Clinical Professor Michael John Solomon

Clinical Professor
Surgery, Central Clinical School

C39 - Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9519 7576
F: +61 2 9519 1806
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Research interests

EVIDENCE BASED SURGERY, RCT'S AND CLINICAL SURGICAL TRIALS, COLORECTAL SURGERY

Current national competitive grants*

2011

A La CaRT: Australasian phase III randomised trial comparing laparoscopic-assisted versus open resection for rectal cancer
Stevenson A, Solomon M, Hewett P, Lumley J, Fleshman J, Clouston A, Hague W
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($932,568 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

Keywords

Colorectal cancers

Publications

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

2014

   
  • Byrne, C., Tan, K., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2014), Patient and clinician preferences for surgical & medical treatment options in ulcerative colitis. Colorectal Disease. 16(4), 285-292. [Abstract]
  • Lim, S., Chua, W., Cheng, C., Descallar, J., Ng, W., Solomon, M., Bokey, L., Wong, K., Lee, M., DE Souza, P., Shin, J., Lee, C. (2014), Effect of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation on Tumor-infiltrating/associated Lymphocytes in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancers. Anticancer Research. 34(11), 6505-6513. [Abstract]
  • Milne, T., Solomon, M., Lee, P., Young, J., Stalley, P., Harrison, J., Austin, K. (2014), Sacral Resection With Pelvic Exenteration for Advanced Primary and Recurrent Pelvic Cancer: A Single-Institution Experience of 100 Sacrectomies. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(10), 1153-1161. [Abstract]
  • MacDermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Reply to Lutrin: decision-making in colorectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. , 831. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Masya, L., Solomon, M., Shepherd, H. (2014), Identifying indicators of Colorectal Cancer Care Co-ordination: A Delphi Study. Colorectal Disease. 16(1), 17-25. [Abstract]
  • Lyon, A., Solomon, M., Harrison, J. (2014), A qualitative study assessing the barriers to implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery. World Journal of Surgery. 38(6), 1374-1380. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Durcinoska, I., Butow, P., White, K., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2014), Localized versus centralized nurse-delivered telephone services for people in follow up for cancer: Opinions of cancer clinicians. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 10(2), 175-182. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2014), Predictors of variation in colorectal cancer care and outcomes in New South Wales: a population-based health data linkage study. The Medical Journal of Australia. 200(7), 403-407. [Abstract]
  • Dobbins, T., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Uptake and outcomes of laparoscopically assisted resection for colon and rectal cancer in Australia: a population-based study. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(4), 415-422. [Abstract]
  • Beaton, J., Carey, S., Solomon, M., Tan, K., Young, J. (2014), Preoperative body mass index, 30-day postoperative morbidity, length of stay and quality of life in patients undergoing pelvic exenteration surgery for recurrent and locally-advanced rectal cancer. Annals of Coloproctology. 30(2), 83-87. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2014), Does patient age still affect receipt of adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer in New South Wales, Australia?. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. 5(3), 323-330. [Abstract]
  • Tan, K., Ravindran, P., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014), The extent of inflammation is a predictor for pouch-related complications in ileal pouches in patients with ulcerative or indeterminate colitis. Colorectal Disease. 16(8), 620-625. [Abstract]
  • Macdermid, E., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2014), Decision-making in rectal surgery. Colorectal Disease. 16(3), 203-208. [Abstract]
  • Warrier, S., Hwang, S., Koh, C., Shepherd, H., Mak, C., Carmalt, H., Solomon, M. (2014), Preservation or division of the intercostobrachial nerve in axillary dissection for breast cancer: Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. Breast. 23, 310-316. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Badgery-Parker, T., Masya, L., King, M., Koh, C., Lynch, A., Heriot, A., Solomon, M. (2014), Quality of life and other patient-reported outcomes following exenteration for pelvic malignancy. British Journal of Surgery. 101(3), 277-287. [Abstract]
  • Solomon, M., Tan, K., Bromilow, R., Al-mozany, N., Lee, P. (2014), Sacrectomy via the abdominal approach during pelvic exenteration. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(2), 272-277. [Abstract]
  • Agostinho, N., Ge, L., Solomon, M. (2014), Ethanol sclerotherapy of rectal venous abnormalities in Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Journal of Surgical Case Reports. 2014(8), pii: rju080. [Abstract]
  • Hong, J., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2014), Observational study of decision making concerning radiotherapy in rectal cancer. International Journal of Surgery (London, England). 12(5), 390-393. [Abstract]
  • Solomon, M., Tan, K., Bromilow, R., Wong, J. (2014), Bilateral puborectalis interposition repair of rectourethral fistula. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 57(1), 133-139. [Abstract]

