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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205036/video-assessment-of-laparoscopic-skills-by-novices-and-experts-implications-for-surgical-education
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Celine Yeung, Brian Carrillo, Victor Pope, Shahob Hosseinpour, J Ted Gerstle, Georges Azzie
BACKGROUND: Previous investigators have shown that novices are able to assess surgical skills as reliably as expert surgeons. The purpose of this study was to determine how novices and experts arrive at these graded scores when assessing laparoscopic skills and the potential implications this may have for surgical education. METHODS: Four novices and four general laparoscopic surgeons evaluated 59 videos of a suturing task using a 5-point scale. Average novice and expert evaluator scores for each video and the average number of times that scores were changed were compared...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205030/safety-and-feasibility-of-reduced-port-robotic-distal-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-a-phase-i-ii-clinical-trial
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Seungho Lee, Jin Kyong Kim, Youn Nam Kim, Dong-Su Jang, Yoo Min Kim, Taeil Son, Woo Jin Hyung, Hyoung-Il Kim
INTRODUCTION: Theoretically, reducing the number of ports required in minimally invasive surgery for gastric cancer would further minimize trauma associated therewith. Advances in single-site surgery have afforded surgeons the ability to perform reduced-port distal gastrectomy via a robotic approach using the Single-Site™ system, eliminating restrictions on the movement of surgical instruments. METHODS: This phase I/II study was designed as a single-arm prospective trial of reduced-port robotic distal gastrectomy (RRDG) by a single surgeon (NCT02347956)...
February 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196355/the-straightened-splenic-vessels-method-improves-surgical-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-distal-pancreatectomy
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Yuichi Nagakawa, Yatsuka Sahara, Yuichi Hosokawa, Chie Takishita, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Akihiko Tsuchida
BACKGROUND: In laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP), isolating the splenic artery and vein requires advanced techniques. This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a novel method termed the 'straightened splenic vessels' (SSV) method for isolating the splenic vessels in LDP. METHODS: In SSV, to adjust the instrument axis, the splenic artery was straightened by grasping 2 points of its nerve sheath. Then, the layer between the splenic artery's nerve sheath and the pancreatic parenchyma was dissected...
February 15, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186365/survey-on-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-at-the-11th-china-korea-japan-laparoscopic-gastrectomy-joint-seminar
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Zheng-Hao Cai, Lu Zang, Han-Kwang Yang, Seigo Kitano, Min-Hua Zheng
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) has been widely performed for gastric cancer in China, Korea, and Japan. The current status of this surgical approach needs to be investigated. METHODS: During the 11th China-Korea-Japan Laparoscopic Gastrectomy Joint Seminar in Shanghai, China, on 5 March 2016, a questionnaire was completed by 65 experts in LTG. The survey included questions on surgical indication, operation team, laparoscopic instruments, and operative procedures...
February 10, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184276/segregation-for-reduction-of-regulated-medical-waste-in-the-operating-room-a-case-report
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Helen Ki Shinn, Youngyoen Hwang, Byung-Gun Kim, Chunwoo Yang, WonJu Na, Jang-Ho Song, Hyun Kyoung Lim
One-third of all hospital-regulated medical waste (RMW) comes from the operating room (OR), and it considerably consists of disposable packaging and wrapping materials for the sterilization of surgical instruments. This study sought to identify the amount and type of waste produced by ORs in order to reduce the RMW so as to achieve environmentally-friendly waste management in the OR. We performed an initial waste segregation of 4 total knee replacement arthroplasties (TKRAs) and 1 total hip replacement arthroplasty, and later of 1 extra TKRA, 1 laparoscopic anterior resection of the colon, and 1 pelviscopy (with radical vaginal hysterectomy), performed at our OR...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153777/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-in-infants-using-5-mm-instruments
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Henry J Paradise, Gene O Huang, Rodolfo A Elizondo Sáenz, Minki Baek, Chester J Koh
BACKGROUND: Utilization of the robotic approach to pyeloplasty continues to grow in the field of pediatric urology. Adoption in the infant population has perhaps been the slowest because of the limited operative domain and relatively large instruments. METHOD: In this video, we demonstrate key steps in performing an infant robotic pyeloplasty using the smallest instruments currently available for the da Vinci S and Si systems (Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, California)...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149798/transoral-endoscopic-thyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-toetva-for-graves-disease-a-comparison-of-surgical-results-with-open-thyroidectomy
