Monday, September 30, 2013

Smoking and Colorectal Surgery

A new study published by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center shows that smoking boosts the risk of complications and death following some of the most common colorectal procedures, including surgery for colon cancer, diverticulitis, or inflammatory bowel disease.

After accounting for patient age, body mass index, alcohol use and other health conditions, the team’s analysis showed that current smokers still had an estimated 30 percent increased risk of dying or developing complications following colorectal surgery compared with never-smokers.

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