SAGES 2010

12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
April 14 – 17, 2010
Landover, Maryland USA (just outside of Washington, DC)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

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SAGES 2010 Abstracts and Posters

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In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging of Staphylococcus Aureus Biologic Mesh Infection – a 30 Day Analysis

BACKGROUND: Infection in the setting of hernia repair poses a difficult challenge, and biologic mesh might perform favorably in this setting. The specific response of different biologic mesh constructs to infection is unclear. Using fluorescent-labeled bacteria and innovative in vivo imaging quantitative bacterial analysis, we evaluated the response of two biologic mesh prosthetics to staphylococcus… Continue Reading »

Mediastinoscopic Transhiatal Esophagectomy for an Aged Person with Type 4 Thoracic Esophageal Cancer: Report of a Case

A 83-year-old man complaining of disphagia was referred to our hospital for further examination and treatment of esophageal cancer. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed the circumferential stenosis of the esophagus at 33~38cm from the incision teeth. The mucosa of the stenotic part was almost intact with slight erosion and the biopsy specimen from the erosive… Continue Reading »

Most Recent National Surgical Quality Improvement Project Data (nsqip), Comparison of Laparoscopic Vs. Open Colon Resections

BACKGROUND. The ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) is the first nationally validated, risk-adjusted, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care. The program employs a prospective, peer controlled, validated database to quantify 30-day risk-adjusted surgical outcomes, which allows valid comparison of outcomes among all hospitals in the program. The… Continue Reading »

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