Volume 102; Issue 11
1st October 2015
Authors: D. Dodwell, A. Goyal
Authors: M. Ahmed, M. Douek
Meta‐analysis comparing early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis. BJS 2015; 102: 1302-1313.
Authors: X.‐D. Wu, X. Tian, M.‐M. Liu, L. Wu, S. Zhao, L. Zhao et al.
Notes: The sooner the better
Meta‐analysis of the association between preoperative anaemia and mortality after surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 1314-1324.
Authors: A. J. Fowler, T. Ahmad, M. K. Phull, S. Allard, M. A. Gillies, R. M. Pearse et al.
Notes: Associated with poor outcome
Authors: B. Clevenger, S. V. Mallett, A. A. Klein, T. Richards
Notes: Reduces costs and improves outcomes
Multicentre randomized clinical trial to investigate the cost‐effectiveness of an allogeneic single‐donor fibrin sealant after coronary artery bypass grafting (FIBER Study). BJS 2015; 102: 1338-1347.
Authors: G. Tavilla, E. F. Bruggemans, C. L. I. Gielen, A. Brand, W. B. van den Hout, R. J. M. Klautz et al.
Notes: Didn't work
Randomized clinical trial of topical tranexamic acid after reduction mammoplasty. BJS 2015; 102: 1348-1353.
Authors: K. Ausen, R. Fossmark, O. Spigset, H. Pleym
Notes: Effective topically
Nipple‐sparing mastectomy in patients with BRCA1/2 mutations and variants of uncertain significance. BJS 2015; 102: 1354-1359.
Authors: A. T. Manning, C. Wood, A. Eaton, M. Stempel, D. Capko, A. Pusic et al.
Notes: Appears safe but longer follow‐up is needed
Development of a core outcome set for research and audit studies in reconstructive breast surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 1360-1371.
Authors: S. Potter, C. Holcombe, J. A. Ward, J. M. Blazeby, S. T. Brookes, S. J. Cawthorn et al.
Notes: A compass for future studies
Intraoperative detection of sentinel lymph node metastases in breast carcinoma by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. BJS 2015; 102: 1372-1379.
Authors: P. Tian, W. Zhang, H. Zhao, Y. Lei, L. Cui, Y. Zhang et al.
Notes: Does not require a pathologist
Postoperative vocal fold palsy in patients undergoing thyroid surgery with continuous or intermittent nerve monitoring. BJS 2015; 102: 1380-1387.
Authors: R. Schneider, C. Sekulla, A. Machens, K. Lorenz, P. Nguyen Thanh, H. Dralle et al.
Notes: Impressive results
Quality control of lymph node dissection in the Dutch Gastric Cancer Trial. BJS 2015; 102: 1388-1393.
Authors: W. O. de Steur, H. H. Hartgrink, J. L. Dikken, H. Putter, C. J. H. van de Velde
Notes: High quality surgery improves survival
Effect of rescue surgery after non‐curative endoscopic resection of early gastric cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1394-1401.
Authors: E. R. Kim, H. Lee, B.‐H. Min, J. H. Lee, P.‐L. Rhee, J. J. Kim et al.
Notes: Improves survival in fit patients
Prospective multicentre cohort study of patient‐reported outcomes after cholecystectomy for uncomplicated symptomatic cholecystolithiasis. BJS 2015; 102: 1402-1409.
Authors: M. P. Lamberts, B. L. Den Oudsten, J. J. G. M. Gerritsen, J. A. Roukema, G. P. Westert, J. P. H. Drenth et al.
Notes: Sixty per cent of patients cured
Liver regeneration following experimental major hepatectomy with choledochojejunostomy. BJS 2015; 102: 1410-1417.
Authors: T. Takagi, Y. Yokoyama, T. Kokuryo, J. Yamaguchi, M. Nagino
Notes: Excessive inflammation, suppression of regeneration
Salvage surgery after failure of endoscopic balloon dilatation versus surgery first for ileocolonic anastomotic stricture due to recurrent Crohn’s disease. BJS 2015; 102: 1418-1425.
Authors: Y. Li, L. Stocchi, B. Shen, X. Liu, F. H. Remzi
Notes: More adverse outcomes after salvage surgery
Risk of disability pension in patients following rectal cancer treatment and surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 1426-1432.
Authors: L. Chen, I. Glimelius, M. Neovius, S. Eloranta, S. Ekberg, A. Martling et al.
Notes: Higher than expected
Ex vivo normothermic perfusion for quality assessment of marginal donor kidney transplants. BJS 2015; 102: 1433-1440.
Authors: S. A. Hosgood, A. D. Barlow, J. P. Hunter, M. L. Nicholson
Notes: Maximizes kidney use
Listen to Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, discussing the systematic review on patient blood management to reduce surgical risk as well as other highlights in the October 2015 issue.