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Incisional ventral hernias: review of the literature and recommendations regarding the grading and technique of repair.
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A novel hernia grading system based on risk factor characteristics of the patient and the wound is proposed so that surgeons may better assess each patient's risk for surgical-site occurrences and thereby select the appropriate surgical technique, repair material, and overall clinical approach for the patient. Expand
Transversus abdominis muscle release: a novel approach to posterior component separation during complex abdominal wall reconstruction.
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The novel technique for posterior component separation was associated with a low perioperative morbidity and a low recurrence rate, and transversus abdominis muscle release may be an important addition to the armamentarium of surgeons undertaking major abdominal wall reconstructions. Expand
Modified hernia grading scale to stratify surgical site occurrence after open ventral hernia repairs.
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Modification of the VHWG grading scale into a 3-level grading system would significantly improve the accuracy of predicting SSO after open ventral hernia repair. Expand
Endoscopic versus open component separation in complex abdominal wall reconstruction.
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The endoscopic approach may be the ideal technique for complex abdominal wall reconstruction after patients undergoing open or endoscopic component separation have similar rates of recurrence. Expand
Prospective study of single-stage repair of contaminated hernias using a biologic porcine tissue matrix: the RICH Study.
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The use of the intact, non-cross-linked, porcine, acellular dermal matrix, Strattice, in the repair of contaminated VIH in high-risk patients allowed for successful, single-stage reconstruction in >70% of patients followed for 24 months after repair. Expand
Predictive factors for conversion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
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Obese patients with acute cholecystitis undergoing laparoscopic choleCystectomy have an increased chance of conversion and patients with multiple comorbid diseases undergoing nonelective laparoscope chole Cystectomy are more likely to require conversion. Expand
A 5-Year Clinical Experience With Single-Staged Repairs of Infected and Contaminated Abdominal Wall Defects Utilizing Biologic Mesh
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Despite the high rate of wound morbidity associated with single-staged reconstruction of contaminated fields, it can safely be performed with biologic mesh reinforcement, and the long-term durability seems to be less favorable. Expand
Use of acellular dermal matrix for complicated ventral hernia repair: does technique affect outcomes?
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It is demonstrated that the method in which AlloDerm is used in abdominal wall reconstruction has a significant impact on recurrence rates and should be used only as a reinforcement after primary fascial reappoximation. Expand
Design and initial implementation of HerQLes: a hernia-related quality-of-life survey to assess abdominal wall function.
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It is believed HerQLes is potentially a valuable tool to assess patient-centered abdominal wall functional improvements after VHR, and quality-of-life is an important component of surgical management of ventral hernias. Expand
Open ventral hernia repair with component separation.
TLDR
This method adheres to the literature-supported principles of a tension-free midline fascial closure with wide mesh overlap of mesh positioned in a sublay position and supports a low recurrence rate and reduced wound morbidity. Expand
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