Volume 102; Issue 9
1st August 2015
Authors: M. S. Conte, A. Farber
Systematic review and critical appraisal of the impact of acellular dermal matrix use on the outcomes of implant‐based breast reconstruction. BJS 2015; 102: 1010-1025.
Authors: S. Potter, D. Browning, J. Savović, C. Holcombe, J. M. Blazeby
Notes: Major limitations of evidence
Meta‐analysis of surgical outcome after enucleation versus standard resection for pancreatic neoplasms. BJS 2015; 102: 1026-1036.
Authors: F. J. Hüttner, J. Koessler‐Ebs, T. Hackert, A. Ulrich, M. W. Büchler, M. K. Diener et al.
Notes: Enucleation is a good alternative
Systematic review of intervention design and delivery in pragmatic and explanatory surgical randomized clinical trials. BJS 2015; 102: 1037-1047.
Authors: N. S. Blencowe, A. P. Boddy, A. Harris, T. Hanna, P. Whiting, J. A. Cook et al.
Notes: Inadequate information in many surgical trials
Impact of preoperative evaluation of tumour grade by core needle biopsy on clinical risk assessment and patient selection for adjuvant systemic treatment in breast cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1048-1055.
Authors: L. Waaijer, S. M. Willems, H. M. Verkooijen, D. B. Buck, C. C. van der Pol, P. J. van Diest et al.
Notes: Discordance without clinical impact
Case‐mix analysis and variation in rates of non‐surgical treatment of older women with operable breast cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1056-1063.
Authors: J. Morgan, P. Richards, S. Ward, M. Francis, G. Lawrence, K. Collins et al.
Notes: Unexplained over‐ and undertreatment
Socioeconomic deprivation and inpatient complication rates following mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 1064-1070.
Authors: R. Jeevan, J. P. Browne, J. Pereira, C. M. Caddy, C. Sheppard, J. H. P. van der Meulen et al.
Notes: Equal quality of care?
Adjuvant taxanes and the development of breast cancer‐related arm lymphoedema. BJS 2015; 102: 1071-1078.
Authors: M. Cariati, S. K. Bains, M. R. Grootendorst, A. Suyoi, A. M. Peters, P. Mortimer et al.
Notes: Neoadjuvant less harmful
Long‐term morbidity after multivisceral resection for retroperitoneal sarcoma. BJS 2015; 102: 1079-1087.
Authors: D. Callegaro, R. Miceli, C. Brunelli, C. Colombo, R. Sanfilippo, S. Radaelli et al.
Notes: Severe impairment was uncommon
Variations in survival and perioperative complications between hospitals based on data from two phase III clinical trials for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2015; 102: 1088-1096.
Authors: K. Kataoka, K. Nakamura, J. Mizusawa, H. Fukuda, H. Igaki, S. Ozawa et al.
Notes: Heterogeneity is still a problem in surgical RCTs
Authors: L. Backemar, P. Lagergren, A. Johar, J. Lagergren
Notes: Cardiac co‐morbidities count
Validity of a cross‐specialty test in basic laparoscopic techniques (TABLT). BJS 2015; 102: 1106-1113.
Authors: E. Thinggaard, F. Bjerrum, J. Strandbygaard, I. Gögenur, L. Konge
Notes: Simple, cheap and valid
Authors: A. D. Speelman, Y. R. B. M. van Gestel, H. J. T. Rutten, I. H. J. T. de Hingh, V. E. P. P. Lemmens
Notes: Resection rates falling for most cancers
Gastric emptying and quality of life after pancreatoduodenectomy with retrocolic or antecolic gastroenteric anastomosis. BJS 2015; 102: 1123-1132.
Authors: W. J. Eshuis, K. de Bree, M. A. G. Sprangers, R. J. Bennink, T. M. van Gulik, O. R. C. Busch et al.
Notes: Makes no difference
Authors: C. Williamsson, N. Karlsson, C. Sturesson, G. Lindell, R. Andersson, B. Tingstedt et al.
Notes: More evidence that fast‐track programmes work with major surgery
Frequency of surgery and hospital admissions for communicable diseases in a high‐ and middle‐income setting. BJS 2015; 102: 1142-1149.
Authors: A. Jarnheimer, G. Kantor, S. Bickler, P. Farmer, L. Hagander
Notes: More common than expected
Rob Hinchliffe, Associate Editor, talks through the highlights of the August 2015 issue.