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International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Clinical and Molecular Gastroenterology and Surgery

International Journal of Colorectal Disease OnlineFirst articles

14.06.2021 | Review Open Access

Rise and fall of total mesorectal excision with lateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for rectal cancer: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of 11,366 patients

Although commonly performed in urologic ( 1 ) and gynaecologic ( 2 ) surgery, the role of lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) is still a very controversial topic in rectal cancer treatment ( 3 ). This procedure, reported in Japan in the 1970s ( 4 …

10.06.2021 | Short Communication

An analysis of the rates of discontinuation and non-publication of colorectal cancer clinical trials

Nearly 2 million new cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are diagnosed annually worldwide with the highest incidence rates observed in developed countries [ 1 ]. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 50,000 people will die from …

09.06.2021 | Review

Visceral adiposity and inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) incorporating ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are chronic gastrointestinal inflammatory conditions [ 1 ]. Since the mid-twentieth century, the incidence of both UC and CD has been steadily …

08.06.2021 | Review

An update on surgical treatment of hemorrhoidal disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hemorrhoids are veins that all people have, located in the lower part of the rectum and anus that function to assist with continence. When they are pathologic, they become enlarged and occasionally symptomatic. Pathologic hemorrhoids are common …

05.06.2021 | Original Article

Mechanical bowel preparation combined with oral antibiotics in colorectal cancer surgery: a nationwide population-based study

Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication after surgery. Higher SSI rates have been reported in colorectal surgery than in other types of surgeries [ 1 ]. For reducing SSI in colorectal surgery, the use of mechanical bowel preparation …

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The International Journal of Colorectal Disease publishes novel and state-of-the-art papers dealing with the physiology and pathophysiology of diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to original research articles of high scientific quality, the journal also publishes reviews and coverage of controversial issues in rapidly developing areas in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. The journal offers an interdisciplinary forum for clinical science and molecular research related to gastrointestinal disease.

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