NIKOLAOS GOUVAS
ΓΟΥΒΑΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΟΣ
GOUVAS NIKOLAOS
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Medical School
Shiakoleion Educational Health Center (SEKY)
215/6 Nicosia - Limassol Old Road
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Προσωπικό Προφίλ

 Ο Δρ. Νικόλαος Γούβας είναι γενικός χειρουργός με εξειδίκευση στις παθήσεις του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού και επίκουρος καθηγητής χειρουργικής της ιατρικής σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου. Αποφοίτησε από την Ιατρική Σχολή του Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης. Ολοκλήρωσε την ειδίκευσή του σε μια ογκολογική χειρουργική κλινική στην Αθήνα με ξεχωριστές μονάδες ήπατος-χοηφόρων-παγκρέατος και παχέος εντέρου-ορθού. Στη συνέχεια, μετέβηκε στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και συγκεκριμένα στο κέντρο που είναι τρίτο σε όλη τη χώρα για τον αριθμό των χειρουργείων στις παθήσεις του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού στο Worcester (Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) όπου και εξειδικεύτηκε για τέσσερα χρόνια στη λαπαροσκοπική χειρουργική του παχέος εντέρου και ορθού. Το ειδικό του ενδιαφέρον ήταν πάντα η χειρουργική του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού. Εμπλέκεται και διοργανώνει πολλές εκπαιδευτικές δραστηριότητες πάνω στη χειρουργική του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού. Αποτελεί επίσης μέλος μιας πολυπληθούς ομάδας Ελλήνων και Κυπρίων γιατρών πολλών διαφορετικών ειδικοτήτων, η οποία πρόσφατα ολοκλήρωσε τη διαμόρφωση εθνικών κατευθυντήριων οδηγιών για την αντιμετώπιση του καρκίνου του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού. Είναι, επίσης, πολύ ενεργός στο ερευνητικό πεδίο ως ο κύριος ερευνητής δύο διεθνών πολυκεντρικών τυχαιοποιημένων μελετών και ως ο συντονιστής της πιλοτικής βάσης καταγραφής του καρκίνου του παχέος εντέρου & ορθού στην Ελλάδα υπό την εποπτεία της Εταιρείας Μελέτης του Καρκίνου του Πεπτικού Συστήματος (www.emkapes.gr). Έχει δημοσιεύσει την έρευνά του σε περιοδικά υψηλού επιστημονικού κύρους.
Καρκίνοι του Γαστρεντερικού Συστήματος
Καρκίνος του Παχέος Εντέρου
Καρκίνος του Ορθού
Πρωκτολογικές παθήσεις
Λαπαροσκοπική & Ρομποτική χειρουργική
1: Pechlivanides G, Gourtsoyianni S, Gouvas N, Sougklakos J, Xynos E. Management
of the adenocarcinoma of the upper rectum: a reappraisal. Updates Surg. 2020 Oct
27. doi: 10.1007/s13304-020-00903-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33108641.
2: COVIDSurg Collaborative. Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-
CoV-2 infection. Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 25:10.1002/bjs.12050. doi:
10.1002/bjs.12050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32974904; PMCID: PMC7537063.
3: Sfakianaki M, Papadaki C, Tzardi M, Trypaki M, Manolakou S, Messaritakis I,
Saridaki Z, Athanasakis E, Mavroudis D, Tsiaoussis J, Gouvas N, Souglakos J.
PKM2 Expression as Biomarker for Resistance to Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy in
Colorectal Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jul 25;12(8):2058. doi:
10.3390/cancers12082058. PMID: 32722474; PMCID: PMC7465271.
4: Manatakis DK, Gouvas N, Souglakos J, Xynos E. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy alone
for the locally advanced rectal cancer: a systematic review. Int J Clin Oncol.
2020 Sep;25(9):1570-1580. doi: 10.1007/s10147-020-01738-2. Epub 2020 Jul 14.
PMID: 32666388.
5: Messaritakis I, Koulouridi A, Sfakianaki M, Vogiatzoglou K, Gouvas N,
Athanasakis E, Tsiaoussis J, Xynos E, Mavroudis D, Tzardi M, Souglakos J. The
Role of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms in Colorectal Cancer Risk. Cancers
(Basel). 2020 May 27;12(6):1379. doi: 10.3390/cancers12061379. PMID: 32471257;
PMCID: PMC7352496.
6: Douridas GN, Fountoulakis A, Souglakos J, Gourtsoyianni S, Vini L, Levidou G,
Liakakos T, Agalianos C, Dervenis C, Kalogeridi MA, Karavokyros I, Koumarianou
A, Kountourakis P, Oikonomopoulos G, Economopoulou P, Sgouros J, Sgouros SN,
Stamou K, Triantopoulou C, Zacharoulis D, Gouvas N, Xynos E. Consensus statement
of the Hellenic and Cypriot Gastric Cancer Study Group on the diagnosis, staging
and management of gastric cancer. Updates Surg. 2020 Mar;72(1):1-19. doi:
