Navigation Links
Nationwide minimally invasive surgery rates triple for pancreatic disease
Date:1/15/2014

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report a three-fold increase in the use of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) across the nation for patients with pancreatic disease. Although adaptation of MIS for this difficult-to-reach gland is recent, the growing trend points to improved patient outcomes, such as reduced bleeding and infections. Now published online, the paper will appear in the March print edition of JAMA Surgery.

"For the first time, we show a nationwide tripling of keyhole pancreatic surgery rates for benign and malignant pancreatic disease from 2.4 percent in 1998 to 7.3 percent in 2009. Both laparoscopic and robotic approaches for distal pancreas removal are associated with lower rates of inpatient complications and shorter hospital stays," said Jason Sicklick, MD, assistant professor of surgery, UC San Diego School of Medicine, and surgical oncologist at UC San Diego Health System. "Patients should know that select approaches for minimally invasive pancreatic operations are safe depending upon the lesion's size and location in the pancreas."

The pancreas is a large gland located deep in the abdomen, behind the stomach and next to the spleen. The gland produces digestive juices and hormones that regulate blood sugar. To a surgeon's hand, the pancreas has a soft consistency. Due to its fragility and location near major vascular structures, the pancreas has been one of the last organs to be part of the MIS trend.

Sicklick added that with increased surgeon experience performing complex pancreatic and hepatobiliary operations, the application of minimally invasive techniques has slowly diffused from academic hospitals to the community setting. However, it has yet to reach its maximum potential.

The retrospective study compared utilization trends between MIS and traditional open techniques for pancreatic cancer operations from 1998 to 2009. Researchers evaluated in-hospital
'/>"/>

Contact: Jackie Carr
jcarr@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nationwide Childrens Hospital develops prototype for safer, child-resistant spray bottle
2. West Nile Cases Pass 4,700 Mark Nationwide: CDC
3. Severe acute kidney injuries rise rapidly nationwide
4. Next Generation Water Filter Review, the Elemaris XL by MAVEA – Review on Nationwide Televisions News Show, NewsWatch
5. JB Communications Launches MediWebPR: A New Nationwide Online Public Relations Program for the Healthcare Industry
6. Dental Plan Experts Offers Discounted Dental Plans Nationwide
7. Mesothelioma Victims Center's Unequaled Services for Victims are Available Nationwide and Because Quality Matters They Offer the Names of the Best Mesothelioma Law Firms
8. Dr. S. Mark McKenna CEO of ShapeMed (Atlanta, GA) Launches Innovative Fitness App Nationwide
9. Mary Washington Healthcare to Host the National “Day of Dance for Your Health” with Over 75 Hospitals Nationwide
10. The HearStrong Foundation Launches Nationwide to Acknowledge the Accomplishments of Those with Hearing Loss
11. MedicationDiscountCard.com Makes Androgel More Affordable Nationwide
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Nationwide minimally invasive surgery rates triple for pancreatic disease
(Date:7/29/2014)... Colorado (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Daily ... that the program was actually created by a popular ... too. He tried numerous treatments for this disorder, but ... found himself in the situation of having to look ... years of research. Dawson used this method, too, to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells ... safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the ... , the official medical journal of the ... cells offer tremendous potential, but the marketplace is saturated ... patients at risk," write Dr Michael T. Longaker of ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... the website of Time Magazine titled “From Kim’s Butt ... Kim Kardashian’s butt is the celebrity feature ... and their features include Beyoncé’s butt, Jennifer Lawrence’s ... lips. This information is based on data collected by ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Tylenol lawsuits ( ... allegedly suffered serious liver injuries due to the ... in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District ... reports. According to an Order dated July 23rd, ... to bellwether case and discovery issues. Among other ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Avenidas is always looking for ... again, the non-profit agency is doing just that with the ... , This event gives seniors the opportunity to learn about ... will be a variety of fun activities, including a Tai ... and artists. In addition, there will be food tastings, courtesy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Natural Vitiligo Treatment System Review Reveals Michael Dawson’s New Vitiligo Cure Program 2Health News:Beware of claims about cosmetic stem cells procedures, says review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2Health News:Celebrity Plastic Surgery: Kim Kardashian’s Butt Tops the List of Celebrity Plastic Surgery Requests 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Tylenol Lawsuit News: Federal Court Overseeing Tylenol Liver Damage Claims Sets New Deadlines Pertaining to Discovery, Bellwether Trials, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Avenidas Hosts Third Annual Successful Aging Celebration 2
... Total hip arthroplasty (THA), or hip replacement, is ... studies have only followed patients for up to ... December issue of Arthritis Care & Research ( ... eight years following hip replacement and found a ...
... obtained agreement with the United States, Food and Drug ... SP1049C for the treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma of the ... upper gastrointestinal tract, ... clinical trial will compare SP1049C plus Best Supportive Care (BSC),versus BSC ...
... Flick, presents World AIDS Day Special ... SIRIUS Satellite Radio,Interview with Madonna and exclusive performances from Cyndi Lauper, Indigo ... Bell and others, NEW YORK, Nov. 28 SIRIUS Satellite Radio,(Nasdaq: ... --,Saturday, December 1 -- with an exclusive broadcast event on SIRIUS OutQ,109, ...
... Over the past few weeks,there has been a ... the meat industry and the USDA that permits ... failed to be "non-negative" for E.,coli O157:H7,( http://www.ehagroup.com/epidemiology/illnesses/e-coli-O157-H7.asp ... includes cooking to the thermal death,stage for all ...
... Breast cancer is a disease with a number ... have seen that these risks are often compounded by ... exactly, do social disadvantages, genetics, race and culture add ... women? , These are among the questions in ...
... of Americans still weigh much too much, study finds , , ... hasn,t increased much in recent years, but there are still ... study reports. , The study, based on 2005-06 data from ... , More than a third of American adults (about 72 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Long-term improvement seen with hip replacement 2Health News:Supratek Pharma Inc. announced today that under the Special Protocol 2Health News:SIRIUS OutQ Honors International Day of AIDS Awareness 2Health News:SIRIUS OutQ Honors International Day of AIDS Awareness 3Health News:The USDA 'E. coli Loophole' in Ground Beef: Much Ado About Nothing 2Health News:The USDA 'E. coli Loophole' in Ground Beef: Much Ado About Nothing 3Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 2Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 3Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 4Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 5Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 6Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 7Health News:New perspectives on health disparities in breast cancer research 8Health News:Obesity Rates Leveling Off Among U.S. Adults 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... YORK , July 29, 2014  Longtime industry ... Caremark Rx, Drew Crawford today announced the ... the leading independent media source dedicated to delivering fair, ... on the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry .  ... of, and context behind, industry news.   The outlet will ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014 McGraw-Hill Education Professional, ... the science, technical, and medical communities, has announced the ... off-line mobile application of the world-renowned medical education platform. ... AccessMedicine App , available for download onto all ... be able to gain access to valuable AccessMedicine ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... According to a new market ... Devices Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth ... trauma fixation devices market is estimated at USD 6.1 ... a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 to 2019, to ... 2020. Browse the Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drew Crawford Announces Launch of PBM365 Media 2McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 2McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: