April 22 – 25, 2009
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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters
Prospective Comparison Between Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and Needlescopic Cholecystectomy
Koji Hattori, MDPhD, Kazunao Watanabe, MD, Hidemitsu Ogino, MD, Rai Shimoyama, MD, Jun Kawachi, MD, Hiromitsu Takeyama, MDPhD. Shonan Kamakura General Hospital BackgroundSince 2009 we had performed Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy(SILC) in 110 cases. We recognize this procedure for patients to prefer to. But SILC have several problems for example difficult handling under laparoscope… Continue Reading »
Short Term Outcome of Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision in Low Rectal Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation.
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME) in mid-lower rectal cancers following neoadjuvant chemoradiation (nCRT).Summary Background data: The laparoscopic approach for colon cancer has been widely accepted. A few studies have shown that there are advantages of laparoscopic over open TME surgery for rectal cancer. However, the role of laparoscopy has… Continue Reading »
Eric M Pauli, MD, Maryjo Elmo, CRNP, Raymond P Onders, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH Video Abstract Summary: Diaphragm pacing stimulation (DPS) provides diaphragm function in ventilator-dependent spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and maintains diaphragm function in respiratory-compromised patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This video provides an overview of our… Continue Reading »