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Short-Term (<8 Weeks) High-Intensity Interval Training in Diseased Cohorts.
BACKGROUND & AIM: Exercise training regimes can lead to improvements in measures of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), improved general health, and reduced morbidity and overall mortality risk. High intensity interval training ...
Random duodenal biopsy to exclude coeliac disease as a cause of anaemia is not cost-efective and should be replaced with universally performed pre-endoscopy serology in patients on a suspected cancer pathway.
BACKGROUND: Random duodenal biopsy to exclude coeliac disease during uppern gastrointestinal endoscopy for the investigation of iron deficiency anaemia remains a common procedure, but is expensive and time-consuming. ...
NICE guidance on sepsis is of limited value in postoperative colorectal patients: the scores that cry 'wolf!'
Background and aims Late recognition of sepsis and consequent death remains a problem. To address this, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published updated guidance recommending the use of the Quick ...
Fibrin glue is a quick and effective treatment for primary and recurrent pilonidal sinus disease.
BACKGROUND: Pilonidal sinus disease (PSD) is a common, chronic inflammatory condition involving hair follicles within the natal cleft. It mainly affects young males and creates a significant health, social and economic ...
One-third of patients fail to return to work 1 year after surgery for colorectal cancer.
BACKGROUND: Achieving full recovery after colorectal cancer surgery means a return to normal physical and psychological health and to a normal social life. Recovery data focusses on time to discharge rather than longer ...
MicroRNAs: relevant tools for a colorectal surgeon?
Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy and cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Approximately half of the patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer ultimately die of the condition. Death from colorectal ...
Presentation skills amongst surgical trainees at a national conference: an observational study.
OBJECTIVES: The ability to deliver public presentations is important for doctors of all specialities. Despite this, there is little emphasis on training in presentation skills within medical curriculae. The aim of this ...
Evaluation of teaching methods for students on hernias: an observational study.
BACKGROUND: Teaching may be delivered through different media in different settings. We aimed to evaluate four teaching modalities for medical students on a common surgical topic. We compared learning, student preferences ...
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Biological mesh reconstruction of perineal wounds following enhanced abdominoperineal excision of rectum (APER).
INTRODUCTION: An abdominoperineal excision of rectum (APER) may be required for rectal tumours less than 6 cm from the anal verge. Recently, the cylindrical APER has been used to prevent the "surgical waist" and so decrease ...