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Rectal Diseases

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  • Many diverse factors, such as extent of rectal disease, the presence and extend of carcinoma, sphincter function, and extracolonic disease, influence which surgical procedure is most appropriate for the individual patient with FAP [2].
  • Alterations of creatine kinase isoenzymes in colon washings from patients with colonic and rectal diseases [3].
  • Mucin CK isoenzyme fractionation may be useful in assessing the pathogenesis of colonic and rectal diseases, as a marker to monitor the efficacy of the therapeutic regimen, and as a technique for monitoring conversion of a premalignant process into a malignant one [3].
  • Initially, oral sulfasalazine or 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) products are given and, for patients with rectal disease, treatment may include topical therapy with either 5-ASA enemas or hydrocortisone suppositories [4].


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  3. Alterations of creatine kinase isoenzymes in colon washings from patients with colonic and rectal diseases. Bereznitsky, S., Lobstein, O.E., Ko, S.T., Weinstock, A. Cancer (1982) [Pubmed]
  4. Pharmacologic therapy for inflammatory bowel disease. Hirschfeld, S., Clearfield, H.R. American family physician. (1995) [Pubmed]
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