Effects of Varied Surgical Simulation Training Schedules on Motor-Skill Acquisition.
This study examined learning on a laparoscopic surgery simulator using a set of procedural or perceptual-motor tasks with some declarative elements. The study used distributed, massed, and 2 hybrid-training schedules that are neither distributed nor massed. To evaluate the training schedules, 23 participants with no previous laparoscopic experience were recruited and randomly assigned to 1 of the 4 training schedules. They performed 3 laparoscopic training tasks in eight 30-minute learning sessions. We compared how task time decreased with each schedule in a between-participants design. We found participants in all groups ...
Source: Surgical Innovation - October 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ritter FE, Yeh MK, Yan Y, Siu KC, Oleynikov D Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Using KISS Flaps in a Chest Wall Reconstruction After Mastectomy for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: A New Technique.
This study described a technique for the reconstruction of large lateral thoracic defects after local advanced breast cancer resection that allows for complete cover of the defect and primary closure of the donor site. The authors performed reconstruction using the newly designed KISS flap in 2 women for coverage of their large skin defect (15 × 13 cm each) following mastectomies with extensive tissue resection. The KISS flap consisting of 2 skin islands (marked Flap A and Flap B; 15 × 6 cm each) was designed and transferred to the thoracic defect through the subcutaneous tunnel, and based on the same vessel. T...
Source: Surgical Innovation - October 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Song J, Han Y, Liu J, Cheng K, Gao Q, Wang X, Yang ZL Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Outcomes of Open Complex Ventral Hernia Repairs With Retromuscular Placement of Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate Bioabsorbable Mesh.
Conclusions. Complex hernia repairs using bioabsorbable mesh were conducted in a small cohort of high-risk patients. These data demonstrate good outcomes with limited morbidity and mortality. There were no recurrences. PMID: 31617453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - October 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Pakula A, Skinner R Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Development and Preliminary Validation of a Rabbit Model of Duodenal Atresia for Training in Pediatric Surgical Skills.
The objective of this study is to present an anatomical defect of duodenal atresia using a rabbit model and evaluate the preliminary experience for the training of surgical skills with pediatric surgeons. Adult white New Zealand male rabbits weighing 3.0 to 4.5 kg were used to create the defect. To simulate the bottom of the dilated blind pouch, the gastric antrum of the rabbit was obliterated using a 2-0 Prolene suture, and the cecal appendix was dissected to simulate the continuation of the duodenum. Participants performed laparoscopic duodenal atresia repair in this animal model using the iPhone trainer. Thirteen pediat...
Source: Surgical Innovation - October 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ordorica-Flores R, Orpinel-Armendariz E, Rodríguez-Reyna R, Pérez-Escamirosa F, Castro-Luna R, Minor-Martínez A, Nieto-Zermeño J Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Mathieu Jaboulay (1860-1913) and His Innovations in Vascular and General Surgery.
Abstract Mathieu Jaboulay (1860-1913) was an inventor in vascular and general surgery. He fabricated many new surgical techniques and instruments such as Jaboulay method for vascular sutures, Jaboulay anastomotic button, and Jaboulay amputation, known also as hemipelvectomy. In addition, he was a pioneer in heterologous transplantation and sympathectomy. He found death suddenly in a terrible train crash. He was a reputable Professor of Surgery at Lyon Faculty of Medicine with prestigious students in vascular surgery. PMID: 31538850 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Laios K, Bontinis V, Bontinis A, Mavrommatis E, Lytsikas-Sarlis P, Tsoucalas G, Androutsos G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Value of Learning Curve During Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Thoughts and Feelings.
PMID: 31540561 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Marino MV Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Emergency Hartmann's Procedure and its Reversal: A Totally Laparoscopic 2-Step Surgery for the Treatment of Hinchey III and IV Diverticulitis.
PMID: 31530222 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cassini D, Miccini M, Manoochehri F, Gregori M, Baldazzi G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Hartmann's Operation and Reversal for Acute Diverticulitis: Is It Really a Mini-Invasive Procedure?
PMID: 31524070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Morini A, Annicchiarico A, Romboli A, Costi R Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

A Simple Technique to Improve Visibility and Illumination During Robotic Surgery.
PMID: 31524072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 15, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Machado MA, Surjan RC, Torres MC, Makdissi FF Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Quantitative Assessment of the Accuracy of Real-Time Virtual Sonography for Liver Surgery.
