M. V. Launay-Savary

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GOAL Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is performed in certain circumstances after failure of gastric banding. The goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of first-line gastric banding on the morbidity associated with secondary LSG for obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS The case records of 102 consecutive patients undergoing LSG were studied(More)
The present "point of view" tries to assess the state of the art in 2008 on the role of mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery. The case of bowel preparation has been questioned by several meta-analyses of small randomized trials, suggesting also its detrimental effect in terms of anastomotic leaks. In 2007 two large trials were published(More)
Non-traumatic abdominal pathology is one of the most common reasons for consultation in emergency care services. Abdominal pain is the presenting symptom for many diseases, which often requires urgent care. Clinical history and physical examination are rarely sufficient to establish a definite diagnosis and imaging is usually necessary. The choice of(More)
INTRODUCTION Enhanced recovery programs (ERP) are no longer questionable in the management of patients undergoing surgery. However, there is some doubt as to their feasibility and efficacy in the elderly. Our goal was to systematically review the evidence-based literature concerning the feasibility of ERP in elderly patients undergoing colorectal surgery.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the magnitude of the morbidity related to the system used for gastric banding Methods Between January 1997 and December 2004, 286 consecutive patients underwent laparoscopic gastric banding (LAGB) in one center. We used 4 models of LapBand 9.75, 10, 11 and Vanguard with pars flacida route. Recalibration of band was performed in our(More)
Abdominal prophylactic drainage in digestive surgery was considered until recently as a dogma. But randomised controlled trials have questioned the routine use of abdominal drain in elective surgery. The aim of this review was to assess the usefulness of abdominal prophylactic drainage according to the concept of evidence-based medicine by analysing(More)
OBJECTIVE The interest in geriatric surgery is on the increase because of the ageing of the population. Our study reviewed the results of a non- specialised unit. Method 54 octogenarians underwent digestive surgery including visceral resection. Cancer predominated the indications (80%). RESULTS The patients exhibited cardiovascular (87%), endocrine(More)
Hand washing is required to prevent nosocomial infection. We reviewed the literature, analyzing controlled randomized trials providing the best level of evidence. The different products and techniques evaluated in these trials are detailed. Compliance with hand washing protocols is also discussed.
The main problem in management of elderly patients who present to the emergency department with abdominal pain is related to difficulties in establishing a diagnosis, because of frequently impaired communication as well as to unusual clinical and laboratory presentations, resulting in delayed management. Early use of pertinent imaging may reduce this delay.(More)