHODS: Data on all patients (n = 4251) who underwent surgical treatment for non metastatic invasive gastric cancer between 2005-2013 were obtained from the Netherlands Cancer Registry...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120276/the-development-application-and-analysis-of-an-enhanced-recovery-programme-for-major-oesophagogastric-resection
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Timothy J Underwood, F Noble, N Madhusudan, D Sharland, R Fraser, J Owsley, M Grant, J J Kelly, James P Byrne
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery programmes improve outcomes in surgery, but their implementation after upper gastrointestinal resection has been limited. The aim of this study was to compare short-term outcomes for patients undergoing oesophagogastric surgery in an enhanced recovery programme (EROS). METHODS: EROS was developed after a multidisciplinary meeting by multiple rounds of revision. EROS was applied to all patients undergoing major upper GI resection at a university teaching hospital in the UK from 20/9/13, with data reviewed at 18/09/15...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091770/relevance-of-surgery-in-patients-with-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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S Dango, T Beißbarth, E Weiss, A Seif Amir Hosseini, D Raddatz, V Ellenrieder, J Lotz, B M Ghadimi, A Beham
INTRODUCTION: Upper GI bleeding remains one of the most common emergencies with a substantial overall mortality rate of up to 30%. In severe ill patients, death does not occur due to failure of hemostasis, either medical or surgical, but mainly from comorbidities, treatment complications, and decreased tolerated blood loss. Management strategies have changed dramatically over the last two decades and include primarily endoscopic intervention in combination with acid-suppressive therapy and decrease in surgical intervention...
January 14, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056333/-recommendation-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-induced-gastrointestinal-ulcers-and-its-complications
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(no author information available yet)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a broad class of non glucocorticoid drugs which are extensively used in anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antipyretic therapies. However, NSAIDs may cause many side effects, most commonly in gastrointestinal(GI) tract. Cardiovascular system, kidney, liver, central nervous system and hematopoietic system are also involved. NSAID-induced GI side effects not only endanger the patients' health, increase mortality, but also greatly increase the cost of medical care...
January 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012715/hospital-costs-of-complications-after-esophagectomy-for-cancer
#8
L Goense, W A van Dijk, J A Govaert, P S N van Rossum, J P Ruurda, R van Hillegersberg
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the economic burden of postoperative complications after esophagectomy for cancer, in order to optimally allocate resources for quality improvement initiatives in the future. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected clinical and financial outcomes after esophageal cancer surgery in a tertiary referral center in the Netherlands was performed. Data was extracted from consecutive patients registered in the Dutch Upper GI Cancer Audit between 2011 and 2014 (n = 201)...
December 5, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925557/-don-t-be-afraid-of-failure
#9
(no author information available yet)
Venetia Wynter-Blyth has worked in oncology for 15 years. She spent 12 years as an upper gastrointestinal (GI) clinical nurse specialist before taking up her current post as Macmillan nurse consultant in upper GI cancers at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. She was named RCN Nurse of the Year 2016 for creating PREPARE, a holistic 'prehabilitation' self-management programme for people with cancer who require surgery.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905087/robot-assisted-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-population-our-experience-in-oncologic-and-general-surgery-with-literature-review
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Graziano Ceccarelli, Enrico Andolfi, Alessia Biancafarina, Aldo Rocca, Maurizio Amato, Marco Milone, Marta Scricciolo, Barbara Frezza, Egidio Miranda, Marco De Prizio, Andrea Fontani
BACKGROUND: Although there is no agreement on a definition of elderly, commonly an age cutoff of ≥65 or 75 years is used. Nowadays most of malignancies requiring surgical treatment are diagnosed in old population. Comorbidities and frailty represent well-known problems during and after surgery in elderly patients. Minimally invasive surgery offers earlier postoperative mobilization, less blood loss, lower morbidity as well as reduction in hospital stay and as such represents an interesting and validated option for elderly population...
November 30, 2016: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822725/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-programs-improve-patient-outcomes-and-recovery-a-meta-analysis
#11
Christine S M Lau, Ronald S Chamberlain
INTRODUCTION: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs have been developed to improve patient outcomes, accelerate recovery after surgery, and reduce healthcare costs. ERAS programs are a multimodal approach, with interventions during all stages of care. This meta-analysis examines the impact of ERAS programs on patient outcomes and recovery. METHODS: A comprehensive search of all published randomized control trials (RCTs) assessing the use of ERAS programs in surgical patients was conducted...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811622/therapeutic-endoscopy-for-the-control-of-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-children-a-case-series
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Anna M Banc-Husu, Nuzhat A Ahmad, Vinay Chadrasekhara, Gregory G Ginsberg, David L Jaffe, Michael L Kochman, Michael Rajala, Petar Mamula
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal bleeding is one of the most common indications for urgent endoscopy in the pediatric setting. The majority of these procedures are performed for control of variceal bleeding, with very few performed for non-variceal upper gastrointestinal (NVUGI) bleeding. The data on therapeutic endoscopy for NVUGI are very sparse. The aims of our study were to review our experience with NVUGI bleeding, describe technical aspects and outcomes of therapeutic endoscopy, and determine gastroenterology fellows' training opportunities according to the national training guidelines...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806030/a-morbidity-mortality-analysis-of-a-tertiary-level-upper-gastrointestinal-hepatopancreaticobiliary-surgical-unit
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Susrutha K Wickremesekera, Ho Beom Sean Seo, Mary Anne Trimber, Simon Bann, Katherine Tse
: Internationally, regionalisation of major upper gastrointestinal/hepatopancreaticobiliary (UGI/HPB) surgery to a selected number of expert hospital centres has demonstrated that high hospital volume is associated with lower mortality and morbidity. The Wellington UGI/HPB unit compared to international institutions is a low volume unit, however within New Zealand we perform a high number of Upper GI/HPB cases. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality measures of morbidity and mortality of major upper gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary surgeries performed at the Wellington UGI/HPB unit...
