STEER 8th Virtual Journal Club

****Calling all surgical trainees to the 8th STEER journal club on Thursday 18th February 2021****

The theme for our 8th journal club will be on  Antibiotics prophylaxis in colorectal surgery – SSIs / Bowel prep  

The articles to be discussed:


Koskenvuo et al. Sep 2019. LANCET.  Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation versus no bowel preparation for elective colectomy (MOBILE): a multicentre, randomised, parallel, single-blinded trial

Eloy Espin et al. Aug 2020. LANCET. Preoperative oral antibiotics and surgical-site infections in colon surgery (ORALEV): a multicentre, single-blind, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial

as well as a systematic review / meta-analysis on the TOPIC

Nelson et al. 2020 Antibiotic prophylaxis in colorectal surgery: are oral, intravenous or both best and is mechanical bowel preparation necessary?

With brief look at what the latest NICE Guidelines say specifically on the topic:

NICE Guideline on SSI prevention and treatment: NG125 updated Aug 2020 (

Join us

Calling all EoE Trainees

Thursday 18th February 2021

12:30 pm      Duration: 60 minutes

Level: Appropriate for FYs, CTs, STs, JCFs, SCFs

(anyone needing to take MRCS/FRCS or interested in academia)