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Annals of Surgery

Zhidong Gao, Chao Wang, Siyan Zhan, Zhuang Tao, Shan Wang, Yingjiang Ye
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May 9, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Gijs H K Berkelmans, Laura F C Fransen, Annemarie C P Dolmans-Zwartjes, Ewout A Kouwenhoven, Marc J van Det, Magnus Nilsson, Grard A P Nieuwenhuijzen, Misha D P Luyer
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing an esophagectomy are often kept nil-by-mouth postoperatively out of fear for increasing anastomotic leakage and pulmonary complications. This study investigates the effect of direct start of oral feeding following minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) compared with standard of care. BACKGROUND: Elements of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have been successfully introduced in patients undergoing an esophagectomy. However, start of oral intake, which is an essential part of the ERAS protocols, remains a matter of debate...
May 8, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Adrian Diaz, Anna Schoenbrunner, Timothy M Pawlik
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to define trends in the geographic distribution of surgical services in the United States to assess possible geographic barriers and disparities in access to surgical care. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Despite the increased need and utilization of surgical procedures, Americans often face challenges in gaining access to health care that may be exacerbated by the closure and consolidation of hospitals. Although access to surgical care has been evaluated relative to the role of insurance, race, and health literacy/education, the relationship of geography and travel distance to access has not been well studied...
May 7, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Joanna W Etra, Jaimie T Shores, Inbal B Sander, Gerald Brandacher, W P Andrew Lee
: Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) is a relatively new field in reconstructive medicine. Likely a result of the unique tissue composition of these allografts-including skin and often a bone marrow component-the immunology and rejection patterns do not always mimic those of the well-studied solid organ transplantations. While the number and type of VCAs performed is rapidly expanding, there is still much to be discovered and understood in the field. With more patients, new findings and patterns emerge and add to our understanding of VCA...
May 7, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Jean-Luc Faucheron, Bertrand Trilling, Edouard Girard
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April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Jing Wen, Geng Wang, Xuan Xie, Guangrong Lin, Hong Yang, Kongjia Luo, Qianwen Liu, Yihong Ling, Xiuying Xie, Peng Lin, Yuping Chen, Huizhong Zhang, Tiehua Rong, Jianhua Fu
OBJECTIVE: This study was intended to identify prognostic biomarkers for lymph node (LN)-positive locoregional esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgery is a major treatment for LN-positive locoregional ESCC patients in China. However, patient outcomes are poor and heterogeneous. METHODS: ESCC-associated miRNAs were identified by microarray and validated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction analyses in ESCC and normal esophageal epithelial samples...
April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Johanne Gormsen, Jakob Burcharth, Ismail Gögenur, Frederik Helgstrand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors for chronic abdominal pain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Abdominal pain is a frequent postoperative complication after RYGB surgery. Even if there have been defined several long-term complications, the literature regarding patients with unexplained chronic abdominal pain is sparse. METHODS: A single-center register-based cohort study with inclusion of all patients who underwent RYGB surgery between 2010 and 2015...
April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Tomoaki Yoh, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura, Kohta Iguchi, Satoshi Ogiso, Ken Fukumitsu, Takamichi Ishii, Toshimi Kaido, Shinji Uemoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the long-term outcomes of surgery for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). BACKGROUND: HCC recurs with high incidence after liver resection. Little is known about long-term outcomes of patients undergoing surgery for recurrent HCC. METHODS: Among 989 patients who underwent R0/R1 liver resection for HCC between 1995 and 2014, 676 patients who exhibited recurrence were included. Repeat surgery was performed in 128 patients (RS group), and not in the remaining 548 patients (NS group)...
April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Nicole Meredyth
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April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Donal B O'Connor
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April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Jennifer Li, Mir-Masoud Pourrahmat, Elizaveta Vasilyeva, Peter Tw Kim, Jill Osborn, Sam M Wiseman
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy and safety of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to epidural analgesia in adults undergoing open hepatic resection. BACKGROUND: Effective pain management in patients undergoing open hepatic resection is often achieved with epidural analgesia. However, associated risks have prompted investigation of alternative analgesic methods in this patient population. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic literature review via Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane databases from inception until December 2, 2017 was conducted, followed by meta-analysis...
April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Sunyoung Lee, Tae Wook Kang, Kyoung Doo Song, Min Woo Lee, Hyunchul Rhim, Hyo Keun Lim, So Yeon Kim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Jong Man Kim, Kyunga Kim, Sang Yun Ha
OBJECTIVE: We compared surgical resection (SR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) as first-line treatment in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) based on the risk of microvascular invasion (MVI). BACKGROUND: The best curative treatment modality between SR and RFA in patients with HCC with MVI remains unclear. METHODS: Data from 2 academic cancer center-based cohorts of patients with a single, small (≤3 cm) HCC who underwent SR were used to derive (n = 276) and validate (n = 101) prediction models for MVI using clinical and imaging variables...
April 30, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Angelita Habr-Gama, Guilherme P São Julião, Bruna B Vailati, Laura M Fernandez, Sergio E A Araújo, Jorge Sabbaga, Patricia B Aguilar, Rodrigo O Perez
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April 26, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Ignasi Poves
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April 25, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Ashley M Kranz, Andrew Mulcahy, Ateev Mehrotra
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April 25, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Karen Michelle Devon
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April 23, 2019: Annals of Surgery
Eduardo A Vega, Lee M Ellis
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April 23, 2019: Annals of Surgery
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