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The August 2015 issue of BJS is now available online

Click here to access the latest issue of BJS. Includes FREE access to the Original Article entitled 'Frequency of surgery and hospital admissions for communicable diseases in a high- and middle-income setting' by A. Jamheimer et al. Additionally, available as OPEN ACCESS is an Original Article entitled 'Validity of a cross-specialty test in basic laparoscopic techniques (TABLT)' by E. Thinggaard et al.

Watch video of Lord Darzi discussing global surgical innovations

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.

BJS Impact Factor increases to 5.542

The 2014 BJS Impact Factor has been announced and we are delighted to share it has gone up again - from 5.210 in 2013 to 5.542.

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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.

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Volume 102 Issue 10 (September 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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Highlights of the August 2015 issue

- Frequency of surgery and hospital admission for communicable diseases in a high- and middle-income setting.  A. Jamheimer, G. Kantor, S. Bickler, P. Farmer and L. Hagander (free to access)

- Systematic review and critical appraisal of the impact of acellular dermal matrix use on the outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction.  S. Potter, D. Browning, J. Savović, C. Holcombe and J. M. Blazeby

- Changes in gastrointestinal cancer resection rates.  A. D. Speelman, Y. R. B. M. van Gestel, H. J. T. Rutten, I. H. J. T. de Hingh and V. E. P. P. Lemmens

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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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Effect of rescue surgery after non‐curative endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer

E. R. Kim, H. Lee, B.‐H. Min, J. H. Lee, P.‐L. Rhee, J. J. Kim, K.‐M. Kim, S. Kim

Background Whether rescue surgery confers a survival benefit in patients undergoing non‐curative endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer remains controversial. Methods This was a retrospective review of patients who underwent non‐curative endoscopic resection of at least one lesion of differentiated‐type early gastric cancer between 2000 and 2011....