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OBJECTIVE A prospective randomized multicenter study was performed to assess whether the results of pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) equal those of the standard Whipple (SW) operation, especially with respect to duration of surgery, blood loss, hospital stay, delayed gastric emptying (DGE), and survival. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA PPPD has(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to prospectively investigate how mini-incision donor nephrectomy (MIDN) and laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) affected the donor's quality of life and fatigue. METHODS Forty-five donors underwent MIDN and 55 donors underwent LDN. Quality of life and fatigue were recorded preoperatively and four times during(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a prospective randomized study to assess postoperative morbidity and pancreatic function after pancreaticoduodenectomy with pancreaticojejunostomy and duct occlusion without pancreaticojejunostomy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Postoperative complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy are largely due to leakage of the pancreaticoenterostomy.(More)
INTRODUCTION Complications of oesophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction include leakage and stenosis, which may be due to compromised microvascular blood flow (MBF) in gastric tissue. We recently demonstrated that decreased MBF could be improved perioperatively by topical administration of nitroglycerin. The aim of the present study was to investigate(More)
BACKGROUND The introduction of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has encouraged the development of less invasive open techniques. Aim of the present study was to compare short-term outcomes between contemporary cohorts of donors who underwent either mini-incision open or laparoscopic kidney donation. METHODS From May 2001 to September 2004 data of all(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate prognostic factors and tumor staging in patients after esophagectomy for cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Several reports have questioned the appropriateness of the sixth edition of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM guidelines for staging esophageal cancer. Additional pathologic characteristics, besides the 3 basic(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Among patients treated with surgery alone, liver metastasis occurs in up to 50%, peritoneal recurrence in 25%, and local recurrence occurs in 50-80% of all patients who underwent resection. Even after a macroscopically curative resection, tumour cells might be(More)
Endoscopic techniques have contributed to early recovery and increased quality of life (QOL) of live kidney donors. However, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) may have its limitations, and hand-assisted retroperitoneoscopic donor nephrectomy (HARP) has been introduced, mainly as a potentially safer alternative. In a randomized fashion, we explored the(More)
Between January 2004 and February 2006, 109 patients after intentionally curative surgery for oesophageal or gastric cardia cancer were randomised to standard follow-up of surgeons at the outpatient clinic (standard follow-up; n=55) or by regular home visits of a specialist nurse (nurse-led follow-up; n=54). Longitudinal data on generic (EuroQuol-5D,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) has been associated with delayed graft function compared with open donor nephrectomy (ODN). We have recently shown that the adverse effect of pneumoperitoneum (PP) on hemodynamics could be prevented by a new fluid regime. The aim of this study was to test the effect of this fluid regime on the(More)