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The July 2015 issue of BJS is now available online

Click here  to access the latest issue of BJS. Includes FREE access to the Leading Article entitled 'Aortic aneurysm screening" by A. M. van Rij and G. T. Jones. Additionally, available as OPEN ACCESS is an Original Article entitled 'Age-specific incidence, risk factors and outcome of abdominal aortic aneurysm in a defined population' by D. P. J. Howard et al.

BJS Special Issue on Surgery in the Elderly: Call for Papers

We are keen to receive papers on the challenges of treating elderly patients, and ways to improve outcomes in this fragile group. We would prefer not to receive retrospective reviews of a particular procedure comparing outcomes in older and younger patients, since this ignores recognized selection bias. Click here for more details.

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.

BJS Impact Factor increases to 5.542

The 2014 BJS Impact Factor has been announced and we are delighted to share it has gone up again - from 5.210 in 2013 to 5.542.

Read Society meeting abstract supplements

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

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Volume 102 Issue 8 (July 2015) is now available online

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To access articles published as Early View in advance of inclusion in an issue, please click here.

- 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.

 - If you subscribe to BJS you can access content on the BJS app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch (instructions for syncing are available here).

Highlights of the June 2015 issue

- Surgical treatment for portal hypertension.  M. A. Mercado

- RCT of adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 versus gemcitabine after pancreatic cancer resection.  M. Shimoda. K. Kubota, T. Shimizu and M. Katoh

- Anatomical versus non-anatomical resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.  S. Marubashi, K. Gotoh, H. Akita, H. Takahashi, Y. Ito, M. Yano, O. Ishikawa and M. Sakon

- Plasma thrombospondin 1 as a predictor of postoperative liver dysfunction.  P. Starlinger, S. Haegele, D. Wanek, S. Zikeli, D. Schauer, L. Alidzanovic et al.

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Determinants of survival following pelvic exenteration for primary rectal cancer

R. W. Radwan, H. G. Jones, N. Rawat, M. Davies, M. D. Evans, D. A. Harris, J. Beynon, 

Background Pelvic exenteration is a potentially curative treatment for locally advanced primary rectal cancer. Previous studies have been limited by small sample sizes and heterogeneous data. A consecutive series of patients was studied to identify the clinicopathological determinants of survival. Methods All patients undergoing pelvic exenterative surgery...

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