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Sharmila Dissanaike
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August 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Bethany Lowndes, Cornelius A Thiels, Elizabeth B Habermann, Juliane Bingener, Susan Hallbeck, Denny Yu
BACKGROUND: Patient factors impact laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) difficulty, specifically operative duration. This study quantifies the impact of patient factors on LC duration. METHODS: The national surgery database (American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program) was reviewed for all elective LC for biliary colic from 2005 to 2013. Multivariate general linear model and logistic regression were used to evaluate patient factors as predictors of operative duration greater than 60 minutes, adjusted for resident involvement and cholangiography...
August 2016: American Journal of Surgery
A H van Dijk, P R de Reuver, T N Tasma, S van Dieren, T J Hugh, M A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: Intravenous antibiotics are frequently used in the initial management of acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC), although supportive care alone preceding delayed elective cholecystectomy may be sufficient. This systematic review assessed the success rate of antibiotics in the treatment of ACC. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane Library databases was performed. Primary outcomes were the need for emergency intervention and recurrence of ACC after initial non-operative management of ACC...
June 2016: British Journal of Surgery
J H Darrien, K Connor, A Janeczko, J J Casey, S Paterson-Brown
Background. The management of choledocholithiasis has evolved from open common bile duct exploration (OCBDE) to therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE). Each entails a degree of difficulty. Aim. To review 5-year results of bile duct exploration in an UGI unit. Methods. Common bile duct explorations (CBDEs) performed between January 2008 and January 2013 were identified from a prospectively collected clinical audit system and results reviewed retrospectively...
2015: HPB Surgery: a World Journal of Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery
Steven M Strasberg, Michael J Pucci, L Michael Brunt, Daniel J Deziel
Less than complete cholecystectomy has been advocated for difficult operative conditions for more than 100 years. These operations are called partial or subtotal cholecystectomy, but the terms are poorly defined and do not stipulate whether a remnant gallbladder is created. This article briefly reviews the history and development of the procedures and introduces new terms to clarify the field. The term partial is discarded, and subtotal cholecystectomies are divided into "fenestrating" and "reconstituting" types...
January 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
J G Zhu, W Han, W Guo, W Su, Z G Bai, Z T Zhang
BACKGROUND: The best approach for cholecystocholedocholithiasis remains a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical aspects, learning curve and outcome of laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration (LTCBDE). METHODS: Patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy with LTCBDE between January 2007 and December 2012 were identified from an institutional database. Data on preoperative investigations, intraoperative and postoperative findings were retrieved retrospectively from the patients' hospital notes...
December 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Daniel Mønsted Shabanzadeh, Lars Tue Sørensen, Torben Jørgensen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: No one knows exactly what proportion of gallstones cause clinical events among subjects unaware of their gallstone status. We investigated the long-term occurrence of clinical events of gallstones and associations between ultrasound observations and clinical events. METHODS: We analyzed data from 3 randomly selected groups in the general population of urban Copenhagen (age, 30-70 y) participating in an international study of cardiovascular risk factors (the Multinational mONItoring of trends and determinants in CArdiovascular disease study)...
January 2016: Gastroenterology
S Pasquali, M Boal, E A Griffiths, D Alderson, R S Vohra
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of perioperative antibiotics in reducing surgical-site infection (SSI) and overall nosocomial infections in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary colic and low- and moderate-risk cholecystitis (Tokyo classification) is unclear. A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to assess this. METHODS: Searches were conducted of the MEDLINE, Embase and Cochrane databases. Only randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were included...
January 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Seda Bourikian, Rahul J Anand, Michel Aboutanos, Luke G Wolfe, Paula Ferrada
BACKGROUND: Acute gangrenous cholecystitis (AGC) is a medical emergency that carries high morbidity. The objective of this study is to define risk factors for this disease. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent cholecystectomy while admitted to the Acute Care Surgery Service from January 2009 to April 2014 was performed. Specimen reports were evaluated to identify patients with AGC and cholecystitis without necrosis (CN). Preoperative factors as well as outcomes were compared between the groups...
