Past Projects

Promoting Student Research

The UKMSA research scheme has been successfully running for a number of years: a time during which we have helped a significant number of students gain experience of research. Many of our projects have also been published and/or presented, thus enabling students to gain valuable FPAS points. A complete list of our successful project outcomes is shown below…

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Smith SF, Gollop ND, Uppal H, Chandran S, Potluri R. Length of hospital stay is shorter in South Asian patients with acute pulmonary embolism Heart Asia 2014;6:1-2.

Smith SF, Gollop ND, Klimach SG, Murray PJ. Is open surgery or endovascular therapy best to treat acute mesenteric occlusive disease? International Journal of Surgery. 2013;11(10):1043-7. [PubMed ID: 24161417]

Gollop ND, Smith SF. Review: Should we screen for asymptomatic coronary artery disease in the community? Cambridge Medicine Journal 2014 May [online]

Smith SF, Gollop ND, Lees C. Obstetric ultrasound: A guide for medical students. Cambridge Medicine Journal 2014 January [online]

Maruthappu M, Da Zhou C, Williams C, Zeltner T, Atun R. Unemployment, public-sector health care expenditure and HIV mortality: An analysis of 74
countries, 1981-2009. J Glob Health. 2015 Jun;5(1):010403. doi:10.7189/jogh.05.010403. PubMed PMID: 25734005; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4337148.

Maruthappu M, Ng KY, Williams C, Atun R, Zeltner T. Government Health Care Spending and Child Mortality. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar 2. pii: peds.2014-1600. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25733755.

Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J, Tariq Z, Williams C, Atun R, Davies AH, Zeltner T.Unemployment, government healthcare spending, and cerebrovascular mortality,worldwide 1981-2009: an ecological study. Int J Stroke. 2015 Apr;10(3):364-71.doi: 10.1111/ijs.12408. Epub 2015 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 25588453.

Maruthappu M, Ng K, Williams C, Atun R, Agrawal P, Zeltner T. The association between government healthcare spending and maternal mortality in the European Union, 1981-2010: a retrospective study. BJOG. 2014 Dec 10. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13205. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25492692.

Maruthappu M, Trehan A, Barnett-Vanes A, McCulloch P, Carty MJ. The impact of feedback of surgical outcome data on surgical performance: a systematic review. World J Surg. 2015 Apr;39(4):879-89. doi: 10.1007/s00268-014-2897-0. PubMed PMID:25446487.

El-Harasis MA, Shalhoub J, Maruthappu M, Warren OJ. The Shape of Training review: broadening the non-clinical curriculum is essential for good patient
care. Postgrad Med J. 2014 Dec;90(1070):673-4. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2014-133086. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PubMed PMID: 25425678.

Rouhani MJ, Thapar A, Maruthappu M, Munster AB, Davies AH, Shalhoub J. Systematic review of perioperative outcomes following laparoscopic abdominal
aortic aneurysm repair. Vascular. 2014 Nov 25. pii: 1708538114561823. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 25425618.

Halim MU, Maruthappu M, Christian A, Giles MF, Manuel A, Rahman NM. The Pulmonary Embolism Severity Index: Underused Despite Its Clinical Merits. J Emerg Med. 2014 Oct 1. pii: S0736-4679(14)00815-4. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.07.052.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25281171.

Maruthappu M, Watkins JA, Waqar M, Williams C, Ali R, Atun R, Faiz O, Zeltner T. Unemployment, public-sector health-care spending and breast cancer mortality in the European Union: 1990-2009. Eur J Public Health. 2014 Sep 17. pii: cku167. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25236370.

Maruthappu M, El-Harasis MA, Nagendran M, Orgill DP, McCulloch P, Duclos A, Carty MJ. Systematic review of methodological quality of individual performance measurement in surgery. Br J Surg. 2014 Nov;101(12):1491-8; discussion 1498. doi:10.1002/bjs.9642. Epub 2014 Sep 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 25228439.

Maruthappu M, Painter A, Watkins J, Williams C, Ali R, Zeltner T, Faiz O, Sheth H. Unemployment, public-sector healthcare spending and stomach cancer
mortality in the European Union, 1981-2009. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Nov;26(11):1222-7. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000000201. PubMed PMID: 25210778.

Maruthappu M, Gilbert BJ, El-Harasis MA, Nagendran M, McCulloch P, Duclos A, Carty MJ. The influence of volume and experience on individual surgical
performance: a systematic review. Ann Surg. 2015 Apr;261(4):642-7. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000000852. PubMed PMID: 25072442.

