Low anterior resection syndrome and quality of life: an international multicenter study.

@article{Juul2014LowAR,
  title={Low anterior resection syndrome and quality of life: an international multicenter study.},
  author={Therese Juul and Madelene Ahlberg and Sebastiano Biondo and Eloy Esp{\'i}n and Luis Miguel Fern{\'a}ndez Jim{\'e}nez and K E Matzel and Gabriella Jansson Palmer and Anna Sauermann and Loris Trenti and Wei Zhang and S{\o}ren Laurberg and Peter Christensen},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2014},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={
          585-91
        }
}
BACKGROUND An increasing number of patients are surviving a diagnosis of rectal cancer. The majority of the patients are treated with the sphincter-sparing surgical procedure low anterior resection, and 50% to 90% of these patients experience bowel dysfunction, known as the low anterior resection syndrome. No previous studies have investigated the association between the low anterior resection syndrome and quality of life in an international setting with the use of a validated instrument for… CONTINUE READING

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