Effect of Biologic Material Reinforcement on Surgical Anastomosis After Gastrectomy —A Pilot Study

Conclusions: Leakage rate reduction with acellular dermal matrix reinforcement of anastomotic site was not detected in this investigation. However, postoperative inflammation levels and numerical predictors of anastomotic leakage development were significantly lower with acellular dermal matrix reinforcement of surgical anastomosis. This finding is worthy of further investigation, as reduction of inflammation with anastomotic site reinforcement is a novel finding, and more in-depth research may lead to discoveries on the physiologic role of the surgical anastomosis in post-gastrectomy patients. In addition, lower CRP and NUn scores for the intervention arm suggest potential for larger studies to detect reduction in clinical leak rates after acellular dermal matrix reinforcement.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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ConclusionOur study suggests that AF had a significantly improved hernia-specific quality of life in all domains at 30-days postoperatively. We also identified that pain as a binary variable is inadequate for its states purpose. Thus, the overall well-being and morbidity should be taken into account when evaluating hernia patients postoperatively.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
This study evaluates parathyroidectomy outcomes in elderly patients.MethodsPrimary hyperparathyroidism patients having parathyroidectomy as listed in the 2005 –2017 ACS-NSQIP database were separated by age: ≤60, 61–79 and ≥80. Outcomes included complications, 30-day mortality, return to the OR, operating times, and hospital length of stay (LOS). Multivariable logistic regression was used to compare patients 61–79 and ≥80 to those ≤60. Patien ts ≤60 and ≥80 were propensity score matched using gender, race, BMI, smoking status, steroid use, modified frailty index (mFI), ASA class, procedur...
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionMorgagni hernia is a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It is commonly found either in the first few hours of life or in the antenatal period. It is less common in adults and is usually diagnosed accidentally in asymptomatic patients. Symptomatic adult cases are extremely rare. Respiratory symptoms are the most common presenting symptoms. The primary management for both symptomatic and incidentally discovered asymptomatic cases of Morgagni hernia is surgical correction. Various thoracic and abdominal surgical approaches have been described without a clear consensus on preference for operative repair technique.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: LA repair of PUH is feasible for patients with a raised BMI and does not result in higher postoperative pain scores or the need for higher doses of LA. PMID: 31951146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
Condition:   Umbilical Hernia Intervention:   Device: Onlay Mesh group Sponsor:   Maria Melkemichel Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionHartmann ’s reversal remains challenging but can have low complication and mortality rates if performed on selected patients in a reference center. An ASA of 3 was the only predictor of mortality.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report the safety and; efficacy of permanent synthetic mesh during contaminated VHR.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Southern Surgical Association Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hernia, Ventral;   Seroma as Procedural Complication Interventions:   Procedure: Peritoneal bridging;   Procedure: No peritoneal bridging Sponsors:   Karolinska Institutet;   Region Örebro County Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
In the Surgical Innovations article, “Primary Fascial Closure During Minimally Invasive Ventral Hernia Repair,” published online December 26, 2019, an error appeared in the text. The 95% CI of a relative risk for a study by Ahonens et al was misreported as 2.8 to 13.3. The correct 95% CI is 0.08 to 0.36. The article has been correc ted online.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
PMID: 31952880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Asian J Surg Source Type: research
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