Colorectal

Long‐term outcome of sacral nerve stimulation for faecal incontinence

Abstract Aim Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) is a minimally invasive treatment for faecal incontinence (FI). We report our experience of patients who have undergone SNS for FI with a minimum of 5 years’ follow‐up. This is a single centre prospective observational study with the aim to assess the long‐term function of SNS. Method All patients …

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Initial experience with SphinKeeper™ intersphincteric implants for faecal incontinence in the United Kingdom: a two-centre retrospective clinical audit

Abstract Aim The SphinKeeper™ artificial bowel sphincter implant is relatively new surgical technique for the treatment of refractory faecal incontinence. This study presents the first experience in two UK tertiary centres. Method This is a retrospective audit of prospectively collected clinical data in relation to technique, safety, feasibility and short-term effectiveness from patients undergoing surgery …

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An international multicentre prospective audit of elective rectal cancer surgery; operative approach versus outcome, including transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME)

Abstract Introduction Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) has rapidly emerged as a novel approach for rectal cancer surgery. Safety profiles are still emerging and more comparative data is urgently needed. This study aimed to compare indications and short-term outcomes of TaTME, open, laparoscopic, and robotic TME internationally. Methods A pre-planned analysis of the European Society …

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Evaluation of 153 Asymptomatic Subjects Using the Anopress Portable Anal Manometry Device

Abstract Background/Aims The Anopress device is a new portable manometry system. The aim of this study is to formulate normative data using this new device by recording the anorectal function of asymptomatic subjects. Patient comfort was also assessed. Methods Anorectal function was assessed in asymptomatic volunteers using the Anopress. All volunteers were examined in a …

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Acceptability, effectiveness and safety of a Renew® anal insert in patients who have undergone restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.

Abstract Introduction Restorative proctocolectomy has gained acceptance in the surgical management of medically refractive ulcerative colitis and cancer prevention in familial adenomatous polyposis. Incontinence following restorative proctocolectomy occurs in up to 25% of patients overnight. The Renew® insert is an inert single-use device which acts as an anal plug. The aim of this study was …

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Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery for Complex Crohn’s Disease Is Safe with a Lower Conversion Rate

Abstract Purpose  Single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) is a technique which is increasing in popularity. The benefit of SPLS in complex Crohn’s disease (CD), which includes a significant cohort of young patients sometimes needing multiple operations, has not been comprehensively assessed. This study analyses our early experience with this technique. Methods Patients who underwent SPLS …

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