10.1007/s13304-020-00723-8. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32112342.
7: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology Collaborating Group. Predictors for
Anastomotic Leak, Postoperative Complications, and Mortality After Right
Colectomy for Cancer: Results From an International Snapshot Audit. Dis Colon
Rectum. 2020 May;63(5):606-618. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001590. PMID:
32032201.
8: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy
formation following left-sided colorectal resection. BJS Open. 2019 Feb
28;3(3):403-414. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.50138. PMID: 31891112; PMCID: PMC6921967.
9: Fountoulakis A, Souglakos J, Vini L, Douridas GN, Koumarianou A, Kountourakis
P, Agalianos C, Alexandrou A, Dervenis C, Gourtsoyianni S, Gouvas N, Kalogeridi
MA, Levidou G, Liakakos T, Sgouros J, Sgouros SN, Triantopoulou C, Xynos E.
Consensus statement of the Hellenic and Cypriot Oesophageal Cancer Study Group
on the diagnosis, staging and management of oesophageal cancer. Updates Surg.
2019 Dec;71(4):599-624. doi: 10.1007/s13304-019-00696-3. Epub 2019 Dec 2. PMID:
31792842.
10: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group. Patients
with Crohn's disease have longer post-operative in-hospital stay than patients
with colon cancer but no difference in complications' rate. World J Gastrointest
Surg. 2019 May 27;11(5):261-270. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i5.261. PMID: 31171957;
PMCID: PMC6536884.
11: van Tol RR, Kimman ML, Melenhorst J, Stassen LPS, Dirksen CD, Breukink SO;
Members of the Steering Group. European Society of Coloproctology Core Outcome
Set for haemorrhoidal disease: an international Delphi study among healthcare
professionals. Colorectal Dis. 2019 May;21(5):570-580. doi: 10.1111/codi.14553.
Epub 2019 Feb 8. PMID: 30628177.
12: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019
Jan;106(2):e103-e112. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11051. PMID: 30620059; PMCID: PMC6492154.
13: Stamou K, Gouvas N, Pechlivanides G, Xynos E. Primary curative surgery and
preemptive or adjuvant hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy in colorectal cancer
patients at high risk to develop peritoneal carcinomatosis. A systematic review.
J BUON. 2018 Sep-Oct;23(5):1249-1261. PMID: 30570844.
14: 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group. Safety
of primary anastomosis following emergency left sided colorectal resection: an
international, multi-centre prospective audit. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Sep;20 Suppl
6:47-57. doi: 10.1111/codi.14373. PMID: 30255647.
15: 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group.
Association of mechanical bowel preparation with oral antibiotics and
anastomotic leak following left sided colorectal resection: an international,
multi-centre, prospective audit. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Sep;20 Suppl 6:15-32. doi:
10.1111/codi.14362. PMID: 30255646.
16: 2017 and 2015 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating
groups. The impact of conversion on the risk of major complication following
laparoscopic colonic surgery: an international, multicentre prospective audit.
Colorectal Dis. 2018 Sep;20 Suppl 6:69-89. doi: 10.1111/codi.14371. PMID:
30255643.
17: 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group. An
international multicentre prospective audit of elective rectal cancer surgery;
operative approach versus outcome, including transanal total mesorectal excision
(TaTME). Colorectal Dis. 2018 Sep;20 Suppl 6:33-46. doi: 10.1111/codi.14376.
PMID: 30255642.
18: 2017 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group.
Evaluating the incidence of pathological complete response in current
international rectal cancer practice: the barriers to widespread safe deferral
of surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Sep;20 Suppl 6:58-68. doi: 10.1111/codi.14361.
PMID: 30255641.
19: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology Collaborating Group. The impact of
stapling technique and surgeon specialism on anastomotic failure after right-
sided colorectal resection: an international multicentre, prospective audit.
Colorectal Dis. 2018 Nov;20(11):1028-1040. doi: 10.1111/codi.14308. Epub 2018
Jul 12. PMID: 29920945.
