Journal article

International Anal Neoplasia Society Guidelines for the Practice of Digital Anal Rectal Examination.

Richard John Hillman, J Michael Berry-Lawhorn, Jason J Ong, Tamzin Cuming, Mayura Nathan, Stephen Goldstone, Olivier Richel, Luis F Barrosso, Teresa M Darragh, Carmella Law, Céline Bouchard, Elizabeth A Stier, Joel M Palefsky, Naomi Jay, undefined International Anal Neoplasia Society

Journal of lower genital tract disease | Published : 2019


OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to develop recommended techniques and quality assurance metrics for the practice of Digital Anal Rectal Examination (DARE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The International Anal Neoplasia Society undertook a literature review and, using the AGREE II technique, developed guidelines for performing DARE. RESULTS: A consensus was formed regarding the optimum conditions and characteristics of DARE. Several Quality Assurance metrics were developed. CONCLUSIONS: Digital Anal Rectal Examination is a cheap and potentially universally available technique, which has the potential to facilitate the early diagnosis of anal cancers, when they are most amenable to treatment. The..

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