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Five- to eight-year outcome of the first laparoscopic nissen fundoplications
The operative mortality and morbidity of laparoscopic fundoplication are lower than for the open procedure. Questions have been raised regarding its long-term durability. One hundred seventy-oneExpand
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Dysphagia and quality of life after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in patients with and without prostetic reinforcement of the hiatal crura
BackgroundRecurrent hiatal hernia with or without intrathoracic wrap migration (“slipping Nissen”) is one of the most common complications after laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF). Therefore,Expand
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Antireflux surgery. Indications, preoperative evaluation, and outcome.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is an extremely common disorder. Many patients require lifelong medical therapy for symptom control. In patients being considered for antireflux surgery,Expand
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Dilation after fundoplication: timing, frequency, indications, and outcome.
BACKGROUND Dysphagia frequently develops shortly after fundoplication but is usually self-limited. This is an evaluation of the timing, frequency, indications, and outcome of dilation afterExpand
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[Quality of life after laparoscopic antireflux surgery--Nissen fundoplication].
PURPOSE During the last few years there has been an increasing interest in evaluating quality of life (QOL) data regarding surgical treatment. METHODS The present study comments the efficacy ofExpand
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Respiratory symptoms in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease following medical therapy and following antireflux surgery.
BACKGROUND It is not known whether antireflux surgery is more effective than medical therapy to control respiratory symptoms (RS) in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS In 21 GERDExpand
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Comorbidity of Aerophagia in GERD Patients: Outcome of Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
Background : While there is evidence that physiological data correlate poorly with quality-of-life data or patient-perceived symptom severity, most outcome studies of antireflux surgery still referExpand
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Cost-effectiveness and Budget Impact of Obesity Surgery in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Three European Countries(II)
BackgroundThis study aimed to establish a payer-perspective cost-effectiveness and budget impact model of adjustable gastric banding (AGB) and gastric bypass (GBP) vs. conventional treatment (CT) inExpand
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Outcome of laparoscopic antireflux surgery in patients with nonerosive reflux disease
As many as 50% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have no endoscopic evidence of esophagitis (EGD negative). Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (LARS) provides effective symptomaticExpand
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Redo laparoscopic surgery for achalasia
BackgroundOperative treatment of achalasia can fail in 10% to 15% of patients. No information is available on the outcome of laparoscopic reoperation for achalasia.MethodsData from patientsExpand
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