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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Laparoscopic colon resections in elderly. A community hospital experience and comparison.

As life expectancy increases so will the number of elderly people with correctable diseases. Laparoscopic surgery appears ideal choice with shorter hospitalization and faster recovery. Age older than 70 years is an independent predictor of increased postoperative complications, in- hospital mortality and length of hospital stay. Therefore, surgical interventions in elderly patients are associated with… Continue Reading »

The Benefit of Esophageal Acid Control Before and After Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett’s Mucosa

Background:BAARX is one of several techniques used to ablate Barrett’s mucosa. Twenty four pH monitoring was used to assess the effect of acid control on the ablation technique in patients who had medical or surgical therapy for GERD.Methods:Seventeen consecutive patients with Barrett’s esophagus who underwent BAARX ablation between 2005 and 2007 were entered into a… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic liver resection including the lesion located in posterior and superior part

Background: Despite the increasing experience of laparoscopic and hepatic surgery, laparoscopic liver resection is still limited to lesions localized on the antero-lateral segments of the liver. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of laparoscopic liver resection for tumors located in the postero-superior segments of the liver (Segments I, VII, VIII, and… Continue Reading »

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