Prognostic role of the length of tumour–vein contact at the portal–superior mesenteric vein in patients having surgery for pancreatic cancer.
Authors: T. Imamura, Y. Yamamoto, T. Sugiura, Y. Okamura, T. Ito, R. Ashida et al.
Network meta‐analysis comparing techniques and outcomes of stump closure after distal pancreatectomy.
Authors: C. B. B. Ratnayake, C. Wells, J. Hammond, J. J. French, J. A. Windsor, S. Pandanaboyana et al.
Population‐based study of morbidity risk associated with pathological complete response after chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer.
Authors: F. J. Sluis, A. M. Couwenberg, G. H. Bock, M. P. W. Intven, O. Reerink, B. L. Leeuwen et al.
The Svensk Kirurgisk Förening (SKF) organizes surgeons working in Sweden or surgeons who have a connection to Swedish surgery. It is a professional organization within the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Swedish Medical Association.
Authors: C. de Mestral, A. T. Hsu, R. Talarico, D. S. Lee, M. A. Hussain, K. Salata et al.
Performance of a modified three‐level classification in stratifying open liver resection procedures in terms of complexity and postoperative morbidity.
Authors: Y. Kawaguchi, K. Hasegawa, C.‐W. D. Tzeng, T. Mizuno, J. Arita, Y. Sakamoto et al.
Safety and efficacy of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery.
Authors: SJ Chapman, D Clerc, R Blanco‐Colino, A Otto, D Nepogodiev, G Pagano et al.
Short‐term medical treatment of hypercalcaemia in primary hyperparathyroidism predicts symptomatic response after parathyroidectomy.
Authors: A. Koman, S. Ohlsson, R. Bränström, Y. Pernow, R. Bränström, I.‐L. Nilsson et al.
Randomized clinical trial
Phase II randomized clinical trial of endosonography and PET/CT versus clinical assessment only for follow‐up after surgery for upper gastrointestinal cancer (EUFURO study).
Authors: O. S. Bjerring, C. W. Fristrup, P. Pfeiffer, L. Lundell, M. B. Mortensen
Excision of both pretreatment marked positive nodes and sentinel nodes improves axillary staging after neoadjuvant systemic therapy in breast cancer.
Authors: J. M. Simons, M. L. M. A. van Pelt, A. W. K. S. Marinelli, M. E. Straver, A. M. Zeillemaker, L. M. Pereira Arias‐Bouda et al.
Development and evaluation of the General Surgery Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (GOSATS).
Authors: Y. Halwani, A. K. Sachdeva, L. Satterthwaite, S. de Montbrun
Randomized controlled trial of plain English and visual abstracts for disseminating surgical research via social media.
Authors: S. J. Chapman, R. C. Grossman, M. E. B. FitzPatrick, R. R. W. Brady
Authors: G. Garas, A. Darzi, T. Athanasiou
Resection margin status in pancreatic cancer surgery: is it really less important than the N status?. BJS 2019; 106: 1559-1559.
Authors: C. Fiorillo, G. Quero, S. Alfieri
Author response to: Resection margin status in pancreatic cancer surgery: is it really less important than the N status?. BJS 2019; 106: 1559-1560.
Authors: J. V. Groen, W. S. Tummers, J. S. Mieog, R. J. Swijnenburg
Total neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer – improvement or overtreatment?. BJS 2019; 106: 1558-1558.
Authors: P. Mroczkowski, L. Dziki
Snapshot in surgery: the coiled middle finger scissor technique for the left-handed
Cutting with right-handed scissors in the left hand can be ineffective as the blades tend to be separated as the scissors are closed (1). This is a simple technique for using right-handed scissors in the left hand. Holding the scissors with the thumb the scissors are closed. This leads to the scissor blades being pressed together, rather than separated, and allows effective and ring finger, the middle finger is coiled behind the handle held by the ring finger applying pressure to this handle as the scissors are closed. This leads to the scissor blades being pressed together, rather than separated, and allows effective use of right-handed scissors with the left hand.
