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Prasad Wagle, Kamal Sunder Yadav, Priyanka Akhilesh Sali, Raman Garg, Paresh Varty
BACKGROUND: Pancreatico-enteric anastomotic (PEA) stenosis is one of the late complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and reported for benign diseases. Literature for PEA stenosis following PD for malignancy is very limited due to low survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients undergoing surgery for symptomatic, recurrent, obstructive pancreatitis due to PEA stenosis following PD for malignancy were retrospectively identified from the authors' prospective database between January 1997 and December 2014...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Kathy A Schall, Kathleen A Holoyda, Mubina Isani, Ching-Ling Lien, Denise Al Alam, Tracy C Grikscheit
BACKGROUND: Signaling by fibroblast growth factor is critical for epithelial proliferation, differentiation, and the development of many organs, including the intestine. Fibroblast growth factor 10 and fibroblast growth factor 2c are upregulated after massive bowel resection during intestinal adaptation. This pathway is conserved highly. We hypothesized that inhibition of fibroblast growth factor signaling would impair intestinal adaptation in the zebrafish model of short bowel syndrome and allow insight into the negative regulation of this pathway...
October 19, 2016: Surgery
Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Ling Hsiao, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Pei-Ming Huang, Jang-Ming Lee
BACKGROUND: Barbed sutures are widely used in various laparoscopic digestive surgeries. The purpose of this paper is to present our initial experience of laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy with unidirectional barbed sutures in esophageal cancer patients and compare it with our early cases using traditional transabdominal sutures. METHODS: A total of 118 esophageal cancer patients who underwent laparoscopic percutaneous jejunostomy were identified in a single institution in Taiwan from June 2014 to May 2016...
October 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Pablo Achurra, Antonia Lagos, Ruben Avila, Rodrigo Tejos, Erwin Buckel, Juan Alvarado, Camilo Boza, Nicolas Jarufe, Julian Varas
Introduction Simulated laparoscopy training is limited by its low-quality image. A high-definition (HD) laparoscopic training box was developed under the present necessity of simulating advanced surgery. Objective To describe and test a new HD laparoscopic training box for advanced simulation training. Methods We describe the features and image quality of the new training box. The simulator was tested and then evaluated by a group of 76 expert surgeons using a 4-item questionnaire. To assess the effectiveness of training using this simulation box, 15 general surgery residents were trained to perform a laparoscopic jejuno-jejunostomy in a validated simulation program...
October 10, 2016: Surgical Innovation
Takehiro Takagi, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Toshio Kokuryo, Tomoki Ebata, Masahiko Ando, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: The procedure of a simple hepatectomy and a hepatectomy with an extrahepatic bile duct resection and subsequent choledocho-jejunostomy is largely different. However, these two procedures are sometimes included in the same category. There are no studies comparing postoperative course and liver regeneration rate after a major hepatectomy with and without an extrahepatic bile duct resection. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 245 patients who underwent a right hepatectomy (RH, n = 55) or RH with an extrahepatic bile duct resection (RHEBR, n = 190)...
October 7, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Ana Ponte, Rolando Pinho, Sónia Fernandes, Carlos Fernandes, Iolanda Ribeiro, Joana Silva, Jaime Rodrigues, João Carvalho
The authors present a case of a 38-year-old man with a 4-hour history of accidental removal of a jejunostomy balloon-tube replacement (PEG-18-BRT-S, Cook Medical Inc., Bloomington, USA). The patient had undergone a direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) ten months ago, before chemoradiotherapy treatment for an esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (uT3N2cM0). His past medical condition included alcoholic liver disease and distal gastrectomy from a life-threatening duodenal bleeding ulcer.
October 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Nwamaka D Eneanya, Susan M Hailpern, Ann M O'Hare, Manjula Kurella Tamura, Ronit Katz, William Kreuter, Maria E Montez-Rath, Paul L Hebert, Yoshio N Hall
BACKGROUND: Many dialysis patients receive intensive procedures intended to prolong life at the very end of life. However, little is known about trends over time in the use of these procedures. We describe temporal trends in receipt of inpatient intensive procedures during the last 6 months of life among patients treated with maintenance dialysis. STUDY DESIGN: Mortality follow-back study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 649,607 adult Medicare beneficiaries on maintenance dialysis therapy who died in 2000 to 2012...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
R S Kadaba, K A Bowers, S Khorsandi, R R Hutchins, A T Abraham, S-J Sarker, S Bhattacharya, H M Kocher
INTRODUCTION Biliary-enteric anastomoses are performed for a range of indications and may result in early and late complications. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors and management of anastomotic leak and stricture following biliary-enteric anastomosis. METHODS A retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients who underwent biliary-enteric anastomoses in a tertiary referral centre between 2000 and 2010 was performed. RESULTS Four hundred and sixty-two biliary-enteric anastomoses were performed...
September 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Niccolò Napoli, Emanuele F Kauffmann, Francesca Menonna, Vittorio Grazio Perrone, Stefania Brozzetti, Ugo Boggi
Robotic assistance improves surgical dexterity in minimally invasive operations, especially when fine dissection and multiple sutures are required. As such, robotic assistance could be rewarding in the setting of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy (RPD). RPD was implemented at a high volume center with preemptive experience in advanced laparoscopy. Indications, surgical technique, and results of RPD are discussed against the background of current literature. RPD was performed in 112 consecutive patients. Conversion to open surgery was required in three patients, despite nine required segmental resection and reconstruction of the superior mesenteric/portal vein...
