Influence of national centralization of oesophagogastric cancer on management and clinical outcome from emergency upper gastrointestinal conditions.
Authors: S. R. Markar, H. Mackenzie, T. Wiggins, A. Askari, A. Karthikesalingam, O. Faiz et al.
Notes: Improves outcome of oesophageal perforation
Authors: M. Kanapathy, R. Simpson, L. Madden, C. Thrasivoulou, A. Mosahebi, D. L. Becker et al.
Notes: Potential marker of disease severity
The Svensk Kirurgisk Förening (SKF) organizes surgeons working in Sweden or surgeons who have a connection to Swedish surgery. It is a professional organization within the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Swedish Medical Association.
Authors: J. Mayol, J. Dziakova
Authors: K.‐J. Lundström, H. Holmberg, A. Montgomery, P. Nordin
Notes: Higher chronic pain rate than expected.
Authors: K. Mohkam, O. Farges, E. Vibert, O. Soubrane, R. Adam, F.‐R. Pruvot et al.
Notes: Multi‐institutionally validated prognostic tool
Population‐based incidence rate of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in a high‐income country.
Authors: E. Omling, A. Jarnheimer, J. Rose, J. Björk, J. G. Meara, L. Hagander et al.
Notes: Higher than previously reported
Cardiovascular and all‐cause mortality in patients with intermittent claudication and critical limb ischaemia.
Authors: S. T. W. van Haelst, C. Koopman, H. M. den Ruijter, F. L. Moll, F. L. Visseren, I. Vaartjes et al.
Notes: Declining mortality. Large burden cardiovascular deaths
International validation of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ‐BRECON23 quality‐of‐life questionnaire for women undergoing breast reconstruction.
Authors: Z. E. Winters, M. Afzal, C. Rutherford, B. Holzner, G. Rumpold, R. A. da Costa Vieira et al.
Notes: Useful tool
All‐cause and cardiovascular mortality risk after surgery versus radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism.
Authors: P. Giesecke, V. Frykman, G. Wallin, S. Lönn, A. Discacciati, O. Törring et al.
Notes: Surgery preferable for men
Authors: M. Xiao, C. Lou, H. Xiao, Y. Yang, X. Cai, C. Li et al.
Notes: New molecular target for TNBC?
Authors: H. T. Malik, J. Marti, A. Darzi, E. Mossialos
Notes: Considerable savings
Optimal extent of completion lymphadenectomy for patients with melanoma and a positive sentinel node in the groin.
Authors: D. Verver, M. F. Madu, C. M. C. Oude Ophuis, M. Faut, J. H. W. de Wilt, J. J. Bonenkamp et al.
Notes: Inguinal is enough
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of hepatic resection versus radiofrequency ablation for early‐stage hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1775-1784.
Authors: K. K. C. Ng, K. S. H. Chok, A. C. Y. Chan, T. T. Cheung, T. C. L. Wong, J. Y. Y. Fung et al.
Notes: Radiofrequency ablation is not superior
Meta‐analysis of microsatellite instability in relation to clinicopathological characteristics and overall survival in gastric cancer.
Authors: K. Polom, L. Marano, D. Marrelli, R. De Luca, G. Roviello, V. Savelli et al.
Notes: Microsatellite instability subgroup does better
Meta‐analysis of outcomes following resection of the primary tumour in patients presenting with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Authors: U. Nitsche, C. Stöß, L. Stecher, D. Wilhelm, H. Friess, G. O. Ceyhan et al.
Notes: Selected patients only
Editorial podcast for November 2017 issue
This month we're delighted to introduce our guest podcast editor, Ms Natalie Blencowe, Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK. Ms Blencowe discusses the contents of the November issue, picking out a few highlights as well as naming her Paper of the Month. Follow Natalie on Twitter @NatalieBlencowe.
Snapshot quiz 17/10
This 45-year-old man underwent gastroscopy with this finding in mid oesophagus. What is the diagnosis?View
Preservation of the inferior parathyroid gland during central neck dissection
Editorial podcast for October 2017 issue
Listen to Editor-in-Chief, Jonothan Earnshaw, outline the highlights of the October issue, including five papers on pancreatic cancer, an article focused on social media, and one looking at ductal carcinoma in situ. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that has the potential to change surgical practice.
Pancreatic cancer and social media
The October 2017 issue of the BJS includes several articles on the topic of pancreatic cancer. In this podcast, Professor Keith Roberts, the author of the leading article entitled "Improving outcomes in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer", discusses the articles in this important area. We also talk to Professor Steven Wexner about the article he has coauthored called #colorectalsurgery, which discusses the possibilities and limitations of social media when used in the field of surgical science.
Snapshot quiz 17/9
What is happening to this patient’s ureter?View
Snapshot quiz 17/8
What is this abnormality of the appendix?View
Editorial podcast: September 2017 (Español)
Este mes presentamos al profesor Julio Mayol para discutir el contenido de la edición de septiembre. Esto está disponible en inglés y español. El profesor Mayol escoge algunos puntos destacados en el tema, así como el nombramiento de su selección del mes. También hace un par de anuncios especiales sobre nuevos desarrollos.
Editorial podcast: September 2017 (English)
This month we introduce Professor Julio Mayol to discuss the contents of the September issue. This is available in both English and Spanish. Professor Mayol picks out a few highlights in the issue as well as naming his pick of the month. He also makes a couple of special announcements about new developments.
Editorial podcast: August 2017
Listen to BJS editor Professor Rob Hinchliffe discuss the highlights of the August issue. He also picks out one article as the Editor's Paper of the Month. Click to find out his winner!
Snapshot quiz 17/7
This woman has an abdominal mass (a) and an abnormal umbilicus (b). What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: July 2017
Listen to BJS editor, Professor Rob Hinchliffe, discuss the highlights of the July issue. He also picks out one article as the Editor's Paper of the Month. Click to find out his winner!
Identification of right hepatic vein (RHV) tributaries among the three RHVs
Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence evaluation of the middle hepatic vein (MHV) tributaries