Type: Posters Of Distinction

Outcomes of anti-reflux surgery in GERD patients refractory to maximal medical treatment

Radu Pescarus, MD, Christy M Dunst, MD, Mark M Levin, MD, Eran Shlomovitz, MD, Ahmed Sharata, MD, Kevin M Reavis, MD, Lee L Swanstrom, MD. Providence Cancer Center, Portland, Oregon. INTRODUCTION Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have become the gold standard medical treatment of GERD. Unfortunately, 10-40% of patients with typical symptoms (heartburn and regurgitation) remain […]

MANOS proctocolectomy and ileo pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis

Marta M Tasende Presedo, MD, Salvadora Delgado, MD, Gabriel G Diaz Del Gobbo, MD, Maria Fernandez, MD, Jaume Balust, MD, Dulce Momblan, MD, Raquel Bravo, MD, Antonio M de Lacy, PhD, MD. Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Institute of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases, Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Centro de Investigacion Biomedica en Red de Enfermedades Hepaticas y […]

Predictors of 30-day Readmission After Colectomy

Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Joel F Bradley, MD, Kristopher B Williams, MD, Amanda L Walters, MS, Amy E Lincourt, PhD, MBA, Brant T Heniford, MD, Vedra A Augenstein, MD. Carolinas Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery, Charlotte, NC. INTRODUCTION: Hospital readmission after surgery is […]

A Comparison of Operative Time Outcomes in Laparoscopic and Open Procedures

Sara L Zettervall, MD, Richard Amdur, PhD, Khashayar Vaziri, MD, FACS. Department of Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC. INTRODUCTION: Prolonged operative time is often considered a drawback to laparoscopic surgery due to concerns for increased morbidity. There is limited data on the specific operative time (ORT) when the […]

High-resolution Manometry Findings in Symptomatic Post-nissen Fundoplication Patients with Normal Endoscopic Configuration

Se Ryung Yamamoto, Tommy H Lee, Kalyana C Nandipati, Pradeep Pallati, Kush R Lohani, Sumeet K Mittal. Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate high-resolution manometry findings in symptomatic post-fundoplication patients with normal endoscopic configuration. Methods: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained […]

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) enhances pre-resection stage determination compared to CT or PET for ampullary cancer

Joyce Wong, MD, Zachary J Thompson, PhD, Cynthia Harris, MD, Jason Klapman, MD, Shivakumar Vignesh, MD, Barbara Centeno, MD, Pamela J Hodul, MD. Moffitt Cancer Center. Introduction: Ampullary cancers are relatively uncommon neoplasms; conventional imaging has limited sensitivity in determining pre-resection stage. This study set out to evaluate the utility of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) as […]

Transthoracic Approach Is Associated with Increased Risk of New Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Esophagectomy.

Kush R Lohani, Kalyana C Nandipati, Sarah E Rollins, Tommy H Lee, Pradeep K Pallati, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Sumeet K Mittal. Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska.. Aim: Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with higher morbidity after esophagectomy. The objective of this study is to identify the surgical risk factors […]

The ‘July Phenomenon’: Experience at a Community Teaching Hospital

Stephen Jones, MD, Peter DeVito, MD, FACS. Northside Medical Center. Introduction: The July Phenomenon term implies a perceived association between introduction of new graduates into the healthcare team and increased risk of complications. Numerous studies have focused on resident fatigue and operative safety, but none have clearly addressed the “July phenomenon”. The purpose of this […]

Laparoscopic Central Hepatectomy – A Parenchymal Sparing Alternative

Chen Kuo-hsin, MD, Wu Jiann-Ming, MD, Chen Shian-dian, MD, Chen Ying-Da, MD, Huang Shu-Yi, MD, Jeng Kuo-Shyang, MD, Lin Tzu-Chao, MD, Chang Yin-Jen, MD, Huang His-Yu, MD, Siow Tiing-Foong, MD, Sum Shao-Yin, MD, Loi Chao-Man, MD, Chio U-Chon, MD. Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Ban Ciao, Taipei, Taiwan. INTRODUCTION […]

Laparoscopic Treatment of Hydatid Cyst of the Liver: A Single Institutional Experience

Ibrahim A Salama, MDPhD. Ibrahim Abdelkader Salama M.D1, Mohamed houssani M.D2, Elamir Mahmoud Amir M.D3.. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic ally treated hydatid cysts of the liver in our institutional experience. METHODS: from November 2009 to December 2012, 58 patients underwent laparoscopic treatment of the […]

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