Bowel dysfunction after low anterior resection with and without neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: a population-based cross-sectional study.

@article{Bregendahl2013BowelDA,
  title={Bowel dysfunction after low anterior resection with and without neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: a population-based cross-sectional study.},
  author={Sidse Bregendahl and K J Emmertsen and J\orgen Lous and S\oren Laurberg},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={1130-9}
}
AIM Bowel dysfunction was assessed after low anterior resection with and without neoadjuvant therapy (NT) for rectal cancer using a novel symptom-based scoring system correlated with quality of life. METHOD We identified all patients who underwent curative resection for rectal cancer in Denmark between 2001 and 2007. A questionnaire on bowel function and quality of life, including the recently validated low anterior resection syndrome score (LARS score; range 0-42) was administered to… CONTINUE READING

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