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Cholecystitis

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Subtotal cholecystectomy-"fenestrating" vs "reconstituting" subtypes and the prevention of bile duct injury: definition of the optimal procedure in difficult operative conditions.
Strasberg SM, Pucci MJ, Brunt LM, Deziel DJ.
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Jan;222(1):89-96.

Rationale for inclusion: this review article describes the history, rationale, and methods of performing subtotal cholecystectomy, an important part of the armamentarium of any surgeon treating acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 22 (as of July 2017)

Gangrenous cholecystitis: deceiving ultrasounds, significant delay in surgical consult, and increased postoperative morbidity!
Yeh DD, Cropano C, Fagenholz P, King DR, Chang Y, Klein EN, DeMoya M, Kaafarani H, Velmahos G.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Nov;79(5):812-6.

Rationale for inclusion: this study warns of false negative ultrasounds and delay in surgical consultation for gangrenous cholecystitis.

Citations - 3 (as of July 2017)

Computed tomography is more sensitive than ultrasound for the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Fagenholz PJ, Fuentes E, Kaafarani H, Cropano C, King D, de Moya M, Butler K, Velmahos G, Chang Y, Yeh DD.
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Oct;16(5):509-12.

Rationale for inclusion: this modern series supports the use of CT for the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 1 (as of July 2017)

Operative delay to laparoscopic cholecystectomy: racking up the cost of health care.
Schwartz DA, Shah AA, Zogg CK, Nicholas LH, Velopulos CG, Efron DT, Schneider EB, Haider AH.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jul;79(1):15-21.

Rationale for inclusion: another large NIS study, this time focusing on costs, which again favors early cholecystectomy.

Citations - 10 (as of July 2017)

Early versus delayed same-admission laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis in elderly patients with comorbidities.
Haltmeier T, Benjamin E, Inaba K, Lam L, Demetriades D.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Apr;78(4):801-7.

Rationale for inclusion: this was a NSQIP study focusing on older (age>65) patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis… again favoring early cholecystectomy.

Citations - 21 (as of July 2017)

Optimal time for early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.
Zafar SN, Obirieze A, Adesibikan B, Cornwell EE 3rd, Fullum TM, Tran DD.
JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb;150(2):129-36.

Rationale for inclusion: this was a very large study using the NIS which supports early cholecystectomy.

Citations - 40 (as of July 2017)

Subtotal cholecystectomy for "difficult gallbladders": systematic review and meta-analysis.
Elshaer M, Gravante G, Thomas K, Sorge R, Al-Hamali S, Ebdewi H.
JAMA Surg. 2015 Feb;150(2):159-68.

Rationale for inclusion: this study is important because it justifies the approach of “primum non nocere” when faced with a difficult gallbladder.

Citations - 45 (as of July 2017)

Acute cholecystitis: When to operate and how to do it safely.
Peitzman AB, Watson GA, Marsh JW.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jan;78(1):1-12.

Rationale for inclusion: Expert acute care surgeon on approach to acute cholecystitis with data review.

Citations -9 (as of July 2017)

Effect of postoperative antibiotic administration on postoperative infection following cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis: a randomized clinical trial.
Regimbeau JM, Fuks D, Pautrat K, Mauvais F, Haccart V, Msika S, Mathonnet M, Scotté M, Paquet JC, Vons C, Sielezneff I, Millat B, Chiche L, Dupont H, Duhaut P, Cossé C, Diouf M, Pocard M; FRENCH Study Group.
JAMA. 2014 Jul;312(2):145-54.

Rationale for inclusion: this trial demonstrates no benefit in continuing prolonged antibiotic therapy beyond the immediate perioperative period and therefore supports a more restrictive philosophy.

Citations - 50 (as of July 2017)

Acute cholecystitis: early versus delayed cholecystectomy, a multicenter randomized trial (ACDC study, NCT00447304).
Gutt CN, Encke J, Köninger J, Harnoss JC, Weigand K, Kipfmüller K, Schunter O, Götze T, Golling MT, Menges M, Klar E, Feilhauer K, Zoller WG, Ridwelski K, Ackmann S, Baron A, Schön MR, Seitz HK, Daniel D, Stremmel W, Büchler MW.
Ann Surg. 2013 Sep;258(3):385-93.

