Feza Remzi

On 22 Sep 2014

In the lead up to Barcelona 2014, we interviewed Dr Feza H Remzi who presented his keynote lecture 'Timing of Surgery in Crohn’s disease'... In the United States there are approximately one million patients with Crohn’s disease, including those with colitis, according to Dr Remzi, Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland, OH. Crohn’s disease usually impacts patients aged from their early teens to their late twenties, although it can affect patients of any age.

Eric Rullier

On 19 Sep 2014

We talked to Professor Eric Rullier, who presented the keynote lecture 'Rectal cancer - is it time to do less?' at Barcelona 2014… “There are around 12,000 new cases each year of rectal cancer in France, and along with breast and prostate cancer it is one of the most common cancers, and is successfully treated in approximately 50% of patients, if all patients with and without metastases are considered” said Professor Eric Rullier from the University of Bordeaux in France.

On 18 Sep 2014

We talked to Professor Dion Morton, chairing the Clinical Trials Update at Barcelona 2014, who highlights the importance of clinical trials in colorectal surgery… “Historically, medicine was practised on a trial and error basis, by which I mean practitioners would treat patients and would base treatments on what worked and what didn’t work,” began professor Morton. “So the importance of clinical trials is based around the evolution of evidence-based medicine, and the highest qualities of evidence are randomised clinical trials. This is why, for example in the UK, the Department of health has placed randomised clinical trials as the central pillar of high quality medicine.”

On 9 Sep 2014

Professor Klaus Matzel (Professor of Surgery and the Head of the Section of Coloproctology at the University of Erlangen, Germany and President of the UEMS EBSQ Division Coloproctology) discusses his role as Chair of the ESCP Education Committee and some highlights from the Barcelona 2014 scientific programme... The EBSQ (European Board of Surgery Qualification) in Coloproctology is now well established and will in time ensure common standards and practices. Are there any new developments you would like to discuss?

Evaghelos Xynos

On 5 Sep 2014

We talked with one of the Barcelona 2014 keynote speakers, Professor Evaghelos Xynos (Crete, Greece), who presented different treatment options for rectal prolapse in Barcelona. What is known about the causes/etiology of rectal prolapse? The condition is far more common in the aged female, and associated with chronic constipation, excessive straining at defaecation and neurological disorders affecting pelvic floor structures. Multiparity does not seem to be aetiologically related to the condition.

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