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Assessment of postoperative symptoms after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for stage I gastric cancer.
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PMID:  25216436     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Laparoscopic gastrectomy has the advantage of early recovery at the initial phase after surgery. However, there are only few reports of mid- or long-term observations of patients' quality of life. In all, 254 Stage IA or IB [laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG): 177, open distal gastrectomy (ODG): 77] patients were enrolled. Heart burn, diarrhea, abdominal pain, amount of food intake, and body weight of each patient were investigated at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery. Recovery of the amount of oral intake for the LADG group occurred earlier than for the ODG group; significant differences were seen at months 1 and 6 postoperatively. A significantly lower incidence of diarrhea was observed in the LADG group at months 6 and 12 postoperatively. Early recovery of the amount of food intake and fewer incidences of diarrhea were shown to have mid-term merits for postgastrectomy symptoms.
Hideki Kawamura; Norihiko Takahashi; Shigenori Homma; Nozomi Minagawa; Susumu Shibasaki; Masahiro Takahashi; Akinobu Taketomi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    2014 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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