John F. Stebbing

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Nitric oxide has been implicated as the neurotransmitter mediating internal anal sphincter (IAS) relaxation during the rectoanal inhibitory reflex. However, there has been no direct demonstration of a nitrergic rectoanal neuronal pathway appropriate to mediating the reflex. This study combined retrograde neuronal tracing techniques with enzyme(More)
It is an exciting time for all those engaged in the treatment of colorectal cancer. The advent of new therapies presents the opportunity for a personalized approach to the patient. This approach considers the complex genetic mechanisms involved in tumorigenesis in addition to classical clinicopathological staging. The potential predictive and prognostic(More)
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients with severe or refractory ulcerative colitis involving only the rectum and sigmoid colon are being offered restorative proctocolectomy with ileal reservoir but very few data are available concerning the outcome for these patients. AIM This study was designed to compare the outcome of ileal pouch procedures for(More)
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