Dr Zaidi and his collaborators from Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia have entered the first Malaysian patient into the EAGLE study.

The ESCP Safe-anastomosis Programme in Colorectal Surgery (EAGLE) is an international, cluster randomised-sequence study of a Safe-anastomosis Quality Improvement Intervention to reduce anastomotic leak following right colectomy and ileocaecal resection.

The study consists of interactive, online training modules for surgeons and theatre teams and will assess whether implementation of the ESCP Safe-anastomosis intervention reduces risk of anastomotic leak rate.

Dr Zaidi noted that this collaboration will enable the colorectal community to acquire a broader picture with worldwide results and to compare national outcomes with international data.

He also encourages colorectal surgeons around the world to participate in EAGLE.

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