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FREE: BJS special issue on surgery in the elderly is now available online

Click here to access this special issue covering areas such as vascular interventions in the elderly, molecular and biological hallmarks of ageing, kidney and liver transplantation in the elderly, and a systematic review on postoperative delirium in elderly patients.

Watch video of Lord Darzi discussing global surgical innovations

Click here to watch Lord Ara Darzi discuss the contents of our Special Issue on Surgical Innovation, which includes articles on innovation in income-poor environments, robotic surgery, the rise of big clinical databases, and development of resorbable nanocomposite tracheal and bronchial scaffolds for paediatric applications. Read the issue FREE here.

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Click here to read abstracts from the annual meetings of SARS, ASGBI, SEIQ, the Swiss Society of Surgery and others.

Scientific Surgery

Featuring updated taxonomy to make it more intuitive and searchable, this database of randomized clinical trials in surgery allows you to browse by subject or search by date, making Scientific Surgery your first stop for surgical RCTs.

BJS Guidelines - invitation to submit proposals

BJS welcomes proposals that might lead to the publication of evidence-based guidelines relevant to surgical practice, acknowledging that the best available evidence might be no more than consensus views.  Potential authors are encouraged to submit initial ideas for consideration, and not completed documents, to assess whether publication in BJS is possible. Full instructions here.

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Volume 103 Issue 11 (October 2016) is now available online

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- Remember we now publish Spanish translations of all abstracts; they can be found in the translation section at the end of each issue. Recuerde que la traducción al español de todos los resúmenes la encontrará en la sección correspondiente al final de cada número.

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Highlights of the June 2016 issue

- Three-dimensional printing and the surgeon (Free Access)

- Systematic review of the complications following isolated calf deep vein thrombosis 

Population-based analysis of colorectal cancer risk after oophorectomy 

- Mortality from laparoscopic antireflux surgery in a nationwide cohort of the working-age population

- Tumour-infiltrating CD8 to FOXP3 lymphocyte ratio in predicting treatment response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy of aggressive breast cancer (Open Access)

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Randomized clinical trial of chewing gum after laparoscopic colorectal resection

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Abstract Background Chewing gum may enhance intestinal motility after surgery. This trial studied whether chewing gum could lead to a further reduction in ileus in patients who had a laparoscopic colorectal resection and followed an enhanced recovery programme. Methods Patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal resection were randomized to a control or...

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Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures.

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Background The safety and feasibility of laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with a diameter of 5 cm or less is well recognized. The role of laparoscopy in treating large HCC (5–10 cm) remains controversial. This prospective cohort study was undertaken to assess the short‐ and long‐term outcomes of laparoscopic hepatectomy for large HCC and to compare this approach with open...