Volume 102; Issue 8
1st July 2015
Listen to Jonothan Earnshaw discussing the July 2015 issue, which includes six articles covering the topic of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms.
Authors: A. M. van Rij, G. T. Jones
Systematic review of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death in patients with a small abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2015; 102: 866-872.
Authors: M. F. Bath, V. J. Gokani, D. A. Sidloff, L. R. Jones, E. Choke, R. D. Sayers et al.
Notes: High‐risk group
Systematic review of high‐intensity focused ultrasound ablation in the treatment of breast cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 873-882.
Authors: M. C. L. Peek, M. Ahmed, A. Napoli, B. ten Haken, S. McWilliams, S. I. Usiskin et al.
Notes: Many questions remain
Meta‐analysis of the effect of preoperative breast MRI on the surgical management of ductal carcinoma in situ. BJS 2015; 102: 883-893.
Authors: A. Fancellu, R. M. Turner, J. M. Dixon, A. Pinna, P. Cottu, N. Houssami et al.
Notes: Does not improve radicality
Baseline prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and hypertension in men aged 65–74 years from a population screening study (VIVA trial). BJS 2015; 102: 902-906.
Authors: N. Grøndal, R. Søgaard, J. S. Lindholt
Notes: Baseline results
Age‐specific incidence, risk factors and outcome of acute abdominal aortic aneurysms in a defined population. BJS 2015; 102: 907-915.
Authors: D. P. J. Howard, A. Banerjee, J. F. Fairhead, A. Handa, L. E. Silver, P. M. Rothwell et al.
Notes: Comprehensive cohort study
Influence of rurality, deprivation and distance from clinic on uptake in men invited for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. BJS 2015; 102: 916-923.
Authors: M. A. Crilly, A. Mundie, P. Bachoo, F. Nimmo
Notes: Affected by deprivation
Family history and outcome of young patients with breast cancer in the UK (POSH study). BJS 2015; 102: 924-935.
Authors: B. K. Eccles, E. R. Copson, R. I. Cutress, T. Maishman, D. G. Altman, P. Simmonds et al.
Notes: Family history does not influence outcome
Authors: J. M. Blazeby, R. Macefield, N. S. Blencowe, M. Jacobs, A. G. K. McNair, M. Sprangers et al.
Notes: Merits wide adoption as a standard of care
Functional assessment of the liver with gadolinium–ethoxybenzyl‐diethylenetriamine penta‐acetate‐enhanced MRI in living‐donor liver transplantation. BJS 2015; 102: 944-951.
Authors: M. Ninomiya, K. Shirabe, H. Kayashima, T. Ikegami, A. Nishie, N. Harimoto et al.
Notes: Estimation of hepatic functional reserve in liver surgery
Selective intraoperative cholangiography and risk of bile duct injury during cholecystectomy. BJS 2015; 102: 952-958.
Authors: B. Törnqvist, C. Strömberg, O. Akre, L. Enochsson, M. Nilsson
Notes: Only protective in acute cholecystitis
Authors: Q. Zhang, C.‐H. Shou, J.‐R. Yu, W.‐L. Yang, X.‐S. Liu, H. Yu et al.
Notes: Prognosis no different than for small bowel gastrointestinal stromal tumours
Surgical treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumour of the rectum in the era of imatinib. BJS 2015; 102: 965-971.
Authors: M. J. Wilkinson, J. E. F. Fitzgerald, D. C. Strauss, A. J. Hayes, J. M. Thomas, C. Messiou et al.
Notes: Neoadjuvant imatinib therapy was useful
Tumour regression in the randomized Stockholm III Trial of radiotherapy regimens for rectal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 972-978.
Authors: D. Pettersson, E. Lörinc, T. Holm, H. Iversen, B. Cedermark, B. Glimelius et al.
Notes: Short‐course therapy with delay causes downstaging
Scoring system to distinguish uncomplicated from complicated acute appendicitis. BJS 2015; 102: 979-990.
Authors: J. J. Atema, C. C. van Rossem, M. M. Leeuwenburgh, J. Stoker, M. A. Boermeester
Notes: Useful score for future trials
Clinical validity of consultant technical skills assessment in the English National Training Programme for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 991-997.
Authors: H. Mackenzie, M. Ni, D. Miskovic, R. W. Motson, M. Gudgeon, Z. Khan et al.
Notes: Discriminates competency
Experimental study of fat grafting under negative pressure for wounds with exposed bone. BJS 2015; 102: 998-1005.
Authors: H.‐K. Kao, H.‐H. Hsu, W.‐Y. Chuang, K.‐P. Chang, B. Chen, L. Guo et al.
Notes: Works in animals