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A meta-analysis on the use of FDG PET for restaging locally advanced rectal cancer is reviewed. Medscape Radiology
(University of Otago) The oldest known fur seal has been discovered by a Geology PhD student at New Zealand's University of Otago, providing a missing link that helps to resolve a more than 5-million-...
Randomized trial data support the use of laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer; however, such evidence was lacking for rectal cancer. Now, the COLOR II randomized trial gives minimally invasive resect...
An appropriate delay between radiation therapy and surgery in patients with rectal cancer can increase the response rate and improve survival. Medscape Medical News
Mercury II: Low rectal cancerBetter imaging of rectal cancers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to locate and map the tumour site more accurately have led to improved outcomes for...
Being able to dive is what matters most for seal pups, but how do they learn to do it? Grey seal pups that can play in pools may have better diving skills once they make the move to the sea, and this ...
A retrospective review of clinical data on 145 patients with stage I-III rectal cancer indicates that patients whose tumours completely disappeared after treatment with chemoradiation and systemic che...
The rate of reoperation after transabdominal as compared with transperineal repair for rectal prolapse is unknown. We evaluated all patients who underwent surgical treatment for rectal prolapse perfor...
Surgical management of rectal prolapse remains a challenge with the bredth of choices available and varies on the international, national, regional and locoregional level depending on expertise, comfo...
An internal brace is a ligament repair bridging concept using braided ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene/polyester suture tape and knotless bone anchors to reinforce ligament strength as a second...
The management of obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS) is mainly conservative and mainly consists of fiber diet, bulking laxatives, rectal irrigation or hydrocolontherapy, biofeedback, transanal elect...