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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum: An update and implications for treatment.
AIM To provide an update on the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, staging and management of rectal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS A systematic review was conducted according to theExpand
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Colorectal preOperative Surgical Score (CrOSS) for mortality in major colorectal surgery
Colorectal surgery carries a significant mortality risk, with reported rates of 1–6% for elective surgery and up to 22% in the emergency setting. Both clinicians and patients will benefit from beingExpand
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Recalibration and Validation of a Preoperative Risk Prediction Model for Mortality in Major Colorectal Surgery
BACKGROUND: In 2009, Barwon Health designed a risk stratification model for mortality in major colorectal surgery with the use of only preoperative risk factors. The Barwon Health 2009 model wasExpand
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A case of a bleeding benign gastrocolic fistula in 2014
Highlights • The symptoms of gastrocolic fistulae are often undifferentiated.• Barium enemas are the most accurate for diagnosis but gastroscopy should be performed to rule out malignancy.• TheExpand
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Immune markers to predict response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and identifying methods to incorporate immunotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer
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