For the interest and benefit of ESCP members, the Research Committee are going to write a monthly short report on a significant colorectal article that has been published in the last six months.

These summaries should provide an informative read on significant developments that have the potential to help patients. We would welcome your suggestions regarding articles and also your ideas on how this initiative may be developed.


On 9 Mar 2020

March’s Paper of the Month is ‘Guideline for haemorrhoidal disease’ and provides an up to date, practical and clear consensus on the management of this common condition.

On 26 Feb 2020

February’s Paper of the Month has been simultaneously published in the three most important colorectal journals: Colorectal Disease, ANZ Journal of Surgery and Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. Through sound Delphi methodology, a large patient-provider group reached consensus on how to define the low anterior resection syndrome.

On 6 Feb 2020

January's Paper of the Month is 'Ustekinumab as Induction and Maintenance Therapy for Ulcerative Colitis' which looks into the efficacy of ustekinumab, an antagonist of the p40 subunit of interleukin-12 and interleukin-23.

On 16 Dec 2019

December's Paper of the Month looks at the results of the LIR!C Trial comparing treatments for ileocecal Crohn’s disease.

On 12 Sep 2019

September's paper of the month is a prospective interventional study on 21 patients with perianal fistulous disease whose treatment included injection of freshly collected autologous adipose tissue.

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