Serum C-reactive protein level on first postoperative day can predict occurrence of postoperative pancreatic fistula after laparoscopic gastrectomy.

Serum C-reactive protein level on first postoperative day can predict occurrence of postoperative pancreatic fistula after laparoscopic gastrectomy. J Med Invest. 2019;66(3.4):285-288 Authors: Yamada S, Yagi S, Sato K, Shin'e M, Sakamoto A, Utsunomiya D, Okikawa S, Aibara N, Watanabe M, Obatake M, Ono R, Fujii M, Otani H, Kawasaki H Abstract Purpose : Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a serious complication after gastrectomy for gastric cancer. The purpose of this study is to identify the risk factor of POPF and evaluate C-reactive protein on postoperative day 1 (POD1) as the predictor for POPF after laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG). Methods : Between May 2013 and September 2016, 226 patients who underwent LG for gastric cancer were investigated. Patients were divided into 2 groups; POPF group (n = 17) and control group (n = 209). Clinicopathological factors were compared between 2 groups. Results : In POPF group, there are more male patients (p = 0.003) compared with control group. Preoperative factors, such as age, BMI, and prevalence of previous operation and comorbidity showed no significant difference between 2 groups. Regarding tumor factors and perioperative data such as blood loss and operative time, there were also no significant difference between 2 groups. POPF group showed longer postoperative hospital stay, and higher serum CRP level on POD1 (p 
Source: Journal of Medical Investigation - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Invest Source Type: research

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ConclusionsDuring our 15  years of experience, we have successfully performed 1483 cases of AGC with laparoscopy. Our results showed short-term and long-term oncologic outcomes that were comparable with other studies. LG is safe and feasible in general practice for advanced gastric cancer when performed by experienced surg eons.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Reinforcement on duodenal stump using laparoscopic single purse-string suture during laparoscopic radical gastrectomy is simple and effective and could avoid the incidence of duodenal stump leakage to some extent.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We believe that this laparoscopic suprapancreatic lymphadenectomy using SME takes advantage of the surgical anatomy and achieves en bloc removal of the primary tumor and gastric mesentery. This series is a proof of concept that this procedure can be performed in a timely manner and is feasible. PMID: 31407184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Methods of Information in Medicine - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Ann Surg Oncol Source Type: research
AbstractGastrectomy is the mainstay treatment for gastric cancer. To reduce the associated patient burden, minimally invasive gastrectomy was introduced in almost 30  years ago. The increase in the availability of surgical robotic systems led to the first robotic-assisted gastrectomy to be performed in 2002 in Japan. Robotic gastrectomy however, particularly in Europe, has not yet gained significant traction. Most reports to date are from Asia, predominantly co ntaining observational studies. These cohorts are commonly different in the tumour stage, location (particularly with regards to gastroesophageal junctional tu...
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of high body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcome of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Systematic literature search was performed using PubMed and Embase databases. The relevant data were extracted, and surgical outcomes and postoperative complications were compared between BMI≥25 kg/m2 and BMI
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
This study compares the safety and feasibility of short-term surgical outcomes of RG and LG for patients with GC. This was a single-center retrospective study of 659 consecutive patients with GC who received minimally invasive surgery. LG (n = 639) was performed between 2013 and 2017 and RG (n = 20) was performed in 2017. Lymphadenectomy without touching the pancreas was basically performed during RG using assisting articulating forceps. Overall incidence of postoperative complications higher than Clavien–Dindo grade 2 was not significantly different (LG group 5.9%, RG group 5.0%). In RG group, POPF, intra-...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Kikuchi S, Kubota T, Kuroda S, Nishizaki M, Kagawa S, Kato H, Okada H, Fujiwara T Abstract Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided transgastric drainage has been performed as a less invasive procedure for pancreatic fistulas and intra-abdominal abscesses occurring after surgery in recent years. However, there are no reports of EUS-guided transgastric drainage of intra-abdominal abscesses following gastrectomy. This case report describes 2 patients who developed an intra-abdominal abscess following gastrectomy and underwent EUS-guided transgastric drainage. Both patients underwent laparoscopy-assisted distal gas...
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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