Volume 103; Issue 1
1st January 2016
Risk adjustment models for short‐term outcomes after surgical resection for oesophagogastric cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 105-116.
Authors: C. Fischer, H. Lingsma, R. Hardwick, D. A. Cromwell, E. Steyerberg, O. Groene et al.
Notes: Needs to be tested outside England and Wales
Patterns of recurrence in early‐stage oesophageal cancer after chemoradiotherapy and surgery compared with surgery alone. BJS 2016; 103: 117-125.
Authors: W. B. Robb, M. Messager, L. Dahan, F. Mornex, E. Maillard, X. B. D'Journo et al.
Notes: Multimodal treatment reduces locoregional but not distant metastatic recurrence
Authors: C. C. Jensen, R. D. Madoff
Radiofrequency ablation as an alternative to hepatic resection for single small hepatocellular carcinomas. BJS 2016; 103: 126-135.
Authors: G.‐A. Kim, J. H. Shim, M.‐J. Kim, S. Y. Kim, H. J. Won, Y. M. Shin et al.
Notes: Good alternative in small hepatocellular carcinoma
Authors: G. Alsfasser, H. Leicht, C. Günster, B. M. Rau, G. Schillinger, E. Klar et al.
Notes: Better outcomes after 1 year in high‐volume hospitals
Meta‐analysis of colloids versus crystalloids in critically ill, trauma and surgical patients. BJS 2016; 103: 14-26.
Authors: S. H. Qureshi, S. I. Rizvi, N. N. Patel, G. J. Murphy
Notes: Some colloids are nephrotoxic in patients with sepsis
Prospective nationwide outcome audit of surgery for suspected acute appendicitis. BJS 2016; 103: 144-151.
Authors: C. C. van Rossem, M. D. M. Bolmers, M. H. F. Schreinemacher, A. A. W. van Geloven, W. A. Bemelman, G. J. D. Acker et al.
Notes: Dutch snapshot of appendicitis care
Jonothan Earnshaw, co-Chief Editor, wishes everyone a happy new year and talks through both the regular January 2016 issue and our special issue on surgery in the elderly.
Meta‐analysis of perioperative antibiotics in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. BJS 2016; 103: 27-34.
Authors: S. Pasquali, M. Boal, E. A. Griffiths, D. Alderson, R. S. Vohra
Notes: Unnecessary for many patients
Authors: N. R. Bhatt, M. Morris, A. O'Neil, A. Gillis, P. F. Ridgway
Notes: Should be decided individually
Authors: N. S. Williams
Randomized trial to examine procedure‐to‐procedure transfer in laparoscopic simulator training. BJS 2016; 103: 44-50.
Authors: F. Bjerrum, J. L. Sorensen, L. Konge, S. Rosthøj, J. Lindschou, B. Ottesen et al.
Notes: More support for simulation in skills training
Assessment of risk of peripheral vascular disease and vascular care capacity in low‐ and middle‐income countries. BJS 2016; 103: 51-59.
Authors: A. Gyedu, B. T. Stewart, E. Nakua, R. Quansah, P. Donkor, C. Mock et al.
Notes: Capacity too low
Superparamagnetic iron oxide‐enhanced MRI at 3 T for accurate axillary staging in breast cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 60-69.
Authors: K. Motomura, T. Izumi, S. Tateishi, Y. Tamaki, Y. Ito, T. Horinouchi et al.
Notes: Imaging replaces sentinel node biopsy
Authors: N. N. Y. Janssen, J. Nijkamp, T. Alderliesten, C. E. Loo, E. J. T. Rutgers, J.‐J. Sonke et al.
Notes: Facilitates logistics
Pooled long‐term outcomes from two randomized trials of axillary node sampling with axillary radiotherapy versus axillary node clearance in patients with operable node‐positive breast cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 81-87.
Authors: A. U. Bing, G. R. Kerr, W. Jack, U. Chetty, L. J. Williams, A. Rodger et al.
Notes: No difference in outcome
National proficiency‐gain curves for minimally invasive gastrointestinal cancer surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 88-96.
Authors: H. Mackenzie, S. R. Markar, A. Askari, M. Ni, O. Faiz, G. B. Hanna et al.
Notes: Numbers needed to learn
Impact of number of [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose‐PET‐positive lymph nodes on survival of patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 97-104.
Authors: H. Miyata, M. Yamasaki, T. Makino, M. Tatsumi, Y. Miyazaki, T. Takahashi et al.
Notes: Dismal prognosis if PET‐positive nodes exist after treatment