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 15 Aug 2018

Our August Paper of the Month looks at the first study to report normative data for the LARS Score.

On 12 Jul 2018

This Paper of the Month report considers the role of the mesentery in ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease.

On 20 Jun 2018

This Paper of the Month report considers the impact of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis on graft survival following liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis.

On 11 May 2018

Our May Paper of the Month commentary concerns the organ preservation approach for small rectal cancers. It is the first randomized study comparing local excision to TME after radiochemotherapy.

On 13 Mar 2018

Our March commentary is on a paper about the EASY trial which found that while early closure of the temporary ileostomy was associated with fewer complications, there was no effect on quality of life.

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