2013

   
  • Jacombs, A., Rome, P., Harrison, J., Solomon, M. (2013), Assessment of the selection process for myocutaneous flap repair and surgical complications in pelvic exenteration surgery. British Journal of Surgery. 100(4), 561-567. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Dobbins, T., Solomon, M. (2013), Assessment of abdominoperineal resection rate as a surrogate marker of hospital quality in rectal cancer surgery. The British Journal of Surgery. 100(12), 1655-1663. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Butow, P., Walsh, J., Durcinoska, I., Dobbins, T., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., White, K., Gilmore, A., Hodge, B., Hicks, H., Smith, S., O'Connor, G., Byrne, C., Meagher, A., Jancewicz, S., Sutherland, A., Ctercteko, G., Pathma-Nathan, N., Curtin, A., Townend, D., Abraham, N., Longfield, G., Rangiah, D., Young, C., Eyers, A., Lee, P., Fisher, D., Solomon, M. (2013), Multicenter Randomized Trial of Centralized Nurse-Led Telephone-Based Care Coordination to Improve Outcomes After Surgical Resection for Colorectal Cancer: The CONNECT Intervention. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 31(28), 3585-3591. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Sandroussi, C., Martin, D., Solomon, M. (2013), Coping with newly diagnosed upper gastrointestinal cancer: a longitudinal qualitative study of family caregivers' role perception and supportive care needs. Supportive Care in Cancer. 21(3), 749-756. [Abstract]
  • Tan, K., Kaur, G., Byrne, C., Young, C., Wright, C., Solomon, M. (2013), Long-term outcome of the anal fistula plug for anal fistula of cryptoglandular origin. Colorectal Disease. 15(12), 1510-1514. [Abstract]
  • Shaw, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Chambers, S., O'Brien, L., Solomon, M. (2013), Delivery of telephone-based supportive care to people with cancer: An analysis of cancer helpline operator and cancer nurse communication. Patient Education and Counseling. 93(3), 444-450. [Abstract]
  • Chew, M., Brown, W., Masya, L., Harrison, J., Myers, E., Solomon, M. (2013), Clinical, MRI, and PET-CT criteria used by surgeons to determine suitability for pelvic exenteration surgery for recurrent rectal cancers: a delphi study. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 56(6), 717-725. [Abstract]
  • Tan, K., Pal, S., Lee, P., Rodwell, L., Solomon, M. (2013), Pelvic Exenteration for recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the pelvic organs arising from the cloaca - A single institution's experience over 16 years. Colorectal Disease. 15(10), 1227-1231. [Abstract]
  • Ngan, S., Solomon, M. (2013), Reply to K. Bujko and D. Tan et al. Journal of Clinical Oncology. , 1800-1801. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Solomon, M. (2013), Injectable bulking agents for passive faecal incontinence. Techniques in Coloproctology. 17, 343-344. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Solomon, M., Cooper, M. (2013), Laparoscopic disc excision of rectum for endometriosis: neither a "crapshoot" nor a compromise. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. , e34. [Abstract]
  • Ravindran, P., Ansari, N., Young, C., Solomon, M. (2013), Definitive surgical closure of enterocutaneous fistula: outcome and factors predictive of increased postoperative morbidity. Colorectal Disease. 16(3), 209-218. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Cooper, M., Solomon, M. (2013), Deeply infiltrating endometriosis of the rectum: shave, disc or segmental excision?. Surgical Endoscopy. , 2644-2645. [Abstract]
  • Milne, T., Solomon, M., Lee, P., Young, J., Stalley, P., Harrison, J. (2013), Assessing the Impact of a Sacral Resection on Morbidity and Survival After Extended Radical Surgery for Locally Recurrent Rectal Cancer. Annals of Surgery. 258(6), 1007-1013. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2013), Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: age differences in factors influencing patients' treatment decisions. Patient Preference and Adherence. 7, 827-834. [Abstract]
  • Solomon, M. (2013), Re-exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 56(1), 4-5. [Abstract]
  • Beaton, J., Carey, S., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2013), Preoperative and postoperative nutritional status of patients following pelvic exenteration surgery for rectal cancer. e-SPEN Journal. 8(4), e164-168.
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2013), Needs in health care: What beast is that?. International Journal of Health Services. 43(3), 567-585.
  • Koh, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2013), Patient reported outcomes are important in oncology. Cancer Forum. 37(1), 88-92.

