colectomy


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colectomy

[kə′lek·tə·mē]
(medicine)
Excision of all or a portion of the colon.
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In one study, bowel function returned sooner in patients who chewed gum after laparoscopic colectomy.
COST was a National Cancer Institute-funded study involving 872 patients with curable colon cancer randomized to laparoscopic or open colectomy at 48 participating centers.
In addition to the two studies in segmental colectomy patients, the companies are conducting a phase 3 study of intravenous methylnaltrexone for the management of POI in patients who have undergone surgical repair of large abdominal hernias.
An NDA submission is planned for intravenous methylnaltrexone for managing POI in early 2008 based on the ongoing phase 3 studies in patients undergoing segmental colectomy.
The previously announced phase 3 clinical study of intravenous methylnaltrexone in POI is enrolling approximately 500 patients who have undergone segmental colectomy surgery in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial at approximately 90 surgical centers worldwide.
After twenty years with Ulcerative Colitis, Brett chose to undergo a colectomy to prevent colon cancer and is recovering in the hospital as GI Monitor's newest features are being released.
He and his associates used a linked Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Medicare database to identify patients with colorectal carcinoma who underwent colectomy and/or proctectomy between 1992 and 2002.
Ideally, the rationale of surveillance is to allow most patients whose biopsy specimens remain free of dysplasia to avoid colectomy while enabling those with dysplasia to undergo surgery before the development of incurable CRC.
The complaint alleges that the Company misstated and/or failed to disclose that it: (a) overstated the efficacy of its product EXPAREL; (b) improperly promoted EXPAREL as able to work for up to 72 hours despite it being only approved for 24-hour pain relief; (c) improperly claimed EXPAREL as safe and effective for use in cholecystectomy and colectomy, though its approved labeling does not provide for such use; and (d) derives a substantial portion of its revenues from off-label marketing.
During the coming decade, Europe is expecting the approval and launch of a UC colectomy rescue therapy, InDex Pharmaceuticals' Kappaproct.
He subsequently developed multiple rectal and colonic polyps, for which a total colectomy was performed.
The standard of care in these patients appears to be frequent colonoscopies with consideration of prophylactic colectomy.
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