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Amr Al-abbas
University of Pittsburgh
Robotic surgerySurgerySurgical oncologyGeneral surgeryMedicine
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#1Hao Liu (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Mazen S. Zenati (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 28
Last. Amer H. Zureikat (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 29
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BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) is increasingly utilized for pancreatic cancer, however the added benefit of adjuvant therapy (AT) in this setting is unknown. We hypothesized that the magnitude of CA19-9 response to NAT can guide the need for further AT in resected pancreatic cancer. METHODS: CA19-9 secretors who received NAT for pancreatic cancer during 2008-2016 at a single institution were analyzed and CA19-9 response (difference between pre- and post-NAT values) was measured. Kaplan-Me...
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#1Patrick R. Varley (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 6
#2Amr Al-abbas (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 2
Last. Melissa E. Hogg (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 17
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Though minimally invasive approaches have been readily incorporated into many areas of oncologic surgery, their use for pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) has been less widespread. However, with the introduction of a robotic platform, surgeons have been able to overcome the technical challenges that limited the adoption of laparoscopic PD. Robotic PD (RPD) can now be performed with the same safety and oncologic outcome profile as open PD and is the preferred surgical approach in our institution. Here,...
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#1L. Mark Knab (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Mazen S. Zenati (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 28
Last. Melissa E. Hogg (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 17
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#1Brian A. Boone (WVU: West Virginia University)H-Index: 15
#2Mazen S. Zenati (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 28
Last. Herbert J. Zeh (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 61
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Background Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is associated with a hypercoagulable state, resulting in a high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Risk of VTE is well established for patients receiving chemotherapy for advanced disease and during the perioperative period for patients undergoing surgical resection. However, data are lacking for patients undergoing neoadjuvant treatment followed by resection, who may have a unique risk of VTE because of exposure to both chemotherapy and surge...
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#1Vernissia Tam (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 5
#2Devin Rogers (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
Last. Melissa E. Hogg (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 17
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Abstract Background Over the past 5 y, robotic surgery has expanded within general surgery, especially in regard to hernia repairs. We aimed to evaluate the outcomes of the early experience of over 300 consecutive robotic inguinal hernia repairs performed in an academic multihospital system. Methods Consecutive robotic inguinal hernia repairs performed between December 2015 and June 2017 were analyzed. Retrospective chart review was performed, and hospital records were queried. Descriptive stati...
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#2Jae P. JungH-Index: 1
Last. Amer H. ZureikatH-Index: 29
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#1L. Mark Knab (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Mazen S. Zenati (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 28
Last. Melissa E. Hogg (University of Pittsburgh)H-Index: 17
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Background Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for complex oncologic operations, although currently there is no standardized curriculum in place for surgical oncologists. We describe the evolution of a proficiency-based robotic training program implemented for surgical oncology fellows, and demonstrate the outcomes of the program.
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