Research & Publications

Throughout her career, Dr Sahu has been an active contributor in research in parallel with her clinical commitments. In 2007, she held a Fellowship at University College of London, which resulted in various publications in peer review journals.


Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme(PQIP) (Ongoing)- Co-investigator in this trial to measure complications, mortality and patient reported outcome from major non-cardiac surgery.

Covid-Surg- Cancer-(2020-2021)- Principal Investigator for Gynaecological cancer at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust. This is a prospective study to look at the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care.

New markers for ovarian cancer – (2019-2020)- Principal investigator for this study at Princess Royal Hospital.  This is a prospective study to investigate new biomarkers for diagnosing and treating ovarian cancer.

FOAM study (2016-2019) – Principal investigator for this study at Princess Royal Hospital.  FOAM is a phase III, multi- centric, randomized controlled trial designed to determine whether folic acid supplementation improves the frequency and severity of hot flushes in postmenopausal women, either healthy women or breast and endometrial cancer survivors compared to placebo.

EPIVIN Trail (2015-17) –  Principal investigator for this study at Princess Royal Hospital. This is a phase II clinical trial investigating the use of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (Veregen) in the treatment of vulval intraepithelial neoplasia

PITCH (Pregnancy Intervention Trial in Cholestasis) (2009-10)– Local coordinator of this trial at Kings Mill Hospital. This was a multicentric randomized double-blind trial of ursodeoxycholic and/or early delivery for obstetric cholestasis.


Covid Surg Collaborative. Effect of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown on planned cancer surgery for 15 tumour types in 61 countries:an international prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2021 October;51470-2045

Covid Surg Collaborative. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. British Journal of Surgery. 2021 Feb; 1-8

Covid Surg Collaborative. Elective Cancer Surgery in COVID-19–Free Surgical Pathways During the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: An International, Multicenter, Comparative Cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2020 October;1-14

Ewies A,Ahmed I,Alazzawi F,Gupta P, Sahu B, El-Gabashy A- Folic Acid Supplementation in Postmenopausal Women with Hot Flushes:Phase III Randomised Double-Blind Placebo Controlled trial. British Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2021 Feb; 1471-0528

Yap J, Slade D, Goddard H, Sahu B, Ganesan R, Luesley D- Veregenà ointment as a potential novel treatment for usual type vulval intraepithelial neoplasia: a single center randomised control study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2020 October

Goh E, Baker V, Lee P, Eden D, Davies O, Sahu B- Perioperative management of women on oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents undergoing gynaecological procedures. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. 2020 Feb;131-36

Ritchie J, Sahu B, Wood PL – Obstetric and gynaecology trainees’ knowledge of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology services in the UK: A national qualitative thematic analysis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Apr;235:30-35.

D Papoutis, Sahu B, Kelly J, Antonakou A – Perivascular epitheloid cell tumor and mesonephric adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix: An unknown co-excistense. Oxford Medical Case Reports, 2019;01, 21–25

D Papoutis, Antonakou A, Sahu B – Vaginal microbiome in pregnant women according to trimester and its association with preterm birth: Critical appraisal of a cross-sectional study. Obstet Gynecol Sci 2018;61(6):647-648

P. Kandanearachchi, Sahu B, Papoutis D – Management of chronic vulval disorders in primary health care in an urban area of England’. Archives of Helenic Medicine. 2017 Oct; 35(2)

Papoutsis D, Panniker J, Underwood M, Blundell S, Sahu B, Reed N. – Endocervical Crypt Involvement by CIN2-3 as a Predictor of Cytology Recurrence After Excisional Cervical Treatment. J Low Genit Tract Dis. 2015 Oct;19(4):311-8

Jayaprakasan K, Polanski L, Sahu B, Thornton JG, Raine-Fenning N .Surgical intervention versus expectant management for endometrial polyps in subfertile women. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Aug 30;8

Deb S, Sahu B, Newman C, Powell M. – ‘Comparison of tissue effects quantified between PlasmaJet coagulator and Helica thermal coagulator’. Arch Gynecol Obstet 2012;286:399-402

Sahu B, Ozturk O, Serhal P, Jayaprakasan K. – ‘Role of ovarian reserve tests in predicting pregnancy loss in pregnancies following In Vitro fertilisation’. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecolgy and Reproductive Biology 2010; 153: 181-184.

Sahu B, N Raine-Fenning. – ‘Ultrasound and the risk of nosocomial cross infection’. Editorial, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2010; 36: 131–133.

Sahu B, Ozturk O, Serhal P. – ‘Successful pregnancy in globozoospermia with severe oligoasthenospermia after ICSI’. Case report, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2010; 30:869-70.

Sahu B, Ozturk O, Fordham K, Serhal P. – ‘Response to controlled ovarian stimulation and oocyte quality in women with myotonic dystrophy type I’. J Assist Reprod Genet. 2008 ; 25:1-5.

Sahu B, Ozturk O, Serhal P. – ‘Comparison of oocyte quality and ICSI outcome in women with isolated polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovarian syndrome’. Arch Gynecol Obstet.2008, 277:239-44.

Sahu B, Latheef R, Magd S. – ‘Prevalence of pathology in Women attending colposcopy on clinical grounds with   negative cytology’. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007; 276:471-3.

Guleria K, Sahu B. – ‘Parasitic ovarian dermoid tumor’. Case report, Australian and New      Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2002; 42: 558-9.

Chapters in books

Single Best Answer questions- Editor, Part 2 MRCOG, Wiley Blackwell Publishers, and UK April 2016.

Shalini R, Sahu B. ‘Cervix in pregnancy and labour’- Chapter in the book, Current Trends in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, volume 1, Jaypee publishers, India 2002.