Volume 104; Issue 6
1st May 2017
Editorial podcast: May 2017 (volume 104, issue 6)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses the contents of the latest issue of BJS, including the article entitled 'Textbook outcome as a composite measure in oesophagogastric cancer surgery' from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit (DUCA) Group, which used a national database and reported that most patients didn't achieve the textbook outcome but there was wide variation between hospitals. Does this metric have a use? He also reveals his personal favourite Paper of the Month - an article he believes has the potential to make the biggest difference to clinical practice. Click on the link to find out which paper he's referring to.
Authors: A. R. L. Stevenson
Authors: S. W. Bell, S. K. Warrier
Meta‐analysis of the prevalence of renal cancer detected by abdominal ultrasonography. BJS 2017; 104: 648-659.
Authors: S. H. Rossi, R. Hsu, C. Blick, V. Goh, P. Nathan, D. Nicol et al.
Authors: F. J. Hüttner, P. Probst, P. Knebel, O. Strobel, T. Hackert, A. Ulrich et al.
Notes: No benefit
Systematic review of pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced peritoneal carcinomatosis. BJS 2017; 104: 669-678.
Authors: F. Grass, A. Vuagniaux, H. Teixeira‐Farinha, K. Lehmann, N. Demartines, M. Hübner et al.
Notes: Shows promise
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of comprehensive geriatric assessment and optimization in vascular surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 679-687.
Authors: J. S. L. Partridge, D. Harari, F. C. Martin, J. L. Peacock, R. Bell, A. Mohammed et al.
Notes: Better outcomes
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of mesh fixation with glue or sutures for Lichtenstein hernia repair. BJS 2017; 104: 688-694.
Authors: C. Hoyuela, M. Juvany, F. Carvajal, A. Veres, D. Troyano, M. Trias et al.
Notes: Less acute pain
Cost‐effectiveness of groin hernia repair from a randomized clinical trial comparing commercial versus low‐cost mesh in a low‐income country. BJS 2017; 104: 695-703.
Authors: J. Löfgren, A. Matovu, A. Wladis, C. Ibingira, P. Nordin, E. Galiwango et al.
Notes: Mosquito mesh is cost‐efficient
Surgery and trauma care providers’ perception of the impact of dual‐practice employment on quality of care provided in an Andean country. BJS 2017; 104: 704-709.
Authors: L. N. LaGrone, L. N. Isquith‐Dicker, E. Huaman Egoavil, J. J. Herrera‐Matta, A. K. Fuhs, D. Ortega Checa et al.
Notes: Unfocused and fatigued
Effectiveness of early administration of tranexamic acid in patients with severe trauma. BJS 2017; 104: 710-717.
Authors: A. Shiraishi, S. Kushimoto, Y. Otomo, H. Matsui, A. Hagiwara, K. Murata et al.
Notes: Reduced mortality in head injuries
Endophlebectomy of the common femoral vein and arteriovenous fistula creation as adjuncts to venous stenting for post‐thrombotic syndrome. BJS 2017; 104: 718-725.
Authors: M. A. F. de Wolf, H. Jalaie, J. H. H. van Laanen, R. L. M. Kurstjens, M. J. S. Mensinck, M. J. de Geus et al.
Notes: Two‐thirds improve
Timing of completion lymphadenectomy after positive sentinel node biopsy in patients with melanoma. BJS 2017; 104: 726-733.
Authors: C. M. C. Oude Ophuis, A. C. J. van Akkooi, P. Rutkowski, W. E. M. Powell, C. Robert, A. Testori et al.
Notes: No rush
Cross‐sectional observational study of the availability of evidence supporting novel implantable devices used in gastrointestinal surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 734-741.
Authors: S. J. Chapman, B. Shelton, M. Maruthappu, P. Singh, P. McCulloch, A. Bhangu et al.
Notes: Over‐reliance on insufficient and poor‐quality data
Authors: L. A. D. Busweiler, M. G. Schouwenburg, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, N. E. Kolfschoten, P. C. de Jong, T. Rozema et al.
Notes: Novel approach to quality assessment
Outcome after laparoscopic and open resections of posterosuperior segments of the liver. BJS 2017; 104: 751-759.
Authors: V. Scuderi, L. Barkhatov, R. Montalti, F. Ratti, F. Cipriani, F. Pardo et al.
Notes: Laparoscopic equals open
Local tumour progression after percutaneous ablation of colorectal liver metastases according to RAS mutation status. BJS 2017; 104: 760-768.
Authors: B. C. Odisio, S. Yamashita, S. Y. Huang, S. Harmoush, S. E. Kopetz, K. Ahrar et al.
Notes: Mutant RAS poor prognostic factor
Association between psychological health and wound complications after surgery. BJS 2017; 104: 769-776.
Authors: P. Britteon, N. Cullum, M. Sutton
Notes: Anxious and depressed patients get more complications
Authors: H. Gostlow, N. Marlow, M. J. W. Thomas, P. J. Hewett, A. Kiermeier, W. Babidge et al.
Notes: Rise and fall
Authors: J. A. Cook, J. Ranstam