Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy. BJS 2019; 106: e103-e112.
Authors: Hannah S Thomas, Thomas G Weiser, Thomas M Drake, Stephen R Knight, Cameron Fairfield, Adesoji O Ademuyiwa et al.
Authors: A. M. Warwick, T. Jenks, R. Fisher, R. Garrett‐Cox, F. Lecky, D. Yates et al.
Notes: Better in hospitals with a paediatric surgeon
Authors: A. Storesund, A. S. Haugen, M. Hjortås, M. W. Nortvedt, H. Flaatten, G. E. Eide et al.
Notes: Code correctly
Best‐practice care pathway for improving management of mastitis and breast abscess. BJS 2018; 105: 1615-1622.
Authors: N. Patani, F. MacAskill, S. Eshelby, A. Omar, A. Kaura, K. Contractor et al.
Notes: Outcomes improve
Meta‐analysis of in‐hospital delay before surgery as a risk factor for complications in patients with acute appendicitis. BJS 2018; 105: 933-945.
Authors: S. T. van Dijk, A. H. van Dijk, M. G. Dijkgraaf, M. A. Boermeester
Notes: Delay is safe
Population‐based incidence rate of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in a high‐income country. BJS 2018; 105: 86-95.
Authors: E. Omling, A. Jarnheimer, J. Rose, J. Björk, J. G. Meara, L. Hagander et al.
Notes: Higher than previously reported
Effect of day of the week on short‐ and long‐term mortality after emergency general surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 936-945.
Authors: M. A. Gillies, N. I. Lone, R. M. Pearse, C. Haddow, L. Smyth, R. W. Parks et al.
Notes: No weekend effect; Tuesday best?
Methodological overview of systematic reviews to establish the evidence base for emergency general surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 513-524.
Authors: J. Savović, N. Blencowe, J. Blazeby, Sean Strong, Noah Howes, K. Chalmers et al.
Notes: Evidence still limited
Effectiveness of early administration of tranexamic acid in patients with severe trauma. BJS 2017; 104: 710-717.
Authors: A. Shiraishi, S. Kushimoto, Y. Otomo, H. Matsui, A. Hagiwara, K. Murata et al.
Notes: Reduced mortality in head injuries
Cost‐effectiveness of groin hernia repair from a randomized clinical trial comparing commercial versus low‐cost mesh in a low‐income country. BJS 2017; 104: 695-703.
Authors: J. Löfgren, A. Matovu, A. Wladis, C. Ibingira, P. Nordin, E. Galiwango et al.
Notes: Mosquito mesh is cost‐efficient
Multicentre observational study of adherence to Sepsis Six guidelines in emergency general surgery. BJS 2017; 104: e165-e171.
Authors: N. S. Blencowe, S. Strong, J. Blazeby, R. Daniels, C. Peden, J. Lim et al.
Recent developments in the surgical management of complex intra‐abdominal infection. BJS 2017; 104: e65-e74.
Authors: M. Soop, G. L. Carlson
Combined effect of therapeutic strategies for bleeding injury on early survival, transfusion needs and correction of coagulopathy. BJS 2017; 104: 222-229.
Authors: K. Balvers, S. van Dieren, K. Baksaas‐Aasen, C. Gaarder, K. Brohi, S. Eaglestone et al.
Notes: Combined effect on outcome
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of preoperative dexamethasone on postoperative nausea and vomiting after laparoscopy for suspected appendicitis. BJS 2017; 104: 384-392.
Authors: J. Kleif, A. Kirkegaard, J. Vilandt, I. Gögenur
Notes: Dexamethasone does not help
Retrospective analysis of 30‐day mortality for emergency general surgery admissions evaluating the weekend effect. BJS 2016; 103: 1557-1565.
Authors: I. J. D. McCallum, R. C. McLean, S. Dixon, P. O'Loughlin
Notes: Day of operation more important than day of admission
Comparison of the National Early Warning Score in non‐elective medical and surgical patients. BJS 2016; 103: 1385-1393.
Authors: C. Kovacs, S. W. Jarvis, D. R. Prytherch, P. Meredith, P. E. Schmidt, J. S. Briggs et al.
Notes: Effective early warning