Volume 100; Issue 12
1st November 2013
Authors: H. Bismuth
Authors: A. G. Tzakis
Authors: S. M. Sahebally, J. P. Burke, K. H. Chang, M. G. Kiernan, P. R. O'Connell, J. C. Coffey et al.
Notes: Fibrocytes as the key to Crohn's disease
Systematic review of chimney and periscope grafts for endovascular aneurysm repair. BJS 2013; 100: 1557-1564.
Authors: A. Wilson, S. Zhou, P. Bachoo, A. L. Tambyraja
Notes: Cheap alternative to complex endovascular aneurysm repair?
Systematic review and meta‐analysis of robotic surgery compared with conventional laparoscopic and open resections for gastric carcinoma. BJS 2013; 100: 1566-1578.
Authors: M.‐H. Hyun, C.‐H. Lee, H.‐J. Kim, Y. Tong, S.‐S. Park
Notes: Expensive, but no great advantage for robotics
Systematic review of perioperative selective decontamination of the digestive tract in elective gastrointestinal surgery. BJS 2013; 100: 1579-1588.
Authors: D. Roos, L. M. Dijksman, J. G. Tijssen, D. J. Gouma, M. F. Gerhards, H. M. Oudemans‐van Straaten et al.
Notes: Decreased infection rate
Meta‐analysis of randomized clinical trials on safety and efficacy of biliary drainage before surgery for obstructive jaundice. BJS 2013; 100: 1589-1596.
Authors: Y. Fang, K. S. Gurusamy, Q. Wang, B. R. Davidson, H. Lin, X. Xie et al.
Notes: Drainage increases morbidity
Randomized clinical trial of pancreaticogastrostomy versus pancreaticojejunostomy on the rate and severity of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy. BJS 2013; 100: 1597-1605.
Authors: J. Figueras, L. Sabater, P. Planellas, E. Muñoz‐Forner, S. Lopez‐Ben, L. Falgueras et al.
Notes: This pancreaticogastrostomy technique is superior
Authors: F. Guérin, V. Bidault, E. Gonzales, S. Franchi‐Abella, G. De Lambert, S. Branchereau et al.
Notes: Optional but not always ideal
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band survival in a high‐volume bariatric unit. BJS 2013; 100: 1614-1618.
Authors: J. J. S. Brown, M. Boyle, K. Mahawar, S. Balupuri, P. K. Small
Notes: Frequently removed in the young and very obese
Authors: J. Qiu, H. Wu, Y. Bai, Y. Xu, J. Zhou, H. Yuan et al.
Notes: Appropriate in selected cases
Variation in referral practice for patients with colorectal cancer liver metastases. BJS 2013; 100: 1627-1632.
Authors: A. L. Young, R. Adair, A. Culverwell, J. A. Guthrie, I. D. Botterill, G. J. Toogood et al.
Notes: Under‐referral is common
Management of complex colonic polyps in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. BJS 2013; 100: 1633-1639.
Authors: T. J. W. Lee, C. J. Rees, C. Nickerson, J. Stebbing, J. F. Abercrombie, R. J. Q. McNally et al.
Notes: Wide variation in surgical referral
Management of complex colonic polyps in the English Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (Br J Surg 2013; 100: 1633–1639). BJS 2013; 100: 1639-1640.
Authors: G. Cullen, G. A. Doherty
Factors affecting morbidity after conversion of laparoscopic colorectal resections. BJS 2013; 100: 1641-1648.
Authors: E. Aytac, L. Stocchi, Y. Ozdemir, R. P. Kiran
Notes: Overall complication rate unaffected
Full‐thickness laparoendoscopic colonic excision in an experimental model. BJS 2013; 100: 1649-1654.
Authors: A. Brigic, A. Southgate, P. Sibbons, S. K. Clark, C. Fraser, R. H. Kennedy et al.
Notes: Preclinical studies are encouraging
Assessment of abdominoperineal resection rate as a surrogate marker of hospital quality in rectal cancer surgery. BJS 2013; 100: 1655-1663.
Authors: M. L. Jorgensen, J. M. Young, T. A. Dobbins, M. J. Solomon
Notes: Abdominoperineal resection not a marker of hospital quality
Compliance and use of the World Health Organization checklist in UK operating theatres. BJS 2013; 100: 1664-1670.
Authors: S. P. Pickering, E. R. Robertson, D. Griffin, M. Hadi, L. J. Morgan, K. C. Catchpole et al.
Notes: Not good