2012

   
  • Bagshaw, P., Allardyce, R., Frampton, C., Frizelle, F., Hewett, P., McMurrick, P., Rieger, N., Smith, J., Solomon, M., Stevenson, A. (2012), Long-Term Outcomes of the Australasian Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Laparoscopic and Conventional Open Surgical Treatments for Colon Cancer: The Australasian Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Study Trial. Annals of Surgery. 256(6), 915-919. [Abstract]
  • Ngan, S., Burmeister, B., Fisher, R., Solomon, M., Goldstein, D., Joseph, D., Ackland, S., Schache, D., McClure, B., McLachlan, S., McKendrick, J., Leong, T., Hartopeanu, C., Zalcberg, J., Mackay, J. (2012), Randomized Trial of Short-Course Radiotherapy Versus Long-Course Chemoradiation Comparing Rates of Local Recurrence in Patients With T3 Rectal Cancer: Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group Trial 01.04. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 30(31), 3827-3833. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Juszczyk, K., Cooper, M., Solomon, M. (2012), Management of deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 55(9), 925-931. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Harrison, J., Solomon, M. (2012), Unmet supportive care needs in colorectal cancer: differences by age. Supportive Care in Cancer. 20(6), 1275-1281. [Abstract]
  • Teixeira, S., Ferenschild, F., Solomon, M., Rodwell, L., Harrison, J., Young, J., Vasilaras, A., Eisinger, D., Lee, P., Byrne, C. (2012), Urological leaks after pelvic exenterations comparing formation of colonic and ileal conduits. European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 38(4), 361-366. [Abstract]
  • Shin, J., Foo, T., Hong, A., Zhang, M., Lum, T., Solomon, M., Lee, C. (2012), Telomerase expression as a predictive marker of radiotherapy response in rectal cancer. Pathology. 44(3), 209-215. [Abstract]
  • Mahadev, S., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2012), Self-reported depressive symptoms and suicidal feelings in perianal Crohn's disease. Colorectal Disease. 14(3), 331-335. [Abstract]

2011

   
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2011), Predictors of neck pain after motor vehicle collisions: a prospective survey. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 19(3), 317-321. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Auld, S., Masya, L., Solomon, M., Butow, P. (2011), Quantifying post-discharge unmet supportive care needs of people with colorectal cancer: A clinical audit. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 13(12), 1400-6. [Abstract]
  • Young, C., Suen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011), Stenting Large Bowel Obstruction Avoids a Stoma: Consecutive Series of 100 Patients. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 13(10), 1138-41. [Abstract]
  • Mahadev, S., Young, J., Selby, W., Solomon, M. (2011), Quality of life in perianal Crohn's disease: what do patients consider important?. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(5), 579-585. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Solomon, M., Butow, P., Secomb, R., Masya, L. (2011), Randomized Pilot Evaluation of the Supportive Care Intervention "CONNECT" for People Following Surgery for Colorectal Cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(5), 622-631. [Abstract]
  • Solomon, M., Austin, K., Lee, P., Holm, T., Rasmussen, P. (2011), [Treatment of local recurrence of rectal cancer]. Ugeskrift for laeger. 173(14), 1047-1049. [Abstract]
  • Walsh, J., Young, J., Harrison, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Masya, L., White, K. (2011), What is important in cancer care coordination? A qualitative investigation. European journal of cancer care. 20(2), 220-7. [Abstract]
  • Jorgensen, M., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2011), Older patients and adjuvant therapy for colorectal cancer: surgeon knowledge, opinions, and practice. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 54(3), 335-341. [Abstract]
  • Allardyce, R., Bagshaw, P., Frampton, C., Frizelle, F., Hewett, P., Rieger, N., Smith, J., Solomon, M., Stevenson, A. (2011), Ethical issues with the disclosure of surgical trial short-term data. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 81(3), 125-131. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Walsh, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Shaw, J. (2011), Measuring cancer care coordination: development and validation of a questionnaire for patients. BMC Cancer. 11, 298. [Abstract]
  • Zhou, J., Belov, L., Solomon, M., Chan, C., Clarke, S., Christopherson, R. (2011), Colorectal cancer cell surface protein profiling using an antibody microarray and fluorescence multiplexing. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 0(55), 3322. [Abstract]
  • Shin, J., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M., Hong, A., Lee, C. (2011), Histopathological regression grading versus staging of rectal cancer following radiotherapy. Pathology. 43(1), 24-30. [Abstract]

