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

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NEWS
30 November 2020

Sixth publication Snapshot Acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer

The fourth Snapshot study on acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer has been recently published by Annals of Surgery. In this study, decompressing stoma as bridge to surgery was compared with emergency resection using propensity score matching. Patients who underwent decompressing stoma construction had more laparoscopic resections and more primary anastomoses. Decompressing stoma resulted in a significantly lower 90-day mortality, a better 3-year overall survival and fewer permanent stoma’s. 

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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NEWS

30 November 2020

Fifth publication Snapshot Acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer

The fifth Snapshot study on acute left-sided obstructive colon cancer has been recently published by International Journal of Colorectal Disease. In this study, the risk factors for non-reversal of intended temporary stomas created during acute resection of left-sided obstructive colon cancer with primary anatomosis were investigated. Thirty-three percent of the patients did not have their stoma reversed. In the multivariable analysis, hemoglobin < 7.5 mmol/L, eGFR ≤ 45 ml/min/1.73 m2 and metastatic disease were independent predictors of non-closure of the temporary stoma.  

Many thanks to all collaborators!

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