Systematic review

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

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Original article

Staging of pancreatic cancer based on the number of positive lymph nodes.

Authors: I. Tarantino, R. Warschkow, T. Hackert, B. M. Schmied, M. W. Büchler, O. Strobel et al.

Notes: Higher number lower survival

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Original article

Outcome after laparoscopic and open resections of posterosuperior segments of the liver.

Authors: V. Scuderi, L. Barkhatov, R. Montalti, F. Ratti, F. Cipriani, F. Pardo et al.

Notes: Lap equals open

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Original article

Population‐based study on resection rates and survival in patients with colorectal liver metastasis in Norway.

Authors: J.‐H. Angelsen, A. Horn, H. Sorbye, G. E. Eide, I. M. Løes, A. Viste et al.

Notes: Variation among patients and regions

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Original article

Relationship between tumour size and outcome in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Authors: D. Ansari, M. Bauden, S. Bergström, R. Rylance, G. Marko‐Varga, R. Andersson et al.

Notes: Size matters

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Randomized clinical trial

Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic left lateral hepatic sectionectomy within an enhanced recovery after surgery programme (ORANGE II study).

Authors: E. M. Wong‐Lun‐Hing, R. M. van Dam, G. J. P. van Breukelen, P. J. Tanis, F. Ratti, R. van Hillegersberg et al.

Notes: A lesson in trial design

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Original article

Recurrence after resection with curative intent for distal cholangiocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 426-433.

Authors: K. Komaya, T. Ebata, K. Shirai, S. Ohira, N. Morofuji, A. Akutagawa et al.

Notes: Adjuvant therapy warranted in selected patients

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Original article

Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on bacterial flora in bile of patients with periampullary cancer. BJS 2017; 104: e182-e188.

Authors: F. Scheufele, L. Aichinger, C. Jäger, I. E. Demir, S. Schorn, M. Sargut et al.

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Randomized clinical trial

Randomized clinical trial of extended versus single‐dose perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis for acute calculous cholecystitis. BJS 2017; 104: e151-e157.

Authors: C. S. Loozen, K. Kortram, V. N. N. Kornmann, B. van Ramshorst, B. Vlaminckx, C. A. J. Knibbe et al.

Notes: Single dose sufficient

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Original article

Impact of preoperative infection on outcome after liver transplantation. BJS 2017; 104: e172-e181.

Authors: V. R. Bertuzzo, M. Giannella, A. Cucchetti, A. D. Pinna, A. Grossi, M. Ravaioli et al.

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Randomized clinical trial

Randomized clinical trial of duct‐to‐mucosa pancreaticogastrostomy versus handsewn closure after distal pancreatectomy.

Authors: K. Uemura, S. Satoi, F. Motoi, M. Kwon, M. Unno, Y. Murakami et al.

Notes: No difference in pancreatic fisulas

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Original article

Three‐point transfusion risk score in hepatectomy. BJS 2017; 104: n/a-n/a.

Authors: M. Lemke, C. H. L. Law, J. Li, E. Dixon, M. Tun Abraham, R. Hernandez Alejandro et al.

Notes: Useful for preoperative prediction of transfusion

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Original article

Outcomes of surgical shunts and transjugular intrahepatic portasystemic stent shunts for complicated portal hypertension. BJS 2017; 104: n/a-n/a.

Authors: I. Hosokawa, R. Adam, M.‐A. Allard, G. Pittau, E. Vibert, D. Cherqui et al.

Notes: Surgical shunt is better

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Original article

Prognostic value of carbohydrate antigen 19‐9 in patients undergoing resection of biliary tract cancer. BJS 2017; 104: n/a-n/a.

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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Original article

Splenic preservation in laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 452-462.

Authors: M.‐H. Dai, N. Shi, C. Xing, Q. Liao, T.‐P. Zhang, G. Chen et al.

Notes: Usually achieved for small tumours

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Original article

Indications for major hepatectomy and combined procedures for advanced gallbladder cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 257-266.

Authors: Y. Yamamoto, T. Sugiura, R. Ashida, Y. Okamura, T. Ito, K. Uesaka et al.

Notes: More maybe better

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Original article

Role of staging laparoscopy in the stratification of patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 418-425.

Authors: N. Bird, M. Elmasry, R. Jones, M. Elniel, M. Kelly, D. Palmer et al.

Notes: Laparoscopy may be beneficial

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Original article

Cost‐effectiveness of emergency versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder pathology. BJS 2017; 104: 98-107.

Authors: A. J. Sutton, R. S. Vohra, M. Hollyman, P. J. Marriott, A. Buja, D. Alderson et al.

Notes: Emergency cholecystectomy is cheaper and more effective

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