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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549007/surgeon-experience-and-medicare-expenditures-for-laparoscopic-compared-to-open-colectomy
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Kyle H Sheetz, Andrew M Ibrahim, Scott E Regenbogen, Justin B Dimick
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the extent to which payments for laparoscopic and open colectomy are influenced by a surgeon's experience with laparoscopy. BACKGROUND: Numerous studies suggest that healthcare costs for laparoscopic colectomy are lower than open surgery. None have assessed the importance of surgeon experience on the relative financial benefits of laparoscopy. METHODS: We conducted a study of 182,852 national Medicare beneficiaries undergoing laparoscopic or open colectomy between 2010 and 2012...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541193/analysis-of-energy-based-metrics-for-laparoscopic-skills-assessment
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Behnaz Poursartip, Marie-Eve LeBel, Rajni Patel, Michael Naish, Ana Luisa Trejos
OBJECTIVE: The complexity of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) requires that trainees practice MIS skills in numerous training sessions. The goal of these training sessions is to learn how to move the instruments smoothly without damaging the surrounding tissue and achieving operative tasks with accuracy. In order to enhance the efficiency of these training sessions, the proficiency of the trainees should be assessed using an objective assessment method. Several performance metrics have been proposed and analyzed for MIS tasks...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537779/simulation-model-for-laparoscopic-foregut-surgery-the-university-of-north-carolina-foregut-model
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Francisco Schlottmann, Neal S Murty, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: A significant gap presently exists between box-lap and virtual-reality simulators and live surgery. Live animal and cadaver use has significant downsides. We have developed a high fidelity, real tissue simulator that allows training in laparoscopic foregut operations. METHODS: Our foregut surgery model is based on porcine tissue blocks that include lungs, heart, aorta, esophagus, diaphragm, stomach, duodenum, liver, and spleen. The tissue block is mounted in a human mannequin and perfused with artificial blood...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530628/-mini-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty
#4
Enrique Ramos Barselo, Ernesto Herrero Blanco, Mario Domínguez Esteban, José Luis Gutiérrez Baños
Continued progresses in the field of laparoscopy have been introduced in urological surgery. With the development of smaller instrumental minilaparoscopy was born seeking to reduce abdominal trauma and improve cosmetic scars, obtaining similar or better results than conventional laparoscopy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to evaluate the results and reproducibility of mini-laparoscopic pyeloplasty. METHODS: A literature review and a bibliographic search in PubMed were performed...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530617/-principles-of-urinary-tract-reconstructive-surgery
#5
Juan Gomez Rivas, Jesús Cisneros Ledo
INTRODUCTION: In the last 15 years, the role of laparoscopic surgery has progressively increased to include reconstructive procedures such as pyeloplasty and management of ureteral stricture, in addition to being a field in continuous development, this refers to the improvement of ergonomics, new instruments and new techniques. We present a review on basic features of laparoscopic reconstructive surgery in urology. ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: For this review, an exhaustive literature search was performed in PUBMED, MEDILNE, BioMed central and others, with the keywords: reconstructive surgery, urology, laparoscopy...
