Volume 105; Issue 8
1st July 2018
Thirty‐day mortality in patients undergoing laparotomy for small bowel obstruction. BJS 2018; 105: 1006-1013.
Authors: O. Peacock, M. G. Bassett, A. Kuryba, K. Walker, E. Davies, I. Anderson et al.
Notes: Avoid unnecessary delay
Interobserver variability in the classification of appendicitis during laparoscopy. BJS 2018; 105: 1014-1019.
Authors: A. L. van den Boom, E. M. L. de Wijkerslooth, K. A. L. Mauff, I. Dawson, C. C. van Rossem, B. R. Toorenvliet et al.
Nationwide trends in the incidence and outcome of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumour in the imatinib era. BJS 2018; 105: 1020-1027.
Authors: W. T. A. van der Graaf, R. Tielen, J. J. Bonenkamp, V. Lemmens, R. H. A. Verhoeven, J. H. W. de Wilt et al.
Notes: Surgery improves survival
Population‐based cohort study of surgical myotomy and pneumatic dilatation as primary interventions for oesophageal achalasia. BJS 2018; 105: 1028-1035.
Authors: S. R. Markar, H. Mackenzie, A. Askari, O. Faiz, J. Hoare, G. Zaninotto et al.
Notes: Fewer reinterventions after surgical myotomy
Authors: A. Ito, T. Ebata, Y. Yokoyama, T. Igami, T. Mizuno, J. Yamaguchi et al.
Notes: Ethanol ablation is effective
Relationship between intraoperative non‐technical performance and technical events in bariatric surgery. BJS 2018; 105: 1044-1050.
Authors: A. B. Fecso, S. S. Kuzulugil, C. Babaoglu, A. B. Bener, T. P. Grantcharov
Notes: Ways to assess team performance
Postconditioning effects of argon or xenon on early graft function in a porcine model of kidney autotransplantation. BJS 2018; 105: 1051-1060.
Authors: J. De Deken, S. Rex, E. Lerut, W. Martinet, D. Monbaliu, J. Pirenne et al.
Notes: No for noble gases
Authors: T. W. Pike, F. Mushtaq, R. P. Mann, P. Chambers, G. Hall, J. E. Tomlinson et al.
Notes: Science behind list structure
Authors: T. G. Weiser, A. B. Haynes
Is axillary ultrasound imaging necessary for all patients with breast cancer?. BJS 2018; 105: 930-932.
Authors: M. Ahmed, M. Douek
Meta‐analysis of in‐hospital delay before surgery as a risk factor for complications in patients with acute appendicitis. BJS 2018; 105: 933-945.
Authors: S. T. van Dijk, A. H. van Dijk, M. G. Dijkgraaf, M. A. Boermeester
Notes: Delay is safe
Meta‐analysis comparing upfront surgery with neoadjuvant treatment in patients with resectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 946-958.
Authors: E. Versteijne, J. A. Vogel, M. G. Besselink, O. R. C. Busch, J. W. Wilmink, J. G. Daams et al.
Notes: Improved survival with neoadjuvant treatment
Systematic review of the influence of socioeconomic deprivation on mortality after colorectal surgery. BJS 2018; 105: 959-970.
Authors: T. E. Poulton, T. Salih, P. Martin, A. Rojas‐Garcia, R. Raine, S. R. Moonesinghe et al.
Notes: Major differences in mortality
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of elective resection versus observation in diverticulitis with extraluminal air or abscess initially managed conservatively. BJS 2018; 105: 971-979.
Authors: K. You, R. Bendl, C. Taut, R. Sullivan, M. Gachabayov, R. Bergamaschi et al.
Notes: Conservative management appropriate
Authors: S. Pengelly, J. E. A. Berry, S. E. Herrick, D. M. Bowley, G. L. Carlson
Notes: Most closed; hernia rates similar to primary closure
Population‐based study of the sensitivity of axillary ultrasound imaging in the preoperative staging of node‐positive invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast. BJS 2018; 105: 987-995.
Authors: E. Morrow, A. Lannigan, J. Doughty, J. Litherland, J. Mansell, S. Stallard et al.
Notes: Less sensitive in lobular carcinoma
Twenty‐year experience of paediatric thyroid surgery using intraoperative nerve monitoring. BJS 2018; 105: 996-1005.
Authors: R. Schneider, A. Machens, C. Sekulla, K. Lorenz, F. Weber, H. Dralle et al.
Notes: Smaller tools needed