Meta‐analysis of adjuvant therapy following curative surgery for periampullary adenocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 814-822.
Authors: A. Acharya, S. R. Markar, M. H. Sodergren, G. Malietzis, A. Darzi, T. Athanasiou et al.
Notes: No benefit
Systematic review of surgical and medical treatment for tertiary hyperparathyroidism. BJS 2017; 104: 804-813.
Authors: R. R. Dulfer, G. J. H. Franssen, D. A. Hesselink, E. J. Hoorn, C. H. J. van Eijck, T. M. van Ginhoven et al.
Notes: Surgery rules
The Sociedad Española de Investigaciones Quirúrgicas (SEIQ) organizes an annual congress in Spain focused on the serious discussion of the presentations and the proper application of the scientific method in the research work.
Systematic review of transarterial embolization for hepatocellular adenomas. BJS 2017; 104: 823-835.
Authors: B. V. van Rosmalen, R. J. S. Coelen, M. Bieze, O. M. van Delden, J. Verheij, C. H. C. Dejong et al.
Notes: Safe alternative to surgery
Authors: R. Ahola, A. Siiki, K. Vasama, M. Vornanen, J. Sand, J. Laukkarinen et al.
Notes: Centralization influences long‐term survival
Safety, productivity and predicted contribution of a surgical task‐sharing programme in Sierra Leone.
Authors: H. A. Bolkan, A. van Duinen, B. Waalewijn, M. Elhassein, T. B. Kamara, G. F. Deen et al.
Notes: Benchmark analysis
Preoperative imaging and prediction of oesophageal conduit necrosis after oesophagectomy for cancer.
Authors: P. Lainas, D. Fuks, S. Gaujoux, Z. Machroub, A. Fregeville, T. Perniceni et al.
Notes: Vascular abnormalities may be causal
Authors: T. Ebata, T. Mizuno, Y. Yokoyama, T. Igami, G. Sugawara, M. Nagino et al.
Notes: irresectability revisited
Validation of two prognostic models for recurrence and survival after radical gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
Authors: M. Bencivenga, G. Verlato, D.‐S. Han, D. Marrelli, F. Roviello, H.‐K. Yang et al.
Notes: Good performance
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial comparing collagen plug and advancement flap for trans‐sphincteric anal fistula.
Authors: J. Bondi, J. Avdagic, U. Karlbom, O. Hallböök, D. Kalman, J. Šaltytė Benth et al.
Notes: Plug inferior to flap
Authors: P.‐A. Clavien, M. A. Puhan
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of biodegradeable intraluminal sheath to prevent anastomotic leak after stapled colorectal anastomosis. BJS 2017; 104: 1010-1019.
Authors: I. S. Bakker, A. N. Morks, H. O. ten Cate Hoedemaker, J. G. M. Burgerhof, H. G. Leuvenink, J. B. van Praagh et al.
Notes: Not effective
Survival benefit of liver resection for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage B hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1045-1052.
Authors: H. Kim, S. W. Ahn, S. K. Hong, K. C. Yoon, H.‐S. Kim, Y. R. Choi et al.
Notes: Selected patients benefit
Authors: Z.‐X. Wang, G.‐X. Li, Z.‐W. Zhou, Z.‐P. Huang, F. Wang, R.‐H. Xu et al.
Notes: Facilitates individualized treatment
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of landiolol hydrochloride for the prevention of atrial fibrillation and postoperative complications after oesophagectomy for cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1003-1009.
Authors: T. Ojima, M. Nakamori, M. Nakamura, M. Katsuda, K. Hayata, T. Kato et al.
Notes: Prevention of atrial fibrillation is beneficial
Accuracy of circulating histones in predicting persistent organ failure and mortality in patients with acute pancreatitis.
Authors: T. Liu, W. Huang, P. Szatmary, S. T. Abrams, Y. Alhamdi, Z. Lin et al.
Notes: Potential as early prediction biomarker
Impact of simulated three‐dimensional perception on precision of depth judgements, technical performance and perceived workload in laparoscopy. BJS 2017; 104: 1097-1106.
Authors: S. Sakata, P. M. Grove, A. Hill, M. O. Watson, A. R. L. Stevenson
Notes: Many advantages for 3D
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.
Snapshot quiz 16/11
What do the plain abdominal X-ray and subsequent sigmoidoscopy show?View