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Spanish translations of all abstracts introduced

We are delighted to announce from the first issue of 2014 (Special Issue on Emergency Surgery, 101:1) Spanish translations of all abstracts are included in a translation section at the end of each issue.  We acknowledge the excellent translation work of Manuel Pera, Marta Pulido, Luis Grande, Sebastiano Biondo, Joana Ferrer and Miguel Pera.

The October 2014 issue of BJS is now available online

Click here to read the latest issue of BJS, which includes a leading article on the publication of surgeon-specific outcomes by D. Alderson and D. Cromwell, and an article on the impact of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery by the STARSurg Collaborative (this article is free to access).

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Volume 101 Issue 11 (October 2014) 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. 
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Editor's comments:

Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with suture fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair.  D. L. Sanders, S. Nienhuijs, P. Ziprin, M. Miserez, M. Gringell-Littlejohn and S. Smeds.

The literature on open hernia repair is expanding rapidly with papers trying to show an advantage for second-generation meshes (lightweight, self-gripping) and fixation techniques (glue) over standard sutured repair using simple polypropylene mesh. Almost universally, there is no effect on hernia recurrence, but possible short-term advantages in postoperative discomfort. The jury is still out on whether mesh or fixation method can affect chronic groin pain. What I like about this paper is the insight on nerve handling during hernia repair. Refocussing on the way nerves are managed during hernia repair may have a greater part to play in early and late postoperative pain than ever-more expensive and complicated meshes and fixation methods. Hernia surgeons will welcome more research on the optimal method of nerve handling during hernia repair; and this paper also serves as a reminder that careful dissection is an important part of the procedure.

J. J. Earnshaw
Joint Chief Editor

Read the article here.

Highlights of the October 2014 issue: 

- Publication of surgeon-specific outcomes. D. Alderson and D. Cromwell.

- Meta-analysis of operative mortality and complications in patients from minority ethnic groups. G. J. A. Bloo, G. J. Hesselink, A. Oron, E. J. J. M. Emond, J. Damen, W. J. M. Dekkers, G. Westert, A. P. Wolff, H. Calsbeek and H. C. Wollersheim.

- Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with suture fixation of lightweight polypropylene mesh in open inguinal hernia repair.  D. L. Sanders, S. Nienhuijs, P. Ziprin, M. Miserez, M. Gringell-Littlejohn and S. Smeds.

- Impact of postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on adverse events after gastrointestinal surgery. STARSurg Collaborative. This article is free to access.

- Implementation of an acute surgical admission ward. C. F. H. Eijsvoogel, R. W. Peters, A. J. Budding, D. T. Ubbink, H. Vermeulen and N. W. L. Schep.

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