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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.
BJS publishes original articles, reviews, meta-analyses, systematic reviews and randomized clinical trials, all of which are submitted to rigorous peer review. Click here for full Instructions to Authors.
If you wish to apply for this year's Editor Assistant Bursary please submit your application by 2nd May 2014. For full details of what the position involves and how to submit your application please click here.
Featuring updated taxonomy to make it more intuitive and searchable, this database of randomized clinical trials in surgery allows you to browse by subject or search by date, making Scientific Surgery your first stop for surgical RCTs.
BJS welcomes proposals that might lead to the publication of evidence-based guidelines relevant to surgical practice, acknowledging that the best available evidence might be no more than consensus views. Potential authors are encouraged to submit initial ideas for consideration, and not completed documents, to assess whether publication in BJS is possible. Full instructions here.
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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.
- You can also download this issue on the BJS iPad app (instructions for syncing your iPad are available here).
Highlights of the March 2014 issue include:
- Smartphones make smarter surgeons. T. L. Lewis and R. S. Vohra. This article is free to access.
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of use of serum C-reactive protein levels to predict anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery. P. P. Singh, I. S. L. Zeng, S. Srinivasa, D. P. Lemanu, A. B. Connolly and A. G. Hill.
- Intracystic concentrations of tumour markers for the diagnosis of cystic liver lesions. D. Fuks, H. Voitot, V. Paradis, J. Belghiti, V. Vilgrain and O. Farges.
- Risk factors for anastomotic leakeage and leak-related mortality after colonic surgery in a nationwide audit. I. S. Bakker, I. Grossmann, D. Henneman, K. Havenga and T. Wiggers.
- Management of suspected anastomotic leak after bariatric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. H. J. Jacobsen, B. J. Nergard, B. G. Leifsson, S. G. Frederiksen, E. Agajahni, M. Ekelund, J. Hedenbro and H. Gislason. This article is free to access.
B. Stewart, C. Mock, S. Acosta and K Søreide
U. Shiralkar, A. Pinto and C. Bicknell
G. Stansby and B. Braithwaite
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Background A population‐based screening programme for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) started in 2010 in Stockholm County, Sweden. This present study used individual data from Sweden's extensive healthcare registries to identify the reasons for non‐participation in the AAA screening programme. Methods All 65‐year‐old men in Stockholm are invited to...
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