May 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526619/construct-validity-of-a-simple-laparoscopic-ovarian-cystectomy-model-using-a-validated-objective-structured-assessment-of-technical-skills
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Elizabeth Britton Chahine, Chan Hee Han, Tamika Auguste
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the construct validity and inter-rater reliability of a laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy simulator using a global rating scale. DESIGN: Prospective blinded observational study. DESIGN: Classification: II.3 SETTING: Academic teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 26 postgraduate year 1 - 4 gynecology and obstetrics residents were recruited. (15 junior residents, postgraduate year (PGY) 1 - 2 and 11 senior residents, PGY 3 - 4)...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523021/single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-using-a-10-mm-laparoscope-and-the-glove-port-technique
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Takaaki Tsushimi, Hirohito Mori, Manabu Sudo, Yoshihide Minami, Koichi Ueki, Makoto Tamai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the single incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) using existing instruments, the 10-mm laparoscope, and glove port technique. METHODS: SILA was performed on 16 patients (8 male cases, 8 female cases) between June 2012 and September 2015. A 20-mm incision was made in the umbilicus and a wound retractor was placed. A 10-mm trocar for the laparoscope and two 5-mm trocars were fixed to the three fingers of the latex gloves and it was attached to the wound retractor...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514179/two-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-reducing-scars-in-a-simple-way
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Rafael Antoniazzi Abaid, Bruno Zilberstein
BACKGROUND: About 20% of the population has cholelithiasis and this is the main abdominal cause of hospitalization in developed countries. Considering that only in the United States about 700,000 cholecystectomies are done each year, it is possible to estimate the importance of the problem for public health. OBJECTIVE: To describe a two-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (TILC) technique using only conventional material, without increasing complications or operative time...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508348/cost-analysis-of-minimally-invasive-radical-hysterectomy-for-cervical-cancer-performed-by-a-single-surgeon-in-an-italian-center-an-update-in-gynecologic-oncological-field
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Antonio Pellegrino, Gianluca Raffaello Damiani, Giorgio Fachechi, Cecilia Pirovano, Maria Gaetani, Aly Youssef
The objective of this study is to perform an economic analysis and examine the influence of procedural volume of our hospital, evaluating the accounting systems of Robotic radical hysterectomy (RRH) vs Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (TLRH) in patients with cervical carcinoma, due to the costs widely variable and lack in literature. Costs were collected prospectively, from March 2010 to March 2016. Direct costs were determined by examining the overall medical pathway for each type of intervention. 52 patients with cervical carcinoma, which were matched by age, body mass index, tumor size, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage, comorbidity, previous neoadjuvant chemotherapy, histology type, and tumor grade to obtain homogeneous samples...
May 15, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503516/transanal-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-treating-patients-with-regressed-rectal-cancer-after-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
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Byoung Chul Lee, Seonok Oh, Seok-Byung Lim, Chang Sik Yu, Jin Cheon Kim
PURPOSE: Although the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer managed by preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is a radical resection, local excisions are used in highly-selective cases. Recently, transanal minimally-invasive surgery (TAMIS) has emerged as a feasible technique for local excision of midrectal lesions. We assess the feasibility of using TAMIS to treat patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who showed good response to CRT. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2013, 35 consecutive patients with rectal cancer managed by using preoperative CRT underwent TAMIS...
April 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498785/laparoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-conn-s-syndrome-is-beneficial-to-patients-and-is-cost-effective-in-england
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Ioannis Christakis, John A Livesey, Gregory P Sadler, Radu Mihai
PURPOSE: Adrenalectomy has the potential to cure or improve the control of hypertension in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism due to unilateral adrenal adenoma (Conn's syndrome). This study assesses the patients' perception of, and costs associated with, laparoscopic adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical, radiological, operative, and pathological data were collected on patients undergoing adrenalectomy for Conn's syndrome over 8-years period in a UK tertiary referral center...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493161/primary-versus-redo-paraesophageal-hiatal-hernia-repair-a-comparative-analysis-of-operative-and-quality-of-life-outcomes
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H Reza Zahiri, Adam S Weltz, Udai S Sibia, Neethi Paranji, Steven D Leydorf, George T Fantry, Adrian E Park
INTRODUCTION: We compared patient outcomes after initial versus redo paraesophageal hernia (PEH) repair at two high-volume GI surgery centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review analyzed one-year outcomes after initial versus redo elective laparoscopic PEH repair, including wound/non-wound-related complications and quality of life benefits as measured by four validated instruments: reflux symptom index, gastroesophageal reflux disease health-related, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and swallowing scales...
May 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484787/-minilaparoscopy-with-5%C3%A2-mm-optics-and-3%C3%A2-mm-trocars
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REVIEW
J Schmidt
Minilaparoscopy was introduced already 20 years ago. In spite of reduced diameter, technical performance of modern trocars and instruments has improved substantially. While carrying out a minilaparoscopic procedure, the required position of the trocars and the surgical strategy remain the same. The most important step towards minilaparoscopy is reduction of the diameter of the laparoscopes from 10 to 5 mm. The 5 mm laparoscopes show high resolution and transport enough energy to properly illuminate the surgical field...
May 8, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477066/-notes-in-visceral-surgery-current-status
#14
REVIEW
G Kähler
The idea to use natural orifices as an access route for operations in the body has inspired many clinicians and researchers worldwide. Some of these expected a continuation of the development from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery finally to a less invasive modality. Others hoped for economic benefits for endoscopists to take over previous surgical patients into gastroenterological departments. The first experimental studies demonstrated that the initial expectations could not be implemented in a short period of time...
