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Eva B Deerenberg, Joris J Harlaar, Ewout W Steyerberg, Harold E Lont, Helena C van Doorn, Joos Heisterkamp, Bas Pl Wijnhoven, Willem R Schouten, Huib A Cense, Hein Bac Stockmann, Frits J Berends, F Paul Hlj Dijkhuizen, Roy S Dwarkasing, An P Jairam, Gabrielle H van Ramshorst, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Johannes Jeekel, Johan F Lange
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of midline laparotomy and is associated with high morbidity, decreased quality of life, and high costs. We aimed to compare the large bites suture technique with the small bites technique for fascial closure of midline laparotomy incisions. METHODS: We did this prospective, multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial at surgical and gynaecological departments in ten hospitals in the Netherlands...
September 26, 2015: Lancet
Marco Milone, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Giuseppe Bifulco, Paola Maietta, Loredana Maria Sosa Fernandez, Mario Musella, Vittorio Iaccarino, Claudio Buccelli, Carmine Nappi, Francesco Milone
BACKGROUND: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the predictive value of free air (on a plain radiograph) for bowel perforation in a large prospective cohort of surgical patients. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing abdominal surgery between January 2011 and June 2012 were screened for this study. We performed an upright chest radiograph on the second and third postoperative day. Thereafter, additional radiographic evaluations were performed every 2 days until the disappearance of abdominal free air...
September 2013: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Scott R Steele, James McCormick, Genevieve B Melton, Ian Paquette, David E Rivadeneira, David Stewart, W Donald Buie, Janice Rafferty
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2015: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Jason A Luciano, Brian S Zuckerbraun
Clostridium difficile is increasing in both incidence and severity. Although metronidazole and vancomycin remain the gold standard for medical management, and surgical colectomy the gold standard for surgical management, new treatment alternatives, including the creation of a diverting loop ileostomy along with colonic lavage and vancomycin enemas, are being investigated that may lead to changes in the current treatment algorithms. The most exciting development in the treatment options for C difficile infection, however, is likely to be novel immunologic agents, which hold the potential to reduce the incidence, mortality, and costs associated with C difficile...
December 2014: Surgical Clinics of North America
Pui Yee Grace Choy, Ian P Bissett, James G Docherty, Bryan R Parry, Arend Merrie, Anita Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Ileocolic anastomoses are commonly performed for right-sided colon cancer and Crohn's disease. The anastomosis may be constructed using a linear cutter stapler or by suturing. Individual trials comparing stapled versus handsewn ileocolic anastomoses have found little difference in the complication rate but they have lacked adequate power to detect potential small difference. This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2007. OBJECTIVES: To compare outcomes of ileocolic anastomoses performed using stapling and handsewn techniques...
September 7, 2011: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Victor W Fazio, Zane Cohen, James W Fleshman, Harry van Goor, Joel J Bauer, Bruce G Wolff, Marvin Corman, Robert W Beart, Steven D Wexner, James M Becker, John R T Monson, Howard S Kaufman, David E Beck, H Randolph Bailey, Kirk A Ludwig, Michael J Stamos, Ara Darzi, Ronald Bleday, Richard Dorazio, Robert D Madoff, Lee E Smith, Susan Gearhart, Keith Lillemoe, Jonas Göhl
INTRODUCTION: Although Seprafilm has been demonstrated to reduce adhesion formation, it is not known whether its usage would translate into a reduction in adhesive small-bowel obstruction. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, multicenter, multinational, single-blind, controlled study. This report focuses on those patients who underwent intestinal resection (n = 1,701). Before closure of the abdomen, patients were randomized to receive Seprafilm or no treatment...
January 2006: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
Matthew D Neal, John C Alverdy, Daniel E Hall, Richard L Simmons, Brian S Zuckerbraun
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a minimally invasive, colon-preserving approach could serve as an alternative to total colectomy in the treatment of severe, complicated Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD). BACKGROUND: C. difficile is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most cases will respond to antibiotic therapy, but 3% to 10% of patients progress to a severe, complicated, or "fulminant" state of life-threatening systemic toxicity...
September 2011: Annals of Surgery
Christian Eugen Oberkofler, Andreas Rickenbacher, Dimitri Aristotle Raptis, Kuno Lehmann, Peter Villiger, Christian Buchli, Felix Grieder, Hans Gelpke, Marco Decurtins, Adrien A Tempia-Caliera, Nicolas Demartines, Dieter Hahnloser, Pierre-Alain Clavien, Stefan Breitenstein
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the outcome after Hartmann's procedure (HP) versus primary anastomosis (PA) with diverting ileostomy for perforated left-sided diverticulitis. BACKGROUND: The surgical management of left-sided colonic perforation with purulent or fecal peritonitis remains controversial. PA with ileostomy seems to be superior to HP; however, results in the literature are affected by a significant selection bias. No randomized clinical trial has yet compared the 2 procedures...
November 2012: Annals of Surgery
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