Back to basics with distal thumb reconstruction. Easy management of the incomplete amputation.
Authors: Losco L, Kaciulyte J, Delia G, Bolletta A, Lo Torto F, Di Taranto G, Ribuffo D, Cigna E Abstract Thumb reconstruction has always been challenging for hand surgeons. The disability can severely influence the working and social life of the patient, even if just the distal phalanx is affected. Revascularization is the best surgical option for incomplete distal amputation, although microsurgical reconstruction, sometimes, could be not feasible. A simple basic-skills-based reconstructive method, that takes into account the length preservation and a short recovery should be advocated. We treated 14 incomplete di...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Opinion: Is Twitter a New Way to Learn?
Authors: Jurivich DA, Manocha GD PMID: 31588819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of Two Posterior Soft-Tissue Repair Techniques to Prevent Dislocation after Total Hip Arthroplasty Using a Posterolateral Approach.
Authors: Peng MJ, Xu HW PMID: 31588820 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Open-Wedge HTO with Absorbable β-TCP/PLGA Spacer Implantation and Proximal Fibular Osteotomy for Medial Compartmental Knee Osteoarthritis: New Technique Presentation.
Open-Wedge HTO with Absorbable β-TCP/PLGA Spacer Implantation and Proximal Fibular Osteotomy for Medial Compartmental Knee Osteoarthritis: New Technique Presentation. J Invest Surg. 2019 Oct 06;:1-11 Authors: Zhang R, Li S, Yin Y, Guo J, Chen W, Hou Z, Zhang Y Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this study was to present a new absorbable spacer for medial compartmental knee osteoarthritis (OA). The functional and radiographic results of patients treated with the novel surgical technique were also evaluated to investigate its clinical feasibility. Methods: Patients with medial compartmental knee OA wh...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Establishment of a Canine Training Model for Digestive Tract Reconstruction after Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Conclusion: Establishing an animal model for digestive tract reconstruction after a simulated PD in canines is feasible and safe. PMID: 31588822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Evaluation of Three Different Techniques for the Closure of Ventricular Septal Defects.
Authors: Karangelis D, Loggos S, Tzifa A, Mitropoulos F PMID: 31588823 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

How to Pick Out the "Unreal" Gleason 3  + 3 Patients: A Nomogram for More Precise Active Surveillance Protocol in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in a Chinese Population.
How to Pick Out the "Unreal" Gleason 3 + 3 Patients: A Nomogram for More Precise Active Surveillance Protocol in Low-Risk Prostate Cancer in a Chinese Population. J Invest Surg. 2019 Oct 06;:1-8 Authors: Qi F, Zhu K, Cheng Y, Hua L, Cheng G Abstract Objective: To develop a nomogram for selecting the "unreal" Gleason score (GS) 3 + 3 patients in biopsy GS 3 + 3 prostate cancer (PCa) patients. Methods: Patients who were newly diagnosed with PCa by biopsy and underwent radical prostatectomy in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical Un...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Robotic Hysterectomy as a Step of Gender Affirmative Surgery in Female-to-Male Patients.
Conclusions: The robotic approach represents a feasible, safe, and effective surgical option for hysterectomy for "transgender male" affected by gender dysphoria. PMID: 31588839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Different Roles Played by Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration: State of the Art.
Authors: Giardino FR, Cuomo R, Nisi G, Brandi C, Grimaldi L PMID: 31588842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

The Adipo-Fascial ALT Flap in Lower Extremities Reconstruction Gustillo IIIC-B Fractures. An Osteogenic Inducer?
Conclusion: Despite the goods results, further studies applied on a large number of patients are needed to confirm authors theory, however, we can consider the fascial ALT flap as a valid help for bone healing in 3B-C open tibial fractures. PMID: 31576766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Acupoint Massage to Manage Postoperative Ileus in Gynecologic Laparoscopy: A New Potential Player in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathways?
Authors: Laganà AS, Garzon S, Casarin J, Franchi M, Ghezzi F PMID: 31566451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

