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Day-case closure of ileostomy: feasible, safe and efficient.
AIM: Over 5000 loop ileostomy closures were performed in the UK in 2013 with a median inpatient stay of 5 days. Previously we have successfully implemented a 23-h protocol for loop ileostomy closure which was modified for ...
Inappropriate use of the faecal occult blood test outside of the National Health Service colorectal cancer screening programme.
OBJECTIVE: The faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is the screening test validated for use in the National Health Service (NHS) Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) after trials demonstrated a 16% reduction in colorectal ...
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 ...
Fibrin glue in the treatment for pilonidal sinus: high patient satisfaction and rapid return to normal activities.
BACKGROUND: Pilonidal sinus is a common condition often managed with invasive surgery associated with a significant morbidity and often a prolonged recovery time. Fibrin glue has been used in our institution as an alternative ...
Skeletal muscle hypertrophy adaptations predominate in the early stages of resistance exercise training, matching deuterium oxide-derived measures of muscle protein synthesis and mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 1 signaling.
Resistance exercise training (RET) is widely used to increase muscle mass in athletes and also aged/cachectic populations. However, the time course and metabolic and molecular control of hypertrophy remain poorly defined. ...
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 ...
Twenty-three-hour stay loop ileostomy closures: a pilot study.
BACKGROUND: In UK in 2010-2011, 4,463 ileostomy closures were performed (35,442 bed days) with a median inpatient stay of 5 days (Hospital Episode Statistics data). This seems anomalous when there are reports of 23-h stay ...
Systematic review of pre-operative exercise in colorectal cancer patients.
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the evidence for exercise interventions prior to surgery for colorectal cancer resection. The evidence for use of exercise to improve physical fitness and surgical outcomes ...
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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 ...