Europe's premier surgical journal
BJS editors, along with Bill Summerskill, Executive Editor of The Lancet, gave presentations at this year's Congress in Glasgow. Subjects included the future of surgical publishing, papers that changed practice and international collaboration. Click here to view.
Click here to watch the webcast recorded at the recent ACS Congress in Washington, DC: Advances to the care of surgical patients through contributions of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and BJS.
As part of our centenary celebrations we have opened up the first issue of BJS for our readers. Click here for a fascinating insight into the history of surgery with sections such as Instructive Mistakes, Short Notes of Rare or Obscure Cases, New Instruments and Appliances, and an Obituary of Lord Joseph Lister. The picture to the left is of the first Chairman of the BJS Society, Lord Berkeley C. A. Moynihan.
To mark 100 years of the BJS, a special Centenary Supplement has been produced. Click here to access articles by Ara Darzi, Muir Gray, and Bill Summerskill among others. Subjects include knowledge management, ethics, innovation, publishing, safety and specialization.
What happens when things go wrong in the operating theatre? How do surgeons cope and how are they supported? Click here to listen to this podcast from Uttam Shiralkar, Anna Pinto and Colin Bicknell who have articles published in the December issue on this topic.
Click here to access the Table of Contents.
A podcast accompanies the issue discussing psychology and surgeons' well-being after surgical complications. Click here for details.
- Leading Article: Surgical aphorisms. B. Campbell. This article is free to access here.
- Communication in the operating theatre. S.-M. Weldon, T. Korkiakangas, J. Bezemer and R. Kneebone
- Systematic review and meta-analysis of single-incision versus conventional multiport appendicectomy. S. R. Markar, A. Karthikesalingam, F. Di Franco and A. M. Harris
- Risk of infection and sepsis in severely injured patients related to single nucleotide polymorphisms in the lectin pathway. M. W. G. A. Bronkhorst, M. A. Z. Lomax, R. H. A. M. Vossen, J. Bakker, P. Patka and E. M. M. van Lieshout
Two articles are Open Access and free to download:
- Randomized clinical trial of fluid and salt restriction compared with a controlled liberal regimen in elective gastrointestinal surgery. J. P. Kalyan, M. Rosbergen, N. Paul, K. Sargen, S. J. Fletcher, D. I. Nunn, A. Clark, M. R. Williams and M. P. N. Lewis
- Population-based cohort study comparing 30- and 90-day institutional mortality rates after colorectal surgery. B. E. Byrne, R. Mamidanna, C. A. Vincent and O. Faiz
U. Shiralkar, A. Pinto and C. Bicknell
G. Stansby and B. Braithwaite
A. Darzi, D. C. Winter and C. J. Buskens
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Abstract Background Incisional hernia is the most frequent long‐term complication after visceral surgery, with an incidence of between 9 and 20 per cent 1 year after operation. Most controlled studies provide only short‐term follow‐up, and the actual incidence remains unclear. This study evaluated the incidence of incisional hernia up to 3 years after midline laparotomy in two prospective trials. ...
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Background The Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the enUmeration of Mortality and morbidity (POSSUM) is a well validated model for the prediction of perioperative mortality and morbidity with application to surgery and intensive care medicine. The outcome measure calculations are time‐consuming, complex and potentially error‐prone. Nomograms are low‐cost easy‐to‐use graphic devices that can be...