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This single-center prospective cohort study, conducted outside of a clinical trial, tried to identify the importance of each fast-track surgery procedure and protocol adherence level on clinical outcomes after colorectal surgery. From a prospectively maintained database, 606 patients who underwent elective laparoscopic or open colorectal resection within a(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the short-term outcome (3 months) of laparoscopic right colectomy, between intra- and extracorporeal anastomosis techniques. METHODS This study was designed as a case-controlled study from a prospective colorectal cancer database. Forty consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic right hemicolectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Whether laparoscopic colorectal resection improved recovery within an enhanced recovery program was investigated. METHODS This study was designed as a query of a prospectively maintained colorectal database to identify 350 patients who underwent elective colorectal resection with primary anastomosis for colorectal cancer between January 1, 2005(More)
The aim of this systematic review was to compare intracorporeal (IA) versus extracorporeal anastomosis (EA) after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for cancer. The meta-analysis was conducted following all aspects of the Cochrane Handbook for systematic reviews and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis statement. Studies(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the potential benefits and limits of two minimally invasive thyroidectomy procedures, namely minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) and open minimal-incision thyroidectomy (MIT). From May 2000 to June 2006, a prospective, non-randomised study was performed on 957 consecutive patients undergoing(More)
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to identify the patient factors that predict postoperative deviation from each item of a fast-track colorectal surgery protocol (FT) and these factors' influences on postoperative outcomes. A total of 606 patients with colorectal pathology from 2005 to 2011 were analyzed to assess the relationships between(More)
In a non-specialized setting, laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) for locally advanced diseases remains controversial, particularly given to the technical demands of the learning curve required to perform an adequate resection with D2 lymph node dissection. Inclusion criteria for this statistically generated matching controlled study were all patients who(More)
AIM Despite the laparoscopic right hemicolectomy has been validated by many randomized prospective trials, clear evidences on the validity of the totally mini-invasive technique, namely, through intracorporeal anastomosis, are still lacking. The aim of this study was the assessment of short-term outcome within three months from laparoscopic right colectomy(More)