Tag: laparoscopy

1. After clinical staging, one-third of cervical cancer patients were upstaged (found to have nodal or peritoneal spread) on laparoscopy. 2. Laparoscopic staging of advanced cervical cancer had low rates of complications and did not significantly delay initiation of chemoradiation. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)     Study Rundown: While the incidence of cervical...
1. Scripted mental practice training improved jejunojejunostomy completion, an advanced bariatric laparoscopic procedure, even when faced with a crisis scenario. 2. There was no effect on stress levels or non-technical skills using mental practice scripts Evidence Rating: Level 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Laparoscopic simulation training has quickly become a core...
1. In older patients with colorectal cancer, laparoscopic surgery (LAP) resulted in overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), and cancer-specific survival (CSS) did not differ significantly when compared to more invasive open surgery (OP). 2. Colon cancer patients who underwent LAP experienced reduced morbidity and surgical complication events when compared...
1. No difference in post-operative pain or its effect on quality of life was observed when comparing robotic laparoscopy with conventional laparoscopy for gynecologic procedures. 2. Robotic-assisted surgeries were significantly longer than conventional laparoscopic surgeries. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Robotic-assisted laparoscopic gynecologic surgery has become increasingly popular. The technique...
1. When compared to epidural pain control, patient controlled analgesia was associated with better outcomes and pain control in laparoscopic colorectal surgery patients. 2. Epidural analgesia slowed recovery without providing any additional benefit.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Pain control is one of the cornerstones of post-operative patient care. Evidence...
1. Researchers found significant variation in utilization of minimally invasive surgery in US hospitals.  2. Urban and not-for-profit hospitals were found to be high users of minimally invasive surgery.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)             Study Rundown: Existing literature has shown that for certain surgeries, minimally invasive surgical...
Image: PD 1. Robot-assisted colectomies had equivalent clinical outcomes compared to laparoscopic approach, but had higher overall higher overall hospitalization costs Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: The use of robotic surgery may address the technical challenges associated with laparoscopic surgery such as the loss of stereoscopic vision. To date, only...