Jung Myun Kwak, MD, PhD, Jin Kim, MD, PhD, Seon Hahn Kim, MD, PhD, Sung Ock Suh, MD, PhD. Korea University College of Medicine. INTRODUCTION: Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) has been used increasingly for local excision of neoplasm in the rectum, but can be useful for other various clinical or pathological situations. The aim… Continue Reading
A Little Slower, But Just as Good: Resident Outcomes in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair by Post-Graduate Year (PGY)
Samuel W Ross, MD, MPH, Bindhu Oommen, MD, MPH, Joel F Bradley, MD, Mimi Kim, MD, Amanda L Walters, MS, John M Green, MD, Vedra A Augenstein, MD, Brant T Heniford, MD. Carolinas Medical Center, Dept. of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery. INTRODUCTION: The controversy of resident experience level and involvement in… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading
Fadi Hamadani, MD, Shanon Fraser, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Michele Monette, MSc, Geva Maimon, PhD, Nadia Sourial, MSc, Debbie Teasdale, RN, Helena Zakrzewski, BSc, Simon Bergman, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS. Jewish General Hospital, McGill University. Introduction Advances in perioperative care and the resulting improvements in outcomes such as length of stay and complications can make comparisons… Continue Reading
Lin Chen, Prof, Hongqing Xi, Weisong Shen, Dr. Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital. AIM: To perform a meta-analysis of high-quality published trials by comparing robot-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) with laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG). Methods: A literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases for clinical research published before May 2013 that compared… Continue Reading
Paul M Tasker, FRCS, Joan Braganza, DSc, FRCP, Harbans Sharma, MSc, PhD, DSc. Manchester Royal Infirmary. INTRODUCTION: Clinical studies were carried out to validate the measurement of 64Cu absorption by a computer-assisted deconvolution. METHOD: After an oral dose of 64Cu (250 µCi), a plasma appearance curve was derived over 10 h from sequential blood samples.… Continue Reading
A Multi-Center Study of Using Carbon Nanoparticles to Track Lymph Node Metastasis in T1-2 Colorectal Cancer
Jun Yan, MD, Fangqin Xue, MD, Hui Zhang, MD, Gang Chen, MD, Jianping Lu, MD, Lisheng Cai, MD, Mingzhi Cai, MD, Gao Xiang, MD, Yunfeng Hong, MD, Wenbo Chen, MD, Guoxin Li, MD. Department of General Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University. Background: There are approximately 10 percent patients with lymph node metastasis in T1… Continue Reading
A New Endoluminal Platform For Endoscopic Removal of Difficult Colonic Lesions: Initial Clinical Experience.
Sergey V Kantsevoy, MD, PhD, Marianne Bitner, CRNA, B R Liu, MD, PhD, Gregory Piskun, MD. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. OBJECTIVE: To develop a new platform facilitating endoscopic removal of large and flat colonic lesions. DESCRIPTION OF THE TECHNOLOGY: LumenR retractor system consists of an expandable and… Continue Reading
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,… Continue Reading
Yiping Mou, MD, FACS, XiaoWu Xu, MD, Weiwei Jin, MS, Jiafei Yan, MS, Yuchen Zhou, MS, Ke Chen, MS. Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University. Objective: A novel approach for total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy(TLPD) based on “Five Trocars” is developed. Methods: The “Five trocars” fit for the Eastern… Continue Reading
A Novel Biodegradable Clip-based Fastening Device for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Next Generation Concept for Anastomosis Beyond Suturing and Stapling Tools.
J Opfermann, MS, A Krieger, PhD, PCW Kim, MD, PhD. Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System, Washington, D.C.. Objective: The task of suturing for anastomosis requires complex coordination of surgical tools and suture management in minimal operative space. The lack of maneuverability and ergonomic design of MIS tools create challenges… Continue Reading
Sean B Orenstein, MD, Yuhsin V Wu, MD, Eric M Pauli, MD, Tung T Tran, MD, Randy S Haluck, MD, Yuri W Novitsky, MD, Jeffrey M Hardacre, MD, John B Ammori, MD, Edmond Sanchez, MD, Jeffrey L Ponsky, MD, Jeffrey M Marks, MD. Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland OH; Department of… Continue Reading
Bryan J Sandler, MD, Roberto Rumbaut, MD, C. Daniel Smith, MD, Gustavo Torres, MD, Luis Morales, MD, Lizelly Gonzalez, MD, Monica Garza, MD, Ryan C Broderick, MD, Cristina R Harnsberger, MD, Hans F Fuchs, MD, Moneer Almadani, MD, Garth R Jacobsen, MD, Santiago Horgan, MD. University of California, San Diego. OBJECTIVE: As an alternative to… Continue Reading
A Novel, Image Based, Active Laparoscope Manipulator – Preliminary Clinical Results with the AutoLap system.
Antonello Forgione, MD, Ivo Broeders, MD, Amir Szold, MD. Assia Medical Group, Tel Aviv, Israel, AIMS Academy, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy, and MEander Medical Center, Amersfoort, Netherlands. Objectives: Camera manipulation in laparoscopic surgery is often in the hands of an unskilled assistant and the control by the surgeon is low. In addition,… Continue Reading
A Novel Method of Laparoscopic Port Site Closure to Significantly Decrease Postoperative Surgical Site Pain
Aram E Jawed, MD, Alexander D Abkin, MD, FACS, Eric A Abkin, Zoltan H Nemeth, MD, PhD. Morristown Medical Center, Department of Surgery. Introduction: There remain challenges in overcoming postoperative pain in laparoscopic surgery for large port sites in morbidly obese patients that require closure. Widely used ports site closure devices inevitably incorporate muscle… Continue Reading