Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy of Dual Renal Artery Kidneys: Single Center Experience
Ibrahim AlOraifi, Mansour Tawfeeq, Hamad AlHellow, Mohammed S AlQahtani, Meteb M AlBugami, Abdulwahab AlShahrani and Gelu Osian
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 07, 2017
Renal transplantation is the only cure for patients with end-stage renal disease. However, this treatment modality is not readily available for all patients. It requires a specialized center of excellence, fellowship trained surgeons and an extremely intricate network of transplantation and organ procurement organization staff....
Wirsung Duct Occlusion Versus Pancreaticojejunostomy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Claudio F Feo, Alessandro Fancellu, Giorgio C Ginesu, Maria Laura Cossu, Antonio M Scanu, Antonio Pinna, Panagiotis Paliogiannis and Alberto Porcu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 03, 2017
Postoperative pancreatic fistula is still a cause of major morbidity after pancreaticoduodenectomy. The optimal management of the pancreatic remnant is still controversial. Our aim was to analyze the role of two different procedures in the management of pancreatic stump in a single surgical unit....
Gender Differences in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Support
Sneha Raju, Morgan Leigh Zych, Jane MacIver, FilioBillia and Vivek Rao
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 03, 2017
Studies have demonstrated gender differences in adverse events after cardiac surgery, with men experiencing more favorable outcomes. The scarce gender-focused literature in the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) population has failed to find consistent differences. It has also been suggested that women experience longer transplant wait times due to higher PRA values....