Patterns, predictive factors and prognostic impact of multilevel metastasis in N1b papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Authors: S. K. Kim, I. Park, N. Hur, J.‐H. Choe, J.‐H. Kim, J. S. Kim et al.
Notes: Negative prognosis of metastasis in level V
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.
Systematic review of the role of biomarkers in diagnosing anastomotic leakage following colorectal surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 503-512.
Authors: B. U. Su'a, H. L. Mikaere, J. L. Rahiri, I. B. Bissett, A. G. Hill
Notes: Limited value over clinical judgement
Meta‐analysis of biomarkers predicting risk of malignant progression in Barrett’s oesophagus. BJS 2017; 104: 493-502.
Authors: K. Altaf, J.‐J. Xiong, D. De la Iglesia, L. Hickey, A. Kaul
Notes: Limited clinical usefulness at present
Methodological overview of systematic reviews to establish the evidence base for emergency general surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 513-524.
Authors: J. Savović, N. Blencowe, J. Blazeby, Sean Strong, Noah Howes, K. Chalmers et al.
Notes: Evidence still limited
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of 270° posterior versus 180° anterior partial laparoscopic fundoplication for gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease.
Authors: D. J. Roks, J. H. Koetje, J. E. Oor, J. A. Broeders, V. B. Nieuwenhuijs, E. J. Hazebroek et al.
Notes: No major differences in outcomes
Authors: H. Gostlow, N. Marlow, M. J. W. Thomas, P. J. Hewett, A. Kiermeier, W. Babidge et al.
Notes: Rise and fall
Authors: K. Sasaki, G. A. Margonis, N. Andreatos, A. Wilson, M. Weiss, C. Wolfgang et al.
Notes: Anti‐angiogenesis antibody of benefit
Impact of hepatobiliary service centralization on treatment and outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases.
Authors: A. E. Vallance, J. vanderMeulen, A. Kuryba, I. D. Botterill, J. Hill, D. G. Jayne et al.
Notes: Better survival
Surgery and trauma care providers’ perception of the impact of dual‐practice employment on quality of care provided in an Andean country.
Authors: L. N. LaGrone, L. N. Isquith‐Dicker, E. Huaman Egoavil, J. J. Herrera‐Matta, A. K. Fuhs, D. Ortega Checa et al.
Notes: Unfocused and fatigued
Authors: J. S. Chang, K. H. Kim, H. I. Yoon, W. J. Hyung, S. Y. Rha, H. S. Kim et al.
Notes: Bad news
Authors: M. Tokunaga, S. Ito, T. Yoshikawa, S. Nunobe, T. Fukagawa, K. Misawa et al.
Notes: Low recurrence and excellent survival
Local tumour progression after percutaneous ablation of colorectal liver metastases according to RAS mutation status.
Authors: B. C. Odisio, S. Yamashita, S. Y. Huang, S. Harmoush, S. E. Kopetz, K. Ahrar et al.
Notes: Mutant RAS poor prognostic factor
Authors: L. A. D. Busweiler, M. G. Schouwenburg, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, N. E. Kolfschoten, P. C. de Jong, T. Rozema et al.
Notes: Novel approach to quality assessment
Outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass in a randomized clinical trial compared with a concurrent national database. BJS 2017; 104: 562-569.
Authors: E. Stenberg, E. Szabo, J. Ottosson, I. Näslund
Notes: Similar results demonstrating external validity
Authors: A. Shiraishi, S. Kushimoto, Y. Otomo, H. Matsui, A. Hagiwara, K. Murata et al.
Notes: Reduced mortality in head injuries
Endophlebectomy of the common femoral vein and arteriovenous fistula creation as adjuncts to venous stenting for post‐thrombotic syndrome.
Authors: M. A. F. de Wolf, H. Jalaie, J. H. H. van Laanen, R. L. M. Kurstjens, M. J. S. Mensinck, M. J. de Geus et al.
Snapshot quiz 17/3
This was the finding at elective right groin lymph node biopsy. What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: March issue (volume 104, issue 4)
Listen to BJS editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the March 2017 issue, including the paper from the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) giving recommendations for the surgical management of adrenocortical carcinoma.
Snapshot quiz 17/2
What does this operative image show?View
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, First Hospital of China Medical University
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Qinghai Provincial People’s Hospital
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Editorial podcast: February 2017 (volume 104, issue 3)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, talks through the highlights of the February 2017 issue. This includes discussion of the meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years, which is available to read as open access.
Special issue on surgical infection (volume 104; issue 2)
BJS has published a special issue on surgical infection and invited three authors to discuss their articles on biofilm formation, vaccines and glucose levels.
Snapshot quiz 17/1
What does the CT–PET image show?View
Snapshot quiz 16/14
What is happening to the ampulla of Vater on endoscopy (Fig.1), and what is the cause, which was later removed at operation (Fig.2)?View
Editorial podcast: January 2017
Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, wishes our readers a Happy New Year and talks through the highlights of the January 2017 issue. He also announces some new initiatives to expand the global reach of BJS and provide a dynamic surgical community with information, research and comment.
Editorial podcast: December 2016
For the final podcast of 2016, Jonothan Earnshaw introduces the new website and talks through three oesophagogastric articles that appear in the issue.
Videoscopic ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma
Editorial podcast: November 2016
Listen to Associate Editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the highlights of the November 2016 issue.