RECOVER trial to examine effect of low- vs normal-pressure pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Researchers from the Netherland have begun a clinical trial to investigate the effect of lower insufflation pressures facilitated by deep neuromuscular blockade (DNB) on patient outcomes after laparoscopic colorectal procedures. Specifically, the study will identify whether low pressure pneumoperitoneum (PNP) and DNB enhances recovery after colorectal laparoscopic surgery and whether this could be a valuable addition to the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines.

Medicaid expansion has led to earlier cancer detection among individuals with low income

The likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced cancer decreased among individuals with low income after expansion of Medicaid coverage, according to researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Center for Community Health Integration in Cleveland, OH.

Hypertension medications could reduce colorectal cancer risk

Medications commonly prescribed to treat hypertension may also reduce patients' colorectal cancer risk, according to researchers from University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, Based on the findings of this large study, taking these medications may also reduce colorectal cancer risk, the third most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide.

Novel method for multiparametric-MRI rectal cancer diagnosis

An intelligent recognition method has been developed and firstly applied to achieve automatic lymph node (LN) detection and segmentation (auto-LNDS) of rectal cancer patients before surgery. This development was achieved by Gao Xin's research team from the Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIBET, CAS), in collaboration with MENG Xiaochun from Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat Sen University, and other three 3A hospitals spread across different regions in China.