This was last updated on 12 July 2020.

For non-protocol papers, collaborators are pubmed-citable under a single corporate authorship (e.g. “STARSurg Collaborative”), and so can be cited within your Curriculum Vitae.

Suggested citation format: STARSurg Collaborative (Bloggs J, [insert role as appropriate]). Impact of post-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery. Brit J Surg, 2014 ;101(11):1413-23.)

2019-2020: COMPASS (Management of COMPlicAted intra-abdominal collectionS after colorectal Surgery

1. EuroSurg Collaborative. Management of COMPlicAted intra‐abdominal collectionS after colorectal Surgery (COMPASS): protocol for a multicentre, observational, prospective, international study of drain placement practices in colorectal surgery. Colorectal Dis . 2020; [epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32716111. DOI:

2018-2019: RECON (REspiratory COmplications after abdomiNal Surgery)

1. STARSurg Collaborative. REspiratory COmplications after abdomiNal surgery (RECON): study protocol for a multi-centre, observational, prospective, international audit of postoperative pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery. Br J Anaesth. 2020; 124 (1): e13-e16. PMID: 31784036. DOI:

2017-2018: IMAGINE (Ileus Management International)

1. Eurosurg Collaborative. Ileus Management International (IMAGINE): protocol for a multicentre, observational study of ileus after colorectal surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2018; 20 (1): O17-O25. PMID: 29178625. DOI:
2. Eurosurg Collaborative. Safety and efficacy of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery. BJS. 2020; 107 (2): e161-e169. PMID: 31595986. DOI: Paper)
3. Eurosurg Collaborative. Safety of hospital discharge before return of bowel function after elective colorectal surgery. BJS. 2020; 107 (5): p552-p559. PMID: 31976560. DOI: Paper)

2014-2015: DISCOVER (Determining Surgical Complications in the OVERweight)

1. 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 (7): e008811. PMID: 26195471. DOI:
2. STARSurg Collaborative. Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery. BJS. 2016; 103 (9): 1157-72. PMID: 27321766. DOI: Paper)
3. STARSurg Collaborative. Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs in Major Gastrointestinal Surgery: A Prospective, Multicenter Cohort Study. World J Surg. 2017; 41 (1): 47-55. PMID: 27766396. DOI: Paper)
4. Eurosurg Collaborative. Body mass index and complications following major gastrointestinal surgery: a prospective, international cohort study and meta-analysis. Colorectal Dis. 2018; 20 (8): O215-O225. PMID: 29897171. DOI: Paper)
5. STARSurg Collaborative. Critical care usage after major gastrointestinal and liver surgery: a pre-specified secondary analysis of a prospective, multicentre observational study. Br J Anaesth. 2018; 122 (1): 42-50. PMID: 30579405. DOI: Paper)

2013-2014: STARSurg-1

1. Nepogodiev D, Chapman SJ, Glasbey JC, Kelly M, Khatri C, Fitzgerald JE, Bhangu A. Multicentre observational cohort study of NSAIDs as risk factors for postoperative adverse events in gastrointestinal surgery. BMJ Open. 2014; 4 (6): e005164. PMID: 24972607. DOI:
2. STARSurg Collaborative. Impact of post-operative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery. BJS. 2014; 101 (11): 1413-23. PMID: 25091299. DOI: Paper)

This is a summary of all publications from the STARSurg Collaborative that do not include our annual collaborative audits.

This was last updated on 12 July 2020.

