laparoscopy

Summary

Summary: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Transumbilical single-port access versus conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy: surgical outcomes
    Ga Won Yim
    Women s Cancer Clinic, Severance Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:26.e1-6. 2010
  2. ncbi Safety of laparoscopy versus laparotomy in early-stage endometrial cancer: a randomised trial
    Marian J E Mourits
    Department of Gynaecology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Lancet Oncol 11:763-71. 2010
  3. ncbi Retroperitoneal laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in urology: initial experience
    Dong Soo Ryu
    Department of Urology, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea
    J Endourol 23:1857-62. 2009
  4. pmc Laparoscopy compared with laparotomy for comprehensive surgical staging of uterine cancer: Gynecologic Oncology Group Study LAP2
    Joan L Walker
    University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 73190, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5331-6. 2009
  5. ncbi Laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) versus standard laparoscopic left donor nephrectomy: matched-pair comparison
    David Canes
    Department of Urology, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 57:95-101. 2010
  6. ncbi Long-term outcomes after laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a large-scale multicenter retrospective study
    Do Joong Park
    Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi Do, Seongnam si, Korea
    Surg Endosc 26:1548-53. 2012
  7. ncbi Short-term endpoints of conventional versus laparoscopic-assisted surgery in patients with colorectal cancer (MRC CLASICC trial): multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    Pierre J Guillou
    Academic Unit of Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
    Lancet 365:1718-26. 2005
  8. ncbi Metabolic/bariatric surgery Worldwide 2008
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 290, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1605-11. 2009
  9. ncbi Laparoscopy-assisted colectomy versus open colectomy for treatment of non-metastatic colon cancer: a randomised trial
    Antonio M Lacy
    Department of Surgery, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 359:2224-9. 2002
  10. ncbi Randomized trial of laparoscopic-assisted resection of colorectal carcinoma: 3-year results of the UK MRC CLASICC Trial Group
    David G Jayne
    Academic Unit of Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
    J Clin Oncol 25:3061-8. 2007

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  1. ncbi Transumbilical single-port access versus conventional total laparoscopic hysterectomy: surgical outcomes
    Ga Won Yim
    Women s Cancer Clinic, Severance Hospital, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:26.e1-6. 2010
    ..The objective of the study was to compare surgical outcomes and postoperative pain between transumbilical single-port access total laparoscopic hysterectomy (SPA-TLH) and conventional 4-port total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)...
  2. ncbi Safety of laparoscopy versus laparotomy in early-stage endometrial cancer: a randomised trial
    Marian J E Mourits
    Department of Gynaecology, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    Lancet Oncol 11:763-71. 2010
    ..This study investigated the complication rate of TLH versus TAH in women with early-stage endometrial cancer...
  3. ncbi Retroperitoneal laparoendoscopic single-site surgery in urology: initial experience
    Dong Soo Ryu
    Department of Urology, Masan Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Masan, Korea
    J Endourol 23:1857-62. 2009
    ..To present our initial experience with single-port laparoscopic urologic surgery via the retroperitoneal approach using the Alexis wound retractor with flexible laparoscopic instrumentation...
  4. pmc Laparoscopy compared with laparotomy for comprehensive surgical staging of uterine cancer: Gynecologic Oncology Group Study LAP2
    Joan L Walker
    University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK 73190, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5331-6. 2009
    The objective was to compare laparoscopy versus laparotomy for comprehensive surgical staging of uterine cancer.
  5. ncbi Laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) versus standard laparoscopic left donor nephrectomy: matched-pair comparison
    David Canes
    Department of Urology, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA, USA
    Eur Urol 57:95-101. 2010
    ..Laparo-endoscopic single site (LESS) surgery is a recent development in minimally invasive surgery. Presented herein is the initial comparison of LESS donor nephrectomy (LESS-DN) and standard laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy (LLDN)...
  6. ncbi Long-term outcomes after laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer: a large-scale multicenter retrospective study
    Do Joong Park
    Department of Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Gyeonggi Do, Seongnam si, Korea
    Surg Endosc 26:1548-53. 2012
    ..However, there were few reports on long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC)...
  7. ncbi Short-term endpoints of conventional versus laparoscopic-assisted surgery in patients with colorectal cancer (MRC CLASICC trial): multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    Pierre J Guillou
    Academic Unit of Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
    Lancet 365:1718-26. 2005
    ..We compared short-term endpoints of conventional versus laparoscopic-assisted surgery in patients with colorectal cancer to predict long-term outcomes...
  8. ncbi Metabolic/bariatric surgery Worldwide 2008
    Henry Buchwald
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, MMC 290, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1605-11. 2009
    ..Bariatric surgery continues to grow worldwide, but less so than in the past. The types of procedures are in flux; trends in Europe vs USA/Canada are diametrically opposed...
  9. ncbi Laparoscopy-assisted colectomy versus open colectomy for treatment of non-metastatic colon cancer: a randomised trial
    Antonio M Lacy
    Department of Surgery, Institut de Malalties Digestives, Hospital Clinic, Institut d Investigacions Biomediques August Pi i Sunyer, University of Barcelona, 08036 Barcelona, Spain
    Lancet 359:2224-9. 2002
    Although early reports on laparoscopy-assisted colectomy (LAC) in patients with colon cancer suggested that it reduces perioperative morbidity, its influence on long-term results is unknown...
  10. ncbi Randomized trial of laparoscopic-assisted resection of colorectal carcinoma: 3-year results of the UK MRC CLASICC Trial Group
    David G Jayne
    Academic Unit of Surgery, St James s University Hospital, Leeds, United Kingdom
    J Clin Oncol 25:3061-8. 2007
    ..Few data are available on rectal cancer, and long-term data on survival and recurrence are now required...
  11. ncbi Laparoscopic colectomy for cancer is not inferior to open surgery based on 5-year data from the COST Study Group trial
    James Fleshman
    Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, MO, and Department of General and Colorectal Surgery, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 246:655-62; discussion 662-4. 2007
    ....
