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BACKGROUND This study was designed to investigate short-term and long-term consequences from perforation to the peritoneal cavity during transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for rectal cancer, with special emphasis on local recurrence and complications. METHODS Data from TEM procedures with peritoneal perforations were collected from six prospective(More)
OBJECTIVE The long-term results are presented on total survival, cancer-specific survival and recurrence in 143 consecutive patients treated with transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) for adenocarcinoma of the rectum. METHOD Four Danish centres established in 1995 a database for registration of all TEM procedures. Data were supplemented from pathology(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to evaluate intra-operative difficulties, complications and long-term bowel function in polyposis patients undergoing conversion of an ileorectal anastomosis to an ileoanal pouch, compared with patients with a primary ileoanal pouch operation. METHOD A national register-based retrospective study was performed with clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic ultrasonography (LUS) is an imaging modality that combines laparoscopy and ultrasonography. The purpose of this prospective blinded study was to evaluate the TNM stage and assessment of resectability by LUS in patients with pancreatic cancer. METHODS Of the 71 consecutive patients admitted to our department, 36 were excluded from(More)
Neonatal short bowel syndrome following massive gut resection is associated with malabsorption of nutrients. The intestinotrophic factor glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) improves gut function in adult patients with short bowel syndrome, but its effect in pediatric patients remains unknown. Our objective was to test the efficacy of the long-acting synthetic(More)
BACKGROUND Anastomotic leakage (AL) after rectosigmoid resection is a serious complication associated with high morbidity and mortality. This case-control pilot study investigated the changes in blood concentration of 10 different cytokines and 2 complement factors in relation to symptomatic AL after low anterior resection for rectosigmoid cancer. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Allogeneic blood transfusion is associated with an increased frequency of postoperative infection. We studied whether such events can be avoided by the intraoperative and postoperative use of leucocyte-depleted blood. METHODS 589 consecutive patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery were randomised to receive buffy-coat poor (n = 299)(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of 99mTc-Na-pertechnetate scintigraphy in children presenting with symptoms suspicious of Meckel's diverticulum (MD). METHOD Retrospective study. A total of 55 99mTc-Na-pertechnetate scintigraphies in 53 patients were compared with the results from surgery and other diagnostic procedures and available section reports(More)
BACKGROUND Colonoscopy with high diagnostic accuracy requires a high quality of bowel preparation using a method that is well accepted. The aim of this study was to compare oral intake of sodium phosphate solution (SP) with a conventional method of bowel preparation using Bisacodyl combined with repeated water enemas until the appearance of clear return(More)
BACKGROUND : This multicentre randomized clinical trial studied how symptoms improved after either stapled anopexy or diathermy excision of haemorrhoids. METHODS : The study involved 18 hospitals in Sweden, Denmark and the UK. Some 207 patients were randomized to either anopexy or Milligan-Morgan haemorrhoidectomy, of whom 90 in each group were operated(More)