DISCOVER (2014-15)

Determining Surgical Complications in the OVERweight (DISCOVER) saw expansion to include medical students in the Republic of Ireland. The numbers say it all – the size of our group this year expanded more than four-fold, with 1200 medical students and junior doctors contributing data for 8893 patients from over 140 hospitals. This study aimed to determine whether obesity is associated with increased postoperative complications following general surgery.

DISCOVER Publications:

Protocol – Nepogodiev D, Chapman SJ, Glasbey J, Kelly M, Khatri C, Drake TM, Kong CY, Mitchell H, Harrison EM, Fitzgerald JE, Bhangu A. Determining Surgical Complications in the Overweight (DISCOVER): a multicentre observational cohort study to evaluate the role of obesity as a risk factor for postoperative complications in general surgery. BMJ Open. 2015;5:e008811.

Main Paper – STARSurg Research Collaborative. Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery. Brit J Surg. 2016;103(9): 1157–72.

(Suggested citation format for Curriculum Vitae: Bloggs J. (local collaborator/local lead [insert as appropriate]). STARSurg Collaborative. Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery. Brit J Surg. 2016 ;103(9):1157–72.)

Oral Conference Presentations:

  • The effects of body mass index on complications following major gastrointestinal surgery. A multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. Society of Academic and Research Surgeons, London, January 2016.
  • The effects of body mass index on complications following major gastrointestinal surgery. A multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. European Society of Coloproctology, Dublin, September 2015
  • The effects of body mass index on complications following major gastrointestinal surgery. A multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. National Research Collaborative Meeting, Sheffield, December 2015.

Poster Conference Presentations:

  • The effects of body mass index on complications following major gastrointestinal surgery. A multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT), Liverpool, Apr 2016.