26 - oct. - 2018
MIRCAST, a study in the european field leaded by IDIVAL and HUMV, starts data recruitment in October
MIRCAST study is an international multicenter study led for all of participating centers from IDIVAL. The objective of this study is to evaluate the different ways of performing the intestinal anastomosis after the minimally invasive right colectomy and to determine if the robotic instruments have an added value in these procedures. MIRCAST starts the data collection phase during October.
The final objective of MIRCAST is to prospectively evaluate the postoperative recovery, hospital stay, wound complications, serious complications and medium term results (hernia, recurrence ...) of the right minimally invasive colectomy, comparing the intracorporeal anastomosis with extracorporeal and comparing conventional laparoscopic and robotic instruments.
In MIRCAST, a network of more than 55 professionals and hospitals from eight European countries (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark and Holland) will participate in a systematic collection of data at different time intervals: preoperative data , intraoperative, discharge of the patient, revision visits at 30 days, 3 months, 1 and 2 years.
MIRCAST has been presented at the last annual meeting of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) that was held in Nice last September and at the present time is receiving requests of centers outside Europe to be included in the study. The Scientific Committee of the ESCP endorses MIRCAST after having evaluated the protocol and scientific methodology of the study.