Volume 102; Issue 12
1st November 2015
Authors: R. Glynne‐Jones, M. Hall
Authors: A. H. Petter‐Puchner
Systematic review of sarcopenia in patients operated on for gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatobiliary malignancies. BJS 2015; 102: 1448-1458.
Authors: S. Levolger, J. L. A. van Vugt, R. W. F. de Bruin, J. N. M. IJzermans
Notes: Sarcopenia mattered
Meta‐analysis of radical resection rates and margin assessment in pancreatic cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1459-1472.
Authors: M. D. Chandrasegaram, D. Goldstein, J. Simes, V. Gebski, J. G. Kench, A. J. Gill et al.
Notes: Margin clearance definitions affect radical resection rates
BJS Associate Editor, Rob Hinchliffe, discusses radiotherapy in colorectal cancer and surgical smoke in the November 2015 issue.
Randomized clinical trial investigating the stress response from two different methods of analgesia after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 1473-1479.
Authors: A. R. Day, R. V. P. Smith, M. J. P. Scott, W. J. Fawcett, T. A. Rockall
Notes: Spinal offers advantages for recovery
Multicentre study of abdominal aortic aneurysm measurement and enlargement. BJS 2015; 102: 1480-1487.
Authors: F. A. Lederle, S. Noorbaloochi, S. Nugent, B. C. Taylor, J. P. Grill, T. R. Kohler et al.
Notes: Nothing to reduce growth
Pragmatic staging of oesophageal cancer using decision theory involving selective endoscopic ultrasonography, PET and laparoscopy. BJS 2015; 102: 1488-1499.
Authors: J. M. Findlay, K. M. Bradley, E. J. Maile, B. Braden, J. Maw, J. Phillips‐Hughes et al.
Notes: Change in emphasis for staging
Comparison of outcomes after laparoscopy‐assisted and open total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1500-1505.
Authors: J. H. Lee, B.‐H. Nam, K. W. Ryu, S. Y. Ryu, Y. K. Park, S. Kim et al.
Notes: Feasible but high risk of anastomotic complication
Effects of macrophage‐dependent peroxisome proliferator‐activated receptor γ signalling on adhesion formation after abdominal surgery in an experimental model. BJS 2015; 102: 1506-1516.
Authors: G.‐S. Hong, T. Schwandt, K. Stein, B. Schneiker, M. P. Kummer, M. T. Heneka et al.
Notes: It's all about macrophages
Ischaemic conditioning reduces kidney injury in an experimental large‐animal model of warm renal ischaemia. BJS 2015; 102: 1517-1525.
Authors: J. P. Hunter, S. A. Hosgood, A. D. Barlow, M. L. Nicholson
Notes: The next step is a clinical RCT
Authors: J. Savikko, M. Ilmakunnas, H. Mäkisalo, A. Nordin, H. Isoniemi
Notes: Safe and effective
Authors: J. A. G. Moir, J. Burns, J. Barnes, F. Colgan, S. A. White, P. Littler et al.
Notes: Treatment from inside
Associating portal embolization and artery ligation to induce rapid liver regeneration in staged hepatectomy. BJS 2015; 102: 1541-1550.
Authors: A. Dupré, M. Hitier, P. Peyrat, Y. Chen, P. Meeus, M. Rivoire et al.
Notes: May be a safe substitute for ALPPS
Authors: K. Okano, T. Hirao, M. Unno, T. Fujii, H. Yoshitomi, S. Suzuki et al.
Notes: Risk factors identified
Impact of bacterial contamination of the abdominal cavity during pancreaticoduodenectomy on surgical‐site infection. BJS 2015; 102: 1561-1566.
Authors: T. Sugiura, T. Mizuno, Y. Okamura, T. Ito, Y. Yamamoto, I. Kawamura et al.
Notes: Contamination may affect outcome
Multicentre study of robotic intersphincteric resection for low rectal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1567-1573.
Authors: J. S. Park, N. K. Kim, S. H. Kim, K. Y. Lee, K. Y. Lee, J. Y. Shin et al.
Notes: No advantage and too costly
Quality‐of‐life outcomes following pelvic exenteration for primary rectal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1574-1580.
Authors: R. W. Radwan, R. J. Codd, M. Wright, D. Fitzsimmons, M. D. Evans, M. Davies et al.
Notes: Rapid return to good quality of life
Experimental study of the potential hazards of surgical smoke from powered instruments. BJS 2015; 102: 1581-1586.
Authors: S. M. In, D.‐Y. Park, I. K. Sohn, C.‐H. Kim, H. L. Lim, S.‐A. Hong et al.
Notes: Surgical smoke is potentially hazardous