Volume 103; Issue 7
1st June 2016
Editorial podcast: June 2016
Jonothan Earnshaw, co-Editor in Chief, discusses the contents of the June 2016 issue.
Authors: E. J. G. Peters
Authors: A. de Mel
Systematic review of the complications following isolated calf deep vein thrombosis. BJS 2016; 103: 789-796.
Authors: J. Garry, A. Duke, N. Labropoulos
Notes: No benefit from anticoagulation
Systematic review of antibiotic treatment for acute calculous cholecystitis. BJS 2016; 103: 797-811.
Authors: A. H. van Dijk, P. R. de Reuver, T. N. Tasma, S. van Dieren, T. J. Hugh, M. A. Boermeester et al.
Notes: Antibiotics not indicated
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial comparing self‐gripping mesh with a standard polypropylene mesh for open inguinal hernia repair. BJS 2016; 103: 812-818.
Authors: T. Verhagen, W. A. R. Zwaans, M. J. A. Loos, J. A. Charbon, M. R. M. Scheltinga, R. M. H. Roumen et al.
Notes: No effect on pain
Preoperative morphology influences thoracic aortic aneurysm sac expansion after endovascular repair. BJS 2016; 103: 819-829.
Authors: J. Sobocinski, B. O. Patterson, A. Vidal‐Diez, J. R. Brownrigg, M. M. Thompson, P. J. Holt et al.
Notes: Sac expansion common and associated with adverse anatomy
Association between underestimation of tumour size by imaging and incomplete excision in breast‐conserving surgery for breast cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 830-838.
Authors: J. M. Dixon, C. Newlands, C. Dodds, J. Thomas, L. J. Williams, I. H. Kunkler et al.
Notes: Current imaging has limitations
Role of bone scan in addition to CT in patients with breast cancer selected for systemic staging. BJS 2016; 103: 839-844.
Authors: D. P. McCartan, R. S. Prichard, R. J. MacDermott, J. Rothwell, J. Geraghty, D. Evoy et al.
Notes: Little added value
Tumour‐infiltrating CD8 to FOXP3 lymphocyte ratio in predicting treatment responses to neoadjuvant chemotherapy of aggressive breast cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 845-854.
Authors: Y. Asano, S. Kashiwagi, W. Goto, K. Kurata, S. Noda, T. Takashima et al.
Notes: Tumour immunity key
Multicentre study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage I and II oesophageal cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 855-862.
Authors: S. Bekkar, C. Gronnier, F. Renaud, A. Duhamel, A. Pasquer, J. Théreaux et al.
Notes: Improves survival
Mortality from laparoscopic antireflux surgery in a nationwide cohort of the working‐age population. BJS 2016; 103: 863-870.
Authors: J. Maret‐Ouda, M. Yanes, P. Konings, N. Brusselaers, J. Lagergren
Notes: Very safe procedure
Propensity score analysis of outcomes following laparoscopic or open liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2016; 103: 871-880.
Authors: C. Sposito, C. Battiston, A. Facciorusso, M. Mazzola, C. Muscarà, M. Scotti et al.
Notes: Laparoscopic is better
Response to transarterial chemoembolization as a selection criterion for resection of hepatocellular carcinomas. BJS 2016; 103: 881-890.
Authors: J. Y. Lei, J. J. Zhong, L. N. Yan, J. Q. Zhu, W. T. Wang, Y. Zeng et al.
Notes: May help in selection
Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio as an indicator of the malignant behaviour of hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2016; 103: 891-898.
Authors: Y. Okamura, T. Sugiura, T. Ito, Y. Yamamoto, R. Ashida, K. Mori et al.
Notes: Potential indicator of prognosis
Impact of early postoperative platelet count on volumetric liver gain and perioperative outcomes after major liver resection. BJS 2016; 103: 899-907.
Authors: G. A. Margonis, N. Amini, S. Buettner, S. Besharati, Y. Kim, F. Sobhani et al.
Notes: Platelet count counts
Authors: J. Segelman, L. Lindström, J. Frisell, Y. Lu
Notes: Appears increased
Authors: A. Arezzo, G. Cortese, S. Arolfo, A. Bullano, R. Passera, E. Galietti et al.
Correlation between experience targets and competence for general surgery certification. BJS 2016; 103: 921-927.
Authors: J. R. De Siqueira, M. J. Gough
Notes: Numbers mean nothing