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Volume 103 Issue 9 (August 2016) is now available online

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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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Multicentre prospective cohort study of body mass index and postoperative complications following gastrointestinal surgery

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Background There is currently conflicting evidence surrounding the effects of obesity on postoperative outcomes. Previous studies have found obesity to be associated with adverse events, but others have found no association. The aim of this study was to determine whether increasing body mass index (BMI) is an independent risk factor for development of major postoperative complications. ...

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A Surgeon’s Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care

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The book is presented in three sections. The first focuses on applied basic sciences for the surgeon. The second discusses perioperative care and specific considerations that arise in the surgical specialties from both the surgical and anaesthetic viewpoint. Each chapter is written by clinical specialists in surgery and anaesthesia, with up-to-date information on topics including damage limitation surgery in trauma, transfusion practice, CPET testing, and enhanced recovery. The third section, 'At a...

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A global country‐level comparison of the financial burden of surgery

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Background Approximately 30 per cent of the global burden of disease is surgical, and nearly one‐quarter of individuals who undergo surgery each year face financial hardship because of its cost. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery has proposed the elimination of impoverishment due to surgery by 2030, but no country‐level estimates exist of the financial burden of surgical access. ...