Surgical Clinical Research Unit Publications

Carroll GM, Amico F, Shun L, Bendinelli C. Lollipop in a haystack: an unusual case of foreign body caecal perforation mimicking appendicitis. ANZ J Surg. 28 October 2020 online

Fiona S W Reid, Natasha Egoroff, Peter G Pockney, Stephen R Smith. A systematic scoping review on natural killer cell function in colorectal cancer. Cancer Immunol Immunother 2020 Sep 11. doi: 10.1007/s00262-020-02721-6.

​Stephensen, B. D., Reid, F., Shaikh, S., Carroll, R., Smith, S. R., & Pockney, P. C-reactive protein trajectory to predict colorectal anastomotic leak: PREDICT Study. British Journal of Surgery. doi:10.1002/bjs.11812

Fenton M, Gani J, Pockney P. Adverse Events after Inpatient Colonoscopy in Octogenarians: Patient Selection Key for Colonoscopies Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 01 Jan 2020

Zhao, J., Peters, L., Gelzinnis, S., Carroll, R., Nolan, J., Di Sano, S., Pockney, P., Smith, S. Post-discharge opioid prescribing after laparoscopic appendicectomy and cholecystectomy. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2020, May 12.

Makanyengo SO, Carroll GM, Goggins BJ, Smith SR, Pockney PG, Keely S, 'Systematic Review on the Influence of Tissue Oxygenation on Gut Microbiota and Anastomotic Healing.', J Surg Res, 249 186-196 (2020)

Carroll GM, Burns GL, Petit JA, Walker MM, Mathe A, Smith SR, et al., 'Does postoperative inflammation or sepsis generate neutrophil extracellular traps that influence colorectal cancer progression? A systematic review', Surgery Open Science, (2020)

​Gani J, Pockney P, 'Comparison of colonic neoplasia detection rates in patients screened inside and outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program', MJA, (2020)

​Chapman SJ, Clerc D, Blanco-Colino R, Otto A, Nepogodiev D, Pagano G, et al., 'Safety and efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery', British Journal of Surgery, 107 e161-e169 (2020)

​Whitcher S, Magnusson M, Gani J, Oldmeadow C, Pockney PG, 'Comparison of colonic neoplasia detection rates in patients screened inside and outside the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program', MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, (2020)

​Chapman SJ, Blanco-Colino R, Pérez-Ajates S, Bautista OA, Hodson J, Blanco-Colino R, et al., 'Safety of hospital discharge before return of bowel function after elective colorectal surgery', British Journal of Surgery, (2020)

​March, B., Faulkner, S., Jobling, P. et al. Tumour innervation and neurosignalling in prostate cancer. Nat Rev Urol. 2020 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

​Eliezer DD, Holmes M, Sullivan G, Gani J, Pockney P, Gould T, et al., 'High-Risk Emergency Laparotomy in Australia: Comparing NELA, P-POSSUM, and ACS-NSQIP Calculators', Journal of Surgical Research, 246 300-304 (2020)

Gould T, Jamaluddin M, Petit J, King SJ, Nixon B, Scott R, et al., 'Finding Needles in Haystacks: The Use of Quantitative Proteomics for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer', Advances in the Molecular Understanding of Colorectal Cancer, IntechOpen, Switzerland 1-32 (2019) [B1] (CHAPTER)

​Storey, B., et al., Unusual cause for recurrent epididymo-orchitis: fistula from rectal stump to seminal vesicle. ANZ J Surg, 2019.

​Stephensen, B.D., et al., The LAPLAP study: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial assessing postoperative functional recovery using intraperitoneal local anaesthetic in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2019 Oct;21(10):1183-1191

​Rowe, C.W., et al., High-dose preoperative cholecalciferol to prevent post-thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia: A randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled trial. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf), 2019. 90(2): p. 343-350.

​Clarke L, Pockney P, Gillies D, Foster R, Gani J, 'Direct access colonoscopy service for bowel cancer screening produces a positive financial benefit for patients and local health districts', Internal Medicine Journal, 49 729-733 (2019)

Petit, J., et al., Cell-Free DNA as a Diagnostic Blood-Based Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Surg Res, 2019. 236: p. 184-197.

