14 August 2018Genomic Medicine in Colorectal Cancer: Why Personalised Therapies are Doomed to Fail
Simon Buczacki, Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Cambridge Cancer Centre (United Kingdom) reviews the state of the art of targeted therapies in colorectal cancer.
9 August 2018When do we have to use prostheses in burst abdomen? When reinforced tension line sutures?
Based on the current literature, Dr. Pilar Hernández Granados provides an update on the importance of reinforced tension line sutures and placement of a mesh when closing a burst abdomen.
7 August 2018Sleeve Gastrectomy: from the origin to the present, towards the future
Sleeve gastrectomy is one of the most usual procedures in bariatric surgery. Its long-term results are still being analyzed and compared to those of gastric bypass. Dr. Gagner summarizes the most important data on this subject.
2 August 2018Expanding utilization of SPY technology: Applications for Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Melanoma and Breast Cancer Patients
During the ISPIES summit 2017, Dr. Newman discussed the applications of indocyanine green for sentinel lymph node identification in melanoma and breast cancer patients, with supporting evidence and an explanatory video.
31 July 2018Standardized Fascial Closure Technique in Patients Undergoing an Emergency Laparotomy
In this lecture, Mai-Britt Tolstrup presents the results and conclusions of her study evaluating a new technique that would reduce the rate of fascial dehiscence after an emergency laparotomy with the introduction of a standardized abdominal fascial closure technique. This consists of slowly absorbable (polydioxanone) suture material in a continuous suturing ‘‘small steps’’ technique, with a minimum a wound-suture ratio of 1 : 4.
26 July 2018Basics of Surgical Site Infection Prevention
Xavier Guirao, Head of the Endocrine-Head-Neck Surgery Unit at Parc Taulí (Barcelona, Spain) reviews the basics of Surgical Site Infection Prevention.
24 July 2018Advanced Imaging and Digital Surgery
In this lecture, Dr. Manish Chand provides an update on the role of the new technologies in surgery. He mainly focuses on online platforms, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and fluorescence imaging.
19 July 2018Mechanisms for surgical control of diabetes. An update
Metabolic surgery for hyperglycemia and diabetes control still hides unrevealed pathophysiologic pathways. Dr. Pattou and his team from the Endocrine and Metabolic Surgery Department work to understand this metabolic effect.
17 July 2018Hybrid laparoscopy and TAMIS approach for management of colorectal anastomosis leakage
David Ke presented his experience with the treatment of colorectal anastomosis leakage combining laparoscopy and transanal approaches during the International Colorectal Disease Symposium (ICDS) held in Hong Kong.
12 July 2018The Role of Robotics in Revisional Surgery
Dr. Keith Kim explains the current role of, as well as its most recent results and the advantages that can be achieved through this challenging and innovative approach.