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Safety and Efficacy of Bedside Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement in the COVID-19 Era: Initial Experience at a New York City Hospital.

Mariana Vigiola Cruz, Omar Bellorin, Vesh Srivatana, Cheguevara Afaneh,

INTRODUCTION:Acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) is common in critically ill patients with COVID-19. Unparalleled numbers of patients with AKI and shortage of dialysis machines and operative resources prompted consideration of expanded use of urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) and evaluation of the safety and efficacy of bedside ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2464-2470]

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A 16-year Longitudinal Cohort Study of Incidence and Bacteriology of Necrotising Fasciitis in England.

David M S Bodansky, Irena Begaj, Felicity Evison, Mark Webber, Ciaran B Woodman, Olga N Tucker,

BACKGROUND:Necrotising fasciitis (NF) is a rapidly progressive, destructive soft tissue infection with high mortality. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and mortality of NF amongst patients admitted to English National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. The secondary aims included the identification of risk factors for mortality ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2580-2591]

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Nationwide Analysis of Urinary Retention Following Inguinal Hernia Repair: Results from the National Prospective Hernia Registry.

Farouk Drissi, Jean-François Gillion, Antoine Roquilly, François Luyckx, Emilie Duchalais, ,

BACKGROUND:Urinary retention is one of the most common early postoperative complications following inguinal hernia repair (IHR). The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of postoperative urinary retention (POUR) and to identify associated risk factors. METHOD:Data of consecutive patients undergoing IHR from 2011 to 2017 were collected from ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2638-2646]

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Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affect Perioperative Complications? A Retrospective Study Using a Modified NSQIP Database.

Mohamad Abdulhai, AlHasan Sedeeq, Dmitry Neponmayshy,

BACKGROUND:Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to increased perioperative complications. The National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP), which is the leading outcomes-based patient database, does not report OSA as a comorbidity. Therefore, we started recording the patient's OSA status as part of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center's (LHMC) NSQIP ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2609-2613]

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Comparison of Lobectomy and Total Thyroidectomy in Unilateral Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma Patients with Ipsilateral Lateral Lymph Node Metastasis Without Gross Extrathyroidal Extension.

Jianlu Song, Wangwang Qiu, Ting Yan, Bo Wu, Minggao Guo, Youben Fan, Zhili Yang,

BACKGROUND:Lateral lymph node metastasis (LLNM) occurs in a few of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) cases by the time of diagnosis. Total thyroidectomy (TT) is recommended in the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines as the initial surgical procedure for thyroid carcinoma patients with clinically apparent cervical lymph node metastasis. However, none ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2677-2684]

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Mid-Term and Long-Term Impact of Permanent Hypoparathyroidism After Total Thyroidectomy.

Guillermo Ponce de León-Ballesteros, Carlos Bonilla-Ramírez, Francisco Javier Hernández-Calderón, Juan Pablo Pantoja-Millán, Mauricio Sierra-Salazar, David Velázquez-Fernández, Miguel F Herrera,

BACKGROUND:Permanent hypoparathyroidism (PH) is the most frequent long-term complication after total thyroidectomy. PH is related to many short-term and long-term complications, including clinical manifestations of hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia due to overtreatment, hyperphosphatemia, gastrointestinal, neuropsychiatric symptoms, decrease in renal function and infectious complications. The aim of this study was to identify the ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2692-2698]

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Safety of Major Abdominal Operations in the Elderly: A Study of Geriatric-Specific Determinants of Health.

Allison N Martin, Darian L Hoagland, Florence E Turrentine, R Scott Jones, Victor M Zaydfudim,

BACKGROUND:Preoperative assessment of geriatric-specific determinants of health may enhance perioperative risk stratification among elderly patients. This study examines effects of geriatric-specific variables on postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing elective major abdominal operations. METHODS:Patients included in the ACS NSQIP pilot Geriatric Surgery Research File program who underwent elective pancreatic, liver, and ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2592-2600]

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Letter to the Editor: Emergency Department Versus Operating Suite Intubation in Operative Trauma Patients: Does Location Matter?

Evander Meneses, Dessy Boneva, Mark McKenney, Adel Elkbuli,

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2819-2820]

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Expectant Management of Patients with Ventral Hernias: 3 Years of Follow-up.

