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A systematic review of sacral nerve stimulation mechanisms in the treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation
Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is now well established as a treatment for fecal incontinence (FI) resistant to conservative measures and may also have utility in the management of chronicExpand
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Diagnostic accuracy study of anorectal manometry for diagnosis of dyssynergic defecation
Objective The diagnostic accuracy of anorectal manometry (AM), which is necessary to diagnose functional defecatory disorders (FDD), is unknown. Using blinded analysis and standardised reporting ofExpand
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Use of RAAS inhibitors and risk of clinical deterioration in COVID-19: results from an Italian cohort of 133 hypertensives
Abstract Background The effect of chronic use of renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors on the severity of COVID-19 infection is still unclear in patients with hypertension. We aimedExpand
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Severe acute pancreatitis: advances and insights in assessment of severity and management
The patients with acute pancreatitis are at risk to develop different complications from ongoing pancreatic inflammation. Often, there is no correlation between the degree of structural damage toExpand
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Surgery for constipation: systematic review and practice recommendations
To assess the outcomes of colectomy in adults with chronic constipation (CC).
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Surgeons' fear of getting infected by COVID19: A global survey
High risk country Yes 273 (64⋅8) 1⋅264 0⋅067 1⋅055 0⋅781-1⋅424 0⋅729 No 416 (59⋅3) Ref. Gloves easily get Yes 647 (60⋅8) 0⋅591 0⋅077 0⋅65 0⋅334-1⋅264 0⋅204 No 42 (72⋅4) Ref. Gowns easily get Yes 413Expand
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Systematic review with meta‐analysis: defecography should be a first‐line diagnostic modality in patients with refractory constipation
Defecography is considered the reference standard for the assessment of pelvic floor anatomy and function in patients with a refractory evacuation disorder. However, the overlap of radiologicallyExpand
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Surgery for constipation: systematic review and practice recommendations
To assess the outcomes of rectal excisional procedures in adults with chronic constipation.
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Surgery for constipation: systematic review and practice recommendations
This manuscript forms the final of seven that address the surgical management of chronic constipation (CC) in adults. The content coalesces results from the five systematic reviews that precede itExpand
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