Carmen Balague

Summary

Affiliation: Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Use of the sentinel lymph node in gastrointestinal disease]
    Carmen Balague
    Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 82:195-203. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for successful laparoscopic splenectomy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: study of clinical and laboratory data
    C Balague
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, C Padre Claret 167, 08025, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Endosc 20:1208-13. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery in situs inversus: a literature review and a report of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis in situs inversus
    Christian Kobus
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, P Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 389:396-9. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Single incision approach for splenic diseases: a preliminary report on a series of 8 cases
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, UAB, Mas Casanovas 90, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Endosc 24:2236-40. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Mesh in the hiatus: a controversial issue
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Surg 139:1286-96; discussion 1296. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Long-term outcome and quality of life after laparoscopic treatment of large paraesophageal hernia
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Padre Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    World J Surg 37:1878-82. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment for intussusception of the small intestine in the adult
    Veronica Alonso
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:394-6. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive treatment for obstructive tumors of the left colon: endoluminal self-expanding metal stent and laparoscopic colectomy. Preliminary results
    Carmen Balague
    Department of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Dig Surg 21:282-6. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Can we predict immediate outcome after laparoscopic rectal surgery? Multivariate analysis of clinical, anatomic, and pathologic features after 3-dimensional reconstruction of the pelvic anatomy
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Hospital Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Surg 247:642-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint [Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse]
    Pilar Hernandez
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Cir Esp 84:318-22. 2008

Collaborators

  • Eduardo M Targarona
  • Joan Mones
  • C Martinez
  • Rene Berindoague
  • Xavier Feliu
  • Manuel Trias
  • Franco G Marinello
  • Pilar Hernandez
  • Jordi Garriga
  • Christian Kobus
  • Juan Manuel Sanchez Hidalgo
  • Veronica Alonso
  • Inmaculada Ortiz
  • Manuel Rodriguez
  • Sandra Vela
  • Galit Even Bendahan
  • Maria Poca
  • Franco Marinello
  • Lluis Pallares
  • Jose Luis Pallares
  • Mercedes Camacho
  • Luis Vila
  • Isabel Moya
  • Claudio Cherichetti