A New Procedure in Bone Engineering Using Induced Adipose Tissue.
Conclusion: Adipogenic interconversion and associated bone formation demonstrate the potential of a new therapy for balancing osteogenesis and adipogenesis. PMID: 31558065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of Two Posterior Soft Tissue Repair Techniques to Prevent Dislocation after Total Hip Arthroplasty via the Posterolateral Approach.
Conclusions: Although no statistical discrepancy in the early dislocation rate between through-bone and through-tendon repair techniques was observed, lower pain scores and higher patient satisfaction supported the former. We recommend that through-bone repair technique should be chosen first by orthopedists when performing reconstruction of the posterior soft tissue in total hip arthroplasty via a posterolateral approach. PMID: 31552764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Relationship Between Early Oral Intake Post Pancreaticoduodenectomy and Chyle Leakage: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
This study investigated the relationship between early oral intake and CL and identified risk factors for CL to reduce its occurrence and promote recovery after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Materials and Methods: All patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy between June 2014 and June 2018 were identified retrospectively. Patients were divided into the early-oral-intake and control groups according to whether they had early oral intake according to ERAS protocols. CL and other clinicopathological characteristics were recorded. Univariable and multivariable analyses assessed CL risk factors. Results: Early oral intake impr...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

The Feasibility and Safety of No Placement of Urinary Catheter Following Lung Cancer Surgery: A Retrospective Cohort Study With 2,495 Cases.
Conclusion: This retrospective study with large sample of 2,495 patients provided evidence to the hypothesis that avoiding urinary catheterization contributed to decrease in the incidence of UTI and was safe and feasible in patients undergoing lung cancer surgery. PMID: 31533485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Effect of Radical Surgery for Advanced Adenocarcinoma of Esophagogastric Junction on Perioperative Cellular Cell Immunity.
Conclusion: The change in the CD4+PD-1+ T lymphocyte ratio may likely reflect the cellular immunity status of the perioperative period. PMID: 31533488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

What Ingredients are Essential for the Recipe of a Study?
Authors: Herrera Castro RM PMID: 31514553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Protective Effects of Betanin against Oxidative Stress in a Peripheral Artery Vasospasm Model in Rat.
Conclusion: Betanin was shown to have protective effect against oxidative stress in a peripheral artery vasospasm model in rats. It may also have a role in mitigating maladaptive changes in arterial structure, as shown in pathological examination. PMID: 31509033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Influence of Chronic Kidney Disease on Patients Undergoing Elective Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions: In elective hip and knee surgery, compared with non-CKD patients, CKD patients showed worse health conditions. Due to a higher rate of comorbidities and complications in CKD patients, they should be treated carefully during perioperative periods. PMID: 31500490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Introducing a Novel Diagnostic Modality for Thyroid Cancer: Thyroidography.
Authors: Cohn JE PMID: 31486691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Effects of Y Box Binding Protein-1 in Progression and Prognosis of Cholangiocarcinoma.
Conclusion: YBOX-1 is correlated with early recurrence and poor overall survival in CCA. YBOX-1 may be a factor of predicting poor prognosis and overall survival. PMID: 31488005 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 7, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative Mild Pericardial Effusion Is Associated With Perioperative Complications In Elderly Patients Following Hip Fracture Surgery.
Authors: Açan AE, Gültaç E, Kılınç CY, Özlek B, Gürsan O, Biteker M Abstract Background: The prevalence and prognostic value of mild pericardial effusion (MPE) has not been examined in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery. Our study aimed to assess the frequency and prognostic value of MPE in elderly patients undergoing surgery for hip fracture. Methods: This is a single center, and retrospective study including elderly patients who underwent hip fracture surgery. The medical records of all patients, aged ≥65 years with femoral neck, intertrochanteric or subtrochan...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Epistemic Networks on Twitter: A New Way To Learn.
Conclusion: The professional use of social media can help to fill the gap in surgical training opening new horizons and showing the difficulties present in the world of surgery. PMID: 31475634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Predicting Outcomes in NSCLC: Staging or Biology or Both?
Authors: Benz CL, Dyke C PMID: 31475850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - September 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Patient and Perioperative Factors Influencing the Functional Outcomes and Mortality in Elderly Hip Fractures.
This study aimed to evaluate the functional outcomes and mortality following hip fracture surgery in elderly patients, and to identify the associated risk factors. Between January 2016 and December 2017, 480 consecutive patients were finally included for data analyses. The Harris score and Barthel index were used to evaluate the hip function and ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Univariate and multivariate logistics regression analyses were performed to determine the independent risk factors for mortality, poor hip function or poor ability to perform ADL. The mortality rate was 15.6% (75/480). In the sur...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

