Volume 103; Issue 13
1st December 2016
Editorial podcast: December 2016
For the final podcast of 2016, Jonothan Earnshaw introduces the new website and talks through three oesophagogastric articles that appear in the issue.
Authors: T. Watanabe, K. Hata
Meta‐analysis of the use of surgical sealants for suture‐hole bleeding in arterial anastomoses. BJS 2016; 103: 1758-1767.
Authors: A. C. Rogers, L. P. Turley, K. S. Cross, M. P. McMonagle
Notes: Reduce bleeding
Meta‐analysis of associating liver partition with portal vein ligation and portal vein occlusion for two‐stage hepatectomy. BJS 2016; 103: 1768-1782.
Authors: D. Eshmuminov, D. A. Raptis, M. Linecker, A. Wirsching, M. Lesurtel, P.‐A. Clavien et al.
Notes: RCT investigating ALPPS is needed
Network meta‐analysis of protocol‐driven care and laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 1783-1794.
Authors: A. C. Currie, G. Malietzis, J. T. Jenkins, T. Yamada, H. Ashrafian, T. Athanasiou et al.
Notes: Protocols improve outcomes
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial comparing two vessel‐sealing devices with crush clamping during liver transection. BJS 2016; 103: 1795-1803.
Authors: A. Ichida, K. Hasegawa, T. Takayama, H. Kudo, Y. Sakamoto, S. Yamazaki et al.
Notes: Sealing devices may reduce blood loss
Randomized clinical trial
Cluster randomized trial to evaluate the impact of team training on surgical outcomes. BJS 2016; 103: 1804-1814.
Authors: A. Duclos, J. L. Peix, V. Piriou, P. Occelli, A. Denis, S. Bourdy et al.
Notes: It's not team training that leads to better outcomes
Comparison of angioplasty and bypass surgery for critical limb ischaemia in patients with infrapopliteal peripheral artery disease. BJS 2016; 103: 1815-1822.
Authors: S. D. Patel, L. Biasi, I. Paraskevopoulos, J. Silickas, T. Lea, A. Diamantopoulos et al.
Notes: Randomized trials needed
Authors: B. O. Patterson, J. Sobocinski, A. Karthikesalingam, R. J. Hinchliffe, I. Loftus, M. M. Thompson et al.
Notes: Surveillance intervals proposed
Risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy in patients undergoing thyroidectomy with and without intraoperative nerve monitoring. BJS 2016; 103: 1828-1838.
Authors: A. Bergenfelz, A. F. Salem, H. Jacobsson, E. Nordenström, M. Almquist, G. W. Wallin et al.
Notes: More evidence of benefit
Preoperative radiotherapy in the management of retroperitoneal liposarcoma. BJS 2016; 103: 1839-1846.
Authors: B. L. Ecker, M. G. Peters, M. T. McMillan, A. J. Sinnamon, P. J. Zhang, D. L. Fraker et al.
Notes: Neoadjuvant radiotherapy helps
Evaluation of outcome after cardiomyotomy for achalasia using the Chicago classification. BJS 2016; 103: 1847-1854.
Authors: P. W. Hamer, R. H. Holloway, R. Heddle, P. G. Devitt, G. Kiroff, C. Burgstad et al.
Notes: Type III achalasia negative predictor of outcome
Authors: L. A. D. Busweiler, B. P. L. Wijnhoven, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, D. Henneman, N. C. T. van Grieken, M. W. J. M. Wouters et al.
Notes: High‐quality national audit when properly resourced
Outcome of neoadjuvant therapies for cancer of the oesophagus or gastro‐oesophageal junction based on a national data registry. BJS 2016; 103: 1864-1873.
Authors: F. Klevebro, M. Lindblad, J. Johansson, L. Lundell, M. Nilsson
Notes: Real‐world survival less impressive than RCTs
Characterization of residual tumours at the primary site in patients with a near pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 1874-1879.
Authors: Y.‐K. Chao, Y. Chang, C.‐J. Yeh, H.‐K. Chang, C.‐K. Tseng, W.‐Y. Chuang et al.
Notes: No ‘watch and wait’ for this cancer
Impact of hospital volume on risk‐adjusted mortality following oesophagectomy in Japan. BJS 2016; 103: 1880-1886.
Authors: T. Nishigori, H. Miyata, H. Okabe, Y. Toh, H. Matsubara, H. Konno et al.
Notes: Volume outcome effect evident in Japan
Authors: J. Ranstam, J. A. Cook, G. S. Collins
Multicentre study of the impact of morbidity on long‐term survival following hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. BJS 2016; 103: 1887-1894.
Authors: A. Doussot, C. Lim, C. Gómez‐Gavara, D. Fuks, O. Farges, J. M. Regimbeau et al.
Notes: Morbidity affects overall survival
Prospective cohort study of laparoscopic and open hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2016; 103: 1895-1901.
Authors: L. Xiang, J. Li, J. Chen, X. Wang, P. Guo, Y. Fan et al.
Notes: Laparoscopic hepatectomy as good as open
Authors: H.‐K. Yang