  12. pmc Effect of laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Philip R Schauer
    Departments of Surgery, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Ann Surg 238:467-84; discussion 84-5. 2003
    ..To evaluate pre- and postoperative clinical parameters associated with improvement of diabetes up to 4 years after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
  13. ncbi Flexible transgastric peritoneoscopy: a novel approach to diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the peritoneal cavity
    Anthony N Kalloo
    Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 60:114-7. 2004
    ..A novel endoscopic peroral transgastric approach to the peritoneal cavity was tested in a porcine model in acute and long-term survival experiments...
  14. ncbi Morbidity and mortality of laparoscopic gastrectomy versus open gastrectomy for gastric cancer: an interim report--a phase III multicenter, prospective, randomized Trial (KLASS Trial)
    Hyung Ho Kim
    Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
    Ann Surg 251:417-20. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of this trial with respect to morbidity and mortality...
  15. ncbi World review of laparoscopic liver resection-2,804 patients
    Kevin Tri Nguyen
    Department of Surgery, UPMC Liver Cancer Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 2582, USA
    Ann Surg 250:831-41. 2009
    ..To provide a review of the world literature on laparoscopic liver resection...
  16. ncbi Totally laparoscopic gastrectomy with various types of intracorporeal anastomosis using laparoscopic linear staplers: preliminary experience
    Jin Jo Kim
    Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 505 Banpo Dong, Seocho Gu, Seoul, 137 040, Korea
    Surg Endosc 22:436-42. 2008
    ..We analyzed our preliminary clinical data for totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) in order to evaluate its effectiveness in terms of minimal invasiveness, technical feasibility, and safety...
  17. pmc A multicenter study on oncologic outcome of laparoscopic gastrectomy for early cancer in Japan
    Seigo Kitano
    Department of Surgery I, Oita University Faculty of Medicine, Yufu, Oita, Japan
    Ann Surg 245:68-72. 2007
    ..We conducted a retrospective, multicenter study of a large series of patients in Japan to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic gastrectomy for early gastric cancer (EGC)...
  18. pmc Laparoscopic versus open subtotal gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer: five-year results of a randomized prospective trial
    Cristiano G S Huscher
    Department of Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliera S Giovanni Addolorata, Rome, Italy
    Ann Surg 241:232-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to compare technical feasibility and both early and 5-year clinical outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted and open radical subtotal gastrectomy for distal gastric cancer...
  19. ncbi Third International Summit: Current status of sleeve gastrectomy
    Mervyn Deitel
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 7:749-59. 2011
    ..Ongoing review is necessary regarding the durability of the weight loss, complications, and need for second-stage operations...
  20. ncbi A review of studies comparing three laparoscopic procedures in bariatric surgery: sleeve gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and adjustable gastric banding
    Juan Victor A Franco
    Department of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Obes Surg 21:1458-68. 2011
    ....
  21. ncbi Improved quality of life outcomes after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer: results of a prospective randomized clinical trial
    Young Woo Kim
    Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
    Ann Surg 248:721-7. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of life (QOL) after laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) compared with open distal gastrectomy (ODG) in patients with early gastric cancer.
  22. ncbi Comparison of laparoscopy-assisted and total laparoscopic Billroth-I gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a report of short-term outcomes
    Takahiro Kinoshita
    Department of Surgery, Toho University Medical Center, Sakura Hospital, 564 1 Shimoshizu, Sakura, Chiba, 285 8741, Japan
    Surg Endosc 25:1395-401. 2011
    ..Most surgeons prefer laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy with extracorporeal anastomosis rather than total laparoscopic procedures because of the ..
  23. ncbi Peritoneal adhesions: etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical significance. Recent advances in prevention and management
    T Liakakos
    3rd Academic Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Dig Surg 18:260-73. 2001
    ....
  24. ncbi Advantages of totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy over laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Osamu Ikeda
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, National Kyushu Cancer Center, Notame 3 1 1, Minami Ku, Fukuoka, 811 1395, Japan
    Surg Endosc 23:2374-9. 2009
    ..Although laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) has several advantages over open distal gastrectomy, little has been reported about the safety and feasibility of totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (TLDG)...
  25. ncbi A prospective randomized study comparing open vs laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy in early gastric cancer: early results
    J H Lee
    Department of Surgery, Ewha Woman s University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Surg Endosc 19:168-73. 2005
    We conducted a prospective randomized trial to compare laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) including lymphadenectomy with open distal gastrectomy for the management of early gastric cancer (EGC).
  26. ncbi Hernias: inguinal and incisional
    Andrew Kingsnorth
    Derriford Hospital, Level 7, Plymouth, UK
    Lancet 362:1561-71. 2003
    In the past decade hernia surgery has been challenged by two new technologies: by laparoscopy, which has attempted to change the traditional open operative techniques, and by prosthetic mesh, which has achieved much lower recurrence ..
  27. ncbi Is totally laparoscopic gastrectomy less invasive than laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy?: prospective, multicenter study
    Kyo Young Song
    Department of Surgery, Kangnam St Mary s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1015-21. 2008
    ..Most surgeons prefer to laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy using minilaparotomy rather than totally laparoscopic procedures because of technical ..
  28. ncbi Comparison of long-term results between laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy and open gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection for advanced gastric cancer
    Atsushi Hamabe
    Department of Surgery, Osaka Police Hospital, 10 31, Kitayama cho, Tennoji ku, Osaka 543 0035, Japan
    Surg Endosc 26:1702-9. 2012
    b>Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has been established as a low-invasive surgery for early gastric cancer...
  29. ncbi Laparoscopic surgery versus open surgery for colon cancer: short-term outcomes of a randomised trial
    Ruben Veldkamp
    Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Lancet Oncol 6:477-84. 2005
    ....
  30. pmc Systematic review and meta-analysis of laparoscopy-assisted and open total gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Ke Chen
    Department of General Surgery, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310016, Zhejiang Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 19:5365-76. 2013
    To evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) and open total gastrectomy (OTG) for gastric cancer.
  31. ncbi Oncologic results of laparoscopic versus conventional open surgery for stage II or III left-sided colon cancers: a randomized controlled trial
    Jin Tung Liang
    Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:109-17. 2007
    ..However, the oncologic outcome for cancer is still a concern. This study aims to compare the oncologic outcome between laparoscopic and open methods in the curative resection of Stage II or III left-sided colon cancers...
