Volume 102; Issue 6
1st May 2015
Listen to Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, talk through the contents of the May 2015 issue. He also talks about the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and how BJS is supporting the initiative.
Authors: M. D. Smith
Meta‐analysis of the effect of goal‐directed therapy on bowel function after abdominal surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 577-589.
Authors: J. C. Gómez‐Izquierdo, L. S. Feldman, F. Carli, G. Baldini
Notes: Facilitates bowel recovery
Meta‐analysis of the predictive value of C‐reactive protein for infectious complications in abdominal surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 590-598.
Authors: M. Adamina, T. Steffen, I. Tarantino, U. Beutner, B. M. Schmied, R. Warschkow et al.
Notes: Low C‐reactive protein on day 4 predictive
Authors: E. Esposito, B. Anninga, S. Harris, I. Capasso, M. D'Aiuto, M. Rinaldo et al.
Notes: Convenient and useful in selected cases
Authors: P. E. O'Brien
Notes: A logical approach to metabolic surgery
Randomized multicentre feasibility trial of intermediate care versus standard ward care after emergency abdominal surgery (InCare trial). BJS 2015; 102: 619-629.
Authors: M. Vester‐Andersen, T. Waldau, J. Wetterslev, M. H. Møller, J. Rosenberg, L. N. Jørgensen et al.
Notes: Trial closed early, no effect on mortality
Randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic colectomy with or without natural‐orifice specimen extraction. BJS 2015; 102: 630-637.
Authors: A. M. Wolthuis, S. Fieuws, A. Van Den Bosch, A. de Buck van Overstraeten, A. D'Hoore
Notes: Less pain than abdominal extraction
Effect of frailty on short‐ and mid‐term outcomes in vascular surgical patients. BJS 2015; 102: 638-645.
Authors: G. K. Ambler, D. E. Brooks, N. Al Zuhir, A. Ali, M. S. Gohel, P. D. Hayes et al.
Notes: Predicts adverse outcomes
Magnetic sentinel node and occult lesion localization in breast cancer (MagSNOLL Trial). BJS 2015; 102: 646-652.
Authors: M. Ahmed, B. Anninga, S. Goyal, P. Young, Q. A. Pankhurst, M. Douek et al.
Notes: Works for both sites
Pretreatment health measures and complications after surgical management of elderly women with breast cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 653-667.
Authors: K. Lavelle, A. M. Sowerbutts, N. Bundred, M. Pilling, C. Todd
Notes: Serious complications are rare
Authors: A. K. Talsma, R. A. M. Damhuis, E. W. Steyerberg, C. Rosman, J. J. B. van Lanschot, B. P. L. Wijnhoven et al.
Notes: Main source of improvement seems to be neoadjuvant therapy
Authors: L. Solaini, N. B. Jamieson, M. Metcalfe, M. Abu Hilal, Z. Soonawalla, B. R. Davidson et al.
Notes: Lymphovascular invasion and nodal status predict survival
Effects of biliopancreatic diversion on diurnal leptin, insulin and free fatty acid levels. BJS 2015; 102: 682-690.
Authors: M. Raffaelli, A. Iaconelli, G. Nanni, C. Guidone, C. Callari, J. M. Fernandez Real et al.
Notes: Better understanding of how the operation works
Surgical management of patients with colorectal cancer and simultaneous liver and lung metastases. BJS 2015; 102: 691-699.
Authors: A. Andres, G. Mentha, R. Adam, E. Gerstel, O. G. Skipenko, E. Barroso et al.
Notes: Resectable lung metastases worth chasing
Conditions, preventable deaths, procedures and validation of a countrywide survey of surgical care in Nepal. BJS 2015; 102: 700-707.
Authors: S. Gupta, S. Shrestha, A. Ranjit, N. Nagarajan, R. S. Groen, A. L. Kushner et al.
Notes: Understanding surgical need in a low‐income country
Surgeons’ and trainees’ perceived self‐efficacy in operating theatre non‐technical skills. BJS 2015; 102: 708-715.
Authors: G. Pena, M. Altree, J. Field, M. J. W. Thomas, P. Hewett, W. Babidge et al.
Notes: Lack of insight