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Current status of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.

CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy is an adequate strategy that restores anatomy in POP, mainly apical, and function with minimal invasion. Technical development and better knowledge of the female pelvis functional anatomy is enabling today a more precise understanding of its physiopathology, so it facilitates the design of site-specific operations. Various surgical approaches and techniques are offered depending on the defect, where combined procedures give good solutions. It is necessary to have an appropriate surgical training to obtain the better competence, and a safe and correct repair. PMID: 28530619 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe LIRA technique could be considered as an alternative to conventional CD or endoscopic component separation for medium defects under 10  cm in width. This technique obtained a “no tension” effect that could be related to a lower rate of postoperative pain with no recurrence or bulging, being a safe, feasible, and reproducible technique.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundAs there is a lack of clarity in terms of the tensile strength of mesh fixation for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR), our aim was to investigate the immediate tensile strength of currently available mesh fixation devices on human anatomic specimens.MethodsSixteen recently deceased body donators (mean body mass index of 24.4  kg/m2) were used to test the immediate tensile strength (Newton) of 11 different LVHR mesh fixation devices.ResultsEach of the 11 different laparoscopic fixation devices was tested 44 times. Non-articulating tackers provided higher fixation resistance to tensile stress i...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsA PPS is a relatively common complication after LVHR with an ePTFE mesh of usually larger hernias. A “wait-and-see” approach seems justified in most cases. Some require laparoscopic excision of the thick neoperitoneum. A PPS can cause tack and mesh detachment but the clinical consequences are unclear. Recurrences have not been observed in this series.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe HerniaSurge Group has developed these extensive and inclusive guidelines for the management of adult groin hernia patients. It is hoped that they will lead to better outcomes for groin hernia patients wherever they live. More knowledge, better training, national audit and specialization in groin hernia management will standardize care for these patients, lead to more effective and efficient healthcare and provide direction for future research.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
We describe a case of a 23-year-old male with a spontaneous bladder rupture secondary to urinary retention, due to an urethral stricture. He presented to the emergency department with voiding difficulties, severe abdominal pain and renal failure. Abdominal ultrasound revealed large amounts of ascites. After an unsuccessful attempt to place a Foley catheter a cystoscopy was performed which showed an urethral stricture. On CT-cystogram an intra-peritoneal bladder rupture was diagnosed and the patient underwent laparoscopic repair of the bladder wall. The postoperative course was uneventful.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Repair of hiatal laxity and herniation during laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) for obesity improves symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news
Source: ANZ Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Images for Surgeons Source Type: research
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Source: Danish Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dan Med J Source Type: research
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