​March, B., et al., Can CRP velocity in right iliac fossa pain identify patients for intervention? A prospective observational cohort study. Surgeon, 2019. 17(5): p. 284-290.

​Clarke, L., et al., Time to colonoscopy for patients accessing the direct access colonoscopy service compared to the normal service in Newcastle, Australia. Intern Med J, 2019. 49(9): p. 1132-1137.

​Smith, S.R., et al., Biomarkers and anastomotic leakage in colorectal surgery: C-reactive protein trajectory is the gold standard. ANZ J Surg, 2018. 88(5): p. 440-444.

​Smith, S.R., et al., Tranexamic Acid for Lower GI Hemorrhage: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Dis Colon Rectum, 2018. 61(1): p. 99-106.

​R. Smith, S., et al., Response to Re: Randomized clinical trial to assess the ideal mode of delivery for local anaesthetic abdominal wall blocks. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 2018. 88(7-8): p. 805-806.

​Mudge, L.A., et al., Multicentre factorial randomized clinical trial of perioperative immunonutrition versus standard nutrition for patients undergoing surgical resection of oesophageal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 2018. 105(10): p. 1262-1272.

​Holmes, R., et al., Randomized clinical trial to assess the ideal mode of delivery for local anaesthetic abdominal wall blocks. ANZ J Surg, 2018. 88(7-8): p. 786-791.

​Holmes, M., et al., CD36 - a plausible modifier of disease phenotype in familial adenomatous polyposis. Hered Cancer Clin Pract, 2018. 16: p. 14.

​Carroll, G.M., et al., Mobility scores as a predictor of length of stay in general surgery: a prospective cohort study. ANZ J Surg, 2018. 88(9): p. 860-864.

​Almazi, J.G., et al., Cell-Free DNA Blood Collection Tubes Are Appropriate for Clinical Proteomics: A Demonstration in Colorectal Cancer. Proteomics Clin Appl, 2018. 12(3): p. e1700121.

​Schmiegel, W., et al., Blood-based detection of RAS mutations to guide anti-EGFR therapy in colorectal cancer patients: concordance of results from circulating tumor DNA and tissue-based RAS testing. Mol Oncol, 2017. 11(2): p. 208-219.

​Stevenson, A.R., et al., Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection on Pathological Outcomes in Rectal Cancer: The ALaCaRT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2015. 314(13): p. 1356-63.

​Smith, S.R., et al., Transversus abdominis plane blockade in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a double-blind randomized clinical trial. Int J Colorectal Dis, 2015. 30(9): p. 1237-45.

​Ho, Y.M., et al., Bladeless stoma creation using muscle separation technology: a novel technique. Tech Coloproctol, 2014. 18(3): p. 299-300.

​Morris, O.J., S. Smith, and B. Draganic, Comparison of bulking agents in the treatment of fecal incontinence: a prospective randomized clinical trial. Tech Coloproctol, 2013. 17(5): p. 517-23.

​Lim, P., et al., Sham feeding with chewing gum after elective colorectal resectional surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Ann Surg, 2013. 257(6): p. 1016-24.

​Moore, S.E., et al., Randomized clinical trial of ropivacaine wound infusion following laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Tech Coloproctol, 2012. 16(6): p. 431-6.

​Morris, O.J., B. Draganic, and S. Smith, Does a learning curve exist in endorectal two-dimensional ultrasound accuracy? Tech Coloproctol, 2011. 15(3): p. 301-11.

​Reid, K., et al., Randomized clinical trial of short-term outcomes following purse-string versus conventional closure of ileostomy wounds. Br J Surg, 2010. 97(10): p. 1511-7.

​Reid, K., et al., Barrier wound protection decreases surgical site infection in open elective colorectal surgery: a randomized clinical trial. Dis Colon Rectum, 2010. 53(10): p. 1374-80.