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2011-08-17 13:12:10

Variation in reoperation after colorectal surgery in England as an indicator of surgical performance: retrospective analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics There is a large variation in unplanned reoperation rates after colorectal surgery in English NHS hospitals, finds a study published on bmj.com today. As such, researchers suggest that reoperation rates could be used alongside other quality measures to help improve surgical performance on a national scale. Variation in surgical performance...

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110513/NY01718LOGO)...

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. Lederman, MD, a board certified general and colon and rectal surgeon, performed the first da Vinci robot-assisted colorectal surgery at Missouri Baptist in late 2010. He is one of only four surgeons in Missouri who can perform this...

2009-12-01 13:20:00

The patient, age 76 years and diagnosed with a malignant tumor, was discharged 5 days after surgery Barcelona, 30 November 2009. Performing surgical operations without leaving scars has ceased to be a chimera and has become a reality. This is demonstrated by the recent surgical advances made using NOTES (Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopy Surgery), an innovative surgical approach that allows surgical access using the body's natural orifices. The results are all advantageous for the...

2009-06-15 16:50:25

A U.S. health association has developed a calculator to help determine colorectal surgery risks. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, considered 30 predictive variables together with outcomes at 30 days and selected 15 predictive variables for the universal model. Included among these 15 were age, body mass index, bloodstream infection, preoperative laboratory values of albumin, creatinine and partial thromboplastin time, and shortness of breath. This...

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. This approval was based upon the results of the landmark PREVENT trial, the largest prospective, randomized double-blind, comparative clinical trial ever conducted in antibiotic prophylaxis for elective...

2005-07-18 18:30:19

CHICAGO "“ 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. Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) techniques have become more common for colorectal surgery and may be associated with reduced rates of...

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. Key words * Colorectal disorders * Rectal cancer * Stoma care These key words are based on the subject headings from the British Nursing Index. This article has been subject to double- blind review. FUNCTIONAL BOWEL disorders...


Latest Colorectal surgery Reference Libraries

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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