Ologunde R, Maruthappu M, Shanmugarajah K, Shalhoub J. Surgical care in low and middle-income countries: burden and barriers. Int J Surg. 2014;12(8):858-63. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2014.07.009. Epub 2014 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 25019229.

Hallifax RJ, Corcoran JP, Ahmed A, Nagendran M, Rostom H, Hassan N, Maruthappu M, Psallidas I, Manuel A, Gleeson FV, Rahman NM. Physician-based
ultrasound-guided biopsy for diagnosing pleural disease. Chest. 2014 Oct;146(4):1001-6. doi: 10.1378/chest.14-0299. PubMed PMID: 24832701.

Gilbert BJ, Maruthappu M, Leaver L, Gray M. Morality in the NHS marketplace. Lancet. 2013 Dec 21;382(9910):2065-6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62690-2. PubMed PMID: 24360383.

Nagendran M, Harding D, Teo W, Camm C, Maruthappu M, McCulloch P, Hopewell S. Poor adherence of randomised trials in surgery to CONSORT guidelines for
non-pharmacological treatments (NPT): a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2013 Dec 18;3(12):e003898. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003898. PubMed PMID:
24353256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3884742.

Tan A, Gollop ND, Klimach SG, Maruthappu M, Smith SF. Should infected laparotomy wounds be treated with negative pressure wound therapy? Int J Surg.
2014;12(5):26-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2013.11.002. Epub 2013 Nov 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 24246173.

Vivekanantham S, Ravindran RP, Shanmugarajah K, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. Surgical safety checklists in developing countries. Int J Surg. 2014;12(5):2-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2013.10.016. Epub 2013 Nov 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 24239705.

Barnett-Vanes A, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. Confronting the global burden of surgical disease: the research tools for the job. World J Surg. 2013
Nov;37(11):2725-6. doi: 10.1007/s00268-013-2217-0. PubMed PMID: 23982786.

Barnett-Vanes A, Hung KK, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J, Chan EY. Improving health in humanitarian crises: from reactive to proactive. Lancet. 2013 Aug
24;382(9893):679. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)61768-7. PubMed PMID: 23972802.

Young C, Maruthappu M, Wayne RP, Leaver L. Reversible acute kidney injury requiring haemodialysis five days after starting dronedarone in a stable
71-year-old man at risk of cardiovascular polypharmacy. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2013;43(2):122-5. doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2013.207. PubMed PMID: 23734353.

Barnett-Vanes A, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. Integration not competition: surgical care in low-income and middle-income settings. Lancet. 2013 Mar
23;381(9871):994-5. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)60708-4. Epub 2013 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 23668578.

Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. A simulation-based trial of surgical-crisis checklists. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 11;368(15):1459-60. doi:
10.1056/NEJMc1301994#SA2. PubMed PMID: 23574138.

Marjot T, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. Checklists for invasive procedures. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 17;368(3):293-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1213329. PubMed PMID:
23323921.

Camm CF, Chen Y, Sunderland N, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M, Camm AJ. An assessment of the reporting quality of randomised controlled trials relating to
anti-arrhythmic agents (2002-2011). Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 30;168(2):1393-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.12.020. Epub 2013 Jan 5. Review. PubMed PMID:
23298560.

Khajuria A, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M, Shalhoub J. What about the surgeon? Int J Surg. 2013;11(1):18-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2012.11.024. Epub 2012 Dec 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 23246870.

Ezziane Z, Maruthappu M, Gawn L, Thompson EA, Athanasiou T, Warren OJ. Building effective clinical teams in healthcare. J Health Organ Manag.
2012;26(4-5):428-36. Review. PubMed PMID: 23115897.

Srikantharajah D, Ghuman A, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. Is computed tomography follow-up of patients after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer of benefit in terms of survival? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov;15(5):893-8. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs342. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 22859511; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3480610.

Basu S, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. How effective is bipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct;15(4):741-8. Epub 2012 Jul 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 22815321; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3445386.

MacDonald DR, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. How effective is microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul;15(1):122-7. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs137. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 22510269; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3381000.

Chen Y, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. How effective is unipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;14(6):843-7. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivs075. Epub 2012 Mar 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 22419797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3352733.

Maruthappu M, Nagendran M, Sugand K, Bulstrode CK. A review of the evidence for and against thromboprophylaxis in total hip replacement. Acta Orthop Belg. 2011 Oct;77(5):583-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 22187830.