Conclusions. Although some misalignment occurred, it might be acceptable for selected situations. Further investigation is needed to reduce the frequency of adjustment failure. PMID: 31516065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Miyata A, Arita J, Shirata C, Abe S, Akamatsu N, Kaneko J, Kokudo N, Hasegawa K Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Head-Mounted Display Use in Surgery: A Systematic Review.
Conclusion. Image guidance and augmented reality were the most commonly reported applications for which HMDs were used. See-through HMDs were the most commonly reported type used in surgically relevant applications. Urology and neurosurgery were the specialties with greatest published HMD use. PMID: 31514682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Rahman R, Wood ME, Qian L, Price CL, Johnson AA, Osgood GM Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Jules Pean (1830-1898)-A Pioneer Surgeon: His Achievements and His Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Abstract The purpose of this study is to summarize the life and work of the French surgeon Jules Pean (1830-1898). Pean made an impact in the history of surgery through his work and especially with his innovative surgical techniques in abdominal surgery and in orthopedics as well as with the invention of numerous surgical instruments. He also made an impact with his pioneering total shoulder arthroplasty. PMID: 31510863 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Markatos K, Sardiniari S, Brilakis E, Apostolopoulos I, Tsoucalas G, Chronopoulos E Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

A Novel Dual-Phase Activation-Dependent Foot-Switch Mechanism for Surgical Energy Devices as an Asset in Early Surgical Training: A Proof of Concept Study.
Conclusion. We demonstrated the feasibility and functionality of the PDf device and propose a positive role in surgical training in the context of early surgical training and specific circumstances where more control is needed. PMID: 31509073 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Eisawi A, Aung M, Canelo R Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Delivery to the Cochlea Through Round Window by External Magnetic Field: Feasibility and Toxicity.
Conclusion. Superparamagnetic nanoparticles can be driven inside the cochlea toward the apex with a preserved hearing up to 1 month in rats. PMID: 31478462 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - September 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Leterme G, Guigou C, Oudot A, Collin B, Boudon J, Millot N, Geissler A, Belharet K, Bozorg Grayeli A Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Propensity-Matched Analysis.
Abstract Background. We compared the outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted (LA) and robotic-assisted (RA) gastrectomies performed for gastric adenocarcinoma in the National Cancer Database. Methods. The National Cancer Database was queried for patients 18 years old with stages I to III gastric adenocarcinoma who underwent LA or RA gastrectomy. Propensity matching was performed between the 2 groups with regard to clinical staging, adjuvant treatment, demographics, and the extent of surgery. Results. A cohort of 1893 (1262 = LA, 631 = RA) patients was identified in a 2:1 propensity matching. The groups were well matched...
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 23, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ryan S, Tameron A, Murphy A, Hussain L, Dunki-Jacobs E, Lee DY Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Substitution of Transcatheter for Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: An Observational Study.
PMID: 31434539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Palmer S, Sukul D, Moloci NM, Nallamothu BK, Modi PK, Hollenbeck BK, Hollingsworth JM Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Hiatal Hernia Repair Followed by Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication With EsophyX Device (HH + TIF): Efficacy and Safety in Two Community Hospitals.
This study examined the safety and efficacy when repairing defects in 2 anatomical structures (hiatus and lower esophageal sphincter) in a concomitant set of procedures in patients with hiatal hernias between 2 and 5 cm. Methods. Prospective data were collected from 99 patients who underwent hiatal hernia repair followed immediately by the TIF procedure (HH + -TIF). GERD-HRQL (Health-Related Quality of Life), RSI (Reflux Symptom Index), and GERSS (Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptom Score) questionnaires were administered before the procedure and mailed at 6 and 12 months. Results. Ninety-nine patients were enrolled, and all w...
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 20, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Janu P, Shughoury AB, Venkat K, Hurwich D, Galouzis T, Siatras J, Streeter D, Korman K, Mavrelis G, Mavrelis P Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

A Comparison of Percutaneous Vertebroplasty Versus Conservative Treatment in Terms of Treatment Effect for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures: A Meta-Analysis.
Conclusions. The meta-analysis showed that patients treated with vertebroplasty were associated with better pain relief and improved quality of life, without increasing the incidence of vertebral fracture compared with the CT group. PMID: 31423902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhang L, Zhai P Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Feasibility of a Portable Abdominal Insufflation Device for Controlling Intraperitoneal Bleeding After Abdominal Blunt Trauma.
Abstract Uncontrolled bleeding contributes to 30% to 40% of trauma-related deaths and is the leading cause of potentially preventable deaths. Currently, there is no effective method available to first responders for temporary control of noncompressible intraabdominal bleeding while patients are transported to the hospital. Our previous studies demonstrated that abdominal insufflation provides effective temporary bleeding control. The study aims to prove the feasibility (insufflation to a target pressure) and safety (cardiovascular and respiratory effects) of a novel portable abdominal insufflation device (PAID) de...
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Gruionu G, Gruionu LG, Duggan M, Surlin V, Patrascu S, Velmahos G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Innovated "Closed Chest Drainage System" of William Smoult Playfair (1871).
The Innovated "Closed Chest Drainage System" of William Smoult Playfair (1871). Surg Innov. 2019 Aug 14;:1553350619868369 Authors: Desimonas N, Tsiamis C, Sgantzos M Abstract During the 19th century, the addition of the water-seal system to a closed chest drain was a major turning point in the history of thoracic surgery. German physician Gotthard Bülau seems to have invented and used his own closed chest drainage device with a liquid-seal system in 1875, and published it in the year 1891. But, in 1871, British physician William Smoult Playfair seems to have thought of the subaqueous dr...
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Desimonas N, Tsiamis C, Sgantzos M Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Outcomes After Elective Colorectal Surgery by 2 Surgeons Versus 1 Surgeon in a Low-Volume Hospital.
Conclusion. The present study shows that elective colorectal surgery in a low-volume hospital performed by 2 surgeons resulted in fewer reoperations. This might positively influence patient outcomes and might be related to increased surgical quality as compared with procedures performed by only 1 surgeon. PMID: 31394977 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sparreboom CL, Lambrichts DPV, Menon AG, Kleinrensink GJ, Lingsma HF, Lange JF Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Full Robotic Distal Pancreatectomy: Safety and Feasibility Analysis of a Multicenter Cohort of 236 Patients.
Conclusion. To our knowledge, this is one of the largest RDP series. Safety and feasibility including the low conversion rate, the high spleen preservation rate, the adequate operative time, and the acceptable morbidity and mortality rates confirm the validity of this technique. Appropriate oncological outcomes have been also obtained. PMID: 31394981 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 9, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alfieri S, Boggi U, Butturini G, Pietrabissa A, Morelli L, Di Sebastiano P, Vistoli F, Damoli I, Peri A, Lapergola A, Fiorillo C, Panaccio P, Pugliese L, Ramera M, De Lio N, Di Franco G, Rosa F, Menghi R, Doglietto GB, Quero G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Effect of Training, Used-Hand, and Experience on Endoscopic Surgery Skills in an Educational Computer-Based Simulation Environment (ECE) for Endoneurosurgery Training.
This study was conducted to determine the effects of training, used-hand, and experience, as well as the interactions between these variables, on endoscopic surgery skills in an educational computer-based surgical simulation environment. A 2-hour computer-based endoneurosurgery simulation training module was developed for this study. Thirty-one novice- and intermediate-level resident surgeons from the departments of neurosurgery and ear, nose, and throat participated in this experimental study. The results suggest that a 2-hour training during a 2-month period through computer-based simulation environment improves the surg...
Source: Surgical Innovation - August 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cagiltay NE, Ozcelik E, Isikay I, Hanalioglu S, Suslu AE, Yucel T, Berker M Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Defibrillator-Heart Pump: An Implantable Ventricular Assist Device With Integrated Defibrillator Component-The First In Vitro Testing.
Abstract Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are an important therapeutic option for patients with end-stage heart failure waiting for heart transplantation or in older patients as definite therapy for heart failure. Interestingly, about 62% of patients receiving LVADs do not have an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) at the time of implantation, although these patients have increased risk of being confronted with dangerous arrhythmia. Therefore, an LVAD system including AICD function is a reasonable alternative for such heart failure patients thereby avoiding a second surgical interventio...
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Aboud A, Liebing K, Abraham C, Reil JC, Turkistani Y, Eitz T, Ensminger S, Gummert J, Morshuis M Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Optimizing Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography in Reconstructive Flap Surgery: A Systematic Review and Ex Vivo Experiments.
Conclusions. This study identified factors that significantly influence the fluorescence intensity of ICGA. Applying a weight-adjusted ICG dose seems preferable over a fixed dose, recommended working distances are advocated, and the imaging head during ICGA should be positioned in an angle of 60° to 90° without significantly influencing the fluorescence intensity. All of these factors should be considered and reported when using ICGA for tissue perfusion assessment during reconstructive flap surgery. PMID: 31347468 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Pruimboom T, van Kuijk SMJ, Qiu SS, van den Bos J, Wieringa FP, van der Hulst RRWJ, Schols RM Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Uncut Roux-en-Y Reconstruction in a Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy: A Single-Center Study of 228 Consecutive Cases and Short-Term Outcomes.
