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PURPOSE Routine use of a temporary loop ileostomy for diversion after restorative proctocolectomy is controversial because of reported morbidity associated with its creation and closure. This study intended to review our experience with loop ileostomy closure after restorative proctocolectomy and determine the complication rates. In addition, complication(More)
BACKGROUND Restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (RP/IPAA) has become the gold standard surgical therapy for the majority of patients with mucosal ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the fertility rates before and after RP/IPAA, to compare them with the reproductive data of(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of restorative proctocolectomy in the setting of chronic ulcerative colitis complicated by primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the surgical outcome, risk of dysplasia/cancer, morbidity/mortality, long-term results, and functional and quality of life results in patients with(More)
The effectiveness of laparoscopic intestinal resection in patients with previous midline laparotomy (PML) is controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of laparoscopic surgery and identify possible factors associated with postoperative outcomes in patients with PML. Patients with PML (at least an infraumbilical incision or longer)(More)
PURPOSE Restorative Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis has become the gold standard surgical therapy for the majority of patients with mucosal ulcerative colitis. However sexual functional disturbances after this procedure can be a concern for patients. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the outcome of sexual-function related(More)
PURPOSE Controversy exists regarding the safety for omission of diverting ileostomy in restorative proctocolectomy because of fears of increased septic complications. This study was designed to evaluate the outcomes of restorative proctocolectomy in a consecutive series of patients by comparing postoperative complications, functional results, and quality of(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of the specific incision used for specimen extraction during laparoscopic colorectal surgery on incisional hernia rates relative to other contributing factors remains unclear. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to assess the relationship between extraction-site location and incisional hernia after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. DESIGN(More)
Obese patients pose additional operative technical difficulties, and it is unclear if the outcomes of single-port colorectal surgery are equivalent to those of conventional laparoscopy in such patients. The aim of this study was to compare perioperative variables and short-term outcomes of single-port versus conventional laparoscopy in obese patients(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of patient positioning during laparoscopic cholecystectomy on respiratory mechanics and arterial blood gases. Thirty patients of ASA I were included. Ventilation was controlled mechanically. Tidal volume and ventilator frequency were kept unchanged throughout the operation. Intra-abdominal pressure was kept(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative outcomes of patients who underwent straight laparoscopic (LAP) vs hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALS) surgery were compared using a recently released procedure-targeted database. METHODS The 2012 colectomy-targeted American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used and patients were(More)