Brandon Stretton

Brandon Stretton

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


General Trainee at Central Adelaide Local Health Network. Broad range of clinical and research interests
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M.Phil Candidate
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide
- Perioperative Haemostasis and Anticoagulation
- Supervisors: Professor Mark Boyd and Professor Guy Maddern
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Academic Profiles:
- Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=3D-GdWoAAAAJ&hl=en&inst=14914826930470484080&authuser=1&oi=ao

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Jiang, M., Kleinig, O., Stanekova, V., Stretton, B., Gupta, A., Bacchi, S., & Chan, W. O. (2024). Response to ChatGPT in surgical research and practice: a threat to academic integrity, authorship, and divergent thinking. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 94(3), 490-491.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., Maddern, G. J., & Nelson, R. (2024). Response to Letter: Update of risk factors for surgical site infection in clean-contaminated wounds after gastroenterological surgery: An analysis of 1,878 participants enrolled in 2 recent randomized control trials for the prevention of surgical site infection. Surgery (United States), 175(2), 570-571.
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    2024 Daniel, J., Glynatsis, J. M., Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Bacchi, S., Ovenden, C. D., . . . Gupta, A. K. (2024). Sensorineural hearing loss after cardiac surgery: a systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 94(4), 536-544.
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    2024 Jiang, M., Bacchi, S., Kovoor, J., Stretton, B., & Chan, W. O. (2024). Response to Jin and Dobry's “ChatGPT for health care providers and patients: Practical implications within dermatology”. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 90(3), e105.
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    2024 Wiseman, T. J., Kovoor, J. G., Jiang, M., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., Bacchi, S., & Kette, F. E. (2024). Adrenaline autoinjectors for Australian out-of-hospital anaphylaxis: where to from here?. Internal Medicine Journal, 54(1), 187-189.
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    2024 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Arnold, M., & Bacchi, S. (2024). ChatGPT-Based Learning: Generative Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education. Medical Science Educator, 34(1), 215-217.
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    2024 Lam, A., Zhang, R., Oxenham, A., Stretton, B., Aujayeb, N., West, S., . . . Gupta, A. K. (2024). Chronic pelvic pain: An underrecognised perioperative consideration. Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, 16(1), 45-52.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., & Padbury, R. T. (2024). Power Distance Impacts Surgical Staff and Patients. Journal of Surgical Education, 81(2), 178-179.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., Jacobsen, J. H. W., To, M. S., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2024). Delayed return of bowel function after general surgery in South Australia. Surgery in Practice and Science, 16, 5 pages.
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    2024 Tan, S., Goh, R., Ng, J. S., Tang, C., Ng, C., Kovoor, J., . . . Bacchi, S. (2024). Identifying epilepsy surgery referral candidates with natural language processing in an Australian context. Epilepsia Open, 9(2), 635-642.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2024 Stretton, B., Koovor, J. G., Hains, L., Kleinig, O., Tan, S., Gupta, A. K., . . . Bacchi, S. (2024). How will the artificial intelligence algorithm work within the constraints of this healthcare system?. Internal Medicine Journal, 54(1), 190-191.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., O’Callaghan, P. G., Murphy, E., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2024). Achieving equity: patient demographics and outcomes after surgical and non-surgical procedures in South Australia, 2022. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 94(1-2), 96-102.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Sharma, P., Sharma, S., Kumawat, M., Stretton, B., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2024). Artificial intelligence for surgical services in Australia and New Zealand: opportunities, challenges and recommendations. Medical Journal of Australia, 220(5), 234-237.
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    2024 Goh, R., Bacchi, S., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Tan, S., Stretton, B., . . . Jannes, J. (2024). Renal disease is not associated with delays in hyperacute stroke management in South Australia. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 3 pages.
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    2024 Howson, S., Evans, S., Booth, A. E. C., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Kovoor, J., . . . Kovoor, P. (2024). Towards a Unified Rheumatic Heart Disease Imaging Dataset. Heart Lung and Circulation, 33(2), e8-e9.
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    2024 Stretton, B., Montagu, A., Kunnel, A., Louise, J., Behrendt, N., Kovoor, J., . . . Davies, E. (2024). Perceived and actual value of Student-led Objective Structured Clinical Examinations. Clinical Teacher, 12 pages.
