Effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation on preoperative pulmonary physiology, postoperative respiratory complications and quality of life in patients with oesophageal cancer.
Authors: J. A. Elliott, L. O'Byrne, G. Foley, C. F. Murphy, S. L. Doyle, S. King et al.
Authors: R. L. Venchiarutti, M. J. Solomon, C. E. Koh, J. M. Young, D. Steffens
Authors: A. Pulvirenti, A. Pea, N. Rezaee, C. Gasparini, G. Malleo, M. J. Weiss et al.
The Society of Academic & Research Surgery (SARS), located at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, has fostered and enhanced research in various disciplines of surgery under its auspices for more than 50 years.
Impact of postoperative infective complications on long‐term survival after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: T. Yang, K. Liu, C.‐F. Liu, Q. Zhong, J. Zhang, J.‐J. Yu et al.
Meta‐analysis of randomized clinical trials of early versus delayed cholecystectomy for mild gallstone pancreatitis.
Authors: N. Moody, A. Adiamah, F. Yanni, D. Gomez
Quality assurance of surgery in the randomized ST03 trial of perioperative chemotherapy in carcinoma of the stomach and gastro‐oesophageal junction.
Authors: W. H. Allum, E. C. Smyth, J. M. Blazeby, H. I. Grabsch, S. M. Griffin, S. Rowley et al.
Authors: M. G. Sarr
Authors: M. Kumar, G. Ramsay
Author response to comment on: Relationship between R1 resection, tumour rupture and recurrence in resected gastrointestinal stromal tumour. BJS 2019; 106: 1102-1103.
Authors: T. Hølmebakk, K. Boye
Authors: D. G. Jayne
Comment on: Major hepatectomy with or without pancreatoduodenectomy for advanced gallbladder cancer. BJS 2019; 106: 1100-1101.
Authors: D. I. Tsilimigras, D. Moris, T. M. Pawlik
Author response to comment on: Major hepatectomy with or without pancreatoduodenectomy for advanced gallbladder cancer. BJS 2019; 106: 1101-1102.
Authors: T. Mizuno, T. Ebata, M. Nagino
Meta‐analysis of the role of colonoscopy after an episode of left‐sided acute diverticulitis. BJS 2019; 106: 988-997.
Authors: S. J. Rottier, S. T. Dijk, A. A. W. Geloven, W. H. Schreurs, W. A. Draaisma, W. A. Enst et al.
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.
Snapshot quiz 19/6
A 35-year-old man underwent laparoscopic appendicectomy for perforated acute appendicitis. A drain was placed via the suprapubic trocar at the end of surgery. After operation, the urinary catheter bag was found to be filled with air. What is the diagnosis?View
Snapshot quiz 19/5
What is this abdominal lesion in a 78-year-old man having surveillance for colorectal malignancy?View
Editorial podcast for the February 2019 issue
Professor Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, talks through this month's articles and says there is content that paediatric, transplant and plastic/burns surgeons will find of interest. He also discusses the leading article by A. C. de Beaux on abdominal wall closure, which is free to read. Finally, he reveals his Paper of the Month.
Snapshot quiz 19/4
A 26-year-old army recruit collapsed with profuse rectal bleeding. What is this finding at operation?View