Nader K. Francis
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
SurgeryColorectal surgeryColorectal cancerGeneral surgeryMedicine
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#1Wouter M. IJgosse (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 1
#2Erik Leijte (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 2
Last. Sanne M. B. I. Botden (Boston Children's Hospital)H-Index: 10
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Background Laparoscopic suturing can be technically challenging and requires extensive training to achieve competency. To date no specific and objective assessment method for laparoscopic suturing and knot tying is available that can guide training and monitor performance in these complex surgical skills. In this study we aimed to develop a laparoscopic suturing competency assessment tool (LS-CAT) and assess its inter-observer reliability.
#1Rebecca C Dru (University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)
#2N. J. Curtis (Imperial College London)H-Index: 3
Last. Nader K. Francis (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 24
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OBJECTIVES Preoperative anaemia is common in patients with colorectal cancer and increasingly optimised prior to surgery. Comparably little attention is given to the prevalence and consequences of postoperative anaemia. We aimed to investigate the frequency and short- or long-term impact of anaemia at discharge following colorectal cancer resection. METHODS A dedicated, prospectively populated database of elective laparoscopic colorectal cancer procedures undertaken with curative intent within a...
#2Michel Adamina (UvA: University of Amsterdam)
#3Felix Aigner (UvA: University of Amsterdam)
Last. Carl Brown (UvA: University of Amsterdam)
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AIM: To provide dynamic guidance from a rigorous and up-to-date consensus on the safe implementation and application of TaTME from an international panel of expert surgeons and educationalists supported by 14 international surgical societies. METHOD: An adapted Delphi method and focus group discussion approach was implemented for this consensus process with expert advice from a guidelines methodologist. Statements were generated focusing on three main topics related to the safe TaTME implementat...
#1Alexandre Loktionov (St John's Innovation Centre)
#2Anet Soubieres (St George's Hospital)H-Index: 3
Last. Andrew Poullis (St George's Hospital)H-Index: 14
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Faecal tests are widely applied for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and considered for triaging symptomatic patients with suspected CRC. However, faecal tests can be inconvenient, complex and expensive. Colorectal mucus (CM) sampled using our new patient-friendly non-invasive technique is rich in CRC biomarkers. This study aimed to evaluate diagnostic accuracy of CRC detection by measuring protein biomarkers in CM. Colorectal mucus samples were provided by 35 healthy controls, 62 CRC-free symp...
#1Nathan J. Curtis (Imperial College London)H-Index: 1
#2Jake D. Foster (Imperial College London)H-Index: 1
Last. Nader K. Francis (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 24
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Importance Complex surgical interventions are inherently prone to variation yet they are not objectively measured. The reasons for outcome differences following cancer surgery are unclear. Objective To quantify surgical skill within advanced laparoscopic procedures and its association with histopathological and clinical outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants This analysis of data and video from the Australasian Laparoscopic Cancer of Rectum (ALaCaRT) and 2-dimensional/3-dimensional (2D3D) m...
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#1Nicola Di Lorenzo (University of Rome Tor Vergata)H-Index: 15
#2Stavros A. Antoniou (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 1
Last. Carmil AzranH-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND: Surgery for obesity and metabolic diseases has been evolved in the light of new scientific evidence, long-term outcomes and accumulated experience. EAES has sponsored an update of previous guidelines on bariatric surgery. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group of bariatric surgeons, obesity physicians, nutritional experts, psychologists, anesthetists and a patient representative comprised the guideline development panel. Development and reporting conformed to GRADE guidelines and AGREE I...
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#1Nader K. FrancisH-Index: 24
#2Jonathan Dort (Inova Fairfax Hospital)H-Index: 8
Last. Shawn TsudaH-Index: 10
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The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted many lives and affects the whole healthcare systems globally. In addition to the considerable workload challenges, surgeons are faced with a number of uncertainties regarding their own safety, practice, and overall patient care. This guide has been drafted at short notice to advise on specific issues related to surgical service provision and the safety of minimally invasive surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although laparoscopy can theoreti...
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#1Stavros A. Antoniou (European University Cyprus)H-Index: 3
#3Sofia Tsokani (UoI: University of Ioannina)H-Index: 1
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BACKGROUND: Over the past 25 years, the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) has been issuing clinical guidance documents to aid surgical practice. We aimed to investigate the awareness and use of such documents among EAES members. Additionally, we conceptually appraised the methodology used in their development in order to propose a bundle of actions for quality improvement and increased penetration of clinical practice guidelines among EAES members. METHODS: We invited members of...
Summary Background Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical emergency in children. Differentiation of acute appendicitis from conditions that do not require operative management can be challenging in children. This study aimed to identify the optimum risk prediction model to stratify acute appendicitis risk in children. Methods We did a rapid review to identify acute appendicitis risk prediction models. A prospective, multicentre cohort study was then done to evaluate performance of these ...
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#1Nader K. Francis (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 1
#1Nader K. Francis (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 24
Last. R. Hompes (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
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AIM: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) has attracted substantial interest amongst colorectal surgeons but its technical challenges may underlie the early reports of visceral injuries and oncological concerns. The aim of this study was to report on the feasibility, development and the outcome of the national pilot training initiative for TaTME-UK. METHODS: TaTME-UK was successfully launched in September 2017 in partnership with the healthcare industry and endorsed by the Association of ...