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World Journal of Surgery
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.359
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 28  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1432-2323 - ISSN (Online) 0364-2313
Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2658 journals]
  • Letter to the Editor: Development of a Rapid Intraoperative Point-of-Care
           Method Using Tissue Suspension to Differentiate Parathyroid Tissue: A
           Possible Substitute for Frozen Sections

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  • Retraction Note: Compliance with Guidelines of Enhanced Recovery After
           Surgery in Elderly Patients Undergoing Gastrectomy

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  • Letter to the Editor: Passive Versus Active Intra-abdominal Drainage
           Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Retrospective Study Using the
           American College of Surgeons NSQIP Database

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  • Letter to the Editor: The Role of Visceral Obesity, Sarcopenia, and
           Sarcopenic Obesity on Surgical Outcomes After Liver Resection for
           Colorectal Metastases

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  • ERAS Society Recommendations for Improving Perioperative Care in Low- and
           Middle-Income Countries Through Implementation of Existing Tools and
           Programs: An Urgent Need for the Surgical Safety Checklist and Enhanced
           Recovery After Surgery

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  • Authors’ Reply: Development of a Rapid Intraoperative Point-of-Care
           Method Using Tissue Suspension to Differentiate Parathyroid Tissue: A
           Possible Substitute for Frozen Sections

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  • Inspirational Women in Surgery: Professor T. S. Kanaka, MS, PhD, Asia’s
           First Woman Neurosurgeon

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  • Combined Resections for Synchronous Colorectal Liver Metastases: Are Two
           Teams Better than One'

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  • We Asked the Experts: Surgical Ergonomics: Stop Suffering in Silence

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  • A Wake Up Call for Academic Surgery

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  • Author’s Reply: The Role of Visceral Obesity, Sarcopenia and Sarcopenic
           Obesity on Surgical Outcomes After Liver Resections for Colorectal
           Metastases

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  • Invited Commentary: Neuraxial Anaesthesia for Appendectomy: Another Tool
           in the Toolbox

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  • Authors’ Reply: Passive Versus Active Intra-Abdominal Drainage Following
           Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Retrospective Study Using the American College
           of Surgeons NSQIP Database

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  • Invited Commentary: Intraoperative Neural Monitoring for Early Vocal Cord
           Function Assessment After Thyroid Surgery—A Systematic Review and
           Meta-Analysis

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  • Lymphocyte-to-C-Reactive Protein Ratio as a Novel Marker for Predicting
           Oncological Outcomes in Patients with Esophageal Cancer

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      Abstract: Background Esophageal cancer has a poor prognosis because of its rapid progression and early and extensive lymph node metastasis. Simple, objective indicators for predicting long-term outcomes are needed to select optimal perioperative treatment and appropriate follow-up for patients with esophageal cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the lymphocyte-to-C-reactive protein ratio (LCR) and the survival of patients with esophageal cancer, by performing time-dependent receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. The results were compared to those of traditional inflammation-based markers. Methods This study enrolled 495 patients who underwent thoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer as the primary treatment between 2000 and 2019 in our department. We investigated the predictability of the LCR for oncological outcomes compared to that of other traditional inflammatory markers. Results The 3-year overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS) were 72.6% and 57.5%, respectively. Low LCR was significantly associated with higher cancer stage, included depth of invasion (p < 0.001), lymph node metastasis (p < 0.001) and cStage (p < 0.001). The LCR had the highest AUC value (0.675) for predicting OS compared to the other examined inflammatory markers. In multivariate analysis, the LCR (optimal cutoff threshold = 19,000) was identified as a significant predictor of death (hazard ratio, 2.24; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.61–3.12; p < 0.001) and recurrence (hazard ratio, 1.97; 95%CI, 1.48–2.63; p < 0.001). Conclusion The LCR is novel indicator for oncological outcomes for patients with esophageal cancer and may assist to facilitate personalized multidisciplinary treatments.
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  • Higher Socioeconomic Status is Associated with Improved Outcomes After
           Obesity Surgery Among Women in Germany

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      Abstract: Background Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with an increased prevalence of obesity. It is unknown whether SES influences the outcome after bariatric surgery in Germany. Therefore, the aim of our study was to investigate whether the SES is linked with an inferior outcome after bariatric surgery. Methods We included all patients who underwent bariatric surgery in our university hospital from 2012–2014. Net income was estimated by matching the zip codes of patient residency with the region-specific purchasing power index. We analyzed the relationship between SES, weight loss and remission of comorbidities. Results We included 559 patients in this study and detected a mean 5-year percentage excess weight loss (%EWL) of 52.3%. We detected a significantly lower initial body mass index (BMI) and weight in patients with a higher income. One year after surgery, we did not find a significant difference. Further analysis revealed that only women with a higher income had a significantly lower BMI and weight 3 and 5 years after surgery. Conclusions Bariatric surgery is beneficial for all patients regardless of income. Furthermore, we demonstrated that women with high SES have a better outcome after bariatric surgery.
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  • Liver Transplantation for Non-Resectable Liver Metastases from Colorectal
           Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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      Abstract: Backgrounds Colorectal liver metastases were historically considered a contraindication to liver transplantation, but dismal outcomes for those with metastatic colorectal cancer and advancements in liver transplantation (LT) have led to a renewed interest in the topic. We aim to compare the current evidence for liver transplantation for non-resectable colorectal liver metastases (NRCLM) with the current standard treatment of palliative chemotherapy. Methods A systematic review and meta-analysis of proportions was conducted following screening of MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS and CENTRAL for studies reporting liver transplantation for colorectal liver metastases. Post-operative outcomes measured included one-, three- and five-year survival, overall survival, disease-free survival and complication rate. Results Three non-randomised studies met the inclusion criteria, reporting a total of 48 patients receiving LT for NRCLM. Survival at one-, three- and five-years was 83.3–100%, 58.3–80% and 50–80%, respectively, with no significant difference detected (p = 0.22, p = 0.48, p = 0.26). Disease-free survival was 35–56% with the most common site of recurrence being lung. Thirteen out of fourteen deaths were due to disease recurrence. Conclusion Although current evidence suggests a survival benefit conferred by LT in NRCLM compared to palliative chemotherapy, the ethical implications of organ availability and allocation demand rigorous justification. Concomitant improvements in the management of patients following liver resection and of palliative chemotherapy regimens is paramount.
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  • Barriers to Evidence-Based Colorectal Cancer Care in Ukraine

