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Stimac Davor - - 2010
BACKGROUND: The intragastric balloon is a widely used method in the treatment of obesity indicated for those patients who have failed to achieve and maintain the weight loss with conventional measures or for preparation of patients who are candidates for bariatric surgery. METHODS: From April 2007 to April 2009, 171 ...
Agarwal Rajiv - - 2011
Although probing dry-weight improves blood pressure control, its effect on echocardiographic left ventricular mass index (LVMI) is unknown. Shortly following dialysis, 292 echocardiograms in 150 patients participating in the DRIP trial were obtained at baseline and longitudinally every 4 weeks on 2 occasions. At baseline, LVMI was 136.3 g/m(2) in ...
Lee Seung-Yup - - 2011
The objective of this study was to evaluate weight gain and its potential risk factors among different second generation antipsychotics (SGAs). The study was conducted for Korean inpatients with schizophrenia in a university hospital in Seoul, between Jan 2000 and Dec 2007. Data were collected by reviewing the medical records ...
Berkowitz Robert I - - 2011
Use of meal replacements (MRs) in lifestyle modification programs (LMPs) for obese adults significantly increases weight loss, compared with prescription of an isocaloric conventional diet (CD). This 12-month randomized trial examined 113 obese adolescents (mean ± s.d. age of 15.0 ± 1.3 years and BMI of 37.1 ± 5.1 kg/m2) ...
Messier S P - - 2011
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of high weight loss on knee joint loads during walking in participants with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Data were obtained from a subset of participants enrolled in the Arthritis, Diet, and Activity Promotion Trial (ADAPT). Complete baseline and 18-month follow-up data ...
Zheng Min-Hua - - 2010
This study aimed to assess the feasibility and long-term outcome of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for middle and lower rectal cancer. Retrospective assessment was performed on 612 patients with middle and low rectal cancer in the surgery department of our hospital. Three-hundred and three patients underwent laparoscopic total mesorectal excision ...
Hocaoglu Yasemin - - 2010
To determine the impact of previous inguinal mesh hernia repair (IMHR) on the performance of subsequent open radical retropubic prostatectomy (ORRP). A total of 1466 patients underwent ORRP for clinically localized prostate cancer from 2004 to 2008; 51 patients (3.5%) presented with a history of IMHR. Body-mass index (BMI), perioperative ...
Saruç Murat - - 2010
Background/aims: The treatment of morbid obesity by intragastric balloon (BioEnterics) placement is a safe and effective procedure. Cultural, social and economical factors are known to have an impact on the outcome of therapeutic interventions. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of this method on weight loss and long-term outcome ...
Moghaddasi Mehdi - - 2010
After Sub-Thalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation (STN-DBS), an effective treatment for Parkinson disease patients, weight gain has been observed. As this method of treatment is only in use since two years in Iran, no information regarding its side effects (including weight gain) existed thus far. We conducted this study to ...
Shi Yulong - - 2010
In order to compare the effects of Bassini and tension-free mesh hernioplasty, a total of 552 patients with inguinal hernia who were subjected to surgical treatment in our hospital were randomly divided into the following two groups: the Bassini group (n = 269) and the tension-free mesh group (n = ...
Abu Dayyeh Barham K - - 2011
Weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is associated with reductions in health status and quality of life. We evaluated whether gastrojejunal stoma diameter is a risk factor for weight regain after RYGB. We examined data collected over 4 years from consecutive patients referred to a tertiary care bariatric center ...
Jagannathan Narasimhan - - 2011
The air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA) (Cookgas LLC, Mercury Medical, Clearwater, FL) is a supraglottic airway device available in pediatric sizes, with design features to facilitate passage of cuffed tracheal tubes when used to guide tracheal intubation. We designed this prospective observational study of the ILA to assess the ease ...
Crowley Nina - - 2011
Patients presenting for gastric bypass surgery often demonstrate binge eating behaviors. The present study sought to determine whether binge eating triggers are predictive of weight loss outcomes in bariatric surgery patients at 6 months postoperatively in the setting of a university hospital. A total of 48 patients presenting for gastric ...
Thomas J Graham - - 2011
Successful weight loss after bariatric surgery depends on the patient's adherence to prescribed eating and physical activity behaviors. However, few studies have assessed patients' adherence to the behavioral recommendations and most have used retrospective self-report measures. The present study is the first to use ecological momentary assessment (EMA) via a ...
Topart Philippe - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Only limited data are available for assessing the medium and long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery. We report our own long-term results after biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD-DS). METHODS: The data from 51 patients with a theoretical ≥5-year follow-up were reviewed after BPD-DS performed from February 2002 to October ...
Collins Joy - - 2010
BACKGROUND:: Superobesity, through organomegaly, excessive adiposity, and associated severe co-morbidities, is a recognized risk factor for bariatric surgery. Our study examined the utility of preoperative weight loss with a liquid low-calorie diet (LCD) as a method of risk reduction. METHODS:: All patients with a body mass index (BMI) >50 kg/m(2) ...
