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 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.

On 15 Jul 2019

June’s paper of the month in Colorectal Diseases discusses the risk of postoperative complications in patients using antidepressants, a topic of interest which is largely unstudied

On 21 Feb 2019

February’s paper of the month is a powerful network metanalysis focused on an evergreen issue: what’s the best technique to perform mesorectal excision for rectal cancer? Open vs. laparoscopic vs. robotic vs. transanal, the battle continues…

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