SAGES 2008

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Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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Long-Term Management of Crohn’s Stricture Using a Self-Expanding Metal Stent: Report of Nine Year Follow-Up

Rebecca A Levine, MD, Omar Kadro, MD. William Beaumont Hospital Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) have proven quite effective in the treatment of malignant colorectal strictures both as a palliative measure and as a bridge to surgery. But there is no consensus regarding the role of this technology in benign disorders such inflammatory bowel disease. Intestinal… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in Patients with Body Mass Index > 70kg/m2

Introduction: There is sparse literature regarding the optimal surgical management of megaobesity, defined as body mass index (BMI) >70 kg/m2. The purpose of this study was to compare laparoscopic Roux-en-y gastric bypass (LRYGP) and open Roux-en-y gastric bypass (ORYGP) in megaobese patients.Methods: A retrospective review of patients with BMI >70 kg/m2 undergoing LRYGB and ORYGP… Continue Reading »

The Effects of Phenylephrine and Norepinephrine On Tissue Oxygenation in an Experimental Gastric Conduit Model As Measured By Optical Fiber Spectroscopy

Erin W Gilbert, MD, Vincent L Harrison, MD, Vivan V Hou, MD, James P Dolan, MD, Brett C Sheppard, MD, Steven L Jacques, PhD, John G Hunter, MD, Dan Gareau, PhD. Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, Department of Dermatology &Biomedical… Continue Reading »

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