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AIMS Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) for locally advanced rectal cancer as an integral part of multimodal treatment, may lead to reduced local recurrence but it is not routinely used. The aim of this paper is to describe our experience with IORT in the treatment of patients with locally advanced adenocarcinoma of the lower third of the rectum. MATERIAL(More)
The CIAO Study ("Complicated Intra-Abdominal infection Observational" Study) is a multicenter investigation performed in 68 medical institutions throughout Europe over the course of a 6-month observational period (January-June 2012).Patients with either community-acquired or healthcare-associated complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) were included(More)
The CIAOW study (Complicated intra-abdominal infections worldwide observational study) is a multicenter observational study underwent in 68 medical institutions worldwide during a six-month study period (October 2012-March 2013). The study included patients older than 18 years undergoing surgery or interventional drainage to address complicated(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic resection of colorectal carcinoma is now a well-established surgical technique with oncology treatment outcome similar to open surgery, yet performing better in some short-term variables. The technique, however, does not allow palpation of intra-abdominal organs and the liver in particular. This prospective study aims to assess the(More)
The CIAO Study is a multicenter observational study currently underway in 66 European medical institutions over the course of a six-month study period (January-June 2012).This preliminary report overviews the findings of the first half of the study, which includes all data from the first three months of the six-month study period.Patients with either(More)
INTRODUCTION In this pilot study, based on three case-reviews, the authors report on their initial experience with the laparoscopy-assisted total exenteration of the pelvis, conducted in patients with locally advanced rectal carcinomas. METHODS In two patients with histologically confirmed rectal carcinomas, the neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy was(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic resection of the colon with its results is fully acceptable method of choice in patients with colorectal cancer. Authors present their own experiences. METHODS AND RESULTS A retrospective study of 350 patients who undergone laparoscopic resection because of colorectal carcinoma (curative or palliative) from January 1, 2002 to(More)
AIMS The aim of this prospective study is to elucidate feasibility of protocol of neoadjuvant concomitant radiochemotherapy with capecitabine and long course radiotherapy with subsequent laparoscopic rectal resection. We assessed treatment toxicity, downstaging rate, pathological response to the neoadjuvant treatment, surgery complications, rate of(More)
INTRODUCTION First experiences with laparoscopic low anterior resection with transanal mesorectal excision in patients with low and mid rectal cancer are referred. METHODS During a 9 month period (between October 2013 and May 2014), 17 laparoscopically assisted rectal resections with transanal total mesorectal excision, hand-sewn colo-anal anastomosis and(More)
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is the most appropriate diagnostic tool to confirm suspected left colonic diverticulitis. However, the utility of CT imaging goes beyond accurate diagnosis of diverticulitis; the grade of severity on CT imaging may drive treatment planning of patients presenting with acute diverticulitis. The appropriate management of left(More)