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Random duodenal biopsy to exclude coeliac disease as a cause of anaemia is not cost-efective and should be replaced with universally performed pre-endoscopy serology in patients on a suspected cancer pathway.
BACKGROUND: Random duodenal biopsy to exclude coeliac disease during uppern gastrointestinal endoscopy for the investigation of iron deficiency anaemia remains a common procedure, but is expensive and time-consuming. ...
One-third of patients fail to return to work 1 year after surgery for colorectal cancer.
BACKGROUND: Achieving full recovery after colorectal cancer surgery means a return to normal physical and psychological health and to a normal social life. Recovery data focusses on time to discharge rather than longer ...
MicroRNAs: relevant tools for a colorectal surgeon?
Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy and cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Approximately half of the patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer ultimately die of the condition. Death from colorectal ...
A 31-day time to surgery compliant exercise training programme improves aerobic health in the elderly.
BACKGROUND: Over 41,000 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) in the UK in 2011. The incidence of CRC increases with age. Many elderly patients undergo surgery for CRC, the only curative treatment. Such patients ...