First 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.
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
For further information please contact:
Daniel Mekic, ESCP Research Manager
Phone: +44 (0) 121 371 8110