Medical/Scientific News

The results are in – biggest ever patient survey in bowel disease research!

Patients help set the research agenda BDRF Researchers undertook the biggest ever public survey of colorectal research priorities at London’s […]

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Patient Perspectives – Delphi

BDRF’s ground-breaking Delphi programme is moving to its next phase in March, with a patient consultation on the new colorectal […]

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BDRF on BBC Radio Wales!

SAILOR trial leader Dean Harris interviewed on Good Morning Wales Dean will be appearing on the BBC Wales breakfast show […]

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NIHR funding for IBD Research

BDRF is delighted that the National Institute for Health Research’s Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme is currently focusing on […]

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Patients with pancolitis more likely to develop chronic pouchitis?

In this study the authors evaluated the association between various tomographic clinical and pathological parameters with regards to the evolution […]

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Is the quality of life better for those with UC choosing an ileostomy better than those with pouches?

The aim of this study was to determine whether long-term quality-of-life on patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is better […]

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Systematic Review of the Clinical Effectiveness of Wound-edge Protection Devices in Reducing Surgical Site Infection in Patients Undergoing Open Abdominal Surgery

The authors aimed to assess existing evidence in the clinical effectiveness of wound edge protection devices (WEPD’s) in reducing surgical […]

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A critical appraisal of endorectal ultrasound and transanal endoscopic microsurgery and decision-making in early rectal cancer

The authors aimed to assess the accuracy and impact for patients of endorectal ultrasound as part of the preoperative selection […]

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Outcomes of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery in a population-based cohort in British Columbia: are they as good as the clinical trials?

An investigation carried out in British Columbia to see whether there is a difference between lap-assisted colectomy (LAC) and open colectomy (OC).

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Preop chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer is associated with less local recurrence

An assessment of the the efficacy of pre-operative chemoradiation (CRT) with radiotherapy (RT) alone before surgery in the treatment of locally advanced, non-metastatic rectal surgery.

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