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ASGBI 2015 International Surgical Congress

The International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland will take place in Manchester from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th April 2015. The theme of the meeting is 'Patient-Centred Care', and it will be a particularly special event as it will be shared with the European African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (E-AHPBA). Please click here for more information.

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Volume 102 Issue 5 (April 2015) is now available online

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Highlights of the FREE Special Issue on Surgical Innovation

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- Impact of surgical innovation on tissue repair in the surgical patient

- Natural-orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery

- Evaluation of a novel tissue stabilization gel to facilitate clinical sampling for translational research in surgical trials

- Randomized clinical trial of autologous skin cell suspension combined with skin grafting for chronic wounds

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Pretreatment health measures and complications after surgical management of elderly women with breast cancer

Author:
K. Lavelle, A. M. Sowerbutts, N. Bundred, M. Pilling, C. Todd

Background Elderly patients with breast cancer are less likely to be offered surgery, partly owing to co‐morbidities and reduced functional ability. However, there is little consensus on how best to assess surgical risk in this patient group. Methods The ability of pretreatment health measures to predict complications was investigated in a prospective cohort study of a...

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Breast Disease Management

Author:
James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley, Hugh Bishop

This book provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, whether surgeons, nurses, pathologists or support workers. Its focus is on providing easy access to the most up-to-date evidence, allowing healthcare workers to make the best decisions possible and encouraging a team approach to patient support. 26 chapters cover the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving...

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UK">Outcome after surgical resection for duodenal adenocarcinoma in the UK

Author:
L. Solaini, N. B. Jamieson, M. Metcalfe, M. Abu Hilal, Z. Soonawalla, B. R. Davidson, C. McKay, H. M. Kocher, 

Background Factors influencing long‐term outcome after surgical resection for duodenal adenocarcinoma are unclear. Methods A prospectively created database was reviewed for patients undergoing surgery for duodenal adenocarcinoma in six UK hepatopancreaticobiliary centres from 2000 to 2013. Factors influencing overall survival and disease‐free survival (DFS) were identified by...