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International Journal of Colorectal Disease

Clinical and Molecular Gastroenterology and Surgery

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17.05.2019 | Original Article

Randomized controlled trial to evaluate laparoscopic versus open surgery in transverse and descending colon cancer patients

The long-term results of several large-scale prospective randomized trials that compared laparoscopic and open colectomy for colon cancer have been published over the past decade [ 1 – 4 ]. The oncologic outcomes were similar between patients who …

17.05.2019 | Original Article

Increasing colorectal cancer incidence in individuals aged < 50 years—a population-based study

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy in the world. It is considered to be a disease of the elderly population, and most cases occur after the age of 55 years [ 1 ]. However, the CRC incidence among younger individuals has …

16.05.2019 | Original Article

Outpatient facility volume, facility type, and the risk of serious colonoscopy-related adverse events in patients with comorbid conditions: a population-based study

Cancer screening may prevent an onset of cancer with an estimated 1.73 million new cases diagnosed in the USA in 2018 [ 1 ]. Outpatient colonoscopy is the preferred method of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and prevention [ 2 ], as 15 million …

16.05.2019 | Short Communication Open Access

High prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa in patients with perianal fistula

Perianal fistulas (PF) are uncommon with an incidence varying from 1.04–2.23 patients per 10,000 persons per year [ 1 ]. PF are associated with considerable discomfort, morbidity, and decreased quality of life as patients can present with perianal …

15.05.2019 | Original Article

The incidence, associated factors, and predictive nomogram for early death in stage IV colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the major causes of cancer morbidity and mortality both in men and women worldwide. Over 1.36 million newly diagnosed CRC cases and approximately 694,000 deaths were estimated in 2012 [ 1 ]. Approximately, a …

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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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