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Laparoscopic, open surgery yield similar outcomes for rectal cancer

April 1, 2015

Patients with rectal cancer demonstrated comparable rates of locoregional recurrence, DFS and OS when they underwent laparoscopic or open surgery, according to study results.

“Laparoscopic surgery has progressively replaced open colonic surgery in recent decades owing to favorable short-term outcomes, such as less pain, reduced blood loss and improved recovery time,” H. Jaap Bonjer, MD, PhD, of the department of surgery at the VU Medical Center Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote. “In various trials in which patients with colon cancer were randomly assigned to undergo either open or laparoscopic surgery, evidence was obtained that laparoscopic surgery was associated with similar [DFS] and [OS] rates as open surgery.”

In the Journals

Preaponeurotic fat advancement flap prevents unintended eyelid creases in levator recession

April 1, 2015
Use of a preaponeurotic fat advancement flap was found to be an effective method for preventing unintended multiple lid creases and providing satisfactory outcomes with…
In the Journals

Weight gain after TKA has negative association with pain, function scores

April 1, 2015
Weight gain after total knee arthroplasty had a negative association with SF-36 pain and function scores, according to study results.Researchers identified 1,545…
Sunil Sharma In the Journals

Adults with sickle cell disease display sleep disordered breathing

April 1, 2015
Sleep disordered breathing, obstructive sleep apnea, and other sleep-related complaints were found to be prevalent in the adult sickle cell population when screened with…
Ediie Stenehjem

Study finds high MRSA infection and colonization concordance

April 1, 2015
Researchers reported that infection and colonization strain concordance was found in a vast majority of patients at a Veterans Affairs medical center. “Unique to…
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Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Recent approvals have expanded clinicians’ options for the management of diabetic eye disease. Anti-VEGF therapy…
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CNE Article

Suicide Assessment and Action for Women Veterans

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, April 2015, Volume 53 Issue 4
Many deployed women Veterans, as described in a previous article, have experienced similar combat exposure as their…
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VIDEO: Speaker presents results from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2

April 1, 2015
At Hawaiian Eye 2015, Emily Y. Chew, MD, discusses the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 data and how the results should…
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