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BACKGROUND Case series suggest that laparoscopic peritoneal lavage might be a promising alternative to sigmoidectomy in patients with perforated diverticulitis. We aimed to assess the superiority of laparoscopic lavage compared with sigmoidectomy in patients with purulent perforated diverticulitis, with respect to overall long-term morbidity and mortality.(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain is a severe complication of mesh-based inguinal hernia repair. Its perceived risk varies widely in the literature. The current objectives are to review the incidence, severity, and consequences of chronic pain and its etiologies. DATA SOURCES A multi-database systematic search was conducted for prospective trials on mesh-based(More)
BACKGROUND The results of a randomized clinical trial comparing the Lichtenstein procedure, mesh plug repair, and the Prolene Hernia System provided a database for analyzing chronic pain after anterior mesh hernia repair to determine the characteristics and identify risk factors. STUDY DESIGN A total of 334 patients with primary inguinal hernia were(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients with peritoneally metastasized colorectal cancer has improved significantly with the introduction of cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS + HIPEC). Although a macroscopically complete resection is achieved in nearly every patient, recurrence rates are high. This study aims to(More)
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery durations vary considerably because of differences in surgical procedures and patient factors. We studied the effects on patient outcomes, teamwork and safety climate, and procedure durations resulting from working with operating room (OR) teams that remain fixed for the day instead of OR teams that vary during the day. (More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pain is an important adverse event following inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this trial was to compare postoperative pain within the first 3 months and 1 year after surgery in patients undergoing open mesh inguinal hernia repair using either a self-gripping lightweight polyester mesh or a polypropylene lightweight mesh fixed with(More)
BACKGROUND The open preperitoneal approach in inguinal hernia repair might have the benefit of a mesh in the preferred space without the disadvantages of an endoscopic procedure. METHODS A total of 172 patients with primary inguinal hernia were randomized to undergo the open preperitoneal Kugel or the standard open anterior Lichtenstein procedure in a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks in patients with chronic pain after herniorrhaphy, by comparing nerve stimulator and ultrasound guidance to administer the block. METHODS A total of 43 patients who received nerve blocks for chronic inguinal post-herniorrhaphy pain received(More)
BACKGROUND Sleeve gastrectomy is being performed increasingly in Europe. Data on long-term outcome would be helpful in defining the role of sleeve gastrectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric procedure. METHODS Medical charts of all patients who underwent a primary sleeve gastrectomy at the(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, excellent results are reported on laparoscopic lavage in patients with purulent perforated diverticulitis as an alternative for sigmoidectomy and ostomy.The objective of this study is to determine whether LaparOscopic LAvage and drainage is a safe and effective treatment for patients with purulent peritonitis (LOLA-arm) and to determine(More)