Volume 101; Issue 9
1st August 2014
Authors: B. Campbell
Systematic review, network meta‐analysis and exploratory cost‐effectiveness model of randomized trials of minimally invasive techniques versus surgery for varicose veins. BJS 2014; 101: 1040-1052.
Authors: C. Carroll, S. Hummel, J. Leaviss, S. Ren, J. W. Stevens, A. Cantrell et al.
Notes: Foam marginally more cost‐effective
Meta‐analysis of randomized trials comparing combined compression and anticoagulation with either modality alone for prevention of venous thromboembolism after surgery. BJS 2014; 101: 1053-1062.
Authors: P. Zareba, C. Wu, J. Agzarian, D. Rodriguez, C. Kearon
Notes: Best in combination
Systematic review of skills transfer after surgical simulation‐based training. BJS 2014; 101: 1063-1076.
Authors: S. R. Dawe, G. N. Pena, J. A. Windsor, J. A. J. L. Broeders, P. C. Cregan, P. J. Hewett et al.
Notes: Simulation‐based training needs wider adoption
Randomized clinical trial of isolated Roux‐en‐Y versus conventional reconstruction after pancreaticoduodenectomy. BJS 2014; 101: 1084-1091.
Authors: M. Tani, M. Kawai, S. Hirono, K.‐I. Okada, M. Miyazawa, A. Shimizu et al.
Notes: No difference in pancreatic fistula
Clinical outcomes and quality of life 5 years after a randomized trial of concomitant or sequential phlebectomy following endovenous laser ablation for varicose veins. BJS 2014; 101: 1093-1097.
Authors: J. El‐Sheikha, S. Nandhra, D. Carradice, T. Wallace, N. Samuel, G. E. Smith et al.
Notes: Simultaneous phlebectomy makes sense
Patient‐reported outcomes 5–8 years after ultrasound‐guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins. BJS 2014; 101: 1098-1104.
Authors: K. A. L. Darvall, G. R. Bate, A. W. Bradbury
Notes: A durable treatment
Outcome and complications after intra‐arterial thrombolysis for lower limb ischaemia with or without continuous heparin infusion. BJS 2014; 101: 1105-1112.
Authors: O. Grip, M. Kuoppala, S. Acosta, A. Wanhainen, J. Åkeson, M. Björck et al.
Notes: Both effective
Evaluation of thermal injury to liver, pancreas and kidney during irreversible electroporation in an in vivo experimental model. BJS 2014; 101: 1113-1121.
Authors: E. M. Dunki‐Jacobs, P. Philips, R. C. G. Martin II
Notes: Irreversible electroporation can cause thermal damage
Right portal vein embolization with absolute ethanol in major hepatic resection for hepatobiliary malignancy. BJS 2014; 101: 1122-1128.
Authors: K. Sofue, Y. Arai, K. Shimada, Y. Takeuchi, T. Kobayashi, M. Satake et al.
Notes: May be used in staged hepatectomy
Tourniquet modification of the associating liver partition and portal ligation for staged hepatectomy procedure. BJS 2014; 101: 1129-1134.
Authors: R. Robles, P. Parrilla, A. López‐Conesa, R. Brusadin, J. de la Peña, M. Fuster et al.
Notes: Simplification of the ALPPS procedure
Short‐term complications and long‐term morbidity of laparoscopic and open appendicectomy in a national cohort. BJS 2014; 101: 1135-1142.
Authors: R. E. Andersson
Notes: No substantial differences found
Incorporation of apical lymph node status into the seventh edition of the TNM classification improves prediction of prognosis in stage III colonic cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 1143-1152.
Authors: H. Kawada, N. Kurita, F. Nakamura, J. Kawamura, S. Hasegawa, K. Kotake et al.
Notes: Apical lymph node status of prognostic value
Small bowel obstruction, incisional hernia and survival after laparoscopic and open colonic resection (LAFA study). BJS 2014; 101: 1153-1159.
Authors: S. A. L. Bartels, M. S. Vlug, M. W. Hollmann, M. G. W. Dijkgraaf, D. T. Ubbink, H. A. Cense et al.
Notes: Another score for laparoscopic surgery
Authors: I. White, J. T. Jenkins, R. Coomber, S. K. Clark, R. K. S. Phillips, R. H. Kennedy et al.
Notes: Either option a good one
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing for the prediction of morbidity risk after rectal cancer surgery. BJS 2014; 101: 1166-1172.
Authors: M. A. West, M. G. Parry, D. Lythgoe, C. P. Barben, G. J. Kemp, M. P. W. Grocott et al.
Notes: Practical, useful and worthwhile
Association between socioeconomic status, surgical treatment and mortality in patients with colorectal cancer. BJS 2014; 101: 1173-1182.
Authors: V. K. Dik, M. J. Aarts, W. M. U. Van Grevenstein, M. Koopman, M. G. H. Van Oijen, V. E. Lemmens et al.
Notes: Socioeconomic status was of importance