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Wound recurrence following laparoscopic colon cancer resection
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The hypothesis that recurrence rate is low is supported, however, prospective randomized trials are needed to establish if any difference in wound recurrence rates after laparoscopic or open resection of colorectal cancer exists. Expand
Follow-up of colorectal cancer
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It is concluded that intensive follow-up detects more recurrent cancers at a stage amenable to curative resection, resulting in an improvement in survival of recurrences and an increased overall five-year cumulative rate of survival. Expand
Laparoscopic-assisted vs. open colectomy for colon cancer: a prospective randomized trial.
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Short-term outcomes revealed that LAC could be performed safely and has therapeutic results similar to OC for colon cancer, and the LAC patients had significantly shorter hospital stay, faster recovery of gastrointestinal function, and less use of intravenous analgesia. Expand
Morbidity of Ostomy Takedown
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Takedown of a temporary ostomy has a low mortality but a nonnegligible morbidity and the stoma location has a higher impact than the type of stoma construction (end vs. loop) on the incidence and severity of complications. Expand
The WAND™ local anesthetic delivery system
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The WAND™ is as effective as the traditional syringe technique in the delivery of anal anesthesia while providing a more comfortable experience for the patient. Expand
Adenocarcinoma Arising in the Middle of Ileoanal Pouches: Report of Five Cases
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A recent series of five patients who developed adenocarcinoma in the middle of their ileal pouch including the first case of pouch carcinoma in a patient who underwent pouch formation for ulcerative colitis is presented. Expand
Variations in treatment of rectal cancer
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Surgical choices in the treatment of rectal cancer may vary widely, even in a well-defined geographic region, and hospital environment and surgical caseload experience seem to have a significant role in the choice of surgical procedure and on survival. Expand
New technique for mesh repair of paracolostomy hernias
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A new technique using polytetrafluorethylene mesh is described, which offers preservation of stoma site, lack of recurrences, ease, and safety, and it is described how this technique can be used to repair paracolostomy hernias. Expand
Anorectal Pathology in HIV/AIDS-Infected Patients Has Not Been Impacted by Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
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The prevalence and distribution of both HIV-related and non-HIV-related anorectal pathology seen in HIV patients have not been altered by the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Expand
Oral fleet® phospho®-soda laxative-induced hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemic tetany in an adult
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Although Fleet® Phospho®-Soda solution continues to be a safe bowel preparation, caution should be used in adults with bowel obstruction and renal failure. Expand
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