Colon and Rectal
Hemostatic clipping cuts bleeds after large polyp removal
WASHINGTON – Using hemostatic clips to close mucosal defects following endoscopic removal of large colonic polyps cut the rate of severe, delayed...
News from the FDA/CDC
FDA approves marketing of device to control GI bleeding
Device used to help control GI bleeding can now be marketed.
Study finds gaps in bundled colectomy payments
CHICAGO – Surgeons need to consider strategies to close potential gaps between charges for colectomy and Medicare bundled payments.
No increased complication risk with delaying resection for LARC
CHICAGO – Surgical resection for locally advanced rectal cancer at up to 12 weeks after neoadjuvant therapy did not increase complication risk.
Accuracy of colon cancer lymph node sampling influenced by location
CHICAGO – A multicenter trial shows that left-sided colon cancer requires sampling more lymph nodes than does right-sided disease for true nodal...
VIDEO: Organ-sparing resection techniques should be way of the future
Training and reimbursement structures are needed so that these procedures make financial sense up front.
From the Journals
Nonendoscopic nonmalignant polyp surgery increasing despite greater risk
Frequency of a risky procedure is rising even with a safer alternative available.
Strategies to reduce colorectal surgery complications
LAS VEGAS – Presurgical management can help prepare patients for colorectal surgery and reduce complications.
Study pinpoints link between ERAS and acute kidney injury
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Does the enhanced recovery after surgery pathway increase kidney injury risk?
ERAS pathway can cut postdischarge opioid use
An enhanced recovery protocol for colorectal surgery could have a positive impact on community opioid use.
Delayed ileal pouch anal anastomosis creation linked to lower 30-day adverse events
LAS VEGAS – The surgical procedure of choice for many ulcerative colitis patients is total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis...