Browse our publications by year:


  1. Ahmadi N, Brown K, Lee P, Quinn M, Austin KK, Solomon M.  Is chemo-radiotherapy alone enough in advanced rectal malignancy with positive extra-mesorectal lateral lymph nodes? Colorectal Disease 2021 [Accepted 31 May]
  2. Alahmadi RH, Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Lee PJ, Austin KS, Koh CE.  Elderly Patients Have Better Quality of Life but Worse Survival Following Pelvic Exenteration: A 25-Year Single Center Experience.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021; 28:5226-35
  3. Alahmadi RH, Solomon MJSteffens D.  ASO Author Reflections: Quality of Life and Survival Outcomes in Elderly Patients Undergoing Pelvic Exenteration. [Editorial]  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021; 28:5236-37
  4. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ. Managing the primary tumour in patients with incurable metastatic rectal cancer. [Editorial] Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2021; 64: 5–6)
  5. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Lau YC, Steffens D, Austin KKS, Lee PJ. Sciatic and femoral nerve resection during extended radical surgery for advanced pelvic tumours: long-term survival, functional and quality of life outcomes. Ann Surg 2021; 273:982-988 [First published online 2019]
  6. Chang KH, Brown KGM, Lau YC, Solomon MJ. Excellent outcomes after extended radical pelvic resection for locally advanced and recurrent inflammatory bowel disease-associated anorectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2021; 2021:64:209-216
  7. Clark DA, Yeoh E, Edmundson A, Harris C, Stevenson A, Steffens D, Solomon M. A Development Study of Drain Fluid Gastrografin as a Biomarker of Anastomotic Leak. Annals of coloproctology 2021; DOI: 10.3393/ac.2020.12.24
  8. Clark DA, Steffens D, Solomon M.  An umbrella systematic review of drain fluid analysis in colorectal surgery for the detection of anastomotic leak: not yet ready to translate research studies into clinical practice. Colorectal Disease. 2021; DOI: 10.1111/codi.15844
  9. Clark DA, Edmundson A, Steffens D, Radford-Smith G, Solomon S. Multi-center study of drain fluid amylase as a biomarker for the detection of anastomotic leakage after ileal pouch surgery without a diverting ileostomy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2021;  [Accepted October]
  10. Crouch G, Wong G, Hong J, Varey A, Haddad R, Zane ZW, Wykes J, Koutalistras N, Clark JR, Solomon M, Bannon P, McBride KE, Ch’ng S.  Validated specialty-specific models for multi-disciplinary microsurgery training laboratories: a systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; doi: 10.1111/ans.16721
  11. Däster Silvio, Shin J-S, Loizides S, Steffens D, Koh C, Solomon MJ. Pathology reporting of pelvic exenteration specimens for locally recurrent rectal cancer. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2021; 47:2100-2107
  12. de Campos TF, Maher CG, Fuller JT, Steffens D, Attwell S, Hancock MJ. Prevention Strategies to Reduce Future Impact of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2021;55:468–476
  13. Garrett C, Steffens D, Ansari N, Koh C. A phase I, non-randomised controlled trial demonstrating the novel technique of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy utilising warm humidified carbon dioxide insufflation. Colorectal Disease. 2021; 23:1573-1578: DOI:
  14. Hogan S, Reece L, Solomon M, R A, Carey S. Early enteral feeding is beneficial for patients after pelvic exenteration surgery – A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2021; DOI: 10.1002/jpen.2120
  15. Hogan S, Steffens D, Vuong K, Rangan A, Solomon M, Carey S.  Preoperative nutritional status impacts clinical outcome and hospital length of stay in pelvic exenteration patients – a retrospective study. Nutrition and Health 2021; DOI: 10.1177/02601060211009067
  16. Hong JSY, De Robles MS, Brown C, Brown KGM, Young CJ, Solomon MJ.  Can MRI pelvimetry predict the technical difficulty of laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery. International Journal of Colorectal Disease 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s00384-021-04000-x
  17. Huang Y, Steffens D, Solomon M, Koh C. Differences in Surgical Outcomes and Quality of Life outcomes in Pelvic Exenteration Between Locally Advanced versus Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2021; [Accepted October]
  18. Karunaratne S, Harris IA, Trevena L, Horsley M, Fajardo M, Solomon M. Online Decision aids for knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Reviews (JB&JB Reviews) 2021; 9(4):e20.00088; DOI: /10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.0008
  19. Law CK, Brewer K, Brown C, Wilson K, Bailey L, Hague W, Simes R, Stevenson A, Solomon M, Morton RL. Return to work following laparoscopic-assisted resection or open resection for rectal cancer: findings from ALaCaRT – Australasian Laparoscopic Cancer of the Rectum Trial. Cancer Medicine 2021; 10:552-562
  20. Law CK, Stevenson ARL, Solomon M, Hague W, Wilson K, Simes JR, Morton RL, the Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) ALaCaRT investigators. Healthcare costs of laparoscopic versus open surgery for rectal cancer patients in the first 12 months: A secondary endpoint analysis of the Australasian Laparoscopic Cancer of the Rectum Trial (ALaCaRT). Annals of Surgical Oncology  2021 [Accepted 22 Sept]
  21. Lee P, Meshkat B, SasidharanP, Zahid A, Solomon M, Coker DJ. Survival and Morbidity Outcomes after Pelvic Exenteration for Pelvic Sarcoma: An Institutional Series. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; DOI: 10.1111/ans.17275
  22. Lim E, Leslie S, Thanigasalam R, Steffens D.  To Sling or Not to Sling? Impact of Intraoperative Sling Procedures During Radical Prostatectomy on Postoperative Continence Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. BJUI 2021; 2:226-237
  23. Makker PGS, Koh CE, Solomon MJ, Ratcliffe J, Steffens D.  Functional outcomes following pelvic exenteration: results from a prospective cohort study. Colorectal Disease 2021; 23:2647-2658
  24. McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Bannon PG, Glozier N, Steffens D. Surgical outcomes for people with serious mental illness are poorer than for other patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Medical Journal of Australia 2021; DOI: 10.5694/mja2.51009
  25. McBride KE, Steffens D Solomon MJ.  From the sidelines: The indirect repercussions of COVID-19 on the delivery of hospital surgical services. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; DOI: 10.1111/ans.17016
  26. McBride K, Steffens D, Stanislaus C, Solomon M, Anderson T, Thanigasalam R, Leslie S, Bannon PG. Detailed cost of robotic-assisted surgery in the Australian public health sector: from implementation to a multi-specialty caseload. BMC Health Services Research 2021; 21:108
  27. McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Lambert T, O’Shannassy S, Yates C, Isbester J, Glozier N. Surgical experience for patients with serious mental illness: a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry 2021; 21:47
  28. McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Bannon PG, Glozier N, Steffens D.  Surgical outcomes for people with serious mental illness are poorer than for other patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Medical Journal of Australia 2021; 214(8):379-385:
  29. Mukherjee P, Cheng K, Chung J, Grieve SM, Solomon M, Wallace G.  Precision Medicine in Ossiculoplasty.  Otol Neurotol 2021; 42: e177-185
  30. Park LS, Pan F, Steffens D, Young J, Hong J.  Are Surgeons Working Smarter or Harder? A Systematic Review Comparing the Physical and Mental Demands of Robotic and Laparoscopic or Open Surgery.  World Journal of Surgery 2021; DOI: 10.1007/s00268-021-06055-x
  31. PelvEx Collaboration.  Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy versus chemoradiotherapy alone as neoadjuvant treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer: study protocol of a multicentre, open-label, parallel-arms, randomized controlled study (PelvEx II). British Journal of Surgery Open 2021; 5(3):zrab029
  32. Rajendran S, Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Austin KKS, Lee PJ, Robinson D, Steffens D.  Complete resection of the iliac vascular system during pelvic exenteration: an evolving surgical approach to lateral compartment excision. British Journal of Surgery 2021; 108:885-887
  33. Sayah S, Karunaratne S, Beckenkamp PR, Horsley M, Hancock MJ, Hunter D, Herbert RD, de Campos TF, Steffens D. Clinical Course of Pain and Function Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression. The Journal of Arthoplasty 2021; DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2021.06.019
  34. Sharp G, Steffens D, Koh C. Evidence of negative pressure therapy for anastomotic leak: A systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2021; 91; 537-545
  35. Siu AHY, Carey S, Jones LH, Morton R, Koh C.  Detailed analysis of in-hospital costs for patients with Type III intestinal failure. A single centre study with global implications. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2021; DOI:10.1002/jpen.2136
  36. Solomon MJ.  Redefining the boundaries of advanced pelvic oncology surgery. (Editorial, Leading article). British Journal of Surgery 2021; DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znab047
  37. Solomon MJExpert Commentary on the Evaluation and Management of Ischiorectal Fossa Tumors. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2021; 64:1176-1177
  38. Solomon MJ. Access to the anterior pelvic compartment in pelvic exenteration in women—the interlabial approach: video vignette. British Journal of Surgery 2021; 108:e268-269
  39. Steffens D, Young J, Solomon MJ, Cunningham D. Feasibility and acceptability of pre-operative exercise to improve patient outcomes after major cancer surgery: A pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021; DOI: 10.1186/s40814-021-00765-8
  40. Steffens D, Young J, Beckenkamp PR, Ratcliffe J, Rubie F, Ansari N, Pillinger N, Koh C, Munoz PA, Solomon MJ, Feasibility and acceptability of a preoperative exercise program for patients undergoing major cancer surgery: results from a pilot randomized controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2021; DOI: 10.1186/s40814-021-00765-8
  41. Steffens D, Solomon M, Denehy L. Is Preoperative Exercise Training the New Holy Grail for Patients Undergoing Major Surgery? [Editorial] Annals American Thoracic Society 2021; 587-589
  42. Steffens D, Ismail H, Denehy L, Beckenkamp PR, Solomon M, Koh C, Bartyn J, Pillinger N. Preoperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test Associated with Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021; DOI:10.1245/s10434- 021-10251-3.
  43. Steffens D, Pillinger N, Solomon M.  ASO Author Reflections:  The importance of preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise test in patients undergoing cancer surgery.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2021; DOI:
  44. Steffens D, Karunaratne S, McBride K, Gupta S, Horsley M, Fritsch B. Implementation of robotic-assisted total knee arthoplasty in the public health system: A comparative cost analysis.  International Orthopaedics 2021 [Accepted 25 August]
  45. Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Beckenkamp PR, Koh CE, Yeo D, Sandroussi C, Toms C, Blyth H, Murray S, Venchiarutti R, Fox O , Benicio K, Bartyn J, Stanislaus C, O’Connor L, Bourrigan L, Ha C, Kirpichnikov A, Plunkett J, Laurence J, Joseph D, Pulitano C, Crawford M, Hancock M. Individualised, targeted step count intervention following gastrointestinal cancer surgery: The Fit-4-Home randomised clinical trial. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2021; DOI: 10.1111/ans.17212
  46. Sutton PA, Solomon M, Sasidharan P, Lee P, Austin K.  Abdominolithotomy sacrectomy for the management of locally recurrent rectal cancer: video vignette. British Journal of Surgery 2021; 108:e257 ; DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znab105
  47. The Royal Marsden Group (C Kontovounisios, Aik Yong Chok, P Tekkis, A Oliver and R Shahnawaz) & The PelvEx Collaborative. Perioperative Management and Anaesthetic Considerations in Pelvic Exenteration using Delphi methodology: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. British Journal of Surgery 2021; 5(1):1-10:
  48. Toms C, Steffens D, Yeo D, Pulitano C, Sandroussi C. Quality of life instruments and trajectories following pancreatic cancer resection: A systematic review. Pancreas. 2021; 50:1137-1153
  49. Tong YY, Karunaratne S, Youlden D, Gupta S. The impact of room-sharing on length of stay after total hip or knee arthroplasty: A retrospective study. Arthroplasty Today. 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.artd.2021.03.017
  50. Van Ramshorst GH, Young JM, Solomon MJ. Reply to Comment on, “Complications and Impact on Quality of Life of Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flaps for Reconstruction in Pelvic Exenteration Surgery”.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2021; 64: e100–e101
  51. Van Workum F, Talboom K, Hannink G, Wolthuis A, de Lacy BF, Lefevre JH, Solomon M, Frasson M, Rotholtz N, Denost Q, Perez RO, Konishi T, Panis Y, Rosman C, Hompes R, Tanis PJ.  TreatmENT of AnastomotiC LeakagE after rectal cancer resection: the TENTACLE – Rectum study.  Colorectal Disease 2021; 23:982-988
  52. Vuong K, Alchin LM, Solomon MJ, Koh CE, Steffens D. A prospective investigation of pain and fatigue following pelvic exenteration. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2021.07.022



  1. Ahmadi N, Brown KGM, Lee P, Quinn M, Ausin KKS, Solomon MJ.  Is neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy sufficient in patients with advanced rectal malignancy and positive extra-mesorectal lateral lymph nodes? Colorectal Disease 2020; DOI:10.1111/codi.14950
  2. An VVG, Farey JE, Karunaratne S, Smithers CJ, Petchell JF.  Subacromial analgesia via continuous infusion catheter vs. placebo following arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2020; 29; 471–482
  3. Bella D, Lee J, Koh C, Mukherjee P, Smithers M. Highlights of the 2019 Annual Academic Surgery Conference (A Perspective). ANZ Journal of Surgery (Accepted January 2020)
  4. Blake J, Koh CE, Steffens D, De Robles MS, Brown K, Solomon MJ.  Outcomes following repeat exenteration for locally advanced pelvic malignancy. Colorectal Disease 2020; DOI:  10.1111/CODI.15402
  5. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ.  Exenterative surgery for squamous cell carcinoma arising from pelvic organs of cloacal origin. [Editorial] Annals of Surgical Oncology 2020; DOI: 10.1245/s10434-020-08230-1.