20: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Laparoscopy in management of appendicitis in
high-, middle-, and low-income countries: a multicenter, prospective, cohort
study. Surg Endosc. 2018 Aug;32(8):3450-3466. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6064-9.
Epub 2018 Apr 5. PMID: 29623470; PMCID: PMC6061087.
21: Agalianos C, Gouvas N, Dervenis C, Tsiaoussis J, Theodoropoulos G, Theodorou
D, Zografos G, Xynos E. Is complete mesocolic excision oncologically superior to
conventional surgery for colon cancer? A retrospective comparative study. Ann
Gastroenterol. 2017;30(6):688-696. doi: 10.20524/aog.2017.0197. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
PMID: 29118565; PMCID: PMC5670290.
22: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology collaborating group. Risk factors
for unfavourable postoperative outcome in patients with Crohn's disease
undergoing right hemicolectomy or ileocaecal resection An international audit by
ESCP and S-ECCO. Colorectal Dis. 2017 Sep 15. doi: 10.1111/codi.13889. Epub
ahead of print. PMID: 28913968.
23: Kafatos G, Niepel D, Lowe K, Jenkins-Anderson S, Westhead H, Garawin T,
Traugottová Z, Bilalis A, Molnar E, Timar J, Toth E, Gouvas N, Papaxoinis G,
Murray S, Mokhtar N, Vosmikova H, Fabian P, Skalova A, Wójcik P, Tysarowski A,
Barugel M, van Krieken JH, Trojan J. RAS mutation prevalence among patients with
metastatic colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis of real-world data. Biomark Med.
2017 Sep;11(9):751-760. doi: 10.2217/bmm-2016-0358. Epub 2017 Jul 27. PMID:
28747067; PMCID: PMC6367778.
24: Gouvas N, Georgiou PA, Agalianos C, Tzovaras G, Tekkis P, Xynos E. Does
Conversion to Open of Laparoscopically Attempted Rectal Cancer Cases Affect
Short- and Long-Term Outcomes? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J
Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2018 Feb;28(2):117-126. doi:
10.1089/lap.2017.0112. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PMID: 28570140.
25: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology collaborating group. The
relationship between method of anastomosis and anastomotic failure after right
hemicolectomy and ileo-caecal resection: an international snapshot audit.
Colorectal Dis. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1111/codi.13646. Epub ahead of print. PMID:
28263043.
26: Dervenis C, Xynos E, Sotiropoulos G, Gouvas N, Boukovinas I, Agalianos C,
Androulakis N, Athanasiadis A, Christodoulou C, Chrysou E, Emmanouilidis C,
Georgiou P, Karachaliou N, Katopodi O, Kountourakis P, Kyriazanos I, Makatsoris
T, Papakostas P, Papamichael D, Pechlivanides G, Pentheroudakis G, Pilpilidis I,
Sgouros J, Tekkis P, Triantopoulou C, Tzardi M, Vassiliou V, Vini L, Xynogalos
S, Ziras N, Souglakos J. Clinical practice guidelines for the management of
metastatic colorectal cancer: a consensus statement of the Hellenic Society of
Medical Oncologists (HeSMO). Ann Gastroenterol. 2016 Oct-Dec;29(4):390-416. doi:
10.20524/aog.2016.0050. Epub 2016 Jun 3. PMID: 27708505; PMCID: PMC5049546.
27: Agalianos C, Gouvas N, Papaparaskeva K, Dervenis C. Positive para-aortic
lymph nodes following pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. Systematic review
and meta-analysis of impact on short term survival and association with
clinicopathologic features. HPB (Oxford). 2016 Aug;18(8):633-41. doi:
10.1016/j.hpb.2016.04.007. Epub 2016 Jun 3. PMID: 27485057; PMCID: PMC4972380.
28: Gouvas N, Agalianos C, Papaparaskeva K, Perrakis A, Hohenberger W, Xynos E.
Surgery along the embryological planes for colon cancer: a systematic review of
complete mesocolic excision. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Sep;31(9):1577-94. doi:
10.1007/s00384-016-2626-2. Epub 2016 Jul 28. PMID: 27469525.
29: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high-,
middle- and low-income countries. Br J Surg. 2016 Jul;103(8):971-988. doi:
10.1002/bjs.10151. Epub 2016 May 4. Erratum in: Br J Surg. 2017 Apr;104(5):632.
PMID: 27145169.
30: Xynos E, Tekkis P, Gouvas N, Vini L, Chrysou E, Tzardi M, Vassiliou V,
Boukovinas I, Agalianos C, Androulakis N, Athanasiadis A, Christodoulou C,
Dervenis C, Emmanouilidis C, Georgiou P, Katopodi O, Kountourakis P, Makatsoris
T, Papakostas P, Papamichael D, Pechlivanides G, Pentheroudakis G, Pilpilidis I,
