Volume 103; Issue 8
1st July 2016
Design of new patient‐reported outcome measures to assess quality of life, symptoms and treatment satisfaction in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2016; 103: 1003-1011.
Authors: G. Peach, J. Romaine, A. Wilson, P. J. E. Holt, M. M. Thompson, R. J. Hinchliffe et al.
Notes: A new PROMS
Quality of life, symptoms and treatment satisfaction in patients with aortic aneurysm using new abdominal aortic aneurysm‐specific patient‐reported outcome measures. BJS 2016; 103: 1012-1019.
Authors: G. Peach, J. Romaine, P. J. E. Holt, M. M. Thompson, C. Bradley, R. J. Hinchliffe et al.
Notes: Shows promise
Risk factors for recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma undergoing modified radical neck dissection. BJS 2016; 103: 1020-1025.
Authors: Y. M. Lee, T. Y. Sung, W. B. Kim, K. W. Chung, J. H. Yoon, S. J. Hong et al.
Notes: Metastatic lymph node‐related factors were of importance
Videoscopic ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy for groin lymph node metastases from melanoma. BJS 2016; 103: 1026-1032.
Authors: A. Sommariva, S. Pasquali, C. Cona, A. A. Ciccarese, L. Saadeh, L. G. Campana et al.
Notes: More support for videoscopic surgery
Authors: B. Dent, S. M. Griffin, R. Jones, S. Wahed, A. Immanuel, N. Hayes et al.
Notes: No need for stenting
Prediction of survival in patients with oesophageal or junctional cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery. BJS 2016; 103: 1039-1047.
Authors: J. Shapiro, D. van Klaveren, S. M. Lagarde, E. L. A. Toxopeus, A. van der Gaast, M. C. C. M. Hulshof et al.
Notes: Better predictor still needed
Single‐stage resection and microwave ablation for bilobar colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2016; 103: 1048-1054.
Authors: P. Philips, R. T. Groeschl, E. M. Hanna, R. Z. Swan, K. K. Turaga, J. B. Martinie et al.
Notes: Attractive strategy
Outcomes after resection and/or radiofrequency ablation for recurrence after treatment of colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2016; 103: 1055-1062.
Authors: J. Hof, M. W. J. L. A. E. Wertenbroek, P. M. J. G. Peeters, J. Widder, E. Sieders, K. P. de Jong et al.
Notes: Ablation useful for recurrence
Multicentre observational study of outcomes after drainage of acute perianal abscess. BJS 2016; 103: 1063-1068.
Authors: L. Pearce, K. Newton, S. R. Smith, P. Barrow, J. Smith, L. Hancock et al.
Notes: Painful and expensive
Multicentre study of short‐course radiotherapy and transanal endoscopic microsurgery for early rectal cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 1069-1075.
Authors: C. J. Smart, S. Korsgen, J. Hill, D. Speake, B. Levy, M. Steward et al.
Notes: A very attractive option
Outcomes following laparoscopic rectal cancer resection by supervised trainees. BJS 2016; 103: 1076-1083.
Authors: A. C. Currie, I. White, G. Malietzis, M. Moorghen, J. T. Jenkins, R. H. Kennedy et al.
Notes: Supports one‐on‐one training
Jonothan Earnshaw discusses the highlights of the July 2016 issue.
Authors: O. Nelzén
Systematic review of outcomes after distal pancreatectomy with coeliac axis resection for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. BJS 2016; 103: 941-949.
Authors: S. Klompmaker, T. de Rooij, J. J. Korteweg, S. van Dieren, K. P. van Lienden, T. M. van Gulik et al.
Notes: Technically feasible in selected patients
Authors: R. Kumar, M. Griffin, G. Adigbli, N. Kalavrezos, P. E. M. Butler
Notes: Potential treatment for radiation‐induced fibrosis
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of postoperative chewing gum versus standard care after colorectal resection. BJS 2016; 103: 962-970.
Authors: C. Atkinson, C. M. Penfold, A. R. Ness, R. J. Longman, S. J. Thomas, W. Hollingworth et al.
Notes: No advantage observed
Mortality of emergency abdominal surgery in high‐, middle‐ and low‐income countries. BJS 2016; 103: 971-988.
Authors: J. E. F. Fitzgerald, C. Khatri, J. C. Glasbey, M. Mohan, R. Lilford, E. M. Harrison et al.
Notes: Higher in low‐income countries
Comparison of outcomes after endovascular and open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms in low‐risk patients. BJS 2016; 103: 989-994.
Authors: J. J. Siracuse, M. L. Schermerhorn, A. J. Meltzer, M. H. Eslami, J. A. Kalish, D. Rybin et al.
Notes: Few perioperative complications with EVAR but other outcomes similar
Quality of life from a randomized trial of open and endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2016; 103: 995-1002.
Authors: J. L. de Bruin, R. H. H. Groenwold, A. F. Baas, J. R. Brownrigg, M. Prinssen, D. E. Grobbee et al.
Notes: Long‐term quality of life better following open repair