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Whipple procedure

Whipple procedure

A Whipple procedure — also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy — is a complex operation…

Diverticulosis

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diverticulosis doesn’t mean diverticulitis

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After my last colonoscopy, I was told I have diverticulosis. Will this lead to diverticulitis? I currently have no symptoms but wonder if I should do anything to prevent it from progressing. ANSWER: Although the two conditions are related, and diverticulosis is a risk factor for diverticulitis, many people who have diverticulosis […]

4 ideas para hacer mejores compras.

4 ideas para hacer mejores compras.

La manera de comprar alimentos puede tener un gran impacto en la salud general. Las decisiones en un viaje de una hora a través del supermercado pueden afectar el valor de una semana de comer. Y si las opciones son malas, los kilos pueden sumarse con el tiempo. Por eso la dietista Angie Murad, de […]

scott michael

La historia exitosa de un trasplante de hígado

El estadounidense Scott Saint Michael siempre había sido un tipo grande, nunca había tenido presión alta ni niveles de azúcar elevados. Rara vez visitaba al médico y pocas veces se había hecho un análisis. Un día Scott comenzó a acumular una gran cantidad de líquido en el estómago y padecía dolores incontrolables. Su condición se […]

traumatistmo

Epidemiología del trauma en México

Juan Ramón Aguilar Saavedra, Rodrigo Morales de la Cerda, Raúl Gálvez Treviño, Francisco Javier López Mendoza La patología traumática representa actualmente la cuarta causa de muerte en la población en general, sólo detrás de la diabetes mellitus, el cáncer y la cardiopatía isquémica; y es la primera causa de muerte en personas en edad productiva. […]

Laparoscopic robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case-matched comparison with open resection.

Laparoscopic robotic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case-matched comparison with open resection.

Aguilar-Saavedra JR, Chalikonda S1, Walsh RM. BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive procedures have expanded recently to include pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), but the efficacy of a laparoscopic robotic-assisted approach has not been demonstrated. A case-matched comparison was undertaken to study outcomes between laparoscopic robotic approach (LRPD) and the conventional open counterpart (OPD). METHODS: From March 2009 through December 2010, […]

Robotic distal pancreatectomy: cost effective?

Robotic distal pancreatectomy: cost effective?

Between August 2008 and August 2009, 77 distal pancreatectomies were performed at a single academic medical center. A retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data on demographics, short-term outcomes, and direct cost was performed.

Survival after resection for invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multi-institutional comparison according to American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage.

Survival after resection for invasive intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm and for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multi-institutional comparison according to American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage.

From 1999 to 2009, 113 patients underwent resection for inv-IPMN at 2 large academic institutions. These data were compared with 845 patients during the same period undergoing resection for PDAC. Demographics, pathology, and overall survival (OS) were compared according to current American Joint Committee on Cancer stage