2010

   
  • Austin, K., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2010), Quality of life of survivors after pelvic exenteration for rectal cancer. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 53(8), 1121-1126. [Abstract]
  • Zhou, J., Belov, L., Huang, P., Shin, J., Solomon, M., Chapuis, P., Bokey, L., Chan, C., Clarke, C., Clarke, S., Christopherson, R. (2010), Surface antigen profiling of colorectal cancer using antibody microarrays with fluorescence multiplexing. Journal of Immunological Methods. 355(1-2), 40-51. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Harrison, J., Solomon, M., Butow, P., Dennis, R., Robson, D., Auld, S. (2010), Development and feasibility assessment of telephone-delivered supportive care to improve outcomes for patients with colorectal cancer: pilot study of the CONNECT intervention. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer. 18(4), 461-70. [Abstract]
  • Abraham, N., Byrne, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2010), Meta-analysis of well-designed nonrandomized comparative studies of surgical procedures is as good as randomized controlled trials. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 63(0), 238-45. [Abstract]
  • Allardyce, R., Bagshaw, P., Frampton, C., Frizelle, F., Hewett, P., Rieger, N., Smith, J., Solomon, M., Stevenson, A., Australasian Laparoscopic Colon, C. (2010), Australasian Laparoscopic Colon Cancer Study shows that elderly patients may benefit from lower postoperative complication rates following laparoscopic versus open resection. British Journal of Surgery. 97(1), 86-91. [Abstract]
  • Walsh, J., Harrison, J., Young, J., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Masya, L. (2010), What are the current barriers to effective cancer care coordination? A qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research. 10, 132. [Abstract]

2009

   
  • Masya, L., Young, J., Solomon, M., Harrison, J., Dennis, R., Salkeld, G. (2009), Preferences for outcomes of treatment for rectal cancer: patient and clinician utilities and their application in an interactive computer-based decision aid. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 52(12), 1994-2002. [Abstract]
  • Young, S., Solomon, M., Hruby, G., Frizelle, F. (2009), Review of 120 anal cancer patients. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. 11(0), 909-14. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Masya, L., Butow, P., Solomon, M., Young, J., Salkeld, G., Whelan, T. (2009), Implementing patient decision support tools: moving beyond academia?. Patient education and counseling. 76(1), 120-125. [Abstract]
  • Austin, K., Solomon, M. (2009), Pelvic exenteration with en bloc iliac vessel resection for lateral pelvic wall involvement. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 52(7), 1223-1233. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Murgatroyd, D., Cameron, I., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2009), The effect of compensation on health care utilisation in a trauma cohort. The Medical Journal of Australia. 190(11), 619-622. [Abstract]
  • Foo, W., Young, J., Solomon, M., Wright, C. (2009), Family history? The forgotten question in high-risk colorectal cancer patients. Colorectal Disease Online. 11(5), 450-455. [Abstract]
  • Turner, C., Young, J., Solomon, M., Ludlow, J., Benness, C. (2009), Incidence and etiology of pelvic floor dysfunction and mode of delivery: an overview. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 52(6), 1186-1195. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Dao, A., Young, J., Solomon, M., Jalaludin, B. (2009), Predictors of patient and surgeon satisfaction after orthopaedic trauma. Injury. 40(4), 377-84. [Abstract]
  • Habib, M., Solomon, M., Young, J., Armstrong, B., O'Connell, D., Armstrong, K. (2009), Evidence-based and clinical outcome scores to facilitate audit and feedback for colorectal cancer care. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 52(4), 616-622. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Young, J., Price, M., Butow, P., Solomon, M. (2009), What are the unmet supportive care needs of people with cancer? A systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer. 17(8), 1117-1128. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Solomon, M. (2009), How to critically appraise an article. Nature clinical practice. Gastroenterology & hepatology. 6(2), 82-91. [Abstract]

