Comparison of perioperative outcomes between non-obese and obese patients undergoing robotic inguinal hernia repair: a propensity score matching analysis

AbstractPurposeDespite the limited research in support of robotic inguinal hernia repair (RIHR), it is an increasingly adopted technique in surgical practice. While a major risk factor for the development of ventral hernias and subsequent complications, obesity in RIHR has not been investigated. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of RIHR between obese and non-obese patients.MethodsProspectively collected data surrounding RIHRs performed at a single center between 2013 and 2020 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into non-obese (
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ConclusionSuturing technique has no significant effect on the surgical outcomes assessed regardless of open or laparoscopic technique.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWe aimed to clarify the frequency and the clinical significance of deviation of the uterus in female pediatric inguinal hernia.MethodsWe retrospectively evaluated the data of 94 female pediatric inguinal hernia cases that were treated by laparoscopic percutaneous extraperitoneal closure. We assessed for correlations between uterine deviation and age, body weight, the size of the hernia orifice, and the presence of contralateral processus vaginalis (PV) patency.ResultsEighty-four of 94 cases were diagnosed with unilateral inguinal hernia. A total of 62 (73.8%) of these had uterine deviation to the hernia side...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThere were no differences in short or long-term mortality between four university hospitals in Finland. However, some inter-hospital variation in postoperative outcomes was present.Level of evidenceLevel III.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionO/E LHR is a well-validated standard for predicting outcomes and guiding prenatal counseling in CDH. We provide evidence that fetal MRI measurements of the contralateral lung volume corrected for gestational age were more accurate in predicting the need for ECMO and survival. Future prospective studies validating O/E CLV regarding outcomes and ECMO utilization are warranted.Level of evidenceLevel III, retrospective comparative study.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionComplex GS and OCL  + patients had the highest risk of undergoing secondary operations, especially those with gastrointestinal complications.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Purpose of review The mucosal barrier serves as a primary interface between the environment and host. In daily life, superficial injury to the gastric or duodenal mucosa occurs regularly but heals rapidly by a process called ‘restitution’. Persistent injury to the gastroduodenal mucosa also occurs but initiates a regenerative lesion with specific wound healing mechanisms that attempt to repair barrier function. If not healed, these lesions can be the site of neoplasia development in a chronic inflammatory setting. This review summarizes the past year of advances in understanding mucosal repair in the gastro...
Source: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: STOMACH AND DUODENUM: Edited by Tilak U. Shah Source Type: research
Listen on BandCamp and SoundCloud Having put together a song for Mrs Sciencebase that was about some of our shared experiences and made some kind of lyrical sense – The people we can be – I thought I’d go back to my usual unintelligible, stream-of-consciousness approach to lyric writing for my next song. Basically, start a tune in demo form, ad lib some lyrics, burble a few of them incomprehensibly, write them down as best I can and then edit into a useable form for a proper recording. The only difference with this one is that I had a go at recording it using a Wikiloops instrumental backing track called ...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Music Source Type: blogs
Revel Pharmaceuticals is the result of work funded in large part by the SENS Research Foundation, with the support of its many philanthropic donors. That part of the history of the underlying research isn't covered in today's short article on the company, so it seems worth mentioning here. Cross-links are chemical bonds formed between molecules in the extracellular matrix. Some are necessary to structure and function, but other unwanted cross-links are added over the years, creating stiffness in flexible tissues such as blood vessel walls and skin. In the case of blood vessels, stiffness causes hypertension, and eventual m...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Longevity Industry Source Type: blogs
In this one-hour webinar, NIH intramural investigator, Dr. Nicole Farmer, MD, will present her recent work on " The Role of Teaching Kitchens in Addressing Nutrition Disparities and Implementation Research. " Dr. Farmer is an internal medicine physician and is currently a Staff Scientist within the Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch at the NIH Clinical Center. Her research covers three major areas: biopsychosocial outcomes of health behaviors, the role of cooking interventions on dietary behaviors and cardiovascular outcomes, and the role of social determinants of health in nutrition dispar...
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Provides public health training, scholarships, and stipends for individuals who are currently working with organizations in the areas of adolescent health, addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, and violence. Beginning in 2022, the Bloomberg Fellows program will support cohorts of Indigenous Scholars that are looking to use public health tools to address the most pressing issues in their communities. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source: Funding opportunities via the Rural Health Information Hub - Category: American Health Source Type: funding
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