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Vascular complications of inflammatory bowel disease.
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The role of anticoagulation and surgical intervention in the management of hypercoagulation in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is discussed. Expand
Simplified assessment of segmental colonic transit.
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The single-film technique is simple, convenient for clinical usage, and reduces the exposure to radiation to acceptable levels and there should be a role for this approach in the evaluation of colonic transit in selected patients. Expand
Volvulus of the Colon: Incidence and Mortality
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Between 1960 and 1980, 137 patients with colonic volvulus (52% cecal, 3% transverse colon, 2% splenic flexure, and 43% sigmoid) were seen at the Mayo Clinic, and total mortality was 14%. Expand
Diverticulitis in the United States: 1998–2005: Changing Patterns of Disease and Treatment
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Diverticular disease imposes an impressive clinical burden to the United States population, with over 300,000 admissions and 1.5 million days of inpatient care annually, but there is no evidence that primary anastomosis is becoming more commonly used, and dramatic changes in rates of treatment for diverticulitis are reported. Expand
Laparoscopic Colectomy for Cancer Is Not Inferior to Open Surgery Based on 5-Year Data From the COST Study Group Trial
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Laparoscopic colectomy for curable colon cancer is not inferior to open surgery based on long-term oncologic endpoints from a prospective randomized trial. Expand
The Management of Complicated Diverticulitis and the Role of Computed Tomography
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CT evidence of a diverticular abscess has a prognostic impact as it correlates with a high risk of failure from nonoperative management regardless of the patient's age, and physicians should strongly consider elective surgery in order to prevent recurrent diverticulitis. Expand
Effective surgical adjuvant therapy for high-risk rectal carcinoma.
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The combination of postoperative local therapy with radiation plus fluorouracil and systemic therapy with a fluorouredacil-based regimen significantly and substantively improves the results of therapy for rectal carcinoma with a poor prognosis, as compared with postoperative radiation alone. Expand
Prolonged Postoperative Ileus—Definition, Risk Factors, and Predictors after Surgery
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The data suggest that with the definition of abnormal prolonged postoperative ileus as the number of days above the 3rd quartile, an ilesus greater than 6 days serves as a better clinical definition of prolonged POI than 3 days, the measure that has previously been suggested. Expand
Management of Retained Colorectal Foreign Bodies: Predictors of Operative Intervention
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This is the largest single institution series of retained colorectal foreign bodies and although foreign objects located in the sigmoid colon can be retrieved at the bedside, these cases are more likely to require operative intervention. Expand
Methylation of the 5' CpG island of the p16/CDKN2 tumor suppressor gene in normal and transformed human tissues correlates with gene silencing.
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The results suggest that the p16/CDKN2 tumor suppressor gene may be inactivated by methylation of its 5' CpG island in TCCs of the bladder and normal colonic tissue. Expand
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