Monika Egenvall

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AIM The hypothesis tested in this study was that major blood loss during surgery for rectal cancer increases the risk for surgical complications and for small bowel obstruction (SBO) as a result of adhesions or tumour recurrence, and reduces overall survival. METHOD Data were retrieved from the Uppsala/Örebro Regional Rectal Cancer Registry for all(More)
AIM To select patients for neoadjuvant therapy in colon cancer, there is a need to improve pre-therapeutic locoregional staging. There are now data showing that the TN stage can be adequately assessed by preoperative CT in dedicated centres. In Sweden the use of preoperative CT of the abdomen for staging of the primary tumour is increasing. The aim of this(More)
AIM Although the median age of patients diagnosed with colon cancer is over 70 years, little is known about specific characteristics and management in the elderly. The aim of this study was to define the characteristics of colon cancer in elderly patients and compare the quality of preoperative assessment and surgery with that of younger patients undergoing(More)
AIM The study aimed to investigate whether continuing potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) is associated with length of hospital stay (LOS) and postoperative mortality in elderly people undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. METHOD The Swedish National Colorectal Cancer Register and the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register provided matched data on 7279(More)
The hypothesis in this study was that anaemia prior to surgery and perioperative red blood cell transfusion increases the risk for recurrence and overall mortality in patients with stages I–III colorectal cancer after abdominal resection with curative intent. This is a Swedish single centre retrospective cohort study. Data on 496 consecutive radical(More)
AIM The aim was to evaluate a scoring system using the values of preoperative haemoglobin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum albumin to predict colorectal cancer recurrence and survival. METHOD Data on all curative resections for Stages I-III colorectal cancer performed at a tertiary referral hospital 2007-2010 have been recorded ion the Swedish(More)
The open surgical wound is exposed to cold and dry ambient air resulting in heat loss mainly through radiation and convection. This cools the wound and promotes local vasoconstriction and hypoxia. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor are greenhouse gases with a warming effect. The aim was to evaluate if warm humidified CO2 insufflated in surgical wound can(More)
Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a serious late complication after abdominal surgery. The pathogenesis of intra-abdominal adhesions has been extensively studied and reviewed, but the cascade of mechanisms involved is still not understood. The objective was to test the hypothesis that increasing volume of blood loss during surgery for colon cancer increases(More)
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