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Etiology and management of fecal incontinence
Fecal incontinence is a challenging condition of diverse etiology and devastating psychosocial impact. Multiple mechanisms may be involved in its pathophysiology, such as altered stool consistencyExpand
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Fecal incontinence quality of life scale
PURPOSE: This goal of this research was to develop and evaluate the psychometrics of a health-related quality of life scale developed to address issues related specifically to fecal incontinence, theExpand
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A constipation scoring system to simplify evaluation and management of constipated patients
PURPOSE: Constipation is a common complaint; however, clinical presentation varies with each individual. The aim of this study was to assess a standard scoring system for evaluation of constipatedExpand
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Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection of Stage II or III Rectal Cancer on Pathologic Outcomes: The ACOSOG Z6051 Randomized Clinical Trial.
IMPORTANCE Evidence about the efficacy of laparoscopic resection of rectal cancer is incomplete, particularly for patients with more advanced-stage disease. OBJECTIVE To determine whetherExpand
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Patient and surgeon ranking of the severity of symptoms associated with fecal incontinence
PURPOSE: The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate a severity rating score for fecal incontinence, the Fecal Incontinence Severity Index. METHODS: The Fecal Incontinence Severity IndexExpand
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A consensus document on bowel preparation before colonoscopy: prepared by a task force from the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American Society for Gastrointestinal
1 Department of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 2 Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA 3 Division of Gastroenterology andExpand
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Surgical management of rectal prolapse.
BACKGROUND The problem of complete rectal prolapse is formidable, with no clear predominant treatment of choice. Surgical management is aimed at restoring physiology by correcting the prolapse andExpand
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Prevention of postoperative abdominal adhesions by a sodium hyaluronate-based bioresorbable membrane: a prospective, randomized, double-blind multicenter study.
BACKGROUND Postoperative abdominal adhesions are associated with numerous complications, including small bowel obstruction, difficult and dangerous reoperations, and infertility. A sodium hyaluronateExpand
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Combination treatment with curcumin and quercetin of adenomas in familial adenomatous polyposis.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Familialadenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by the development of hundreds of colorectal adenomas and eventual colorectal cancer. RegressionExpand
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Perfusion assessment in laparoscopic left-sided/anterior resection (PILLAR II): a multi-institutional study.
BACKGROUND Our primary objective was to demonstrate the utility and feasibility of the intraoperative assessment of colon and rectal perfusion using fluorescence angiography (FA) during left-sidedExpand
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