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Risk factors for intra-abdominal sepsis after surgery in Crohn's disease
PURPOSE: This study examined risk factors for intra-abdominal sepsis after surgery in Crohn's disease. METHODS: We reviewed 343 patients who underwent 1,008 intestinal anastomoses during 566Expand
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Stapled versus sutured closure of loop ileostomy: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE To compare the outcome after conventional sutured loop ileostomy closure with stapled ileostomy closure. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA A defunctioning loop ileostomy is now widely used inExpand
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Current status and influence of operation on perianal Crohn's disease
Two hundred and two patients with Crohn's disease have been examined during the year 1984 to assess the frequency of perianal disease. One hundred and ten have had evidence of perianal complicationsExpand
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Faecal incontinence after childbirth
Objective To measure the prevalence and severity of postpartum faecal incontinence, especially new incontinence, and to identify obstetric risk factors.
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Outcome of restorative proctocolectomy when the diagnosis is suggestive of Crohn's disease.
Twenty of 81 patients treated by restorative proctocolectomy for presumed ulcerative colitis had some features of Crohn's disease: 10 were classified as definite Crohn's disease and 10 asExpand
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Randomised controlled trial of vancomycin for pseudomembranous colitis and postoperative diarrhoea.
The efficacy of vancomycin in pseudomembranous colitis was assessed in a prospective randomised controlled trial. Forty-four patients with postoperative diarrhoea were allocated to five days'Expand
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Fistulas in ano: endoanal ultrasonographic assessment assists decision making for surgery.
Eighteen patients with a clinical impression of a complex fistula in ano, had anal endosonography to delineate the anatomy of the fistula track and identify associated areas of sepsis. The clinicalExpand
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The prevalence of anal sphincter defects in faecal incontinence: a prospective endosonic study.
Forty six patients (median age 61 years; 42 women) with faecal incontinence and 16 age and sex matched controls undergoing a restorative proctocolectomy were assessed by clinical examination,Expand
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Randomized trial of loop ileostomy in restorative proctocolectomy
A randomized controlled trial was performed to assess the role of loop ileostomy in totally stapled restorative proctocolectomy. Entry criteria included all patients who were not on corticosteroidsExpand
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An audit of strictureplasty for small-bowel crohn's disease
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the long-term outcome of strictureplasty for small-bowel Crohn's disease. METHODS: We reviewed 111 patients who underwent 285 primary strictureplastiesExpand
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