  6. Brown K, Solomon M. Decision Making, Treatment Planning and Technical Considerations in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.scrs.2020.100764
  7. Brown KGM, Ansari N, Solomon MJ, Austin KKS, Hamilton AER, Young CJ. Pelvic Exenteration combined with Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Advanced Primary or Recurrent Colorectal Cancer with Peritoneal Metastases. Colorectal Disease 2020; 00:1-6; DOI: 10.1111/codi.15378
  8. Brown K, Lee PJ.  Algorithms for the Surgical Management of Benign and Malignant Presacral Tumors. Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.scrs.2020.100762
  9. Brown KGM, Koh CE.  Surgical management of recurrent colon cancer. [Review Article] Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (JGO) 2020; 11:513-525
  10. Chen MZ, Austin KKS, Solomon MJ, Brown KGM, Steffens D.  Outcomes of Metastasectomy and Pelvic Exenteration for Patients with Metastatic Advanced Primary or Recurrent Rectal Cancer. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2020; DOI: 10.1111/ans.16294
  11. Clark DA, Yeoh E, Edmundson A, Pratap J, Snow T, Solomon M, Coucher J. Gastrografin can be detected in ex vivo biological specimens by dual-energy CT scanning.  Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 2020; 64:634-640
  12. Clark, D. A., Cuda, T., Pretorius, C., Edmundson, A., Solomon, M., & Riddell, A. D. (2020). Amylase quantification in the terminal Ileum following formation of an Ileostomy. Scientific Reports 2020; 10: 19368. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76349-y
  13. Clark DA, Stephensen B, Edmundson A, Steffens D, Solomon M. Geographical variation in the use of diverting loop ileostomy in Australia and New Zealand Colorectal Surgeons. Annals of Coloproctology 2020; DOI: 10.3393/ac.2020.09.14.1
  14. Coker DJ, Koh CE, Steffens D, Vuong K, Young JM, Solomon MJ. The affect of personality traits and decision-making style on post-operative quality of life and distress in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration.  Colorectal Disease 2020; 22:1139-1146
  15. Denost Q, Solomon MS, Tuech JJT, Faucheron JLF, Mehrdad JM, Lefevre JL, Rullier ER, Heriot AH, Austin KA, Lee PL, Brown WB, Maillou-Martinaud HMM, Savel HS, Quintard BQ, Broc GB, Saillour-Glénisson FSG. International prospective benchmark pilot study in primary T4 and locally recurrent rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2020; DOI:10.1002/bjs.11854
  16. Farey JE, An VVG, Sidhu V, Karunaratne S, Harris IA.  Aspirin versus enoxaparin for the initial prevention of venousthromboembolism following elective arthroplasty of the hip or knee:A systematic review and meta-analysis. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.04.002
  17. Fisher OM, Brown KGM, Coker DJ, McBride KE, Steffens D, Koh CE, Sandroussi C. Distributive justice during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in Australia. ANZ J Surg 2020 Jun; 90)6): 961-2
  18. Harpain F, Kranawetter M, Zott T, Lazaridis II, Guenin M-O, Ninkovic M, Kronberger IE, Taiolas I, Basany EE, Dauser B, Herbst F, Koh C, Stift A, Teleky B, Reinthaller A, Grimm C, Riss S.  Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) in ovarian cancer patients – A multi-centre comparative cohort study. International Journal of Surgery 2020; 78:97-102
  19. Hogan S, Ritorni F, Chang V, Lai S, Rangan A, Solomon M, Carey S. Is Preoperative Sarcopenia a Good Predictor of Postoperative Complications and Outcomes after Pelvic Exenteration Surgery? Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020; 3:2-6 
  20. Hong JSY, Brown KGM, Waller J, Young CJY, Solomon MJ. The role of MRI pelvimetry in predicting technical difficulty and outcomes of open and minimally invasive total mesorectal excision: a systematic review. Techniques in Coloproctology 2020; 24:991-1000
  21. Koh CE, Brown KGM, Steffens D, Young J, Salkeld G, Solomon MJ. What constitutes a clear margin in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer undergoing pelvic exenteration? Annals of Surgery 2020 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003834
  22. Koh C, Brown K, Fisher O, Steffens D, Yeo D, McBride K. Sense and sensibility through confusing surgical practices during COVID-19 pandemic. ANZ Journal of Surgery. [Accepted 9 June] 2020
  23. Law CK, Brewer K, Brown C, Wilson K, Bailey L, Hague W, Simes R, Stevenson A, Solomon M, Morton RL. Return to work following laparoscopic-assisted resection or open resection for rectal cancer: findings from ALaCaRT – Australasian Laparoscopic Cancer of the Rectum Trial. Cancer Medicine 2020; Accepted 28 October
  24. McBride KE, Brown KGM, Fisher OM, Steffens D, Yeo DA, Koh CE. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical services: early experiences at a nominated COVID-19 centre. ANZ J Surg. 2020 May; 90)5): 663-5
  25. McBride KE, Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Koh C, Ansari N, Young CJ, Moran B. Cost-analysis of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with peritoneal malignancy: An Australian perspective with global application. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020; DOI:10.1016/j.ejso.2020.09.010
  26. Mukherjee P, Cheng K, Wallace G, Chiaravano E, Macdouqall H, O’Leary S, Solomon M. 20 year review of three-dimensional tools in Otology: Challenges of translation and innovation. Otology & Neurotology 2020; 41:5:589-595
  27. O’Shannassy SJ, Brown KGM, Steffens, Solomon MJ.  Referral patterns and outcomes of a highly specialised pelvic exenteration multidisciplinary team meeting: A retrospective cohort study. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2020; 46(6):1138-1143
  28. Sharp G, Steffens D, Koh C. Evidence of negative pressure therapy for anastomotic leak: A systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2020 [Accepted November]
  29. Solomon MJ, Loizides S, Däster S, Austin KKS, Lee P. Prone en-bloc sacrectomy with proctectomy: A surgical approach to the inaccessible and hostile pelvis. Colorectal Disease 2020; DOI:10.1111/codi.15106
  30. Steffens D, Koh C, Ansari N, Solomon MJ, Brown K, McBride K, Young J, Young CJ, Moran B. Quality of life following cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Early results from a prospective cohort study in 115 patients. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2020; DOI: 10.1245/s10434-020-08443-4
  31. Steffens D, McBride KE, Roberts R, Bannon PG, Solomon MJ.  Evolving experience of operating theatre staff with the implementation of robotic-assisted surgery in the public sector. Australian Health Review 2020; DOI: 10.1071/AH19106
  32. Steffens D, Delbaere K, Young J, Solomon M, Denehy L.  Evidence on technology-driven preoperative exercise interventions: are we there yet?  [Editorial] British Journal of Anaesthesia 2020; DOI: 10.1016/j.bja.2020.06.050
  33. Steffens D, Solomon M, Denehy L. Is preoperative exercise training the new holy grail for patients undergoing major surgery? Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 2020 [Accepted November 11]
  34. Steffens D, Moran B. ASO author reflections: Quality of life trajectories after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2020 March [Accepted]
  35. Steffens D, Wales K, Toms C, Yeo D, Sandroussi C, Jiwane A. What surgical approach would provide better outcomes in children and adolescents undergoing cholecystectomy? results of a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of Pediatric Surgery [Accepted 6 June] 2020
  36. Tan KK, Moran BJ, Solomon MJ.  Avoiding collateral mortality in a pandemic — time to change our mindset in surgical oncology. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology 17:1-3: DOI: 10.1038/s41571-020-0383-1
