Volume 104; Issue 5
1st April 2017
Editorial podcast: April 2017 (volume 104, issue 5)
Robert Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, discusses the highlights of the April issue, now available online. The issue includes the Leading Article entitled 'Translational research in surgical oncology' by two BJS editors, Malin Sund and Kjetil Søreide.
Authors: K. Søreide, M. Sund
Meta‐analysis of biomarkers predicting risk of malignant progression in Barrett’s oesophagus. BJS 2017; 104: 493-502.
Authors: K. Altaf, J.‐J. Xiong, D. De la Iglesia, L. Hickey, A. Kaul
Notes: Limited clinical usefulness at present
Systematic review of the role of biomarkers in diagnosing anastomotic leakage following colorectal surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 503-512.
Authors: B. U. Su'a, H. L. Mikaere, J. L. Rahiri, I. B. Bissett, A. G. Hill
Notes: Limited value over clinical judgement
Methodological overview of systematic reviews to establish the evidence base for emergency general surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 513-524.
Authors: J. Savović, N. Blencowe, J. Blazeby, Sean Strong, Noah Howes, K. Chalmers et al.
Notes: Evidence still limited
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of open versus laparoscopic left lateral hepatic sectionectomy within an enhanced recovery after surgery programme (ORANGE II study). BJS 2017; 104: 525-535.
Authors: E. M. Wong‐Lun‐Hing, R. M. van Dam, G. J. P. van Breukelen, P. J. Tanis, F. Ratti, R. van Hillegersberg et al.
Notes: A lesson in trial design
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of duct‐to‐mucosa pancreaticogastrostomy versus handsewn closure after distal pancreatectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 536-543.
Authors: K. Uemura, S. Satoi, F. Motoi, M. Kwon, M. Unno, Y. Murakami et al.
Notes: Pancreatic fistula rate similar
Assessment and validation of a novel angiographic scoring system for peripheral artery disease. BJS 2017; 104: 544-554.
Authors: D. R. Morris, T. P. Singh, J. V. Moxon, A. Smith, F. Stewart, R. E. Jones et al.
Notes: Wider validation necessary
Association between age and access to immediate breast reconstruction in women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 555-561.
Authors: R. Jeevan, J. P. Browne, C. Gulliver‐Clarke, J. Pereira, C. M. Caddy, J. H. P. van der Meulen et al.
Notes: Age should not matter
Outcomes of laparoscopic gastric bypass in a randomized clinical trial compared with a concurrent national database. BJS 2017; 104: 562-569.
Authors: E. Stenberg, E. Szabo, J. Ottosson, I. Näslund
Notes: Similar results demonstrating external validity
Long‐term outcomes of radiofrequency ablation combined with hepatectomy compared with hepatectomy alone for colorectal liver metastases. BJS 2017; 104: 570-579.
Authors: K. Imai, M.‐A. Allard, C. Castro Benitez, E. Vibert, A. Sa Cunha, D. Cherqui et al.
Notes: Ablation plus resection just as good
Population‐based study on resection rates and survival in patients with colorectal liver metastasis in Norway. BJS 2017; 104: 580-589.
Authors: J.‐H. Angelsen, A. Horn, H. Sorbye, G. E. Eide, I. M. Løes, A. Viste et al.
Notes: Variation among patients and regions
Effect of obeticholic acid on liver regeneration following portal vein embolization in an experimental model. BJS 2017; 104: 590-599.
Authors: P. B. Olthof, F. Huisman, F. G. Schaap, K. P. van Lienden, R. J. Bennink, R. F. van Golen et al.
Notes: May enhance liver regeneration
Relationship between tumour size and outcome in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 600-607.
Authors: D. Ansari, M. Bauden, S. Bergström, R. Rylance, G. Marko‐Varga, R. Andersson et al.
Notes: Size matters
Authors: I. Tarantino, R. Warschkow, T. Hackert, B. M. Schmied, M. W. Büchler, O. Strobel et al.
Notes: Higher number, lower survival
Functional mucous layer and healing of proximal colonic anastomoses in an experimental model. BJS 2017; 104: 619-630.
Authors: J. W. A. M. Bosmans, A. C. H. M. Jongen, G. M. H. Birchenough, E. E. L. Nyström, M. J. J. Gijbels, J. P. M. Derikx et al.
Notes: Mucus matters