The Healing Effects of Thymoquinone and Dexpanthenol in Sciatic Nerve Compression Injury in Rats.
In this study, potential healing effects of thymoquinone and dexpanthenol in sciatic nerve compression injury (SCI) were investigated. Method: Twenty-four male Wistar albino rats which were applied compression injury to their sciatic nerves were randomly separated into four groups as following: "control" group contained six rats administered no pharmacological agent; "TMK" group consisted of six rats administered 10 mg/kg intraperitoneal thymoquinone once a day for one week; "DXP" group contained six rats administered 50 mg/kg intraperitoneal dexpanthenol once a day for one week;...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Meeting Report of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research: Summary of Presentations, Labs, and Workshops, Focusing on Experimental Surgery, Charleston, SC, September 26-28, 2018.
We present the highlights from this meeting in this report together with selected abstracts that illustrate the diverse scientific expertise of the Academy and promising new surgical research. PMID: 31455106 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Reply to Del Gaizo et  al.'s "The SPOT GRADE: A Clinically Validated, Quantitative Bleeding Severity Scale".
Reply to Del Gaizo et al.'s "The SPOT GRADE: A Clinically Validated, Quantitative Bleeding Severity Scale". J Invest Surg. 2019 Aug 28;:1-3 Authors: Slezak P PMID: 31456446 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Saphenous Artery Perforator Flaps in Minipigs: Anatomical Study and a New Experimental Model.
This study describes the anatomy of the saphenous artery (SA) perforators in minipigs and the development of a new animal model. First, the anatomic characteristics of the SA and perforators in minipigs were examined after latex-lead oxide perfusion. Subsequently, the right hind limbs of 10 minipigs were used to generate capillary perforator flaps (group A; utilizing the SA and 5.5 cm of deep fascia above the knee), while all perforators of the left hind limbs were reserved (group B). Four additional minipigs were used to evaluate SA perforator flaps with capillary perforators plus sarcolemma and a small amount of m...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative Hormonal Treatment Before Laparoscopic Approach for Uterine Fibroids: Do We Need It?
Authors: Barra F, Evangelisti G, Ferrero S PMID: 31456451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Peg-Enhanced Behavioral Recovery After Sciatic Nerve Transection and Either Suturing Or Sleeve Conduit Deployment in Rats.
In conclusion, PEG may improve outcomes of peripheral nerve reconstruction. PMID: 31438740 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 24, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Primary Gross Tumor Volume (pGTV) and Tumor Response in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer (LARC). Is There Any Correlation?
Authors: Tsoukalas N, Mosa E, Tsapakidis K, Kamposioras K, Tolia M PMID: 31423856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Conservative Surgical Management of Placenta Accreta Spectrum: A Pragmatic Approach.
Authors: Sichitiu J, El-Tani Z, Mathevet P, Desseauve D Abstract In the last 30 years, with increasing cesarean section rates, the incidence of the placenta accreta spectrum has also increased. It is estimated that by the year 2020 there will be nearly 9000 cases annually in the United States. Currently, no consensus exists regarding optimal management. Conventional treatment by cesarean-hysterectomy is challenging, with a high maternal morbidity due to massive hemorrhage, and surgical complications such as urinary tract, bowel and pelvic nerve injury, in addition to loss of fertility and its accompanying psyc...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

The SPOT GRADE: A Clinically Validated, Quantitative Bleeding Severity Scale.
Authors: Del Gaizo D, Hermann MC, Emmert MY PMID: 31412743 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Meta-Analysis of the Prognostic and Clinical Value of Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Conclusions: CD68+M1 TAMs have no prognostic effects on OS.A high density of M2 TAMs in IT is associated with poor prognosis in HCC, and CD206+ M2 TAMs can be used as a prognostic biomarker in HCC. However, the limit sample sizes might cause potential publication bias, thus more trails on CD206 are needed. PMID: 31412745 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 17, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Evaluation of a better approach for open reduction of severe Gartland type III supracondylar humeral fracture.
Conclusions: The advantages of the mini-anterior approach include minimal trauma, simple and rapid exposure, easy tissue repair, and possibility of probing and repairing nerves, vessels, and muscles. It is an optimal surgical approach for the treatment of Gartland type III SHFs when open reduction is inevitable, especially in patients with neurovascular injuries. PMID: 31405310 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

