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Do Obese Patients Have a Higher Risk of Infection and Dying After Colon Surgery?

In a study published in the August issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham sought to answer this question. While it has been long recognized that heavy patients are at higher risk of...
30-Jul-2018 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

What Is Important to Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery?

What do patients really want? These are Important questions that doctors at the University of Vermont have tried to answer. In the August issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Dr. Wrenn and his colleagues surveyed 167 patients who had undergone a...
30-Jul-2018 6:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Can Less Treatment be as Effective for Anal Cancer?

The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to discuss this important cancer. The majority of patients with this cancer are cured by a combination of treatment of...
15-Jun-2018 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Everyone Dreads Hemorrhoid Surgery! A Study by Surgeons in Vermont Shows A Way to Change This

Physicians from the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington undertook a prospective, randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial to see whether preemptive analgesia could help reduce pain and narcotic use following common anal...
15-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clostridium difficile Infection: Which Surgical Patients Are at Highest Risk?

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is now the most common hospital-acquired infection, with significant effects on healthcare costs. Surgeons from George Washington University Hospital sought to identify rates of C. difficile infection in...
10-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Insurance Status Associated with Differences in Colon Cancer Survival

Colon cancer is a common cancer with a relatively high survival for nonmetastatic disease if appropriate treatment is given. A lower survival rate for patients with no or inadequate insurance has previously been documented, but the differences have...
10-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Prospective Trial Evaluating Transanal Endoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer

Several groups have championed standardization of this approach in order to optimize outcomes.
9-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Barriers to the Diagnosis & Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: Patients Speak Out

In a study published in the April issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers present results of a study designed to identify factors associated with disparities in colorectal cancer care. They studied a group of 30 primary minority, lower...
6-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Diseases of the Colon and Rectum Journal is the world's leading publication in colorectal surgery, and the recognized authority on conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.


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