MEDICI Collaboration with CovidSurg Recognized as Notable Research Impact at Western

MEDICI's collaboration with the CovidSurg research platform has been noted as one of the notable research impacts to come out of Western University in 2020. Dr. Janet Martin of the MEDICI Centre is the Canadian Lead for the CovidSurg Collaborative, a platform of studies designed and conducted by an international team dedicated to furthering knowledge of the impact COVID-19 has on surgical patients and services. CovidSurg has produced the following studies: 

  • Coming Soon: GlobalSurg|CovidSurg Week - an international multi-centre study aimed at determining the optimal timing in surgery for patients previously infected with SARS-CoV-2, with data from 122 countries, 1677 centres, and 142,815 patients
  • Glasbey J, Bhangu A, on behalf of the COVIDSurg Collaborative. Elective cancer surgery in COVID19 free surgical pathways during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: an international, multi-centre, comparative cohort study. J Clin Oncol 2021 doi: 10.1200/JCO.20.01933 [PMID: 33021869]
  • GlobalSurg Collaborative and NIHR Global Health Unit on Global Surgery. Global variation in
    postoperative mortality and complications following cancer surgery: A multicenter, prospective
    cohort study in 82 countries. Lancet 2021
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. COVID-19-related absence among surgeons: development of an international surgical workforce prediction model. BJS Open.
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Outcomes from elective colorectal cancer surgery during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. Colorectal Disease 2020;00:1-18. DOI: 10.1111/codi.15431
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Preoperative nasopharyngeal swab testing and postoperative
    pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
    Br J Surg 2020
  • Simoes J, Bhangu A, on behalf of the COVIDSurg Collaborative. Should we be re-starting elective
    surgery? Anaesthesia 2020;75:1563-65. Doi: 10.1111/anae.15296
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery
    with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. Lancet 2020 (published
    online May 29, 2020)
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Favourable perioperative outcomes for children with SARS-CoV-2. Br J
    Surg. DOI: 10.1002/gjs.12038.
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. Br J
    Surg 2020;107(12): https://doi.org10.1002/bjs.12050
  • COVIDSurg Collaborative. Elective surgery cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: global
    predictive modelling to inform surgical recovery plans. Br J Surg 2020 May 12.


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