Christopher Degara

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Background: A prospective study was performed to determine the most reliable MRI criteria to distinguish recurrent rectosigmoid carcinoma from benign postoperative fibrosis. Methods: Twenty-two consecutive patients who were suspected to have recurrent rectosigmoid carcinoma were examined by T2 and precontrast and contrast enhanced T1 weighted images. The(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is the primary treatment for colorectal cancer for both curative and palliative intent. Availability of high quality surgery data is essential for assessing many aspects of the quality of colorectal cancer care. The objective of this study was to determine the quality of different administrative data sources in identifying surgery for(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies, including research published more than 10 years ago in Northern Alberta, have demonstrated improved outcomes with increased surgical volume and subspecialisation in the treatment of rectal cancer. We sought to examine contemporary rectal cancer care in the same region to determine whether practice patterns have changed and(More)
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