September 10, 2016: Updates in Surgery
Julie Galea, Katherine M Burnand, Fiona L Dawson, Chandrasen K Sinha, Dean Rex, Bruce O Okoye
Aim Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is a condition in which multiple gas-filled cysts form within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract in either the subserosa or submucosa. The presence of pneumoperitoneum in the presence of PI can present a therapeutic dilemma. The aim of our study was to review our experience and management of this condition. Methods A single-center retrospective study of consecutive children (> 1 year) presenting with a pneumoperitoneum and evidence of PI (2009-2015). Demographics, case notes, microbiology, and imaging were reviewed...
September 5, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Thomas Frieling
BACKGROUND: Acute cerebral stroke is a common problem that is frequently associated with dysphagia resulting in an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia, complication, and mortality. METHODS: A literature review was carried out using the search terms 'stroke unit and endoscopy', 'stroke unit and dysphagia', and 'stroke unit and gastroenterology'. RESULTS: Only few papers focus on the role of endoscopy in stroke units. One major role is the early detection of dysphagia by flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)...
February 2016: Visc Med
Antje E Gohrbandt, Torsten Hansen, Christian Ell, Stefan S Heinrich, Hauke Lang
BACKGROUND: Leiomyosarcoma of vascular smooth muscle is a very rare entity. A fair number of cases of vascular leiomyosarcomas have been reported, and the vast majority of these tumors arose from the inferior vena cava. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 71-year-old female patient who presented with recurrent upper abdominal pain. A CT-scan demonstrated a heterogenous mass in the liver hilum. Liver function tests and hematology parameters as well as the tumor markers were normal...
2016: BMC Surgery
José Ángel Díez Ares, Nuria Peris Tomás, Nuria Estellés Vidagany, Dolores Periáñez Gómez
Asymptomatic giant hiatal hernia comprises a relatively common disease, mostly presented in women with 50 years onwards. The therapeutic approach remains controversial in recent years. Under the latest SAGES`revision, all the symptomatic hernias must be repaired, but the symptomatic hiatal hernia definition isn`t even now established. We present the case os a A 67 - year old woman with an asymptomatic hiatal hernia, that is admitted to our hospital owing to toracic and abdominal pain. This pain was related with food intake for 6 months...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Elie Chouillard, Antoine Younan, Mubarak Alkandari, Ronald Daher, Bernard Dejonghe, Salman Alsabah, Jean Biagini
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August 23, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
B G A Rathnamali, G Samarajiwa, D D K Abeyratne, G N D Perera, S B Gunatilake
BACKGROUND: Plate developer is a chemical used in the printing industry and is a corrosive alkaline agent containing sodium metasilicate as the main substance. Plate developer poisoning is rare. Literature search revealed only a single case report of fatal sodium metasilicate poisoning (Z Rechtsmed 94(3):245-250, 1985). There are no reports of acute kidney injury related to ingestion of sodium metasilicate containing substances. CASE REPORT: A 52-year-old Sri Lankan male with a history of hypertension and affective disorder presented following ingestion of about 150 ml of plate developer solution...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Rachel M Gomes, Nilesh H Doctor
INTRODUCTION: Reconstructive hepatico-jejunostomy is recommended for major bile duct injuries (BDIs) during cholecystectomy. Complications of biliary leak, cholangitis, bleeding, anastomotic strictures and biliary cirrhosis remain a major concern affecting a patient's outcome after surgery. The aim of this study was to analyse the results of surgical repair of major BDIs at our institution and identify predictors for the development of major complications. METHODS: A retrospective study of 57 patients with major BDI after cholecystectomy referred to a tertiary hepato-biliary centre from July 1999 to July 2011 and subsequently managed with reconstructive bilio-enteric anastomosis was performed...
October 2015: Tropical Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
Gijs H K Berkelmans, Bas J W Wilts, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Koshi Kumagai, Magnus Nilsson, Teus J Weijs, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Marc J van Det, Misha D P Luyer
INTRODUCTION: Early start of an oral diet is safe and beneficial in most types of gastrointestinal surgery and is a crucial part of fast track or enhanced recovery protocols. However, the feasibility and safety of oral intake directly following oesophagectomy remain unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of early versus delayed start of oral intake on postoperative recovery following oesophagectomy. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is an open-label multicentre randomised controlled trial...
August 5, 2016: BMJ Open
Ezekiel Wong Toh Yoon, Kaori Yoneda, Shinya Nakamura, Kazuki Nishihara
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the method of choice for long-term enteral nutrition, feeding-related adverse events such as aspiration pneumonia and peristomal leakage can impede the use of PEG. Percutaneous endoscopic transgastric jejunostomy (PEG-J) using large-bore jejunal tubes may help by circumventing gastric passage during enteral nutrition and improving drainage of gastric secretions. METHODS: 20 patients (12 males and 8 females) who received PEG-J after unsuccessful PEG feeding during a 6-year period in our institution were analysed retrospectively to evaluate the efficacy of large-bore jejunal feeding tubes in maintaining enteral nutrition...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
Arshad Rashid, Saima Nazir
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July 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
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