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 Nov 2018

Our November Paper of the Month report looks at the 5-year follow-up results of a multicenter randomized controlled trial (DIRECT-Trial) on the outcome of surgery versus conservative management in the treatment of acute complicated colonic diverticular disease.

On 10 Sep 2018

Is intensive follow-up of patients after curative surgery for colorectal cancer effective in reducing mortality? Our September Paper of the Month looks at an article on the COLOFOL randomized clinical trial.

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.

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