Tag: colorectal surgery

Reassessing colonoscopy surveillance: Early- vs average-onset colorectal cancer

Editor's Note Early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC), diagnosed before age 50, is increasing in incidence worldwide. Despite existing postoperative colonoscopy surveillance strategies, the optimal intervals for EO-CRC patients are unclear due to limited long-term data. This study, titled “Early-onset Colorectal Cancer Patients Do Not Require Shorter Intervals for Post-surgical Surveillance Colonoscopy”…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
June 26, 2024
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Study reveals common symptoms, diagnosis delays in early-onset colorectal cancer

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Editor's Note A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis, published by JAMA Network on May 24 and encompassing 81 studies and over 24.9 million patients, shed light on the signs and symptoms associated with early-onset colorectal cancer (EOCRC) and highlighted significant delays in diagnosis. The analysis identified the most common presenting…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 29, 2024
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Colon cancer study: Robots harvest more lymph nodes than conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS)

Editor's Note Although robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RLS) and conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS) offer similar survival outcomes for sigmoid colon cancer, RLS harvests comparatively more lymph nodes, according to a study published May 10 in the Journal of Robotic Surgery. According to a May 15 report on the study in The…

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By: Matt Danford
May 24, 2024
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Colorectal cancer rates declining in older adults, rising among children, teens

Editor's Note A new study reveals a worrying trend: While colorectal cancer rates have been decreasing in older adults, they are significantly rising among children and teens, Healthline May 9 reports. The findings from this study will be presented on Monday, May 20, at the Digestive Disease Week conference in…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 15, 2024
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Study explores link between diverticulitis and colorectal cancer

Editor's Note Using data from the Gastrointestinal Quality Improvement Consortium registry, this 2024 study provides new insights into the practice of recommending colonoscopy following diverticulitis episodes to rule out colorectal cancer (CRC), Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology April 24 reports. This study, which analyzed over 4.5 million colonoscopies performed in the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 1, 2024
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Online training program significantly reduces postop complications following colon surgery

Editor's Note An online training program from the University of Birmingham’s Global Surgery Unit, called the EAGLE study, has been shown to reduce major postoperative complications following certain types of colon surgical procedures. The findings were published in the British Journal of Surgery on November 29. Researchers found that surgical…

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By: Brita Belli
December 4, 2023
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Cancer patient provides valuable insights after major pelvic surgery

Editor's Note A 58-year-old cancer patient in the UK who had all the organs in her pelvis removed in a necessary life-saving procedure is now participating in an ongoing research project aimed at improving similar cancer treatments and outcomes, BBC News September 20 reports. The patient had cancer affecting her…

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By: Brita Belli
October 1, 2023
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ERPs for colorectal surgery not easily implemented

Editor's Note This study led by American College of Surgeons researchers finds that most hospitals that implemented an enhanced recovery program (ERP) for colorectal surgery had difficulty improving process compliance. Researchers evaluated improvement uniformity among 151 hospitals participating in an 18-month implementation protocol for 6 ERP process measures (oral antibiotics,…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 8, 2023
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