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Monitoring vital signs using patch technology

A wearable, wireless system that can monitor a patient’s vital signs post-surgery is being evaluated to assess if it can deliver reliable, timely data to enable early detection of health deterioration.

Project Lead
David Jayne, Clinical Director, NIHR Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative
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Using robotics in rectal cancer surgery

An investigation is underway to evaluate the benefits of using robotic assistance in colorectal surgery against traditional laparoscopic techniques.

Project Lead
David Jayne, Clinical Director, Colorectal Therapies Healthcare Technology Co-operative
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Lymph node detection in rectal cancer surgery

A technique used to identify risk of recurrence in breast cancer is to be trialled for use with rectal cancer, to help avoid unnecessary major surgery and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Project Lead
Chris Cunningham, Colorectal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The National Complicated Acute Diverticulitis (CADS) Audit

Acute diverticulitis is a common problem in the UK. However, current guidelines are not adequate to guide it's management and surgical units often adopt variable policies to manage this condition. The National CADS Audit is a multicentre prospective audit exploring variability in clinical practice and its impact on patient outcomes.

Project Lead
Shafaque Shaikh
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