This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
This retrospective review shows that most patients with stage IV colorectal cancer had undergone primary tumor resection but, beginning in 2001, a trend toward fewer resections was seen. Despite the decreasing resection rate, patient survival rates improved.
Jafari et al examine the surgical trends and outcomes of colorectal cancer treatment in the elderly.
Karanicolas and colleagues reviewed a prospective database to compare the long-term effectiveness of ablation with that of resection in patients with bilateral hepatic colorectal metastases. Sherman and Bentrem provide an invited commentary.