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Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Khwannara Ketwong, Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Angkoon Anuwong
BACKGROUND: Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) provides excellent cosmetic results from its potential for scar-free operation. The procedure has been applied successfully for Graves' disease by the authors of this work and compared with the standard open cervical approach to evaluate its safety and outcomes. METHODS: From January 2014 to November 2016, a total of 97 patients with Graves' disease were reviewed retrospectively. Open thyroidectomy (OT) and TOETVA were performed in 49 patients and 46 patients, respectively...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146416/single-incision-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-review-and-a-critical-appraisal
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Nikolaos Dimitrokallis, Andreas Alexandrou, Dimitrios Schizas, Anastasios Angelou, Emmanouil Pikoulis, Theodoros Liakakos
BACKGROUND: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has attracted a great deal of interest in the surgical community in recent years, including bariatric surgery. Single-incision laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (SILSG) has been proposed as an alternative to the multiport laparoscopic procedure; however, it has yet to meet wide acceptance and application. OBJECTIVE: We aim to summarize existing data on SILSG and check the procedure's feasibility, technical details, safety, and, if possible, outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106647/estimation-of-uterine-size-how-accurate-are-we
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Tanya P Hoke, Babak Vakili
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of gynecologic surgeons at estimating uterine dimensions and weight. METHODS: Six model uteri of various sizes were created to simulate the size and consistency of a uterus and displayed at 3 stations. The visual station (VS) comprised 2 specimens placed on an unmarked table. The laparoscopic station (LS) consisted of 2 model uteri, each placed in a separate simulated abdomen with a 0 degree laparoscope and 2 operative trocars with standard instruments...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104280/-robot-assisted-frykman-goldberg-procedure-case-report
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Gregorio Zubieta-O'Farrill, Moisés Ramírez-Ramírez, Eduardo Villanueva-Sáenz
BACKGROUND: Rectal prolapse is defined as the protrusion of the rectal wall through the anal canal; with a prevalence of less than 0.5%. The most frequent symptoms include pain, incomplete defecation sensation with blood and mucus, fecal incontinence and/or constipation. The surgical approach can be perineal or abdominal with the tendency for minimal invasion. Robot-assisted procedures are a novel option that offer technique advantages over open or laparoscopic approaches. CASE REPORT: 67 year-old female, who presented with rectal prolapse, posterior to an episode of constipation, that required manual reduction, associated with transanal hemorrhage during defecation and occasional fecal incontinence...
January 16, 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099058/two-site-appendectomy-in-children-description-of-technique-and-outcomes
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Bethany J Slater, Steven S Rothenberg
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most common operations. Single-site appendectomy has been gaining popularity; however, it has certain disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to review the results of an essentially scarless laparoscopic appendectomy technique. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent two-site appendectomy for appendicitis between January 2015 and February 2016 was performed. For all cases, a 4 mm trocar and a 5 mm trocar were placed through an infraumbilical incision and a 3 mm trocar was placed in the suprapubic region...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058008/laparoscopic-liver-resection-for-posterosuperior-tumors-using-caudal-approach-and-postural-changes-a-new-technical-approach
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EDITORIAL
Zenichi Morise
Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for tumors in the posterosuperior liver [segment (S) 7 and deep S6] is a challenging clinical procedure. This area is located in the bottom of the small subphrenic space (rib cage), with the large and heavy right liver on it when the patient is in the supine position. Thus, LLR of this area is technically demanding because of the handling of the right liver which is necessary to obtain a fine surgical view, secure hemostasis and conduct the resection so as to achieve an appropriate surgical margin in the cage...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032220/transoral-endoscopic-parathyroidectomy-vestibular-approach-a-novel-scarless-parathyroid-surgery
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Thanyawat Sasanakietkul, Pornpeera Jitpratoom, Angkoon Anuwong
BACKGROUND: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery developed for neck surgery become increasing popular. Herein, an innovative transoral endoscopic parathyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOEPVA) was developed for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and renal hyperparathyroidism (rHPT). METHODS: Incisions were made at the oral vestibule under the inferior lip. A 10-mm trocar was inserted through the center of the oral vestibule with two 5-mm trocars laterally...
