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Celik Atilla - - 2009
AIM: The aim of our study was to determine and compare the shrinking rates of different prosthetic materials used in ventral hernia repair and to establish a possible correlation with macroscopic adhesions, histopathologic inflammation, and fibrosis. METHODS: Thirty-six Wistar albino rats were divided into 4 groups (T, V, S, and ...
Farooq Tahir - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) in acute cholecystitis improves hospital stay and outcome. Operative difficulty is said to increase with delay, and surgery is usually advised within 3 days of presentation. It can be difficult to accommodate all these patients within 3 days; this study evaluates results within and after ...
Berrevoet Frederik - - 2010
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the transinguinal preperitoneal technique (TIPP) using a memory ring patch versus the Lichtenstein technique in relation to acute and chronic pain, post-operative complications and recurrence rates. METHODS: During an 18-month period, all adult patients that needed treatment for a unilateral inguinal ...
Sanders D L - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Mesh plug is an established and effective method for repair of inguinal hernia. The ProLoop plug (Atrium) is a recently developed mesh plug with a novel configuration, which may offer advantages over the standard Prefix plug (Bard) or the Lichtenstein repair. This two-centre double-blinded randomised control trial assessed the ...
Canes David - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery is a recent development in minimally invasive surgery. Presented herein is the initial comparison of LESS donor nephrectomy (LESS-DN) and standard laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (LLDN). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether LESS-DN provides any measurable benefit over LLDN during the perioperative period and subsequent convalescence. ...
Garg Pankaj - - 2010
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the outcome and morbidity parameters of laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) repair for recurrent and primary inguinal hernias. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted over a 3-year period. The recurrence rate; pain scores at 24 h, 1 week, and 4 weeks; hospital stay; days to ...
Kageoka Masanobu - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The aims of the present study were to clarify the long-term prognosis of endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) for choledocholithiasis and to evaluate the need for cholecystectomy after EST. METHODS: Between 1993 and 2007, 262 patients who underwent successful EST for choledocholithiasis were followed up for more than 6 months). Eighteen ...
Wei Hong-Bo - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Whether laparoscopy offers a benefit over open surgery in the management of acute appendicitis or not remains a subject of controversy despite the publication of numerous randomized studies. This study aimed to compare laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) with open appendectomy (OA) and to ascertain its therapeutic benefit. METHODS: Adult patients ...
Seiler Christoph M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: There are 2 main types of access for patients requiring major open, elective abdominal surgery: the midline or the transverse approach. The aim of this study is to compare both approaches by focusing on postoperative pain, complications, and frequency of incisional hernias. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: A recent Cochrane review ...
Tan Jie - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the operative data and early postoperative outcomes for myomectomy performed by minilaparotomy (MLT) with isobaric laparoscopic assisted minilaparotomy myomectomy (LM) in a series of patients with large uterine myomas (>or=5 cm) randomly assigned to each surgical technique. STUDY DESIGN: 80 patients were randomized blindly using a computer ...
Rocco Bernardo - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To compare the early oncological, perioperative and functional outcomes of robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) vs open retropubic RP (RRP) in a laparoscopically naive centre, as robotic assistance aids the laparoscopically naive surgeon in minimally invasive prostate surgery, by offering magnification and superior dexterity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From 1 November ...
Cavallari G - - 2009
Hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (HALDN) outcomes are impaired mainly by the risks associated with the learning curve. Considering that practice by in vivo training may reduced this risk, we recently assessed a swine model of HALDN. The aim of this study was to analyze the learning curve of HALDN using ...
Kadam V Rao - - 2009
Intraoperative hypothermia is a known consequence of general anaesthesia. Forced air warming devices are commonly used to prevent hypothermia in anaesthesia, but there are limited data on the use of radiant warming devices. Previous trials comparing the efficacy of forced air and radiant warming devices have reported discordant results. The ...
Dasari Bobby - - 2009
The aim of this retrospective study is to compare the immediate and long-term postoperative outcomes of Lichtenstein and Kugel repair of inguinal hernia. From 1996 to 2006, 219 consecutive patients underwent inguinal hernia repair - 92 using a standard Lichtenstein repair and 127 with a Kugel patch. Patient characteristics, length ...
Celik Aysun Simsek - - 2009
AIMS: Using slit and nonslit mesh in laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal preperitoneal (TEPP) inguinal hernia repair are well-known approaches. The aim of this prospective, randomized, clinical study was to assess testicular perfusion after these procedures. METHODS: In the study period, 40 male patients with unilateral inguinal hernia were assigned into 2 ...
Soricelli E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) represents the gold standard in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease with or without hiatal hernia. It offers excellent long-term results and high patient satisfaction. Nevertheless, several studies have reported a high rate of intrathoracic wrap migration or paraesophageal hernia recurrence. To reduce the incidence ...
Serra-Aracil Xavier - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of terminal parastomal hernia (PH) after colostomy placement may be as high as 50%. The effect of the PH may range from discomfort to life-threatening complications. Surgical procedures for repairing PH are difficult to perform and present a high-failure rate. OBJECTIVE: To reduce the incidence of PH ...
