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Table 1 Questions and MeSH terms

From: 2017 WSES guidelines on colon and rectal cancer emergencies: obstruction and perforation

Questions Key words
Diagnosis diagnosis, cancer, neoplasm, colon, rectum, bowel, perforation, obstruction, physical examination, radiology, laboratory, abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, colonic enema
Perforation perforation, cancer, neoplasm, colon, rectum, bowel, tumour perforation, diastatic perforation, faecal peritonitis, treatment, surgery, acute care surgery
Obstruction left obstruction, left colon, rectum, cancer, neoplasm, surgery, acute care surgery, stent, SEMS, Hartmann’s procedure, colostomy, resection, anastomosis, tube decompression
Obstruction right obstruction, right colon, rectum, neoplasm, surgery, acute care surgery, stent, SEMS, loop ileostomy, intestinal bypass, resection, anastomosis, tube decompression
Unstable patients unstable patient, haemodynamic instability, critically ill patient, sepsis, peritonitis, obstruction, cancer, neoplasm, colon, rectum, surgery, acute care surgery, damage control, open abdomen.
Antibiotics antibiotics, therapy, prophylaxis, colon, rectum, perforation, obstruction, unstable patient, haemodynamic instability, critically ill patient obstruction, bowel, sepsis, peritonitis, surgery, acute care surgery.