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      Abstract: Background The incidence of colorectal cancer (CRC) is increasing in many low- to middle-income countries, including Ukraine. Ukraine reports high mortality rates in CRC patients. To identify potential areas for targeted interventions to improve CRC care in Ukraine, we investigated Ukrainian clinician perspectives on evidence-based CRC treatment guidelines. Methods An explanatory sequential mixed-methods study design was used. A survey was administered to attendees of a regional surgical conference. Semi-structured interviews were subsequently performed with practicing clinicians in Ukraine. Interviews were coded to identify prominent themes. Results Quantitative: 105 clinicians completed the survey. 76% of respondents reported using guidelines in daily practice. Lack of English proficiency was cited by 28.6% of respondents as a barrier to guideline use. Improved knowledge and additional financial resources were reported as factors that would be helpful in providing evidence-based care. Quantitative 15 clinicians were interviewed. Two major themes were identified: limitations in access to the medical literature resources (language barriers and financial barriers), and sense of clinician initiative and willingness to learn despite hardships. Conclusions Clinicians in Ukraine have positive perspectives on utilization of evidence-based CRC treatment guidelines. However, they face major barriers in accessing resources needed to keep up-to-date on the current literature. Fortunately, there exists both willingness and initiative on the clinician level to pursue continuing education. Efforts should be made on the international society level to improve open-access and foreign language translation availability to support physicians in Ukraine and other low- to middle-income countries.
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  • Outcomes of Patients with Anastomotic Leakage After Transhiatal, McKeown
           or Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy: A Nationwide Cohort Study

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      Abstract: Background Anastomotic leakage has a great impact on clinical outcomes after esophagectomy. It has never been studied whether anastomotic leakage is of equal severity between different types of esophagectomy (i.e., transhiatal, McKeown and Ivor Lewis) in terms of postoperative mortality and morbidity. Methods All esophageal cancer patients with anastomotic leakage after transhiatal, McKeown or Ivor Lewis esophagectomy between 2011 and 2019 were selected from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA) registry. The primary outcome was 30-day/in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes included postoperative complications, re-operation and ICU readmission rate. Results Data from 1030 patients with anastomotic leakage after transhiatal (n=287), McKeown (n=397) and Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (n=346) were evaluated. The 30-day/in-hospital mortality rate was 4.5% in patients with leakage after transhiatal esophagectomy, 8.1% after McKeown and 8.1% after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (P=0.139). After correction for confounders, leakage after transhiatal resection was associated with lower mortality (OR 0.152–0.699, P=0.004), but mortality after McKeown and Ivor Lewis esophagectomy was similar. Re-operation rate was 24.0% after transhiatal, 40.6% after McKeown and 41.3% after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (P<0.001). ICU readmission rate was 24.0% after transhiatal, 37.8% after McKeown and 43.4% after Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (P<0.001). Conclusion This study in patients with anastomotic leakage confirms a strong association between severity of clinical consequences and different types of esophagectomy. It supports the hypothesis that cervical leakage is generally less severe than intrathoracic leakage. The clinical impact of anastomotic leakage should be taken into account, in addition to its incidence, when different types of esophagectomy are compared by clinicians or researchers.
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  • Impact of Advancing Age on the Status and Risk of Postoperative Infections
           After Liver Resection

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      Abstract: Background Despite the recently increasing number of elderly patients undergoing liver resection, the impact of advancing age on postoperative infections (PIs) incidence and risk remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the impact of advancing age on PIs incidence and status. Methods This retrospective study included 744 patients undergoing liver resection without biliary reconstruction or combined resection of other organs. Multivariable analysis with a restricted cubic spline was used to evaluate the impact of advancing age on PIs and to determine its association with PIs risk in patients undergoing open and laparoscopic liver resection (OLR and LLR, respectively). Results Multivariable analysis demonstrated that advancing age was significantly associated with increased PIs risk (P = 0.017). The spline curve showed that the odds ratio for PIs sharply increased starting approximately at 65 years of age. Unadjusted restricted cubic splines assessing the subcategories of PIs demonstrated that advancing age was associated with increased risks of organ/space surgical site infection and sepsis (P = 0,064 and 0.048, respectively). Multivariable analysis revealed that LLR was associated with the lower PIs risk compared with OLR (P = 0.025), whereas the lower PIs risk with LLR was not significantly obscured by advancing age (P = 0.29). Conclusions Advancing age was associated with increased risk of PIs, including organ/space surgical site infections and sepsis, after liver resection especially in patients aged ≥ 65 years.
      PubDate: 2021-11-01
       
 
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