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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637573/laparoscopic-appendectomy-protocol-expedites-management-of-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis
#1
Alvaro M Bada, Joseph A Ibrahim, Karen Safcsak, Andrew C Gratzon, Chadwick P Smith, Michael L Cheatham
Bed availability remains a constant struggle for tertiary care centers resulting in the use of management protocols to streamline patient care and reduce length of stay (LOS). A standardized perioperative management protocol for uncomplicated acute appendicitis (UA) was implemented in April 2014 to decrease both CT scan usage and LOS. Patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for UA from April 2012 to May 2013 (PRE group) and April 2014 to May 2015 (POST group) were compared retrospectively. There were no differences in patient demographics or clinical findings between the groups...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
#2
Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623596/impact-of-residency-training-level-on-the-surgical-quality-following-general-surgery-procedures
#3
Dominik Loiero, Maja Slankamenac, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Ksenija Slankamenac
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety of surgical performance by residents of different training level performing common general surgical procedures. METHODS: Data were consecutively collected from all patients undergoing general surgical procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy, inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernia repair from 2005 to 2011 at the Department of Surgery of the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland. The operating surgeons were grouped into junior residents, senior residents and consultants...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618350/minimally-invasive-appendectomy-for-resection-of-appendiceal-mucocele-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Sonia T Orcutt, Daniel A Anaya, Mokenge Malafa
INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal mucoceles encompass neoplastic and non-neoplastic causes of a distended Appendix filled with mucus. Appendectomy is recommended when an appendiceal mucocele is identified, incidentally or otherwise, in the event it is secondary to a malignancy. For an intact mucocele, it is critically important to avoid rupturing the mucocele during resection, as rupture of a neoplastic mucocele can result in pseudomyxoma peritonei, or mucin deposits in the peritoneum, which is associated with long-term morbidity and mortality...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614043/antibiotics-vs-appendectomy-for-acute-uncomplicated-appendicitis-in-adults-review-of-the-evidence-and-future-directions
#5
Jared M Huston, Lillian S Kao, Phillip K Chang, James M Sanders, Sara Buckman, Charles A Adams, Christine S Cocanour, Sarah E Parli, Julia Grabowski, Jose Diaz, Jeffrey M Tessier, Therese M Duane
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most common abdominal surgical emergency in the United States, with a lifetime risk of 7%-8%. The treatment paradigm for complicated appendicitis has evolved over the past decade, and many cases now are managed by broad-spectrum antibiotics. We determined the role of non-operative and operative management in adult patients with uncomplicated appendicitis. METHODS: Several meta-analyses have attempted to clarify the debate. Arguably the most influential is the Appendicitis Acuta (APPAC) Trial...
June 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610706/ultrasound-guided-bilateral-rectus-sheath-block-vs-conventional-local-analgesia-in-single-port-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-children-with-nonperforated-appendicitis
#6
Caroline Maloney, Michelle Kallis, Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Aaron M Lipskar, John Hagen, Michelle Kars
INTRODUCTION: Despite its minimally invasive approach, laparoscopic surgery can cause considerable pain. Regional analgesic techniques such as the rectus sheath block (RSB) offer improved pain management following elective umbilical hernia repair in the pediatric population. This effect has not been examined in laparoscopic single-incision surgery in children. We sought to compare the efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided RSB versus local anesthetic infiltration (LAI) in providing postoperative pain relief in pediatric single-incision transumbilical laparoscopic assisted appendectomy (TULA) with same-day discharge...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602526/resident-operative-experience-at-independent-academic-medical-centers-a-comparison-to-the-national-cohort
#7
Amit R T Joshi, Amber W Trickey, Benjamin T Jarman, Kara J Kallies, Robert Josloff, Jonathan M Dort, Ravi Kothuru
PURPOSE: Independent Academic Medical Centers (IAMCs) comprise one-third of U.S. general surgery training programs. It is unclear whether IAMCs offer qualitatively or quantitatively different operative experiences than the national cohort. We analyzed a large representative sample of IAMCs to compare operative volume and variety, with a focus on low-volume procedures. METHODS: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Program Case Reports from 27 IAMCs were collected and analyzed for 3 academic years (2012-2015)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597283/transumbilical-laparoscopic-assisted-appendectomy-in-children-is-it-worth-it
#8
Sara Hernandez-Martin, Lidia Ayuso, Ada Yessenia Molina, Javier Pison, Miguel Angel Martinez-Bermejo, Alberto Perez-Martinez
INTRODUCTION: Transumbilical laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy (TULAA) is the technique of choice for all types of appendicitis in our Department. It combines the advantages of laparoscopy (global vision and minimally invasion) and open surgery (lower cost). The objective was to assess the results of our TULAA series and compare them to the results of standard laparoscopic appendectomies (SLA) performed during the same period. METHODS: Retrospective review of total appendectomies performed since TULAA introduction (September 2003 to December 2015) with statistic analysis of the results...