October 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Ido Mizrahi, Haggi Mazeh, Jonathan B Yuval, Gidon Almogy, Miklosh Bala, Natalia Simanovski, Nadeen Abu Ata, Eran Kuchuk, Jacob Rachmuth, Aviram Nissan, Ahmed Eid
INTRODUCTION: The role of percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) in the management of patients with acute calculous cholecystitis (ACC) remains controversial. The aim of this study is to report operative outcomes in a large cohort of patients undergoing PC before their delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy (DLC). METHODS: All patients who underwent DLC because of ACC between 2003 and 2012 were included. Outcomes of patients with and without previous PC were compared. RESULTS: Of 639 patients who underwent DLC because of ACC at our institution during a 10-year time interval beginning 2003, 163 (25...
September 2015: Surgery
Tae-Yong Ha, Shin Hwang, Gi-Won Song, Dong-Hwan Jung, Myeong-Hwan Kim, Sung-Goo Lee, Dong-Il Kwon, Gi-Young Ko
Secure reconstruction of multiple hepatic ducts severely damaged by tumor invasion or iatrogenic injury is very difficult. If percutaneous or endoscopic biliary stenting fails, one or more percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) tubes must be maintained in place for the rest of the patient's life. To cope with such difficult situations, we present a surgical technique termed cluster hepaticojejunostomy (HJ), which can be coupled with palliative bile duct resection. The cluster HJ technique consisted of applying multiple internal biliary stents and a single wide porto-enterostomy to surrounding connective tissues...
August 2015: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Ghazi Raji Qasaimeh, Ismail Matalqah, Sohail Bakkar, Abdulkarim Al Omari, Motaz Qasaimeh
BACKGROUND: Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis is an unusual inflammatory process of the gallbladder which is difficult to diagnose and manage and may be confused with gallbladder cancer. Many surgeons and pathologists are not familiar with this condition. We aim to highlight this condition and to review the role of laparoscopy in its management. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of 4406 patients who underwent cholecystectomy in 8 years at two teaching hospitals in North Jordan...
June 2015: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Hsiao-Wen Tsai, Yi-Jen Chen, Chiu-Ming Ho, Shu-Shya Hseu, Kuan-Chong Chao, Shen-Kou Tsai, Peng-Hui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the pulmonary recruitment maneuver (PRM) and intraperitoneal normal saline infusion (INSI) in removing postlaparoscopic carbon dioxide from the abdominal cavity to decrease laparoscopy-induced abdominal or shoulder pain after surgery. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was conducted at Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, from August 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. One hundred fifty-eight women undergoing laparoscopic surgery for benign gynecologic lesions were randomly assigned to 3 groups: the PRM group (n = 53), the INSI group (n = 54), and the control group (n = 51)...
December 2011: Archives of Surgery
Mohamed Elshaer, Gianpiero Gravante, Katie Thomas, Roberto Sorge, Salem Al-Hamali, Hamdi Ebdewi
IMPORTANCE: Subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) is a procedure that removes portions of the gallbladder when structures of the Calot triangle cannot be safely identified in "difficult gallbladders." OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate current studies and present an evidence-based assessment of the outcomes for the techniques available for SC. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE (1954 to November 2013) and EMBASE (1974 to November 2013) databases was conducted...
February 2015: JAMA Surgery
Taylor S Riall, Deepak Adhikari, Abhishek D Parmar, Suzanne K Linder, Francesca M Dimou, Winston Crowell, Nina P Tamirisa, Courtney M Townsend, James S Goodwin
BACKGROUND: We recently developed and validated a prognostic model that accurately predicts the 2-year risk of emergent gallstone-related hospitalization in older patients presenting with symptomatic gallstones. STUDY DESIGN: We used 100% Texas Medicare data (2000 to 2011) to identify patients aged 66 years and older with an initial episode of symptomatic gallstones not requiring emergency hospitalization. At presentation, we calculated each patient's risk of 2-year gallstone-related emergent hospitalization using the previously validated model...
April 2015: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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