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See detailWAIST TO HIP RATIO BETTER PREDICTS ONCOLOGICAL SHORT - AND LONG-TERM OUT-COME AFTER RECTAL CANCER SURGERY THAN BODY MASS INDEX
Léonard, D; Kartheuser, A; Hetsch, N et al

in Acta Chirurgica Belgica (2015), 115

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See detailInsights into fast-track colon surgery: a plea for a tailored program.
Pellegrino, L.; Lois, Fernande ULg; Remue, C. et al

in Surgical Endoscopy (2013), 27(4), 1178-85

BACKGROUND: This retrospective study compared the fast-track colon surgery program to conventional perioperative care and assessed factors that influence postoperative length of stay. DESIGN: This ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: This retrospective study compared the fast-track colon surgery program to conventional perioperative care and assessed factors that influence postoperative length of stay. DESIGN: This retrospective study included 124 fast-track and 119 conventional care colon surgical patients. Exclusion criteria were primary rectal disease, stoma, American Society of Anesthesiologists score IV, and Association Francaise de Chirurgie index 3 or 4. Laparoscopy was the preferred approach. Variables influencing length of stay were analyzed by multivariate linear and logistic regression. RESULTS: Overall mortality and complication rates were not significantly different between groups (fast-track vs. controls 0 vs. 0.8 %, 30.6 vs. 38.6 % respectively). As expected, median length of stay was significantly reduced in fast-track patients (3 vs. 6 days, p < 0.001), but emergency readmission rate was higher (16.9 vs. 7.6 %, p = 0.026), although rehospitalization rates were similar (8 vs. 4.2 %, not significant). Independent risk factors of increased length of stay were identified as age >69 years (p = 0.001), laparotomy (p = 0.011), and conventional perioperative care (p < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: The introduction of a fast-track program reduced postoperative length of stay without increasing complication rate. This study proposes a modulation of the program according to patient age and surgical approach. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial adenomatous polyposis: clinical presentation, detection and surveillance.
Laurent, S.; Franchimont, D.; Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2011), 74(3), 415-20

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer related death in the western countries. It remains an important health problem, often under-diagnosed. The symptoms can appear very late and about 25 ... [more ▼]

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer related death in the western countries. It remains an important health problem, often under-diagnosed. The symptoms can appear very late and about 25% of the patients are diagnosed at metastatic stage. Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an inherited colorectal cancer syndrome, characterized by the early onset of hundred to thousands of adenomatous polyps in the colon and rectum. Left untreated, there is a nearly 100% cumulative risk of progression to CRC by the age of 35-40 years, as well as an increased risk of various other malignancies. CRC can be prevented by the identification of the high risk population and by the timely implementation of rigid screening programs which will lead to special medico-surgical interventions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe medical management of severe acute and chronic ulcerative colitis--current recommendations from the Belgian Working Group.
Melange, M.; D'Haens, G.; Devos, Martine ULg et al

in Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica (2000), 63(3), 273-4

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