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Robotic giant paraesophageal hernia repair, the largest single center experience to date

Amit Taggar, MD, Niazy Selim, MD, PhD, Todd Crawford, Will Poulson, Cody Kramer University of Kansas Medical Center The repair of paraesophageal hernias (PEH) is a difficult problem with few universally accepted standards. Recently, laparoscopic technique has gained widespread acceptance. However, since the da Vinci robot has become more prominent, we are introducing this modality… Continue Reading »

Endoscopic Component Separation Simulator Project

Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Gregory J Mancini, MD, Melissa S Phillips, MD, Judy A Roark University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of the abdominal wall to repair ventral hernias with loss of domain remains challenging. The traditional technique of component separation by creating wide skin flaps has become an acceptable method, but… Continue Reading »

Clostridium Difficile Associated Colitis: A 10 year analysis of trends and characteristics

Gregory B Burgoyne, MD, Richard F Heitmiller, MD Medstar Union Memorial Hospital Introduction: Clostridium Difficile Associated Colitis (CDAC) has become increasingly common, sometimes resulting in hospital admission and colectomy. We reviewed a national database to determine the trends in patient characteristics, diagnoses and management. Methods: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample was searched for all patients with… Continue Reading »

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