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    2024 Tan, S., Ng, J. S., Tang, C., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Gupta, A., . . . Bacchi, S. (2024). Subcutaneous sodium valproate in palliative care: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 38(4), 492-497.
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    2024 Bacchi, S., Tan, S., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Gupta, A., McNeil, K., & Crawford, G. (2024). Illusion of control recognition may promote early palliative care engagement. Internal Medicine Journal, 54(3), 523-524.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Ittimani, C., Godber, H., Herath, A., Ovenden, M., Ovenden, C. D., . . . Bacchi, S. (2024). No shortcuts: False economy prevention during artificial intelligence implementation in rural Australian health care. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 32(2), 408-410.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Nematzadeh, N., Ataie, S., Thomas, B., Short, R., Davey, A., . . . Padbury, R. T. (2024). Understanding the length of hospital stay after general surgery using a prospectively maintained local database. Surgery (United States), S0039-6060(24)00070-9.
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    2024 Lee, Y. M., Stretton, B., Tan, S., Gupta, A., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., . . . Chan, W. O. (2024). Captive markets and medical artificial intelligence. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 68(3), 278-281.
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    2024 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Nann, S. D., Luo, Y., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., . . . Marshall-Webb, M. (2024). All Aboard: Towards Standardisation of Surgical Resident Onboarding. Journal of Surgical Education, 81(6), 769-771.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Nann, S. D., Chambers, C., Mishra, K., Goel, S., Thompson, I., . . . Gupta, A. K. (2023). Prehabilitation before general surgery: Worth the effort?. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 17504589231214395.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Jiang, M., Kovoor, J., Inglis, J. M., Lam, L., Tan, S., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Artificial intelligence–enabled penicillin allergy delabelling: an implementation study. Internal Medicine Journal, 53(11), 2119-2122.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Harford, P., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Sandhu, J., . . . Boyd, M. (2023). Association between direct oral anticoagulant concentrations and clinical outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Surgery in Practice and Science, 15, 8 pages.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Page, G., & Kovoor, P. (2023). Protecting Good Samaritans: Automated External Defibrillator Provision and Use. Heart Lung and Circulation, 32(10), e78-e79.
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    2023 Jiang, M., Lam, L., Kovoor, J. G., Kimber, J., Gupta, A. K., Stretton, B., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Intravenous immunoglobulin alteration in response to adverse reactions in neurological conditions: A retrospective cohort study. Transfusion Medicine, 33(6), 478-482.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Nann, S. D., Stretton, B., Chong, E. H. L., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). Sociocultural and Demographic Factors Predict Readmissions for General Surgery Patients. World Journal of Surgery, 47(12), 3124-3130.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Stretton, B., Nann, S. D., Aujayeb, N., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). Surgery's Rosetta Stone: Natural language processing to predict discharge and readmission after general surgery. Surgery (United States), 174(6), 1309-1314.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Page, G., & Kovoor, P. (2023). It's Time to Get a Wiggle on and Improve Automated External Defibrillator Signage Across the Nation. Heart Lung and Circulation, 32(9), e61-e62.
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    2023 Tsang, J. N. J., Bacchi, S., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Stretton, B., Gluck, S., . . . Mangoni, A. A. (2023). Systolic blood pressure levels and mortality in Australian medical inpatients. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 25(11), 1036-1039.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2023 Ovenden, C. D., Barot, D. D., Gupta, A., Aujayeb, N., Nathin, K., Hewitt, J., . . . Wells, A. J. (2023). Incidence of hydrocephalus following decompressive craniectomy for ischaemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 234, 1-7.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Vo, T., Lam, C., Lam, L., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). Opioid prescribing, pain, and hospital stay of general surgery patients with oxycodone allergies in South Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(11), 2631-2637.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Edwards, S., Boey, J. P., . . . Boyd, M. (2023). Quantifying time from last dose: do direct oral anticoagulant assays correlate with patient's reported last dose. Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis, 34(7), 451-455.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., & Chan, W. O. (2023). Eye of providence: Disclosing conflicts of interest in surgical research. Surgery (United States), 174(6), 1485.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Tan, Y., Hassall, M., & Simon, S. (2023). The Role of Tocilizumab in Glucocorticoid Resistant Giant Cell Arteritis: A Case Series and Literature Review. Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, 43(1), 91-95.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Vanlint, A., Maddern, G., & Thompson, C. H. (2023). Perioperative micronutrients, macroscopic benefits?. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 33(4), 92-98.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., Lam, L., Jiang, M., Gupta, A. K., & Maddern, G. J. (2023). Language and gender barriers to pain control after general surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(1-2), 104-107.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Talley, N. J., & Horowitz, M. (2023). Hospitals should improve their food culture and lead by example.. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 380, 37.
