M . G . W . Dijkgraaf

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BACKGROUND At least a third of patients with a colorectal carcinoma who are candidate for surgery, are anaemic preoperatively. Preoperative anaemia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In general practice, little attention is paid to these anaemic patients. Some will have oral iron prescribed others not. The waiting period prior to elective(More)
Rectal cancer surgery is accompanied with high morbidity and poor long term functional outcome. Screening programs have shown a shift towards more early staged cancers. Patients with early rectal cancer can potentially benefit significantly from rectal preserving therapy. For the earliest stage cancers, local excision is sufficient when the risk of lymph(More)
Background: Rapid Response Systems (RRSs) have been introduced in hospitals to improve recognition of and response to deteriorating hospital ward patients. The value of an RRS depends not only on relevant patient outcomes but also on how satisfied nurses and physicians are with the system. The aim of the study was to measure the degree of satisfaction with(More)
Author details Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Clinical Research Unit, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Department of Surgery, VU(More)
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