Alexander C Martin, Nicole B Lyons, Karla Bernardi, Julie L Holihan, Deepa V Cherla, Juan R Flores, Lillian Huang, Alexis Milton, Puja Shah, Lillian S Kao, Tien C Ko, Mike K Liang,

BACKGROUND:The safety and effectiveness of expectant management (e.g., watchful waiting or initially managing non-operatively) for patients with a ventral hernia is unknown. We report our 3-year results of a prospective cohort of patients with ventral hernias who underwent expectant management. METHODS:A hernia clinic at an academic safety-net hospital was used ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2572-2579]

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Retrospective Analysis of Outcomes Following Percutaneous Cholecystostomy for Acute Cholecystitis.

L L Kuan, T Oyebola, A Mavilakandy, A R Dennison, G Garcea,

BACKGROUND:Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is often performed for patients with acute cholecystitis who are too high risk for cholecystectomy. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the outcomes of this cohort of patients over a 5-year period. METHODS:A retrospective analysis of all patients treated with PC for acute cholecystitis ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2557-2561]

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An Update on Foley Catheter Balloon Tamponade for Penetrating Neck Injuries.

Matthias Scriba, Deidre McPherson, Sorin Edu, Andrew Nicol, Pradeep Navsaria,

BACKGROUND:Foley catheter balloon tamponade (FCBT) for bleeding penetrating neck injuries (PNIs) is effective. This study aims to audit the technique and outcomes of FCBT. METHODS:Adult patients with PNIs requiring FCBT presenting to Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) within a 22-month study period were prospectively captured on an approved electronic registry. Retrospective ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2647-2655]

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A Novel Parameter Identified Using Indocyanine Green Fluorescence Angiography may Contribute to Predicting Anastomotic Leakage in Gastric Cancer Surgery.

Mikito Mori, Kiyohiko Shuto, Atsushi Hirano, Chihiro Kosugi, Kazuo Narushima, Isamu Hosokawa, Masafumi Fujino, Masato Yamazaki, Hiroaki Shimizu, Keiji Koda,

BACKGROUND:Anastomotic leak is one of the most serious postoperative complications, and intraoperative adequate perfusion plays a key role in preventing its development in gastric cancer surgery. This study aimed to investigate the relationships between anastomotic leak and the parameters defined by an assessment of intraoperative anastomotic perfusion using a near-infrared ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2699-2708]

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A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial of Pre-incision Wound Infiltration Using Diclofenac Versus Bupivacaine for Post-operative Pain Relief in Open Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery.

Jing Wen Loh, Nur Aishah Taib, Yew Teik Cheong, Tin Su Tin,

BACKGROUND:Pre-incision wound infiltration using NSAID is an alternative method to manage post-operative pain in surgery. It is postulated that NSAID delivered peripherally exerts efficient analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect with minimal systemic complication. This study explored the efficacy of using diclofenac for wound infiltration in open thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy as compared ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2656-2666]

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The Decreasing Incidence of Acute Appendicitis During COVID-19: A Retrospective Multi-centre Study.

James Tankel, Aner Keinan, Ori Blich, Michael Koussa, Brigitte Helou, Shahaf Shay, Diaa Zugayar, Alon Pikarsky, Haggi Mazeh, Ram Spira, Petachia Reissman,

BACKGROUND:As the novel coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) spreads, a decrease in the number of patients with acute appendicitis (AA) has been noted in our institutions. The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and severity of AA before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. METHODS:A retrospective cohort analysis was ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2458-2463]

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Consensus Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Neonatal Intestinal Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations.

Mary E Brindle, Caraline McDiarmid, Kristin Short, Kathleen Miller, Ali MacRobie, Jennifer Y K Lam, Megan Brockel, Mehul V Raval, Alexandra Howlett, Kyong-Soon Lee, Martin Offringa, Kenneth Wong, David de Beer, Tomas Wester, Erik D Skarsgard, Paul W Wales, Annie Fecteau, Beth Haliburton, Susan M Goobie, Gregg Nelson,

BACKGROUND:Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society guidelines integrate evidence-based practices into multimodal care pathways that have improved outcomes in multiple adult surgical specialties. There are currently no pediatric ERAS® Society guidelines. We created an ERAS® guideline designed to enhance quality of care in neonatal intestinal resection surgery. METHODS:A multidisciplinary guideline ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2482-2492]

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See (n)One, Do (n)One, Teach (n)One: Reality of Surgical Resident Training in Germany.

T Huber, I Richardsen, C Klinger, M Mille, A A Roeth, ,

INTRODUCTION:Due to technological changes, working time restrictions and the creation of specialized centers, surgical training has changed. A competence-based learning technique of surgical skills is the sub-step practice approach, which has been proven important in nationwide opinion surveys. The aim of this prospective multi-center trial was to determine the status ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2501-2510]

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BRAFV600E Mutation is Associated with an Increased Risk of Papillary Thyroid Cancer Recurrence.