2008

   
  • Turner, C., Young, J., Solomon, M., Ludlow, J., Benness, C., Phipps, H. (2008), Willingness of pregnant women and clinicians to participate in a hypothetical randomised controlled trial comparing vaginal delivery and elective caesarean section. The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology. 48(6), 542-546. [Abstract]
  • Hewett, P., Allardyce, R., Bagshaw, P., Frampton, C., Frizelle, F., Rieger, N., Smith, J., Solomon, M., Stephens, J., Stevenson, A. (2008), Short-term outcomes of the Australasian randomized clinical study comparing laparoscopic and conventional open surgical treatments for colon cancer: the ALCCaS trial. Annals of surgery. 248(5), 728-738. [Abstract]
  • Byrne, C., Smith, S., Solomon, M., Young, J., Eyers, A., Young, C. (2008), Long-Term Functional Outcomes After Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy for the Treatment of Rectal Prolapse. Diseases of the colon and rectum. 51(11), 1597-604. [Abstract]
  • Turner, C., Young, J., Solomon, M., Ludlow, J., Benness, C., Phipps, H. (2008), Vaginal delivery compared with elective caesarean section: the views of pregnant women and clinicians. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 115(12), 1494-502. [Abstract]
  • Allardyce, R., Bagshaw, P., Frampton, C., Frizelle, F., Hewett, P., Rieger, N., Smith, S., Solomon, M., Stevenson, A. (2008), Australian and New Zealand study comparing laparoscopic and open surgeries for colon cancer in adults: organization and conduct. ANZ journal of surgery. 78(10), 840-847. [Abstract]
  • El-Khoury, T., Solomon, M. (2008), Sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal malignancy. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 78(9), 733-734. [Abstract]
  • Koh, C., Young, C., Young, J., Solomon, M. (2008), Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of the effectiveness of biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. The British journal of surgery. 95(9), 1079-87. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Rae, H., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2008), Predictors of post-traumatic stress disorder following major trauma. ANZ journal of surgery. 78(7), 583-587. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Khoo, O., Young, J., Solomon, M., Rae, H. (2008), Lottery incentives did not improve response rate to a mailed survey: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of clinical epidemiology. 61(6), 609-610. [Abstract]
  • El-Khoury, T., Solomon, M., Young, J. (2008), The incidence of lateral pelvic side-wall nodal involvement in low rectal cancer may be similar in Japan and the West (Br J Surg 2008; 95: 33-49). The British Journal of Surgery. , 801-802; author reply 802. [Abstract]
  • Young, J., Solomon, M., Harrison, J., Salkeld, G., Butow, P. (2008), Measuring patient preference and surgeon choice. Surgery. 143(5), 582-588. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2008), The effect of compensation on general health in patients sustaining fractures in motor vehicle trauma. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 22(4), 216-220. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Rae, H., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2008), Predictors of general health after major trauma. The Journal of Trauma. 64(4), 969-974. [Abstract]
  • Harrison, J., Solomon, M., Young, J., Meagher, A., Butow, P., Salkeld, G., Hruby, G., Clarke, S. (2008), Patient and physician preferences for surgical and adjuvant treatment options for rectal cancer. Archives of Surgery. 143(4), 389-394. [Abstract]
  • Harris, I., Young, J., Rae, H., Jalaludin, B., Solomon, M. (2008), Physical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Neck Pain after Major Accidental Trauma. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery. 34, 498-503. [Abstract]