Authors: K. J. Roberts
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus open pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary tumours. BJS 2017; 104: 1443-1450.
Authors: C. Palanivelu, P. Senthilnathan, S. C. Sabnis, N. S. Babu, S. Srivatsan Gurumurthy, N. Anand Vijai et al.
Notes: Shorter stay
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic ultrasonography before laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection. BJS 2017; 104: 1462-1469.
Authors: S. B. Ellebæk, C. W. Fristrup, C. Hovendal, N. Qvist, L. Bundgaard, S. Salomon et al.
Notes: No additional benefit
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: J. Ranstam, J. A. Cook
Authors: B. Le Roy, M. Gelli, G. Pittau, M.‐A. Allard, B. Pereira, B. Serji et al.
Notes: Option to increase resectability
Authors: J. Lagergren, F. Mattsson, P. Lagergren
Notes: Beware Fridays
Authors: A. J. Klompenhouwer, M. E. E. Bröker, M. G. J. Thomeer, M. P. Gaspersz, R. A. de Man, J. N. M. IJzermans et al.
Notes: Wait and see policy justified
Impact of portal vein infiltration and type of venous reconstruction in surgery for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1539-1548.
Authors: R. Ravikumar, C. Sabin, M. Abu Hilal, A. Al‐Hilli, S. Aroori, G. Bond‐Smith et al.
Notes: No difference between type of reconstruction
Nationwide outcomes in patients undergoing surgical exploration without resection for pancreatic cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1568-1577.
Authors: L. G. M. van der Geest, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, I. H. J. T. de Hingh, C. J. H. M. van Laarhoven, T. L. Bollen, C. Y. Nio et al.
Notes: Negative impacts
Risk of death from breast cancer after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ. BJS 2017; 104: 1506-1513.
Authors: C. Wadsten, H. Garmo, I. Fredriksson, M. Sund, F. Wärnberg
Notes: Rare, but worse for large tumours and uncertain margins
Trends in indications, complications and outcomes for venous resection during pancreatoduodenectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 1558-1567.
Authors: D. Kleive, M. A. Sahakyan, A. E. Berstad, C. S. Verbeke, I. P. Gladhaug, B. Edwin et al.
Notes: Severe complications, more reoperations
Authors: E. Botteri, P. Veronesi, J. Vila, N. Rotmensz, V. Galimberti, M. V. Thomazini et al.
Notes: Molecular subtype matters more
Effect of age on rates of palliative surgery and chemotherapy use in patients with locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer.
Authors: S. D. Nelen, M. van Putten, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, K. Bosscha, J. H. W. de Wilt, R. H. A. Verhoeven et al.
Notes: Less surgery, more chemo, but no change in survival
Authors: R. Green, S. C. Charman, T. Palser
Notes: Variation in compliance related to outcomes
Meta‐analysis of the costs of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 1284-1292.
Authors: E. E. de Vries, V. G. M. Baldew, H. M. den Ruijter, G. J. de Borst
Pancreatoduodenectomy with portal vein resection for distal cholangiocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1549-1557.
Authors: T. Maeta, T. Ebata, E. Hayashi, T. Kawahara, S. Mizuno, N. Matsumoto et al.
Notes: Poor survival despite portal vein resection
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
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