Volume 101; Issue 7
1st June 2014
Authors: P. Dutkowski, P.‐A. Clavien
Systematic review and meta‐analysis of trainee‐ versus expert surgeon‐performed colorectal resection. BJS 2014; 101: 750-759.
Authors: M. Kelly, A. Bhangu, P. Singh, J. E. F. Fitzgerald, P. P. Tekkis
Notes: No adverse outcomes if supervised adequately
Randomized clinical trial comparing Nordic pole walking and a standard home exercise programme in patients with intermittent claudication. BJS 2014; 101: 760-767.
Authors: C. Spafford, C. Oakley, J. D. Beard
Notes: Nordic poles are beneficial
Estimated risk of cancer transmission from organ donor to graft recipient in a national transplantation registry. BJS 2014; 101: 768-774.
Authors: R. Desai, D. Collett, C. J. E. Watson, P. Johnson, T. Evans, J. Neuberger et al.
Notes: Risk of transmission lower than perceived
Comparison of energy metabolism in liver grafts from donors after circulatory death and donors after brain death during cold storage and reperfusion. BJS 2014; 101: 775-783.
Authors: M. T. P. R. Perera, D. A. Richards, M. A. Silva, N. Ahmed, D. A. Neil, N. Murphy et al.
Notes: Energy depletion worse after circulatory death
Donor age as a risk factor in donation after circulatory death liver transplantation in a controlled withdrawal protocol programme. BJS 2014; 101: 784-792.
Authors: O. Detry, A. Deroover, N. Meurisse, M. F. Hans, J. Delwaide, S. Lauwick et al.
Notes: Age no factor for graft outcome
Effect of regional cooperation on outcomes from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2014; 101: 794-801.
Authors: S. C. van Beek, J. J. Reimerink, A. C. Vahl, W. Wisselink, J. A. Reekers, N. van Geloven et al.
Notes: Centralization works
Early sac shrinkage predicts a low risk of late complications after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. BJS 2014; 101: 802-810.
Authors: F. Bastos Gonçalves, H. Baderkhan, H. J. M. Verhagen, A. Wanhainen, M. Björck, R. J. Stolker et al.
Notes: Towards personalized surveillance
Outcomes of routine ilioinguinal lymph node dissection for palpable inguinal melanoma nodal metastasis. BJS 2014; 101: 811-819.
Authors: A. R. Glover, C. P. Allan, M. J. Wilkinson, D. C. Strauss, J. M. Thomas, A. J. Hayes et al.
Notes: Pelvic metastasis found frequently
Blood clearance of Howell–Jolly bodies in an experimental autogenic splenic implant model. BJS 2014; 101: 820-827.
Authors: R. G. Marques, S. B. S. G. Lucena, C. E. R. Caetano, V. Oliveira de Sousa, M. C. Portela, A. Petroianu et al.
Notes: Provides morphological and functional regeneration
Cost‐effectiveness of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy for mild acute gallstone pancreatitis. BJS 2014; 101: 828-835.
Authors: S. Morris, K. S. Gurusamy, N. Patel, B. R. Davidson
Notes: Would require significant resources
Failure to rescue as a source of variation in hospital mortality after hepatic surgery. BJS 2014; 101: 836-846.
Authors: G. Spolverato, A. Ejaz, O. Hyder, Y. Kim, T. M. Pawlik
Notes: High volume is associated with lower morbidity and mortality
Authors: M. Bieze, S. S. K. S. Phoa, J. Verheij, K. P. van Lienden, T. M. van Gulik
Notes: Some are more dangerous than others
Performance of prognostic scores in predicting long‐term outcome following resection of colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2014; 101: 856-866.
Authors: K. J. Roberts, A. White, A. Cockbain, J. Hodson, E. Hidalgo, G. J. Toogood et al.
Notes: None of them is perfect
Bridge‐to‐surgery stent placement versus emergency surgery for acute malignant colonic obstruction. BJS 2014; 101: 867-873.
Authors: M. W. van den Berg, D. A. M. Sloothaak, M. G. W. Dijkgraaf, E. S. van der Zaag, W. A. Bemelman, P. J. Tanis et al.
Notes: Fewer stomas in left‐sided tumours
Multicentre propensity score‐matched analysis of conventional versus extended abdominoperineal excision for low rectal cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 874-882.
Authors: H. Ortiz, M. A. Ciga, P. Armendariz, E. Kreisler, A. Codina‐Cazador, J. Gomez‐Barbadillo et al.
Notes: Extended ‘extralevator’ surgery not superior
Authors’ reply: Systematic review and meta‐analysis of predictors of post‐thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia (Br J Surg 2014; 101: 307–320). BJS 2014; 101: 883-884.
Authors: O. Edafe, R. Antakia, N. Laskar, L. Uttley, S. P. Balasubramanian
Systematic review and meta‐analysis of predictors of post‐thyroidectomy hypocalcaemia (Br J Surg 2014; 101: 307–320). BJS 2014; 101: 883-883.
Authors: H. O. El Malki, R. Abouqal