Sgourakis George - - 2009
This prospective randomized study aimed to evaluate the impact of hernia sac laparoscopy on the morbidity and mortality in cases with a spontaneous reduction of the strangulated hernia content before the assessment of its viability. Ninety-five patients underwent operation owing to incarcerated hernia. Forty-one patients, whose strangulated indirect inguinal hernia ...
Seiler Christoph M - - 2009
In patients undergoing midline incisions, the abdominal fascia can be closed with a continuous or interrupted suture using various materials. The aim of this study is to compare: (1) interrupted technique with rapidly absorbable sutures and (2) continuous techniques with different slowly absorbable sutures, focusing on the incidence of incisional ...
Baik Seung Hyuk - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare the short-term results between robotic-assisted low anterior resection (R-LAR), using the da Vinci Surgical System, and standard laparoscopic low anterior resection (L-LAR) in rectal cancer patients. METHODS: 113 patients were assigned to receive either R-LAR (n = 56) or L-LAR (n ...
Mentes O - - 2009
BACKGROUND: In this randomized and prospective study, we compared the analgesic effects of lornoxicam and tramadol in patients after inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: A total of 160 patients were assigned in a randomized manner into two groups. Group L received 8 mg lornoxicam i.v. at the end of the operation, ...
Ansaloni Luca - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Lichtenstein's hernioplasty using Surgisis Inguinal Hernia Matrix (SIHM; Cook, Bloomington, Indiana) compared with polypropylene (PP; Angiologica, Pavia, Italy). METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial comparing Lichtenstein's inguinal hernioplasty using SIHM versus PP. RESULTS: Seventy ...
Harlaar Joris J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: There is no conclusive evidence which size of suture stitches and suture distance should be used to prevent burst abdomen and incisional hernia. METHODS: Thirty-eight porcine abdominal walls were removed immediately after death and divided into 2 groups: A and B (N = 19 each). Two suturing methods using ...
Rottoli Matteo - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic rectal resection (LRR) is an oncologically safe procedure. The impact of conversion to open surgery on outcomes has not been fully elucidated. The aim of the study is to compare short- and long-term outcomes of converted (CR) and not converted (NCR) patients undergoing LRR. METHODS: Data were drawn ...
Wang Sheng-zheng - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To compare hand-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (HALRC) with the standard laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) in an attempt to delineate their role in bladder cancer treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 51 patients who underwent HALRC (HALRC group, 31 cases) or LRC (LRC group, 20 cases). Urinary diversion was performed extracorporeally ...
Boylu Ugur - - 2009
PURPOSE: We compared the surgical outcomes of robot assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty in patients presenting with anterior crossing vessels with and without transposition of the crossing vessel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 107 patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction underwent robot assisted laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty. Evaluation of surgical success was ...
El-Awady S E - - 2009
AIM: To evaluate the effects of Lichtenstein tension-free inguinal hernioplasty on sexual function and generic quality of life, testicular volume, and perfusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, testicular volume, testicular perfusion, sexual function, generic quality of life, chronic inguinal pain, and groin sepsis were investigated before and 3 ...
Katsuno Goutaro - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) is widely performed in many countries, LA for complicated appendicitis, which includes perforated or gangrenous appendicitis with or without localized or disseminated peritonitis, has not become a common practice yet. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical records of 230 patients who had undergone appendectomy for ...
Friedrich Klaus M - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for the assessment of cartilage maturation in patients after matrix-associated autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients after MACT were examined by 3.0-T magnetic-resonance-tomography; the examination was up to 13 month after surgery in group 1, and later than ...
Schug-Pass Christine - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The occurrence of incisional hernias after various types of abdominal procedures and incisions continues to be a problem. A number of studies conducted for diverse risk groups have identified a beneficial role for the prophylactic use of mesh augmentation. To what extent this affects the stability of a suture ...
SmietaƄski M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: This prospective cohort study evaluated whether partially absorbable monofilament mesh could influence postoperative pain and time of the return to normal activity while not increasing recurrence in modified Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty. METHODS: Two hundred and forty-two patients were operated on using poliglecaprone/polypropylene mesh. A modified Lichtenstein technique was used ...
Schumacher G - - 2009
Precise classification of cancers of the esophagogastric junction according to Siewert may be difficult for the presence of Barrett's esophagus or hiatal hernia, which subsequently leads to a difficult choice of the surgical procedure of esophagectomy or gastrectomy. Ninety-six patients with such cancers were operated on in our department in ...
Eklund Arne S - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: To compare a laparoscopic (totally extraperitoneal patch (TEP)) and an open technique (Lichtenstein) for inguinal hernia repair regarding recurrence rate and possible risk factors for recurrence. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Laparoscopic hernia repair has been introduced as an alternative to open repair. Short-term follow-up suggests benefits for those patients operated ...
Ondrusova M - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Testicular cancer (TC) is quite a rare malignancy, however, its medical importance has risen due to the rapid growth in incidence in the last three decades. Age-adjusted mortality rates have fallen within the space of 20 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A national retrospective descriptive study evaluated the data of ...
