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Original article

Prognostic value of carbohydrate antigen 19‐9 in patients undergoing resection of biliary tract cancer.

Authors: S. Yamashita, G. Passot, T. A. Aloia, Y. S. Chun, M. Javle, J. E. Lee et al.

Notes: Normalization of CA19‐9 predicts prognosis

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Systematic review

Meta‐analysis of prophylactic mesh to prevent parastomal hernia.

Authors: A. J. Cross, P. L. Buchwald, F. A. Frizelle, T. W. Eglinton

Notes: Should be used

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Abstracts

Spanish translation section. BJS 2017; 104: e1-e7.

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The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1920 by a group of leading surgeons of the day.

Leading article

As one door closes, another opens. BJS 2017; 104: 9-10.

Authors: J. J. Earnshaw

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Article

Scientific surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 152-152.

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Systematic review

Longitudinal analysis of reporting and quality of systematic reviews in high‐impact surgical journals.

Authors: S. J. Chapman, T. M. Drake, W. S. Bolton, J. Barnard, A. Bhangu

Notes: Authors and journals both need to do better

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Leading article

An approach to randomization into surgical clinical trials. BJS 2017; 104: 11-12.

Authors: T. Treasure, M. Baum

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Systematic review

Network meta‐analysis of the effect of preoperative carbohydrate loading on recovery after elective surgery.

Authors: M. A. Amer, M. D. Smith, G. P. Herbison, L. D. Plank, J. L. McCall

Notes: Small reduction in length of stay

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Systematic review

Meta‐analysis of operative experiences of general surgery trainees during training. BJS 2017; 104: 22-33.

Authors: E. J. Elsey, G. Griffiths, D. J. Humes, J. West

Notes: Varies considerably

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Original article

Cost analysis of laparoscopic lavage compared with sigmoid resection for perforated diverticulitis in the Ladies trial. BJS 2017; 104: 62-68.

Authors: S. Vennix, S. van Dieren, B. C. Opmeer, J. F. Lange, W. A. Bemelman

Notes: Further evidence of lavage superiority

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Article

Spurious findings. BJS 2017; 104: 97-97.

Authors: J. A. Cook, J. Ranstam

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Original article

Gastrointestinal symptoms and food intolerance 2 years after laparoscopic Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

Authors: T. C. C. Boerlage, A. W. J. M. van de Laar, S. Westerlaken, V. E. A. Gerdes, D. P. M. Brandjes

Notes: High prevalence of food intolerance

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Systematic review

Systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis of patient reported outcome measures for abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Notes: Ready for use

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Original article

Quality of reporting in surgical randomized clinical trials.

Notes: Surgery‐specific CONSORT statement needed.

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Article

Scientific surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 1902-1902.

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Abstracts

Spanish translation section. BJS 2016; 103: e194-e200.

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Review

Negative‐pressure wound therapy for prevention and treatment of surgical‐site infections after vascular surgery.

Authors: S. Acosta, M. Björck, A. Wanhainen

Notes: Already used widely

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Systematic review

Meta‐analysis of lower perioperative blood glucose target levels for reduction of surgical‐site infection.

Authors: F. E. E. de Vries, S. L. Gans, J. S. Solomkin, B. Allegranzi, M. Egger, E. P. Dellinger et al.

Notes: Low glucose prevents SSI

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Latest Media

Podcast

Editorial podcast: January 2017

R. J. Hinchliffe

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.

Podcast

Editorial podcast: December 2016

J. J. Earnshaw

For the final podcast of 2016, Jonothan Earnshaw introduces the new website and talks through three oesophagogastric articles that appear in the issue.

Podcast

Oesophagogastric cancer

J. V. Reynolds, National Lead for Oesophagogastric Cancer in Ireland

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Videoscopic ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma

Podcast

Editorial podcast: November 2016

R. J. Hinchliffe

Listen to Associate Editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the highlights of the November 2016 issue.

Podcast

Editorial podcast: October 2016

J. J. Earnshaw

Listen to co-Chief Editor, Jonothan Earnshaw, give us his views on the October 2016 issue.

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ASGBI 2016: BJS and John Wiley & Sons DVD 3rd Place

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ASGBI 2016: BJS and John Wiley & Sons DVD 2nd Place

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ASGBI 2016: BJS and John Wiley & Sons DVD Prize Winner

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Editorial podcast

J. J. Earnshaw

Jonothan Earnshaw, co-Chief Editor, talks through the contents of the September 2016 issue.

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