Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 06 June 2017

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Triple combination therapy in colorectal cancer trial.

Phase III BEACON trial with Erbitux + LGX 818 + MEK 162 shows 8 month pfs in colorectal cancer.

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CE Mark for ingestible colorectal cancer capsule

Ingestible capsule for preparation-free colorectal cancer screening receives CE Mark

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Guidelines

Rectal cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Evidence shows that rectal cancer is distinct from colon cancer, with different aetiologies and risk factors possibly reflecting different environmental exposures.

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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and prevention of atherosclerosis.

The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees.

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2016 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias

Guidelines summarize and evaluate all available evidence on a particular issue at the time of the writing process, with the aim of assisting health professionals in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient.

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Journal articles

Advances in organ preserving strategies in rectal cancer patients.

Treatment of rectal cancer patients has been subjected to change over the past thirty years. Total mesorectal excision is considered the cornerstone of rectal cancer treatment, but is also associated with significant morbidity resulting in...

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The role of liver resection in the management of intermediate and advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma. A systematic review.

Background: The ideal management for patients with intermediate and advanced stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is controversial. The main purpose of this systematic review is to examine the role of liver resection...

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Interaction of margin status and tumour burden determines survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases: A retrospective cohort study.

Purpose: We sought to determine the impact of surgical margin status on overall survival (OS) and recurrence pattern stratified by tumor burden.

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Clinical trials

COLLISION Trial - Colorectal Liver Metastases: Surgery vs Thermal Ablation (COLLISION)

The primary objective is to prove non-inferiority of thermal ablation compared to hepatic resection in patients with at least one resectable and ablatable colorectal liver metastases (≤3cm) and no extrahepatic disease.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Gastric Cancer: a Multi-center Study (ERASG1)

This study is aimed to evaluate the safety of applying enhanced recovery after surgery for gastric cancer.

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PeproStat as a Topical Agent Used to Stop Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Surgery

The purpose of this study is to test the effectiveness and safety of a new peptide-based coagulant, PeproStat. The study drug will be applied to patients undergoing liver/soft tissue surgery, vascular surgery or spine surgery.

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Blog Posts

Liam Farrell

Bad smells are good

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Delicacy is not a virtue in this job.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

Yuli Pramana

Choosing Between Endoscopic Sclerotherapy And Endoscopic Ligation For Esophageal Varices

Posted 2 years ago

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy (ES) and Endoscopic Ligation (EL) were accepted in the treatment of esophageal varices bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis. EL seemed to be superior to ES. If EL was difficult then ES should be performed.

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Obesity: clinical review

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The diagnostic value of hyperammonemia induced by the non-ischemic forearm exercise test

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Idiopathic constipation and nocturnal enuresis in childhood: a guide to management: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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