Conclusion. The laparoscopic uncut Roux-en-Y reconstruction is safe and technically feasible, and it has inspiring short-term outcomes for patients undergoing distal gastrectomy. PMID: 31304882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Yang L, Xu H, Zhang DC, Li FY, Wang WZ, Li Z, Wang LJ, Xu ZK Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Using Fat Graft as Safe and Effective Pillow to Prevent Compression and Torsion Anastomosis for Microvascular Anastomosis.
PMID: 31304894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 13, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Mousavi SA, Chen SH, Yildirim MEC, Chen HC Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Is the Glasses-Free 3-Dimensional Display System More Effective for Complex Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery? A Self-Controlled Study Ex Vivo.
Abstract Objective. Considering the demerits of a high-definition 2-dimensional (HD-2D) system, with its lack of stereopsis, and a conventional 3-dimensional (C-3D) system, which results in a dimmed image, we have recently developed a glasses-free 3-dimensional (GF-3D) display system for reconstruction surgeries such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for tracheal reconstruction. Methods. Thoracic surgeons were invited to complete thoracoscopic continuous suture of a transected porcine trachea using the HD-2D, C-3D, and GF-3D systems on separate mornings in randomized order. The duration, numbers of stitche...
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Liu J, Li J, Liang H, Cui F, Wang W, Huang J, Peng G, Huang W, Wang Y, He K, Pan Q, He J Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Hepatectomy for Liver Metastasis of Gastric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.
Abstract Background. Management of gastric cancer (GC) with liver metastases is debated. It is still controversial whether surgical resection provides a survival benefit or not. This systematic review was designed to evaluate the efficacy of hepatectomy for GC liver metastasis. Methods. We searched several electronic databases to identify eligible studies updated on September 2018. Studies assessing the efficacy and safety of hepatectomy versus no hepatectomy were included. Odds ratio (OR) along with 95% confidence interval (95% CI) were utilized for main outcome analysis. Results. In all, 10 studies were included...
Source: Surgical Innovation - July 3, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Cui JK, Liu M, Shang XK Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Impact of Body Mass Index on Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic Adrenalectomy: An Update.
In this study, we evaluated the impact of body mass index (BMI) on perioperative outcomes in patients who underwent robotic adrenal surgery. Methods. Between May 2012 and November 2017, 66 consecutive patients who underwent robotic adrenalectomy were included in this study. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on their BMI: nonobese (
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Agcaoglu O, Akbas M, Ozdemir M, Makay O Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Advantages of Damage Control Strategy With Abdominal Negative Pressure and Instillation in Patients With Diffuse Peritonitis From Perforated Diverticular Disease.
Conclusions. DCS with temporary abdominal closure by negative pressure wound therapy combined with instillation in patients with diffuse peritonitis from complicated diverticulitis could represent a feasible surgical option both in hemodynamically stable and no stable patients, showing encouraging results including a low stoma rate and an acceptable morbidity rate. PMID: 31221028 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 21, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Brillantino A, Andreano M, Lanza M, D'Ambrosio V, Fusco F, Antropoli M, Lucia A, Zito ES, Forner A, Ambrosino F, Monte G, Cricrì AM, Robustelli U, De Masi A, Calce R, Ciardiello G, Renzi A, Castriconi M Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Self-Retaining Barbed Suture for Parenchymal Repair in Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Abstract Objectives. The warm ischemia time (WIT) is key to successful laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN). The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis comparing the self-retaining barbed suture (SRBS) with a non-SRBS for parenchymal repair during LPN. Methods. A systematic search of PubMed, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library was performed up to March 2018. Inclusion criteria for this study were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and observational comparative studies assessing the SRBS and non-SRBS for parenchymal repair during LPN. Outcomes of interest included WIT, complications, overall operative tim...
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Zhan H, Huang C, Li T, Yang F, Cai J, Li W, Mao Y, Zhou X Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Efficacy of a Laparoscopic Saline-Coupled Bipolar Sealer in Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery.
Abstract Hepatic resection presents unique surgical challenges to reduce blood loss during parenchymal division. The development of saline-coupled bipolar devices, in which hemostasis is achieved at lower temperatures than electrocautery or other bipolar sealing devices, have been employed for open hepatic resection. Saline-coupled bipolar devices have now become available for minimally invasive use. The goals of this study were to evaluate the feasibility and safety of a laparoscopic saline-coupled bipolar device for minimally invasive hepatectomy. Seventeen patients (median age 66 years, range 36-81) were consen...
