Clinical assessment to determine the risk of bowel cancer using Symptoms, Age, Mass and Iron deficiency anaemia (SAMI).
Authors: M. R. Thompson, D. P. O'Leary, K. Flashman, A. Asiimwe, B. G. Ellis, A. Senapati et al.
Notes: Clinical assessment can define high risk
Authors: P. Phillips, E. Poku, M. Essat, H. B. Woods, E. A. Goka, E. C. Kaltenthaler et al.
Notes: More justification for higher volume centres
Meta‐analysis of health‐related quality of life after minimally invasive versus open oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer.
Authors: J. H. Kauppila, S. Xie, A. Johar, S. R. Markar, P. Lagergren
Notes: Only different in short term
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.
One‐year results of the SCANDIV randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic lavage versus primary resection for acute perforated diverticulitis.
Authors: J. K. Schultz, C. Wallon, L. Blecic, H. M. Forsmo, J. Folkesson, P. Buchwald et al.
Notes: Fewer stomas with lavage
Minimally invasive surgery and its impact on 30‐day postoperative complications, unplanned readmissions and mortality.
Authors: A. Sood, C. P. Meyer, F. Abdollah, J. D. Sammon, M. Sun, S. R. Lipsitz et al.
Notes: Generally better outcomes after laparoscopic surgery
Meta‐analysis of determinants of survival following treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: S. Erridge, P. H. Pucher, S. R. Markar, G. Malietzis, T. Athanasiou, A. Darzi et al.
Notes: No evidence for best treatment
Authors: J.‐N. Vauthey
Systematic review of mortality risk prediction models in the era of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 964-976.
Authors: N. Lijftogt, T. W. F. Luijnenburg, A. C. Vahl, E. D. Wilschut, V. J. Leijdekkers, M. F. Fiocco et al.
Notes: No more please
Meta‐analysis of hybrid natural‐orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery versus laparoscopic surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 977-989.
Authors: D. C. Steinemann, P. C. Müller, P. Probst, A.‐C. Schwarz, M. W. Büchler, B. P. Müller‐Stich et al.
Notes: Less pain was the only gain
Meta‐analysis of single‐port versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy comparing body image and cosmesis.
Authors: R. Haueter, T. Schütz, D. A. Raptis, P.‐A. Clavien, M. Zuber
Notes: Single port superior for cosmesis, body image and pain
Cost‐effectiveness of high‐sensitivity faecal immunochemical test and colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer.
Authors: M. Aronsson, P. Carlsson, L.‐Å. Levin, J. Hager, R. Hultcrantz
Notes: Once only or repeat colonoscopy most effective?
Systematic review of the influence of chemotherapy‐associated liver injury on outcome after partial hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases.
Authors: J. Zhao, K. M. C. van Mierlo, J. Gómez‐Ramírez, H. Kim, C. H. C. Pilgrim, P. Pessaux et al.
Notes: Increased complications in severe SD and steatohepatitis
Authors: C. Lin, H. Liu, H. Zhang, Y. Cao, R. Li, S. Wu et al.
Notes: Tumour microenvironment is important
Population‐based study to re‐evaluate optimal lymph node yield in colonic cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1087-1096.
Authors: J. C. Del Paggio, Y. Peng, X. Wei, S. Nanji, P. H. MacDonald, C. Krishnan Nair et al.
Notes: Twelve is not the magic number
Combined PET–CT and axillary lymph node marking with radioactive iodine seeds (MARI procedure) for tailored axillary treatment in node‐positive breast cancer after neoadjuvant therapy.
Authors: B. B. Koolen, M. Donker, M. E. Straver, M. E. M. van der Noordaa, E. J. T. Rutgers, R. A. Valdés Olmos et al.
Notes: Reduced ALND rates
Corrigendum: Metabolic nodal response as a prognostic marker after neoadjuvant therapy for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 947-947.
Authors: J. M. Findlay, K. M. Bradley, L. M. Wang, J. M. Franklin, E. J. Teoh, F. V. Gleeson et al.
Editorial podcast: August 2017
Listen to BJS editor Professor Rob Hinchliffe discuss the highlights of the August issue. He also picks out one article as the Editor's Paper of the Month. Click to find out his winner!
Snapshot quiz 17/7
This woman has an abdominal mass (a) and an abnormal umbilicus (b). What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: July 2017
Listen to BJS editor, Professor Rob Hinchliffe, discuss the highlights of the July issue. He also picks out one article as the Editor's Paper of the Month. Click to find out his winner!
Identification of right hepatic vein (RHV) tributaries among the three RHVs
Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence evaluation of the middle hepatic vein (MHV) tributaries
Identification of ischaemic region and veno occlusive region using ICG imaging technique
Editorial podcast: June 2017
In this month's editorial podcast Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, gives thanks to BJS referees, but reminds them of their responsibilities. He also announces his paper of the month, which shows that surgery is better than medical treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Snapshot quiz 17/5
What is the cause of this leg ulcer in a 37-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis?View
Snapshot quiz 17/6
What is this perianal condition and how should it be treated?View
Editorial podcast: May 2017 (volume 104, issue 6)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses the contents of the latest issue of BJS, including the article entitled 'Textbook outcome as a composite measure in oesophagogastric cancer surgery' from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA) Group, which used a national database and reported that most patients didn't achieve the textbook outcome but there was wide variation between hospitals. Does this metric have a use? He also reveals his personal favourite Paper of the Month - an article he believes has the potential to make the biggest difference to clinical practice. Click on the link to find out which paper he's referring to.
Editorial podcast: April 2017 (volume 104, issue 5)
Robert Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, discusses the highlights of the April issue, now available online. The issue includes the Leading Article entitled 'Translational research in surgical oncology' by two BJS editors, Malin Sund and Kjetil Søreide.
Snapshot quiz 17/4
A 57-year-old man underwent emergency open low anterior resection with defunctioning ileostomy for obstructing rectosigmoid cancer. He developed abdominal wall cellulitis 2 days later with rapid progression to purpura and gangrene of the skin 3 h later (a), and 12 h later (b). What is the diagnosis, and how should it be treated?View
Snapshot quiz 17/3
This was the finding at elective right groin lymph node biopsy. What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: March issue (volume 104, issue 4)
Listen to BJS editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the March 2017 issue, including the paper from the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) giving recommendations for the surgical management of adrenocortical carcinoma.
Snapshot quiz 17/2
What does this operative image show?View