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The December 2015 issue of BJS is now available online

Click here to access the latest issue of BJS. Includes free access to the Leading Article by J. Lerut and A. Foss entitled 'Liver transplantation for secondary liver tumours'.

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Volume 102 Issue 13 (December 2015) 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 December 2015 issue

- Liver transplantation for secondary liver tumours. J. Lerut and A. Foss (free to access)

- Systematic review and network meta-analysis comparing clinical outcomes and effectiveness of surgical treatments for haemorrhoids. C. Simillis et al. (free to access)

- RCT of perioperative nerve block and continuous local anaesthetic infiltration via wound catheter versus epidural analgesia in open liver resection (LIVER 2 trial). M. J. Hughes et al.

- Laparoscopic two-stage hepatectomy for bilobar colorectal liver metastases. D. Fuks et al. (free to access)

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Health‐related quality of life after pancreatic resection for malignancy

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Background Health‐related quality of life (QoL) is of major importance in pancreatic cancer, owing to the limited life expectation. The aim of this prospective longitudinal study was to describe QoL in patients undergoing resection for pancreatic or periampullary malignancy. Methods QoL was measured on a scale of 0–100 in patients who underwent pancreatic...

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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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Epidemiology and classification of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms using current coding criteria

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Abstract Background The lack of uniform criteria for coding of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasia (GEP‐NEN) has hampered previous epidemiological studies. The epidemiology of GEP‐NEN was investigated in this study using currently available criteria. Methods All patients diagnosed with GEP‐NEN between January 2003 and December 2013 in a well defined...