June 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588886/laparoscopic-versus-open-appendectomy-in-adults-and-children-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#9
Liping Dai, Jian Shuai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the differences of laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) versus open appendectomy (OA) in adults and children. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LA and OA in adults and children between January 1992-March 2016 were included in this study. A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate wound infection, intra-abdominal abscess, postoperative complications, reoperation rate, operation time, postoperative stay, and return to normal activity...
June 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561151/-acute-pain-therapy-in-appendectomy
#10
Stephan M Freys
The acute pain therapy in the setting of conventional or laparoscopic appendectomy has to be initiated by the surgeon. The success of acute pain therapy holds a direct relevance for quality of life, morbidity, chronification of pain, and economic aspects. A written consent between participating occupational groups and medical faculties based on existing guidelines is a crucial prerequisite for a well-functioning acute pain therapy. An adequately informed patient is able to actively take part in the process of his acute pain therapy...
May 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557369/medical-mishap-as-a-cause-of-non-resolving-pneumonia
#11
Yazeed Toukan, Michal Gur, Vered Nir, Lea Bentur
A 15-year old boy was referred for evaluation of fever, productive cough, and recurrent/persistent right lower lobe (RLL) pneumonia of 1-month duration. Chest computed tomography scan showed RLL consolidation, with minimal pleural effusion and a liver abscess with sharp borders, containing a solid calcification in the lower portion. History revealed acute appendicitis with laparoscopic appendectomy 6 months prior to presentation, during which a fecalith dropped to the peritoneal cavity. Following laparoscopically guided drainage of the abscess the patient improved...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552811/periumbilical-vs-transumbilical-laparoscopic-incision-a-patients-satisfaction-centered-randomised-trial
#12
Audrey Bouffard-Cloutier, Alex Paré, Nathalie McFadden
BACKGROUND: While studies suggested that transumbilical incisions (TUI) incur better postoperative cosmetic satisfaction scores (CSS) and shorter operative time (OT) than periumbilical incisions (PUI) during general surgery laparoscopic interventions, others did not. Concerns have been raised toward the potential negative impact of TUI on the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) but this issue is under documented. METHODS: A controlled trial was conducted between August 2014 and August 2015 in our hospital...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552093/laparoscopy-in-major-abdominal-emergency-surgery-seems-to-be-a-safe-procedure
#13
Liv Bjerre Juul Nielsen, Line Toft Tengberg, Morten Bay-Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is well established in the majority of elective procedures in abdominal surgery. In contrast, it is primarily used in minor surgery such as appendectomy or cholecystectomy in the emergent setting. This study aimed to analyze the safety and effectiveness of a laparoscopic approach in a large cohort of major abdominal emergencies. METHODS: A population-based cohort from the Region of Copenhagen, Denmark, including n = 1,139 patients undergoing major abdominal emergency surgery in 2012...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550935/looped-suture-versus-stapler-device-in-pediatric-laparoscopic-appendectomy-a-comparative-outcomes-and-intraoperative-cost-analysis
#14
Punam P Parikh, Jun Tashiro, Amy E Wagenaar, Miosotys Curbelo, Eduardo A Perez, Holly L Neville, Anthony R Hogan, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND: Appendiceal ligation during pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) may be performed using looped suture versus stapler. Controversy regarding the utility of either method exists. Clinical outcomes and cost analysis of LA with both methods were compared. METHODS: All pediatric LA were performed from fiscal years 2013 and 2014 by two pediatric surgeons. While one surgeon used looped suture, the other used stapler exclusively. chi-Square tests were performed to analyze associations...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550898/pain-after-single-incision-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-appendectomy-a-propensity-matched-analysis
