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Stoma-output recycling device for ileostomy reversal

36 months
Approved budget:
Dr Chen Liu
Professor Ian Bissett
Professor Gregory O'Grady
Health issue:
Proposal type:
Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Lay summary
I attained my MBChB qualification in 2013 from the University of Auckland. Following graduation, I worked full time as a house officer and a registrar in Auckland for four years before being accepted onto the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons General Surgery training programme. I completed one year of surgical training in Rotorua Hospital before pausing full time clinical work to pursue a PhD at the University of Auckland. The key research objectives of the proposed project is to design and carry out a randomised controlled trial of a novel stoma-output recycling device in patients awaiting reversal of loop ileostomy to assess the effect of output reinfusion on pre-operative clinical outcomes as well as post-operative outcomes, including length of stay and recovery of bowel function. The potential benefits are a reduction in pre-operative morbidity, reduced post-operative length of stay, and reduction in associated healthcare costs for the district health board.