A standardized use of intraoperative anastomotic testing in colorectal surgery in the new millennium: is technology taking over? A systematic review and network meta-analysis

ConclusionsThis study suggests that intraoperative testing for  a good blood supply using ICG may reduce the AL rate following colorectal surgery.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The 1HT colonoscopy does not add relevant improvement in the quality and efficacy of colonoscopy. PMID: 31539159 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hsa-miR-375 is involved in the pathogenesis of IBD by upregulating TLR4 and inducing NF-κB activation. PMID: 31539144 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs
A new study from the University of South Australia researchers found the number of people that die from bowel or colorectal cancer (CRC) would be much higher without pre-diagnostic colonoscopies. Now more than 700,000 people die from bowel cancer each year according to the university. The researchers from the University’s Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health looked at data from 12,906 bowel cancer patients that indicate the fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) with a follow-up colonoscopy plays a key role in catching the disease early before symptoms appear. Results show that having one pre-diagnostic c...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: IVD Source Type: news
Condition:   Bowel Disease Intervention:   Drug: NPO-13: l-menthol Sponsor:   Nihon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: Joo SK, Kim JW, Kim BG, Kim W, Lee JK, Lee KL Abstract To analyze the clinical and endoscopic features of colonic anisakiasis. A retrospective chart review of 20 patients with colonic anisakiasis, who were diagnosed by colonoscopy at 8 hospitals between January 2002 and December 2011, was performed. Patients' mean age was 53.6±10.74 years. Seventy percent patients were men. Acute abdominal pain was a common symptom that mostly developed within 48 hr after the ingestion of raw fish, and which lasted for 1-28 days. Sixty percent patients had ingested raw fish before the diagnosis of colonic anisakiasi...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Times - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: News Source Type: research
In this study, we aim to assess plasma and serum calprotectin measurements as biomarkers of disease activity in paediatric and adult ulcerative colitis. Methods: Paediatric (5-18 years) and adult (>18 years) patients scheduled for colonoscopy due to suspected or confirmed ulcerative colitis were included prospectively. Stool and blood samples were collected at time of colonoscopy and patient symptom scores were recorded. At colonoscopy the Ulcerative Colitis Endoscopic Index of Severity was recorded. Histology was graded according to the Geboes score. Results: 84 patients where included; 30 paediatric and ...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conclusion: Several health maintenance aspects are inadequately addressed by GIs and PCPs, in part because of conflicting perceptions of responsibility. Clear guidelines and better GI/PCP communication are required to ensure effective health maintenance for patients with IBD. PMID: 31528131 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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