The Sociedad Española de Investigaciones Quirúrgicas (SEIQ) organizes an annual congress in Spain focused on the serious discussion of the presentations and the proper application of the scientific method in the research work.
Authors: B. Groot Koerkamp, W. R. Jarnagin
Oncological outcome after MRI‐based selection for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in the OCUM Rectal Cancer Trial.
Authors: R. Ruppert, T. Junginger, H. Ptok, J. Strassburg, C. A. Maurer, P. Brosi et al.
Notes: Limiting radiotherapy appears safe.
Authors: M. Kanda, D. Shimizu, H. Tanaka, C. Tanaka, D. Kobayashi, M. Hayashi et al.
Notes: Potential target for therapy
Validation of at least 1 mm as cut‐off for resection margins for pancreatic adenocarcinoma of the body and tail.
Authors: T. Hank, U. Hinz, I. Tarantino, J. Kaiser, W. Niesen, F. Bergmann et al.
Notes: Validating 1mm for R0
Development and validation of a difficulty score to predict intraoperative complications during laparoscopic liver resection.
Authors: M. C. Halls, G. Berardi, F. Cipriani, L. Barkhatov, P. Lainas, S. Harris et al.
Notes: Helps improve selection for laparoscopic liver resection
Meta‐analysis comparing upfront surgery with neoadjuvant treatment in patients with resectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer.
Authors: E. Versteijne, J. A. Vogel, M. G. Besselink, O. R. C. Busch, J. W. Wilmink, J. G. Daams et al.
Notes: Improved survival with neoadjuvant
Cost‐effectiveness of population‐based vascular disease screening and intervention in men from the Viborg Vascular (VIVA) trial.
Authors: R. Søgaard, J. S. Lindholt
Notes: Highly cost effective
Authors: D. Zeng, R. Zhou, Y. Yu, Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Sun et al.
Notes: Immunoscore predicts prognosis in gastric cancer
Authors: G. A. Margonis, K. Sasaki, S. Gholami, Y. Kim, N. Andreatos, N. Rezaee et al.
Notes: Predicts survival
Authors: K. Heikkila, I. M. Loftus, D. C. Mitchell, A. S. Johal, S. Waton, D. A. Cromwell et al.
Notes: lower than previously estimated
Reappraisal of classification of distal cholangiocarcinoma based on tumour depth. BJS 2018; 105: 867-875.
Authors: H. Aoyama, T. Ebata, M. Hattori, M. Takano, H. Yamamoto, M. Inoue et al.
Notes: Better for T staging
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of elective resection versus observation in diverticulitis with extraluminal air or abscess initially managed conservatively.
Authors: K. You, R. Bendl, C. Taut, R. Sullivan, M. Gachabayov, R. Bergamaschi et al.
Notes: Conservative management appropriate
Editorial podcast for the June 2018 issue
This month's issue of BJS is discussed by Professor Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor. The June issue has a focus on cholangiocarcinoma, which includes a free Leading Article on surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma by B. Groot Koerkamp and W. R. Jarnagin. He also discusses the very interesting meta‐analysis evaluating music interventions for anxiety and pain in surgery, which is also free to read. Prof. Hinchliffe then reveals his Paper of the Month.
Snapshot quiz 18/7
This 3-year-old Nigerian boy has a history of fever for 10 days, diarrhoea, and a painful, tender and distended abdomen. What is the cause of the findings in the figure?View
Snapshot quiz 18/6
Where is the gallbladder during this laparoscopic cholecystectomy?View
Editorial podcast for the May 2018 issue
Mr Martyn Evans produces his first editorial podcast for BJS. Listen to him talking through the articles included in the May 2018 issue, which has a focus on advanced colorectal surgery.
Advanced colorectal cancer podcast, May 2018 issue
Listen to Professor M. J. Solomon and Dr K. G. M. Brown, of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, discuss the highlights of the May 2018 issue of BJS, which has a focus on advanced, recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer, and associated treatment options. They are also authors of the Leading Article entitled "Progress and future direction in the management of advanced colorectal cancer", which is free to access.
Snapshot quiz 18/5
A 21-year-old man presented with 1-day history of central abdominal pain, confirmed on CT as small bowel obstruction. What condition is shown in the image and what could be the cause?View
Snapshot quiz 18/4
What is the abnormality depicted in this brachial artery?View
Editorial podcast for the April 2018 issue
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses some of the articles appearing this month, including the Leading Article on artificial intelligence and the future role of robots in surgery. He also gives some details on our next special issue scheduled for publication in January 2019.
Snapshot quiz 18/3
A 28-year-old man was hit by a car while travelling on his scooter at 30 m.p.h. On initial assessment in the accident and emergency department he had multiple fractures. The CT scan below was taken as part of a trauma series. What is the diagnosis, and how should the condition be treated?View
Snapshot quiz 18/2
This 63-year-old man with chronic back pain also had long-standing intestinal obstruction. He had intraoperative endoscopy after appendicectomy (a, b). What was the cause of the small bowel and colonic strictures in the ileocaecal resection specimen (c)?View
Snapshot quiz 18/1
This is a cadaveric male pelvic dissection with rectal resection. Which pelvic fascia is this, and which anatomical structures does it include?View
Editorial podcast for the March 2018 issue
Listen to BJS Editor, Professor Robert Hinchliffe, talk through some of the highlights of the March issue of BJS. This includes discussion of the cutting edge review on hybrid and total endovascular repair of the aortic arch, which is free to read.
Editorial podcast for the February 2018 issue
Listen to BJS Editor, Professor Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the February issue. This issue has a special focus on quality of life, with a Leading Article from patient advocate, Jo Church.
Snapshot quiz 17/14
What is this finding at laparotomy?View
Special Issue: Cancer surgery in the genomic era
Listen to this fascinating podcast with Professor James Hill, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK, who discusses the BJS special issue on cancer surgery in the genomic era. Professor Hill talks about the genomic revolution taking place in cancer surgery and includes his pick for the must-read article in this cutting-edge issue.