  37. The Royal Marsden Group (C Kontovounisios, Aik Yong Chok, P Tekkis, A Oliver and R Shahnawaz). Perioperative Management and Anaesthetic Considerations in Pelvic Exenteration using Delphi methodology: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. British Journal of Surgery 2020 [Accepted 17 November]
  38. Van Workum F, Talboom K, Hannink G, Wolthius A, de Lacy BJ, Lefevre JH, Solomon M, Frasson M, Rotholtz N, Denost Q, Perez RO, Konishi T, Panis Y, Rosman C, Hompes R, Tanis PJ.  Treatment of anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer resection: The TENTACLE–Rectum study. Colorectal Disease 2020; DOI: 10.1111/codi.15435
  39. Van Ramshorst GH, Young JM, Solomon MJ. Complications and impact on quality of life of Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (VRAM) flaps for reconstruction in pelvic exenteration surgery. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2020; 63:9:1225-1233
  40. Venchiarutti RL, Clark JR, Palme CE, Shakespeare TP, Hill J, Tahir ARM, Dwyer P, Young JM. Influence of remoteness of residence on timeliness of diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity and oropharynx cancer: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology 2020; 64:261-270
  41. Xu W, He Y, Wang Y, Li X, Young J, Ionnidis JPA, Dunlop MG, Theodoratou E. Risk factors and risk prediction models for colorectal cancer metastasis and recurrence: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies.  BMC Medicine 2020; 18 (1): 172 PubMed ID: 32586325
  42. Yu J, Clark DA, Sidhom D, Edmundson A, Solomon M. Anastomotic leak does not affect long‑term and longitudinal functional outcomes after ileal pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis when managed aggressively. Techniques in Coloproctology 2020 DOI: 10.1007/s10151-020-02331-5
  43. Zahid A, Byrne C, Solomon MJ, Young CJ. Assessing surgeons’ preferences in the management of fistula in ano.  International Surgery 2020; DOI: 10.9738/INTSURG-D-16-00185.1
  44. Zhu K, Thanigasalam R, Solomon MJ. Preoperative urinary function does not predict postoperative acute urinary retention in males after rectal resection. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2020; DOI: 10.1111/codi.15280


  1. Ansari N, Brown KGM, McBride K, Steffens D, Koh C, Young CJ, Solomon M, Moran B. Accelerating the learning curve in Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy using an external mentor model. ANZ J Surg 2019; DOI:10.1111/ans.1533
  2. Bell S W, Heriot AG, Warrier SK, Farmer CK, Stevenson ARL, Bissett I, Kong JC, Solomon M. Surgical techniques in the Management of Rectal Cancer: A Modified-Delphi Method by Colorectal Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. Techniques in Coloproctology 2019; 1-7
  3. Bell S, Venchiarutti R, Warrier S, Stevenson A, Solomon M.  Perspectives on surgical randomized controlled trials. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2019; 998-999: DOI:10.1111/ans.15382
  4. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Lau YC, Steffens D, Austin KKS, Lee PJ. Sciatic and femoral nerve resection during extended radical surgery for advanced pelvic tumours: long-term survival, functional and quality of life outcomes. Ann Surg 2019 DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003390.
  5. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Young J, Seco M, Bannon PG. Addressing the ethical grey zone in surgery: a framework for identification and safe introduction of novel surgical techniques and procedures. ANZ J Surg 2019; 89:634-638  (Review article)
  6. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Mahon K, O’Shannassy S.  Management of colorectal cancer.  BMJ 2019; 366:I4561:
  7. Brown KGM, Di Re A, Fisher D. Suture retraction of the uterus using a percutaneous port closure needle during laparoscopic mesorectal dissection. ANZ J Surgery  (Accepted for publication 14 October) 2019
  8. Chua AWY, Chua MJ, Kam PCA, Broekhuis D, Karunaratne S, Stalley PD. Anaesthetic challenges for pelvic reconstruction with custom three-dimensional-printed titanium implants: A retrospective cohort study. Anaesthesia and  Intensive Care. 2019; DOI: 10.1177/0310057X19864599
  9. Clark DA, Cuda T, Riddell A, Radford-Smith G, Solomon M. Drain fluid amylase as a sensitive biomarker for the early detection of anastomotic leakage in ileal pouch surgery.  Colorectal Diseases 2019; 21:460-464: doi:10.1111/codi.14536
  10. Collett GK, Durcinoska I, NM Rankin, Blinman P, Barnes DJ, Anderiesz C, Young JM. Patients’ experience of lung cancer care coordination: a qualitative exploration. Supportive care in cancer 2019; 27:485-493
  11. Hogan SE, Solomon MJ, Carey SK.  Exploring reasons behind patient compliance with nutrition supplements before pelvic exenteration surgery.  Supportive Care in Cancer 2019; 27:1853-1860; DOI: 10.1007/s00520-018-4445-1
  12. Hogan SE, Steffens D, Rangan A, Solomon M, Carey S.  The effect of diets delivered into the gastrointestinal tract on gut motility after colorectal surgery – a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2019; DOI: 10.1038/s41430-019-0474-1
  13. Hogan S, Solomon M, Rangan A, Carey S. Bridging the gap between research and practice for nutrition support after pelvic exenteration surgery.  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 2019; 28:486-494
  14. Hogan S, Solomon M, Rangan A, Ferrie S, Carey S.  The Impact of Preoperative Immunonutrition and Standard Polymeric Supplements on Patient Outcomes After Pelvic Exenteration Surgery, Taking Compliance Into Consideration: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 2019; DOI: 10.1002/jpen.1709
  15. Huang Y, Koh CE. Sacral nerve stimulation for bowel dysfunction following low anterior resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Colorectal Disease 2019; 21:1240-1248
  16. Koh CE, Ansari M, Morris D, Moran B. Beware mis-representation of PRODIGE 7: Danger of throwing out the cytoreductive surgery baby with the hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy bathwater. ANZ J Surg 2019; 89(9): 992-4
  17. Lau YC, Jongerius K, Wakeman C, Heriot AG, Solomon MJ, Sagar PM, Tekkkis PP, Frizelle FA. Influence of the level of sacrectomy on survival in patients with locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2019; DOI:10.1002/bjs.11048
  18. Lau YC, Brown KGM, Lee PJ. Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer – How much more. J Gastrointestinal Oncol 2019; DOI: 10.21037/jgo.2019.01.21
  19. Lau YC, Brown KGM, Cheong J, Byrne C, Lee PJ. LIFT and BioLIFT: A ten-year single centre experience of treating complex fistula-in-ano with ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) procedure with or without bio prosthetic reinforcement (BioLIFT). J Gastrointest Surg; [Accepted for publication 2019]
  20. Lee P, Tan WJ, Brown K, Solomon MJ.  Addressing the empty pelvic syndrome following total pelvic exenteration: does mesh reconstruction help? Colorectal Disease 2019; 21:368-369 (First published online 2018)
  21. Lee PJ, Tan W, Brown KGM, Solomon MJ.  Response to Carboni. Colorectal Diseases 2019; DOI:10.1111/codi.14578
  22. Lim BT, Huang Y-J, Shepherd HL, Shaw J, Costa D, Durcinsoka I, Young JM, White K, Sze M, Butow P.  Health literacy and cancer care coordination in Chinese migrant patients and their carers: A cross‐sectional survey.  Psycho-Oncology 2019; 1-8
  23. McBride KE, Steffens D, Duncan K, Bannon PG, Solomon MJ.  Knowledge and attitudes of theatre staff prior to the implementation of robotic-assisted surgery in the public sector.  PLoS ONE 2019; 14: e0213840.
