Photo of  a research reportFirst paper on 2015 Right Hemicolectomy Audit has been submitted

Title of paper: 'The relationship between method of anastomosis and anastomotic failure: an international snapshot audit'

The first paper from the 2015 Right Hemicolectomy Audit has been submitted for consideration by the Colorectal Disease Journal.

The study was designed to understand whether anastomotic technique impacts upon postoperative outcomes. Data on 3208 operations was gathered from 284 hospitals across 39 countries in Europe and beyond. This dataset is rich with information and is expected to generate a number of publications.

Some background:

Right hemicolectomy and ileo-caecal resection are two of the most commonly performed colorectal resections, with an estimated combined 83,000 undertaken across Europe each year. Variability exists in the techniques utilised to undertake these operations. This high quality pan-European prospective audit will describe current practice, outcomes and early complication rates. The study explored differences in patients, techniques and outcomes across the international cohort.

The study was coordinated by a team of ESCP collaborators from 5 countries. Over 1000 co-investigators have contributed to the study and will be accredited in all publications arising from it.

The title of the next cohort study will be announced in Milan.

Congratulations to all the collaborators

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For further information please contact:

Daniel Mekic, ESCP Research Manager
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Phone: +44 (0) 121 371 8110

Important information for investigators:

All complete patient records have now been locked and initial analysis has started.

We are in the process of sending out certificates to each co-investigator - if you have not already done so please ensure that you confirm all co-investigators at your site (each site can have up to five team members). You can do this by emailing the names and email addresses of co-investigators to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  This information will also be used to form the list of co-authors on all publications.

Please also remember to complete the Organisational Proforma for your site. Unless this short one-off questionnaire is completed, your site cannot be fully signed-off as participants in the audit.

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