New projects available!
NEW – Case Report project:
Objective – Do you have an interesting patient case which you would like to bring forwards and write up as a formalised academic case report for a Case Report Journal? If you are interested, please review the BMJ Case Report guidelines (http://casereports.bmj.com/site/about) – as they provide a good overview of Case Reports and how they should be written. On average, three-quarters of submitted Case Reports are accepted for publication, so this is definitely a quick and easy way to get published! Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Gollop et al. Available now!
BMJ Rapid Responses Project: Objective – to engage medical students with current BMJ articles, work with experienced authors to create professional ‘rapid responses’ and publish these on the BMJ website. If you are interested, please review the guidelines (http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/responding-articles). This is an easy and quick way to get published! Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Gollop. Available now!
Research Poster Project: Objective – to encourage medical students, with the support of an experienced author, to develop existing research abstracts and submit these to national/international conferences. Supervisor: Dr Nicholas Gollop. Available now!
Systematic review in bariatric surgery. Supervisors: Mr Bruno Sgromo / Dr Ari Manuel. Available now!
How does Propaten compare to vein cuffs for below the knee bypasses in terms of safety, patency and outcome? Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Gollop / Mr Omar Khan. Available now!
How does radiofrequency ablation compare to transilluminated powered phlebectomy for the treatment of varicose veins in terms of safety, patency and outcome? Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Gollop / Mr Omar Khan. Available now
Additional surgical research titles to follow shortly. Please check back soon.
Students interested in getting involved should make “URC Application” the subject of their email and attach their CV along with a covering letter (less than 200 words) detailing prior experience/reasons for applying.
Emails should be sent to: email@example.com
Recently allocated projects
How does elective laparoscopic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair compare to an endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR)? Supervisors Dr N Gollop, Mr P Cathcart, Mr J Ellis, BL Green, Mr O Khan.
Should infected laparotomy wounds be managed with negative pressure dressings? Supervisors Dr N Gollop, Dr C Craven, Mr P Cathcart, Mr J Ellis, Mr O Khan.
Pretibial haematoma to drain or not to drain? Supervisors Dr N Gollop, Mr W Chevannes, Mr O Khan.
Systematic review in rheumatology. Supervisiors: Dr Ishi Patel / Dr Ari Manuel.
Audit Project: based in Oxford, expected duration 1 month part time. Topic area: thromboembolic disease (Stroke/TIA prevention). Supervisor: Dr Matthew Giles.
Should the appendix be removed if it looks normal during laparoscopic appendicectomy? Supervisors Dr N Gollop, Mr J Ellis, Mr P Cathcart, BL Green, Mr O Khan. Available now!
Projects allocated in 2010-11
- Transient Hypogammaglobeinaemia of infancy
- Orexin and schizophrenia
Medical Law & Ethics
- Consent & Confidentiality
General and emergency
- Should patients with an asymptomatic inguinal hernia be offered a surgical repair?
- In patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair, is a light weight mesh associated with reduced post-operative pain as compared with a heavyweight mesh?
Upper GI surgery
- Does laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy offer improved outcomes as compared with an laparoscopic adjustable gastric band for patients with morbid obesity?
- Linear vs circular stapled gastrojejunostomy in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity- which is superior?
- In patients with carcinoid tumours of the appendix base, is the optimum treatment radical right hemicolectomy or local ileocaecal resection?
- Is sentinel lymph node biopsy of benefit in patients undergoing mastectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)?
- Are surgical drains in breast cancer surgery of proven benefit?
- Parastomal hernias: laparoscopic or open repair?
- Does a stapled haemorrhoidectomy offer improved clinical outcomes as compared with an open haemorrhoidectomy?
- The trauma associated with vascular clamps and the options for clamp free haemostats
- The effect of blast or shock waves on the vascular system – lessons from in vitro or animal studies
- Surgical Safety – The Safety of the Surgeon
- “Change management” in healthcare systems