  24. McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Steffens D, Bannon PG, Glozier N.  Mental illness and surgery: do we care? ANZ Journal of Surgery 2019; 89: 630-631
  25. 1.McBride K, Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Anderson T, Young J, Leslie S, Thanigasalam R, Bannon PG. Research as the gatekeeper: introduction ofrobotic-assisted surgery into the public sector. Australian Health Review 2019; 43:676-681
  26. McCarthy ASE, Solomon MJ, Koh C, Firouzbakht A, Jackson SA, Steffens D.  Quality of life and functional outcomes following pelvic exenteration and sacrectomy. Colorectal Disease 2019; DOI: 10.1111/codi.14925
  27. Morrow A; Hogden E; Kang YJ; Steinberg J; Canfell K; Solomon MJ; Kench JG; Gill AJ; Shaw T; Pachter N; Parkinson B; Wolfenden L; Mitchell G; Macrae F; Tucker K; Taylor N.  Comparing theory and non-theory based implementation approaches to improving referral practices in cancer genetics: a cluster randomised trial protocol. Trials 2019; 20:373:DOI: 10.1186/s13063-019-3457-6
  28. Mukherjee P, Clark J, Wallace G, Cheng K, Solomon MJ, Richardson A, Maddern G.  Discussion paper on proposed new regulatory changes on 3D technology: a surgical perspective.  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2019; 89:117-121
  29. Nguyen TM, Rajendran S, Brown KGM, Saha P, Qasabian R. Incisional Hernia Following Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair: A Contemporary Review of Risk Factors and Prevention. Vascular & Endovascular Review; (Accepted for publication October 2019)
  30. Ogura A, Konishi T, Cunningham C, Garcia-Aguilar J, Iversen H, Toda S, Lee IK, Lee HX, Uehara J, Lee P, Putter H, Cornelis J. van de Velde CJH, Beets GL, Rutten HJT, Kusters M, on behalf of the Lateral Node Study Consortium. Neoadjuvant (Chemo)radiotherapy With Total Mesorectal Excision Only Is Not Sufficient to Prevent Lateral Local Recurrence in Enlarged Nodes: Results of the Multicenter Lateral Node Study of Patients with Low cT3/4 Rectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2019; 37:33-43
  31. Peacock O, Waters P, Bressel M, Lynch C, Wakeman C, Eglington T, Koh C, Lee PJM, Austin KKS, Satish, Solomon MJ, Frizelle F, Heriot A. Prognostic factors and patterns of failure after surgery for T4 rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery 2019; 106:1685-1696
  32. Purdie S, Creighton N, White K, Baker D, Ewald D, Lee C, Lyon A, Man J, Michail D, Miller A, Tan L, Currow D, Young J.  Pathways to diagnosis of non‐small cell lung cancer: a descriptive cohort study.  NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2019; 29:2; DOI:10.1038/s41533-018-0113-7
  33. Shrewsbury VA, Venchiarutti RL, Foley B, Bonnefin A, Byth K, Hayes A, Flood V, Steinbeck KS, Baur LA, Shah S. (2019) Impact and cost of the peer-led Students As LifeStyle Activists program in high schools. Health Education Journal 2019;
  34. Solomon MJ, Brown KGM. Extended radical resection: The standard of care of patients with advanced pelvic malignancy. [Editorial] Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019; DOI:10.1245/s10434-019-07817-7
  35. Steffens D, Beckenkamp PR, Young J, Solomon MJ, da Silva TM, Hancock MJ.  Is preoperative physical activity level of patients undergoing cancer surgery associated with postoperative outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019; 45:510-518
  36. Steffens D, Young JM, Solomon M, Beckenkamp PR, Koh C, Vuong K, Brodie MA, Delbaere K.  Preliminary evidence for physical activity following pelvic exenteration: a pilot longitudinal cohort study.  BMC Cancer 2019:19:661
  37. Steffens D, McBride K, Roberts R, Bannon PG, Solomon M. The evolving experience of operating theatre staff with the implementation of robotic assisted surgery in the public sector.  Australian Health Review (Accepted 11 October) 2019
  38. Stevenson ARL, Solomon MJ, Brown SSB, Lumley JW, Hewett P, Clouston AD, Gebski VJ, Wilson K, Hague W, Simes J, on behalf of the Australasian Gasro-Intestinal Trails Group (AGITG) ALaCaRT investigators.  Disease-free Survival and Local Recurrence After Laparoscopic-assisted Resection or Open Resection for Rectal Cancer The Australasian Laparoscopic Cancer of the Rectum Randomized Clinical Trial. Annals of Surgery 2019; 269:596-602
  39. PelvEx Collaborative. Pelvic Exenteration for Advanced Non-rectal Pelvic Malignancy. Ann Surg 2019; 270(5): 899-905
  40. The PelvEx Collaborative. Surgical and Survival Outcomes Following Pelvic Exenteration for Locally Advanced Primary Rectal Cancer. Results from an International Collaboration. Annals of Surgery 2019:269:315-321.
  41. PelvEx Collaborative. Palliative pelvic exenteration: A systematic review of patient centered outcomes. Eur J Surg Oncol 2019; 45(20): 1787-95
  42. Venchiarutti RL, Solomon MJ, Koh CE, Young JM, Steffens D. Pushing the boundaries of pelvic exenteration by maintaining survival at the cost of morbidity. British Journal of Surgery 2019; 106:1393-1403
  43. Young JM, Venchiarutti R, Durcinoska I, Steffens D.  Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Pilot Testing Of The Cancer Care Coordination Questionnaire For Patients (CCCQ-P) In Chinese And Arabic Languages. Patient Preference and Adherence 2019; 13:1791-1797
  44. Zhu KJ, Austin KKS, Solomon MJ.  Tumors of the Ischiorectal Fossa: A single-institution experience.  Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2019; 62:196-202


  1. Beardsley C, Brown K, Sandroussi C; Euthanasia and surgeons: an overview of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 and its relevance to surgical practice in Australia. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2018; 88:956-958
  2. Brown BB, Young J, Smith DP, Kneebone AB, Brooks AJ, Egger S,  Xhilaga M, Dominello A, O’Connell DL, Haines M.  A multidisciplinary team-oriented intervention to increase guideline recommended care for high-risk prostate cancer: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised implementation trial. Implementation Science 2018; 13:43 [DOI: 10.1186/s13012-018-0733-x]
  3. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ.  Progress and future direction in the management of advanced colorectal cancer.  BJS Open 2018; 2018;105: 615-617. Podcast DOI:10.1002/bjs.10759
  4. Byrne CM, Zahid A, Young JM, Solomon MJ, Young CJ.  Response: Gum chewing aids bowel function return and analgesic requirements after bowel surgery: A randomised controlled trial. Colorectal Disease 2018; 20:450-451
  5. Carey S, Kalachov M, Jones L, Koh C.  Development of consensus on models of care in adults with intestinal failure using a modified Delphi approach.  Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2018; 33:9:1598-1602
