This study examines if outcomes of veterans undergoing endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in the VA system rival those in other published studies.
This multicenter cohort analysis aims to validate previously identified prognostic factors in acute cholangitis, evaluate the effect of timing of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography on clinical outcomes, and compare recent experience with acute cholangitis vs a historical cohort.
This Surgical Innovation discusses the use of endoluminal vacuum therapy for esophageal, gastric, and small intestine leaks or perforations.
This article reviews the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
This study assesses the use of confocal laser endomicroscopy to diagnose and grade bladder cancer and applied crowdsourcing to determine the barriers to learning how to diagnose cancer using confocal laser endomicroscopy.
This review article found that laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a very effective and long-lasting treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Eid and coauthors investigate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic gastric plication with the StomaphyX device in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.
Orloff evaluates the findings of 2 randomized clinical trials that compared the use of (1) emergency portacaval shunt (EPCS) and emergency endoscopic sclerotherapy and (2) EPCS and transjugular intrahepatic portal-systemic shunt in patients with bleeding esophageal varices.
Brar et al define optimal treatment strategies for gastric adenocarcinoma. See also the invited commentary by Schulick.
Schwartz and colleagues examined whether the 16-hour intern work limit, implemented in July 2011, has adversely affected operative experience. Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, provides an invited commentary.
Rose et al demonstrate that duodenal anastomoses for biliary reconstruction are at least as safe and effective as Roux-en-Y jejunal anastomoses, with the benefits of operative simplicity and ease of postoperative endoscopic evaluation. See the invited commentary by Donahue.