Immunohistochemical hENT1 expression as a prognostic biomarker in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma undergoing adjuvant gemcitabine‐based chemotherapy. BJS 2017; 104: 328-336.
Authors: N. T. E. Bird, M. Elmasry, R. Jones, E. Psarelli, J. Dodd, H. Malik et al.
Notes: Standardization needed to see if it's really useful
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.
Meta‐analysis of the influence of surgical margin and adjuvant radiotherapy on local recurrence after resection of sporadic desmoid‐type fibromatosis. BJS 2017; 104: 347-357.
Authors: M. L. Janssen, D. L. M. van Broekhoven, J. M. M. Cates, W. M. Bramer, J. J. Nuyttens, A. Gronchi et al.
Notes: Radiotherapy after surgery for recurrence only
European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) recommendations for the surgical management of adrenocortical carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 358-376.
Authors: S. Gaujoux, R. Mihai, B. Carnaille, B. Dousset, C. Fiori, F. Porpiglia et al.
Notes: The best evidence available
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. BJS 2017; 104: 166-178.
Authors: J. T. Powell, M. J. Sweeting, P. Ulug, J. D. Blankensteijn, F. A. Lederle, J.‐P. Becquemin et al.
Notes: Survival comparable
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.
Snapshot quiz 16/12
What is the cause of this small bowel stricture, and what are the characteristic features?View
Editorial podcast: October 2016
Listen to co-Chief Editor, Jonothan Earnshaw, give us his views on the October 2016 issue.