colectomy

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colectomy

[kə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of all or a portion of the colon.
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For example, surgeons per capita was positively related for appendectomies and hysterectomies, but negatively related for colectomies.
There were four colectomies performed as a therapeutic measure for CDI; two patients with a score of 5 points each, one with a score of 6 and another with a score of 7 all of whom survived.
When patients with UC were analyzed by gender, it was found that 25 of the 105 males (24%) and 28 of 136 females (21%) had required colectomies.
Severe complicated disease has resulted in an increased number of colectomies and deaths.
Prophylactic colectomies are recommended for patients with FAP and HNPCC once the presence of the genotype has been confirmed.
18) Expert surgeons advise that only surgeons who perform more than 25 open colectomies annually should do laparoscopic colectomy.
Applications include identifying cystic arteries during gallbladder dissections, assessing mesenteric arteries during colectomies, identifying femoral vessels during preperitoneal hernia repair, assisting in presenting testicular arteries in varicocele ligations, identifying blood flow in total and partial nephrectomy, and helping identify neurovascular bundles in radical prostatectomies.
Two patients died and three underwent colectomies during a 2-week period--"something I haven't seen in 25 years and hadn't seen in 3 1/2 years" during the study of alcohol-based hand rubs, Dr.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals has completed a phase 2 study of intravenous methylnaltrexone showing accelerated gastrointestinal recovery in patients following segmental colectomies.
In another study of patients undergoing elective colectomies, a statistically significant difference (p<0.
The researchers calculated that gum chewing after colectomy could conceivably save the nation $118,828,000 yearly, based on estimates of 79,219 colectomies performed annually and a mean daily hospital room fee of $1,500 (Arch.
A comparison of results of 18 laparoscopic colectomies and 18 standard laparotomies showed that laparoscopic resection of diverticulitis can be performed without additional morbidity, especially as the surgeon's experience increases.
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