  32. ncbi Single-port laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair with the TriPort system: initial experience
    S Agrawal
    Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit MATTU, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, GU2 7XX, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:952-6. 2010
    ..Recently, single-incision laparoscopic surgery to reduce the invasiveness of traditional laparoscopy further is under development...
  33. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery: initial hundred patients
    Mihir M Desai
    Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44196, USA
    Urology 74:805-12. 2009
    ..To report our initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery in 100 patients in urology...
  34. ncbi Transumbilical single-port surgery: evolution and current status
    David Canes
    Center for Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Eur Urol 54:1020-9. 2008
    Single-port transumbilical laparoscopy, also known as embryonic natural orifice transumbilical endoscopic surgery (E-NOTES), has emerged as an attempt to further enhance cosmetic benefits and reduce morbidity of minimally invasive ..
  35. ncbi Laparo-endoscopic single-site left transperitoneal adrenalectomy
    Luca Cindolo
    Urology Unit, S Pio da Pietrelcina Hospital, Vasto CH, Italy
    Eur Urol 57:911-4. 2010
    ..The postoperative period was uneventful (discharge within 3 d). In our opinion, the TriPort adrenalectomy is feasible and safe, with favourable perioperative and short-term outcomes and a delighted patient at the 8-mo follow-up...
  36. ncbi SLEEVEPASS: a randomized prospective multicenter study comparing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass in the treatment of morbid obesity: preliminary results
    Mika Helmiö
    Department of Surgery, Turku University Hospital, PL 52, 20521 Turku, Finland
    Surg Endosc 26:2521-6. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the preliminary 30-day morbidity and mortality of RYGB and SG in a prospective multicenter randomized setting...
  37. ncbi Long-term outcomes following laparoscopically assisted versus open ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease
    E J Eshuis
    Departments of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Br J Surg 97:563-8. 2010
    ..Long-term results of laparoscopically assisted versus open ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease were evaluated in a randomized trial...
  38. ncbi Laparoscopy in combination with fast track multimodal management is the best perioperative strategy in patients undergoing colonic surgery: a randomized clinical trial (LAFA-study)
    Malaika S Vlug
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg 254:868-75. 2011
    ..To investigate which perioperative treatment, ie, laparoscopic or open surgery combined with fast track (FT) or standard care, is the optimal approach for patients undergoing segmental resection for colon cancer...
  39. ncbi Review of meta-analytic comparisons of bariatric surgery with a focus on laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Scott A Cunneen
    Center for Weight Loss, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 4:S47-55. 2008
    ..This article summarizes those results and discusses them in relation to the 3 other published bariatric surgery meta-analyses (JAMA 2004;292:1724-37; Ann Intern Med 2005;142:547-59; and Surgery 2007;142:621-32)...
  40. ncbi A case-control study of laparoscopy-assisted and open distal gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer
    Jianbo Shuang
    Department of Surgery, Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, No 15 Changle West Road, 710032, Xian, People s Republic of China
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:57-62. 2011
    The application of laparoscopy-assisted gastric surgery has been increasing rapidly for the treatment of early gastric cancer...
  41. pmc Laparoscopic liver resections: a feasibility study in 30 patients
    D Cherqui
    Departments of General and Digestive Surgery and Anesthesiology, H opital Henri Mondor Université Paris XII, Creteil, France
    Ann Surg 232:753-62. 2000
    ..To assess the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic liver resections...
  42. ncbi Laparoscopic resection of rectosigmoid carcinoma: prospective randomised trial
    Ka Lau Leung
    Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Lancet 363:1187-92. 2004
    ..We aimed to test the null hypothesis that there was no difference in survival after laparoscopic and open resection for rectosigmoid cancer...
  43. ncbi Short-term quality-of-life outcomes following laparoscopic-assisted colectomy vs open colectomy for colon cancer: a randomized trial
    Jane C Weeks
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 287:321-8. 2002
    ..The safety and efficacy of LAC for colon cancer are unknown, and the nature and magnitude of any quality-of-life (QOL) benefit resulting from LAC for colon cancer is also unknown...
  44. ncbi Single-port laparoscopy in colorectal surgery
    F H Remzi
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Colorectal Dis 10:823-6. 2008
    b>Laparoscopy is the approach of choice for the majority of colorectal disorders that require a minimally invasive abdominal operation. As the emphasis on minimizing the technique continues, natural orifice surgery is quickly evolving...
  45. ncbi The international position on laparoscopic liver surgery: The Louisville Statement, 2008
    Joseph F Buell
    Department of Surgery, Director of Transplantation, Jewish Hospital Transplant Center, 200 Abraham Flexner Way, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    Ann Surg 250:825-30. 2009
    ..To summarize the current world position on laparoscopic liver surgery...
  46. ncbi Laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer: long-term oncologic results
    Christophe Laurent
    Department of Colorectal Surgery, Saint Andre Hospital, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux 33075, France
    Ann Surg 250:54-61. 2009
    ..The goal was to assess long-term oncologic outcome after laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer and to evaluate the impact of conversion...
  47. ncbi Single incision laparoscopic splenectomy: the first two cases
    Umut Barbaros
    Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul University, Capa, Istanbul, Turkey
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1520-3. 2009
    ..Herein we report two splenectomy cases where single incision surgery (SILS) technique was performed...
  48. ncbi Improvement in glucose metabolism after bariatric surgery: comparison of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a prospective randomized trial
    Ralph Peterli
    Department of Surgery, St Claraspital, Basel, Switzerland
    Ann Surg 250:234-41. 2009
    ..The exclusion of the proximal small intestine is thought to play a major role in the rapid improvement in the metabolic control of diabetes after gastric bypass...
  49. ncbi Prospective randomized study of open versus laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with extraperigastric lymph node dissection for early gastric cancer
    H Hayashi
    Research Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, 1 33, Yayoi cho, Inage Ku, Chiba, 263 8522, Japan
    Surg Endosc 19:1172-6. 2005
    b>Laparoscopy-assisted surgery with extraperigastric lymph node dissection for gastric cancers has been described, but the clinical benefits of these surgeries still are unclear...