October 28, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805997/this-too-shall-pass-a-study-of-ingested-sharp-foreign-bodies
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Kirellos R Zamary, James W Davis, Emily E Ament, Rachel C Dirks, John E Garry
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal foreign body (GFB) ingestion is a common problem and often results in surgical consultation. Current literature is limited to case reports and fails to provide data regarding the management of sharp GFB ingestion. We hypothesized that patients who ingest sharp objects rarely have perforation or obstruction requiring surgical intervention. METHODS: Patients presenting with GFBs from January 2005 to December 2015 at a level 1 trauma center with an acute care surgery program were retrospectively reviewed...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788385/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-gastric-schwannoma-a-case-report
#15
Edgar Vargas Flores, Francisco Bevia Pérez, Pablo Ramirez Mendoza, José Arturo Velázquez García, Oscar Alejandro Ortega Román
INTRODUCTION: Mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract are a group spindle cell tumors which include gastrointestinal stromal tumors, leiomyomas, leiomyosarcomas and schwannomas (Nishida and Hirota, 2000). Schwannomas generally present as a slow and asymptomatic growing mass in the gastrointestinal tract typically arising in the gastric submucosa accounting for up to 0.2% of gastric tumors (Melvin and Wilkinson, 1993; Sarlomo-Rikala M, Miettinen, 1995). TREATMENT: with negative surgical margin resection (as approached in this case) is considered the standard treatment...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785539/computed-tomography-and-upper-gastrointestinal-series-findings-of-esophageal-bronchi-in-infants
#16
Gabrielle C Colleran, Ciara E Ryan, Edward Y Lee, Brian Sweeney, David Rea, Clare Brenner
BACKGROUND: Esophageal bronchus is a rare form of communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation and a rare but important cause of an opaque hemithorax on chest radiography. A higher incidence of esophageal bronchus is associated with esophageal atresia, tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF) and VACTERL (vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheo-esophageal fistula, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities) association. In the presence of these conditions, the pediatric radiologist may be the first to consider the diagnosis of esophageal bronchus or esophageal lung...
February 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774441/changes-of-lip-morphology-following-mandibular-setback-surgery-using-3d-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images
#17
Seung Jae Paek, Ji Yong Yoo, Jang Won Lee, Won-Jong Park, Young Deok Chee, Moon Gi Choi, Eun Joo Choi, Kyung-Hwan Kwon
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study are to evaluate the lip morphology and change of lip commissure after mandibular setback surgery (MSS) for class III patients and analyze association between the amount of mandibular setback and change of lip morphology. METHODS: The samples consisted of 14 class III patients treated with MSS using bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy. Lateral cephalogram and cone-beam CT were taken before and about 6 months after MSS. Changes in landmarks and variables were measured with 3D software program Ondemand™...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709328/successful-closure-of-defects-in-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract-by-endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-evt-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Mike G Laukoetter, Rudolf Mennigen, Philipp A Neumann, Sameer Dhayat, Gabriele Horst, Daniel Palmes, Norbert Senninger, Thorsten Vowinkel
BACKGROUND: Perforations and anastomotic leakages of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract cause a high morbidity and mortality rate. Only limited data exist for endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) in the upper GI tract. METHODS: Fifty-two patients (37 men and 15 women, ages 41-94 years) were treated (12/2011-12/2015) with EVT for anastomotic insufficiency secondary to esophagectomy or gastrectomy (n = 39), iatrogenic esophageal perforation (n = 9) and Boerhaave syndrome (n = 4)...
October 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695974/gastrointestinal-tract-anastomoses-with-the-biofragmentable-anastomosis-ring-is-it-still-a-valid-technique-for-bowel-anastomosis-analysis-of-203-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Adam Bobkiewicz, Adam Studniarek, Lukasz Krokowicz, Krzysztof Szmyt, Maciej Borejsza-Wysocki, Jacek Szmeja, Ryszard Marciniak, Michal Drews, Tomasz Banasiewicz
PURPOSE: Biofragmentable anastomosis ring (BAR) is an alternative to manual and stapled anastomoses performed within the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of BAR utility for bowel anastomoses based on our own material. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed to a total of 203 patients who underwent bowel surgery with the use of BAR anastomosis within upper and lower gastrointestinal tract between 2004 and 2014...
January 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621750/cosmetic-selection-of-skin-incision-for-resection-of-choledochal-cyst-in-young-female-patients
#20
Shin Hwang, Jong-Woo Choi, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Dong-Hwan Jung
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Open surgery for choledochal cyst has a disadvantage of skin incision scar from operative wound, which can be a definite disadvantage especially in young female patients. This study focused on the cosmetic aspect of skin incision for resection of choledochal cyst in young female patients. METHODS: During a 2-year study period, 11 adult female patients aged less than 40 years underwent primary resection of choledochal cyst by a single surgeon. The cosmetic effect of two types of skin incision was evaluated...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
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