Volume 103; Issue 5
1st April 2016
Jonothan Earnshaw, co-Chief Editor, talks through the highlights of the April 2016 issue of the Journal, which has a lot of clinical material to digest but some very helpful advice for practising surgeons.
Authors: D. Alderson, B. P. L. Wijnhoven
Meta‐analysis of negative‐pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incisions. BJS 2016; 103: 477-486.
Authors: N. Hyldig, H. Birke‐Sorensen, M. Kruse, C. Vinter, J. S. Joergensen, J. A. Sorensen et al.
Notes: Good for closed wounds too Video Abstract
Authors: G. R. F. Murphy, M. D. Gardiner, G. E. Glass, I. A. Kreis, A. Jain, S. Hettiaratchy et al.
Notes: Not necessary
Meta‐analysis of the risk of small bowel obstruction following open or laparoscopic colorectal surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 493-503.
Authors: T. Yamada, K. Okabayashi, H. Hasegawa, M. Tsuruta, J.‐H. Yoo, R. Seishima et al.
Notes: Minimal access lowers risk
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of prehabilitation before planned liver resection. BJS 2016; 103: 504-512.
Authors: D. F. J. Dunne, S. Jack, R. P. Jones, L. Jones, D. T. Lythgoe, H. Z. Malik et al.
Notes: Exercise helps
St Gallen molecular subtypes in screening‐detected and symptomatic breast cancer in a prospective cohort with long‐term follow‐up. BJS 2016; 103: 513-523.
Authors: A. K. Falck, A. Röme, M. Fernö, H. Olsson, G. Chebil, P. O. Bendahl et al.
Notes: Low‐risk group identified
Patient‐reported outcomes and their predictors at 2‐ and 3‐year follow‐up after immediate latissimus dorsi breast reconstruction and adjuvant treatment. BJS 2016; 103: 524-536.
Authors: Z. E. Winters, M. Afzal, V. Balta, J. Freeman, R. Llewellyn‐Bennett, Z. Rayter et al.
Notes: Long‐term gains shown
Parathyroid gland angiography with indocyanine green fluorescence to predict parathyroid function after thyroid surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 537-543.
Authors: J. Vidal Fortuny, V. Belfontali, S. M. Sadowski, W. Karenovics, S. Guigard, F. Triponez et al.
Notes: New method to avoid postoperative hypoparathyroidism
Population‐based cohort study of the management and survival of patients with early‐stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma in England. BJS 2016; 103: 544-552.
Authors: G. Chadwick, S. Riley, R. H. Hardwick, T. Crosby, J. Hoare, G. Hanna et al.
Notes: Early cancer is still rare
Serum amylase and C‐reactive protein in risk stratification of pancreas‐specific complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy. BJS 2016; 103: 553-563.
Authors: L. K. Palani Velu, C. J. McKay, C. R. Carter, D. C. McMillan, N. B. Jamieson, E. J. Dickson et al.
Notes: May help in safe early discharge
Patient outcomes and provider perceptions following implementation of a standardized perioperative care pathway for open liver resection. BJS 2016; 103: 564-571.
Authors: A. J. Page, F. Gani, K. T. Crowley, K. H. K. Lee, M. C. Grant, T. L. Zavadsky et al.
Notes: Improves outcome at reduced costs
Influence of body composition profile on outcomes following colorectal cancer surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 572-580.
Authors: G. Malietzis, A. C. Currie, T. Athanasiou, N. Johns, N. Anyamene, R. Glynne‐Jones et al.
Notes: Myopenia affects survival
Short‐term outcomes after complete mesocolic excision compared with ‘conventional’ colonic cancer surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 581-589.
Authors: C. A. Bertelsen, A. U. Neuenschwander, J. E. Jansen, A. Kirkegaard‐Klitbo, J. R. Tenma, M. Wilhelmsen et al.
Notes: More operative injuries and postoperative sepsis
Nomogram for prediction of prognosis in patients with initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2016; 103: 590-599.
Authors: K. Imai, M.‐A. Allard, C. Castro Benitez, E. Vibert, A. Sa Cunha, D. Cherqui et al.
Notes: Useful clinical scoring system
Propensity score‐matched outcomes analysis of the liver‐first approach for synchronous colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2016; 103: 600-606.
Authors: F. K. S. Welsh, K. Chandrakumaran, T. G. John, A. B. Cresswell, M. Rees
Notes: Needs careful selection
Practical guide to the Idea, Development and Exploration stages of the IDEAL Framework and Recommendations. BJS 2016; 103: 607-615.
Authors: C. P. Pennell, A. D. Hirst, W. B. Campbell, A. Sood, R. A. Agha, J. S. T. Barkun et al.
Notes: How to use IDEAL