  50. pmc Case-matched comparison of laparoscopy-assisted and open distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Wei Wang
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Shaoxing People s Hospital, Shaoxing Hospital of Zhejiang University, Shaoxing 312000, Zhejiang Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 19:3672-7. 2013
    To compare short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted and open distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
  51. pmc Laparoscopy-assisted versus open D2 radical gastrectomy for advanced gastric cancer without serosal invasion: a case control study
    Qi Yue Chen
    Department of Gastric Surgery, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, NO, 29 Xinquan Road, Fuzhou, Fujian Province 350001, China
    World J Surg Oncol 10:248. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate technical feasibility and oncological efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) for advanced gastric cancer without serosal invasion.
  52. ncbi Long-term comparison of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy and open distal gastrectomy in advanced gastric cancer
    Andrew C Gordon
    Department of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima Bunkyo ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Surg Endosc 27:462-70. 2013
    The use of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) in advanced gastric cancer (AGC) remains a controversial topic, mainly because of doubts about its oncologic validity...
  53. ncbi Beyond laparoscopy: 3-T magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of posterior cul-de-sac obliteration
    Lucia Manganaro
    Department of Radiological Oncological and Anatomopathological Sciences, Umberto I Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161, Rome, Italy
    Magn Reson Imaging 30:1432-8. 2012
    ..Nowadays, laparoscopy represents the standard technique for endometriosis evaluation...
  54. pmc Tumor-specific fluorescence antibody imaging enables accurate staging laparoscopy in an orthotopic model of pancreatic cancer
    Hop S Tran Cao
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA
    Hepatogastroenterology 59:1994-9. 2012
    b>Laparoscopy is important in staging pancreatic cancer, but false negatives remain problematic. Making tumors fluorescent has the potential to improve the accuracy of staging laparoscopy.
  55. ncbi Comparison of long-term prognosis of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy and conventional open gastrectomy with special reference to D2 lymph node dissection
    Hirohiko Sato
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima 770 8503, Japan
    Surg Endosc 26:2240-6. 2012
    b>Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) is becoming widely used for early gastric cancer. However, how the curability and long-term prognosis of LAG and open gastrectomy (OG) for early and advanced gastric cancer compare remains unclear...
  56. ncbi Multidimensional learning curve in laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for early gastric cancer
    Sung Ho Jin
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University, San 5, Wonchon dong, Yeongtong Gu, Suwon, 442 749, Korea
    Surg Endosc 21:28-33. 2007
    b>Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) is a complex and time-consuming procedure, which is increasingly used for early gastric cancer (EGC). We provide a multidimensional analysis of the learning curve in LAG.
  57. ncbi Sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding: effects on plasma ghrelin levels
    F B Langer
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
    Obes Surg 15:1024-9. 2005
    ..Different changes of plasma ghrelin levels have been reported following gastric banding, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, and biliopancreatic diversion...
  58. ncbi Learning curve of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with systemic lymphadenectomy for early gastric cancer
    Min Chan Kim
    Department of Surgery, Dong A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
    World J Gastroenterol 11:7508-11. 2005
    To evaluate the nature of the "learning curve" for laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with systemic lymphadenectomy for early gastric cancer.
  59. ncbi Preoperative aspects and dimensions used for an anatomical (PADUA) classification of renal tumours in patients who are candidates for nephron-sparing surgery
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urologic Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 56:786-93. 2009
    ..Besides clinical tumour size, other anatomical aspects of the renal tumour are routinely considered when evaluating the feasibility of elective nephron-sparing surgery (NSS)...
  60. ncbi Retropubic, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: a systematic review and cumulative analysis of comparative studies
    Vincenzo Ficarra
    Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Urology Clinic, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Eur Urol 55:1037-63. 2009
    ....
  61. ncbi Total laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) hysterectomy in low-risk early endometrial cancer: a pilot study
    Francesco Fanfani
    Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Surg Endosc 26:41-6. 2012
    ..We present our initial experience with laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in the surgical treatment of early-stage endometrial cancer patients...
  62. ncbi Robotic surgery for benign gynaecological disease
    Hongqian Liu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2:CD008978. 2012
    ..However, the main disadvantages of the robotic surgical system should not be overlooked, including the high cost of disposable instruments and retraining for both surgeons and nurses...
  63. ncbi Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, 529 cases without a leak: short-term results and technical considerations
    Drake Eric Bellanger
    St Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales, LA 70737, USA
    Obes Surg 21:146-50. 2011
    ..We describe results of a single surgeon's experience with LSG in a community practice revealing a low complication rate and describing the surgical technique...
  64. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the management of patients with BMI < 50 kg/m2
    Ioannis Kehagias
    Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
    Obes Surg 21:1650-6. 2011
    ..A randomized trial was conducted in a Greek population to evaluate perioperative safety and 3-years results...
  65. ncbi Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy for T2b advanced gastric cancers: three years' experience
    Hoon Hur
    Department of Surgery, Holy Family Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Gyeonggi Do, Republic of Korea
    J Surg Oncol 98:515-9. 2008
    The application of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) is a controversial. The purpose of this study was to assess the possibility of using LADG application to AGC.
  66. ncbi A totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (TLDG) for improvement of the early surgical outcomes in high BMI patients
    Min Gyu Kim
    Department of Gastric Surgery, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    Surg Endosc 25:1076-82. 2011
    To evaluate the effectiveness of totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (TLDG), we compared its early surgical outcomes with those of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (LADG).
  67. ncbi Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of morbid obesity. A prospective study of 117 patients
    Jose Luis Leyba
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Caracas, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela
    Obes Surg 21:212-6. 2011
    ..8% in LSG (p > 0.05). In the short term, both techniques are comparable regarding safety and effectiveness, so not one procedure is clearly superior to the other...
  68. ncbi Long-term outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
    Jacques Himpens
    The European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Arch Surg 146:802-7. 2011
    ..To determine the long-term efficacy and safety of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) for morbid obesity...
