Tag: laparoscopic

1. Among patients receiving laparoscopic antireflux surgery, 17.7% experienced recurrent GERD requiring medication or secondary antireflux surgery 2. Factors associated with recurrence included older age, female sex, and comorbidity. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common diagnosis affecting 10 to 20% of adult patients in...
Image: PD  1.   One-on-one instructor feedback improved the virtual-reality laparoscopic (VRL) performance of students with low initial scores.  2.   Students using VRL for the first time show widely disparate performance levels.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Virtual-reality laparoscopic software, when used as a training tool, has been successful in improving live...
Image: PD 1. Postoperative mortality and multiple morbidity factors including pulmonary, wound and infectious complications were reduced following laparoscopic splenectomy compared to an open procedure.  2. Open splenectomy patients were at higher risk of needing packed red blood cell transfusions during their operations, despite the fact that laparoscopic splenectomies tended to...
Image: PD 1.    Perioperative complications occur in 9% of patients undergoing laparoscopic repair of ventral incisional hernias vs. only 2% in open repairs. 2.    Recurrence rate was similar between laparoscopic and open repairs. 3.    Median blood loss and number of patients receiving wound drains were higher in open repairs. 4.    Median length of...