Volume 101; Issue 5
1st April 2014
The challenges of implementing a simulation‐based surgical training curriculum. BJS 2014; 101: 441-443.
Authors: A. G. R. Kordowicz, M. J. Gough
Authors: Z. E. Winters, A. S. Colwell
Authors: R. S. R. Woods, J. F. C. Woods, E. S. Duignan, C. Timon
Notes: The use of drains is obsolete
Authors: E. J. Horrocks, N. Thin, M. A. Thaha, S. J. C. Taylor, C. Norton, C. H. Knowles et al.
Notes: Jury still out on tibial nerve stimulation
Randomized clinical trial of selective versus routine preoperative duplex ultrasound imaging before arteriovenous fistula surgery. BJS 2014; 101: 469-474.
Authors: G. E. Smith, R. Barnes, I. C. Chetter
Notes: No difference
Impact of risk scoring on decision‐making in symptomatic moderate carotid atherosclerosis. BJS 2014; 101: 475-480.
Authors: B. Dharmarajah, A. Thapar, J. Salem, T. R. A. Lane, E. L. S. Leen, A. H. Davies et al.
Notes: Makes a difference
Reasons for non‐participation in population‐based abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. BJS 2014; 101: 481-487.
Authors: A. Linne, K. Leander, D. Lindström, S. Törnberg, R. Hultgren
Notes: Attendance could be improved
Incidence of and risk factors for sentinel lymph node metastasis in patients with a postoperative diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ. BJS 2014; 101: 488-494.
Authors: L. Zetterlund, S. Stemme, H. Arnrup, J. de Boniface
Notes: No support for routine SLNB in DCIS
Influence of co‐morbidity on long‐term quality of life after oesophagectomy for cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 495-501.
Authors: T. Djärv, M. Derogar, P. Lagergren
Notes: Improving information to patients
Propensity score analysis of oesophageal cancer treatment with surgery or definitive chemoradiotherapy. BJS 2014; 101: 502-510.
Authors: A. Karran, P. Blake, D. Chan, T. D. Reid, I. L. Davies, M. Kelly et al.
Notes: A challenge to the role of surgery
Surgical resection strategy and the influence of radicality on outcomes in oesophageal cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 511-517.
Authors: A. R. Davies, H. Sandhu, A. Pillai, P. Sinha, F. Mattsson, M. J. Forshaw et al.
Notes: Surgical approach makes little difference to long‐term outcomes
Relevance of hepatoduodenal ligament lymph nodes in resectional surgery for gastric cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 518-522.
Authors: S. L. Lee, H. H. Lee, Y. H. Ko, K. Y. Song, C. H. Park, H. M. Jeon et al.
Notes: How a staging system can be misleading
Impact of hospital volume on hospital mortality, length of stay and total costs after pancreaticoduodenectomy. BJS 2014; 101: 523-529.
Authors: R. Yoshioka, H. Yasunaga, K. Hasegawa, H. Horiguchi, K. Fushimi, T. Aoki et al.
Notes: The volume effect is important even when mortality is low
Authors: L. Schwarz, R. M. Lupinacci, M. Svrcek, M. Lesurtel, M. Bubenheim, H. Vuarnesson et al.
Notes: A group that does not benefit from resection
Complications in surgery for Crohn’s disease after preoperative antitumour necrosis factor therapy. BJS 2014; 101: 539-545.
Authors: P. Myrelid, M. Marti‐Gallostra, S. Ashraf, M. L. Sunde, M. Tholin, T. Øresland et al.
Notes: Did not increase complications
Liver retraction using n‐butyl‐2‐cyanoacrylate glue during single‐incision laparoscopic upper abdominal surgery. BJS 2014; 101: 546-549.
Authors: S. Wu, H. Yu, Y. Fan, J. Kong, X. Yu
Notes: A simple and effective method for liver retraction
Discrepancies between medical oncologists and surgeons in assessment of resectability and indication for chemotherapy in patients with colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2014; 101: 550-557.
Authors: K. Homayounfar, A. Bleckmann, H.‐J. Helms, F. Lordick, J. Rüschoff, L.‐C. Conradi et al.
Notes: Judgement of resectability differs substantially
Risk of desmoid tumours after open and laparoscopic colectomy in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis. BJS 2014; 101: 558-565.
Authors: M. Vitellaro, P. Sala, S. Signoroni, P. Radice, S. Fortuzzi, E. M. Civelli et al.
Notes: Laparoscopic colectomy was favourable
Prognostic subdivision of ypT3 rectal tumours according to extension beyond the muscularis propria. BJS 2014; 101: 566-572.
Authors: S. Merkel, K. Weber, V. Schellerer, J. Göhl, R. Fietkau, A. Agaimy et al.
Notes: ypT3b carries a poor prognosis
Authors: A. J. Sagar, A. Koshy, R. Hyland, O. Rotimi, P. M. Sagar
Notes: Biopsy may not be warranted
Robotic transanal minimally invasive surgery for local excision of rectal neoplasms. BJS 2014; 101: 578-581.
Authors: R. Hompes, S. M. Rauh, F. Ris, J. B. Tuynman, N. J. Mortensen
Notes: Promising but costs prohibitive
Authors: I. Antonescu, C. L. Mueller, G. M. Fried, M. C. Vassiliou, N. E. Mayo, L. S. Feldman et al.
Notes: Not enough attention paid to patient‐reported outcomes