May 5, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474219/impact-of-radiofrequency-energy-on-intraoperative-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-colectomy-for-cancer-in-obese-patients
#15
Diletta Cassini, Michelangelo Miccini, Matteo Gregori, Farshad Manoochehri, Gianandrea Baldazzi
Nowadays laparoscopic approach is accepted as a valid alternative to open surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Several studies consider this approach to be safe and feasible also in obese patients, even if dissection in these patients may require a longer operative time and involve higher blood loss. To facilitate laparoscopic approach, more difficult in these patients, several energy sources for laparoscopic dissection and sealing, has been adopted recently. The aim of this study is to investigate the possible intraoperative advantages of radiofrequency energy in terms of blood loss and operative time in obese patients undergoing laparoscopic resection for cancer...
May 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470542/a-comparative-analysis-of-a-disposable-and-a-reusable-pedicle-screw-instrument-kit-for-lumbar-arthrodesis-integrating-hta-and-mcda
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Claudia Ottardi, Alessio Damonti, Emanuele Porazzi, Emanuela Foglia, Lucrezia Ferrario, Tomaso Villa, Enrico Aimar, Marco Brayda-Bruno, Fabio Galbusera
OBJECTIVE: Lumbar arthrodesis is a common surgical technique that consists of the fixation of one or more motion segments with pedicle screws and rods. However, spinal surgery using these techniques is expensive and has a significant impact on the budgets of hospitals and Healthcare Systems. While reusable and disposable instruments for laparoscopic interventions have been studied in literature, no specific information exists regarding instrument kits for lumbar arthrodesis. The aim of the present study was to perform a complete health technology assessment comparing a disposable instrument kit for lumbar arthrodesis (innovative device) with the standard reusable instrument...
December 2017: Health Economics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466361/virtual-reality-based-assessment-of-basic-laparoscopic-skills-using-the-leap-motion-controller
#17
Vasileios Lahanas, Constantinos Loukas, Konstantinos Georgiou, Hani Lababidi, Dania Al-Jaroudi
BACKGROUND: The majority of the current surgical simulators employ specialized sensory equipment for instrument tracking. The Leap Motion controller is a new device able to track linear objects with sub-millimeter accuracy. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of a virtual reality (VR) simulator for assessment of basic laparoscopic skills, based on the low-cost Leap Motion controller. METHODS: A simple interface was constructed to simulate the insertion point of the instruments into the abdominal cavity...
May 2, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464571/-expert-consensus-of-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-postscript-of-operation-process-and-main-steps
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Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is a minimally invasive approach for Whipple by total or assistant laparoscopic techniques. The results of feasibility, safety, short and long outcomes have slowly been gaining acceptance over the past decade. Aim to further adapt to the development trend, improve the safety and oncologic outcomes, promote the standardized development of LPD in China, four pancreas surgery groups in China wrote this LPD consensus. The consensus includes seven sections: operator request, indications and contraindications, preoperative preparation and anesthesia, equipment and instruments, positioning of patient and trocars, abdominal pressure, indications of conversion to laparotomy, postoperative observation and treatment...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455772/ergonomics-perspective-for-identifying-and-reducing-internal-operative-flow-disruption-for-laparoscopic-urological-surgery
#19
Latif Al-Hakim, Jiaquan Xiao, Shomik Sengupta
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine operative flow disruption that occurs inside the surgical field, (internal operative flow disruption (OFD)), during urological laparoscopies, and to relate those events to external ergonomics environment in terms of monitor location, level of instruments' handles, and location of surgical team members. According to the our best knowledge, this is the first study of its kind. METHODS: A combination of real and video-aided observational study was conducted in the operating rooms at hospitals in Australia and China...
April 28, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455766/grasper-having-tactile-sensing-function-using-acoustic-reflection-for-laparoscopic-surgery
#20
Hiep Hoang Ly, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Tomohiro Fukuda, Akihito Sano
PURPOSE: In current minimally invasive surgery techniques, the tactile information available to the surgeon is limited. Improving tactile sensation could enhance the operability of surgical instruments. Considering surgical applications, requirements such as having electrical safety, a simple structure, and sterilization capability should be considered. The current study sought to develop a grasper that can measure grasping force at the tip, based on a previously proposed tactile sensing method using acoustic reflection...
April 28, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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