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Reduced antibiotic dosing, duration, effective for preventing infection in colorectal surgery

August 21, 2017

Patients undergoing colorectal surgery showed the same rate of surgical site infection whether they were given antibiotics for 24 hours after surgery or only one dose of antibiotic before surgery with redosing during long operations, according to new research.

“Preoperative antibiotic dosing with intraoperative re-dosing is an opportunity for surgeons to maximize quality while minimizing [surgical site infection (SSI)] and unnecessary antibiotic risk,” David W. Larson, MD, MBA, of the division of colon and rectal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a press release.

New study to test telehealth, quality of life for ostomy patients

August 14, 2017
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing will examine whether telehealth can improve quality of life for ostomy patients after surgery…
FDA News

FDA grants orphan status to Mytesi for short bowel syndrome

August 9, 2017
The FDA has issued orphan drug designation to Mytesi for the treatment of infants and children with short bowel syndrome, the manufacturer announced. Mytesi (crofelemer…
Meeting News

Enhanced recovery protocol improves colorectal surgery outcomes

August 3, 2017
An enhanced recovery pathway improved colorectal surgery outcomes and reduced costs at a community hospital in Chicago, according to new research shared at the American…
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Chapter 5: Dysplasia And Colorectal Cancer

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Biosimilars in the US

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3D printing opportunities in GI space include liver, small intestine, large intestine

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