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 20 Sep 2023

September's Paper of the Month looks at early recognition and management of postoperative complications, before they become clinically relevant, using algorithm-based care and usual care.

On 4 Jul 2023

July’s paper of the month looks at the short-term results of the COLRAR trial - a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery for middle or low rectal cancer.

On 30 Jun 2023

June's 'Paper of the Month' is a systematic review and meta-analysis which aimed to provide comprehensive evidence-based assessment of the discontinuity of the marginal artery at the splenic flexure and the rectosigmoid junction.

On 24 May 2023

May's 'Paper of the Month' looks at a study which aimed to evaluate transanal irrigation (TAI) as a treatment for low anterior resection syndrome (LARS).

On 30 Apr 2023

April's 2023 'Paper of the Month' presents a randomized clinical trial on colorectal endoscopic stenting (CReST) for obstructing left-sided colorectal cancer.

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