Conroy Rushika - - 2011
We examined the effect of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) on weight loss, inflammatory markers, and components of the Metabolic Syndrome (MeS) in morbidly obese adolescents and determined if those with MeS lose less weight post-LAGB than those without. Data from 14-18 yr adolescents were obtained at baseline, 6 and 12 months ...
Brown Shaun R - - 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine the biological environment of the esophageal hiatus through analysis of the collagen content within the gastrohepatic ligament (GHL), gastrophrenic ligament (GPL), and phrenoesophageal ligament (PEL) in patients with type I hiatal hernias (HH) and type III paraesophageal hernias (PEH). A control group ...
Diao Mei - - 2011
Laparoscopic hepatojejunostomy (LH) for children with choledochal cysts (CDC) has been gaining popularity recently. However, its safety and efficacy remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intermediate-term results of LH for CDC children. We reviewed 218 patients who underwent LH between October 2001 and October 2009 ...
Bansal Virinder Kumar - - 2011
After the first report of laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) in 1993, several studies have proven its efficacy over open method. Among the technical issues, the technique of mesh fixation to the abdominal wall is still an area of debate. This prospective randomized study was done to compare ...
Poon Jensen T C - - 2011
Both laparoscopic colectomy and application of enhanced recovery program (ERP) in open colectomy have been demonstrated to enable early recovery and to shorten hospital stay. This study evaluated the impact of ERP on results of laparoscopic colectomy and comparison was made with the outcomes of patients prior to the application ...
Irani Katayun - - 2011
Studies reporting the revisionary options for weight loss failure after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) have been complex, underpowered, and lacking long-term data. We have previously shown that short-term (12-month) weight loss is achievable with laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for failed RYGB. To report the midterm outcomes of LAGB after ...
Adibe Obinna O - - 2011
The pediatric appendicitis score (PAS) has been used as a diagnostic tool for the assessment of acute abdominal pain. Our institution has utilized this scoring system as part of a clinical pathway for acute appendicitis. We sought to discover if the PAS could also serve as a prognostic indicator. Patients ...
Yetim I - - 2010
have been a few reports about the outcome of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in the elderly patients. The aim of this study was to assess if morbidity and mortality may be increased in the geriatric patients because of high incidence of co-morbidity. From November 2000 to January 2009, 146 patients aged ...
Pajecki Denis - - 2010
To evaluate the outcome of the surgical treatment of morbidly obese patients by Adjustable Gastric Banding (ABG) followed in a multidisciplinary clinic. We studied 20 patients with BMI ranging from 36.6 to 72 kg/m2 (X = 47.51 + / - 6.1) and aged between 36 to 60 years, undergoing placement ...
Bevis P M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Incisional herniation is a common complication of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair. This study investigated whether prophylactic mesh placement could reduce the rate of postoperative incisional hernia after open repair of AAA. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was undertaken in three hospitals. Patients undergoing elective open AAA repair were ...
Ray James B - - 2010
BACKGROUND:: Although laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) has been increasing in popularity, controversy is ongoing in regard to its efficacy, safety and durability. Particular concern exists now that this technique is being adapted in the community setting. We report a single surgeon's experience of LAGB in a community practice serving ...
Wijeyekoon Sanjaya Prabhath - - 2010
Parastomal herniation is a frequent complication of stoma formation and can be difficult to repair satisfactorily, making it a recognized cause of significant morbidity. A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials was performed to determine the benefits and risks of mesh reinforcement versus conventional stoma formation in preventing ...
Rawlins M Logan - - 2011
Weight loss failure after proximal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) occurs in ≤35% of cases. No consensus has been reached on the best revisional operation for these patients. Our objective was to review our data on the conversion to distal gastric bypass at a university-affiliated private practice in the United States. ...
Grommes J - - 2010
Reinforcement of the abdominal wall with alloplastic mesh material in incisional hernia repair is well established. To avoid dislocation and migration of the prostheses, mesh fixation is recommended. However, there seems to be a correlation between postoperative pain and mesh fixation. Furthermore, it remains unclear whether mesh fixation is necessary ...
Subhas Gokulakkrishna - - 2010
Tension-free, open-mesh, inguinal herniorrhaphies have gained wide acceptance. Current mesh techniques reinforcing the internal ring do not provide a comfortable lay to the mesh. To address this, we used the internal ring occlusion and floor support (IROFS) technique. A retrospective review was undertaken of all hernias operated on with the ...
Di Vita Gaetano - - 2010
The aim of the study was to analyze the acute inflammatory response after implantation of a heavyweight mesh of polypropylene (PP) compared with a composite mesh of light PP and polyglactin 910 (PG) in patients undergoing inguinal hernioplasty. A total of 30 male patients with inguinal hernia were included in ...
Stein Robert J - - 2011
Study Type - Therapy (case series) Level of Evidence 4 What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? Laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) is a novel technique for performing a variety of procedures including Urological upper tract reconstructive surgery. As of now few studies have compared perioperative factors ...
Dapri Giovanni - - 2011
Repeat sleeve gastrectomy (re-SG) and the addition of the duodenal switch (DS) are possible options to increase weight loss after isolated SG (ISG). We report the feasibility, safety, and outcomes of laparoscopic re-SG versus DS in patients presenting with insufficient weight loss or weight regain after ISG. From November 2003 ...
