Petachia Reissman

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PURPOSE Constipation is a common complaint; however, clinical presentation varies with each individual. The aim of this study was to assess a standard scoring system for evaluation of constipated patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS All consecutive patients with idiopathic constipation who were referred for anorectal physiologic testing were assessed. A(More)
Background: Some indications for laparoscopic bowel surgery are still controversial. However, the use of laparoscopic techniques for the treatment of benign disorders is less often challenged. Moreover, the morbidity of nonresectional procedures is less than that encountered with resectional cases. Therefore, stoma creation seems ideally suited to(More)
Background: An effort was made to assess the feasibility, safety, and outcome of laparoscopic procedures performed in patients with Crohn’s disease. Methods: A prospectively maintained laparoscopic database was analyzed regarding operation time, intra- and postoperative complications, conversion to laparotomy, and length of hospitalization. Fifty-one(More)
INTRODUCTION The routine use of a nasogastric tube after elective colorectal surgery is no longer mandatory. More recently, early feeding after laparoscopic colectomy has been shown to be safe and well tolerated. Therefore, the aim of our study was to prospectively assess the safety and tolerability of early oral feeding after elective "open" abdominal(More)
n = 5), hemorrhage ( n = 6), intraabdominal abscess ( n = 4), prolonged ileus ( n = 4), wound infection ( n = 2), anastomotic leak ( n = 1), aspiration ( n = 1), cardiac arrhythmia ( n = 1), upper intestinal bleeding ( n = 1), and postoperative small bowel obstruction ( n = 1). There were no deaths. When divided into three equal, consecutive groups, the(More)
The object of this study was to assess the outcome of laparoscopic colorectal surgery in patients >60 years of age and compare it to a younger group of patients who underwent similar procedures. All consecutive patients who underwent a laparoscopic or laparoscopic-assisted procedure were evaluated. The parameters analyzed included gender, indication for(More)
BACKGROUND An effort was made to assess the feasibility, safety, and outcome of laparoscopic procedures performed in patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS A prospectively maintained laparoscopic database was analyzed regarding operation time, intra- and postoperative complications, conversion to laparotomy, and length of hospitalization.Fifty-one(More)
PURPOSE A survey was undertaken to assess the impact of laparoscopy on the practice of colorectal surgery. METHODS A total of 1,520 questionnaires were mailed to all members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; 635 (42 percent) surgeons responded, 50 percent, and indicated that one questionnaire represented their entire group practice. (More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to prospectively assess the results of our first 140 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic or laparoscopic-assisted colorectal operations. METHODS The parameters studied included the type and length of procedure, intra- and postoperative complications, conversion to open surgery, and length of ileus and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic surgery in the treatment of various upper and lower gastrointestinal disorders is still under investigation. However, a variety of laparoscopic procedures may be applied in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). PATIENTS AND METHODS We present our initial results of laparoscopic and laparoscopic-assisted(More)