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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 ...
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 ...
Closure of loop ileostomy: potentially a daycase procedure?
BACKGROUND: Four thousand four hundred and twenty-seven ileostomy closures were performed in the UK in 2008-2009, (35,432 bed days). None were recorded as being performed as a daycase procedure. Our aim is to evaluate the ...
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 ...
Long-term outcomes of biological mesh repair following extra levator abdominoperineal excision of the rectum: an observational study of 100 patients.
BACKGROUND: Current evidence suggests that pelvic floor reconstruction following extralevator abdominoperineal excision of rectum (ELAPER) may reduce the risk of perineal herniation of intra-abdominal contents. Options for ...