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A growing body of evidence has demonstrated significant and sustained improvement in glycemic control in type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery. However, there are limited data on the impact of bariatric surgery in type 1 diabetes (T1D). Only fewer than 10 cases of bariatric surgery in patients with T1D have been reported in the literature, which show a(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the long-term effects of bariatric surgery on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remission and metabolic risk factors. BACKGROUND Although the impressive antidiabetic effects of bariatric surgery have been shown in short- and medium-term studies, the durability of these effects is uncertain. Specifically, long-term remission rates following(More)
BACKGROUNDS Despite increasing trend in single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC), there is still controversy regarding its global acceptance as a routine practice. Our study aimed to compare surgical events, early in-hospital and later outcomes of SILC with conventional multiport laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). METHODS Through a randomized(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Thrombocytosis is found to be associated with unfavorable prognosis in esophageal carcinoma. Platelets produce thymidine phosphorylase which is a platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor with angiogenic activity. Increased platelet count may be translated into enhanced tumor growth. We examined the relation between platelet count and(More)
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy remains an important source of postoperative morbidity in spite of advances in the management of these patients. The aim of this study is to identify the predictive factors of cervical anastomotic leakage and its consequences after esophagectomy in patients with esophageal cancer treated in a high volume(More)
Introduction. Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) is a viable and safe technique; however, there are no single-institution studies comparing outcomes of SILC for colon cancer with well-established minimally invasive techniques. We evaluated the short-term outcomes following SILC for cancer compared to a group of well-established minimally invasive(More)
BACKGROUND The conversion rate of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has increased during recent years. The safety profile of one-step conversion of LAGB to LSG is not clear from the current literature. METHODS Using the database of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement(More)
BACKGROUND Sleeve gastrectomy is a common procedure in recent years for treatment of morbid obesity however leak from staple-line is its main challenging complication. Despite numerous studies regarding leak after sleeve gastrectomy, there is still no conclusion on reinforcement of staple-line in this procedure. The purpose of this study was to compare two(More)
BACKGROUND Single-incision laparoscopic colectomy (SILC) has emerged as a viable minimally invasive surgical approach with benefits and limitations yet to be fully elucidated. Although shown to be safe and feasible, characterization of the learning curve has not been addressed. Our aim was to identify a learning curve for SILC right hemicolectomy and to(More)