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Recent literature relevant to GI


Oesophageal replacement – UK and South Africa perspectives

Bradshaw CJ, Sloan K, Morandi A et al. Outcomes of Esophageal Replacement: Gastric Pull-Up and Colonic Interposition Procedures. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2018; 28(01): 022-029. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607041



Duhamel operation reduces stricture rate

Seo S, Miyake H, Hock A, et al. Duhamel and Transanal Endorectal Pull-throughs for Hirschsprung’ Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2018; 28(01): 081-088. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607061

Altered goblet cell function in Hirschsprung’s disease

Nakamura, H., Tomuschat, C., Coyle, D. et al. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 121.

Inflammatory bowel disease in Hirschsprung’s disease

Nakamura, H., Lim, T. & Puri, P. Inflammatory bowel disease in patients with Hirschsprung’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 149.

Age at surgery was not associated with postoperative bowel function

Miyano, G., Takeda, M., Koga, H. et al. Hirschsprung’s disease in the laparoscopic transanal pull-through era: implications of age at surgery and technical aspects. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 183.

Probiotics does not affect HAEC

Nakamura, H., Lim, T. & Puri, P. Probiotics for the prevention of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 189.



Better anorectoplasty?

Criss CN, Jarboe MD. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Operating Room Guided Laparoscopic Anorectoplasty Utilizing a Novel Patient Positioning Apparatus. . January 2018,28.

Informing transition care, a Singaporean perspective

Nah SA; Ong CCP; Desiree L, et al. Understanding Experiences of Youth Growing Up with Anorectal Malformation or Hirschsprung’s Disease to Inform Transition Care: A Qualitative In-Depth Interview Study. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2018; 28(01): 067-074. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1605351



Senna in constipation

Vilanova-Sanchez A, Gasior AC, Toocheck N,  et al. Are Senna based laxatives safe when used as long term treatment for constipation in children? J Ped Surg (ahead of print)



Laparoscopic vs Open adhesiolysis in SBO

Miyake, H., Seo, S. & Pierro, A. Laparoscopy or laparotomy for adhesive bowel obstruction in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 177.

Intestinal adaptation process better understood

Sukhotnik, I., Shahar, Y.B., Pollak, Y. et al. The role of intermediate filaments in maintaining integrity and function of intestinal epithelial cells after massive bowel resection in a rat. Pediatr Surg Int (2018) 34: 217.

Prophylactic Ladd’s procedure in Heterotaxy

White SC, Dean PN, McGahren ED, et al. Malrotation is not associated with adverse outcomes after cardiac surgery in patients with heterotaxy syndrome. J Ped Surg (ahead of print)

Acute appendicitis

Hanson AL, Crosby RD, Basson MD. Patient Preferences for Surgery or Antibiotics for the Treatment of Acute Appendicitis. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5310

Colonoscopy and appendicitis risk

Basson MD, Persinger D, Newman WP. Association of Colonoscopy With Risk of Appendicitis. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):90-91. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3790

More health care utilisation, less perforated appendicitis

Baxter KJ, Nguyen HTMH, Wulkan ML, et al. Association of Health Care Utilization With Rates of Perforated Appendicitis in Children 18 Years or Younger. JAMA Surg. Published online January 31, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5316