COVIDsurg Project:WestSuRG participated in and recruited for this international prospective multi-centre study in 2020. The aims were to determine the optimal timing of surgery following COVID-19 infection and assess postoperative morbidity and mortality. Over 120 countries were involved and more than 142,000 patients recruited. Research team members at Western Health played an important role in contributing data for this pivotal study. The study has resulted in two publications thus far, including one published in the British Journal of Surgery.
POSTVenTT project:This is an international collaborative prospective clinical audit that WestSuRG is participating in 2021. It involves over 50 centres across Australia and New Zealand with the aim to look at current anaemia management clinically following major abdominal surgery. This study will soon enter recruitment phase in July and data entry will likely finish in mid September 2021.
PROTECTing projet:WestSuRG is one of the research teams for this large Australian multicentre retrospective study. The current study looks at patients who have had anti-reflux surgery over a 10 year period and analysing 30 day outcomes, including bleeding and venous thromboembolism. This study is in data collection phase now and this likely will be completed in early September 2021.
SoCS Free OT:WestSuRG is the lead research collaborative for this new trial looking at the use of sequential compression alone for the prevention of DVT in operating theatres in patients having laparoscopic cholecystectomies.