Volume 104; Issue 13
1st December 2017
Authors: J. Mayol, J. Dziakova
Meta‐analysis of the association between alcohol consumption and abdominal aortic aneurysm. BJS 2017; 104: 1756-1764.
Authors: S. M. Spencer, A. J. Trower, X. Jia, D. J. A. Scott, D. C. Greenwood
Notes: Small increase above 2 units/day
Meta‐analysis of the association between peripheral artery disease and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms. BJS 2017; 104: 1765-1774.
Authors: E. O. Matthews, S. E. Rowbotham, J. V. Moxon, R. E. Jones, M. Vega de Ceniga, J. Golledge et al.
Notes: No significant association
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of hepatic resection versus radiofrequency ablation for early‐stage hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1775-1784.
Authors: K. K. C. Ng, K. S. H. Chok, A. C. Y. Chan, T. T. Cheung, T. C. L. Wong, J. Y. Y. Fung et al.
Notes: Radiofrequency ablation is not superior
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis. BJS 2017; 104: 1785-1790.
Authors: H. C. Park, M. J. Kim, B. H. Lee
Notes: No better than placebo
Randomized feasibility trial of high‐intensity interval training before elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. BJS 2017; 104: 1791-1801.
Authors: G. A. Tew, A. M. Batterham, K. Colling, J. Gray, K. Kerr, E. Kothmann et al.
Notes: Precursor to a bigger trial
Improved prognosis of young patients with breast cancer undergoing breast‐conserving surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 1802-1810.
Authors: E. Botteri, P. Veronesi, J. Vila, N. Rotmensz, V. Galimberti, M. V. Thomazini et al.
Notes: Molecular subtype matters most
Axillary tumour burden in women with a fine‐needle aspiration/core biopsy‐proven positive node on ultrasonography compared to women with a positive sentinel node. BJS 2017; 104: 1811-1815.
Authors: P. Lloyd, E. Theophilidou, R. G. Newcombe, L. Pugh, A. Goyal
Notes: Axillary ultrasound can detect low‐volume metastases
Multicentre cohort study to define and validate pathological assessment of response to neoadjuvant therapy in oesophagogastric adenocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1816-1828.
Authors: F. Noble, M. A. Lloyd, R. Turkington, E. Griffiths, M. O'Donovan, J. R. O'Neill et al.
Notes: Response associated with survival
Use of endoscopy to determine the resection margin during laparoscopic gastrectomy for cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1829-1836.
Authors: S. Kawakatsu, M. Ohashi, N. Hiki, S. Nunobe, M. Nagino, T. Sano et al.
Effect of age on rates of palliative surgery and chemotherapy use in patients with locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1837-1846.
Authors: S. D. Nelen, M. van Putten, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, K. Bosscha, J. H. W. de Wilt, R. H. A. Verhoeven et al.
Notes: Less surgery, more chemotherapy , but no change in survival
Authors: J. Deng, J. Guo, G. Ma, H. Zhang, D. Sun, Y. Hou et al.
Notes: Identifies a poor prognosis group
Authors: K. Sahnan, A. Askari, S. O. Adegbola, P. J. Tozer, R. K. S. Phillips, A. Hart et al.
Notes: Women more likely to develop fistula
Population‐based study of factors predicting treatment intention in patients with locally recurrent rectal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1866-1873.
Authors: K. Westberg, G. Palmer, F. Hjern, C. Nordenvall, H. Johansson, T. Holm et al.
Notes: Defines good selection criteria
Revised Functional Capacity Index as a predictor of outcome following injury. BJS 2017; 104: 1874-1883.
Authors: C. S. Palmer, B. J. Gabbe, P. A. Cameron
Characteristics of different mesh types for abdominal wall repair in an experimental model of peritonitis. BJS 2017; 104: 1884-1893.
Authors: R. Kaufmann, A. P. Jairam, I. M. Mulder, Z. Wu, J. Verhelst, S. Vennix et al.
Notes: Variable characteristics