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Background: The early detection of colorectal anastomotic leakage (CAL) remains challenging despite advancements in diagnostic methods. Reliable markers are needed to reduce patient morbidity and mortality. Cytokines in drain fluid and systemic cytokine levels have shown potential as predictive markers for CAL, but more robust evidence is required. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the importance of peritoneal and serum or plasma interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in the early detection of CAL after colorectal surgery in colorectal cancer patient....[more]

Therapeutic Implications of PTEN Loss in Patients with Cowden Syndrome and Renal Cell Cancer
Katia Lanzafame, Nicola Inzerilli, Rosaria Carciotto, Claudio Longhitano, Stefania Stella, Lo Bianco Salvatore, Lorenzo Rossi, Paolo Vigneri
Systematic Review, Sept 2023
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-588
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Purpose: Patients with Cowden syndrome (CS) have an increased lifetime risk of developing cancers, particularly breast, uterus, thyroid, colon and renal cell cancer. CS is associated with a germline mutation of PTEN, a gene that plays an important role in carcinogenesis. This review hypothesized that inactivation of PTEN could have dramatic consequences on response of treatments in patients with Cowden Syndrome.

Methods: This systematic review has been reported in line with PRISMA and AMSTAR, we investigated to deficit of PTEN and the resp....[more]

A Comparative Study of 3 Short Screening Questionnaires for Alcohol Consumption in Patients on the Waiting List for Liver Transplant....
Corina Pietrareanu, Liliana Simona Gheorghe, Speranta Maria Iacob, Claudia Jorza, Carmen Cristina Ester, Mihaela Corina Ghioca
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-590
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Background: Alcohol consumption is increasing worldwide, as being the most popular drug used for recreational purposes. Excessive consumption leads to irreversible liver damage, and since 2015 alcoholic cirrhosis has become the main indication of liver transplantation (LT).

Methods: Our aim was to create the epidemiological profile, of the cirrhotic patient who consumes alcohol and is considered a candidate for LT. Evaluation of alcohol consumption by applying three screening questionnaires: CAGE, AUDIT-C and FAST. Survival ....[more]

Practical Decision-Making in Regards to Colonoscopy following Admission for Acute Diverticulitis
Durr-e-Nayab Masood, Mark Tacey, Neil Strugnell, Russell Hodgson
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-595
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Objective: Patients with acute diverticulitis (AD) have an increased risk of underlying colorectal cancer (CRC), however those with uncomplicated AD may have the same underlying population risk. Despite evidence suggesting these patients may not require further endoscopy, published guidelines still recommended Colonoscopy as standard post-diverticulitis management. A practical approach to the definition of bowel wall thickening may improve negative predictability, a potential impediment to omitting colonoscopic followup.

Material and Methods: A 2-year (July 2....[more]

Functional Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass with Fundectomy and Gastric Remnant Exploration (LRYGBfse): Learning Curve Assessme....
Giovanni Lesti, Marco Antonio Zappa, Gianluca Bonitta, Andrea Sozzi, Davide Bona, Alberto Aiolfi
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-593
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Introduction: The functional laparoscopic gastric bypass with fundectomy and gastric remnant exploration (LRYGBfse) has been described in attempt to overcome the intrinsic limitations of the LRYGB with promising results. However, the detailed learning curve related to this innovative procedure has not been assessed.

Materials and Methods: Retrospective multicenter study from December 2010 to January 2015. Data were prospectively collected from one surgeon experienced in laparoscopic surgery. The cumulative summation methodol....[more]

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