Kristopher P Croome

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OBJECTIVE To directly compare the oncologic outcomes of TLPD and OPD in the setting of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. BACKGROUND Total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (TLPD) has been demonstrated to be feasible and may have several potential advantages over open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD), including lower blood loss and shorter hospital stay.(More)
Major vascular resection when necessary for margin control during pancreaticoduodenectomy is relatively universal with perioperative and oncological outcomes that are similar to those of patients undergoing a PD without venous involvement. The present study compares total laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (TLPD) versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD)(More)
The long-term outcomes of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) vs. surgical resection in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remain controversial. One thousand sixty-one cirrhotic HCC patients were included into a retrospective study. Four hundred thirteen received RFA and 648 received surgical resection. Overall (OS), recurrence-free (RFS), and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare laparoscopic hepatic resection (LHR) with open hepatic resection (OHR) for benign and malignant tumors. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, CENTRAL, and EMBASE databases were searched for relevant studies published between January 1, 1998, and May 1, 2009. STUDY SELECTION Studies clearly documenting a comparison of LHR with OHR for benign and(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical perspective on hepatic growth is limited. The goal of the present study was to compare hepatic hypertrophy and the kinetic growth rate(KGR) in patients after the ALPPS (Associating Liver Partition with Portal Vein Ligation for Staged Hepatectomy) procedure, portal vein embolization (PVE) and living donor liver transplantation. (More)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in preoperative staging, cancer of the pancreatic head is frequently found to be unresectable at laparotomy. We sought to identify potential areas of improvement in preoperative staging. METHODS We performed a retrospective institutional review of patients referred for resection of cancer of the pancreatic head over a 2-year(More)
BACKGROUND Basic telesurgical manoeuvres were conducted with signal delays. METHODS Eight test subjects conducted four manoeuvres. Time delays of 0-1000 ms were investigated. Time to task completion and error rate were recorded in sequential delays of 0-600 ms. Additionally, blinded random delays of 0-1000 ms were studied. RESULTS In the sequential(More)
BACKGROUND Meticulous selection of patients who can undergo the associating liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS) procedure safely will be paramount to minimize the associated morbidity and mortality. METHODS We collected data prospectively on 14 consecutive patients who underwent the ALPPS procedure for planned(More)
BACKGROUND Telesurgery was performed with ground vs. satellite networks, and differing satellite bandwidths. METHODS The networks were compared during internal mammary artery (LIMA) dissection in pigs (n = 8). Length of LIMA dissected and surgical quality (five-point scale) were recorded. Also, satellite bandwidth was decreased (n = 7) to determine a(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence in patients undergoing liver transplantation (LT) with donation after brain death (DBD) and donation after cardiac death (DCD) allografts has not previously been investigated. Rates and patterns of HCC recurrences were investigated in patients undergoing DBD (N = 1633) and DCD (N = 243) LT between 2003 and 2012. LT(More)