Samuel Enumah, Abbey Fingeret, Sareh Parangi, Dora Dias-Santagata, Peter M Sadow, Carrie C Lubitz,

BACKGROUND:Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common endocrine malignancy and one of the most common cancers worldwide. However, the optimal timing and frequency of surveillance to assess for recurrence remain undetermined. As the incidence of thyroid cancer continues to rise worldwide, identifying risk factors for recurrence and investigating intervals and ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2685-2691]

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Outcome of Permanent Vascular Access with Vein ≤ 2.2 mm in Diameter.

Tahir Hussain, Fareeha Farooqui,

OBJECTIVE:End-stage renal disease patients with vein diameter of ≤2.2 mm can undergo autogenous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) formation with the acceptable results. METHODS:This observational retrospective study of prospectively collected data analyzed end-stage renal disease patients with a vein diameter of ≤ 2.2 mm, who underwent AVF formation at Shifa International Hospital Islamabad from January 2009 to ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2813-2818]

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Outcome Measurement at a Ugandan Referral Hospital: Validation of the Mbarara Surgical Services Quality Assurance Database.

Gustaf Drevin, Katherine Albutt, Moris Baluku, Caleb Tuhumwiire, Hao Deng, Nicholas Musinguzi, Vicki Modest, Joseph Ngonzi, Stephen Ttendo, Paul Firth,

BACKGROUND:Five billion people lack access to surgery. Accurate and complete data have been identified as essential to the global scale-up of perioperative care. This study retrospectively validates the Mbarara Surgical Services Quality Assurance Database (SQUAD), an electronic outcomes database at a Ugandan secondary referral hospital. METHODS:SQUAD data were compared to ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2550-2556]

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Invited Commentary: Extrathyroidal Extension on Preoperative Ultrasonography of Thyroid Lesions.

Denise Carneiro-Pla, Mahsa Javid,

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2675-2676]

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Comparison of the Pediatric Resuscitation and Trauma Outcome (PRESTO) Model and Pediatric Trauma Scoring Systems in a Middle-Income Country.

Michael D Traynor, Etienne St Louis, Matthew C Hernandez, Ahmed S Alsayed, Denise B Klinkner, Robert Baird, Dan Poenaru, Victor Y Kong, Christopher R Moir, Martin D Zielinski, Grant L Laing, John L Bruce, Damian L Clarke,

BACKGROUND:The pediatric resuscitation and trauma outcome (PRESTO) model was developed to aid comparisons of risk-adjusted mortality after injury in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We sought to validate PRESTO using data from a middle-income country (MIC) trauma registry and compare its performance to the Pediatric Trauma Score (PTS), Revised Trauma ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2518-2525]

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Surgical Unmet Need in a Low-Income Area of a Metropolitan City in India: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Kranti Vora, Shahin Saiyed, Ankita R Shah, Dileep Mavalankar, Rahul M Jindal,

INTRODUCTION:We investigated the burden of surgical conditions, level of unmet needs and reasons for non-utilization of surgical services in a slum of Ahmedabad, India. METHODS:A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out from August to December 2019. Inclusion criteria was age > 14 years; any type of injury/condition that requires surgery; subject has had ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2511-2517]

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University Hospital Financial Status Does Not Influence Subjective Perception of General Surgery Residents on Training Adequacy.

Bruna Dell'Acqua Cassão, Fernando A M Herbella, Marcelo Cincotto E Dos Santos, Sarhan S Saad, Marco G Patti,

BACKGROUND:Surgical residency training is a complex and costly task. Hospital economic health is dependent on different variables, but it is especially linked to the country macroeconomics that may be extremely fluctuating, especially in underdeveloped countries. This study analyzed the correlation between a single-center university hospital financial status and subjective perception ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2495-2500]

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Development, Growth, and Maturation of Pancreatoduodenectomy Program: Future Directions.

Victor M Zaydfudim,

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2795-2796]

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Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Progress Towards Achieving Global Surgery Goals.

Dennis Mazingi, Sergio Navarro, Matthew C Bobel, Andile Dube, Chenesa Mbanje, Chris Lavy,

INTRODUCTION:In the 5 months since it began, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on health systems around the world including surgery. Competing health objectives and resource redeployment threaten to retard the scale-up of surgical services in low- and middle-income countries where access to safe, affordable and timely care is ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(8):2451-2457]

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