  6. Collett GK, Durcinoska I, NM Rankin, Blinman P, Barnes DJ, Anderiesz C, Young JM. Patients’ experience of lung cancer care coordination: a qualitative exploration. Supportive care in cancer 2018: DOI: 10.1007/s00520-018-4338-3. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Creighton N, Purdie S, Soeberg M, Walton R, Baker D, Young J.  Self-selection in a population-based cohort study: impact on health service use and survival for bowel and lung cancer assessed using data linkage. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2018; 18:84 DOI:10.1186/s12874-018-0537-3
  8. Purdie S, Creighton N, White K, Baker D, Ewald D, Lee C, Lyon A, Man J, Michail D, Miller A, Tan L, Currow D, Young J.  Pathways to diagnosis of non‐small cell lung cancer: a descriptive cohort study.  NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2019. 29:2 ;
  9. De Campos TF, Maher CG, Steffens D, Fuller JT, Hancock MJ.  Exercise programs may be effective in preventing a new episode of neck pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Physiotherapy 2018; 64:159-165
  10. Karunaratne S, Duan M, Pappas E, Fritsch B, Boyle R, Gupta S, Stalley P, Horsley M, Steffens D.    The effectiveness of robotic hip and knee arthroplasty on patient-reported outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Orthopaedics 2018; /s00264-018-4140-3
  11. Lim JS-Y, Koh CE, Liu H, Solomon MJ, Johnstone SH. The Price We Pay for Radical Curative Pelvic Exenterations: Prevalence and Management of Pain. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2018; 61:314-319
  12. McCombie AM. Frizelle F, Bagshaw PF, Frampton CM, Herwett PJ, McMurrick PJ, Rieger N, Solomon MJ, Stevenson AR.  The ALCCaS Trial: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Quality of Life Following Laparoscopic Versus Open Colectomy for Colon Cancer. Diseases of the colon & rectum 2018; 61: 10
  13. McBride KE, Solomon MJ, Young JM, Steffens D, Lambert T, Glozier N, Bannon PG.  The impact of serious mental illness on surgical patient outcomes.  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2018; 88:673-677
  14. Parreira P, Maher C, Steffens D, Hancock MJ, Ferreira M. Risk factors for low back pain and sciatica: An umbrella review. The Spine Journal. 2018; DOI:10.1016/j.spinee.2018.05.018
  15. Steffens D. Beckenkamp PR, Hancock M, Solomon M, Young J.  Pre-operative exercise halves the post-operative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer.  British Journal of Sports Medicine 2018; 52:344(1-9)
  16. Steffens D, Young J, Beckenkamp PR, Ratcliffe J, Rubie F, Ansari N, Pillinger N, Solomon M. Feasibility and acceptability of PrEoperative Physical Activity to improve patient outcomes after major cancer surgery: study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial (PEPA Trial). Study Protocol. BioMedCentral 2018; 19:112 [DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2481-2]
  17. Steffens D, Solomon MJ, Young JM, Koh C, Venchiarutti RL, Lee P, Austin K. Cohort study of long-term survival and quality of life following pelvic exenteration. BJS Open 2018; 2;328-335; DOI: 10.1002/5.75
  18. Steffens D, Solomon M, Vuong K, Alchin L, Roberts R, Koh C, Young J.  Effect of timing on baseline quality of life scores among surgical cancer patients.  BMC Research Notes 2018; 11:210:1-5 [DOI: 10.1189/s13104-018-3312-y
  19. The PelvEx Collaborative. Factors affecting outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer.  BJS Open 2018; 150:650-657 DOI:10.1002/bjs.10734
  20. The PelvEx Collaborative.  Minimally invasive surgery techniques in pelvic exenteration: a systematic and meta-analysis review.  Surgical Endoscopy 2018; 32:4707-4715
  21. Van Ramshorst GH, O’Shannassy S, Brown WE, Kench JG, Solomon MJ.  A qualitative study of the development of a multidisciplinary case conference review methodology to reduce involved margins in pelvic exenteration surgery for recurrent rectal cancer.  Colorectal Disease 2018; 20:1004-1013
  22. Waller J, Brown KGM, Mendes C, Ansari N. Novel technique for stomal isolation after extensive abdominal wall soft tissue loss. Techniques in Coloproctology 2018; 22:977-980
  23. Young JM, Durcinoska I, DeLoyde K, Solomon MJ. Patterns of follow up and survivorship care for people with colorectal cancer in New South Wales, Australia: a population-based survey. BMC Cancer 2018; 18:339


  1. A-Mozany N, Wright C, O’Grady G, Young CY, Solomon MJ. Barriers to the Management of Obstructed Defecation According to Colorectal Surgeons. Colorectal Disease 2017; DOI:10.1111/codi.13665
  2. Ansari N, Solomon MJ, Fisher RJ, Mackay J, Burmeister B, Ackland S, Heriot A, Joseph D, McLachlan SA, McClure B, Ngan SY.  Acute Adverse Events and Postoperative Complications in a Randomized Trial of Preoperative Short-course Radiotherapy versus Long-course Chemoradiotherapy for T3 Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum: Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Trial (TROG 01.04). Annals of Surgery 2017; 265:882-888
  3. Beesley V, Janda M, Burmeister E, Goldstein D, Gooden H, Merrett N, O’Connell D, Wyld D, Chan R, Young J, Neale R. Association between pancreatic cancer patients’ perception of care coordination and patient outcomes. Palliative and Supportive Care 2017 [Accepted]
  4. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Koh CE. Pelvic Exenteration surgery: the evolution of radical surgical techniques for advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancy. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2017; 60: 745-754
  5. Brown WE, Koh CE, Badgery-Parker T, Solomon MJ.  Validation of MRI and surgical decision making to predict a complete resection in pelvic exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2016; 60:144-151
  6. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Latif ER, Koh CE, Vasilaras A, Eisinger D, Sved P.  Urological complications after cystectomy as part of pelvic exenteration are higher than that after cystectomy for primary bladder malignancy. Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017; 115(3); 307-311
  7. Byrne CM, Zahid A, Young JM, Solomon MJ, Young CJ.  Gum chewing aids bowel function return and analgesic requirements after bowel surgery: A randomised controlled trial. Colorectal Disease 2017; 20:438-448
  8. Choy I, Young JM, Badgery-Parker T, Masya LM, Shepherd HL, Koh C, Heriot AG, Solomon MJ.  Baseline quality of life predicts pelvic exenteration outcome.  ANZ Journal of Surgery [First published online 2015] 2017; 87:935-939
  9. Durcinoska I, Young JM, Solomon MJ.   Patterns and predictors of colorectal cancer care coordination: a population-based survey of Australian patients. Cancer 2017; 123:319-326
