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GlobalSurg Co-founder and Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon in Edinburgh, UK.

Day 2: NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery Annual Research Prioritisation Workshop

By |November 2nd, 2018|GlobalSurg RCT, GS3, NIHR Unit on Global Surgery|

Lion's Den Result The fantastic microstudy presentations from yesterday culminated this morning with the results. The exceptionally high standard of all the studies made the judging challenging. In Oscars-style, Antonio and Jean-Leon announced the winners. Mela from the Philippines with her innovative stoma study came first. Rachel from South Africa with her burns study was [...]

Extra chairs needed for GS3 Palestine launch

By |April 13th, 2018|Collaborators Blog, GS3|

Sara Al-Saqqa writes about the enthusiastic launch of GlobalSurg 3 in Palestine/Gaza Last year, the first meeting of GlobalSurg in Palestine had a maximum of 15 people. This year, I am proud to say that we had to bring extra chairs to the meeting room! Around 300 collaborators have registered for the GlobalSurg 3 study. [...]

GlobalSurg 3 in numbers (April): 598 mini-team registrations

By |April 10th, 2018|Data collection, GS3|

598 Mini-team registrations at is.gd/gs3_registration.   182 Mini-teams who have been issued with REDCap accounts.   11% Number of registration forms that contain an ORCID ID which is already registered. All registrations must be unique. You cannot register twice. You cannot register on multiple teams. Please contact us if you think this is an issue:  [email protected]   [...]

GlobalSurg 1 appendicectomy data published

By |April 8th, 2018|GS1, Publications|

We're very excited to publish a study looking at patients undergoing appendicectomy in GlobalSurg 1. Laparoscopy in management of appendicitis in high-, middle-, and low-income countries: a multicenter, prospective, cohort study The use of laparoscopy in low-income settings is controversial, yet many of our collaborators report the apparent benefits and wish they could do more. [...]

Atul Gawande highlights GlobalSurg 1 results

By |July 1st, 2016|GS1|

https://twitter.com/Atul_Gawande/status/748982753509662722 GlobalSurg 1 reported a strong association between use of the surgical safety checklist and lower mortality after emergency abdominal surgery. George Molina from Atul Gawande's Ariadne Labs has posted a thoughtful piece on these findings. Here are some highlights. What better way to study these difficult research questions about the quality of and barriers [...]

GlobalSurg 2 live recruitment feedback

By |January 11th, 2016|Data collection|

We will now be providing automated information on country and centre recruitment throughout the GS2 study period. At the moment, we have provided overall country recruitment, together with the top 5 recruiting centres for the current month. This updates every 30 minutes. Feedback on this is welcomed. Should we expand it to show more? Should [...]

GlobalSurg protocol published

By |October 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce that the GlobalSurg protocol has just been published in BMJ Open. As well as this, the study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov on the 29 June 2014.  Both of these are important to ensure transparency and that the protocol doesn't change after the start of data commencement.