J-Pouch anal and vaginal fistula study

Have you ever been diagnosed with – or treated for – a J pouch-related fistula and would you be interested in taking part in a St. Mark’s Hospital based study?

If so, would you like to help Dr Easan Anand with a research study he is leading into outcome measures for fistula treatment? Outcome measures include such things as pain, quality of life and incontinence and it is important for these to be standardised so researchers around the globe can work with the same outcomes.

Easan is working at St Marks Hospital under the supervision of Phil Tozer and Ailsa Hart, who have both given webinars for RLG in the past

Who are we looking for?

You can take part in this study if you have ever been diagnosed with or treated for a fistula related to pouch surgery and you are over the age of 18 years.

You can email Easan on if you have any further questions.

Introductory discussion meeting on Teams

Easan will be holding an introductory study management group meeting on 18 March 2024 at 7:00 – 7:30 pm on Teams. This will be purely an introductory discussion and is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the study if you are considering taking part.

If you would like to attend, please email Easan on to request the Teams meeting link.

Dr. Easan Anand

Gary Bronziet