Sgouros J, Triantopoulou C, Xynogalos S, Karachaliou N, Ziras N, Zoras O,
Souglakos J; [the Executive Team on behalf of the Hellenic Society of Medical
Oncologists (HeSMO)]. Clinical practice guidelines for the surgical treatment of
rectal cancer: a consensus statement of the Hellenic Society of Medical
Oncologists (HeSMO). Ann Gastroenterol. 2016 Apr-Jun;29(2):103-26. doi:
10.20524/aog.2016.0003. PMID: 27064746; PMCID: PMC4805730.
31: Xynos E, Gouvas N, Triantopoulou C, Tekkis P, Vini L, Tzardi M, Boukovinas
I, Androulakis N, Athanasiadis A, Christodoulou C, Chrysou E, Dervenis C,
Emmanouilidis C, Georgiou P, Katopodi O, Kountourakis P, Makatsoris T,
Papakostas P, Papamichael D, Pentheroudakis G, Pilpilidis I, Sgouros J,
Vassiliou V, Xynogalos S, Ziras N, Karachaliou N, Zoras O, Agalianos C,
Souglakos J; [the Executive Team on behalf of the Hellenic Society of Medical
Oncology (HeSMO)]. Clinical practice guidelines for the surgical management of
colon cancer: a consensus statement of the Hellenic and Cypriot Colorectal
Cancer Study Group by the HeSMO. Ann Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan-Mar;29(1):3-17.
PMID: 26752945; PMCID: PMC4700843.
32: Kountourakis P, Souglakos J, Gouvas N, Androulakis N, Athanasiadis A,
Boukovinas I, Christodoulou C, Chrysou E, Dervenis C, Emmanouilidis C, Georgiou
P, Karachaliou N, Katopodi O, Makatsoris T, Papakostas P, Pentheroudakis G,
Pilpilidis I, Sgouros J, Tekkis P, Triantopoulou C, Tzardi M, Vassiliou V, Vini
L, Xynogalos S, Xynos E, Ziras N, Papamichael D. Adjuvant chemotherapy for colon
cancer: a consensus statement of the Hellenic and Cypriot Colorectal Cancer
Study Group by the HeSMO. Ann Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan-Mar;29(1):18-23. PMID:
26751386; PMCID: PMC4700841.
33: Agalianos C, Paraskeva K, Gouvas N, Davides D, Dervenis C. Impact of biliary
stenting on surgical outcome in patients undergoing pancreatectomy. A
retrospective study in a single institution. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2016
Feb;401(1):55-61. doi: 10.1007/s00423-015-1360-5. Epub 2015 Nov 14. PMID:
26577461.
34: Gouvas N, Georgiou PA, Agalianos C, Tan E, Tekkis P, Dervenis C, Xynos E.
Ventral colporectopexy for overt rectal prolapse and obstructed defaecation
syndrome: a systematic review. Colorectal Dis. 2015 Feb;17(2):O34-46. doi:
10.1111/codi.12751. PMID: 25186920.
35: Gouvas N, Gogos-Pappas G, Tsimogiannis K, Agalianos C, Tsimoyiannis E,
Dervenis C, Xynos E. Impact of splenic flexure mobilization on short-term
outcomes after laparoscopic left colectomy for colorectal cancer. Surg Laparosc
Endosc Percutan Tech. 2014 Oct;24(5):470-4. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31829ce62a.
PMID: 24710257.
36: Gouvas N, Gogos-Pappas G, Tsimogiannis K, Tsimoyiannis E, Dervenis C, Xynos
E. Implementation of fast-track protocols in open and laparoscopic sphincter-
preserving rectal cancer surgery: a multicenter, comparative, prospective, non-
randomized study. Dig Surg. 2012;29(4):301-9. doi: 10.1159/000342554. Epub 2012
Sep 3. PMID: 22948138.
37: Gouvas N, Pechlivanides G, Zervakis N, Kafousi M, Xynos E. Complete
mesocolic excision in colon cancer surgery: a comparison between open and
laparoscopic approach. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Nov;14(11):1357-64. doi:
10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.03019.x. PMID: 22390358.
38: Tsoukali E, Gouvas N, Tsiaoussis J, Pechlivanides G, Zervakis N, Mantides A,
Xynos E. Specific esophagogram to assess functional outcomes after Heller's
myotomy and Dor's fundoplication for esophageal achalasia. Dis Esophagus. 2011
Sep;24(7):451-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2011.01178.x. Epub 2011 Mar 8. PMID:
21385281.
39: Gouvas N, Tsiaoussis J, Athanasakis E, Zervakis N, Pechlivanides G, Xynos E.
Simple suture or prosthesis hiatal closure in laparoscopic repair of
paraesophageal hernia: a retrospective cohort study. Dis Esophagus. 2011
Feb;24(2):69-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-2050.2010.01094.x. PMID: 20659144.
40: Georgiou P, Tan E, Gouvas N, Antoniou A, Brown G, Nicholls RJ, Tekkis P.
Extended lymphadenectomy versus conventional surgery for rectal cancer: a meta-
analysis. Lancet Oncol. 2009 Nov;10(11):1053-62. doi:
10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70224-4. Epub 2009 Sep 18. PMID: 19767239.

