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Minimally Invasive Surgery I
Endoscopic sclerotherapy as compared with endoscopic ligation for bleeding esophageal varices.
Patients with cirrhosis who have bleeding esophageal varices have fewer treatment-related complications and better survival rates when they are treated by esphageal ligation than when they were treated by sclerotherapy. Expand
Transoral, flexible endoscopic suturing for treatment of GERD: a multicenter trial.
Endoscopic gastroplasty is associated with reduced symptoms and medication use at 6 month follow-up in patients with uncomplicated GERD and demonstrated procedural efficacy during and after the procedure. Expand
Portal hypertension and variceal bleeding: An AASLD single topic symposium
A single topic workshop combining a two-day symposium on liver microcirculation in health and diseases followed by a two day consensus workshop on portal hypertension and variceal bleeding was held to identify areas of critical importance in the understanding and treatment of portal hypertension. Expand
Frailty predicts increased hospital and six-month healthcare cost following colorectal surgery in older adults.
A simple, brief preoperative frailty assessment accurately forecasts increased surgical hospital costs and postdischarge to 6-month healthcare costs after colorectal operations in older adults. Expand
Slower Walking Speed Forecasts Increased Postoperative Morbidity and 1-Year Mortality across Surgical Specialties
Regardless of operation performed, the Timed Up and Go compared favorably to the more complex risk calculators at forecasting postoperative complications. Expand
Single-step EUS-guided transmural drainage of simple and complicated pancreatic pseudocysts.
Single-step EUS-guided transmural drainage with large endoprostheses is a safe and effective therapy for patients with simple and complicated pancreatic pseudocysts. Expand
Insulation failure in laparoscopic instruments
One in five reusable laparoscopic instruments has insulation failure; a finding that is not altered by whether the hospital routinely checks for insulation defects, and disposable instruments have a lower incidence of insulation failure. Expand
Photodynamic therapy with porfimer sodium versus thermal ablation therapy with Nd:YAG laser for palliation of esophageal cancer: a multicenter randomized trial.
Photodynamic therapy with porfimer sodium has overall equal efficacy to Nd:YAG laser thermal ablation for palliation of dysphagia in esophageal cancer, and equal or better objective tumor response rate. Expand
Management of duodenal and pancreaticobiliary perforations associated with periampullary endoscopic procedures.
Most endoscopic PB/D perforations can be successfully managed without operation and, clinical indices are most predictive in determining the need for surgery. Expand