Gastrointestinal Surgery

Long-term adverse events after sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass: a 7-year nationwide, observational, population-based, cohort study – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Death Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery in Obese Patients – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related Research: Association of Bariatric Surgery vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality (free study and commentaries)

 

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Adjuvant hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced colon cancer (COLOPEC): a multicentre, open-label, randomised trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

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Early TIPS with covered stents versus standard treatment for acute variceal bleeding in patients with advanced cirrhosis: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

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Effect of Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy vs Pneumatic Dilation on Symptom Severity and Treatment Outcomes Among Treatment-Naive Patients With Achalasia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free)

Commentary: Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy an Upfront Option for Achalasia – Medscape (free registration required)

 

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Hartmann’s procedure versus sigmoidectomy with primary anastomosis for perforated diverticulitis with purulent or faecal peritonitis (LADIES): a multicentre, parallel-group, randomised, open-label, superiority trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Farewell to Hartmann’s Procedure? – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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Review: Ulcerative Colitis

3 Jul, 2019 | 06:10h | UTC

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Surgical-site Infections: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Cochrane Review: Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

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Pouch Versus No Pouch Following Total Gastrectomy: Meta-analysis of Randomized and Non-randomized Studies – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Pouch Creation a Winner After Total Gastrectomy – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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Restrictive strategy versus usual care for cholecystectomy in patients with gallstones and abdominal pain (SECURE): a multicentre, randomised, parallel-arm, non-inferiority trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Applying Strict Criteria for Gallbladder Removal Doesn’t Improve Pain – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

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Colorectal Cancer Screening – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average‐risk Adults (guidelines from other organizations)

 


Ilececum: A Comprehensive Review

20 Apr, 2019 | 13:34h | UTC

Current Topics in Liver Surgery

1 Apr, 2019 | 11:32h | UTC

Management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 

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Randomized trial of oral versus enteral feeding for patients with postoperative pancreatic fistula after pancreatoduodenectomy – BJS (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

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Evaluation of the Collaborative Use of an Evidence-Based Care Bundle in Emergency Laparotomy – JAMA Surgery (free)

 

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When Is the Surgeon Too Old to Operate? – The New York Times (free)

Related: Perspective: Assessing the Performance of Aging Surgeons (free for a limited period) AND Observational Study: Age and Sex of Surgeons and Mortality of Older Surgical Patients (free study and commentary) AND The Elderly and Driving: When Is It Time to Hit the Brakes? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

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