Profile Information

 Dr. Nikolaos Gouvas is a general surgeon with specialization in the diseases of the colon and rectum and an assistant professor of surgery of the medical school of the University of Cyprus. He graduated the medical school of the University of Crete. He concluded his training in a very busy oncologic center in Athens with dedicated HPB and Colorectal units. He then sub-specialised in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in the third busiest center in the UK for colorectal diseases in Worcester UK for four years (Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust). His special interest has always been colorectal surgery. He is involved and organizing a lot of educational activities on colorectal surgery and diseases in general. He is also a member of an international multi-disciplinary team of Greek & Cypriot doctors that recently completed the difficult task of setting the first Greek-Cypriot National Guidelines on the management of Colorectal Cancer. He is also quite active in the research field as well as he is one of the lead investigators for two multicenter randomized controlled trials in Greece and he is also the co-ordinator of a pilot multicenter registry of colorectal cancer in Greece under the co-ordination of the Greek GastroIntestinal Cancer Study Group (www.emkapes.gr). He has published his research in high-impact scientific journals.
Gastrointestinal Cancers

Colon Cancer

Rectal Cancer

Proctology

Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

 1: Pechlivanides G, Gourtsoyianni S, Gouvas N, Sougklakos J, Xynos E. Management of the adenocarcinoma of the upper rectum: a reappraisal. Updates Surg. 2020 Oct

27. doi: 10.1007/s13304-020-00903-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33108641.

2: COVIDSurg Collaborative. Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-
CoV-2 infection. Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 25:10.1002/bjs.12050. doi:
10.1002/bjs.12050. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32974904; PMCID: PMC7537063.

