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Day-Case Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: A Default Pathway or Is Selection the Key?
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PMID:  23067070     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Background: In recent years, day-case laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has became popular. Our study aims to evaluate the effect of patient factors and severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease measured by DeMeester score on the success of day-case LNF. Subjects and Methods: We conducted a retrospective case series review of patient demographics (age, gender, body mass index [BMI], and smoking status) and DeMeester score over a 5-year period. Between 2005 and 2010, 112 patients had day-case LNF. Same-day discharge was achieved in 80.3%. Twenty-two patients (19.7%) required postoperative admission ("failed day-case surgery"), with a resultant mean length of stay of 1.41 days. Univariate analysis showed that female gender had a significantly higher incidence of postsurgical admission (30.76% females versus 13.69% males, P=.03 by Mann-Whitney U test). Compared with the same-day discharge group, the failed day-case group has a higher mean DeMeester score (50.89 versus 36.03, P=.021 by t test) and BMI (28.71±0.778 kg/m(2) versus 26.79±0.3737 kg/m(2), P=.023). Age and smoking status were not significant determining factors in postoperative admission rates. Using multivariable analysis and logistical regression, we derived a model based on gender, BMI, and DeMeester score to predict the probability of admission following day-case LNF. Conclusions: We conclude that day-case LNF is a safe, feasible procedure in the appropriately selected patient population. Our novel finding of higher admission rates in females, high DeMeester score, and high BMI should be used in planning perioperative hospitalization in this cohort.
Michael E Kelly; Tom K Gallagher; Myles J Smith; Paul F Ridgway; Kevin C Conlon
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1557-9034     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9706293     Medline TA:  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Professorial Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin Incorporating the National Children's Hospital , Dublin, Ireland .
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