Volume 100; Issue 9
1st August 2013
Authors: J. J. Earnshaw, R. Lavis
Influence of tumour biology on the surgical management of triple‐negative breast cancer. BJS 2013; 100: 1126-1127.
Authors: M. Barry, M. R. Kell
Systematic review and meta‐analysis of additional technologies to enhance angioplasty for infrainguinal peripheral arterial occlusive disease. BJS 2013; 100: 1128-1137.
Authors: E. L. Simpson, J. A. Michaels, S. M. Thomas, A. J. Cantrell
Notes: Several technologies worthy of study
Systematic review and meta‐analysis of liver resection for metastatic melanoma. BJS 2013; 100: 1138-1147.
Authors: J.‐M. Aubin, J. Rekman, F. Vandenbroucke‐Menu, R. Lapointe, R. J. Fairfull‐Smith, R. Mimeault et al.
Notes: Potential role in selected cases
Randomized clinical trial of stents versus angioplasty for the treatment of iliac artery occlusions (STAG trial). BJS 2013; 100: 1148-1153.
Authors: S. D. Goode, T. J. Cleveland, P. A. Gaines
Notes: Stent safer
Randomized clinical trial of angiotensin‐converting enzyme inhibitor, ramipril, in patients with intermittent claudication. BJS 2013; 100: 1154-1163.
Authors: Y. Shahin, J. R. Cockcroft, I. C. Chetter
Notes: Improves walking distance
Long‐term clinical effectiveness of supervised exercise therapy versus endovascular revascularization for intermittent claudication from a randomized clinical trial. BJS 2013; 100: 1164-1171.
Authors: F. Fakhry, E. V. Rouwet, P. T. den Hoed, M. G. M. Hunink, S. Spronk
Notes: Exercise better option
Economic analysis of a randomized trial of percutaneous angioplasty, supervised exercise or combined treatment for intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal arterial disease. BJS 2013; 100: 1172-1179.
Authors: F. A. K. Mazari, J. A. Khan, D. Carradice, N. Samuel, R. Gohil, P. T. McCollum et al.
Notes: Exercise most cost effective
Cost‐effectiveness analysis of enhancements to angioplasty for infrainguinal arterial disease. BJS 2013; 100: 1180-1188.
Authors: B. C. Kearns, J. A. Michaels, M. D. Stevenson, S. M. Thomas
Notes: Drug‐coated balloons best
Effect of procedure volume on outcomes after iliac artery angioplasty and stenting. BJS 2013; 100: 1189-1196.
Authors: S. D. Goode, K. Keltie, J. Burn, H. Patrick, T. J. Cleveland, B. Campbell et al.
Notes: No effect
Authors: S. Waage, J. C. Poole, E. B. Thorgersen
Notes: Small hospital in big trouble
Cost‐effectiveness of laparoscopic fundoplication versus continued medical management for the treatment of gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease based on long‐term follow‐up of the REFLUX trial. BJS 2013; 100: 1205-1213.
Authors: R. Faria, L. Bojke, D. Epstein, B. Corbacho, M. Sculpher
Notes: Supports greater use of surgery rather than medical therapy
Local recurrence after surgery for primary extra‐abdominal desmoid‐type fibromatosis. BJS 2013; 100: 1214-1219.
Authors: D. L. M. van Broekhoven, C. Verhoef, S. G. Elias, A. J. Witkamp, J. M. H. H. van Gorp, B. A. N. van Geel et al.
Notes: Conservative treatment advised
RAGE blockade and hepatic microcirculation in experimental endotoxaemic liver failure. BJS 2013; 100: 1229-1239.
Authors: A. Kuhla, J. Norden, K. Abshagen, M. D. Menger, B. Vollmar
Notes: May have therapeutic potential
Multicentre observational study of performance variation in provision and outcome of emergency appendicectomy. BJS 2013; 100: 1240-1252.
Notes: Appendicitis care in disgrace
Authors’ reply: Radioactive seed localization for non‐palpable breast cancer (Br J Surg 2013; 100: 582–588). BJS 2013; 100: 1253-1253.
Authors: M. W. Barentsz, M. A. A. J van den Bosch, H. M. Verkooijen
Authors’ reply: Early experience with laparoscopic lavage for perforated diverticulitis (Br J Surg 2013; 100: 704–710). BJS 2013; 100: 1254-1254.
Authors: H. Swank, W. Bemelman
Early experience with laparoscopic lavage for perforated diverticulitis (Br J Surg 2013; 100: 704–710). BJS 2013; 100: 1254-1254.
Authors: I. Nikolopoulos, E. Ntakomyti, A. El‐Gaddal, D. Corry