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International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Malin E M Mörner, Gustaf Edgren, Anna Martling, Ulf Gunnarsson, Monika Egenvall
PURPOSE: The hypothesis in this study was that anaemia prior to surgery and perioperative red blood cell transfusion increases the risk for recurrence and overall mortality in patients with stages I-III colorectal cancer after abdominal resection with curative intent. METHODS: This is a Swedish single centre retrospective cohort study. Data on 496 consecutive radical abdominal resections stages I-III colorectal cancer performed at the Karolinska University Hospital 2007-2010 were extracted from the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Registry...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
J Slieker, P Frauche, J Jurt, V Addor, C Blanc, Nicolas Demartines, M Hübner
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway includes recovery goals requiring active participation of the patients; this may be perceived as "aggressive" care in older patients. The aim of the present study was to assess whether ERAS was feasible and beneficial in older patients. METHODS: Since June 2011, all consecutive colorectal patients were included in an ERAS pathway and documented in a dedicated prospective database. This retrospective analysis included 513 patients, 311 younger patients (<70 years) and 202 older patients (≥70 years)...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Robert N Goldstone, Shirin R Hasan, Steven Drury, Teresa M Darragh, Annemieke van Zante, Stephen E Goldstone
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) effectively treats esophageal high-grade dysplasia, but its efficacy in treating anal canal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSILs) is unsubstantiated. This prospective study assessed the safety and efficacy of applying hemi-circumferential RFA to anal canal HSIL. METHODS: Twenty-one HIV-negative participants with HSIL occupying ≤ half the anal canal circumference were treated with hemi-circumferential anal canal RFA...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, Jamil Ahmed, Meghana Ramachandra, Muhammad Farooq, Mick Harper, Amjad Parvaiz
PURPOSE: Urological and sexual dysfunction are recognised risks of rectal cancer surgery; however, there is limited evidence regarding urogenital function comparing robotic to laparoscopic techniques. The aim of this study was to assess the urogenital functional outcomes of patients undergoing laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: Urological and sexual functions were assessed using gender-specific validated standardised questionnaires. Questionnaires were sent a minimum of 6 months after surgery, and patients were asked to report their urogenital function pre- and post-operatively, allowing changes in urogenital function to be identified...
October 21, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rüdiger Meyer, Sandra Freitag-Wolf, Silke Blindow, Jürgen Büning, Jens K Habermann
PURPOSE: Cancer risk assessment for ulcerative colitis patients by evaluating histological changes through colonoscopy surveillance is still challenging. Thus, additional parameters of high prognostic impact for the development of colitis-associated carcinoma are necessary. This meta-analysis was conducted to clarify the value of aneuploidy as predictor for individual cancer risk compared with current surveillance parameters. METHODS: A systematic web-based search identified studies published in English that addressed the relevance of the ploidy status for individual cancer risk during surveillance in comparison to neoplastic mucosal changes...
October 20, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Filippo Landi, Eloy Espín, Victor Rodrigues, Francesc Vallribera, Aleix Martinez, Cecile Charpy, Francesco Brunetti, Daniel Azoulay, Nicola de'Angelis
PURPOSE: Patients with locally advanced rectal cancer and pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy have lower rates of recurrence compared to those who do not. However, the influences of the pathologic response on surgical complications and survival remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the influence of neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer on postoperative morbidity and long-term survival. METHODS: This was a comparative study of consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer in two European tertiary hospitals between 2004 and 2014...
October 19, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Katharina A Schindlbeck, Janek Becker, Felix Berger, Arne Mehl, Charlotte Rewitzer, Sarah Geffe, Peter M Koch, Jan C Preiß, Britta Siegmund, Jochen Maul, Frank Marzinzik
PURPOSE: Inflammatory bowel disease has been associated with neurological symptoms including restless legs syndrome. Here, we investigated the impact of restless legs syndrome in patients with inflammatory bowel disease on sleep, fatigue, mood, cognition, and quality of life. METHODS: Two groups of inflammatory bowel disease patients, with and without restless legs syndrome, were prospectively evaluated for sleep disorders, fatigue, daytime sleepiness, depression, anxiety, and health-related quality of life...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Roberto Zinicola, N Cracco, A Totaro, R Dalla Valle, G Pedrazzi
PURPOSE: The assessment of bowel habit is important in the management of patients with colorectal disease. There is not an ideal and practical bowel habit scoring system. The current scores have been designed only for a subclass of patients having a particular disorder. Furthemore, they are complex and time consuming. We propose a simple score to quickly assess the bowel function in all patients with proctological disorders. METHODS: We developed a bowel habit scoring system including three parameters: bowel frequency, stool consistency, and urgency...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Li-Jen Kuo, James Chi-Yong Ngu, Yiu-Shun Tong, Chia-Che Chen
OBJECTIVE: Robot-assisted rectal surgery is gaining popularity, and robotic single-site surgery is also being explored clinically. We report our initial experience with robotic transanal total mesorectal excision (R-taTME) and radical proctectomy using the robotic single-site plus one-port (R-SSPO) technique for low rectal surgery. METHODS: Between July 2015 and March 2016, 15 consecutive patients with ultra-low rectal lesions underwent R-taTME followed by radical proctectomy using the R-SSPO technique by a single surgeon...