  10. Heidi CSY, Chan DKH, Solomon MS, Tan KK. Obscure Bleeding From an Ovarian Carcinoma Invading the Small Bowel. [Images of the month]. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 2017; 112:534
  11. Koh CE, Solomon MJ, Brown K, Austin KKS, Byrne CM, Lee P, Young JM.  The evolution of pelvic exenteration practice at a single centre: Lessons learnt from over 500 cases.  Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2017; 60:627-635
  12. Lansom JD, Rowe S, Sandroussi C, Harrison JD, Solomon M, McCaughan G, Crawford M.  Factors influencing donor and recipient decision making in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: a survey of a non-transplant population.  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2017; 87;177-181 [First published online 2014]
  13. Lee P, Francis KE, Solomon MJ, Ramsey-Stewart G, Austin KKS, Koh C.  The Triangle of Marcille: the anatomical gateway to lateral pelvic exenteration.  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2017; 87:582-586 [DOI:10.1111/ans.13872]
  14. Liu K, Strasser SI, Koorey DJ, Leong RW, Solomon M, McCaughan GW.  Interactions between primary sclerosing cholangitis and inflammatory bowel disease: implications in the adult liver transplant setting.  Expert review of gastroenterology & hepatology 2017; 11:949-960
  15. McBride K, Young JM, Bannon PG, Solomon MJ.  Assessing surgical research at the teaching hospital level.  ANZ Journal of Surgery 2017; 87:70-75
  16. McBride K, Solomon MJ. Bannon PG, Young J. Enhancing surgical research at the hospital level: a new model.  ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2017; DOI:10.1111/ans.13949
  17. Rajendran S, Koh C, Solomon M.  Extra-mammary Paget’s disease of the Perianal region: A twenty year experience. ANZ Journal of Surgery [1st published online 2014] 2017; 87:132-137
  18. Sharp G, Yeo DA, Koh C. Presentation of secondary parasitic infection 37 years after primary infection. Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2017; Accepted 12 May
  19. Steffens D, Thanigasalam R, Leslie S, Maneck B, Young JM, Solomon MJ.  Robotic Surgery in Uro-Oncology: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Urology 2017; 106:9-17 DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2017.03.015
  20. Vangelov B, Venchiarutti RL, Smee RI. (2017) Critical Weight Loss in Patients with Oropharynx Cancer During Radiotherapy (±Chemotherapy). Nutr Cancer. Published online 30th October 2017 doi: 10.1080/01635581.2017.1367943
  21. Venchiarutti R, Byth K, Marks J, Chand A, Blumenthal C. Comparing the effectiveness of general dietary advice versus a very low energy diet in an obese outpatient population in Australia. Eating and Weight Disorders 2017; DOI: 10.1007/s40519-017-0443-4
  22. Walczac A, Butow PN, Tattersall MHN, Davidson PM,  Young J, Epstein RM, Costa DSJ, Clayton JM. Encouraging early discussion of life expectancy and end-of-life care: A randomised controlled trial of a nurse-led communication support program for patients and caregivers.  International Journal of Nursing Studies 2017; 67:31-40
  23. Wright DB, Koh CE, Solomon MJ.  Systematic review of the feasibility of laparoscopic reoperation for early postoperative complications following colorectal surgery.  Medical Journal of Surgery 2017; 104:337-346
  24. Young CJ, Zahid A, Koh CE, Young JM. Hypothesized summative anal physiology score correlates but poorly predicts incontinence severity. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2017; 23(31): 5732-5738    DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i31.5732
  25. Young C, Zahid A, Koh C, Young J, Byrne C, Solomon M, Rex J, Candido J.  A Randomised Control Trial of Four Different Regimes of Biofeedback Program in the Treatment of Faecal Incontinence.  Colorectal Disease 2017; 20:312-320
  26. Young JM.  Book Review: Concepts in epidemiology.  [Concepts of Epidemiology: Integrating the ideas, theories, principals and methods of Epidemiology. Third edition. Raj S Phopal, UK: Oxford University Press 2016; p 441. ISBN: 978-0-19-873968-5.] International Journal of Epidemiology 2017; 1-2: DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyx112


  1. Assad Z, Austin K, Young CJ, Young JM, Merlino C, Garibotto N. Long-term Functional Outcome after Stapled and Excisional Haemorrhoidectomy. International Surgery 2016; doi:
  2. Austin KK, Herd AJ, Solomon MJ, Ly Ken, Lee PJ. Outcomes of Pelvic Exenteration with en bloc Partial or Complete Pubic Bone Excision for Locally Advanced Primary or Recurrent Pelvic Cancer. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2016; 59:831–835
  3. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Austin KK, Lee PJ, Stalley P. Posterior high sacral segmental disconnection prior to anterior en bloc exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer.  Techniques in Coloproctology. 2016; 20:401-404
  4. Cooper AE, De-Loyde KJ, Young CJ, Shepherd HL, Wright C.  Pudendal nerve testing does not contribute to surgical decision making following anorectal testing in patients with faecal incontinence.  International Journal of Colorectal Disease 2016; DOI 10.1007/s00384-016-2617-3
  5. Denost Q, Saillour F, Masya L, Martinaud HM, Guillon S, Kret M, Rullier E, Quintard B, Solomon M. Benchmarking trial between France and Australia comparing management of primary rectal cancer beyond TME and locally recurrent rectal cancer (PelviCare Trial): rationale and design.  BMC Cancer 2016; 2016; 16:262
  6. Farrokhzadi L, Dhillon HM, Goumas C, Young JM, Cust AE. Physical activity correlates, barriers and preferences for women with gynecological cancer.  International Journal of Gynecological Cancer 2016; 26:1530-1537
  7. GlobalSurg Collaborative (KohC). Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high, middle and low income countries. British Journal of Surgery 2016; 103:971- 988
  8. Harris CA, Solomon MJ, Heriot AG, Sagar PM, Tekkis PP, Dixon L, Pascoe R, Dobbs BR, Frampton CM, Harji DP, Kontovounisios C, Austin KK, Koh CE, Lee PJ, Lynch AC, Warrie SK, Frizelle FA.  The Outcomes and patterns of treatment failure after surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer. Annals of surgery 2016: 264:323-329
  9. Koh C, Badgery-Parker T, Salkeld G, Young JM, Heriot AG, Solomon MJ. Cost effectiveness of pelvic exenteration for locally advanced pelvic malignancies. British Journal of Surgery 2016; 103:1548-41556
  10. Lim T-Z, Lee PJ, Solomon MJ, Tan KK. Unilateral Pelvic Side-Wall Lymph Node Resection for Rectal Cancer: A Review of the Anatomy.  Annals of Surgical Oncology 2016; 23:S693
