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OBJECTIVE A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled multicenter trial was undertaken in 205 patients treated with total gastrectomy for gastric malignancies to evaluate whether local antimicrobial measures reduce the incidence of esophagojejunal anastomotic leakage. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Anastomotic leakage of the esophagojejunostomy(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) on survival relative to resection alone in patients with radical resection of colorectal liver metastases. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Nearly 40% to 50% of all patients with colorectal carcinoma develop liver metastases. Curative resection results in a 5-year survival rate of 25% to(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of bacteria on the development of anastomotic insufficiency following gastrectomy in the rat. Fifty-seven male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to three groups and subjected to gastrectomy. Group I (n = 20) was orally inoculated with 10(9) Pseudomonas aeroginosa organisms on postoperative day 1. Group(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Tumor size and location are the major influences on the practicality of a laparoscopic operation. Visual control of the operating field is important for isolation and ligation of blood vessels and bile ducts after selective liver dissection by suitable techniques such as the water-jet dissector. METHODOLOGY We carried out laparoscopic(More)
BACKGROUND No standard treatment for locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) is defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS Within a multi-centre, randomised phase II trial, 95 patients with LAPC were assigned to three different chemoradiotherapy (CRT) regimens: patients received conventionally fractionated radiotherapy of 50 Gy and were randomised to concurrent(More)
In a porcine endotoxin shock model employing a continuous intravenous administration of Salmonella abortus equi endotoxin the cardiorespiratory and metabolic parameters were studied with main emphasis on the effect of hemofiltration (HF) as the only therapeutical measurement on the enhancement of survival time. Arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites Thromboxan(More)
Background: The surgical management of gallbladder cancer is controversial, especially as to the indications for reoperation, extended resection, and aggressive treatment in advanced tumor stages. Methods: Records and follow-ups of 127 patients with gallbladder carcinoma who underwent surgery between 1980 and 1997 were examined according to the pTNM and(More)
In a prospective study 116 patients underwent liver resection. Three different resection techniques, blunt dissection (n = 61), ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA) (n = 27) and jet-cutter (n = 28) were compared. Speed of resection, blood loss, transfusion rate, liver hilus clamping time and tissue damage were evaluated on the basis of area of transected liver(More)
Budd-Chiari syndrome is characterized by obstruction of the hepatic venous outflow tract. Therapeutic options for chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome are limited. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman who presented with recurrence of chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome with total obstruction of all major hepatic veins. Due to worsening liver function over the course(More)
BACKGROUND We intend to give an overview of our experiences with the implementation of a new dissection technique in open and laparoscopic surgery. METHODS Our database comprises a total of 950 patients who underwent liver resection. Three hundred and fifty of them were performed exceptionally with the water-jet dissector. Forty-one laparoscopic partial(More)