R Albrecht

HELIOS Klinikum Aue, Stadt Aue, Saxony, Germany

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  • Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 10/2013; 138(5):e27-34. · 0.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction, Aim and Method: Consecutive female patients undergoing hybrid NOS appendectomy (NA - with prospectively collected data) and laparoscopic appendectomy (LA - with retrospectively registered data) were compared by means of a matched-pair analysis according to selected criteria such as patient age, BMI, ASA and previous operations showing a near-perfect congruence with the following aims to: 1) demonstrate the feasibility of NA and to estimate its general costs, and 2) elucidate the outcome of the two techniques using available perioperative parameters from daily clinical practice. In particular, operating time, complications, histopathological findings, postoperative hospital stay and analgesic scores were used for comparison. A gynaecological follow-up investigation was carried out on the day of discharge and after a medium-term time period of 4 weeks in the NA group, and 6 months postoperatively, patients of both groups were interviewed using a standardised questionnaire. Results: From 05/01/2008 to 02/28/2010, transvaginal NA (n = 30) was compared with the results of the conventional LA (n = 30) in 60 female patients with regard to the operative outcome. Overall, matched-pair analysis of LA with NA, the novel technique resulted in the assessment of basically comparable surgical procedures with regard to perioperative routine parameters and outcome. There were no intraoperative complications in either of the two approaches; conversion was not required in both techniques. In addition, there were no significant differences in operating time (p = 0.099), postoperative complications (p = 0.72) and analgesic scores (p = 0.33/0.46). Postoperative hospital stay was even slightly shorter in the NA group (p = 0.02). The costs of the two methods are almost identical if the same instruments are used. Patient interviews suggested a slightly faster recovery, greater satisfaction with the better cosmetic outcome as well as a reduced pain intensity in favour of transvaginal NA. Conclusion: Provided that a well developed laparoscopic expertise exists, it turned out i) that there are no serious reasons to resist a quick inauguration and establishment of NA for selected cases as well as ii) even to facilitate further clinical distribution of NA. Further systematic data collection appears to be indicated to analyse long-term outcome as parameters of an appropriate quality assurance.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 12/2012; · 0.69 Impact Factor
  • R Albrecht, H Koch, C Bochmann
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 12/2012; · 0.69 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Resection of colorectal liver or lung metastases is an established therapeutical concept at present. However, an affection of both these organs is frequently still regarded as incurable. METHODS: All cancer patients are documented in our prospective cancer registry since 1995. Data of patients who underwent liver and lung resection for colorectal metastases were extracted and analysed. RESULTS: Sixty-five patients underwent surgery for liver and lung metastases. In 33 cases, the first distant metastasis was diagnosed synchronously to the primary tumour. For the remaining patients, median time interval between primary tumour and first distant metastasis was 18 months (5-69 months). Complete resection was achieved in 51 patients (79 %) and was less likely in patients with synchronous disease (p = 0.017). Negative margins (p = 0.002), the absence of pulmonary involvement in synchronous metastases (p = 0.0003) and single metastases in both organs (p = 0.036) were associated with a better prognosis. Five- and 10-year survival rates for all patients are 57 and 15 % from diagnosis of the primary tumour, 37 and 14 % from resection of the first metastasis and 20 and 15 % from resection of the second metastasis. After complete resection, 5- and 10-year survival rates increased to 61 and 18 %, 43 and 17 % as well as 25 and 19 %, respectively. Long-term survivors (≥10 years) were seen only after complete resection of both metastases. CONCLUSIONS: Patients with resectable liver and lung metastases of the colorectal primary should be considered for surgery after multidisciplinary evaluation regardless of the number or size of the metastases or the disease-free intervals. Clear resection margins are the strongest prognostic parameter.
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease 08/2012; · 2.24 Impact Factor
  • R Albrecht, C Bochmann
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    ABSTRACT: Surgery of complicated sigmoid diverticulitis should be as gentle as possible. Serious time pressure, unpredictable operation fields and unprepared bowel determine the surgical strategy. Hence, we examine whether minimal invasive surgery (MIS) (i. e., Hartmann procedure) is suited for emergency conditions in selected patients. Furthermore, the objective of the study was to -assess the feasibility of the reversal of Hartmann procedure in appropriate patients after a preceding classical or laparoscopic intervention. -Between 2005 and 2009 128 patients with sigma diverticulitis were operated, 72 patients of them with complicated sigmoid diverticulitis (peritonitis, haemorrhage, ileus, perforation), The classical Hartmann procedure was performed in 45 (35 %) patients, 39 of them being treated within 24 hours. The laparoscopically assisted Hartmann procedure was realised in 15 patients and could be successfully completed in 13 cases. The cor-responding mortality rate was 0 %. A Hartmann reversal could be performed in 26 patients (58 %). A laparoscopic approach was chosen in 16 patients and could be successfully completed in 14 cases. 12 patients were operated with classical Hartmann reversal. The respective mortality rates in both groups were 0 %. We therefore conclude that in cases of peritonitis due to sigmoid diverticulitis laparoscopic surgery, like laparoscopically assisted Hartmann procedure and a subsequent laparoscopically assisted reversal could be recommended in selected patients.
    Zentralblatt für Chirurgie 02/2011; 136(1):61-5. · 0.69 Impact Factor