Colorectal (rectum, anus and colon)

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Research outputs from the Colorectal Surgery team at the RD&E.


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    Fragility of Randomized Clinical Trials Using Mesh in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    (JAMA, 2023-12-01) Ayuso, S. A.; Holland, A. M.; Lorenz, W. R.; Scarola, G. T.; Fischer, J. P.; Smart, N. J.; Heniford, B. T.
    This systematic review evaluates the fragility of randomized clinical trials that used mesh in abdominal wall reconstruction. eng from Becton Dickinson, WL Gore, AbbVie, and 3M during the conduct of the study and serving as a consultant for Integra LifeSciences, Baxter, WL Gore, Becton Dickinson, and Bard Pharmaceuticals outside the submitted work. Dr Smart reported receiving funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research and receiving personal fees from Medtronic and WL Gore outside the submitted work. Dr Heniford reported receiving personal fees from WL Gore and Allergan outside the submitted work. No other disclosures were reported.
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    Editor's choice-December 2023
    (Wiley, 2023-12-01) Smart, N.
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    The impact of a dedicated social media strategy on enhancing surgical education
    (Springer, 2023-10-19) Bisset, C. N.; McDermott, F. D.; Keller, D. S.
    PURPOSE: Social media (SoMe) is increasingly important in surgical education and may be necessary in the current learning environment. Whilst expanding in use and applications, few studies detail the impact of SoMe on measurable outcomes. The goal of this study was to quantify the impact of a dedicated SoMe strategy on engagement metrics for surgical research. METHODS: A retrospective review of a peer-reviewed surgical journal's Twitter microblog platform (@ColorectalDis) was performed from 6/2015 to 4/2021. A formal SoMe strategy was introduced in September 2018. Data were stratified into 2 time periods: pre-intervention (6-2015 to 9-2018) and post-SoMe intervention (9-2018 to 4-2021). The main outcome was the impact of the SoMe strategy on user engagement with the Twitter platform, journal, and traditional journal metrics. Twitter Analytics and Twitonomy were used to analyse engagement. RESULTS: From conception to analysis, the microblog published 1198 original tweets, generating 5 million impressions and 231,000 engagements. Increased account activity (increased tweets published per month-5.51 vs 28.79; p < 0.01) was associated with significant engagement growth, including new monthly followers (213 vs 38; p < 0.01) and interactions with posted articles (4,096,167 vs 269,152; p < 0.01). Article downloads increased twenty-fold post-SoMe intervention (210,449 vs 10,934; p < 0.01), with significant increases in traditional journal metrics of new subscribers (+11%), article submissions (+24%), and impact factor (+0.9) (all p < 0.01). CONCLUSION: SoMe directly impacts traditional journal metrics in surgical research. By examining the patterns of user engagement between SoMe and journal sites, the growing beneficial impact of a structured social media strategy and SoMe as an educational tool is demonstrated.
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    Preoperative intravenous iron and the risk of blood transfusion in colorectal cancer surgery: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    (Wiley, 2023-11-23) Lederhuber, H.; Massey, L. H.; Abeysiri, S.; Roman, M. A.; Rajaretnam, N.; McDermott, F. D.; Miles, L. F.; Smart, N. J.; Richards, T.