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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.
BJS will publish a series of historical vignettes exploring the interconnections between art and surgery through the ages. The first one discusses The Anatomy Lesson of Nicolaes Tulp painted by Rembrandt in 1632, which belongs to a famous series of anatomy lessons commissioned by the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons in the 17th and 18th centuries. You can read the full essay by F. F. A. IJpma and T. M. van Gulik here.
Click here to read abstracts from the annual meetings of SARS, ASGBI, SEIQ, the Swiss Society of Surgery and others.
The International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland will take place in Glasgow from Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th May 2017. The theme of the meeting is 'Safer Surgery'. Please visit this website for more information on how to submit your abstract.
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.
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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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We have published the first in a series of historical vignettes on The Art of Surgery. It is a pleasure to ponder the individualism required to perform surgery in this era of standardization, protocols, and team approach. As doctors we learned about biological systems and their seemingly endless interconnections. To be a surgeon we had to learn to practise a craft that, despite the science and heritage passed down by innumerable generations, had unpredictable results as reliant on the patient as the operator. The intimacy of the dynamic interplay between patient and individual surgeon is as tangible yet indefinable as between artist and the medium in which masterpiece unfolds. Both require dedication, training, and precision in addition to dexterity, vision, and indomitable spirit. A degree of creative optimism, manifest in the attention to detail driven by an insatiable need to do better, is apparent in all who master either art or surgery. BJS seeks to explore the artistic side of surgeons in this new section. We welcome submissions of images or articles connecting art and surgery (from historical perspectives to modern works).
B.P.L. Wijnhoven, R.A. Audisio and E.H.J. Hulzebos
T. Richards, R. M. Pearse and R. J. Hinchliffe
J. M. van Rij, J. S. Lindholt and J. J. Earnshaw
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Abstract Background The aim was to compare the long‐term outcomes of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), a supervised exercise programme (SEP) and combined treatment (PTA + SEP) in patients with intermittent claudication owing to femoropopliteal disease. Methods Patients recruited to an RCT comparing these treatments were invited for long‐term follow‐up...
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Abstract Background Local excision for rectal cancer is expected to offer a better functional outcome than conventional surgery. The aim of the present study was to compare quality of life and bowel function in patients with rectal cancer who underwent either local excision or conventional surgery after chemoradiotherapy. Methods This was a...