1 Burdett C, TheakstonM, Dunning J, Goodwin A, Kendall S . Left-handed surgical instruments – a guide for cardiac surgeons. J Cardiothorac Surg 2016; 11: 135.
Editorial podcast for October 2019 issue
We are delighted to introduce Professor Marc Besselink as this month's Guest Editor. He is Professor of Surgery at UMC, Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a member of the BJS Society Council of Management. Professor Besselink discusses the contents of this month's issue, including a Leading Article on "A good surgical death (which is free to access) and a Review on "Legal perspectives on black box recording devices in the operating environment" (open access).
Snapshot quiz 19/14
A 34-year-old woman who was breastfeeding presented with 2 weeks of worsening left breast pain, swelling and erythema. What is the complication to be aware of during and after incision and drainage?View
Editorial podcast for August 2019 issue
Professor Robert Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, discusses the August 2019 issue, highlighting the important Leading Article on the Norwegian moratorium on transanal total mesorectal excision (free to read).
Snapshot quiz 19/12
This patient had undergone distal pancreatic resection for pancreatic cancer, including resection of the coeliac trunk and portal vein. The portal vein was reconstructed with an artificial prosthesis. What has happened?View
Editorial podcast for the July 2019 issue
Introducing Professor Steve Wigmore as this month's Guest Podcast Editor, a transplant and liver & pancreas surgeon at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, UK and Editor-in-Chief of HPB journal. He highlights the important Leading Article by Professor Mike Sarr, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, on the future of scientific publishing. It's free to read so click onto the issue after listening to Professor Wigmore's thoughts. He also notes the article written by a collaboration of Scottish and America surgeons, that generated a great deal of media interest, on reducing surgical mortality in Scotland by use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.
Snapshots in surgery: A cautionary tale
A member of the theatre team had a superficial injury to her leg from the spike of a circular stapler (CDH series, Ethicon Endosurgery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) that has protruded through a sharps bin (a). Here, the surgeon did not retract the spike before disposal in an overfilled bin. All team members must take care when disposing of circular staplers, beginning with the surgeon retracting the spike immediately after checking the tissue ‘doughnuts’ (b).View
Editorial podcast for the June 2019 issue
Listen to the BJS Editor-in-Chief. Jonothan Earnshaw, give an update on what's happening on BJS, as well as introducing the June issue, which has a selection of articles on hernia. He talks about our social media presence, a new editor coming on board, and the two systematic reviews, two RCTs, and a leader on hernia.
Snapshot quiz 19/11
What is the diagnosis in this endoscopic image, and how should it be managed? The bleeding was caused by tissue friability.View
Editorial podcast for the May 2019 issue
Listen to Professor Rob Hinchliffe (@robhinchliffe1 on Twitter) introduce the articles published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal.
Snapshot quiz 19/9
This patient presented with appendicitis. What is the diagnosis and how should it be managed?View
Editorial podcast for the April 2019 issue
As well as discussing the contents of the April issue, Professor Rob Hinchliffe (Twitter @robhinchliffe1) talks about the BJS Editor Assistant Bursary, which we are recruiting for at the moment (please see Twitter @BJSurgery for more details). He also introduces a new article type, the Rapid Research Communication, which will be a vehicle for reporting early clinical results of exciting research or novel techniques before they enter larger clinical trials. He also reveals his Paper of the Month.
Snapshot quiz 19/8
What is causing pyloric obstruction in this 58-year-old woman?View
Snapshot quiz 19/7
This 50-year-old woman, with no previous abdominal surgery, presented with symptoms of intestinal obstruction for 3 days. Since the age of 16 years she had experienced recurrent abdominal colic. What is the cause of intestinal obstruction here?View
Editorial podcast for the March 2019 issue
Mr Martyn Evans, BJS Editor, produces his first issue podcast for the March 2019 issue, which includes a selection of articles on diverticulitis. An excellent leading article entitled 'The diminishing role of surgery for acute diverticulitis' by S. Biondo is free to read. Mr Evans also highlights two vascular meta-analyses, including one on clinical trials examining the benefit of structured home exercise in patients with peripheral artery disease by J. Golledge. Finally, he announces his Paper of the Month.