In Vivo Small Bowel Length is Longer than in Formalin-Fixed Cadavers
Randal Zhou, MD, Bruce A Orkin, MD, FACS, FASCRS, James M Williams, PhD, Anthony Serici, BS, Jennifer Poirier, PhD, Walid El-Bermani, MBChB, PhD, Ronald Bohn, PhD and Areta Kowal-Vern, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 03, 2020
Surgeons require accurate ranges of normal small bowel length (SBL) to benefit patients. The relationship between cadaveric SBL and in vivo human SBL is not known. We hypothesized that cadaveric SBL is significantly different compared to human SBL. SBL was measured prospectively in 167 formalin- fixed cadavers; and studied in 118 without intestinal surgery. A standardized and reproducible method of small bowel measurement was utilized in both in vivo and cadaveric subjects. Small bowel was measu...
Laparoscopic Peritoneal Lavage versus Sigmoidectomy for Management of Perforated Diverticulitis: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Arslan Pannu, Ghulam Murtaza Dar, Shahzad Ahmed, Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibaneh, Eloise Lawrence, Salman Jabber, Khurram Khan, Rishabha Sharma and Ahmad Mirza
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 04, 2020
Controversy exists regarding the role of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage in patients with perforated diverticulitis. Our objective was to conduct the first meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) to compare the outcomes of patient undergoing laparoscopic peritoneal lavage with sigmoidectomy in patients with perforated diverticulitis. In accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement standards, we conducted a systematic search of ...