Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of Appendicitis Inflammatory Response score‐based management of patients with suspected appendicitis.
Authors: M. Andersson, B. Kolodziej, R. E. Andersson, R. E. Andersson, M. Andersson, T. Eriksson et al.
Notes: Reduces imaging and admissions
Authors: D. W. Kjaer, H. Larsson, L. B. Svendsen, L. S. Jensen
Notes: Better short term outcome
Authors: C. Brown, T. Abdelrahman, N. Patel, C. Thomas, M. J. Pollitt, W. G. Lewis et al.
Notes: Highly variable
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Authors: L. Dihge, P.‐O. Bendahl, L. Rydén
Notes: Defines need for staging?
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of psychological support and sleep adjuvant measures for postoperative sleep disturbance in patients undergoing oesophagectomy.
Authors: M. Scarpa, E. Pinto, E. Saraceni, F. Cavallin, M. Parotto, R. Alfieri et al.
Notes: Psychologists improve postoperative sleep
Cost‐effectiveness of intraoperative nerve monitoring in avoidance of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy.
Authors: Z. Al‐Qurayshi, E. Kandil, G. W. Randolph
Notes: Cost‐effective in this scenario
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus sham electrical stimulation in patients with faecal incontinence. BJS 2017; 104: 1167-1176.
Authors: A. A. van der Wilt, G. Giuliani, C. Kubis, B. P. W. van Wunnik, I. Ferreira, S. O. Breukink et al.
Notes: Limited case for PTNS
Adaptation of the By‐Band randomized clinical trial to By‐Band‐Sleeve to include a new intervention and maintain relevance of the study to practice. BJS 2017; 104: 1207-1214.
Authors: C. A. Rogers, B. C. Reeves, J. Byrne, J. L. Donovan, G. Mazza, S. Paramasivan et al.
Notes: Something to consider
Loss of SRY‐box2 (SOX2) expression and its impact on survival of patients with oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Authors: F. J. C. ten Kate, S. H. van Olphen, M. J. Bruno, B. P. L. Wijnhoven, J. J. B. van Lanschot, L. H. J. Looijenga et al.
Notes: Useful biomarker especially for early disease
Authors: V. Wylde, J. Dennis, A. D. Beswick, J. Bruce, C. Eccleston, N. Howells et al.
Notes: Flimsy evidence base
Economic evaluation of antibiotic therapy versus appendicectomy for the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis from the APPAC randomized clinical trial.
Authors: S. Sippola, J. Grönroos, R. Tuominen, H. Paajanen, T. Rautio, P. Nordström et al.
Notes: Antibiotics cheaper
Meta‐analysis of randomized and quasi‐randomized clinical trials of topical antibiotics after primary closure for the prevention of surgical‐site infection. BJS 2017; 104: 1123-1130.
Authors: C. F. Heal, J. L. Banks, P. Lepper, E. Kontopantelis, M. L. van Driel
Notes: May work, poor evidence
Authors: J. Thereaux, T. Lesuffleur, M. Païta, S. Czernichow, A. Basdevant, S. Msika et al.
Notes: Poor follow up despite international guidelines
Authors: R. V. Dave, R. Millican‐Slater, D. Dodwell, K. Horgan, N. Sharma
Notes: Mid‐neoadjuvant chemotherapy MRI useful
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
Identification of ischaemic region and veno occlusive region using ICG imaging technique
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
Snapshot quiz 17/6
What is this perianal condition and how should it be treated?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