Volume 102; Issue 10
1st September 2015
Authors: K. Søreide
Authors: L. N. M. Gommans, J. A. W. Teijink
Systematic review with meta‐analysis of the impact of surgical fellowship training on patient outcomes. BJS 2015; 102: 1156-1166.
Authors: M. J. Johnston, P. Singh, P. H. Pucher, J. E. F. Fitzgerald, R. Aggarwal, S. Arora et al.
Notes: Fellowship training improves outcomes
Authors: S. Helme, K. Harvey, A. Agrawal
Notes: A safe option
Meta‐analysis of KRAS mutations and survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2015; 102: 1175-1183.
Authors: K. W. Brudvik, S. E. Kopetz, L. Li, C. Conrad, T. A. Aloia, J.‐N. Vauthey et al.
Notes: Mutations related to negative prognosis
Five‐year results of a randomized clinical trial of conventional surgery, endovenous laser ablation and ultrasound‐guided foam sclerotherapy in patients with great saphenous varicose veins. BJS 2015; 102: 1184-1194.
Authors: S. K. van der Velden, A. A. M. Biemans, M. G. R. De Maeseneer, M. A. Kockaert, P. W. Cuypers, L. M. Hollestein et al.
Notes: Surgery and laser more effective than foam sclerotherapy
Randomized clinical trial of prevention of seroma formation after mastectomy by local methylprednisolone injection. BJS 2015; 102: 1195-1203.
Authors: G. Qvamme, C. K. Axelsson, C. Lanng, M. Mortensen, B. Wegeberg, M. Okholm et al.
Notes: Simple way to prevent seroma
Effect of a ward‐based pharmacy team on preventable adverse drug events in surgical patients (SUREPILL study). BJS 2015; 102: 1204-1212.
Authors: M. Boer, E. B. Boeker, M. A. Ramrattan, J. J. S. Kiewiet, K. Ram, K. B. Gombert‐Handoko et al.
Notes: Adverse effects not prevented
Association between volume of severely injured patients and mortality in German trauma hospitals. BJS 2015; 102: 1213-1219.
Authors: M. T. Zacher, K.‐G. Kanz, M. Hanschen, S. Häberle, M. van Griensven, R. Lefering et al.
Notes: No clear volume cut‐off
Patterns of early resuscitation associated with mortality after penetrating injuries. BJS 2015; 102: 1220-1228.
Authors: A. Wafaisade, T. Paffrath, R. Lefering, C. Ludwig, M. Fröhlich, M. Mutschler et al.
Notes: Outcome better in high‐volume centres
Individual‐patient meta‐analysis of three randomized trials comparing endovascular versus open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2015; 102: 1229-1239.
Authors: M. J. Sweeting, R. Balm, P. Desgranges, P. Ulug, J. T. Powell, R. Balm et al.
Notes: Strong evidence of equivalence
Portal vein embolization and its effect on tumour progression for colorectal cancer liver metastases. BJS 2015; 102: 1240-1249.
Authors: E. Simoneau, M. Hassanain, M. Shaheen, M. Aljiffry, N. Molla, P. Chaudhury et al.
Notes: Tumour progression after portal vein embolization has no effect on survival
Donor characteristics and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation. BJS 2015; 102: 1250-1257.
Authors: L. A. Orci, T. Berney, P. E. Majno, S. Lacotte, G. Oldani, P. Morel et al.
Notes: Donor characteristics are important
Authors: O. Strobel, A. Cherrez, U. Hinz, P. Mayer, J. Kaiser, S. Fritz et al.
Notes: Safe in an expert centre
Authors: P.‐L. Wei, M.‐C. Tsai, S.‐H. Hung, H.‐C. Lee, H.‐C. Lin, C.‐Z. Lee et al.
Notes: Appendicectomy increases risk of diabetes
Influence of day of surgery on mortality following elective colorectal resections. BJS 2015; 102: 1272-1277.
Authors: R. S. Vohra, T. Pinkney, F. Evison, I. Begaj, D. Ray, D. Alderson et al.
Notes: Friday is different
Determinants of survival following pelvic exenteration for primary rectal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1278-1284.
Authors: R. W. Radwan, H. G. Jones, N. Rawat, M. Davies, M. D. Evans, D. A. Harris et al.
Notes: Good results with multidisciplinary approach
Authors: G. A. Dumanian, A. Tulaimat, Z. P. Dumanian
Notes: Improved early wound strength
Experimental study of the characteristics of a novel mesh suture (Br J Surg 2015; 102: 1285–1292). BJS 2015; 102: 1292-1293.
Authors: A. Petter‐Puchner
Randomized clinical trial of mast cell inhibition in patients with a medium‐sized abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2015; 102: 1295-1295.
Authors: H. Sillesen, N. Eldrup, R. Hultgren, J. Lindeman, K. Bredahl, M. Thompson et al.
Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, pulls out a few of the articles contained in the September 2015 issue to highlight, including the one exploring the potential link between diabetes after appendicectomy.