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  Upcoming issue: May 2023 issue​​

Susan Galandiuk, MD
ISSN: 0012-3706
Online ISSN: 1530-0358
Frequency: 12 issues per year
Ranking: Gastroenterology and Hepatology 23/136, Surgery 37/282
Impact Factor: 4.657


Official Journal of the
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons​​

Monthly issue summary: April 2023

Summary of the issue from Editor-in-Chief Susan Galandiuk, MD.

Video Vignette: April 2023 – Management of Rectal Stricture After En-Bloc Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection for a Circumferential Lateral Spreading Tumor

Video Vignettes are peer-reviewed monthly features in DC&R that contain video as the major component.

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International Content

Rodrigo Oliva Perez, MD, PhD
Section Editor

International Societies

International societies, partners, and multinational associations and federations.

Latin-American (LatAm) DC&R Journal Discussion Forum

Session language: SPANISH*

Date: Monday, April 10, 2023 

Time: 7 pm EST

Topic:  Germline Cancer Risk Profiles of Patients With Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer |  A​RTICLE​

ModeratorRodrigo Oliva Perez, MD, PhD

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*This journal article discussion is not meant to replace the curriculum-based monthly DCR journal club that meets the last Monday of each month; rather, it is focused on discussing a single article in a recent DCR issue with a Spanish-speaking author.

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Clinical Practice Guidelines​

Ian M. Paquette, MD
Chair, ASCRS Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee focuses on the creation of clinical practice guidelines​ for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal cancer.

Current Status Review

Karim Alavi, MD, MPH
Section Editor

Prospective authors interested in submitting a systematic review or meta-analysis manuscript now have the option of submitting a detailed outline of the proposed article.

Didactic Video Collection

Alessandro Fichera, MD
Section Editor

Featuring educational videos. Prospective authors interested in submitting a didactic video may view the already published content here​​​.​

Free Article of the Week​​​​

Joshue I. Bleier, MD
Section Editor

Featured weekly and announced on Twitter. ​​​

New Technology Collection​

Patricia Sylla, MD
Section Editor

Featuring video content that highlights novel/emerging technologies.


Kyle G. Cologne, MD
Section Editor

Featuring monthly podcasts, interviews with select lead authors, and commentary by an official reviewer. Listen ​to a particular issue in its entirety on your way to work.

Selected Abstracts​​

Sean J. Langenfeld, MD
Section Editor

Contributing Abstractors (pictorial roster​)

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​A Novel Use for Pelvic MRI Scans to Estimate Lean Body Mass and Screen for Sarcopenia in Patients With Rectal Cancer​ ​​ ​​

Melucci, Alexa D; Lynch, Olivia F.,; Loria, Anthony; More 

March 2023

Single-Port Endorobotic Rectal Mucosa Harvest for Urethral Construction​ ​​ ​​

Ozgur, Ilker; Justiniano, Carla F; Wood, Hadley M.; More.

February 2023

Stapled Antimesenteric Functional End-to-End Anastomosis Following  Instestinal Resection for Crohn's Disease​ ​​ ​​

Duan, Ming; Wu, Enhao; Xi, Yue; Wu, You; Gong, Jianfeng; Zhu, Weiming; Li, Yi.

January 2023

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Didactic Video Collection

The Delorme Procedure​ ​

Khan, Mariam; ​Ogilvie, ​James.

April 2023​

3-Dimensional Laparoscopic ​​Rectal Anterior Resection With Transanl Specimen Extraction for Rectal Prolapse​ 

Fu, Chuan-Gang; Zhou, Zhuqing; Ji, Fang.

March 2023​​​​

Low  Anterior Resection With Transanal Specimen Extraction Using Rectal Eversion Technique​ 

Fu, Chuan-Gang; Zhou, Zhuq​​ing; Huang, Ben; More .

March 2023​​​

Robotic Low Anterior Resection With Transanal ​Extraction for Colovesical Fistuala​ ​​​

Hite, Melissa A.; Hopkins, Michael B.; Khan, Aimal.

February 2023​

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​​Patie​nt Portal​

​Deborah Keller, MS, MD

Section Editor

DCR Publications and Videos of Interest to Patients

Publications on Choice of Surgeon or Hospital 

Publications on Impact of Care on Quality of Life

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