Dutch Snapshot Research Group

A national surgical network

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of the Dutch Snapshot Research Group (DSRG): a national surgical network aiming to initiate and coordinate large-scale collaborative research projects using the Snapshot study design in the Netherlands. Our network currently consists of 506 surgeons, surgical residents, PhD students, physician assistants and research nurses employed in 75 out of 76 Dutch hospitals. Since 2016, twenty articles were published by the DSRG.

On this website, more information about the DSRG, its projects, and publications can be found. Instructions on how to submit new research ideas are listed under ‘New research ideas’. READ MORE
NEWS

23 January 2020

Third publication Snapshot Acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer

The third Snapshot study on acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer has been recently published by JAMA Surgery. In this study, two bridge to elective resection techniques (decompressing stoma construction and colonic stent placement) were compared after propensity score matching. Patients who underwent decompressing stoma construction had more primary anastomoses, more post-resection stomas, fewer major complications, and more subsequent interventions including stoma reversal. No significant differences were observed in 3-year overall survival, 3-year disease free survival, and 3-year locoregional recurrence.

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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NEWS
19 December 2019

Second publication Snapshot Acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer

“The second Snapshot study on acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer has been recently published by the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN). In this study, national practice regarding the treatment of acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer was evaluated, alongside an evaluation of the implementation and effects of the Dutch and European guidelines of 2014. This study demonstrated a trend towards a decrease in emergency resections and an increase in stent placements after 2014, with an ongoing increase in decompressing stoma construction. Overall, more laparoscopic resections were observed after 2014, with more 2-stage procedures and fewer permanent stomas in the stoma group specifically compared to patients treated before 2014. However, 90-day morbidity and 90-day mortality remained relatively high.

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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