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INTRODUCTION Epidemiology data on constipation are not commonly available, particularly in Italy Here we review the prevalence and clinical features of constipated patients attending a tertiary… (More)
We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of anorexia nervosa (AN) using a stringently defined phenotype. Analysis of phenotypic variability led to the identification of a specific genetic… (More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal bowel preparation strategy to minimise the risk of anastomotic leak is yet to be determined. This study aimed to determine whether oral antibiotics combined with mechanical… (More)
AbstractBackground The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway with traditional perioperative care in laparoscopic rectal resection.MethodsA… (More)
AbstractBackground The aim of our study was to assess the outcome of hemorrhoidal dearterialization, achieved by a dedicated laser energy device.MethodsFrom November 2012 to December 2014, 51… (More)
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to identify risk factors for lymph node positivity in T1 colon cancer and to carry out a surgical quality assurance audit.MethodsThe sample consisted of… (More)
INTRODUCTION Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) has rapidly emerged as a novel approach for rectal cancer surgery. Safety profiles are still emerging and more comparative data is urgently… (More)
INTRODUCTION The mainstay of management for locally advanced rectal cancer is chemoradiotherapy followed by surgical resection. Following chemoradiotherapy, a complete response may be detected… (More)
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