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Randomized trials show similar outcomes after open surgery and laparoscopy for colon cancer, and confirmation of outcomes after implementation in routine practice is important. While some studies have reported long-term outcomes after laparoscopic surgery from single institutions, data from large patient cohorts are sparse. We investigated short- and(More)
Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a combined restrictive and malabsorptive surgical weight loss procedure. Given that this procedure introduces a bypass of the proximal small intestine, it is a suitable model for investigating the influence of the proximal intestine on drug bioavailability. Eight-hour pharmacokinetic profiles were obtained(More)
The impact of gastric bypass on atorvastatin pharmacokinetics was investigated in 12 morbidly obese patients being treated with 20-80 mg atorvastatin each morning. Eight-hour pharmacokinetic investigations were performed the day before the surgery and at a median of 5 weeks (range 3-6 weeks) after the surgery. Gastric bypass surgery produced a variable(More)
For patients undergoing curative resections for colon cancer, the nodal status represents the strongest prognostic factor, yet at the same time the most disputed issue as well. Consequently, the qualitative and quantitative aspects of lymph node evaluation are thus being scrutinized beyond the blunt distinction between 'node positive' (pN+) and 'node(More)
PURPOSE In patients with a high life expectancy at the time of surgery for colorectal cancer (CRC), the long-term outcome may be influenced by factors other than their cancer. We aimed to investigate the long-term outcome and cause of death beyond a 5-year surveillance programme. METHODS We evaluated the overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival(More)
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