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Clinical significance of lymph node micrometastasis in stage I and II colon cancer.
PURPOSE A 25% rate of recurrence after performing complete resection in node-negative colon cancer patients suggests that their nodal staging is frequently suboptimal. Moreover, the value of occultExpand
Interventional Management of Gastrointestinal Fistulas
Gastrointestinal (GI) fistulas are frequently very serious complications that are associated with high morbidity and mortality. GI fistulas can cause a wide array of pathophysiological effects byExpand
Epigenetic Alteration of PRKCDBP in Colorectal Cancers and Its Implication in Tumor Cell Resistance to TNFα-Induced Apoptosis
Purpose: PRKCDBP is a putative tumor suppressor in which alteration has been observed in several human cancers. We investigated expression and function of PRKCDBP in colorectal cells and tissues toExpand
Influence of Shorter Duration of Prophylactic Antibiotic Use on the Incidence of Surgical Site Infection Following Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Purpose This study aimed to identify the risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery and to determine whether significantly different SSI ratesExpand
Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery Can Be Performed Safely and Appropriately for Colon Cancer: Short-Term Results of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
INTRODUCTION Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) has gained popularity due to its cosmetic benefit, and therefore, has been applied to several kinds of benign operations, such as appendectomy andExpand
Initial Experience of Single-port Laparoscopic Surgery for Sigmoid Colon Cancer
BackgroundSingle-port laparoscopic surgery has attracted attention in the field of minimally invasive colorectal surgery. We hypothesized that an experienced laparoscopic surgeon could performExpand
Reduced Raf-1 kinase inhibitor protein expression predicts less favorable outcomes in patients with hepatic colorectal metastasis.
Reduced expression of Raf-1 kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) has been documented in a number of human malignancies, including colorectal carcinoma (CRC). However, despite theExpand
Impact of Resident-Performed Laparoscopic Appendectomy on Patient Outcomes and Safety.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is a training model for surgical residents to begin their surgical experience. However, there is concern about worse outcomes of surgery performed byExpand
Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP) trial of cONsolidation Chemotherapy for Locally advanced mid or low rectal cancer after neoadjUvant concurrent chemoraDiothErapy: a multicenter, randomized
BackgroundNeoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by total mesorectal excision (TME) has been a standard treatment option for locally advanced rectal cancer with improved local control. However,Expand
Does circumferential tumor location affect the circumferential resection margin status in mid and low rectal cancer?
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of circumferential tumor location on circumferential resection margin (CRM) status and the depth of tumor invasion in mid andExpand