Volume 104; Issue 3
1st February 2017
Editorial podcast: February 2017 (volume 104, issue 3)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, talks through the highlights of the February 2017 issue. This includes discussion of the meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years, which is available to read as open access.
Meta‐analysis of individual‐patient data from EVAR‐1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years. BJS 2017; 104: 166-178.
Authors: J. T. Powell, M. J. Sweeting, P. Ulug, J. D. Blankensteijn, F. A. Lederle, J.‐P. Becquemin et al.
Notes: Survival comparable
Authors: A. J. Cross, P. L. Buchwald, F. A. Frizelle, T. W. Eglinton
Notes: Should be used
Network meta‐analysis of the effect of preoperative carbohydrate loading on recovery after elective surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 187-197.
Authors: M. A. Amer, M. D. Smith, G. P. Herbison, L. D. Plank, J. L. McCall
Notes: Small reduction in length of stay
Longitudinal analysis of reporting and quality of systematic reviews in high‐impact surgical journals. BJS 2017; 104: 198-204.
Authors: S. J. Chapman, T. M. Drake, W. S. Bolton, J. Barnard, A. Bhangu
Notes: Authors and journals both need to do better
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of sacral nerve stimulation for refractory constipation. BJS 2017; 104: 205-213.
Authors: F. Zerbib, L. Siproudhis, P.‐A. Lehur, C. Germain, F. Mion, A.‐M. Leroi et al.
Notes: Limited value in constipation
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of preoperative oral versus intravenous iron in anaemic patients with colorectal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 214-221.
Authors: B. D. Keeler, J. A. Simpson, O. Ng, H. Padmanabhan, M. J. Brookes, A. G. Acheson et al.
Notes: No difference in transfusion requirements
Combined effect of therapeutic strategies for bleeding injury on early survival, transfusion needs and correction of coagulopathy. BJS 2017; 104: 222-229.
Authors: K. Balvers, S. van Dieren, K. Baksaas‐Aasen, C. Gaarder, K. Brohi, S. Eaglestone et al.
Notes: Combined effect on outcome
Authors: K.‐T. Lee, S. I. Bang, J.‐K. Pyon, J. H. Hwang, G.‐H. Mun
Notes: Implants increase risk
Ten‐year report on axillary recurrence after negative sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer from the Swedish Multicentre Cohort Study. BJS 2017; 104: 238-247.
Authors: J. de Boniface, J. Frisell, L. Bergkvist, Y. Andersson
Notes: Axillary recurrence rare
Randomized trial of Roux‐en‐Y gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy in achieving excess weight loss. BJS 2017; 104: 248-256.
Authors: M. Ignat, M. Vix, I. Imad, A. D'Urso, S. Perretta, J. Marescaux et al.
Notes: Bypass better in the long term
Indications for major hepatectomy and combined procedures for advanced gallbladder cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 257-266.
Authors: Y. Yamamoto, T. Sugiura, R. Ashida, Y. Okamura, T. Ito, K. Uesaka et al.
Notes: More maybe better
Prognostic value of carbohydrate antigen 19‐9 in patients undergoing resection of biliary tract cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 267-277.
Authors: S. Yamashita, G. Passot, T. A. Aloia, Y. S. Chun, M. Javle, J. E. Lee et al.
Notes: Normalization of CA19‐9 predicts prognosis
Risk of second primary cancer in patients treated with radiotherapy for rectal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 278-287.
Authors: A. Martling, K. E. Smedby, H. Birgisson, H. Olsson, F. Granath, A. Ekbom et al.
Notes: No increased risk
Oncological impact of anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic mesorectal excision. BJS 2017; 104: 288-295.
Authors: E. Hain, L. Maggiori, G. Manceau, C. Mongin, J. Prost à la Denise, Y. Panis et al.
Notes: Not all leaks are equal
Authors: J. Yu, X. Li, Y. Li, X. Sun
Notes: Surgery‐specific CONSORT statement needed