December 28, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024213/long-sleeve-working-port-assisted-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-new-technique-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Ying Jun Chen, Wan Yee Lau, Zuo Jun Zhen, Yin Tao He
INTRODUCTION: Advances in technology and instruments have made laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) feasible. Unfortunately, this operation is technically very challenging and it is not widely accepted by laparoscopic surgeons. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old woman underwent LPD using a newly invented long-sleeve-working-port (LSWP) for a mucinous cystadenoma of the head of pancreas. This case report describes this port and its use on this patient. DISCUSSION: LSWP is a new invention to facilitate difficult laparoscopic operations...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012768/laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-with-a-remote-controlled-robot
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Clément-Claude Abbou, András Hoznek, Laurent Salomon, Leif Eric Olsson, Adrian Lobontiu, Fabien Saint, Antony Cicco, Patrick Antiphon, Dominique Chopin
PURPOSE: Robotics in surgery is a recent innovation. This technology offers a number of attractive features in laparoscopy. It overcomes the difficulties with fixed port sites by restoring all 6 degrees of freedom at the instrument tips, provides new possibilities for miniaturization of surgical tasks and allows remote controlled surgery. We investigated the applicability of remote controlled robotic surgery to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our previous experience with laparoscopic prostatectomy served as a basis for adapting robotic surgery to this procedure...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012031/first-200-consecutive-transumbilical-single-incision-laparoscopic-teps
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G Dapri, L Gerard, M Paesmans, G-B Cadière, S Saussez
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic pre-peritoneal mesh repair (TEP) through single-incision laparoscopy (SIL) permits placement of a large mesh through a final millimetric umbilical scar. This prospective study evaluates the first 200 consecutive SILTEPs performed by a single surgeon. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between November 2011 and September 2015, 200 consecutive SILTEPs were performed in 161 patients. The mean age was 49.8 ± 16.3 years and the mean BMI was 24.5 ± 3...
December 23, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011013/health-related-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-heller-myotomy-and-dor-fundoplication-for-achalasia
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Emanuele Asti, Andrea Sironi, Andrea Lovece, Giulia Bonavina, Melania Fanelli, Gianluca Bonitta, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: In addition to symptom scores, a person's perception of health and quality of life assessment is an important indicator of quality of treatment and can provide an efficient index to compare different therapeutic modalities in chronic disease states. Only a few studies have investigated quality of life comprehensively in patients with achalasia, and therefore the controversy regarding the best treatment algorithm continues. The primary study outcome was pre- and postoperative quality of life in patients with achalasia undergoing laparoscopic Heller myotomy and Dor fundoplication...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011011/robotic-cholecystectomy-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Yeqian Huang, Terence C Chua, Guy J Maddern, Jaswinder S Samra
BACKGROUND: Robotic cholecystectomy is a novel approach that offers the surgeon improved high-definition, 3-dimensional views and enhanced instrument ergonomics, which represent a technical development from previous operative platforms that include conventional and single-incision laparoscopy. This review compares its short-term outcomes with conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy by a meta-analysis. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed databases (January 1990-October 2015)...
December 20, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008756/cost-effectiveness-and-robot-assisted-urologic-surgery-does-it-make-dollars-and-sense
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Ryan W Dobbs, Brenden P Magnan, Nikita Abhyankar, Ashok K Hemal, Ben Challacombe, Jim Hu, Prokar Dasgupta, Francesco Porpiglia, Simone Crivellaro
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of the robotic surgical platform has led to distinct changes in practice patterns and the utilization of minimally invasive surgery in urology. While use of the robotic system is associated with improvements in perioperative outcomes such as estimated blood loss and hospital stay, there are significant fixed and variable costs with the purchase, maintenance and use of the robotics system that has led many authors to investigate the cost effectiveness of robotic urologic surgery...
December 22, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003799/ergonomics-of-laparoscopic-graspers-and-the-importance-of-haptic-feedback-the-surgeons-perspective
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Chantal C J Alleblas, Michel P H Vleugels, Theodoor E Nieboer
Haptic feedback is drastically reduced in laparoscopic surgery compared to open surgery. Introducing enhanced haptic feedback in laparoscopic instruments might well improve surgical safety and efficiency. In the design process of a laparoscopic grasper with enhanced haptic feedback, handle design should be addressed to strive for optimal usability and comfort. Additionally, the surgeons' perspective on the potential benefits of haptic feedback should be assessed to ascertain the clinical interest of enhanced haptic feedback...
2016: Gynecological Surgery
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