#15
Geun Joo Choi, Hyun Kang, Beom Gyu Kim, Yoo Shin Choi, Jin Yun Kim, Sangseok Lee
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare postoperative pain outcomes between single-incision laparoscopic appendectomy (SILA) and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) using a propensity score matching analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients who underwent SILA or CLA for acute appendicitis between January 2010 and December 2015 at a single center were identified retrospectively from a prospectively collected database. All patients had used an intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device for postoperative pain control...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550895/lateral-thermal-damage-of-mesoappendix-and-appendiceal-base-during-laparoscopic-appendectomy-in-children-comparison-of-the-harmonic-scalpel-ultracision-bipolar-coagulation-ligasure-and-thermal-fusion-technology-miseal
#16
Zenon Pogorelić, Josip Katić, Ivana Mrklić, Ana Jerončić, Tomislav Šušnjar, Miro Jukić, Katarina Vilović, Zdravko Perko
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare lateral thermal damage of mesoappendix and appendiceal base using three different instruments for sealing and cutting of mesoappendix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total number of 99 patients (54 males and 45 females) who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy because of suspected appendicitis between December 2013 and May 2015 were enrolled in the study. The patients were divided in three groups based on instrument used for sealing of mesoappendix: group 1 (Ultracision; n = 36), group 2 (LigaSure; n = 32), and group 3 (MiSeal; n = 31)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547930/orbit-technique-in-malrotation-with-non-obstructive-volvulus-a-novel-technique-of-devolvulation
#17
Sundeep Kisku
INTRODUCTION: Volvulus may be noted in up to two-thirds of cases involving malrotation beyond infancy. Laparoscopic devolvulation has been described as a frustrating procedure because of restricted visualization. Here, a setup and technique that address these concerns are proposed. MATERIALS AND SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: Three boys (median age: 7 years) who had been diagnosed preoperatively with malrotation underwent laparoscopic exploration and devolvulation for volvulus found intraoperatively...
May 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530777/clinicopathological-analysis-of-patients-operated-for-appendiceal-mucocele
#18
Hasan Abuoğlu, Mehmet Kamil Yıldız, Bülent Kaya, Mehmet Odabaşı
BACKGROUND: The term mucocele refers to the dilatation of the appendix due to mucus, and it is an uncommon disorder with an estimated incidence of 0.2%-0.3% of all appendectomies performed and 8%-10% of all appendiceal tumors. It is often asymptomatic, but may manifest appendicitis-like symptoms. METHODS: Twenty-six patients (14 females and 12 males) were operated on due to mucocele of the appendix. Sixteen patients exhibiting the characteristics of clinically acute appendicitis required an emergency operation...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528712/timing-of-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-and-infectious-complications-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-appendectomy
#19
Cristen N Litz, Jessica B Asuncion, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
PURPOSE: Antibiotic administration within one hour prior to incision is a common quality metric; however, antibiotics are typically started at the time of diagnosis in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis. The purpose was to determine if antibiotic administration within one hour prior to incision reduces the incidence of surgical site infections (SSI) in pediatric patients with acute appendicitis started on parenteral antibiotics upon diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 478 patients aged 0-18years who underwent appendectomy for acute appendicitis from 7/2013 to 4/2015...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523021/single-incision-laparoscopic-appendectomy-for-acute-appendicitis-using-a-10-mm-laparoscope-and-the-glove-port-technique
#20
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
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