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2011-08-17 13:12:10

There is a large variation in unplanned reoperation rates after colorectal surgery in English NHS hospitals, finds a study published on bmj.com today.

2011-05-13 09:30:00

CINCINNATI, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES) will feature its comprehensive portfolio of colorectal solutions and physician-led educational programs, aimed to advance surgical skills in both open and minimally invasive colorectal procedures to promote better patient outcomes, during the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Annual Scientific meeting, May 14-18 in Vancouver, Canada.

2011-02-03 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Baptist Medical Center now provides patients with a new, minimally invasive surgical treatment option for colorectal cancer - robotic surgery with the da Vinci®-S(TM) Surgical System. Eric D.

2009-12-01 13:20:00

The patient, age 76 years and diagnosed with a malignant tumor, was discharged 5 days after surgery.

2009-06-15 16:50:25

A U.S. health association has developed a calculator to help determine colorectal surgery risks.

2006-12-20 18:00:13

Merck & Co., Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved INVANZ® (ertapenem), a once-daily injectable antibiotic, for the prophylaxis of surgical site infection (SSI) following elective colorectal surgery in adults.

2005-07-18 18:30:19

Minimally invasive colorectal surgery may have a less pronounced inflammatory response and less of a suppressing effect on the immune system than conventional surgery, resulting in a possible reduction in post-operative complications, according to a study in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

2004-11-25 03:00:19

Summary This article examines the use of rectal irrigation for the symptomatic relief of functional bowel disorders in certain groups of patients. The authors undertook a study of 80 patients and conclude that it is a valuable treatment for some patients.


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General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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