Authors: S. Di Saverio, E. Segalini, A. Birindelli, S. Todero, M. Podda, A. Rizzuto et al.
Notes: Useful option
Authors: B. M. Biccard, A. Sigamani, M. T. V. Chan, D. I. Sessler, A. Kurz, J. G. Tittley et al.
Notes: No evidence to start or stop aspirin
Authors: S. R. Markar, B. Brodie, S.‐T. Chin, A. Romano, D. Spalding, G. B. Hanna et al.
Notes: Breath test for pancreatic cancer
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Authors: S. Gasteiger, B. Cardini, G. Göbel, R. Oberhuber, F. Messner, T. Resch et al.
Notes: Good outcome in selected patients
Systematic review of the prevalence, impact and mitigating strategies for bullying, undermining behaviour and harassment in the surgical workplace.
Authors: U. A. Halim, D. M. Riding
Notes: Common and damaging
Multicentre international trial of laparoscopic lavage for Hinchey III acute diverticulitis (LLO Study).
Authors: G. A. Binda, M. A. Bonino, G. Siri, S. Di Saverio, G. Rossi, R. Nascimbeni et al.
Notes: Successful in the majority
Authors: M. A. Amer, M. D. Smith, C. H. Khoo, G. P. Herbison, J. L. McCall
Survival and risk of breast cancer recurrence after breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator flap.
Authors: A. Svee, M. Mani, K. Sandquist, T. Audolfsson, Y. Folkvaljon, A. E. Isern et al.
Randomized clinical trial
Multicentre factorial randomized clinical trial of perioperative immunonutrition versus standard nutrition for patients undergoing surgical resection of oesophageal cancer.
Authors: L. A. Mudge, D. I. Watson, B. M. Smithers, E. A. Isenring, L. Smith, G. G. Jamieson et al.
Notes: No difference
Meta‐analysis of prognostic factors for overall survival in patients with resected hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
Authors: N. T. E. Bird, A. McKenna, J. Dodd, G. Poston, R. Jones, H. Malik et al.
Notes: Tumour biology is important
Authors: A. Endo, A. Shiraishi, K. Fushimi, K. Murata, Y. Otomo
Notes: Mortality similar among low, medium and high ratios
Meta‐analysis of the prognostic role of perioperative platelet count in posthepatectomy liver failure and mortality.
Authors: A. Mehrabi, M. Golriz, E. Khajeh, O. Ghamarnejad, P. Probst, H. Fonouni et al.
Notes: Low platelets worse outcomes
Authors: Y. Kishi, S. Nara, M. Esaki, N. Hiraoka, K. Shimada
Notes: Standardized lymphadenectomy is important
Authors: N. Patani, F. MacAskill, S. Eshelby, A. Omar, A. Kaura, K. Contractor et al.
Notes: Outcomes improve
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
Editorial podcast for the May 2018 issue
Mr Martyn Evans produces his first editorial podcast for BJS. Listen to him talking through the articles included in the May 2018 issue, which has a focus on advanced colorectal surgery.
Advanced colorectal cancer podcast, May 2018 issue
Listen to Professor M. J. Solomon and Dr K. G. M. Brown, of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, discuss the highlights of the May 2018 issue of BJS, which has a focus on advanced, recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer, and associated treatment options. They are also authors of the Leading Article entitled "Progress and future direction in the management of advanced colorectal cancer", which is free to access.
Snapshot quiz 18/5
A 21-year-old man presented with 1-day history of central abdominal pain, confirmed on CT as small bowel obstruction. What condition is shown in the image and what could be the cause?View
Snapshot quiz 18/4
What is the abnormality depicted in this brachial artery?View
Editorial podcast for the April 2018 issue
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses some of the articles appearing this month, including the Leading Article on artificial intelligence and the future role of robots in surgery. He also gives some details on our next special issue scheduled for publication in January 2019.
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