F Granderath

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The widespread use of meshes for hiatal hernia repair has emerged in the era of laparoscopic surgery, although sporadic cases of mesh augmentation of traumatic diaphragmatic rupture have been reported. The indications for biologic meshes in diaphragmatic repair are ill defined. This systematic review aims to investigate the available evidence on the role of(More)
The clinical effects of laparoscopy in the pulmonary function of obese patients have been poorly investigated in the past. A systematic review was undertaken, with the objective to identify published evidence on pulmonary complications in laparoscopic surgery in the obese. Outcome measures included pulmonary morbidity, pulmonary infection and mortality. The(More)
Laparoscopic surgery has generated a revolution in operative medicine during the past few decades. Although strongly criticized during its early years, minimization of surgical trauma and the benefits of minimization to the patient have been brought to our attention through the efforts and vision of a few pioneers in the recent history of medicine. The(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery poses significant ergonomic limitations. Curved instruments have been developed in order to address the issue of lack of triangulation. Direct comparison between single-incision laparoscopic surgeries with conventional linear and curved instruments has not been performed to date. MEDLINE, CENTRAL and OpenGrey were(More)
We were pleased to read an outstanding study, recently published by Surgical Endoscopy [1]. Grubnik and Malynovskyy introduced a novel outcome-oriented and evidence-based classification for hiatal hernias. The authors divided a cohort of 658 patients into three groups, according to the hiatal surface area (HSA). The cut-off values of 10 and 20 cm were used(More)
The study BLaparoscopic approach to appendectomy reduces the incidence of shortand long-term post-operative bowel obstruction: systematic review and pooled analysis^ was published in a previous issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. The authors have searched for published evidence on the incidence of bowel obstruction following laparoscopic or(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is the predominant method of treatment of acute appendicitis. There is insufficient evidence on the most effective management of the appendix stump. The aim of this study was to investigate the relative effectiveness and provide a treatment ranking of different options for securing the appendix stump. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence for open groin hernia repair demonstrates less pain with bioglue mesh fixation compared with invasive methods. This study aimed to assess the short- and long-term effects of laparoscopic groin hernia repair with noninvasive and invasive mesh fixation. DATA SOURCES A systematic review of MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and OpenGrey was undertaken.(More)
BACKGROUND Measures have been taken to improve methodological quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs). This review systematically assessed the trends in volume and methodological quality of RCTs on minimally invasive surgery within a 10-year period. DATA SOURCES RCTs on minimally invasive surgery were searched in the 10 most cited general surgical(More)