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 19, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Sastry A, Sulzer JK, Passeri M, Baker EH, Vrochides D, McKillop IH, Iannitti DA, Martinie JB Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

New Concept for a Thoracic Drainage System Using Magnetic Actuation.
Conclusion. This controllable thoracic drain could reduce the invasiveness for patients requiring thoracic or abdominal cavity drainage. PMID: 31210101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 18, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Taniguchi D, Matsumoto K, Kondo Y, Tsuchiya T, Yamamoto I, Nagayasu T Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Assessment of a Vacuum-Based Intra-Colonic Diverting Device: A Preclinical Study.
Conclusion. This new device appears to be safe in the swine model and may prevent peritonitis or abscess due to colorectal anastomotic leak. PMID: 31185816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 11, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Khosrovani C, Birnbaum DJ, Berdah S, Beyer-Berjot L Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Classification of Intermediate and Novice Surgeons' Skill Assessment Through Performance Metrics.
CONCLUSIONS: The outcomes help surgical educators and instructional system designers to better assess the skill levels of the trainees and guide them accordingly. In addition, objective assessments as highlighted in this study can be beneficial when designing technology-enhanced adaptive learning environments. PMID: 31167613 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Topalli D, Cagiltay NE Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

"Targeted Percutaneous Vertebroplasty" Versus Traditional Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture.
"Targeted Percutaneous Vertebroplasty" Versus Traditional Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture. Surg Innov. 2019 Jun 06;:1553350619853134 Authors: Xu J, Lin J, Li J, Yang Y, Fei Q Abstract OBJECTIVE: In this randomized, nonblinded, controlled study, the feasibility and precision of "targeted percutaneous vertebroplasty" ("targeted PVP") for osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) was evaluated. METHODS: A total of 42 patients, aged 50 to 87 years, with OVCF were randomly divided into 2 groups: A and B. Group A underwe...
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 6, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Xu J, Lin J, Li J, Yang Y, Fei Q Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Video Technologies for Recording Open Surgery: A Systematic Review.
The objective of this article is to provide an overview of the available literature regarding the various technologies used for intraoperative video recording of open surgery. A systematic review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines using the MEDLINE, Cochrane Central, and EMBASE databases. Two authors independently screened the titles and abstracts of the retrieved articles, and those that satisfied the defined inclusion criteria were selected for a full-text review. A total of 2275 publications were initially identified, and 110 were in...
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 5, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Saun TJ, Zuo KJ, Grantcharov TP Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Intraoperative Lipid-Rich Nutrition in the Detection of Chylothorax in Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Intraoperative lipid-rich solution through a feeding jejunostomy helps identify thoracic duct damage during tMIE and may reduce postoperative chylothorax. PMID: 31161875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Lubbers M, van Det MJ, Kouwenhoven EA Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Performance of a Haptic Feedback Grasper in Laparoscopic Surgery: A Randomized Pilot Comparison With Conventional Graspers in a Porcine Model.
CONCLUSION: Through this first in vivo analysis of the functionality of the FROI, a multispecialty group of laparoscopic surgeons confirmed the added value of haptic feedback technology in a live surgical setting. PMID: 31161876 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - June 4, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Alleblas CCJ, Vleugels MPH, Stommel MWJ, Nieboer TE Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Current Evidence of Combination of Oral Antibiotics and Mechanical Bowel Preparation in Elective Colorectal Surgery and Their Impact on Anastomotic Leak.
Abstract Anastomotic leak represents a potentially catastrophic complication following colorectal surgery. Preoperatively, bowel preparation has a significant role in anastomotic leak prevention, but the optimal method remains unclear. Recently, numerous studies have supported combined mechanical bowel preparation and oral antibiotics prior to elective colorectal operations. Based on the plethora of recent data, we hope that surgeons will routinely use a combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation prior to elective colorectal resections. PMID: 31140378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] ...
