International Journal of Colorectal Disease

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List of Papers (Total 331)

Availability and feasibility of structured, routine collection of comorbidity data in a colorectal cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT) setting

PurposeAvailability of comorbidity assessment at multi-disciplinary team (MDT) discussions is cornerstone in making the MDT process more robust and decisive in optimising treatment and improving quality of survivorship. Comorbidity assessments using tools, such as the ACE-27 questionnaire would aid in optimising the decision-making process at MDTs so that treatment decisions can...

Subtypes and symptoms of fecal incontinence in the Dutch population: a cross-sectional study

PurposeTo study the distribution of subtypes and symptoms of fecal incontinence in the general Dutch population.MethodsWe performed a cross-sectional study in a representative sample of the general Dutch population. All respondents (N = 1259) completed the Groningen Defecation and Fecal Continence questionnaire. We assigned the respondents to a so-called healthy subgroup (n...

Mucinous components assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in primary rectal cancer tissue before and after chemoradiotherapy and tumor response

BackgroundMucinous rectal carcinoma has been reported to have a lower survival rate and a poorer histologic response to chemoradiotherapy(CRT). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately evaluate the amount of mucin pools (MP) in primary cancer tissue. We compared the degree of MP on MRI before and after CRT with the histologic findings of resected specimens to investigate...

Treatment of acute uncomplicated diverticulitis without antibiotics: risk factors for treatment failure

PurposeConservative treatment strategy without antibiotics in patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis (UD) has proven to be safe. The aim of the current study is to assess the clinical course of UD patients who were initially treated without antibiotics and to identify risk factors for treatment failure.MethodsA retrospective cohort study was performed including all patients...

Late assessment of quality of life in patients with rectal carcinoma: comparison between sphincter preservation and definitive colostomy

PurposePatients with cancer of the lower and middle rectum who are candidates for curative surgery often have negative opinions on definitive colostomy. The purpose of this study is to compare the quality of life (QoL) of patients who undergo standard treatment for rectal cancer with sphincter preservation or definitive colostomy.MethodsA total of 125 patients with adenocarcinoma...

The puborectal continence reflex: a new regulatory mechanism controlling fecal continence

PurposeFecal continence is maintained by voluntary and involuntary contraction of the anal sphincter, and voluntary contractions of puborectal muscle. We investigated whether the puborectal muscle can control fecal continence not only by voluntary contractions but also by involuntary contractions.MethodsWe performed anorectal function tests in 23 healthy subjects. The anorectal...

A national evaluation of the management practices of hemorrhoidal disease in the Netherlands

PurposeIn this study, we describe current practices in the management of hemorrhoidal disease in the Netherlands.MethodsA validated online survey was performed among Dutch surgeons and residents treating hemorrhoidal disease. Contact details were retrieved from the Dutch Association for Surgery resulting in 619 contacts. Only doctors who were treating hemorrhoidal disease...

Effect of immunonutrition on colorectal cancer patients undergoing surgery: a meta-analysis

Purpose Immunonutrition has been used to prevent the complications after colorectal elective surgery. This systematic review aimed to analyze and assess the effect of immunonutrition on colorectal cancer patients who received elective surgery. Methods Three electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane) were used to search the latent studies which investigated the effects of...

Correction to: Surgical and oncological outcomes after complete mesocolic excision in right-sided colon cancer compared with conventional surgery: a retrospective, single-institution study

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Temporary closure of colostomy with suture before colostomy takedown improves the postoperative outcomes

Purpose Temporary loop colostomy is a common surgical procedure used to avoid complications in high-risk distal anastomosis as well as pelvic inflammation. Issues regarding postoperative outcomes of colostomy takedown have been widely discussed in the literature, wound infection especially. Temporary closure of colostomy with suture before takedown was adopted in our study, which...

Colorectal cancer and thrombosis

Significance Colorectal cancer (CRC), results in a hypercoagulable state which manifests clinically as venous thromboembolism (VTE), often presenting as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). The consequences of VTE in CRC can be devastating, resulting in long-term morbidity and are a frequent cause of death, even amongst those who would have otherwise had a...

Predictive factors on CT imaging for progression of uncomplicated into complicated acute diverticulitis

PurposeSince outpatient treatment and omitting antibiotics for uncomplicated acute colonic diverticulitis have been proven to be safe in the majority of patients, selection of patients that may not be suited for this treatment strategy becomes an important topic. The aim of this study is to identify computed tomography (CT) imaging predictors for a complicated disease course of...

Stercoral perforation proximal to the stapled anastomosis after low anterior resection with an intraluminal device

Stercoral perforation of the colon is a rare phenomenon and a potential life-threatening condition requiring acute intervention. A little more than 200 cases have been described to date. The mechanism is not completely understood. In this short communication, we present three patients with a colon perforation proximal to the anastomosis, similar to a stercoral perforation...

Low risk of complications in patients with first-time acute uncomplicated diverticulitis

PurposeFirst-time acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) has been considered to have an increased risk of complication, but the level of evidence is low. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk of complications in patients with first-time AUD and in patients with a history of diverticulitis.MethodsThis paper is a population-based retrospective study at Västmanland...

The correlation between diverticulosis and redundant colon

Background Diverticulosis and redundant colon are colonic conditions for which underlying pathophysiology, management and prevention are poorly understood. Historical papers suggest an inverse relationship between these two conditions. However, no further attempt has been made to validate this relationship. This study set out to assess the correlation between diverticulosis and...