Anorectal Disorders

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Benign Anorectal Conditions: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Common anorectal conditions include hemorrhoids, pruritus, fissures, functional pain, abscess, condyloma, rectal prolapse, and fecal incontinence. Although these are benign conditions, symptoms can be similar to those of cancer, so malignancy should always be considered.

Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Aspirin, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and Placebo Equally Effective in Preventing Colorectal Adenomas in High-Risk Patients [POEMs]

After 12 months, neither aspirin nor EPA, alone or in combination, are any better than placebo at preventing colorectal adenomas in patients with high-risk neoplasia.

Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Hemorrhoids, Tremor, C. difficile Infection, Migraine, Vitamin D Screening [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.

Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and Treatment Options [Article]

Treatment of hemorrhoids begins with conservative therapies, such as a high-fiber diet, increased water intake, warm water baths, fiber supplementation, stool softeners, and topical preparations. If these are unsuccessful, office-based and surgical procedures are warranted. Office-based procedures are generally more effective for lower-grade hemorrhoids.

Mar 15, 2016 Issue
Chronic Anal Fissures [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgical treatments for chronic anal fissure?

Mar 15, 2012 Issue
Evaluation and Management of Common Anorectal Conditions [Article]

The prevalence of benign anorectal conditions in the primary care setting is high, although evidence of effective therapy is often lacking. In addition to recognizing common benign anorectal disorders, physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion for inflammatory and malignant disorders. Patie...

Nov 15, 2011 Issue
Colonic Diverticular Disease [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?

Jul 15, 2011 Issue
Hemorrhoids [Article]

Most patients with hemorrhoids experience only mild symptoms that can be treated with nonprescription topical preparations. Patients usually seek treatment when symptoms increase. Internal hemorrhoids typically present with prolapse or painless rectal bleeding. External hemorrhoids also bleed and ca...

Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Hemorrhoids [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for hemorrhoidal disease?

Apr 15, 2002 Issue
Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids [Article]

External hemorrhoids represent distended vascular tissue in the anal canal distal to the dentate line. Persons with thrombosed external hemorrhoids usually present with pain on standing, sitting or defecating. Acutely tender, thrombosed external hemorrhoids can be surgically removed if encountered w...

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