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    2023 Bhanushali, A., Ravichandran, B., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Hewitt, J. N., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). Direct oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in orthopaedic trauma: a clear first choice?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(4), 815-816.
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    2023 Tan, S., Tran, V., Stretton, B., Gupta, A., Kovoor, J., & Bacchi, S. (2023). The Final Frontier: Palliative Care in Space is an Inevitability. Journal of Palliative Care, 38(4), 405-406.
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    2023 West, S. J., Trewren, T. J., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., & Maddern, G. J. (2023). What is the optimal approach to perioperative fluid management?. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 34(1-2), 175045892311591.
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    2023 Jiang, M., Kimber, J. S., Gupta, A., Kovoor, J., Stretton, B., Ravindran, J., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Adverse Reactions Associated with Intravenous Immunoglobulin Administration in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Review. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, 184(6), 513-528.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC2
    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Booth, A., Gluck, S., Vanlint, A., . . . Boyd, M. (2023). Impact of perioperative direct oral anticoagulant assays: a multicenter cohort study. Hospital Practice, 51(3), 155-162.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2023 Dishnica, N., Vuong, A., Xiong, L., Tan, S., Kovoor, J., Gupta, A., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Single count breath test for the evaluation of respiratory function in Myasthenia Gravis: A systematic review.. J Clin Neurosci, 112, 58-63.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2023 Stretton, B., Bacchi, S., & Thomas, J. (2023). A scoping review of patient-led teaching of health professions students. Internal Medicine Journal, 53(4), 629-634.
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    2023 Madike, R., Muecke, T., Dishnica, N., Zhu, L., Tan, S., Kovoor, J., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). A vital parameter? Systematic review of spirometry in evaluation for intensive care unit admission and intubation and ventilation for Guillain-Barré syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 113, 13-19.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Tran, V., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Bacchi, S., Maddern, G. J., & Boyd, M. (2023). Phone home: The translational benefits of space medicine for rural and remote perioperative medicine on Earth.. The Australian journal of rural health, 31(4), 782-784.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Chang, S., Ngoi, B., Murray, T., . . . Horowtiz, M. (2023). Weight loss with subcutaneous semaglutide versus other glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonists in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Internal Medicine Journal, 53(8), 1311-1320.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Jacobsen, J. H. W., Stretton, B., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Claridge, B., . . . Hewett, P. J. (2023). Depression after stoma surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. BMC psychiatry, 23(1), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS1 Europe PMC4
    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Stretton, B., Malycha, J., Reddi, B. A., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). The Adelaide Score: An artificial intelligence measure of readiness for discharge after general surgery. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(9), 2119-2124.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS1
    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., & Chan, W. O. (2023). A common factor? Sleep, macular degeneration and neurodegenerative disease. Eye (Basingstoke), 37(18), 3877.
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    2023 James, J., Tan, S., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Gluck, S., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Why do we evaluate 30-day readmissions in general medicine? A historical perspective and contemporary data. Internal Medicine Journal, 53(6), 1070-1075.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Gupta, A., Hains, L., Bacchi, S., Wong, B., . . . Maddern, G. (2023). Get out what you put in: optimising electronic medical record data. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(9), 2056-2058.
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    2023 Wiseman, T. J., Tan, S., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Gupta, A., Fabian, J., . . . Bacchi, S. (2023). Double or nothing: Costs of duplicate haematinic ordering in medical inpatients.. Transfus Med, 33(5), 423-425.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Eranki, A., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Maddern, G., & Boyd, M. (2023). Too Sour to be True? Tart Cherries (Prunus cerasus) and Sleep: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Current Sleep Medicine Reports, 9(3), 225-233.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., & Padbury, R. T. (2023). ‘Hurry up’ syndrome harms surgical patients and staff. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(7-8), 1756-1757.