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint [Use of the sentinel lymph node in gastrointestinal disease]
    Carmen Balague
    Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 82:195-203. 2007
    ..In contrast, in colorectal cancer, this technique forms part of the search for methods that help to avoid possible under-staging of the patient, with potential repercussions on the adjuvant therapy required...
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for successful laparoscopic splenectomy in immune thrombocytopenic purpura: study of clinical and laboratory data
    C Balague
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, C Padre Claret 167, 08025, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Endosc 20:1208-13. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the preoperative factors that predict a successful outcome following LS...
  3. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic surgery in situs inversus: a literature review and a report of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy for diverticulitis in situs inversus
    Christian Kobus
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, P Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 389:396-9. 2004
    ..In 25% of these cases, SI is part of the Kartagener syndrome, together with bronchiectasis and chronic sinusitis...
  4. doi request reprint Single incision approach for splenic diseases: a preliminary report on a series of 8 cases
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, UAB, Mas Casanovas 90, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Endosc 24:2236-40. 2010
    ..We describe our initial experience using SILS for the management of splenic diseases...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mesh in the hiatus: a controversial issue
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Surg 139:1286-96; discussion 1296. 2004
    ..To analyze the experience acquired to date on the use of prosthetic mesh to prevent recurrence after laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia...
  6. doi request reprint Long-term outcome and quality of life after laparoscopic treatment of large paraesophageal hernia
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Padre Claret, 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    World J Surg 37:1878-82. 2013
    ..Knowledge of the long-term outcome (>10 years) is scarce. The aim of this article was to evaluate the long-term results of this approach, primarily the anatomic hernia recurrence rate and the impact of the repair on quality of life...
  7. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic treatment for intussusception of the small intestine in the adult
    Veronica Alonso
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 13:394-6. 2003
    ..The laparoscopic approach offers both a diagnostic and therapeutic option. Laparoscopy may be used as the final diagnostic or therapeutic tool for intussusception in the adult...
  8. ncbi request reprint Minimally invasive treatment for obstructive tumors of the left colon: endoluminal self-expanding metal stent and laparoscopic colectomy. Preliminary results
    Carmen Balague
    Department of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Dig Surg 21:282-6. 2004
    ..The use of an expandable stent (SEMS) can enhance the feasibility of laparoscopic colectomy, avoiding the need for a colostomy and offering the advantages of a combination of two minimally invasive procedures...
  9. doi request reprint Can we predict immediate outcome after laparoscopic rectal surgery? Multivariate analysis of clinical, anatomic, and pathologic features after 3-dimensional reconstruction of the pelvic anatomy
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Hospital Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Ann Surg 247:642-9. 2008
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of anatomic and pathologic features on immediate outcome after laparoscopic rectal resection...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Laparoscopic treatment of rectal prolapse]
    Pilar Hernandez
    Servei de Cirurgia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Cir Esp 84:318-22. 2008
    ..In the last few years the laparoscopic route has been shown to be feasible and has the advantage of being a minimally invasive technique...
  11. doi request reprint McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome treated by laparoscopy: report of 3 cases
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Department of Surgery, Service of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:536-8. 2008
    ..To present 3 cases of secreting villous adenoma (McKittrick-Wheelock syndrome) successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery...
  12. doi request reprint Laparoscopic rectal surgery: does immediate outcome differ in respect to sex?
    Juan Manuel Sanchez Hidalgo
    Hospital Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Dis Colon Rectum 53:438-44. 2010
    ..This study analyzed the immediate postoperative outcome of the laparoscopic approach to the rectum in relation to the sex of the patient...
  13. ncbi request reprint Energy sources for laparoscopic colectomy: a prospective randomized comparison of conventional electrosurgery, bipolar computer-controlled electrosurgery and ultrasonic dissection. Operative outcome and costs analysis
    Eduardo Ma Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital Sant Pau, Auntonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Innov 12:339-44. 2005
    ..High-energy power sources specifically adapted for endoscopic surgery reduce operative time and blood loss and may be considered cost-effective when left colectomy is used as a model...
  14. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic resection of clinically suspected gastric stromal tumors
    Rene Berindoague
    Service of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Innov 13:231-7. 2006
    ..The laparoscopic approach to surgical treatment of these tumors seems safe and is associated with acceptable intermediate-term results, especially in cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumors...
  15. doi request reprint [Medium term results on introducing colorrectal laparoscopic surgery into clinical practice after having an intensive training course]
    Eduard M Targarona
    Servicio de Cirugia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 89:282-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this article is to determine the impact of the colorectal surgery course on clinical practice, and to investigate the factors that limit its applicability and the training preferences of the surgeons...
  16. doi request reprint Single-port access: a feasible alternative to conventional laparoscopic splenectomy
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Innov 16:348-52. 2009
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  17. doi request reprint [Laparoscopic approach of achalasia. Long-term clinical and functional results and quality of life]
    Franco G Marinello
    Departmento de Cirugía y Digestología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona UAB, Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 92:188-94. 2014
    ..Laparoscopic Heller myotomy has become the gold standard procedure for patients with achalasia. This study evaluates the clinical status, quality of life, and functional outcomes after laparoscopic Heller myotomy...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Immediate peritoneal response to contamination during laparoscopic surgery in an experimental mouse model]
    Manuel Rodriguez
    Servicio de Cirugia, Hospital de Sant Pau, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Cir Esp 79:28-35. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the immediate response of the peritoneum to contamination in an atmosphere with CO2...
  19. doi request reprint NOTES-assisted transvaginal splenectomy: the next step in the minimally invasive approach to the spleen
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, The Endoscopy Unit, Hospital de Sant Pau, UAB, Barcelona, Spain
    Surg Innov 16:218-22. 2009
    ..Access to solid organs located deep in the left hypochondrium can be difficult using this technique but the transvaginal approach with the patient positioned in full lateral decubitus may be an option...
  20. ncbi request reprint Is the laparoscopic approach reasonable in cases of splenomegaly?
    Eduardo Ma Targarona
    Service of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Semin Laparosc Surg 11:185-90. 2004
    ..This technique may facilitate and broaden the application of laparoscopy for splenectomy in patients with enlarged spleens...
  21. doi request reprint [Quality of life and long-term results of reinterventions performed by laparoscopy after oesophageal hiatus surgery]
    Inmaculada Ortiz
    Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 86:72-8. 2009
    ..There have been a percentage of poor results due to reappearance, persistence or appearance of new symptoms. Reinterventions of the hiatus are more complicated and are not always accompanied by a satisfactory clinical response...
  22. ncbi request reprint The massive hiatal hernia: dealing with the defect
    Eduardo Ma Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Semin Laparosc Surg 11:161-9. 2004
    ..However, data on the long-term results are lacking, and infrequent but severe complications may arise. The mesh should be used selectively, and the decision to proceed should be based on clinical experience...
  23. doi request reprint [Surgical treatment of achalasia: Better than dilations?]
    Franco G Marinello
    Cirugía General y Aparato Digestivo, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Espana
    Gastroenterol Hepatol 32:653-61. 2009
    ..Currently, the most appropriate initial option is laparoscopic surgery, while pneumatic dilatation and botulinum toxin injection should be reserved for selected patients...
  24. pmc Single-port splenectomy: Current update and controversies
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Service of Surgery, Hospital de Sant Pau, University Autonomous of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Minim Access Surg 7:61-4. 2011
    ....
  25. doi request reprint [Hemostasis and technology. Energy. Development of new technologies]
    Carmen Balague
    Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Espana
    Cir Esp 85:15-22. 2009
    ..This system has not become widely used due to its high cost, the difficulty of controlling this type of energy, and the lack of objective advantages over conventional electrosurgery...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery
    Eduardo M Targarona
    Surgery Service, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, C Padre Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
    Arch Surg 138:133-41; discussion 141. 2003
    ..To assess the current situation of HALS, a general overview of the fields of application, results, and quality of the evidence of these results is necessary...