Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on cholestasis‐associated inflammatory and fibrotic gene signatures in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.
Authors: M. J. Reiniers, L. de Haan, R. Weijer, J. K. Wiggers, A. Jongejan, P. D. Moerland et al.
Authors: A. Aber, T. S. Tong, J. Chilcott, P. Thokala, R. Maheswaran, S. M. Thomas et al.
Notes: Why worse for women?
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.
Survival after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and oesophagectomy versus definitive chemoradiotherapy for patients with oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
Authors: B.‐Y. Wang, S.‐C. Wu, H.‐C. Chen, W.‐H. Hung, C.‐H. Lin, C.‐L. Huang et al.
Notes: Surgery after chemoradiation indicated
Authors: L. Goense, J. Meziani, J. P. Ruurda, R. van Hillegersberg
Randomized clinical trial
Authors: H. Djerf, M. Falkenberg, L. Jivegård, H. Lindgren, M. Svensson, J. Nordanstig et al.
Notes: Revascularization effective but pricey
Authors: S. M. L. de Mik, F. E. Stubenrouch, R. Balm, D. T. Ubbink
Notes: Heterogeneous data
Authors: I. van 't Sant, W. J. van Eden, M. P. Engbersen, N. F. M. Kok, K. Woensdregt, D. M. J. Lambregts et al.
Notes: Promising staging tool
Authors: M. L. Nicholson, C. Yong, P. B. Trotter, L. Grant, S. A. Hosgood
Notes: Rare, but predictable
Authors: C. T. Aquina, A. Z. Becerra, Z. Xu, C. F. Justiniano, K. Noyes, J. R. T. Monson et al.
Notes: Non‐operative management better
Meta‐analysis of the influence of lifestyle changes for preoperative weight loss on surgical outcomes.
Authors: M. Roman, A. Monaghan, G. F. Serraino, D. Miller, S. Pathak, F. Lai et al.
Notes: Possible but how much is enough?
Multicentre cohort study of antihypertensive and lipid‐lowering therapy cessation after bariatric surgery.
Authors: J. Thereaux, T. Lesuffleur, S. Czernichow, A. Basdevant, S. Msika, D. Nocca et al.
Notes: Better than controls
Cost‐effectiveness of liver transplantation in patients with colorectal metastases confined to the liver.
Authors: G. M. W. Bjørnelv, S. Dueland, P.‐D. Line, P. Joranger, Å. A. Fretland, B. Edwin et al.
Notes: Not for every country
Authors: M. S. de Vos, J. F. Hamming
Systematic review of treatment intensification using novel agents for chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1553-1572.
Authors: R. Clifford, N. Govindarajah, J. L. Parsons, S. Gollins, N. P. West, D. Vimalachandran et al.
Notes: Promising agents coming
Meta‐analysis of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with initial biopsy‐proven node‐positive breast cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1541-1552.
Authors: S. R. Tee, L. A. Devane, D. Evoy, J. Rothwell, J. Geraghty, R. S. Prichard et al.
Notes: In selected patients using dual tracer
Editorial podcast for the November 2018 issue
We are delighted to welcome our Guest Editor this month, the BJS Society Chairman, Professor James Garden, who provides an excellent, in-depth account of the papers published in the November issue. He has high praise for the Leading Article "From retribution to reconciliation after critical events in surgery" (free to read) and announces his Paper of the Month, which, he says, makes you "sit back and think". Follow Professor Garden on Twitter @ProfG_Edinsurg.
Snapshot quiz 18/16
This 49-year-old woman presented with a palpable, painless femoral mass. What is this finding at laparoscopy?View
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.