Thank you & congratulations to all our collaborators for the many successes!
2016 began with the GlobalSurg team getting out and about!
In January members of the steering committee visited Rwanda to teach a 2-day Audit and Research Skills course in Kigali. The course was a big success and a great chance to build the GlobalSurg network in Rwanda
If you would be interested in hosting the course in your country please get in touch with us via [email protected]
GlobalSurg Publication Success
The first major GlobalSurg paper was published in May this year – the main analysis from GlobalSurg 1 was published in BJS.
The paper received International press coverage and quickly became the most accessed paper on the BJS website.
The second GlobalSurg study ran from January to July this year.
Thanks to the amazing efforts of the worldwide GlobalSurg team we have had over 2000 collaborators participating in the study.
We now have a dataset comprising records on 16,000 patients at 361 centres in 66 countries. We also, for the first time, conducted a data validation study at a subset of centres making the GlobalSurg 2 dataset even more reliable and robust. Use the map below to see the distribution of patient records entered around the world
Congratulations to the top 5 recruiting centres in GlobalSurg 2
Mayo Hospital and King Edward Medical Univserity, Lahore, Pakitsan – 494 patient records
Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, UK – 463 records
Kasr-Alainy hospital (cairo university), Egypt – 433
Zagazig University Faculty of medicine, Egypt – 384
Benha University Hospital, Egypt – 256 GlobalSurg 2 is now in the data analysis phase of the study. We are working hard to analyse this large dataset and prepare a manuscript which will be submitted for publication in early 2017. Please follow our newsletter, blog and Twitter feed for updates
GlobalSurg Randomised Controlled Trial
In November this year, the first ever GlobalSurg planning meeting took place in Birmingham, UK. Over 60 medical professionals from 25 countries met for a 3 day planning event to design the first GlobalSurg randomised controlled trial. Plans are now underway to seek grant funding to run an international trial over the coming years. For a full report on the meeting please read Dr Aneel Bhangu’s blog post