The Newcastle Centre for Bowel Disease (NCBD) is a collaborative group of physicians, surgeons and researchers interested in furthering knowledge of the causes, investigation and treatment of bowel disease.
The group undertake and deliver research projects of national importance and portfolio status and evaluate new and emerging technologies on a cross-specialty basis. Our group is engaged in many international and national trials evaluating medication, surgical procedures, technologies, trial methodology and electronic delivery of medical care.
The priority is to build a research infrastructure within the clinical remit of Gastroenterology and Colorectal surgery. This allows for the strategic delivery of studies of importance to our specialities and to support a rich and growing research and innovation ecosystem.
The department undertake a large portfolio of national NIHR portfolio studies; from prospective studies evaluating patient outcomes to randomised control trails of surgical techniques or medications.
We are proud to be research active and have strong links with Newcastle University in basic science and with industry in the trials of new technologies.
If you wish to get in contact with the department about research proposal or to get involved in our research portfolio please do not hesitate to get in contact by emailing our research lead.
Current NIHR funded national portfolio studies
Crest 2 ( PI:JAMES Graham /PETER Coyne) – RCT Of colonic stents
Intact (PI -PETER Coyne ) – RCT of ICG intraoperative Dye
Cipher (PI – RICHARD brady ) – prospective stoma study
Allegro (PI -RICHARD brady ) – RCT of IV lignocaine in colorectal surgery
Pitstop (PI – RICHARD brady ) – prospective study of pilonidal operations
IBD Bioresource (PI – Richard brady ) – genetics and bio marker study in IBD patients
PPAC-2 (PI – Richard brady ) – completed – RCT of perianal abscess packing
CHARM (CI Richard brady ) microbiome analysis in Anal fistula (research grant awarded by BDRF)
Publications 2020 and 2021
Prominent members of the human gut microbiota express endo-acting O-glycanases to initiate mucin breakdown.
Crouch LI, et al. Among authors: brady rr. Nature Commun. 2020. PMID: 32782292
Contemporary smartphone and social media resources for patients with anal cancer: an unmet need.
Platt JR, et al. Among authors: brady rrw. Tech Coloproctol. 2020. PMID: 32596759
#BCSM and #breastcancer: Contemporary cancer-specific online social media communities.
Platt JR, et al. Among authors: brady rr. Breast J. 2020. PMID: 31493301
Safety and efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery.
EuroSurg Collaborative. (Brady Coyne Hainsworth) Br J Surg. 2020. PMID: 31595986
Safety of hospital discharge before return of bowel function after elective colorectal surgery.
EuroSurg Collaborative. (Brady Coyne Hainsworth) Br J Surg PMID: 31976560
Predictors for Anastomotic Leak, Postoperative Complications, and Mortality After Right Colectomy for Cancer: Results From an International Snapshot Audit.
2015 European Society of Coloproctology Collaborating Group. (Brady) Dis Colon Rectum. 2020. PMID: 32032201
Predicting outcomes of pelvic exenteration using machine learning.
PelvEx Collaborative. (Coyne) Colorectal Dis. 2020. PMID: 32627312
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Management of Locally Advanced Primary/Recurrent Rectal Cancer.
PelvEx Collaborative. (Coyne) Br J Surg. 2020. PMID: 32779191
Simultaneous pelvic exenteration and liver resection for primary rectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases: results from the PelvEx Collaborative.
PelvEx Collaborative. (Coyne) Colorectal Dis. 2020. PMID: 32294308
Laparoscopic versus open colorectal surgery in the acute setting (LaCeS trial): a multicentre randomized feasibility trial.
Harji DP, et al. (Coyne) Br J Surg. 2020. PMID: 32573782
Outcomes of obstructed abdominal wall hernia: results from the UK national small bowel obstruction audit.
National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction Steering Group and National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction Collaborators, et al. BJS Open. 2020. (Coyne) PMID: 32648645
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Outcomes Improved After National Training Program (LAPCO) for Specialists in England.
Hanna GB, et al. Among authors: horgan a. Ann Surg. 2020. (Horgan) PMID: 33086313