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ASGBI 2016 International Surgical Congress

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Volume 103 Issue 3 (February 2016) is now available online

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- Remember we now publish Spanish translations of all abstracts; they can be found in the translation section at the end of each issue. Recuerde que la traducción al español de todos los resúmenes la encontrará en la sección correspondiente al final de cada número.

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Highlights of the February 2016 issue

- Problems and solutions in delivering global surgery in the 21st century (free to access)

- Epidemiology and classification of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (open access)

- Multicentre observational study of the Gatekeeper for faecal incontinence (open access)

- Systematic review of axillary reverse mapping in breast cancer

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pH monitoring of gastro‐oesophageal reflux before and after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

J. Thereaux, C. Barsamian, M. Bretault, H. Dusaussoy, D. Lamarque, J.‐L. Bouillot, S. Czernichow, C. Carette

Abstract Background Gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common obesity‐related co‐morbidity that is assessed objectively by 24‐h pH monitoring. Some concerns have been raised regarding the risk of de novo GORD or exacerbation of pre‐existing GORD after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Here, 24‐h pH monitoring was used to assess the influence of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on postoperative GORD in obese...

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Meta‐analysis of antegrade continence enema in adults with faecal incontinence and constipation

D. S. Y. Chan, R. J. Delicata

Abstract Background Faecal incontinence and constipation affects up to 20 per cent of the general population, and can be a significant source of distress. The antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure has been shown to be an effective alternative treatment option for children, but its use in adults requires clarification. A systematic review and meta‐analysis was performed to determine outcomes of the...