Volume 103; Issue 4
1st March 2016
Jonothan Earnshaw, co-Chief Editor, talks through the highlights of the March 2016 issue of the Journal.
Authors: M. E. Gaunt
Meta‐analysis of antegrade continence enema in adults with faecal incontinence and constipation. BJS 2016; 103: 322-327.
Authors: D. S. Y. Chan, R. J. Delicata
Notes: Effective in incontinence and constipation
Meta‐analysis of drain amylase content on postoperative day 1 as a predictor of pancreatic fistula following pancreatic resection. BJS 2016; 103: 328-336.
Authors: M. C. Giglio, D. R. C. Spalding, A. Giakoustidis, A. Zarzavadjian Le Bian, L. R. Jiao, N. A. Habib et al.
Notes: Useful test for early drain removal
Randomized clinical trial comparing long‐term quality of life for Billroth I versus Roux‐en‐Y reconstruction after distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 337-347.
Authors: M. Nakamura, M. Nakamori, T. Ojima, M. Iwahashi, T. Horiuchi, Y. Kobayashi et al.
Notes: No difference between reconstructions
Randomized clinical trial of chemoembolization plus radiofrequency ablation versus partial hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma within the Milan criteria. BJS 2016; 103: 348-356.
Authors: H. Liu, Z.‐G. Wang, S.‐Y. Fu, A.‐J. Li, Z.‐Y. Pan, W.‐P. Zhou et al.
Notes: Partial hepatectomy better
Mortality from trauma haemorrhage and opportunities for improvement in transfusion practice. BJS 2016; 103: 357-365.
Authors: S. J. Stanworth, R. Davenport, N. Curry, F. Seeney, S. Eaglestone, A. Edwards et al.
Notes: Severe delays in transfusion
Tranexamic acid in life‐threatening military injury and the associated risk of infective complications. BJS 2016; 103: 366-373.
Authors: C. J. Lewis, P. Li, L. Stewart, A. C. Weintrob, M. L. Carson, C. K. Murray et al.
Notes: No adverse effect
Authors: S. C. Cotton, G. MacLennan, J. Brittenden, M. Prior, J. Francis
Notes: BRAVVO questionnaire provides important recovery information
Factors impacting on patient perception of procedural success and satisfaction following treatment for varicose veins. BJS 2016; 103: 382-390.
Authors: S. Onida, J. Shalhoub, H. M. Moore, K. S. Head, T. R. A. Lane, A. H. Davies et al.
Notes: Outcome is predictable
Influence of complications following immediate breast reconstruction on breast cancer recurrence rates. BJS 2016; 103: 391-398.
Authors: S. M. Beecher, D. P. O'Leary, R. McLaughlin, K. J. Sweeney, M. J. Kerin
Notes: Preventive methods needed
pH monitoring of gastro‐oesophageal reflux before and after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. BJS 2016; 103: 399-406.
Authors: J. Thereaux, C. Barsamian, M. Bretault, H. Dusaussoy, D. Lamarque, J.‐L. Bouillot et al.
Notes: High risk of new onset reflux disease
Clinical and experimental role of ring finger protein 180 on lymph node metastasis and survival in gastric cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 407-416.
Authors: J. Deng, H. Liang, R. Zhang, Y. Hou, Y. Liu, G. Ying et al.
Notes: Possible new therapeutic target
Effect of ischaemic preconditioning on recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma in an experimental model of liver steatosis. BJS 2016; 103: 417-426.
Authors: L. A. Orci, S. Lacotte, G. Oldani, F. Slits, C. De Vito, L. A. Crowe et al.
Notes: Reduces risk
Performance of the revised Atlanta and determinant‐based classifications for severity in acute pancreatitis. BJS 2016; 103: 427-433.
Authors: S. S. Bansal, J. Hodson, R. S. Sutcliffe, R. Marudanayagam, P. Muiesan, D. F. Mirza et al.
Notes: Both systems define severe disease
Effect of sarcopenia and visceral obesity on mortality and pancreatic fistula following pancreatic cancer surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 434-442.
Authors: N. Pecorelli, G. Carrara, F. De Cobelli, G. Cristel, A. Damascelli, G. Balzano et al.
Notes: Increased risk of fistula and death
Risk of symptomatic venous thromboembolism following emergency appendicectomy in adults. BJS 2016; 103: 443-450.
Authors: D. J. Humes, A. J. Walker, B. J. Hunt, A. A. Sultan, J. F. Ludvigsson, J. West et al.
Notes: Small but notable risk
Restoration of normal colonic motor patterns and meal responses after distal colorectal resection. BJS 2016; 103: 451-461.
Authors: R. Vather, G. O'Grady, J. W. Arkwright, D. S. Rowbotham, L. K. Cheng, P. G. Dinning et al.
Notes: Normal motor patterns restored across anastomoses
Authors: E. H. J. Hulzebos, N. L. U. van Meeteren