Randomized clinical trial
INTEND II randomized clinical trial of intraoperative duct endoscopy in pathological nipple discharge.
Authors: G. Gui, A. Agusti, D. Twelves, S. Tang, M. Kabir, C. Montgomery et al.
Notes: Identifies causative lesion
Authors: A. Storesund, A. S. Haugen, M. Hjortås, M. W. Nortvedt, H. Flaatten, G. E. Eide et al.
Notes: Code correctly
Authors: M. Del Chiaro, K. Søreide
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Authors: O. Uleberg, K. Pape, T. Kristiansen, P. R. Romundstad, P. Klepstad
Authors: H. Elfeki, H. M. Larsen, K. J. Emmertsen, P. Christensen, M. Youssef, W. Khafagy et al.
Notes: Sigmoid resection associated with bowel dysfunction
Authors: J. Segelman, C. Buchli, A. Svanström Röjvall, P. Matthiessen, S. Arver, M. Bottai et al.
Notes: Ovarian androgens reduced
Multicentre study of the prognostic impact of preoperative bodyweight on long‐term prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: J. J. Yu, F. Shen, T. H. Chen, L. Liang, J. Han, H. Xing et al.
Notes: BMI matters
Authors: G. Polychronidis, F. J. Hüttner, P. Contin, K. Goossen, L. Uhlmann, M. Heidmann et al.
Aesthetic outcome following breast‐conserving surgery assessed by three evaluation modalities in relation to health‐related quality of life.
Authors: C. Dahlbäck, A. Ringberg, J. Manjer
Notes: Better methods needed
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of short or long interval between neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for rectal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1417-1425.
Authors: E. Akgun, C. Caliskan, O. Bozbiyik, T. Yoldas, M. Sezak, S. Ozkok et al.
Notes: Worth waiting
Authors: R. Mouton, C. A. Rogers, R. A. Harris, R. J. Hinchliffe
Notes: Improves 30‐day survival
Authors: H. Shiwani, P. Baxter, E. Taylor, M. A. Bailey, D. J. A. Scott
Current practice and short‐term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study.
Authors: R. L. O'Connell, E. Baker, A. Trickey, T. Rattay, L. Whisker, R. D. Macmillan et al.
Notes: Reduces mastectomy rates
Long‐term outcomes of endovenous laser ablation and conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.
Authors: T. Wallace, J. El‐Sheikha, S. Nandhra, C. Leung, A. Mohamed, A. Harwood et al.
Notes: EVLA lower recurrence at 5 years
Authors: M. van Putten, S. D. Nelen, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, J. H. M. B. Stoot, H. H. Hartgrink, S. S. Gisbertz et al.
Notes: Practise makes perfect?
Authors: G. Marchegiani, S. Andrianello, G. Morbin, E. Secchettin, M. D'Onofrio, R. De Robertis et al.
Notes: Duct dilatation no risk alone
Snapshot quiz 18/15
What is this lesion that caused ileocaecal intussusception?View
Snapshot quiz 18/14
What syndrome does this 45-year-old patient with jejunojejunal intussusception and mucocutaneous hyperpigmentation have?View
Snapshot quiz 18/13
A 48-year-old woman was referred with anaemia and a history of intermittent melaena, but with normal upper gastrointestinal and capsule endoscopy findings. What is the abnormality shown on the intraoperative image below?View
Snapshot quiz 18/12
A 50-year-old woman underwent exploratory laparotomy for progressive abdominal distension. What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast for the October 2018 issue
This month, Editor-in-Chief, Jonothan Earnshaw picks out articles of particular interest, including "Profile of exhaled‐breath volatile organic compounds to diagnose pancreatic cancer" and "Systematic review of the prevalence, impact and mitigating strategies for bullying, undermining behaviour and harassment in the surgical workplace", both of which are free to read.
Editorial podcast for the September 2018 issue
Professor Robert Hinchliffe discusses the September 2018 issue, highlighting a Review Article on the topic of surgery in space, detailing the effects space has on physiology and pathophysiology. He mentions two papers focusing on reducing anastomotic leak rates in colorectal surgery, the second of which is accompanied by a technique video online. Finally, he reveals his Paper of the Month. Follow Prof. Hinchliffe on Twitter @robhinchliffe1.
Snapshot quiz 18/11
This woman presented at age 55 years with subcutaneous lumps all over her body and associated weight loss. Diagnosis was made through biopsy. What is the diagnosis?View
Snapshot quiz 18/10
While performing a laparoscopic colonic resection for cancer, the structure shown was found in the lesser pelvis of a male patient (a as encountered, b after transection by the pathologist). What is it?View
Editorial podcast for the August 2018 issue
Mr Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, highlights the selection of articles discussing optimal ways of treating liver tumours and liver metastases. Also picked out as a landmark article is the DILALA randomized trial on two‐year results comparing laparoscopic lavage with resection as treatment for perforated diverticulitis, which is available to read as Open Access. Finally, he reveals his Paper of the Month. Follow Mr Earnshaw on Twitter @JJEarnshaw.
Editorial podcast for the July 2018 issue
This month we're delighted to introduce our guest podcast editor, Aneel Bhangu, Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Birmingham, UK. Mr Bhangu discusses the contents of the July issue, picking out a few highlights including the important leading article discussing 10 years of the Surgical Safety Checklist. He also announces his Paper of the Month. Follow Aneel on Twitter @aneelbhangu
Snapshot quiz 18/8
This man presented with central chest pain after prolonged vomiting. What has happened to his oesophagus?View
Snapshot quiz 18/9
A 45-year-old alcoholic man presented with acute epigastric pain spreading across the whole abdomen. What is the likely cause?View
Editorial podcast for the June 2018 issue
This month's issue of BJS is discussed by Professor Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor. The June issue has a focus on cholangiocarcinoma, which includes a free Leading Article on surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma by B. Groot Koerkamp and W. R. Jarnagin. He also discusses the very interesting meta‐analysis evaluating music interventions for anxiety and pain in surgery, which is also free to read. Prof. Hinchliffe then reveals his Paper of the Month.
Snapshot quiz 18/7
This 3-year-old Nigerian boy has a history of fever for 10 days, diarrhoea, and a painful, tender and distended abdomen. What is the cause of the findings in the figure?View
Snapshot quiz 18/6
Where is the gallbladder during this laparoscopic cholecystectomy?View