  11. Ling M, Young CJ, Shepherd HL, Mak C, Saw RPM.  Workplace Bullying in Surgery.  World J Surg (2016) 40:2560–2566.
  12. McLachlan S-A, Fisher RJ,  Zalcberg J, Solomon MJ, Burmeister B, Goldstein D, Leong Trevor, Ackland SP, McKendrick J, McClure B, Mackay J, Ngan S.  The Impact on Health-related Quality of Life in the first 12 months: a randomized comparison of pre-operative short-course radiation versus long-course chemoradiation for T3 rectal cancer (Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Trial 01.04). European Journal of Cancer 2016; 55:15-26
  13. Quyn AJ, Austin KKS, Young JM, Badgery-Parker T, Masya LM, Roberts R, Solomon MJ. Outcomes of pelvic exenteration for locally advanced rectal cancer: Overall survival and quality of life.  European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2016; 42:823-828
  14. Quyn AJ, Solomon MJ, Lee PM, Badgery-Parker T, Masya LM, Young JM.  Palliative Pelvic Exenteration: Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life.  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2016; 59:1005-1010
  15. Rankin NM, McGregor D, Stone E, Butow PN, Young JM, White K, Shaw T.  Evidence-practice gaps in lung cancer: A scoping review. European Journal of Cancer Care 2016; DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12588
  16. Rankin NM, McGregor D, Butow PN, Kate W, Phillips JL, Young JM, Pearson SA, York S, Shaw T.  Adapting the nominal group technique for priority setting of evidence-practice gaps in implementation science. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2016; 16:110 [DOI: 10.1186/s12874-016-0210-7]
  17. Shand AW, Chen JS, Selby W, Solomon MJ, Roberts CL. Inflammatory bowel disease in pregnancy: a population-based study of prevalence and pregnancy outcomes. BJOG 2016; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.13946
  18. Shaw JM,  Young JM, Butow PN, Badgery-Parker T, Durcinoska I, Harrison JD, Davidson PM, Martin D, Sandroussi C, Joseph D, Das A, Lam V, Johnston E, Solomon MJ.  Improving psychosocial outcomes for caregivers of people with poor prognosis gastrointestinal cancers: a randomized controlled trial (Family Connect).  Supportive Care in Cancer 2016; 24:585-595
  19. Solomon MJ.  Decisional Conflict in Rectal Cancer: Does Quality of Life Measurement Reflect True Preferences? [Editorial] Diseases of the Colon Rectum 2016; 59: 253–254
  20. Tracey E, McCaughan BC, Young JM, Armstrong BK.  How can we ensure that people with lung cancer living in rural and remote areas are treated surgically when appropriate?  Medical Journal of Australia 2016; 204:330 [Editorial]
  21. DC&R Podcast: Nick Battersby (co-author) and Michael Solomon (Reviewer) discuss a paper about bowel-related quality of life impairment after rectal cancer surgery. Podcast DC&R April 2016 (#2): Discussion on bowel-related quality of life impairment after rectal cancer surgery – it’s more than you might think! With lead author Nick Battersby and reviewer Michael Solomon, who also wrote accompanying editorial in DC&R. From April 2016 DC&R. Released March 24, 2016


  1. Ansari N, Young CJ, Schlub TE, Dhillon HM, Solomon MJ. Understanding surgeon decision making in the use of radiotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment in rectal cancer.  International Journal of Surgery 2015; 16:1-6
  2. Brown KGM, Koh CE, Solomon MJ, Choy IC, Dubenea S.  Spiral saphenous vein graft for major pelvic vessel reconstruction during exenteration surgery.  Annals of Vascular Surgery 2015; 29:1323–1326
  3. Brown KGM, Koh CE, Solomon MJ, Qasabian R, Robinson D, Dubenec S.  Outcomes after en bloc iliac vessel excision and reconstruction during pelvic exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2015; 58:850-856
  4. De-loyde KJ, Harrison JD, Durcinoska I, Shepherd HL, Solomon MJ, Young JM.  Which information source is best? Concordance between patient report, clinician report and medical records of patient co-morbidity and adjuvant therapy health information. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  2015; 21(2), 339-346
  5. Dobbins T A, Badgery-Parker T, Currow D C, Young J M.  Assessing measures of comorbidity and functional status for risk adjustment to compare hospital performance for colorectal cancer surgery: a retrospective data-linkage study.  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 01/2015; 15:55. DOI:10.1186/s12911-015-0175-1
  6. Harji DP, Koh C, Solomon M, Velikova G, Sagar PM, Brown J.  Development of a conceptual framework of health-related quality of life in locally recurrent rectal cancer. Colorectal Disease 2015; 17:954-964
  7. Jones M, Hruby  G, Solomon M,  Rutherford NK, Martin J.  The Role of FDG-PET in the Initial Staging and Response Assessment of Anal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Annals of Surgical Oncology 02/2015 DOI: 10.1245/s10434-015-4391-9
  8. Jorgensen ML, Young JM, Dobbins TA, Solomon MJ.  A mortality risk prediction model for older adults with lymph node-positive colon cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care 2015; 24(2), 179-188
  9. Jorgensen ML, Young JM, Solomon MJ.  Optimal delivery of colorectal cancer follow-up care: improving patient outcomes.  Patient related outcomes measures. 2015; 6:127-138
  10. Keegan R, Saw R, De Loyde K, Young CJ. Attitudes and risk of withdrawal in General Surgical Registrars.  New Zealand Medical Journal. 2015; 128:1425:61-68
  11. Kusters M, Austin KKS, Solomon MJ, Lee PJ, Nieuwenhuijzen GAP, Rutten HJT.  Survival after pelvic exenteration for T4 rectal cancer.  British Journal of Surgery 2015; 102: 125–131
  12. Rombouts A, Koh C, Young J, Masya L, Roberts R, De-Loyde K, de Wilt J, Solomon MJ.  Does radiotherapy of the primary rectal cancer affect prognosis after pelvic exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer?  Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2015; 58:65-73
  13. Shaw JM, Shepherd HL, Durcinoska I, Butow PN, Liauw W, Goldstein D, Young JM.  It’s all good on the surface: care coordination experiences of migrant cancer patients in Australia. Support Care Cancer 2015; DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-3043-8
  14. Solomon MJ, Austin KKS, Masya L, Lee PJM. Pubic Bone Excision and Perineal Urethrectomy for Radical Anterior Compartment Excision during Pelvic Exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2015; 58:1114-1119
  15. Solomon MJ, Brown KGM, Koh C E, Lee P, Austin KKS, L. Masya L.  Lateral pelvic compartment excision during pelvic exenteration. British Journal of Surgery 2015; 102:1710-1717
  16. Stevenson ARL, Solomon MJ, Lumley JW, Hewett P, Clouston AD, Gebski VJ, Davies L, Wilson K, Hague W, Simes J.  Effect of Laparoscopic-Assisted Resection vs Open Resection on Pathological Outcomes in Rectal Cancer The ALaCaRT Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA 2015; 314:1356 -1363
  17. Suen M K L, Zahid A, Young J, Rodwell L, Solomon M J, Young CJ. How to decide to undertake a RCT of stent or surgery in colorectal obstruction. Surgery. 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2015.01.022
  18. Tracey E, Mccaughan B, Badgery-Parker T, Young J, Armstrong B.  Distance from accessible specialist care and other determinants of advanced or unknown stage at diagnosis of people with non-small cell lung cancer: A data linkage study. Lung Cancer 2015; DOI:10.1016/j.lungcan.2015.07.018
  19. Warren OJ, Solomon MJ.  Warren OJ, Solomon MJ.  The drive toward transanal total mesorectal excision – science or rhetoric.  Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2015; 58:909-910
  20. Warren OJ, Solomon MJ.  Ro resection, not surgical technique, is the key consideration in pelvic exenteration surgery.  Techniques in Coloproctology 2015; 19:117-118 [Letter to Editor]
  21. Yates A, Carroll S, Kneebone A, Tse R, Horvath L, Byrne C, Solomon M, Hruby G. Implementing Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy with Simultaneous Integrated Boost for Anal Cancer: 3 Year Outcomes at Two Sydney Institutions. Clinical Oncology 2015:
  22. Young J, Badgery-Parker T, Dobbins T, Jorgensen M, Gibbs P, Faragher I, Jones I, Currow D.  Comparison of ECOG/WHO performance status and ASA score as a measure of functional status.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2015; 49:258-264
  23. Young CJ,  De-loyde KJ, Young JM, Solomon MJ, Chew EH, Byrne CM,  Salkeld G, Faragher IG. Improving quality of life for people with incurable large bowel obstruction: RCT of colonic stent insertion. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2015; 58:838-849