Systematic review and network meta‐analysis of methods of mesh fixation during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Authors: J. J. Baker, S. Öberg, K. Andresen, T. W. Klausen, J. Rosenberg
Notes: Sutures best
Normothermic machine perfusion for the assessment and transplantation of declined human kidneys from donation after circulatory death donors.
Authors: S. A. Hosgood, E. Thompson, T. Moore, C. H. Wilson, M. L. Nicholson
Notes: Increases available kidneys
Meta‐analysis of the procedural risks of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting over time.
Authors: K. Lokuge, D. D. de Waard, A. Halliday, A. Gray, R. Bulbulia, B. Mihaylova et al.
Notes: Endarterectomy outcomes improving
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1920 by a group of leading surgeons of the day.
Authors: S. Carpinteri, S. Sampurno, J. Malaterre, R. Millen, M. Dean, J. Kong et al.
Notes: Reduced tissue injury
Early versus late recurrence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma after resection with curative intent.
Authors: X.‐F. Zhang, E. W. Beal, F. Bagante, J. Chakedis, M. Weiss, I. Popescu et al.
Notes: Early recurrence is bad news
Comparison of gaze behaviour of trainee and experienced surgeons during laparoscopic gastric bypass.
Authors: S. Erridge, H. Ashraf, S. Purkayastha, A. Darzi, M. H. Sodergren
Notes: Potential uses in training and assessment
Quality of life in a randomized trial of early closure of temporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer (EASY trial).
Authors: J. Park, A. K. Danielsen, E. Angenete, D. Bock, A. C. Marinez, E. Haglind et al.
Notes: Quality of life no different after early ileostomy closure.
Preliminary results of a cohort study of induction chemotherapy‐based treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer.
Authors: D. M. G. I. van Zoggel, S. J. Bosman, M. Kusters, G. A. P. Nieuwenhuijzen, J. S. Cnossen, G. J. Creemers et al.
Notes: Promising responses
Growth rates of pulmonary metastases after liver transplantation for unresectable colorectal liver metastases.
Authors: H. Grut, S. Solberg, T. Seierstad, M. E. Revheim, T. S. Egge, S. G. Larsen et al.
Notes: Immunosuppression may not accelerate growth
Impact of weight loss and eating difficulties on health‐related quality of life up to 10 years after oesophagectomy for cancer.
Authors: P. Anandavadivelan, A. Wikman, A. Johar, P. Lagergren
Notes: Associated with deterioration of HRQOL
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
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
Snapshot quiz 17/13
A 42-year-old farmer presented with a blackish discoloration on his great toe following trivial trauma. What is the diagnosis?View
Snapshot quiz 17/12
This was a finding on inguinal exploration of a 3-month-old baby girl. What is the diagnosis and how is the condition treated?View
Snapshot quiz 17/11
A 44-year-old man with an umbilical hernia (Fig.1) underwent elective open hernia repair. What was the
cause of this hernia (Fig.2).
Editorial podcast for December 2017 issue
Listen to BJS Editor Rob Hinchliffe outline the highlights of the October issue, including four papers on gastric cancer and an experimental article focused on the use of mesh in surgery. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that challenges surgical axioms.
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