October 15, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Luisa Soares-Miranda, Sandra Abreu, Marco Silva, Armando Peixoto, Rosa Ramalho, Pedro Correia da Silva, Carla Costa, João Paulo Teixeira, Carla Gonçalves, Pedro Moreira, Jorge Mota, Guilherme Macedo
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that being physically active in combination with a healthy diet contributes to diminish colorectal cancer risk. However, if this is true for colorectal cancer primary prevention, the same is not clear for its recurrence after colorectal cancer treatments. Data on cancer survival are scarce, and there is a need for greater attention on these survivors' lifestyle behavior. This manuscript describes rationale and design of the Cancer Survival Study (CASUS) on colorectal patients, a longitudinal observational study with the aim of investigating how physical activity, physical fitness, and dietary intake are related with their quality of life, disease recurrence, and survival...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Ryuma Tokunaga, Yasuo Sakamoto, Shigeki Nakagawa, Mayuko Ohuchi, Daisuke Izumi, Keisuke Kosumi, Katsunobu Taki, Takaaki Higashi, Yuji Miyamoto, Naoya Yoshida, Eiji Oki, Masayuki Watanabe, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND: Controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score, calculated from serum albumin and total cholesterol concentrations and total lymphocyte count, is reportedly valuable for nutritional assessment. This study investigated whether CONUT score was predictive of outcomes in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients undergoing surgical resection. METHODS: Preoperative CONUT scores were retrospectively evaluated in 417 CRC patients who underwent potentially curative resection at Kumamoto University Hospital from March 2005 to August 2014...
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Kenichi Koushi, Yuji Nishizawa, Motohiro Kojima, Satoshi Fujii, Norio Saito, Ryuichi Hayashi, Atsushi Ochiai, Masaaki Ito
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
N M Verweij, M E Hamaker, D D E Zimmerman, Y T van Loon, F van den Bos, A Pronk, I H M Borel Rinkes, A H W Schiphorst
BACKGROUND: Ostomies are being placed in 35 % of patients after colorectal cancer surgery. As decision-making regarding colorectal surgery is challenging in the older patients, it is important to have insight in the potential impact due to ostomies. METHODS: An internet-based survey was sent to all members with registered email addresses of the Dutch Ostomy Patient Association. RESULTS: The response rate was 49 %; 932 cases were included of whom 526 were aged <70 years old ("younger respondents"), 301 were aged between 70 and 79 years old ("the elderly"), and 105 were aged ≥80 years old ("oldest old")...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Yun Sol Jo, Sung Soo Kim, Min Sung Kim, Nam Jin Yoo, Sug Hyung Lee
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October 7, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Christoph A Maurer, Daniel Dietrich, Martin K Schilling, Urs Metzger, Urban Laffer, Peter Buchmann, Bruno Lerf, Peter Villiger, Gian Melcher, Christian Klaiber, Christian Bilat, Peter Brauchli, Luigi Terracciano, Katharina Kessler
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate in a multicenter cohort study the radicality of colorectal cancer resections, to assess the oncosurgical quality of colorectal specimens, and to compare the performance between centers. METHODS: One German and nine Swiss hospitals agreed to prospectively register all patients with primary colorectal cancer resected between September 2001 and June 2005. The median number of eligible patients with one primary tumor included per center was 95 (range 12-204)...
October 7, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Junichiro Kawamura, Masaki Tani, Kimiaki Sumida, Takefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe, Michihiro Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima
PURPOSE: Cancerous involvement of a ureter is sometimes encountered in pelvic surgery for malignancy. We usually perform transureteroureterostomy (TUU) in cases of unilateral lower ureteral cancerous involvement. We report the outcomes in patients treated with TUU in our institute. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11 patients who underwent TUU between June 2006 and September 2015. RESULTS: The primary disease was colon cancer in five patients, rectal cancer in four, and uterine cervical cancer and ovarian cancer in one patient each...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Fausto Catena, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Takeru Matsuda, Takeshi Iwasaki, Yasuo Sumi, Kimihiro Yamashita, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Masashi Yamamoto, Yoshiko Matsuda, Shingo Kanaji, Taro Oshikiri, Tetsu Nakamura, Satoshi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Kakeji
BACKGROUND: Complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vascular ligation (CVL) should be employed for the treatment of colon cancer patients because of its superior oncological outcomes. However, this technique is technically challenging in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy because of the anatomical complexity of the transverse mesocolon. METHODS: We focused on the embryology and anatomy of the transverse mesocolon to overcome the difficulty of this surgery. The validity and efficacy of a cranial approach in achieving CME with CVL in laparoscopic right hemicolectomy was elucidated from the embryological point of view...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rosa M Jiménez-Rodríguez, Mercedes Rubio-Dorado-Manzanares, José Manuel Díaz-Pavón, M Luisa Reyes-Díaz, Jorge Manuel Vazquez-Monchul, Ana M Garcia-Cabrera, Javier Padillo, Fernando De la Portilla
INTRODUCTION: Robotic-assisted rectal cancer surgery offers multiple advantages for surgeons, and it seems to yield the same clinical outcomes as regards the short-time follow-up of patients compared to conventional laparoscopy. This surgical approach emerges as a technique aiming at overcoming the limitations posed by rectal cancer and other surgical fields of difficult access, in order to obtain better outcomes and a shorter learning curve. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A systematic review of the literature of robot-assisted rectal surgery was carried out according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
E Zittan, Grace W Ma, N Wong-Chong, R Milgrom, R S McLeod, M Silverberg, Z Cohen
BACKGROUND: We aimed to summarize the outcomes of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients receiving an ileal pouch-anal anastamosis (IPAA) over an 11-year period at a high-volume Canadian inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for subjects with UC who underwent IPAA between 2002 and 2013. Patient charts were reviewed for demographic data, clinical characteristics, preoperative medical treatment, and surgical outcomes...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
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