Oliver GJ, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. How do we continue to attract the best candidates to the surgical profession? Int J Surg. 2012;10(2):102-3. doi:
10.1016/j.ijsu.2011.11.007. Epub 2011 Dec 2. PubMed PMID: 22155496.

Maruthappu M, Camm C, Shalhoub J. The evolving role of surgeons and surgery in the changing NHS. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2011 Sep;72(9):484-5. PubMed PMID: 22041826.

Sunderland N, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. In patients with an enlarged left atrium does left atrial size reduction improve maze surgery success? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Dec;13(6):635-41. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.275511. Epub 2011 Sep 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 21885541.

Michael Gray R, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. Is it safe to stop anticoagulants after successful surgery for atrial fibrillation? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Dec;13(6):642-8. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.282319. Epub 2011 Sep 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 21885540.

Camm CF, Nagendran M, Xiu PY, Maruthappu M. How effective is cryoablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Oct;13(4):410-4. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.271676. Epub 2011 Jul 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 21791522.

Maruthappu M, Sharma A, Shalhoub J, Davies A. General surgery: allow its extinction or begin its revival? Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2011 Jun;72(6):304-5.
PubMed PMID: 21727806.

Nagendran M, Yang Xiu P, Maruthappu M. Supporting tomorrow’s doctors. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2011 May;72(5):246. PubMed PMID: 21647037.

Sunderland N, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. What size of left atrium significantly impairs the success of maze surgery for atrial fibrillation?
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Sep;13(3):332-8. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2011.271999. Epub 2011 Jun 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 21632865.

Nagendran M, Maruthappu M, Sugand K. Should double lung transplant be performed with or without cardiopulmonary bypass? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac
Surg. 2011 May;12(5):799-804. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2010.263624. Epub 2011 Feb 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 21297132.

Maruthappu M, Sugand K, Nagendran M, Leaver L. Liberating the NHS or trapping doctors?: the effects of NHS reform on today and tomorrow. Br J Gen Pract. 2010 Nov;60(580):860-1. doi: 10.3399/bjgp10X539407. PubMed PMID: 21062563; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2965983.

Gray RM, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. Is it safe to stop anticoagulants after successful surgery for atrial fibrillation? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011; 13: 642-649.

Sunderland N, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. In patients with an enlarged left atrium does left atrial size reduction improve maze surgery success? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011; 13: 635-641.

Camm CF, Nagendran M, Xiu PY, Maruthappu M. How effective is cryoablation for atrial fibrillation during cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011; 13: 410-414.

Sunderland N, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. What size of left atrium significantly impairs the success of maze surgery for atrial fibrillation? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011; 13: 332-338.

Maruthappu M, Camm C, Shalhoub J. The evolving role of surgeons and surgery in the changing NHS. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2011 Sep;72(9):484-5.

Srikantharajah D, Ghuman A, Nagendran M, Maruthappu M. Is computed tomography follow-up of patients after lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer of benefit in terms of survival Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Nov; 15(5):893-8.

Oliver GJ, Maruthappu M, Shalhoub J. How do we continue to attract the best candidates to the surgical profession? Int J Surg. 2011 Dec 2.

Chen Y, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. How effective is unipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jun;14(6):843-7.

MacDonald DRW, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. How effective is microwave ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Jul; 15(1):122-7.

Basu S, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M. How effective is bipolar radiofrequency ablation for atrial fibrillation during concomitant cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012 Oct; 15(4):741-8.

Khajuria A, Maruthappu M, Nagendran M, Shalhoub J. What about the surgeon? Int J Surg. 2012 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Presentations
Severe refractory coeliacs disease with response only to parenteral nutrition. Prague European Days of Internal Medicine (PEDIM) 2014

Results of a multi-centre audit to improve doctors’ awareness of DVLA guidelines. 3rd World Congress of Clinical Safety 2014

The effect of economic downturns on maternal mortality in pregnancies with abortive outcomes worldwide: 1981-2010. 23rd European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014

The effect of government health spending on maternal mortality in the European Union: 1981-2010. 23rd European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014

The effect of economic downturns on maternal mortality in pregnancies with abortive outcomes worldwide: 1981-2010. London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (LSSOG) 6th Annual Conference 2014

The effect of government health spending on maternal mortality in the European Union: 1981-2010. London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (LSSOG) 6th Annual Conference 2014

The effects of economic downturns on child mortality: a global analysis, 1981-2010. The 5th Congress of European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS) 2014

 

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