Volume 104; Issue 1
1st January 2017
Incidence, risk factors and clinical implications of chyle leak after pancreatic surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 108-117.
Authors: O. Strobel, S. Brangs, U. Hinz, T. Pausch, F. J. Hüttner, M. K. Diener et al.
Notes: Frequent complication with clinical impact
Authors: T. Treasure, M. Baum
Anatomical versus non‐anatomical liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma exceeding Milan criteria. BJS 2017; 104: 118-127.
Authors: S.‐Q. Li, T. Huang, S.‐L. Shen, Y.‐P. Hua, W.‐J. Hu, M. Kuang et al.
Notes: No difference
ECSPECT prospective multicentre registry for single‐port laparoscopic colorectal procedures. BJS 2017; 104: 128-137.
Authors: H. Weiss, R. Zorron, K.‐H. Vestweber, B. Vestweber, L. Boni, W. Brunner et al.
Notes: Possible but similar to multiport results
Systematic review to establish absolute standards for technical performance in surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 13-21.
Authors: M. G. Goldenberg, A. Garbens, P. Szasz, T. Hauer, T. P. Grantcharov
Notes: Important and worthwhile in assessing procedural competence
Bowel function and quality of life after local excision or total mesorectal excision following chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 138-147.
Authors: S. Pucciarelli, F. Giandomenico, A. De Paoli, T. Gavaruzzi, L. Lotto, G. Mantello et al.
Notes: Less is more
Potential value of routine contralateral patent processus vaginalis repair in children with unilateral inguinal hernia. BJS 2017; 104: 148-151.
Authors: J. Zhao, Y. Chen, J. Lin, Y. Jin, H. Yang, F. Wang et al.
Notes: Barely justified
Editorial podcast: January 2017
Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, wishes our readers a Happy New Year and talks through the highlights of the January 2017 issue. He also announces some new initiatives to expand the global reach of BJS and provide a dynamic surgical community with information, research and comment.
Meta‐analysis of operative experiences of general surgery trainees during training. BJS 2017; 104: 22-33.
Authors: E. J. Elsey, G. Griffiths, D. J. Humes, J. West
Notes: Varies considerably
Systematic review of active surveillance versus surgical management of asymptomatic small non‐functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. BJS 2017; 104: 34-41.
Authors: S. Partelli, R. Cirocchi, S. Crippa, L. Cardinali, V. Fendrich, D. K. Bartsch et al.
Notes: Watch and wait is safe
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized open‐label phase II study comparing oxycodone–naloxone with oxycodone in early return of gastrointestinal function after laparoscopic colorectal surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 42-51.
Authors: F. Creamer, A. Balfour, S. Nimmo, I. Foo, J. D. Norrie, L. J. Williams et al.
Notes: Subtle differences
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of observational versus antibiotic treatment for a first episode of CT‐proven uncomplicated acute diverticulitis. BJS 2017; 104: 52-61.
Authors: L. Daniels, Ç. Ünlü, N. de Korte, S. van Dieren, H. B. Stockmann, B. C. Vrouenraets et al.
Notes: Antibiotics not needed
Cost analysis of laparoscopic lavage compared with sigmoid resection for perforated diverticulitis in the Ladies trial. BJS 2017; 104: 62-68.
Authors: S. Vennix, S. van Dieren, B. C. Opmeer, J. F. Lange, W. A. Bemelman
Notes: Further evidence of lavage superiority
Authors: K. Daskalakis, A. Karakatsanis, P. Stålberg, O. Norlén, P. Hellman
Notes: Minimally invasive intervention is valuable
Long‐term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease. BJS 2017; 104: 76-83.
Authors: F. A. K. Mazari, J. A. Khan, N. Samuel, G. Smith, D. Carradice, P. C. McCollum et al.
Notes: Informs treatment of claudication
Circumferential suction‐assisted lipectomy in the treatment of primary and secondary end‐stage lymphoedema of the leg. BJS 2017; 104: 84-89.
Authors: D.‐A. A. Lamprou, H. G. J. Voesten, R. J. Damstra, O. R. M. Wikkeling
Notes: Seems to work
Authors: J. J. Earnshaw
Patterns of recurrence after oesophagectomy and postoperative chemoradiotherapy versus surgery alone for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 90-97.
Authors: P.‐K. Hsu, H.‐S. Chen, C.‐S. Huang, C.‐C. Liu, C.‐C. Hsieh, H.‐S. Hsu et al.
Notes: Longer survival and less recurrence with multimodal treatment
Cost‐effectiveness of emergency versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder pathology. BJS 2017; 104: 98-107.
Authors: A. J. Sutton, R. S. Vohra, M. Hollyman, P. J. Marriott, A. Buja, D. Alderson et al.
Notes: Emergency cholecystectomy is cheaper and more effective