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FREE: BJS special issue on surgery in the elderly is now available online

Click here to access this special issue covering areas such as vascular interventions in the elderly, molecular and biological hallmarks of ageing, kidney and liver transplantation in the elderly, and a systematic review on postoperative delirium in elderly patients.

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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.

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Volume 103 Issue 6 (May 2016) 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 April 2016 issue

- Meta-analysis of negative-pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incisions (open access)

- Parathyroid gland angiography with indocyanine green fluorescence to predict parathyroid function after thyroid surgery (open access)

- Meta-analysis of antibiotics for simple hand injuries requiring surgery 

- Practical guide to the Idea, Development and Exploration stages of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations

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Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 4th ed.

Author:
Lee L. Swanstrom, Nathaniel J. Soper

Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery, 4e, offers extensive coverage of minimally invasive procedures in every area of surgery. This edition provides clear, concise, step-by-step details on all procedures, along with Advances in notes procedures and valuable author commentary. Readers can hone their surgical skills through coverage of endoscopic approaches to diseases and disorders of each major organ system, stay on top of the latest advances with 11 all-new chapters and updated and revised...

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Prediction of survival in patients with oesophageal or junctional cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery

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J. Shapiro, D. van Klaveren, S. M. Lagarde, E. L. A. Toxopeus, A. van der Gaast, M. C. C. M. Hulshof, B. P. L. Wijnhoven, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, E. W. Steyerberg, J. J. B. van Lanschot

Background The value of conventional prognostic factors is unclear in the era of multimodal treatment for oesophageal cancer. This study aimed to quantify the impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT) and surgery on well established prognostic factors, and to develop and validate a prognostic model. Methods Patients treated with nCRT plus surgery were...