3: Sfakianaki M, Papadaki C, Tzardi M, Trypaki M, Manolakou S, Messaritakis I,
Saridaki Z, Athanasakis E, Mavroudis D, Tsiaoussis J, Gouvas N, Souglakos J.
PKM2 Expression as Biomarker for Resistance to Oxaliplatin-Based Chemotherapy in
Colorectal Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Jul 25;12(8):2058. doi:
10.3390/cancers12082058. PMID: 32722474; PMCID: PMC7465271.

4: Manatakis DK, Gouvas N, Souglakos J, Xynos E. Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy alone
for the locally advanced rectal cancer: a systematic review. Int J Clin Oncol.
2020 Sep;25(9):1570-1580. doi: 10.1007/s10147-020-01738-2. Epub 2020 Jul 14.
PMID: 32666388.

5: Messaritakis I, Koulouridi A, Sfakianaki M, Vogiatzoglou K, Gouvas N,
Athanasakis E, Tsiaoussis J, Xynos E, Mavroudis D, Tzardi M, Souglakos J. The
Role of Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms in Colorectal Cancer Risk. Cancers
(Basel). 2020 May 27;12(6):1379. doi: 10.3390/cancers12061379. PMID: 32471257;
PMCID: PMC7352496.

6: Douridas GN, Fountoulakis A, Souglakos J, Gourtsoyianni S, Vini L, Levidou G,
Liakakos T, Agalianos C, Dervenis C, Kalogeridi MA, Karavokyros I, Koumarianou
A, Kountourakis P, Oikonomopoulos G, Economopoulou P, Sgouros J, Sgouros SN,
Stamou K, Triantopoulou C, Zacharoulis D, Gouvas N, Xynos E. Consensus statement
of the Hellenic and Cypriot Gastric Cancer Study Group on the diagnosis, staging
and management of gastric cancer. Updates Surg. 2020 Mar;72(1):1-19. doi:
10.1007/s13304-020-00723-8. Epub 2020 Feb 28. PMID: 32112342.

7: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology Collaborating Group. Predictors for
Anastomotic Leak, Postoperative Complications, and Mortality After Right
Colectomy for Cancer: Results From an International Snapshot Audit. Dis Colon
Rectum. 2020 May;63(5):606-618. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001590. PMID:
32032201.

8: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Global variation in anastomosis and end colostomy
formation following left-sided colorectal resection. BJS Open. 2019 Feb
28;3(3):403-414. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.50138. PMID: 31891112; PMCID: PMC6921967.

9: Fountoulakis A, Souglakos J, Vini L, Douridas GN, Koumarianou A, Kountourakis
P, Agalianos C, Alexandrou A, Dervenis C, Gourtsoyianni S, Gouvas N, Kalogeridi
MA, Levidou G, Liakakos T, Sgouros J, Sgouros SN, Triantopoulou C, Xynos E.
Consensus statement of the Hellenic and Cypriot Oesophageal Cancer Study Group
on the diagnosis, staging and management of oesophageal cancer. Updates Surg.
2019 Dec;71(4):599-624. doi: 10.1007/s13304-019-00696-3. Epub 2019 Dec 2. PMID:
31792842.

10: 2015 European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) collaborating group. Patients
with Crohn's disease have longer post-operative in-hospital stay than patients
with colon cancer but no difference in complications' rate. World J Gastrointest
Surg. 2019 May 27;11(5):261-270. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i5.261. PMID: 31171957;
PMCID: PMC6536884.

11: van Tol RR, Kimman ML, Melenhorst J, Stassen LPS, Dirksen CD, Breukink SO;
Members of the Steering Group. European Society of Coloproctology Core Outcome
Set for haemorrhoidal disease: an international Delphi study among healthcare
professionals. Colorectal Dis. 2019 May;21(5):570-580. doi: 10.1111/codi.14553.
Epub 2019 Feb 8. PMID: 30628177.

12: GlobalSurg Collaborative. Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. Br J Surg. 2019
Jan;106(2):e103-e112. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11051. PMID: 30620059; PMCID: PMC6492154.

13: Stamou K, Gouvas N, Pechlivanides G, Xynos E. Primary curative surgery and
preemptive or adjuvant hyperthermic peritoneal chemotherapy in colorectal cancer
patients at high risk to develop peritoneal carcinomatosis. A systematic review.
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