Authors: J. C. Del Paggio, Y. Peng, X. Wei, S. Nanji, P. H. MacDonald, C. Krishnan Nair et al.
Notes: Twelve is not the magic number
Combined PET–CT and axillary lymph node marking with radioactive iodine seeds (MARI procedure) for tailored axillary treatment in node‐positive breast cancer after neoadjuvant therapy.
Authors: B. B. Koolen, M. Donker, M. E. Straver, M. E. M. van der Noordaa, E. J. T. Rutgers, R. A. Valdés Olmos et al.
Notes: Reduced ALND rates
Metabolic nodal response as a prognostic marker after neoadjuvant therapy for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 947-947.
Authors: J. M. Findlay, K. M. Bradley, L. M. Wang, J. M. Franklin, E. J. Teoh, F. V. Gleeson et al.
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Meta‐analysis of adjuvant therapy following curative surgery for periampullary adenocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 814-822.
Authors: A. Acharya, S. R. Markar, M. H. Sodergren, G. Malietzis, A. Darzi, T. Athanasiou et al.
Notes: No benefit
Systematic review of surgical and medical treatment for tertiary hyperparathyroidism. BJS 2017; 104: 804-813.
Authors: R. R. Dulfer, G. J. H. Franssen, D. A. Hesselink, E. J. Hoorn, C. H. J. van Eijck, T. M. van Ginhoven et al.
Notes: Surgery rules
Systematic review of transarterial embolization for hepatocellular adenomas. BJS 2017; 104: 823-835.
Authors: B. V. van Rosmalen, R. J. S. Coelen, M. Bieze, O. M. van Delden, J. Verheij, C. H. C. Dejong et al.
Notes: Safe alternative to surgery
Authors: R. Ahola, A. Siiki, K. Vasama, M. Vornanen, J. Sand, J. Laukkarinen et al.
Notes: Centralization influences long‐term survival
Safety, productivity and predicted contribution of a surgical task‐sharing programme in Sierra Leone.
Authors: H. A. Bolkan, A. van Duinen, B. Waalewijn, M. Elhassein, T. B. Kamara, G. F. Deen et al.
Notes: Benchmark analysis
Preoperative imaging and prediction of oesophageal conduit necrosis after oesophagectomy for cancer.
Authors: P. Lainas, D. Fuks, S. Gaujoux, Z. Machroub, A. Fregeville, T. Perniceni et al.
Notes: Vascular abnormalities may be causal
Authors: T. Ebata, T. Mizuno, Y. Yokoyama, T. Igami, G. Sugawara, M. Nagino et al.
Notes: irresectability revisited
Validation of two prognostic models for recurrence and survival after radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
Authors: M. Bencivenga, G. Verlato, D.‐S. Han, D. Marrelli, F. Roviello, H.‐K. Yang et al.
Notes: Good performance
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial comparing collagen plug and advancement flap for trans‐sphincteric anal fistula.
Authors: J. Bondi, J. Avdagic, U. Karlbom, O. Hallböök, D. Kalman, J. Šaltytė Benth et al.
Notes: Plug inferior to flap
Authors: P.‐A. Clavien, M. A. Puhan
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of biodegradeable intraluminal sheath to prevent anastomotic leak after stapled colorectal anastomosis.
Authors: I. S. Bakker, A. N. Morks, H. O. ten Cate Hoedemaker, J. G. M. Burgerhof, H. G. Leuvenink, J. B. van Praagh et al.
Notes: C seal not effective in reducing leak rate
Survival benefit of liver resection for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage B hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: H. Kim, S. W. Ahn, S. K. Hong, K. C. Yoon, H.‐S. Kim, Y. R. Choi et al.
Notes: potential trigger for BCLC classification revision
Editorial podcast: June 2017
In this month's editorial podcast Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, gives thanks to BJS referees, but reminds them of their responsibilities. He also announces his paper of the month, which shows that surgery is better than medical treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Snapshot quiz 17/5
What is the cause of this leg ulcer in a 37-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis?View
Editorial podcast: May 2017 (volume 104, issue 6)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses the contents of the latest issue of BJS, including the article entitled 'Textbook outcome as a composite measure in oesophagogastric cancer surgery' from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA) Group, which used a national database and reported that most patients didn't achieve the textbook outcome but there was wide variation between hospitals. Does this metric have a use? He also reveals his personal favourite Paper of the Month - an article he believes has the potential to make the biggest difference to clinical practice. Click on the link to find out which paper he's referring to.
Editorial podcast: April 2017 (volume 104, issue 5)
Robert Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, discusses the highlights of the April issue, now available online. The issue includes the Leading Article entitled 'Translational research in surgical oncology' by two BJS editors, Malin Sund and Kjetil Søreide.
Snapshot quiz 17/4
A 57-year-old man underwent emergency open low anterior resection with defunctioning ileostomy for obstructing rectosigmoid cancer. He developed abdominal wall cellulitis 2 days later with rapid progression to purpura and gangrene of the skin 3 h later (a), and 12 h later (b). What is the diagnosis, and how should it be treated?View
Snapshot quiz 17/3
This was the finding at elective right groin lymph node biopsy. What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: March issue (volume 104, issue 4)
Listen to BJS editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the March 2017 issue, including the paper from the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) giving recommendations for the surgical management of adrenocortical carcinoma.
Snapshot quiz 17/2
What does this operative image show?View
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, First Hospital of China Medical University
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Qinghai Provincial People’s Hospital
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Editorial podcast: February 2017 (volume 104, issue 3)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, talks through the highlights of the February 2017 issue. This includes discussion of the meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years, which is available to read as open access.
Special issue on surgical infection (volume 104; issue 2)
BJS has published a special issue on surgical infection and invited three authors to discuss their articles on biofilm formation, vaccines and glucose levels.
Snapshot quiz 17/1
What does the CT–PET image show?View
Snapshot quiz 16/14
What is happening to the ampulla of Vater on endoscopy (Fig.1), and what is the cause, which was later removed at operation (Fig.2)?View