Hear a discussion on how physician feedback can improve process measure performance and how this may (or may not) relate to improvements in quality metrics. With Lahey Clinic Chief Quality Officer Rocco Ricciardi and Reviewer / Editorial author Robin McLeod.
Hear author John Marks discuss with reviewer George Chang about the quality of life after TATA procedure, including proper selection of patients to undergo this surgery for low rectal cancer and how this differs from TaTME procedures.
Hear author Joe Carmichael discuss with reviewer Erin Lange about the incidence and predictive factors for peripheral motor nerve injury after colectomy, based on a NSQIP analysis.
Hear a discussion on the reasons for readmission based on the day of rehospitalization. Different reasons exist for early vs. late readmission. Discussion focuses on how these may or may not be preventable with author Ravi Kiran and editorial author / reviewer Robin Virnig
Hear from new editor-in-chief Susan Galandiuk about new sections, initiatives, and directions at the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum journal. Includes insights into new website features for authors, new sections, and sage advice / tips for authors.
Hear author Lucas Thornblade discuss immunonutrition (L-Arg + fish oil + electrolytes) and how use prep can affect colorectal surgery outcomes. With reviewer and editorial author Stephen McClave.
Hear author Luca Stocchi and Scott Strong discuss a controversial topic: j-pouch vs. ileorectal surgery for large bowel Crohn's.
Hear world renown experts Soren Laurberg and Mariana Berho discuss the implications of colon cancer specimen evaluation including surgeon, pathologist, and system-related variables.
Do patient preferences match up with actual decisions in rectal cancer surgery? Find out when authors C. Tyler Ellis and Karyn Stitzenberg discuss the problem with reviewer and editorial author Arden Morris.
How does chronic dialysis affect outcomes after colorectal surgery? Hear Mary Kwaan and David Etzioni discuss the implications and results of a review of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP database.
Hear the differences of surgery vs medicine service admission on outcomes for clostridium difficile infections. With senior author David Stewart and reviewer Karim Alavi.
Hear Sean Glasgow and Carter Paulson discuss a new normogram to predict pathologic node positivity following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer.
Discussion on components, development, and role of ASCRS Rectal Cancer Surgery Checklist with Larissa Temple and Najjia Mahmoud including how it relates to ongoing quality initiatives.
Learn how and if peritoneal cytokines can help predict anastomotic leak following colorectal anastomosis.
Hear about MYH & other polyposis syndromes from international expert James Church talking with Nigel Hall.
Hear what implications having an asymptomatic leak after LAR can have. When is it safe to reverse the stoma? With Yves Panis and reviewer Joshua Bleier.
Hear what factors are predictive of complete pathologic response after neoadjuvant long course chemoradiotherapy for T3 rectal cancers. With Stephen Bell and reviewer Matthew Kalady.
Discussion on bowel-related quality of life impairment after rectal cancer surgery - it's more than you might think! With lead author Nick Battersby and reviewer Michael Solomon, who also wrote accompanying editorial. From April 2016 DC&R.
Survival in Anal Cancer changes with time. Hear how this affects patient care and decisions with Dr. Charles Thomas and reviewer Ian Paquette, who also authors accompanying editorial from April 2016 edition of DC&R.
What is the quality of the evidence behind extended duration venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis after discharge. Hear Dr. Feral Fleming discuss a recent review of a state database with reviewer Dr. William Cirocco.
Diverticular access may be associated with higher rates of failure of medical management than previously thought. Hear Dr. Andreas Kaiser discuss the topic with reviewer Dr. Fergal Fleming.
Hear John Migaly and Sean Langenfeld discuss implications of a cutoff 44 days following surgery to initiate chemo. Also a discussion on merits of large database studies and where we go from here.
Hear David Margolin and Justin Maykel discuss the results of a survey regarding perceptions of what's important in a successful colorectal residency match. Program Directors, recent graduates and fellows differ in their opinions.
Hear program director Bradley Champagne talk with Dr. Edward Kim on the effect of a narrated short video outlining laparoscopic right colectomy steps on resident performance of the procedure.