Volume 102; Issue 13
1st December 2015
Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, talks about papers that could change practice in the December 2015 issue.
Authors: J. Lerut, A. Foss
Authors: R. A. Cahill, R. Hompes
Incomplete reporting of enhanced recovery elements and its impact on achieving quality improvement. BJS 2015; 102: 1594-1602.
Authors: R. W. Day, S. Fielder, J. Calhoun, H. Kehlet, V. Gottumukkala, T. A. Aloia et al.
Notes: Sound recommendations to standardize reporting
Systematic review and network meta‐analysis comparing clinical outcomes and effectiveness of surgical treatments for haemorrhoids. BJS 2015; 102: 1603-1618.
Authors: C. Simillis, S. N. Thoukididou, A. A. P. Slesser, S. Rasheed, E. Tan, P. P. Tekkis et al.
Notes: Effective treatment for haemorrhoids?
Randomized clinical trial of perioperative nerve block and continuous local anaesthetic infiltration via wound catheter versus epidural analgesia in open liver resection (LIVER 2 trial). BJS 2015; 102: 1619-1628.
Authors: M. J. Hughes, E. M. Harrison, N. J. Peel, B. Stutchfield, S. McNally, C. Beattie et al.
Notes: Nerve block just as good
Authors: D. J. Humes, A. J. Walker, J. Blackwell, B. J. Hunt, J. West
Notes: VTE rates similar for benign and malignant emergency colectomy
Authors: L. Waaijer, P. J. van Diest, H. M. Verkooijen, N.‐E. Dijkstra, C. C. van der Pol, I. H. M. Borel Rinkes et al.
Notes: Technology leaps still needed
Benefits of preoperative MRI in breast cancer surgery studied in a large population‐based cancer registry. BJS 2015; 102: 1649-1657.
Authors: E. L. Vos, A. C. Voogd, C. Verhoef, S. Siesling, I. M. Obdeijn, L. B. Koppert et al.
Notes: Leads to more extensive surgery
Authors: M. A. Beek, N. C. Verheuvel, E. J. T. Luiten, E. G. Klompenhouwer, H. J. T. Rutten, R. M. H. Roumen et al.
Notes: Big changes
Iodine seed‐ versus wire‐guided localization in breast‐conserving surgery for non‐palpable ductal carcinoma in situ. BJS 2015; 102: 1665-1669.
Authors: J. D. Luiten, M. A. Beek, A. C. Voogd, P. D. Gobardhan, E. J. T. Luiten
Notes: Seeds are superior
Hospital of diagnosis and likelihood of surgical treatment for pancreatic cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1670-1675.
Authors: M. J. A. M. Bakens, Y. R. B. M. van Gestel, M. Bongers, M. G. H. Besselink, C. H. C. Dejong, I. Q. Molenaar et al.
Notes: More surgery in expert centres
Cost–benefit analysis of an enhanced recovery protocol for pancreaticoduodenectomy. BJS 2015; 102: 1676-1683.
Authors: G.‐R. Joliat, I. Labgaa, D. Petermann, M. Hübner, A.‐C. Griesser, N. Demartines et al.
Notes: Some savings
Laparoscopic two‐stage hepatectomy for bilobar colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2015; 102: 1684-1690.
Authors: D. Fuks, T. Nomi, S. Ogiso, M. Gelli, V. Velayutham, C. Conrad et al.
Notes: For expert centres
Learning curve and outcome of laparoscopic transcystic common bile duct exploration for choledocholithiasis. BJS 2015; 102: 1691-1697.
Authors: J. G. Zhu, W. Han, W. Guo, W. Su, Z. G. Bai, Z. T. Zhang et al.
Notes: Safe and effective
Authors: H. G. Smith, D. Panchalingam, J. A. F. Hannay, M. J. F. Smith, J. M. Thomas, A. J. Hayes et al.
Notes: Treatment at specialized units is preferred
Authors: M. J. Solomon, K. G. M. Brown, C. E. Koh, P. Lee, K. K. S. Austin, L. Masya et al.
Notes: Extension of excision confers survival advantage
Impact of case‐relevant and case‐irrelevant communication within the surgical team on surgical‐site infection. BJS 2015; 102: 1718-1725.
Authors: F. Tschan, J. C. Seelandt, S. Keller, N. K. Semmer, A. Kurmann, D. Candinas et al.
Notes: Too much chatter?
Outcomes in emergency general surgery following the introduction of a consultant‐led unit. BJS 2015; 102: 1726-1732.
Authors: R. Shakerian, B. N. Thomson, A. Gorelik, I. P. Hayes, A. R. Skandarajah
Notes: Improvements with new service