  69. ncbi Laparoscopic vs open hepatic resection: a comparative study
    M Morino
    Second Department of General Surgery, University of Turin, C so A M Dogliotti 14, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Surg Endosc 17:1914-8. 2003
    ..Although the feasibility of minor laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) has been demonstrated, data comparing the open vs the laparoscopic approach to liver resection are lacking...
  70. ncbi Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing open and laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair with mesh
    S S Forbes
    Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br J Surg 96:851-8. 2009
    ..Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair has been reported in a number of small trials to have equivalent or superior outcomes to open repair...
  71. ncbi Single-incision laparoscopically assisted colectomy using standard laparoscopic instrumentation
    Nicholas A Rieger
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and The University of Adelaide, 11 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011, Australia
    Surg Endosc 24:888-90. 2010
    ..A prospective case series of transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic colectomies using conventional laparoscopic trocars and instruments is described...
  72. ncbi Comparison of laparoscopy-assisted by conventional open distal gastrectomy and extraperigastric lymph node dissection in early gastric cancer
    Min Chan Kim
    Department of Surgery, Dong A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
    J Surg Oncol 91:90-4. 2005
    b>Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy with lymph node dissection for gastric cancer is considered technically more complicated than the open method...
  73. ncbi Intracorporeal Billroth 1 reconstruction by triangulating stapling technique after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer
    Shinya Tanimura
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka City General Hospital, Miyakojima ku, Osaka, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:54-8. 2008
    ..postoperative wounds was possible TLDG by TST, compared with HALS and the extracorporeal anastomosis, that is, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy...
  74. ncbi Sleeve gastrectomy: a restrictive procedure?
    John Melissas
    Bariatric Unit and Department of Surgical Oncology, Heraklion University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece
    Obes Surg 17:57-62. 2007
    ..We investigated the clinical outcome and gastric emptying of solid foods in morbidly obese (MO) patients following sleeve gastrectomy (SG)...
  75. ncbi Laparoscopic versus open resection for colorectal cancer: a metaanalysis of oncologic outcomes
    Timothy D Jackson
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 204:439-46. 2007
  76. ncbi A 10-year experience with laparoscopic gastric banding for morbid obesity: high long-term complication and failure rates
    M Suter
    Department of Surgery, Hopital du Chablais, Aigle Monthey, Switzerland
    Obes Surg 16:829-35. 2006
    ..Few long-term studies have been published. We present our results after up to 8 years (mean 74 months) of follow-up...
  77. ncbi A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that compared laparoscopy-assisted and open distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer
    Hiroshi Ohtani
    Department of Surgery, Osaka City Sumiyoshi Hospital, 1 2 16 Higashi Kagaya, Suminoe ku, Osaka 559 0012, Japan
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:958-64. 2010
    We conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate and compare the advantages of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) over open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for treating early gastric cancer (EGC).
  78. ncbi Long-term results of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for obesity
    Jacques Himpens
    Division of Bariatric Surgery, AZ St Blasius, Kroonveldlaan, Dendermonde, Belgium
    Ann Surg 252:319-24. 2010
    ..To determine the mid- and long-term efficacy and possible side effects of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy as treatment for morbid obesity...
  79. ncbi A review of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity
    Xinzhe Shi
    Centre for Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery CAMIS, Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Ave, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9, Canada
    Obes Surg 20:1171-7. 2010
    ..Although LSG is a promising treatment option for patients with morbid obesity, its role remains undefined and it should be considered an investigational procedure that may require revision in a subset of patients...
  80. ncbi Fewer adhesions induced by laparoscopic surgery?
    C N Gutt
    Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery, Ruprecht Karls University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 110, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
    Surg Endosc 18:898-906. 2004
    ..Laparoscopic surgery has potential theoretical advantages over open surgery in reducing the rate of adhesion formation, but very few comparative studies are available to prove this...
  81. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single site surgery in urology
    Brian H Irwin
    Department of Urology, Stevan B Streem Center for Endourology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Urol Clin North Am 36:223-35, ix. 2009
    ..Ultimately, prospective studies that compare the safety and effectiveness of this new approach with the standard conventional laparoscopic approach will determine the future role in surgical practice...
  82. ncbi Transumbilical single-port laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
    Monish Aron
    Department of Urology, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    BJU Int 103:516-21. 2009
    ..To present the initial experience with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) performed through a transumbilical single port...
  83. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in gynecologic oncology: technique and initial report
    Amanda Nickles Fader
    Department of OB GYN and Women s Health Institute, Section of Gynecologic Oncology, Desk A 81 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 114:157-61. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of LESS for the surgical treatment of various gynecologic cancers or precancerous conditions through both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted approaches...
  84. ncbi The impact of comorbidity on surgical outcomes in laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy: a retrospective analysis of multicenter results
    Wook Kim
    Department of Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Holy Family Hospital, Gyeonggi Do, Korea
    Ann Surg 248:793-9. 2008
    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of comorbidities on the surgical outcomes in laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG).
  85. ncbi ESHRE guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis
    Stephen Kennedy
    University of Oxford, UK
    Hum Reprod 20:2698-704. 2005
    ..a definitive diagnosis of most forms of endometriosis requires visual inspection of the pelvis at laparoscopy as the 'gold standard' investigation...
  86. ncbi Learning curve for laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with regional lymph node dissection for early gastric cancer
    Chikara Kunisaki
    Department of Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Yokohama City University, Urafunecho, Minami Ku, Yokohama, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 18:236-41. 2008
    An assessment of the learning curve of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) might encourage its worldwide spread among inexperienced surgeons...
  87. ncbi Consensus review of optimal perioperative care in colorectal surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Group recommendations
    Kristoffer Lassen
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University Hospital Northern Norway, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
    Arch Surg 144:961-9. 2009
    ..To describe a consensus review of optimal perioperative care in colorectal surgery and to provide consensus recommendations for each item of an evidence-based protocol for optimal perioperative care...
  88. pmc Minimally invasive esophagectomy: outcomes in 222 patients
    James D Luketich
    Division of Thoracic Surgery and Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh 15213, USA
    Ann Surg 238:486-94; discussion 494-5. 2003
    ..To assess our outcomes after minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE)...