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    2023 Tan, S., Stretton, B., Lee, Y. M., Gupta, A., Kovoor, J., & Bacchi, S. (2023). More time per patient or more patients per unit time?. EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, 35(5), 885-886.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., Lam, L., Jiang, M., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2023). Vital signs and medical emergency response (MER) activation predict in-hospital mortality in general surgery patients: a study of 15 969 admissions. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(10), 2426-2432.
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    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Hewitt, J. N., Barbaro, A., Gupta, A. K., Ovenden, C. D., Stretton, B., . . . Dobbins, C. (2023). Proposal of the Whyalla Direct Access Tool and pathway for rural Australian colonoscopy services. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 31(5), 1032-1035.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Nann, S. D., Barot, D. D., Garg, D., Hains, L., Stretton, B., . . . Hugh, T. J. (2023). Prehabilitation for general surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 93(10), 2411-2425.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Kovoor, J. G., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A. K., Stretton, B., Page, G. J., & Kovoor, P. (2023). Refining Automated External Defibrillator Signage to Improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival. Heart Lung and Circulation, 32(8), e51-e52.
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    2023 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J., Bacchi, S., Gupta, A., Hugh, T., Dobbins, C., . . . Chan, W. (2023). Like a Surgeon? A letter commenting on Grosse and Thomas's 'Selection into training will always be an inexact process: a survey of Directors of Physician Education on selection into Basic Physician Training in Australia and New Zealand'.. Internal medicine journal, 53(9), 1724-1725.
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    2022 Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Kerr, L. D., Jacobsen, J. H. W., Hewitt, J. N., Ovenden, C. D., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2022). Sleep and postoperative recovery: waking up to the evidence. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(5), 953-954.
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    2022 Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Gupta, A. K., & Maddern, G. J. (2022). Comment on: safety and economic analysis of selective histopathology following cholecystectomy: multicentre, prospective, cross-sectional FANCY study.. Br J Surg, 109(8), E94.
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    2022 Kovoor, J. G., Ma, N., Tivey, D. R., Vandepeer, M., Jacobsen, J. H. W., Scarfe, A., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2022). In‐hospital survival after pancreatoduodenectomy is greater in high‐volume hospitals versus lower‐volume hospitals: a meta‐analysis. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(1-2), 77--85.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2022 Bhanushali, A., Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Kieu, J. T., Bright, R. A., Hewitt, J. N., . . . Graff, C. (2022). Outcomes of early versus delayed weight-bearing with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 48(5), 3521-3527.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2022 Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Hewitt, J. N., Gupta, A. K., Ovenden, C. D., Bacchi, S., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2022). Food for IDEAL thought: redesigning junior journal clubs to enhance surgical innovation.. ANZ J Surg, 92(10), 2417-2419.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2022 Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Gupta, A. K., Ovenden, C., Litwin, P., Maddern, G. J., & Boyd, M. (2022). Making up for Lost Time: Perioperative Direct Oral Anticoagulant Assay Measurements.
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    2022 Gupta, A. K., Kerr, L. D., Stretton, B., Kovoor, J. G., Ovenden, C. D., Hewitt, J. N., & Chan, J. C. Y. (2022). Trends in the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Literature: A Bibliometric Analysis in the COVID-19 Era. Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology, 54(1), 19-28.
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    2021 Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Jacobsen, J. H. W., Gupta, A. K., Ovenden, C. D., Hewitt, J. N., . . . Maddern, G. J. (2021). Gastrointestinal recovery after surgery: Protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 11(10), 4 pages.
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    2019 Stretton, B., Tavella, R., Zeitz, C., Arstall, M., Sinhal, A., Worthley, M., . . . Labrosciano, C. (2019). Antithrombotic Therapy and Bleeding Outcomes in Atrial Fibrillation Patients after PCI: Insights from the CADOSA Registry. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 28, S284-S285.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 John, A., Milton, T., Gupta, A., Nguyen, M., Stretton, B., Hewitt, J., . . . O'Callaghan, M. (2022). Does location of positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy matter?-A systematic review and network meta-analysis. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF UROLOGY Vol. 29 (pp. 13-14). WILEY.
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Outcomes during clinical transitions University of Adelaide MEDIC ST 3104, Research & Critical Appraisal, MBBS III Other - Justin Yong Teck Lee, Michael Pham, Rishabh Bhargava, Luke Lou

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