Dendrite and BOMSS launch updated National Bariatric Surgical Registry
Dendrite Clinical Systems and the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) have launched Version 2 of the National Bariatric Surgical Registry, which includes several enhancements and changes improving the data collected and reporting.
The NBSR dataset has been refined by the NBSR Committee to include only useful and important data (e.g. inclusion of HBA1c). For example, Version 2 now records all complications that might occur (Version 1 was limited to four) and also notes the severity of post-op complications using the Clavien-Dindo classification.
Regarding procedures and devices, the NBSR now has an updated the list of device descriptions to match the latest staplers on the market, accommodates newer procedures with a dedicated section for OAGB/MGB and takes into account the use of gastric balloons so that a subsequent first surgical procedure becomes a Primary Procedure and does not appear as a revision. Furthermore, there is a dedicated subset of paediatric questions, for those centres operating on younger patients, which only appears if the age at operation is below 18 years of age.
The new version has an incorporated Timeline offering a visual representation of surgical events and follow up in a time sequence and highlights key missing data, as well as displaying a Weight Loss hart on screen for each patient to view their timeline.
This latest version is html-5 compliant system, which will run on Safari (for a Mac, iPad or PC), Firefox, Chrome and the latest version of Internet Explorer (Version 10 and above).
In future, there will be a dedicated Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) section.