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 29, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ioannidis A, Zoikas A, Wexner SD Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Minimization of Wound With the Assistance of a Needle Grasper in Single-Incision Laparoscopic Appendectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: NASILA was not inferior to SILA regarding cosmetic results. Operative convenience is higher in NASILA than in SILA, and the smaller surgical wound in NASILA minimizes postoperative pain. PMID: 31132924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 27, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Kim BJ, Kim JW, Choi YS, Park YG, Kim BG, Park JM, Lee SE, Park BK, Suh SW, Chi KC Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Comparison Study of Flexible Ureteroscopic Suctioning Lithotripsy With Intelligent Pressure Control Versus Minimally Invasive Percutaneous Suctioning Nephrolithotomy in Treating Renal Calculi of 2 to 3 cm in Size.
CONCLUSION: Both the operative methods are safe and efficacious in treating solitary renal calculus at 2 to 3 cm in size. However, FURS has more advantages including shorter hospital stay, less complication, and less bleeding. PMID: 31130072 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Chen H, Qiu X, Du C, Xie D, Liu T, Wang G, Song L Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Introduction of Novel Surgical Techniques: A Survey on Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Surgeons.
Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of surgeons toward introducing novel surgical techniques in Egypt, Palestine, and Vietnam. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Despite the recent advances in modern surgical care and its role in advancing the quality and the length of lives, surgery in the developing world has stagnated or even regressed. METHODS: A survey was undertaken among the surgeons in 9 hospitals belonging to the 3 countries. Questions were categorized into knowledge, attitude, and practice questions. Meta-analyses were performed to estimate the event rate and compare be...
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmed AM, Giang HTN, Ghozy S, Salem H, Algazar MO, Altibi A, Son HT, Nam Anh TH, Cuong TD, Tuan LQA, Vuong NL, Abdou M, Ghorab MM, Tran NB, Elawady SS, Elmaraezy A, Minh LHN, Hirayama K, Huy NT Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Smartphone Application as an Education Platform in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery.
CONCLUSION: SA can complement other teaching techniques and educational tools in HPB surgery. In addition, it can potentially be used as a platform for HPB surgery fellowship by helping in making a decision regarding appropriate fellowship programs. PMID: 31092141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Roy M, Dip F, Rosales A, Roche M, Hutchins RR Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Preoperative Abdominal Computed Tomography at Rest and During Valsalva's Maneuver to Evaluate Incisional Hernias.
CONCLUSIONS: The preoperative CT scan both at rest and during Valsalva's maneuver seemed useful to estimate the risk of difficult IH repairs. Moreover, it could allow surgeons to decide if the patient should be addressed to more specialized centers. PMID: 31096865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 16, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Bellio G, Cipolat Mis T, Del Giudice R, Munegato G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Meta-Analysis of 7 Randomized Controlled Trials.
CONCLUSIONS: This meta-analysis indicates that RRS is a safe and effective approach. It is not inferior to LRS in terms of oncologic outcomes and postoperative complications. Future large-volume, well-designed RCTs with extensive follow-up are awaited to confirm and update the findings of this analysis. PMID: 31081483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Li L, Zhang W, Guo Y, Wang X, Yu H, Du B, Yang X, Luo Y Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

The Current Status of Lithoplasty in Vascular Calcifications: A Systematic Review.
CONCLUSIONS: Recent studies suggest that lithoplasty is a promising intervention to decrease vessel stenosis in both peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease, with minimal occurrence of major adverse events. Further research studies, with more rigorous study designs, are needed to determine the effectiveness of lithoplasty in vascular calcifications. PMID: 31074330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 10, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Khan S, Li B, Salata K, Aljabri BA, Hussain MA, Khan M, de Mestral C, Verma S, Al-Omran M Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Fedor Krause (1857-1937) and His Innovations in Neurosurgery.
Abstract Although Ernst von Bergmann (1837-1907) is considered the father of neurosurgery in Germany, Fedor Krause (1857-1937) should be considered as its main founder. He was principally a general surgeon but he had a special interest in neurosurgery, a field in which he introduced many new techniques. He also fabricated innovative surgical methods for the treatment of patients with epilepsy. PMID: 31068093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Laios K, Lytsikas-Sarlis P, Kostoulas G, Zamparas A, Mavrommatis E, Konofaou V, Androutsos G Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research

Clinical Application of Near-Infrared Thoracoscopy With Indocyanine Green in Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Anatomical Segmentectomy.
CONCLUSIONS: Near-infrared thoracoscopy with intravenous injection of ICG is a safe, fast, simple, and highly accurate method that can be used to identify the intersegmental plane and facilitate the quality of VATS-based segmentectomy. PMID: 31068098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Surgical Innovation)
Source: Surgical Innovation - May 8, 2019 Category: Surgery Authors: Jin Y, Wang M, Xue L, Zhao X Tags: Surg Innov Source Type: research