14 February 20195 Things you should know about Recurrent Nerve Monitoring during Thyroid Surgery
Since its beginnings on the 19thcentury, thyroid surgery has aimed to resect thyroid diseases as well as to preserve the structures adjacent to the thyroid gland, such as the parathyroid glands and the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN), that are of utmost importance for maintenance of quality of life. Postoperative RLN palsy prevention was achieved through visual identification. Both Lahey and Riddell became advocates of routine nerve dissection and visualization during thyroidectomy, and this has become the gold standard procedure after several studies confirmed that RLN integrity is protected by routine visual identification. Nonetheless, in clinical practice, RLN palsy can ensue even if the nerve is anatomically intact. This gap between anatomical and functional nerve preservation was solved with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM).
12 February 2019Laparoscopic transduodenal ampullectomy for ampullar tumor
Dr. Herrero and Dr. Cugat perform a laparoscopic transduodenal ampullectomy for the treatment of a Vater ampulla solid tumor and present a surgical video with its main steps.
7 February 2019Update in Achalasia Treatment
We will focus on the details of the available treatments for idiopathic achalasia. We will also provide details about some recent high-quality studies. Finally, we will discuss which is the best treatment depending on the achalasia subtype.
5 February 2019A longer biliopancreatic limb in Roux-en-YGB improves weight loss in the first years after surgery: results of a randomized controlled trial
In this video Dr. Berends discusses the impact of biliopancreatic limb length on weight loss when performing a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbidly obese patients, according to the results of his randomized trial, the Elegance Trial.
1 February 2019Big data in surgical practice – The new gold standard?
We were delighted to welcome Professor Johan Askling, Karolinska Institutet, to our meeting in Nice to discuss the role of big data in surgical practice.
31 January 2019Strategies Against Resistance & Stewardship
In this lecture, Jan J. De Waele explains how different antimicrobial resistances are produced and how this problem can be improved by integrating antimicrobial stewardship strategies in clinical practice, upholding the best antibiotic empirical therapy while reducing antibiotic consumption.
29 January 2019Defining weight recidivism and success: When to operate and when to wait
In this excellent presentation, Abdelrahman A. Nimeri reviews the concepts of weight loss and the long-term consequences of the most common bariatric procedures. He also explains the currents trends in the treatment of superobese patients.
25 January 2019MSI, HNPCC, Lynch syndrome and immunotherapy including vaccine: an update
ESCP were delighted to host a joint session with EHTG (European Hereditary Tumour Group) on hereditary colorectal cancer. Part of this session saw Matthias Kloor present on ‘SI, HNPCC, Lynch syndrome and immunotherapy including vaccine: an update’
24 January 20195 things that surgeons should know about neoadjuvant treatment in esophageal cancer
Details of neoadjuvant treatment in esophageal cancer: why, when, and how to use it? We will go into the details of big trials such as the FLOT and CROSS studies. Finally, we will discuss the new drugs and the importance of targeted therapies.
22 January 2019Non-heart beating donors (NHBD): 5 things you should know
The rise in the demand for liver donors in end-stage liver disease has led to a search for new sources, such as the non-heart beating donation or donation after cardiac arrest. Its importance has been growing in the last decades and it now is a significant source of organs along with the donation after brain death. We briefly review the main characteristics of this type of donation.