Randomized clinical trial
INTEND II randomized clinical trial of intraoperative duct endoscopy in pathological nipple discharge. BJS 2018; 105: 1583-1590.
Authors: G. Gui, A. Agusti, D. Twelves, S. Tang, M. Kabir, C. Montgomery et al.
Notes: Identifies causative lesion
Authors: A. Storesund, A. S. Haugen, M. Hjortås, M. W. Nortvedt, H. Flaatten, G. E. Eide et al.
Notes: Code correctly
Authors: M. Del Chiaro, K. Søreide
The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1920 by a group of leading surgeons of the day.
Authors: O. Uleberg, K. Pape, T. Kristiansen, P. R. Romundstad, P. Klepstad
Authors: H. Elfeki, H. M. Larsen, K. J. Emmertsen, P. Christensen, M. Youssef, W. Khafagy et al.
Notes: Sigmoid resection associated with bowel dysfunction
Authors: J. Segelman, C. Buchli, A. Svanström Röjvall, P. Matthiessen, S. Arver, M. Bottai et al.
Notes: Ovarian androgens reduced
Multicentre study of the prognostic impact of preoperative bodyweight on long‐term prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma.
Authors: J. J. Yu, F. Shen, T. H. Chen, L. Liang, J. Han, H. Xing et al.
Notes: BMI matters
Authors: G. Polychronidis, F. J. Hüttner, P. Contin, K. Goossen, L. Uhlmann, M. Heidmann et al.
Aesthetic outcome following breast‐conserving surgery assessed by three evaluation modalities in relation to health‐related quality of life.
Authors: C. Dahlbäck, A. Ringberg, J. Manjer
Notes: Better methods needed
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of short or long interval between neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for rectal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1417-1425.
Authors: E. Akgun, C. Caliskan, O. Bozbiyik, T. Yoldas, M. Sezak, S. Ozkok et al.
Notes: Worth waiting
Authors: R. Mouton, C. A. Rogers, R. A. Harris, R. J. Hinchliffe
Notes: Improves 30‐day survival
Authors: H. Shiwani, P. Baxter, E. Taylor, M. A. Bailey, D. J. A. Scott
Current practice and short‐term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study.
Authors: R. L. O'Connell, E. Baker, A. Trickey, T. Rattay, L. Whisker, R. D. Macmillan et al.
Notes: Reduces mastectomy rates
Long‐term outcomes of endovenous laser ablation and conventional surgery for great saphenous varicose veins.
Authors: T. Wallace, J. El‐Sheikha, S. Nandhra, C. Leung, A. Mohamed, A. Harwood et al.
Notes: EVLA lower recurrence at 5 years
Authors: M. van Putten, S. D. Nelen, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, J. H. M. B. Stoot, H. H. Hartgrink, S. S. Gisbertz et al.
Notes: Practise makes perfect?
Authors: G. Marchegiani, S. Andrianello, G. Morbin, E. Secchettin, M. D'Onofrio, R. De Robertis et al.
Notes: Duct dilatation no risk alone
Snapshot quiz 18/6
Where is the gallbladder during this laparoscopic cholecystectomy?View
Editorial podcast for the May 2018 issue
Mr Martyn Evans produces his first editorial podcast for BJS. Listen to him talking through the articles included in the May 2018 issue, which has a focus on advanced colorectal surgery.
Advanced colorectal cancer podcast, May 2018 issue
Listen to Professor M. J. Solomon and Dr K. G. M. Brown, of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, discuss the highlights of the May 2018 issue of BJS, which has a focus on advanced, recurrent and metastatic colorectal cancer, and associated treatment options. They are also authors of the Leading Article entitled "Progress and future direction in the management of advanced colorectal cancer", which is free to access.
Snapshot quiz 18/5
A 21-year-old man presented with 1-day history of central abdominal pain, confirmed on CT as small bowel obstruction. What condition is shown in the image and what could be the cause?View
Snapshot quiz 18/4
What is the abnormality depicted in this brachial artery?View
Editorial podcast for the April 2018 issue
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, discusses some of the articles appearing this month, including the Leading Article on artificial intelligence and the future role of robots in surgery. He also gives some details on our next special issue scheduled for publication in January 2019.
Snapshot quiz 18/3
A 28-year-old man was hit by a car while travelling on his scooter at 30 m.p.h. On initial assessment in the accident and emergency department he had multiple fractures. The CT scan below was taken as part of a trauma series. What is the diagnosis, and how should the condition be treated?View
Snapshot quiz 18/2
This 63-year-old man with chronic back pain also had long-standing intestinal obstruction. He had intraoperative endoscopy after appendicectomy (a, b). What was the cause of the small bowel and colonic strictures in the ileocaecal resection specimen (c)?View
Snapshot quiz 18/1
This is a cadaveric male pelvic dissection with rectal resection. Which pelvic fascia is this, and which anatomical structures does it include?View
Editorial podcast for the March 2018 issue
Listen to BJS Editor, Professor Robert Hinchliffe, talk through some of the highlights of the March issue of BJS. This includes discussion of the cutting edge review on hybrid and total endovascular repair of the aortic arch, which is free to read.
Editorial podcast for the February 2018 issue
Listen to BJS Editor, Professor Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the February issue. This issue has a special focus on quality of life, with a Leading Article from patient advocate, Jo Church.
Snapshot quiz 17/14
What is this finding at laparotomy?View
Special Issue: Cancer surgery in the genomic era
Listen to this fascinating podcast with Professor James Hill, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon from Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK, who discusses the BJS special issue on cancer surgery in the genomic era. Professor Hill talks about the genomic revolution taking place in cancer surgery and includes his pick for the must-read article in this cutting-edge issue.
Editorial podcast for January 2018 issue
Listen to Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-chief, discuss the highlights of the first issue of the new year, including the somewhat controversial article by Malik et al. on "Savings from reducing low-value general surgical interventions", and a leading article by Simon Paterson-Brown on the same subject entitled "Cost-effective surgery for better outcomes". He also flags up a couple of exciting new ventures in the pipeline for this month. Click on the Issues tab at the top of the page for access to the issue.
Christmas message from Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief
Everyone at BJS wishes all our authors, reviewers and readers a wonderful festive season and a peaceful 2018. Listen to the Editor-in-Chief's message.