  89. ncbi A prospective randomized study between laparoscopic gastric banding and laparoscopic isolated sleeve gastrectomy: results after 1 and 3 years
    Jacques Himpens
    Department of Gastrointestinal and Obesity Surgery, European School of Laparoscopic Surgery, Saint Pierre University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
    Obes Surg 16:1450-6. 2006
    ..Isolated sleeve gastrectomy (SG), is less common, but more invasive and with a higher learning curve. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the results of GB and SG after 1 and 3 years of surgery...
  90. pmc Laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias: nine years' experience with 850 consecutive hernias
    B Todd Heniford
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232, USA
    Ann Surg 238:391-9; discussion 399-400. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias...
  91. ncbi A randomized controlled trial comparing open vs laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy for the treatment of early gastric cancer: an interim report
    Seigo Kitano
    Department of Surgery I, Oita Medical University, Oita, Japan
    Surgery 131:S306-11. 2002
    The application of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer remains controversial among gastric surgeons...
  92. ncbi Recurrence following laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer: a multicenter retrospective analysis of 1,417 patients
    Jyewon Song
    Department of Surgery, Insititute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:1777-86. 2010
    The risk of recurrence and recurrence patterns after laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer remain unclear...
  93. ncbi Bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity: a meta-analysis of weight loss outcomes for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Jane Garb
    Biostatistics, Department of Academic Affairs, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, USA
    Obes Surg 19:1447-55. 2009
    ..Although problems in study quality raised significant concerns regarding the validity of current weight loss estimates in this area, there was no evidence of publication bias...
  94. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery for nephrectomy as a feasible alternative to traditional laparoscopy
    James H Raybourn
    Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, USA
    Urology 75:100-3. 2010
    ..To report an initial clinical urologic experience using single-port surgery compared to the traditional laparoscopic technique for nephrectomy...
  95. ncbi Short-term outcomes of the Australasian randomized clinical study comparing laparoscopic and conventional open surgical treatments for colon cancer: the ALCCaS trial
    Peter J Hewett
    Division of Surgery, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville South, Australia
    Ann Surg 248:728-38. 2008
    b>Laparoscopy has revolutionized many abdominal surgical procedures. Laparoscopic colectomy has become increasingly popular...
  96. ncbi Laparoendoscopic single-site and conventional laparoscopic adrenalectomy: a matched case-control study
    Byong Chang Jeong
    Department of Urology, Sungkyunkwan University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
    J Endourol 23:1957-60. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe our initial clinical experience and assess the feasibility of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) in the treatment of benign adrenal adenoma...
  97. ncbi Single port access laparoscopic right hemicolectomy
    Pascal Bucher
    Department of Surgery, University Hospital Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Colorectal Dis 23:1013-6. 2008
    ..We report in this paper a new technique of umbilical SPA right hemicolectomy with conventional surgical oncologic principle and technique of minimally invasive colectomy...
  98. ncbi Laparoscopic entry: a review of techniques, technologies, and complications
    George A Vilos
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 29:433-65. 2007
    ..To provide clinical direction, based on the best evidence available, on laparoscopic entry techniques and technologies and their associated complications...
  99. ncbi Laparoscopic versus open total mesorectal excision with anal sphincter preservation for low rectal cancer
    Z G Zhou
    Department of General Surgery and Institute of Digestive Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 610041, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China
    Surg Endosc 18:1211-5. 2004
    ....
  100. ncbi Laparoscopic liver resection
    E Vibert
    Department of Digestive Diseases, Montsouris Institute, University Paris V, 42 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
    Br J Surg 93:67-72. 2006
    ..This paper describes a 10-year experience of laparoscopic liver surgery, including several major hepatectomies for malignant tumours...
  101. ncbi Are major laparoscopic pancreatic resections worthwhile? A prospective study of 32 patients in a single institution
    J L Dulucq
    Department of Abdominal Surgery, Maison de Santé Protestante, Bagatelle, 33401 Talence Bordeaux, France
    Surg Endosc 19:1028-34. 2005
    ..The current investigation studied pancreatic resection by laparoscopy. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and outcome of laparoscopic pancreatic ..

Research Grants62

  1. Beta Camera and Laparoscopic Probe for Surgical Cancer Removal.
    FARHAD DAGHIGHIAN; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also build a dual detector beta probe in a 5 mm diameter for laparoscopy using SSPMs and plastic scintillators...
  2. RISK FACTORS AS PREDICTORS OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
    Kurt T Barnhart; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..an EP of large size is not amenable to medical therapy, may require major surgery (laparotomy) instead of laparoscopy and can cause greater damage to fallopian tube (and greater impairment of fertility), even if treated before ..
  3. UNDERSTANDING OVARIAN CONTROL IN RARE BIOMEDICAL MODELS
    KATHARINE PELICAN; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..with expertise in endocrinology, immunoassay development, noninvasive hormone monitoring, gamete metabolism, laparoscopy, AI, IVF, immunohistochemistry, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and histology...
  4. Utilizing Ethyl Nitrate Gas in Laparoscopic Surgery
    James Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..that the results of these studies will be used to further develop and refine standards of care for human laparoscopy and will lead to a novel therapy for controlling the blood flow changes produced during pneumoperitoneum...
  5. Acoustic Measurement of Bubbles in Biological Media
    Georges Chahine; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A detailed plan for future phase animal experiment will then be developed. ..
  6. Clinical Development of Hemostatic Agent ClotFoam for Severe Hemorrhage
    Maja Nowakowski; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Substantial economic activity will be generated from the global provision of this core component. ..
  7. Developing Physics-Based Virtual Simulation Technology for Natural Orifice Transl
    DANIEL BOUGERE JONES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ....
  8. Real-Time Optical Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease using SFDI
    Sylvain Gioux; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Application of SFDI to minimally invasive techniques, such as colonoscopy and laparoscopy, however, has not yet been attempted because of formidable technical challenges in the correction of tissue ..
  9. A Novel Target for the Treatment of Endometriosis
    Paul D Crowe; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The proposed research will generate proof-of-principle data on antagonists to a previously unexplored drug target that is highly expressed in endometriosis and appears to be central to the pathophysiology of this debilitating disease. ..
