Risk of major amputation in patients with intermittent claudication undergoing early revascularization.
Authors: J. Golledge, J. V. Moxon, S. Rowbotham, J. Pinchbeck, L. Yip, R. Velu et al.
Notes: Early revascularization associated with amputation
Authors: T. W. Pike, F. Mushtaq, R. P. Mann, P. Chambers, G. Hall, J. E. Tomlinson et al.
Notes: Science behind list structure
Survival following liver transplantation for liver‐only colorectal metastases compared with hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: S. Dueland, A. Foss, J. M. Solheim, M. Hagness, P.‐D. Line
Notes: Valid treatment option for colorectal liver metastases
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Authors: R. Schneider, A. Machens, C. Sekulla, K. Lorenz, F. Weber, H. Dralle et al.
Notes: Smaller tools needed
Authors: M.E. Kelly, R. Glynn, A.G.J. Aalbers, M. Abraham‐Nordling, W. Alberda, A. Antoniou et al.
Notes: Complete resection is key
Discrete‐choice experiment to analyse preferences for centralizing specialist cancer surgery services.
Authors: L. Vallejo‐Torres, M. Melnychuk, C. Vindrola‐Padros, M. Aitchison, C. S. Clarke, N. J. Fulop et al.
Notes: Most favour it
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of intracutaneously versus transcutaneously sutured ileostomy to prevent stoma‐related complications (ISI trial).
Authors: M. F. Sier, D. D. Wisselink, D. T. Ubbink, R. J. Oostenbroek, G. J. Veldink, B. Lamme et al.
Notes: More leaks with intracutaneous
Propensity score‐matched comparison of oncological outcomes between laparoscopic and open distal pancreatic resection.
Authors: M. Raoof, P. H. G. Ituarte, Y. Woo, S. G. Warner, G. Singh, Y. Fong et al.
Notes: No difference in survival
Multicentre study evaluating the surgical learning curve for posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy.
Authors: O. M. Vrielink, A. F. Engelsman, P. H. J. Hemmer, J. de Vries, W. M. C. M. Vorselaars, M. R. Vriens et al.
Notes: Large annual case‐load required
Cellular and molecular imaging of the arteries in the age of precision medicine. BJS 2018; 105: 311-312.
Authors: R. O. Forsythe, D. E. Newby
Authors: M. G. Keane, A. Shamali, L. N. Nilsson, A. Antila, J. Millastre Bocos, M. Marijinissen Van Zanten et al.
Notes: Low risk in small, asymptomatic mucinous cystic neoplasms
Authors: G. M. Cooney, A. Kiernan, D. C. Winter, C. K. Simms
Notes: Advice for wound repair
Authors: N. Rudarakanchana, M. P. Jenkins
Notes: Formidable challenge
Authors: R. E. Clough, R. Spear, K. Van Calster, A. Hertault, R. Azzaoui, J. Sobocinski et al.
Notes: Encouraging results in expert hands
Authors: A. ten Hove, V. E. de Meijer, J. B. F. Hulscher, R. H. J. de Kleine
Notes: Choledochal cysts should be resected
Cost‐effectiveness analysis of stent type in endoscopic treatment of gastric leak after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
Authors: C. Cosse, L. Rebibo, F. Brazier, S. Hakim, R. Delcenserie, J. M. Regimbeau et al.
Notes: Double pigtail is better
Randomized clinical trial
Authors: E. M. de Leede, N. J. van Leersum, H. M. Kroon, V. van Weel, J. R. M. van der Sijp, B. A. Bonsing et al.
Notes: Chewing gum no effect on recovery
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.
Editorial podcast for January 2018 issue
Listen to Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-chief, discuss the highlights of the first issue of the new year, including the somewhat controversial article by Malik et al. on "Savings from reducing low-value general surgical interventions", and a leading article by Simon Paterson-Brown on the same subject entitled "Cost-effective surgery for better outcomes". He also flags up a couple of exciting new ventures in the pipeline for this month. Click on the Issues tab at the top of the page for access to the issue.
Christmas message from Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Everyone at BJS wishes all our authors, reviewers and readers a wonderful festive season and a peaceful 2018. Listen to the Editor-in-Chief's message.
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