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SAGES 2013 Abstracts and Posters
Laparoscopic Splenectomy: A Surgeon’s Experience of 302 Patients with Analysis of Postoperative Complications
Xin Wang, MD, Yongbin Li, MD, Mingjun Wang, MD, Zhengguo Yang, MD, Bing Peng, MD, PhD, Shuangchen Ke West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China Instruction: The aim of this study was to evaluate the operative and clinical outcome in a series of 302 consecutive laparoscopic splenectomies and to analyze the risk factors of postoperative… Continue Reading
Alexander Ramirez Valderrama, MD, Soni Chousleb, MD, Joel A Ricci, MD New York Hospital Queens IntroductionClostridium Difficile (C. diff) infection is a very frequent cause of morbidity and mortality secondary to antibiotic therapy. It is particularly common in the elderly and acutely ill patients. About 3% to 10% of patients progress to a toxic, severely… Continue Reading
Routine Cholangiography and the Treatment of Choledocolithiasis: Our Experience in Transitioning from the Traditional Four Port Cholecystectomy to SILS and Beyond.
Ibrahim Daoud, MD, Randall Kimball, MD, Brendan O'Connell, MD, Brian Pellini, MD, Stanton Smith, MD St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT Introduction: Since the advent of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, there have been arguments for and against routine cholangiography. Many of these arguments focus on the identification of anatomical abnormalities and the recognition of biliary injuries. Another area… Continue Reading