The Incorporating of 3-Dimensional Skills on Surgery Education Would Improve Curricula.
Authors: Camacho S PMID: 31405311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Inferior and Central Mound Pedicle Breast Reduction in Gigantomastia: A Safe Alternative?
Conclusion: Inferior pyramidal pedicle technique is a versatile reduction mammaplasty technique that can be applied in various breast sizes. It provides important advantages of preserving the nipple sensation and lactation potential with low complication rates. PMID: 31405319 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) in Peripheral Nerve Regeneration.
Authors: Gkiatas I, Gelalis ID PMID: 31405321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Complete Androgen Insensitivity in Girls with Inguinal Hernias: A Serendipity Opportunity for Early Diagnosis.
Authors: Batista RL PMID: 31394946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Implantation of Vascular Access Buttons ™ for Prolonged Blood Collection in Venously-Catheterized Ferrets.
Implantation of Vascular Access Buttons™ for Prolonged Blood Collection in Venously-Catheterized Ferrets. J Invest Surg. 2019 Aug 09;:1-5 Authors: Boeri CR, Horsmon MS Abstract In vivo research studies requiring repeated blood sampling ideally involve a simple collection technique while also minimizing stress and discomfort to the animal. Implantation of an indwelling vascular catheter provides a simple, pain-free route for repeated blood collection over an extended period of time. Ferrets were implanted with indwelling jugular vein catheters (JVCs) for daily collection of blood samples over the ...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Is the Position of Coracoid Button Important in Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation Treatment with the Suture-Button?
Authors: Gaweda K PMID: 31394958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

A New Imaging Technique for the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer: Thyroidography.
Conclusion: This new imaging technique is hopeful for diagnosis of thyroid cancer according to microcalcification detection and may complement thyroid USG. PMID: 31387418 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Transthoracic Device Closure, Transcatheter Device Closure, and Surgical Repair via Right Submammary Thoracotomy for Restrictive Ventricular Septal Defect, a Respective Comparative Study.
Conclusions: Transthoracic device closure, transcatheter device closure, and surgical repair via right submammary thoracotomy for restrictive VSD repair are all safe and feasible. These three treatments have their own disadvantages and advantages and should be selected according to individual patients. PMID: 31366250 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - August 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 31353979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 31, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Effect of Local and Systemic Dimethylsulfoxide on Peripheral Nerve Repair: A Controlled Randomized Experimental Study.
Discussion: We believe that DMSO can improve peripheral nerve regeneration in rats. PMID: 31343376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Indocyanine Green Angiography for Continuously Monitoring Blood Flow Changes and Predicting Perfusion of Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap in Rats.
Authors: Wang D, Chen W Abstract Background: Deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap approach has excellent outcomes and low morbidity. However, it is associated with high rates of perfusion-related complications. To observe the blood flow changes and the stages of the flap perfusion, as well as the necrosis formation, we used indocyanine green (ICG) to monitor its perforators before and after DIEP flap harvesting. Methods: Abdominal perforator flaps supplied by the right superior abdominal perforating arteries were generated from seven SD rats. Laser-assisted ICG angiography was applied for dynamical and c...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Minimally Invasive Myomectomy: An Overview on the Surgical Approaches and a Comparison with Mini-Laparotomy.
Authors: Marín-Buck A, Karaman E, Amer-Cuenca JJ, Lisón JF, Török P, Karaaslan O, Valenti G, Zito G, Biondi A, Chiofalo B Abstract Uterine fibroids (UFs) are the most common benign solid tumors of the female genital tract manageable by surgical of pharmacological approach. When the medical management is ineffective or surgery is primarily requested, several surgical approaches can be used. Among these, minimally invasive surgery might be preferred. Myomectomy is the standard surgical treatment when fertility sparing is claimed. It can be performed via laparoscopy, robotic surgery and hystero...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Technique for Improving the Adoption of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Challenging Cases.
Authors: Bogani G, Raspagliesi F PMID: 31322014 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research

Advanced Interventional Procedures after Intrauterine Tamponade Balloon Insertion in a Tertiary Care Center.
Conclusion: Compared with uterine embolization and medical management, ITB use in a tertiary care center was associated with lower risk of undergoing AIP, but further prospective study is required to confirm this. PMID: 31322016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery)
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - July 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research