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American College of Surgeons

94th Annual Clinical Congress

October 12 - 16, 2008San Francisco, CA
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Esophageal stenting possibly appropriate as primary therapy for esophageal anastomotic leaks, perforations, study findings suggest

Saturday, October 18, 2008 | Comments

By Courtneay Parsons

Results of a recent retrospective study suggest that early intervention with esophageal stenting may be an appropriate approach to the management of esophageal anastomotic leaks ...[more] Locked

Cystic pancreatic lesions identified with increasing frequency as result of widespread use of imaging; researchers provide guidance for their diagnosis, management

Saturday, October 18, 2008 | Comments

By Courtneay Parsons

In recent years, cystic lesions of the pancreas have been encountered with increasing frequency, at least in part because of the increasingly widespread use of abdominal imaging. ...[more] Locked

Controversy surrounds treatment of hepatopancreatobiliary malignancies

Monday, October 20, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

The prognosis of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma treated with surgical resection alone is poor, but the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation in such patients remains ...[more] Locked

Weight loss prior to gastric bypass surgery improves outcomes in very obese patients, data indicate

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Comments

By Courtneay Parsons

In very obese patients scheduled to undergo gastric bypass surgery, preoperative weight loss with a very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) may improve postoperative outcomes, according to ...[more] Locked

Hyperspectral imaging may complement traditional techniques used to evaluate lower extremity revascularization, study suggests

Monday, October 20, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) may be a useful adjunct to traditional techniques for the evaluation of patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD) undergoing surgical revascularization, new data suggest.

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Researchers measure survival following emergent resection for colon cancer

Monday, October 20, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

The presence of perforation or obstruction at presentation is associated with a significantly decreased 5-year survival rate in patients undergoing emergent resection of colon cancer, researchers report.

"A large proportion of colon cancer ...[more] Locked

Experts evaluate strategies for management of recurrent inguinal hernias

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Comments

By Courtneay Parsons

The optimal approach to managing recurrent inguinal hernias remains a controversial topic, but a successful strategy must consider the primary repair performed, the patient's presentation, and the ...[more] Locked

Researchers evaluate predictors of re-excision, residual disease in women with close, positive margins following partial mastectomy

Friday, October 17, 2008 | Comments

By Courtneay Parsons

Among women who present with a close or positive margin following partial mastectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or invasive cancer, histology and margin status strongly ...[more] Locked

Rapid weight loss can lead to internal hernia after laparoscopic gastric bypass

Monday, October 20, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

Rapid excess weight loss following laparoscopic gastric bypass (LGB) surgery is associated with an increased risk of internal hernia (IH), researchers report.

"IH is one of the more acute and potentially devastating complications after LGB," ...[more] Locked

Early biomarkers may predict organ injury following cardiac surgery

Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

Levels of inflammatory cytokines and neutrophil-gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) measured several hours after complex cardiac surgery identify patients at increased risk of ...[more] Locked

Obesity paradoxically protective against adverse surgical outcomes

Friday, October 17, 2008 | Comments

By David MacDougall

Overweight status and obesity are associated with a decreased risk of 30-day mortality in patients who undergo nonbariatric general surgery, researchers report.

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