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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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Click here to read abstracts from the annual meetings of SARS, ASGBI, SEIQ, the Swiss Society of Surgery and others.

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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 Guidelines - invitation to submit proposals

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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Volume 103 Issue 9 (August 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 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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Retrospective analysis of 30‐day mortality for emergency general surgery admissions evaluating the weekend effect

I. J. D. McCallum, R. C. McLean, S. Dixon, P. O'Loughlin

Abstract Background The weekend effect describes excess mortality associated with hospital admission on Saturday or Sunday. This study assessed whether a weekend effect exists for patients admitted for emergency general surgery. Methods Data for emergency general surgical admissions to National Health Service hospitals in the Northern Deanery in England between ...

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Breast Disease Management

James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley, Hugh Bishop

This book provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, whether surgeons, nurses, pathologists or support workers. Its focus is on providing easy access to the most up-to-date evidence, allowing healthcare workers to make the best decisions possible and encouraging a team approach to patient support. 26 chapters cover the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving...

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Cohort study of mesenteric panniculitis and its relationship to malignancy

P. Buchwald, L. Diesing, L. Dixon, C. Wakeman, T. Eglinton, B. Dobbs, F. Frizelle

Background Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a rare condition that historically has been associated with the presence of malignancy. Paraneoplastic phenomena in general regress with cure and in most cases with treatment of the cancer. This study was undertaken to determine whether MP regressed with cancer treatment and cure. Methods This was a retrospective...