ESCP leadThe ESCP 2019 multicentre, international audit focused on the management of patients with acute severe ulcerative colitis. The audit was delivered by a collaboration between colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists.

The objective of the audit is to explore variabilities in the medical and surgical management of acute severe ulcerative colitis and to determine its apparent impact on patient-level outcomes. Secondarily, the parameters that predict which patients may benefit from medical salvage therapy and who are likely to need colectomy will be assessed.

The data obtained about areas of variability in provision or practice, and how this may impact upon outcomes, will allow international benchmarking to improve the standard of care provided to this patient group, as well as generating hypotheses and inform future randomised research.

Latest News - December 2020

MASC is now closed and the preliminary results were presented at Virtually Vilnius in September 2020. Final analysis is now being carried out and the manuscript is being prepared.

The MASC study database is locked, however collaborators will still able to login and view and download data from their own centre for a while (if they are still at the hospital centre where they participated in MASC).

We would be delighted to hear directly from you or answer any questions you may have (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Yours faithfully,
Thomas Pinkney, Matteo Frasson and Rita Perry
On behalf of the ESCP Cohort Studies and Audits Committee


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