Lalla Marianna - - 2011
To investigate the biomechanical, histological and biochemical properties of rabbit urethra at long-term follow up after hypospadias simulation and acute repair. Thirty-eight white New Zealand male rabbits underwent experimental creation of a hypospadias-like defect and acute repair (mobilization and advancement, tubularized incised posterior urethral plate (TIP), modified TIP) and sham ...
Funada Ryuichi - - 2011
Although sirolimus-eluting stents (SESs) have shown to significantly reduce the incidence of restenosis, it remains unclear when the follow-up angiography should be performed after SES implantation. A total of 868 patients with 1,574 lesions were treated with SES. Of the 71 patients with 87 lesions were performed serial angiographic and ...
Berretta Roberto - - 2010
Median laparotomy is the most common approach to the abdominopelvic cavity in patients with gynaecological tumours. The primary endpoint of the study was to evaluate the onset of incisional hernia. The secondary endpoint was to evaluate the onset of infection, wound dehiscence, wound infection, and scar pain during the post-operative ...
Kamiyama M - - 2010
The mechanisms responsible for postoperative chylothorax in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) patients remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the clinical features of CDH that may contribute to an association with postoperative chylothorax. 198 neonates with CDH, in whom surgical repair of a diaphragmatic defect was ...
Taguchi Kazumi - - 2010
To establish a novel and simple method of preventing post-retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernias occur in 8%-22% of men within 1-2 years of RRP. Although manipulation during RRP might weaken the normal fascia structure at the internal inguinal ring with the vas deferens, the exact mechanism of post-RRP ...
Tulloch Allan W - - 2010
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare disorder characterized by abdominal pain and compression of the celiac artery. Traditional management consists of open MAL division, with or without arterial reconstruction. We present our outcomes using a laparoscopic approach and compare them to patients treated with open MAL division during ...
Hübner Martin - - 2011
A patent processus vaginalis peritonei (PPV) presents typically as an indirect hernia with an intact inguinal canal floor during childhood. Little is known however about PPV in adults and its best treatment. A cohort study included all consecutive patients admitted for ambulatory open hernia repair. In patients with a PPV, ...
Gervaz Pascal - - 2010
The aim of this study was to compare open and laparoscopic sigmoid resection for diverticulitis with the patient and the nursing staff blinded to the surgical approach. A total of 113 patients scheduled for an elective sigmoidectomy were randomized to receive either a conventional open (54 patients) or a laparoscopic ...
Hassel Jessica C - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Ingrown toenails have a tendency for recurrence. Operative interventions can be successful, and several procedures are in use. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective evaluation, to reveal differences in postoperative pain, time to recovery, and satisfaction with the cosmetic outcome in patients treated with a phenol (PCM) or surgical matricectomy (SM). MATERIALS & ...
Venclauskas L - - 2010
The incidence of incisional hernia after midline laparotomies ranges from 10 to 20%. The recurrence rate after this hernia surgery varies from 25 to 52% using autogenous tissue. The use of prosthetic meshes can decrease the postoperative hernia recurrence by up to 10%. The aim of this prospective randomized clinical ...
Berrevoet Frederik - - 2011
mesh techniques are the preferable methods for repair of small ventral hernias, as a primary suture repair shows high recurrence rates. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the retromuscular sublay technique with the intraperitoneal underlay technique for primary umbilical hernias. from February 2004 to April 2007, all ...
Nazem M - - 2010
With such a wide variety of treatment options available for rectal prolapse and a variable success rate, the optimal treatment for this condition in children is still debated. In this study, we evaluated a technique of perineal mesh rectopexy with a sterile talc-soaked mesh and compared the success rates and ...
Testini Mario - - 2010
BACKGROUND: We sought to determine the efficacy of sutures, human fibrin glue and N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate for mesh fixation in patients undergoing the plug and mesh procedure for groin hernia. METHODS: A total of 156 patients with 167 inguinal hernias (11 bilateral) underwent a plug and mesh procedure and were randomly assigned ...
Emir Levent - - 2011
To compare outcomes of endoscopic treatment of hydrocele with conventional open hydrocelectomy regarding complications and patient satisfaction. Patients with clinically significant hydroceles were prospectively enrolled into two treatment groups. Groups 1 and 2 consisted of patients who underwent endoscopic (n = 27) and open surgical treatments (n = 27), respectively. Outcome measures were perioperative ...
Ho Chen-Hsun - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: We report our experience of minilaparoscopy in the treatment of pediatric hydrocele. METHODS: Between 2003 and 2007, a total of 21 male infants or children with 22 hydroceles underwent minilaparoscopic surgery at our institute. The patent processus vaginalis (PPV) was detached from the adjacent peritoneum by circumferentially incising the ...
Chen Shiou-Sheng - - 2010
This was a prospective study to evaluate the experience of varicocele management during ipsilateral herniorrhaphy in an inpatient urology setting. A total of 65 patients with varicocele and inguinal hernia scheduled for herniorrhaphy were included for evaluation. They were categorized into 3 groups. Group 1 (n = 20) had painful ...
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