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Best of the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum Journal

Saturday, April 30, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

CME Credit Hours: 1

This symposium is designed for the practicing colorectal surgeon who has a desire to stay up to date on the latest in the management of colon and rectal diseases. Due to increasing demands of daily practice, the ability to stay current on the highest quality and most-cited publications can be difficult. In this symposium, we will review and summarize the most highly cited papers from the Diseases of the Colon and Rectum over the last 2 years. Presentations and discussion will focus on study design and results, practical implications of the data and a critical review of submitted work.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the basics of the top papers published in the DC&R
  2. Distinguish the qualities of a manuscript that provides value to the practicing surgeon
  3. Identify further questions that warrant additional research
  4. Identify at least one key point from the presentations that will guide further research or change practice patterns for the care of patients with colorectal disease


Susan Galandiuk, MD, Louisville, KY
John R.T. Monson, MD, Orlando, FL

2:00 pm               
John R.T. Monson MD, Orlando, FL
2:05 pm              
How Soon Should Patients with Colon Cancer Undergo Definitive Resection?
Robert J. Kucejko, MD, MBA, Philadelphia, PA
2:14 pm              
2:16 pm              
Quality of Colonoscopy: A Comparison Between Gastroenterologists and Nongastroenterologists
Madhusudhan R. Sanaka, MD, FACG, FASGE, Cleveland, OH
2:25 pm              
2:27 pm              
Predictors for Anastomotic Leak, Postoperative Complications, and Mortality After Right Colectomy for Cancer: Results from an International Snapshot Audit
Thomas Pinkney, FRCS, MD, MMedED, MBChB, Birmingham, UK
2:36 pm              
2:38 pm              
Functional Outcome and Sexual-Related Quality of Life After Transperineal Versus Transvaginal Repair of Anterior Rectocele: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Pre-recorded)
Mohamed Balata, MD, Mansoura, Dakahliya, Egypt
2:47 pm              
2:49 pm              
A Retrospective Review: Patient-Reported Preoperative Prescription Opioid, Sedative, or Antidepressant Use Is Associated with Worse Outcomes in Colorectal Surgery
Avinash S. Bhakta, MD, Lexington, KY
2:58 pm               
3:00 pm