  10. An Innovative Endoscopic Instrument with Full-Field Viewing and Intelligent Imagi
    STEVEN YI; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..7% annually during 2008-2015 to reach $1.1 billion by 2015. The market of the rigid endoscopes (e.g. laparoscopy, urology and arthroscopy) is slightly smaller than flexible endoscopes, but with similar market growth rate...
  11. Biosignature of the endometrium in women with endometriosis
    Neil Sidell; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Hence, a diagnostic alternative to laparoscopy or other surgical procedures is desperately needed...
  12. NORTH CENTRAL CANCER TREATMENT GROUP
    Jan C Buckner; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  13. Fluorophore-Conjugated Antibodies for Imaging and Resection of GI Tumors
    Meng Yang; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Specific Aim 3 Utilization of fluorescence laparoscopy to improve visualization of primary and metastatic GI cancers not otherwise seen under normal laparoscopic ..
  14. Nanotechnology for Minimally Invasive Cancer Detection and Resection
    Aaron M Mohs; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..The combined effect of increasing tumor delineation under minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery will have a profound impact on reducing the high mortality rates from cancer and the morbidity associated with surgery. ..
  15. Zosteric Acid Integrated Thermo-reversible Gels for Preventing Surgical Adhesions
    Bi min Newby; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ....
  16. Comparative Effectiveness of Novel Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
    Juliane Bingener-Casey; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..It is unclear whether these new techniques have any advantages over traditional laparoscopy. Validated, standardized comparison methods of one minimally invasive procedure with another are missing...
  17. Intraoperative Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging
    John V Frangioni; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..g., laparoscopy/endoscopy) NIR fluorescence technology for the approximately 50% of human surgeries that are no longer ..
  18. Device for Surgical Adhesion Prevention
    REKHA BANSAL; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Our ultimate goal is to develop an effective FDA approved anti-adhesion device for use in back and abdominal surgeries. ..
  19. Global methylation profile in endometrium of endometriosis patients
    Susan C Nagel; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..diagnostic test for endometriosis is lacking and thus the gold standard for diagnosis is dependent on laparoscopy. Due to the high cost and additional risk associated with laparoscopy and the absence of definitive diagnostic ..
  20. ENVIRONMENT CHEMICALS AND GYNECOLOGIC HEALTH (ENDO STUDY)
    Matthew Peterson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Approximately 850 women undergoing laparoscopy or laparotomy will be recruited along with approximately 200 women undergoing MRIs from the geographic areas ..
  21. Sutureless Resorbable Anti-Adhesion Films
    MICHAEL J DANILICH; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Immediate applications include prevention of adhesions after laparotomy and laparoscopy, but the material can be adapted easily to create a family of adhesives or sealants with properties that can be ..
  22. Clinical Epidemiology of Mycoplasma genitalium
    Patricia Totten; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Our three specific aims are to (1) define the role of M. genitalium in acute salpingitis in women undergoing laparoscopy in Nairobi Kenya; (2) define the association of M...
  23. Light-Triggered Drug Release in Primed Pancreatic Tumors
    Jonathan F Lovell; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..A clinical scenario might involve laparoscopy guidance (already used in PaCA) of a near infrared emitting optical fiber into the primary tumor to trigger ..
  24. Minimally Invasive Vaginal Prolapse Repair
    WALTER VON PECHMANN; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..A small but increasing number of surgeons are now performing sacral colpopexy via laparoscopy or robot-assisted laparoscopic surgery, including a novel technique that utilizes a single 2-3 cm umbilical ..
  25. System for Image-Guided, Minimally-Invasive Kidney Surgery
    David B Kynor; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..Unfortunately, the risk of serious complications in this laparoscopic procedure remains higher than in conventional open surgery. ..
  26. A laparoscopically-deployable HIFU device for tissue ablation
    Lawrence A Crum; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..The successful completion of the major goals of this effort provides the basic technology that would lead to increased use of laparoscopic procedures during organ and tissue sparing surgeries. ..
  27. Improved Surgical Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse
    KEITH LIPFORD; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..A small number of surgeons are attempting to perform the sacral colpopexy via laparoscopy or robot- assisted laparoscopic surgery...
  28. MECHANISMS OF INFERTILITY IN ENDOMETRIOSIS
    Serdar Bulun; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Alternatively, baboons that develop endometriosis spontaneously will be identified by laparoscopy. Activities of aberrant or deficient enzymes in endometriotic lesions will be determined using in vivo ..
  29. Micromachined 7MHz Two Dimensional Forward Looking Ultrasound Medical Penetrative
    ELI WIENER AVNEAR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The miniature transducer will be integrated into a forward looking intracardiac imaging catheter to assist real-time guidance during interventional electrophysiology procedures. ..
  30. Development of a simulation-based mental skills curriculum for surgeons
    Dimitrios Stefanidis; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..abstract_text> ..
  31. Enhanced Navigation for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Through Video Analysis
    GREGORY DONALD HAGER; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Once these goals are achieved, the algorithms will be assessed on patient data acquired during FESS procedures. Although aimed at FESS, the proposed methods are widely applicable to other areas of endoscopy and laparoscopy.
  32. Surgical Instrument Guide-MEMS (SIG-MEMS)
    VLADIMIR RUBTSOV; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..It will warn the surgeon when the instrument is approaching a vital part of the tissue, and will simultaneously provide important instrument positioning information in relation to other instruments. ..
  33. EVALUATION OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
    Stanley Rogers; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Given my training and experience in surgical endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy), I propose studying in the context of randomized controlled clinical trials three distinct areas of ..
  34. ENDOMETRIOSIS :TRADITIONAL MEDICINE VS HORMONE THERAPY
    Richard Hammerschlag; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The study is designed as a prospective trial of 66 women, with laparoscopy-diagnosed endometriosis, randomized to TCM or hormone therapy...
  35. A Secondary Task for Measuring Laparoscopic Skill
    MARK WILLIAM SCERBO; Fiscal Year: 2012
    ..can be coupled to any spatial task where surgeons use a video/computer display to monitor their actions (laparoscopy, endoscopy, radiology, etc...
