Tag: gastrectomy

1. Patients undergoing laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer have better postoperative outcomes when compared to those undergoing traditional open distal gastrectomy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) The use of multiple treatment modalities, including surgery, forms the current standard of care in the management of locally advanced gastric cancer....
Identification of patients and plaques vulnerable to future coronary events with near-infrared spectroscopy intravascular ultrasound imaging: a prospective, cohort study 1. NIRS imaging in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization for suspected coronary artery disease can be used in identifying high-risk non-culprit lesions contributing to future major adverse coronary events.  Evidence Rating Level:...
1. In this randomized clinical trial, three-year disease-free survival rates were similar for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer treated with laparoscopic vs. open distal gastrectomy. 2. Overall survival and cumulative incidence of recurrence rates over the 3-year period did not differ between the two groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...
1. In this randomized clinical trial, three-year disease-free survival rates were similar for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer treated with laparoscopic vs. open distal gastrectomy. 2. Overall survival and cumulative incidence of recurrence rates over the 3-year period did not differ between the two groups. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...
Gastric cancer is typically treated with surgical resection followed by chemotherapy. Peritoneal metastasis, caused by direct cancer cell dissemination, is the most common pattern of postoperative recurrence; the prognosis of patients with peritoneal metastasis is very poor. Extensive intraoperative peritoneal lavage (EIPL) is one strategy that has been developed...
Image: PD 1. The ability to identify surgeons with high mortality rates is poor in surgical specialties with low overall procedure numbers.  2. Solutions to the reporting bias created by low case numbers include: using data from care units rather than individual surgeons in statistical analysis, identifying common negative postoperative outcomes,...