On comparison of patients undergoing LRYGB with simultaneous LHHR with those who underwent LRYGB without a diagnosis of HH, there was no significant difference in mortality, morbidity, length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission, or cost shown. On comparison of patients with HH who underwent LRYGB and simultaneous LHHR with those who had LRYGB without LHHR, no significant difference with regards to all the outcome measures was also shown.
In conclusion, concomitant hiatal hernia repair with LRYGB appears to be safe and feasible. These patients did not have any significant differences in morbidity, mortality, LOS, readmission rate, or cost. Randomized controlled studies should further look
into the benefit of hiatal hernia repair in regards to reflux symptoms and weight loss for LRYGB patients.”
“The burden of neonatal invasive Candida infection A-769662 (ICI) has been increasing recently and identification
of effective preventative and treatment strategies is a priority. In this view, the echinocandin class of antifungal agents has emerged as a suitable and promising option for treatment. These agents have overall characteristics that suitably meet the needs of neonatal patients, such as coverage against biofilms and against fluconazole-resistant strains of Candida spp, which is an issue in an epoch of increasing LDN-193189 mw prophylactic use of fluconazole in the nursery. Micafungin is the only echinocandin authorized for neonatal use by the EMA, based on efficacy and PK data from neonatal populations. Although the kinetics and appropriate dosing of this agent
in premature and term infants have been described in the recent years, through either neonatal studies or extrapolation form adult data, further studies are needed to better address this area. These studies should be properly designed for neonatal populations, and must better address long-term safety and the clinical outcomes related to echinocandin use in neonates.”
“Limited information is available regarding reversal of gastric bypass. While reversal will lead to weight regain and return of comorbid conditions, procedure reversal is sometimes necessary due to complications. The decision to reverse versus revise is difficult; currently, there are no established guidelines. The objective was to review one center’s SB203580 experience with reversals of gastric bypass and jejunoileal bypass procedures and identify potential indications as well as technical feasibility and short-term outcomes. A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database from 1999 to 2010 was conducted; 12 patients who underwent reversal of non-banding bariatric procedures were included. There was no major perioperative morbidity in elective patients; one patient whose reversal was part of a second-look operation had massive intestinal necrosis. There was one (8.3 %) non-procedure-related postoperative death. No leaks were identified in any of the reversals.