  36. REDUCED INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE DURING LAPAROSCOPY
    Mark Talamini; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The information provided by this investigation will be essential in patient care as increasing numbers of patients undergo operations using the CO2 pneumoperitoneum. ..
  37. An evaluation of the benefits of tactile feedback in robotic surgery
    Erik Dutson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..Added: Results from this proposal will provide information that is essential for design of the next generation of tip-mounted tactile sensors, which is critical for future improvements in sensor systems.] ..
  38. An In Vivo Robotic Camera and Biopsy System for Laparoscopic Surgery
    Stephen Platt; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..by applicant): The proposed project explores a potential new approach to minimally invasive abdominal surgery (laparoscopy) that involves inserting miniature robotic assistants entirely into the abdominal cavity of the patient...
  39. Interventional PhotoAcoustic Surgical System (i-PASS)
    Russell H Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..We will evaluate the technology developed in artificial &ex vivo phantoms and in a small in vivo pilot study. ..
  40. Developing a Virtual Basic Laparoscopic Skill Trainer (VBLaST)
    DANIEL BOUGERE JONES; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..SA2) To establish the validity of the VBLaST as a training tool. SA3) To evaluate the usefulness of the VBLaST as a training tool. SA4) To develop a web-based interface for the VBLaST. ..
  41. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Esophageal Reflux
    Samuel Finlayson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The R03 grant would provide the required financial resources to carefully address these challenges. ..
  42. Image-Guided Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
    CHRISTOPHER HASSER; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..A new generation of minimally invasive surgery has emerged that uses a robot to hold surgical tools during laparoscopy or thoracoscopy, under direct control by the surgeon...
  43. Multifunction Robotic Tools for Natural Orifice and Single Incision Surgery
    Carl A Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..In the past two decades, laparoscopy has proven this concept, and telerobotics has enhanced the surgeon's capacity for visualization and ..
  44. Aging & Mechanisms of Human Protein Synthesis
    James Fluckey; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Fluckey to develop into an independent research scientist in aging. ..
  45. In-Vivo Optical Imaging of Chemically Targeted Tumor Tis
    KARIM JALLAD; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Thus this Phase I project is the basis for subsequent human medical trials to be carried out at the Indiana University Medical School in Phase II. ..
  46. C-View Semi-rigid Endoscope for Urological Applications
    MICHELLE SIMKULET; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The C-View semi- rigid scope is broadly applicable to urological procedures, laparoscopy and endoscopic general surgery...
  47. Use of Electrostatic Actuators for 3D Laparoscopy
    Scott Goodwin; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Integration of the two technologies is conceptually feasible and would provide the most effective bioengineering method to achieve the visual imaging modalities surgeons require for their daily laparoscopic and endoscopic operation. ..
  48. Bioswellable Absorbable Monofilament Sutures
    SHALABY SHALABY; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..a first generation of swellable sutures with a focus on the absorbable monofilament type and those for use in laparoscopy and microsurgery...
  49. AUTOMATED LAPAROSCOPE POSITIONING SYSTEM
    Yulun Wang; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..This phase l effort would allow us to build upon AESOP by testing a new human-interface idea which would significantly improve its usability and acceptance...
  50. AUTOMATIC SUTURING AND LIGATING DEVICE
    Thomas Egan; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..These devices, applicable to virtually every form of wound closure, promise significant savings in wound closure time, and therefore cost, as well as improvements in safety and opportunities for less invasive surgery. ..
  51. ULTRASONIC DEVICES FOR LAPAROSCOPIC TUMOR REMOVAL
    IGOR MALINOWSKI; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  52. Psychophysical and Neural Mechanisms of Texture Perception through Probes
    Takashi Yoshioka; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of the proposed studies have important implications for designing haptic interfaces such as remote tools used in laparoscopic surgery and tele-surgery. ..
  53. TRAINING SIMULATOR FOR VIDEO LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
    BRIAN CRAINE; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..These skills are critical to the safe performance of video laparoscopic surgery and are fundamentally different from the surgical skills routinely taught to surgeons...
  54. NON-INVASIVE IMMUNODETECTION OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY
    DAVID CASAL; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..regnancy could provide earlier, non-invasive diagnosis of EP, bypassing costly ultrasound r invasive diagnostic laparoscopy. Furthermore, rapid and accurate diagnosis and treatment could lower the rate of tubal rupture thereby lowering ..
  55. Spectroscopic Polarized-Light-Based Laparoscopy
    Joseph Walsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    We propose to improve the visibility of endometrial lesions during laparoscopy. Specifically, we propose the development of a laparoscopic system in which the polarization of the incident and detected light is controlled...
  56. VIRTUAL REALITY SURGICAL SIMULATION FOR HEMICHOLECTOMY
    JONATHAN MERRIL; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..RealityEngine-based graphics super-computer. HT's goal is to produce complete VR-based simulations at a reasonable price, allowing widespread distribution of these simulations to both institutions and individual physicians...
  57. VIDEO IMAGE PROCESSING FOR LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY
    BRIAN CRAINE; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..of this project we will characterize the color properties of key anatomical structures as viewed by a video laparoscopy. Specifically the variation of these properties within a single patient throughout the course of the procedure ..
  58. Videoscopic Drainage of Infected Pancreatic Collections
    Karen Horvath; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The long-term goal is to use data obtained from this study as the basis for a multicenter, Phase III, randomized study comparing the VARD to the current standard of care, open surgical necrosectomy. ..
  59. Hepatic Arterial Flouridine and IV Bevacizumab for Primary Hepatic Malignancy
    William Jarnagin; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Furthermore, several important clinical issues are addressed by the proposed correlative studies, the results of which would be of broad general interest in clinical oncology. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  60. Realistic Techniques for Virtual Surgery
    Suvranu De; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  61. Novel Signaling Targets in GI Neuroendocrine Tumors
    Herbert Chen; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The possibility that raf-l-mediated hormone suppression could be induced by a soluble factor would provide a plausible, therapeutic delivery method. ..