Safan Ahmed - - 2009
AIMS: To examine the efficacy of using fibrin glue (FG) as an interpositioning layer in the repair of complicated vesioovaginal fistulae (VVFe) as compared to the classical repair using martius flaps (Ml'). METHODS: The study was conducted in 3 African institutions. Forty female patients with complicated VVFs were randomized into ...
Chung Patrick Ho Yu - - 2008
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In this article, we are going to report our early experience on laparoscopic pneumovesical approach for ureteric reimplantation and to compare the result with traditional open approach. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients who underwent ureteric reimplantation from 2000 to 2007 was carried out. They were divided into open ...
Sajid Muhammad Shafique - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To systematically analyze the role of heated humidified carbon dioxide (CO2) in laparoscopy. METHODS: Clinical trials on laparoscopic procedures using standard dry CO2 versus heated humidified CO2 for pneumoperitoneum were analyzed. RESULTS: Ten randomized controlled trials on 565 patients were analyzed. In both the fixed and random effect models, ...
Dall'oca Susanna - - 2008
The purpose of this study was to compare the 24-h composite-to-composite microtensile bond strength of Gradia Forte (GF) repaired with the same or a different material after different surface treatments. Different groups were set up, in which composite blocks of GF were subjected to the following treatments: Group 1, sandblasting ...
Lauscher Johannes C - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Implantation of alloplastic material has become a standard surgical procedure in inguinal hernia repair. The properties of different meshes are discussed as determinants of postoperative outcome. The aim of this study was to comparatively evaluate long-term results after total extraperitoneal hernioplasty (TEP) with a heavyweight polypropylene mesh (PP) and ...
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: The aim was to assess whether a partially absorbable monofilament mesh could influence postoperative pain and time to return to normal activity after Lichtenstein hernioplasty. : The study randomized patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair in 15 centres into two groups according to mesh type: lightweight (poliglecaprone-polypropylene composite) and heavyweight ...
Kurzer M - - 2009
PURPOSE: To compare patients over 70 years old with those under 50 years old undergoing inguinal hernia repair. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients aged >70 years (group A) and 50 patients age <50 years (group B) underwent local anaesthetic mesh repair. The mean age for group A was 77.2 years ...
Neuss H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Effects of intraoperative application of fibrin glue following combined radical inguinal and iliacal lymph node dissection (RILND) on the amount of postoperative lymphatic secretion are discussed controversially. To detect whether fibrin glue application results in a decreased lymphatic secretion following RILND a randomized patient blinded clinical trial was conducted. ...
Chastan P - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair is the most commonly used technique for the open treatment of inguinal hernia. Mesh fixation and the potential risk of associated pain are always a surgical concern. The aim of this study was to report the initial clinical experience using an innovative, partly resorbable mesh ...
Cabral Pedro Henrique Oliveira - - 2008
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that needlescopic cholecystectomies (NC) offer superior outcomes in comparison to common laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients with gallbladder disease undergoing either LC or NC were evaluated with respect to differences in operative time, frequency of per-operative incidents, post-operative pain, late postoperative symptoms, length ...
Hofeldt Matthew - - 2008
Experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia in children remains limited. The aim of this study was to examine the results of a single institution's experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the treatment biliary dyskinesia in the pediatric population. Medical records were reviewed on all patients younger than age 18 who ...
Agarwal Brij B - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Success of totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal herniorrhaphy depends upon strengthening of the weakened native tissue by inflammation resulting in mesh-aponeurosis scar tissue (MAST) complex formation. The inflammatory response attributable to polypropylene (PP) content of the mesh is linked to weight of PP and pore size of the mesh. Continuation ...
Nason Katie S - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernia (LRGPEH) is routinely performed in many centers, but high recurrence rates have led to concerns regarding this approach. We evaluate long-term recurrence rates, symptom improvement and correlation with radiographic recurrence, and risk factors for recurrence in our cohort of patients. METHODS: A cohort ...
Pring Chris M - - 2008
Laparoscopic and open techniques are both recognized treatment options for ventral hernias. We conducted a prospective randomized trial of both methods, to assess hernia recurrence, postoperative recovery and complications. Fifty-eight patients with ventral hernias were enrolled into the trial between August 2003 and December 2005. Of these, 31 underwent laparoscopic ...
Koch A A Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden. - - 2008
Groin hernia repair is one of the commonest operations in general surgery. Existing techniques have very low and acceptable recurrence rates, but chronic pain and discomfort remain a problem for many patients. New mesh materials are being developed to increase biocompatibility, and the aim of this study was to compare ...
Machairas A A 3rd Department of Surgery, University of Athens School of Medicine, 'Attikon' University Hospital, Athens, - - 2008
Incisional hernia repair with mesh is considered a clean operation and it is not recommended to be perfomed at the same time with a potentially contaminated operation. The aim of this study is to assess the short-term results of a group of patients who underwent a colon operation and simultaneous ...
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