Volume 102; Issue 7
1st June 2015
Listen to Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, discuss the June 2015 issue, which focuses on hepatobiliary surgery however there are also articles covering vascular, colorectal and sepsis topics. This issue is a must-read for those involved with the surgical management of liver disease.
Authors: M. A. Mercado
Authors: J. El‐Sheikha, D. Carradice, S. Nandhra, C. Leung, G. E. Smith, B. Campbell et al.
Notes: No recommendations possible
Authors: S. T. K. Yauw, K. E. Wever, A. Hoesseini, M. Ritskes‐Hoitinga, H. van Goor
Notes: Too many poor‐quality, repetitious studies
Meta‐analysis of reconstruction techniques after low anterior resection for rectal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 735-745.
Authors: F. J. Hüttner, S. Tenckhoff, K. Jensen, L. Uhlmann, Y. Kulu, M. W. Büchler et al.
Notes: Short‐term advantages to reservoir techniques
Randomized clinical trial of adjuvant chemotherapy with S‐1 versus gemcitabine after pancreatic cancer resection. BJS 2015; 102: 746-754.
Authors: M. Shimoda, K. Kubota, T. Shimizu, M. Katoh
Notes: Potential for tailored treatment
Identification of microRNAs associated with abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arterial disease. BJS 2015; 102: 755-766.
Authors: P. W. Stather, N. Sylvius, D. A. Sidloff, N. Dattani, A. Verissimo, J. B. Wild et al.
Notes: AAA and PAD similar
Protein kinetics in human endotoxaemia and their temporal relation to metabolic, endocrine and proinflammatory cytokine responses. BJS 2015; 102: 767-775.
Authors: A. S. A. Khan, J. M. Gibson, G. L. Carlson, O. Rooyackers, J. P. New, M. Soop et al.
Notes: Interleukin 6 and tumour necrosis factor α potential treatment targets
Authors: S. Marubashi, K. Gotoh, H. Akita, H. Takahashi, Y. Ito, M. Yano et al.
Notes: Makes no difference
Risk factors and consequences of conversion in laparoscopic major liver resection. BJS 2015; 102: 785-795.
Authors: F. Cauchy, D. Fuks, T. Nomi, L. Schwarz, L. Barbier, S. Dokmak et al.
Notes: Conversion does not increase morbidity
Authors: T. Nomi, D. Fuks, Y. Kawaguchi, F. Mal, Y. Nakajima, B. Gayet et al.
Notes: Safe in experienced hands
Epidural analgesia and perioperative kidney function after major liver resection. BJS 2015; 102: 805-812.
Authors: P. Kambakamba, K. Slankamenac, C. Tschuor, P. Kron, A. Wirsching, K. Maurer et al.
Notes: Epidural may affect renal function
Effect of LSKL peptide on thrombospondin 1‐mediated transforming growth factor β signal activation and liver regeneration after hepatectomy in an experimental model. BJS 2015; 102: 813-825.
Authors: H. Kuroki, H. Hayashi, S. Nakagawa, K. Sakamoto, T. Higashi, H. Nitta et al.
Notes: A promising treatment target
Authors: P. Starlinger, S. Haegele, D. Wanek, S. Zikeli, D. Schauer, L. Alidzanovic et al.
Notes: Promising marker of liver dysfunction
Portal or superior mesenteric vein resection in pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma. BJS 2015; 102: 837-846.
Authors: Y. Murakami, S. Satoi, F. Motoi, M. Sho, M. Kawai, I. Matsumoto et al.
Notes: Potential role for adjuvant chemotherapy
Authors: J. Liang, V. Fazio, I. Lavery, F. Remzi, T. Hull, S. Strong et al.
Notes: Excellent results before complete mesocolic excision was coined
Chemoradiation therapy for rectal cancer in the distal rectum followed by organ‐sparing transanal endoscopic microsurgery (CARTS study). BJS 2015; 102: 853-860.
Authors: M. Verseveld, E. J. R. de Graaf, C. Verhoef, E. van Meerten, C. J. A. Punt, I. H. J. T. de Hingh et al.
Notes: Organ preservation feasible