Masami Maeda, MD, Yuji Nishizawa, PhD, Takayuki Fujii, MD, Akihiro Kondo, MD, Masao Fujiwara, PhD, Keiichi Okano, PhD, Yasuyuki Suzuki, PhD. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kagawa University, Japan. INTRODUCTION Some minimally invasive techniques have been introduced in order to decrease morbidities related to standard laparoscopic procedures. Meanwhile, recent advances in small bowel endoscopy have facilitated […]
Connor Wathen, Esam Batayyah, MD, Kevin El-Hayek, MD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Currently, the standard of care for ventral hernia repair includes the concept of mesh reinforcement with permanent synthetic mesh. This approach leads to a significantly reduced rate of hernia recurrence when compared to suture repair. However, the use of a foreign material may lead […]
ColoWrap(r) Binder Reduces Insertion Time, Use of Ancillary Maneuvers, and Frequency of Prolonged Insertions During Colonoscopy
James P Hathorn, Mark A Dubinski, MD, Marybeth Spanarkel, MD. ColoWrap, LLC, Durham, NC; Carolina GI Associates, Henderson, NC; Regional Gastroenterology Associates, Durham, NC. OBJECTIVE: Looping of the endoscope during colonoscopy is a primary cause of patient discomfort, increased procedure time, and cecal intubation failure. Despite numerous technological advances, successful cecal intubation often requires the […]
Henry Lin, MD, Ernest Lockrow, MD, Michael Szymaniak, RN, Jacques Clervil, PMP, ITILv, Michael Stany, MD. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. 1. Objective of technology or device The perioperative environment is one of particular significance in healthcare. Recently, there has been much attention paid to this area with a focus on increasing its efficiency […]
Intractable marginal ulcer after gastric bypass in morbidly obese patients: A comparison of RY bypass and One anastomosis Mini bypass
Abdullah Almulaifi, MD, Wei-Jei Lee, MD, , PhD, Jung-Chien Chen, MD, Kong-Han Ser, MD. Min-sheng general Hospital,National Taiwan university. Background: Marginal ulcer (M.U) formation remains a significant complication, it can occur early or late after surgery of gastric bypass. In this study, we evaluated the incidence, presentation and outcome of intractable MU. Method: A total […]
A Low Cost, Plug and Play, PC Tablet For Intrahospital, Interhospital and Intercontinental Surgical Telestration and Telementoring.
Etai Bogen, MD, Knut Magne Augestad, MD, PhD, Stig Norderval, MD, PhD, Hiten Patel, MD, PhD, FRCS, Conor P Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS, Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo, MD, PhD, MPH. Norwegian Centre of Telemedicine and Department of Surgery, University Hospital North-Norway, Tromso, Norway; Department of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Centre, Cleveland, USA. […]
A novel antimicrobial coated non-crosslinked acellular porcine dermal matrix inhibits in vitro Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm formation.
Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Ryan A Liese, BS, MBA, Jeffrey R Scott, PhD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Brown University, C. R. Bard, Inc. (Davol). Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of a novel antimicrobial (rifampin/minocyline)-coated non-crosslinked acellular porcine dermal matrix device (AM-coated ADM), as compared to Strattice™ Firm, […]
Ragui Sadek, MD, FACS, Andrew M Wassef, BS. Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. We present the first 3D traditional laparoscopic surgical procedure performed in the North East independent of a robotic surgical system. The Olympus Articulating HD 3D Endoscopy System delivers value to surgeons and patients by reducing surgical errors and improving the speed, accuracy […]
Efficacy of Laparoscopic Saline Coupled Radiofrequency Electro-surgery Device in Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery
Ramanathan M Seshadri, MD, David J Niemeyer, MD, Ryan Z Swan, MD, David Sindram, MD, PhD, David A Iannitti, MD, John B Martinie, MD. Carolinas Medical Center. Introduction: Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery has become standard of care in many well established tertiary care facilities across the country and the world. Early recovery, shorter hospital stay […]
T Mizota, MD, G Enani, MBBS, Y Watanabe, MD, M C Vassiliou, MD, A Madani, MD, E Bilgic, S Paudel, MD, T Shichinohe, MD, S Hirano, MD, Y Kurashima, MD. Department of Gastroenterological Surgery II, Hokkaido University Graduate School, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Innovation, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, […]