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INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer has been proven efficacious but morbidity and oncological outcome need to be investigated in a randomized clinical trial. TRIAL DESIGN Non-inferiority randomized clinical trial. METHODS The COLOR II trial is an ongoing international randomized clinical trial. Currently 27 hospitals from Europe, South(More)
Urine samples from 141 consecutive patients referred for investigation of microscopic hematuria were examined by phase-contrast microscopy to determine the probable site of bleeding into the urinary tract. Dysmorphic (i.e. morphologically variable) erythrocytes, suggestive of glomerular bleeding, were present in 86 of 87 patients with significant hematuria(More)
Midstream urine samples from 106 patients presenting to the Casualty Department of The Royal Melbourne Hospital with frequency or dysuria were cultured for Gardnerella vaginalis and conventional uropathogens. Urine samples collected via an open-end catheter from 70 healthy pregnant women were examined similarly. Midstream urine and other samples, including(More)
Ureaplasma urealyticum cultures from 124 patients with urinary tract disease were serotyped by indirect immunofluorescence, using antisera to serotypes I to VIII. A similar range of serotypes was recovered from first-voided, midstream, and bladder-aspiration (SPA) urine, upper urinary tract samples, and vaginal swabs. Serotype VI was predominant (44/124)(More)
Midstream urine samples were examined by phase-contrast microscopy before and immediately after 48 subjects participated in a long-distance run. Minor abnormalities were found in six samples before exercise. Eighteen subjects developed proteinuria and five haematuria on dipstick testing after exercise. Forty-four subjects had increased urinary red-cell(More)
Controversy exists as to the type of cells present in the urine during renal allograft rejection. In order to resolve this controversy as well as to evaluate the value of urine sediment examination as a means of detecting AR, we quantitated the different cells present in urine during AR using an immunoperoxidase technique and monoclonal antibodies reactive(More)
Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCAs) have previously been demonstrated in patients with various forms of vasculitis and more recently in those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by an indirect immunofluorescence technique. Sera from 194 patients were tested for pANCAs: 101 with ulcerative colitis (43 with varying grades of disease(More)