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Long-term functional outcome and quality of life after stapled restorative proctocolectomy.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate prospectively long-term quality of life and functional outcome after restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, and to evaluate and validate a novelExpand
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Factors associated with the occurrence of leaks in stapled rectal anastomoses: a review of 1,014 patients.
BACKGROUND Despite improvement in surgical techniques and stapling devices during the last 10 years, colorectal anastomoses are still prone to leakage. The purpose of this study was to assess theExpand
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Efficacy of dextranomer in stabilised hyaluronic acid for treatment of faecal incontinence: a randomised, sham-controlled trial
BACKGROUND Injection of a bulking agent in the anal canal is an increasingly used treatment for faecal incontinence, but efficacy has not been shown in a controlled trial. We aimed to assess theExpand
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The Standardization of Terminology for Researchers in Female Pelvic Floor Disorders
Abstract: The lack of standardized terminology in pelvic floor disorders (pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, and fecal incontinence) is a major obstacle to performing and interpretingExpand
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Prospective, Age-Related Analysis of Surgical Results, Functional Outcome, and Quality of Life After Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Proctocolectomy and reconstruction with an ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) has become the operation of choice for patients with ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis.1–6 The procedure is aExpand
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Vaginal fistula following restorative proctocolectomy
Vaginal fistula (VF) is a devastating complication following restorative proctocolectomy. PURPOSE: This study was designed to examine the perioperative factors influencing the outcome and managementExpand
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Prospective, Age-Related Analysis of Surgical Results, Functional Outcome, and Quality of Life After Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
Objective To evaluate how age affects functional outcome and quality of life after ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). Summary Background Data Because of the limited number of older patientsExpand
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Pan-colonic decrease in interstitial cells of Cajal in patients with slow transit constipation
Background: Interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) are required for normal intestinal motility. ICC are found throughout the human colon and are decreased in the sigmoid colon of patients with slowExpand
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Mucosectomy vs. stapled ileal pouch—anal anastomosis in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis: Functional outcome and neoplasia control
PURPOSE: The tradeoff of neoplasia control for better function represented by a stapled ileal pouch‐anal anastomosis is still controversial in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. WeExpand
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Elevated serum titers of proinflammatory cytokines and CNS autoantibodies in patients with chronic spinal cord injury.
This study characterized the proinflammatory cytokines, interleukin-2 (IL-2) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha), the antiinflammatory cytokines, IL-4 and IL-10, autoantibodies specific forExpand
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