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1 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients aged 80 years and older: an analysis of 111 patients Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Laparoscopic repair of ventral hernia in a laparoscopic experienced surgical center: low recurrence rate, morbidity, and chronic pain are achievable Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Comparison of effects of intraoperative esmolol and ketamine infusion on acute postoperative pain after remifentanil-based anesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy Full Text Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Imaging in laparoscopic cholecystectomy- What a radiologist needs to know European Journal of Radiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Multidisciplinary laparoscopic treatment for bowel endometriosis Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Conscious sedation for upper endoscopy in the gastric bypass patient: prevalence of cardiopulmonary adverse events and predictors of sedation requirement Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

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7 Esophageal dysmotility after laparoscopic gastric band surgery Obesity Surgery, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

8 From laparoscopic to open Kasai portoenterostomy: the outcome after reintroduction of open Kasai portoenterostomy in infant with biliary atresia Pediatric Surgery International, April 15, 2014    Review Article

9 Standardized laparoscopic sphincter-preserving total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: Long-term oncologic outcome in 217 unselected consecutive patients Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Endoscopic resection of large sporadic non-ampullary duodenal polyps: Efficacy and long-term recurrence Surgical Endoscopy, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Laparoscopic resection of retrorectal tumors: A feasibility study in 12 consecutive patients Surgical Endoscopy, April 15, 2014    Review Article

12 Four year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial comparing open and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in children Full Text Archives of Diseases in Childhood, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Laparoscopic bowel-lifting technique: A novel and standardized technique for laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Risk factors for covered metallic stent migration in patients with distal malignant biliary obstruction due to pancreatic cancer Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Comparison of standard-pressure and low-pressure pneumoperitoneum in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: A double blinded randomized controlled study Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Degree of blood loss during surgery for rectal cancer: A population-based epidemiologic study of surgical complications and survival Colorectal Disease, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Laparoscopic surgery for gastro-esophageal acid reflux disease Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 14, 2014    Review Article

18 Does thermodynamic stability of peritoneal collagen change during laparoscopic cholecystectomies? A differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) study Surgical Endoscopy, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Advanced laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease: NOTES/NOSE or single port? Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 11, 2014    Review Article

20 A pilot study investigating early postoperative changes of plasma polyunsaturated fatty acids after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Full Text Lipids in Health and Disease, April 11, 2014

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Clinical Pearls in Surgery

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Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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Most Popular Surgery Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 The best surgical approach for left colectomy: A comparative study between transverse laparotomy, midline laparotomy and laparoscopy Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, March 19, 2014

2 Laparoscopic versus open elective repair of primary umbilical hernias: Short-term outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program Surgical Endoscopy, February 24, 2014

3 Minimally invasive radical pancreatectomy for left-sided pancreatic cancer: Current status and future perspectives World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 5, 2014    Free full text

4 A randomized study on 1-week versus 4-week prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014

5 Laparoscopic versus open surgical management of small bowel obstruction: An analysis of short-term outcomes Surgical Endoscopy, March 24, 2014

6 Should adhesive small bowel obstruction be managed laparoscopically? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program propensity score analysis The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March 18, 2014    Review Article

7 Fast-track surgery combined with laparoscopy could improve postoperative recovery of low-risk rectal cancer patients: A randomized controlled clinical trial Journal of Digestive Diseases, March 7, 2014

8 Comparison of the Heller-Toupet procedure with the Heller-Dor procedure in patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for achalasia Surgery Today, March 18, 2014

9 Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication with gastric plication as a potential treatment of morbidly obese patients with GERD, first experience and results Obesity Surgery, March 10, 2014

10 The potential benefits and disadvantages of laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis: A review of current evidence Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , February 28, 2014    Review Article

11 Laparoscopy is safe among patients with congestive heart failure undergoing general surgery procedures Surgery, March 27, 2014

12 Diagnostic markers of postoperative morbidity after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, March 28, 2014

13 Laparoscopic repair of primary and incisional ventral hernias: The differences must be acknowledged Surgical Endoscopy, February 27, 2014

14 Laparoscopic Roux limb placement over a fistula defect without mucosa-to-mucosa anastomosis: A modified technique for surgical management of chronic proximal fistulas after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Obesity Surgery, March 12, 2014

15 Initial experience with same day discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy for non-perforated appendicitis Journal of Surgical Research, March 18, 2014    Review Article

16 Laparoscopic spleen-preserving no. 10 lymph node dissection for advanced proximal gastric cancer using a left approach Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 4, 2014

17 A comparison of NOTES transvaginal and laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures based upon task analysis Surgical Endoscopy, March 13, 2014

18 Pre-admission use of glucocorticoids and 30-day mortality following colorectal cancer surgery: A population-based Danish cohort study Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 28, 2014

19 Early oral feeding following laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery ANZ Journal of Surgery, March 5, 2014

20 Laparoscopic liver resection: basic skills for peripheral lesions Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, March 10, 2014    Free full text

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