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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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National trends and regional variation in immediate breast reconstruction rates

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R. Jeevan, J. C. Mennie, P. N. Mohanna, J. M. O'Donoghue, R. M. Rainsbury, D. A. Cromwell

Abstract Background Previous studies have identified variation in immediate reconstruction (IR) rates following mastectomy for breast cancer across English regions during a period of service reorganization, a national audit and changing guidelines. This study analysed current variations in regional rates of IR in England. Methods Patient‐level data...

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