Dutch Snapshot Research Group

A national surgical network

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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 586 surgeons, radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgical residents, PhD students, physician assistants and research nurses employed in 75 out of 76 Dutch hospitals. Since 2016, twentyseven 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

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NEWS

24 April 2021

Twelth publication Snapshot rectal cancer

The twelth Snapshot study on rectal cancer has been recently published by the Journal of Surgical Oncology. In this study, the prognostic value of lymph node count and lymph node ratio after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy was investigated. The lymph node count was not significantly associated with the disease-free-survial and the overall-survival. The lymph node ratio however, was significantly associated with the disease-free-survival and overall-survival, but not when corrected for the N-stage. Therefore the lymph node ratio might have a role in identifying patients with a differentprognosis among specific node-positive subgroups.

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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NEWS
18 December 2020

Seventh publication Snapshot Acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer

The Snapshot study on acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer has been recently published by Endoscopy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the recommended bridging intervals after a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) and to explore the timing of resection after decompressing stoma. Based on the results of this study, a bridging interval of approximately 2 weeks seems appropiate after SEMS placement. Waiting 2-4 weeks after a decompressing stoma optimized surgical conditions which result significantly in more laparoscopic resections, more rimary anastomoses and shorter hospital stay. 

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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