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 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…

On 14 Jan 2019

This Paper of the Month report considers the role of microsatellite instability (MSI) and/or mismatch repair deficiency (MMR-D) screening in patients with Lynch syndrome-associated cancer predisposition across colorectal cancer and other solid tumours.

On 27 Dec 2018

December's Paper of the Month report looks at how computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) can be used to improve the performance of diagnostic techniques for smaller polyps and to decrease the incidence of colorectal cancer.

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