Collaborative Research Model

1. Khatri C, Chapman SJ, Glasbey J, Kelly M, Nepogodiev D, Bhangu A, Fitzgerald JE; STARSurg Committee. Social media and internet driven study recruitment: evaluating a new model for promoting collaborator engagement and participation. PLoS One. 2015; 10 (3): e0118899. PMID: 25775005. DOI:
2. Nepogodiev D, National Surgical Research Collaborative. UK surgical trainees will continue to support European research collaboration. Lancet. 2016; 388 (10043): 459-60. PMID: 27507749. DOI:
3. National Research Collaborative & Association of Surgeons in Training Collaborative Consensus Group. Recognising contributions to work in research collaboratives: Guidelines for standardising reporting of authorship in collaborative research. Int J Surg. 2018; 52: 355-360. PMID: 29292217. DOI:
4. Ahmed W, Mills E, Khaw R, McLean K, Glasbey J. Collaborative Student Research Efforts Provide a Solution to Research Wastage. Re: Glasziou P, Chalmers I. Research waste is still a scandal-an essay by Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers. BMJ. 2018; 363: k4645.
5. Ahmed WU, Mills E, Khaw RA, McLean KA, Glasbey JC. Collaborative student research efforts provide a solution to research wastage. BMJ. 2019; 364: 1795. PMID: 30850367. DOI:


1. Cork N, Llewellyn O, Glasbey J, Khatri C; Royal Society of Medicine Student Members Group; STARSurg Collaborative. Bridging medical education and clinical practice. Lancet. 2014; 384 (9954): 1575. PMID: 25443488. DOI:
2. Chapman SJ, Glasbey JC, Khatri C, Kelly M, Nepogodiev D, Bhangu A, Fitzgerald JE. Promoting research and audit at medical school: evaluating the educational impact of participation in a student-led national collaborative study. BMC Med Educ. 2015; 15: 47. PMID: 25879617. DOI:
3. Drake TM, Bath M, Claireaux HA, Kong C, Khatri C, McNamee L, Mohan M; STARSurg Student Collaborative. Training and trials–building a future. BMJ. 2015; 350: h2772. PMID: 26014828. DOI:
4. STARSurg Collaborative. Students’ participation in collaborative research should be recognised. Int J Surg. 2017; 39: 234-237. PMID: 28167380. DOI:
5. STARSurg Collaborative. Medical research and audit skills training for undergraduates: an international analysis and student-focused needs assessment. Postgrad Med J. 2018; 94 (1107): 37-42. PMID: 28866608. DOI:
6. Burke JR, JGlasbey J, Nepogodiev D, Drake T, Blencowe N, Rooshenas L, Fitzgerald EJ, Fearnhead NS, Blazeby JM, Bach S, Bhangu A. Improving communication in recruitment consultations for randomised controlled trials. RCS Bull. 2017; 99 (7): 260-263. DOI:
7. STARSurg Collaborative, EuroSurg Collaborative, TASMAN Collaborative. Medical student involvement in the COVID-19 response. Lancet. 2020; 395 (10232): 1254. PMID: 32247322. DOI:


1. Kong C, Glasbey J, Mohan M, McNamee L, Fitzgerald JE. Caution when interpreting anti-inflammatory drug effects in rat models of gastrointestinal anastomosis. Am J Surg. 2016; 211 (1): 303-4. PMID: 26095017. DOI:
2. Drake TM, Nepogodiev D, Claireaux H. Selective vs Nonselective Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and Anastomotic Leakage After Colorectal Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2015; 150 (7): 686. PMID: 25946128. DOI:
3. Ahmed W, Mills E, Khaw R, McLean K, Glasbey J. Collaborative Student Research Efforts Provide a Solution to Research Wastage. Re: Glasziou P, Chalmers I. Research waste is still a scandal-an essay by Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers. BMJ. 2018; 363: k4645.
4. Drake TM, Ahmed W, Khaw RA, Yasin I, Baker D, Mills E, Kamarajah SK, Borakati A (On Behalf of the STARSurg Collaborative). Peri-operative acute kidney injury – a reply. Anaesethesia. 2019; 74 (2): 248. PMID: 30656658. DOI:
5. McLean KA, Ahmed WU, Akhbari M, Nepogodiev D. Author response to: Does preoperative contrast administration really not affect the occurrence of acute kidney injury after major gastrointestinal surgery??. Brit J Surg. 2020; 107 (7): e233. PMID: 32379340. DOI: