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Laparoscopic approach to acute abdomen from the Consensus Development Conference of the Società Italiana di Chirurgia Endoscopica e nuove tecnologie (SICE), Associazione Chirurghi Ospedalieri Italiani (ACOI), Società Italiana di Chirurgia (SIC), Società Italiana di Chirurgia d'Urgenza e del Trauma (SICUT), Società Italiana di Chirurgia nell'Ospedalità Privata (SICOP), and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES).
Agresta F, Ansaloni L, Baiocchi GL, Bergamini C, Campanile FC, Carlucci M, Cocorullo G, Corradi A, Franzato B, Lupo M, Mandalà V, Mirabella A, Pernazza G, Piccoli M, Staudacher C, Vettoretto N, Zago M, Lettieri E, Levati A, Pietrini D, Scaglione M, De Masi S, De Placido G, Francucci M, Rasi M, Fingerhut A, Uranüs S, Garattini S
Department of General Surgery, Presidio Ospedaliero di Adria, Piazza degli Etruschi, 9, 45011, Adria, RO, Italy, email@example.com.
Published 10 July 2012 in Surg Endosc, 26(8): 2134-64.
Articles on Diverticulitis published 10 July 2012:
Diverticular disease imposes a significant burden on Western and industrialized societies. The traditional pathogenesis model posits that low dietary fiber predisposes to diverticulosis, and fecalith obstruction prompts acute diverticulitis that is managed with broad-spectrum antibiotics or surgery. However, a growing body of knowledge is shifting the paradigm of diverticular disease from an acute surgical illness to a chronic bowel disorder composed of recurrent abdominal symptoms and ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Role of prophylactic ureteric stents in colorectal surgery. Asian J Endosc Surg.
Ureteric injury is a feared complication in colorectal surgery, with a reported incidence of 0.2%-7.6%. Prophylactic ureteric catheter placement has the advantage of facilitating intraoperative ureter identification and assisting in immediate injury recognition and repair. However, its use has been controversial because of fear of ureteric damage during catheter insertion and postoperative urinary complications such as obstructive oliguria and urinary tract infection. Although the exact ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Diverticulitis published 3 July 2012:
BACKGROUND: Treatment of perforated diverticulitis depends on disease severity classified according to Hinchey's preoperative classification. This study assessed the accuracy of preoperative staging of perforated diverticulitis by computerized tomography (CT) scanning. METHODS: All patients who presented with perforated diverticulitis between 1999 and 2009 in two teaching hospitals of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and in addition had a preoperative CT scan within 24 h before emergency surgery ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
CT colonography (CTC) is a robust and reliable imaging test of the colon. Accuracy for the detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is as high as conventional colonoscopy (CC). Identification of polyp is size dependent, with large lesions (≥10mm) accurately detected and small lesions (6-9mm) identified with moderate to good sensitivity. Recent studies show good sensitivity for the identification of nonpolypoid (flat) lesions as well. Current CTC indications include the evaluation of patients who ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Circulating memory B cells are considered as the main reservoir for Epstein-Barr virus. Several studies identified the presence of Epstein-Barr virus-infected B cells in the lesions of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis suggesting that colon mucosa with chronic inflammation could be a potential site of Epstein-Barr virus replication. However, whether skin could be also an Epstein-Barr virus reservoir has not yet been investigated. We used pilonidal cysts as a model of skin chronic ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Diverticulitis published 29 June 2012:
Spermatocele following kidney transplant. Am J Transplant, 12(7): 1936-7.
Lymphocele following kidney transplant is a common occurrence, but on occasion, what appears to be a lymphocele is not. We present an unusual case of a kidney transplant recipient whose presumed lymphocele was actually a spermatocele. Our patient is a 60-year-old man who is 11 years status post his second deceased donor kidney transplant. The original cause of his renal failure was poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. He was followed with this nonobstructing lymphocele for years, but wished to ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
Articles on Diverticulitis published 25 June 2012:
Factors associated with gastrointestinal perforation in a cohort of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken).
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence and risk factors for gastrointestinal (GI) perforation among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Claims from employer health insurance plans were used to identify RA patients and those hospitalized for upper or lower GI perforation. GI perforation cases were identified using both a sensitive and specific definition. A Cox model using fixed and time-varying covariateswas used to evaluate risk of GI perforation. RESULTS: Among 143,433 RA ... [Abstract] [Full-text]
The complicated duodenal diverticulum: retrospective analysis of 11 cases. Clin Imaging, 36(4): 287-94.
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