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Spanish translations of all abstracts introduced

We are delighted to announce from the first issue of 2014 (Special Issue on Emergency Surgery, 101:1) Spanish translations of all abstracts.  We acknowledge the excellent translation work of Manuel Pera, Marta Pulido, Luis Grande, Sebastiano Biondo, Joana Ferrer and Miguel Pera.

Recuerde que la traducción al español de todos los resúmenes la encontrará en la sección correspondiente al final de cada número.

The January 2015 issue of BJS is now available online

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Special issue on surgical innovation publishing in January 2015

This issue will focus on surgical innovation in its broadest sense. It will include a number of invited reviews on topics ranging from cutting-edge gene and nanotechnology, to new surgical techniques. Videos and other digital material will be published to to enhance each article.

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Volume 102 Issue 1 (January 2015) 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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Editor's comments:

Kidney graft outcome using an anti-Xa therapeutic strategy in an experimental model of severe ischaemia-reperfusion injury. S. Tillet, S. Giraud, P. O. Delpech, R. Thuillier, V. Ameteau, J. M. Goujon, B. Renelier, L. Macchi, T. Hauet and G. Mauco.  Br J Surg 2014; 102: 132-142.

Advances in the field of organ transplantation offer hope to thousands of patients. However, the field is hampered by organ availability, and much needs to be done to increase public awareness. One option for increasing the donor pool is increased use of marginal organs, such as those from deceased after cardiac death (DCD) donors. However, these organs are often severely affected by ischaemia–reperfusion injury (IRI). Basic and translational research is now focused on improving the quality of these organs by understanding the mechanisms of IRI. Tillet et al. use an experimental kidney transplantation model to mimic DCD organs, and study the short- and long-term effects of IRI such as an initiation of epithelial-to-mesenchymal translation and sustainment of a proinflammatory environment. Most importantly, this adverse effect is then rescued using a readily available anticoagulant drug. The application has the potential for quick translation into clinical trials to see whether anticoagulation can improve the quality of DCD organs.

M. Sund
Associate Editor

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Highlights of the January 2015 issue: 

- Combined vascular resection and reconstruction during hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer surgery. M. Miyazaki.

- Training situational awareness to reduce surgical errors in the operating room.  M. Graafland, J. M. C. Schraagen, M. A. Boermeester, W. A. Bemelman and M. P. Schijven. This article is free to access.

- Randomized clinical trial to evaluate mental practice in enhancing advanced laparoscopic surgical performance. M. Louridas, E. M. Bonrath, D. A. Sinclair, N. J. Dedy and T. P. Grantcharov

- Use of a pathway quality improvement care bundle to reduce mortality after emergency laparotomy.  S. Huddart, C. J. Peden, M. Stewart, B. McCormick, M. Dickinson, M. A. Mohammed, N. Quiney and the ELPQuiC Collaborator Group.  This article is free to access.

- Genotype-defined cancer risk in juvenile polyposis syndrome.  E. Aytac, B. Sulu, B. Heald, M. O'Malley, L. LaGuardia, F. H. Remzi, M. F. Kalady, C. A. Burke and J. M. Church

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