Survey results show level of concordance between patients with CRC and their caregivers when rating care quality. The survey also measured whether clinical or demographic factors influenced the agreement between patient-caregiver pairs.
The uptick in early-onset disease began in the mid-1990s among most high-income countries with long-term data. In younger adults, the steepest increases were seen in South Korea and New Zealand (average annual percent change, 4.2 and 4.0, respectively).
For patients with advanced/metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), greater total physical activity is not associated with longer overall survival, but it may prolong progression-free survival and lower the risk for treatment-related toxicities.
The researchers found that the first postoperative bowel movement occurred 8.9 hours earlier in the group that received coffee (65.2 versus 74.1 hours; hazard ratio, 1.67). Patients who received coffee also had shorter hospital stays (six versus seven days).
There is a close association between intolerance to early oral feeding after colorectal surgery and postoperative complications. Patients should be closely monitored and not discharged until complications have been ruled out.
Study concludes that few of the associated risk factors are modifiable and that clinicians should stress possible outcomes related to urinary dysfunction prior to patients receiving treatment for rectal cancer.
The prescribing information for Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid; Ferring) has been updated to include use in pediatric patients ≥9 years old for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy.
Researchers investigated whether increasing colorectal cancer incidence among younger individuals is associated with an increase in disease occurrence or with increased detection as a result of more colonoscopies being performed over time.