Rationale for inclusion: this was a fairly large, recent RCT supporting early cholecystectomy.

Citations - 180 (as of July 2017)

A population-based analysis of the clinical course of 10,304 patients with acute cholecystitis, discharged without cholecystectomy.
de Mestral C, Rotstein OD, Laupacis A, Hoch JS, Zagorski B, Nathens AB.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jan;74(1):26-30; discussion 30-1.

Rationale for inclusion: this is important “natural history” paper which informs us what will happen to the patient with acute cholecystitis treated without cholecystectomy.

Citations - 40 (as of July 2017)

TG13 diagnostic criteria and severity grading of acute cholecystitis (with videos).
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2013 Jan;20(1):35-46.

Rationale for inclusion: although this is not primary literature, it is an important 2013 Tokyo Guidelines update reviewing diagnostic criteria and severity grading of acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 162 (as of July 2017)

Outcomes in the management of appendicitis and cholecystitis in the setting of a new acute care surgery service model: impact on timing and cost.
Cubas RF, Gómez NR, Rodriguez S, Wanis M, Sivanandam A, Garberoglio CA.
J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov;215(5):715-21.

Rationale for inclusion: this study supports our ACS model for acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 66 (as of July 2017)

A systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic performance of imaging in acute cholecystitis.
Kiewiet JJ, Leeuwenburgh MM, Bipat S, Bossuyt PM, Stoker J, Boermeester MA.
Radiology. 2012 Sep;264(3):708-20.

Rationale for inclusion: this meta-analysis confirms that HIDA scan is more sensitive than US, CT, and MRI for the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 96 (as of July 2017)

Does an acute care surgical model improve the management and outcome of acute cholecystitis?
Lehane CW, Jootun RN, Bennett M, Wong S, Truskett P.
ANZ J Surg. 2010 Jun;80(6):438-42.

Rationale for inclusion: this study supports our ACS model for acute cholecystitis.

Citations - 43 (as of July 2017)

Natural history of gallstone disease: Expectant management or active treatment? Results from a population-based cohort study.
Festi D, Reggiani ML, Attili AF, Loria P, Pazzi P, Scaioli E, Capodicasa S, Romano F, Roda E, Colecchia A.
J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Apr;25(4):719-24.

Rationale for inclusion: knowledge of a disease’s natural history is essential for disease management. This is one of the largest population based studies of over 11,000 patients and found an overall incidence of gallstones in 7.1% of patients; of which 73.1% are asymptomatic. 

Citations - 18 (as of January 2018)

Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the safety and effectiveness of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.
Gurusamy K, Samraj K, Gluud C, Wilson E, Davidson BR.
Br J Surg. 2010 Feb;97(2):141-50.

Rationale for inclusion: yet more meta-analysis evidence supporting early cholecystectomy.

Citations - 310 (as of July 2017)

Error traps and vasculo-biliary injury in laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy.
Strasberg SM.
J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg. 2008;15(3):284-92.

Rationale for inclusion: Expert review of anatomical variation in biliary disease that all general surgeons should be familiar with.

Citations - 80 (as of July 2017)

Timing of cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis: a meta-analysis.
Papi C, Catarci M, D'Ambrosio L, Gili L, Koch M, Grassi GB, Capurso L.
Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Jan;99(1):147-55.

Rationale for inclusion: meta-analysis supports early cholecystectomy (open or laparoscopic) over delayed.

Citations - 258 (as of July 2017)

Percutaneous transhepatic cholecystostomy and delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy in critically ill patients with acute calculus cholecystitis.
Spira RM, Nissan A, Zamir O, Cohen T, Fields SI, Freund HR.
Am J Surg. 2002 Jan;183(1):62-6.

Rationale for inclusion: this study supports the safety and efficacy of cholecystostomy tube for acute cholecystitis in critically ill patients followed by interval cholecystectomy.

Citations - 183 (as of July 2017)

Randomised trial of laparoscopic versus open cholecystectomy for acute and gangrenous cholecystitis.
Kiviluoto T, Sirén J, Luukkonen P, Kivilaakso E.
Lancet. 1998 Jan 31;351(9099):321-5.

Rationale for inclusion: this study supports the safety of laparoscopy for acute and gangrenous cholecystitis.

Citations - 446 (as of July 2017)

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