Patterns, predictive factors and prognostic impact of multilevel metastasis in N1b papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Authors: S. K. Kim, I. Park, N. Hur, J.‐H. Choe, J.‐H. Kim, J. S. Kim et al.
Notes: Negative prognosis of metastasis in level V
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
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
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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 270° posterior versus 180° anterior partial laparoscopic fundoplication for gastro‐oesophageal reflux disease.
Authors: D. J. Roks, J. H. Koetje, J. E. Oor, J. A. Broeders, V. B. Nieuwenhuijs, E. J. Hazebroek et al.
Notes: No major differences in outcomes
Authors: H. Gostlow, N. Marlow, M. J. W. Thomas, P. J. Hewett, A. Kiermeier, W. Babidge et al.
Notes: Rise and fall
Authors: K. Sasaki, G. A. Margonis, N. Andreatos, A. Wilson, M. Weiss, C. Wolfgang et al.
Notes: Anti‐angiogenesis antibody of benefit
Impact of hepatobiliary service centralization on treatment and outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer and liver metastases.
Authors: A. E. Vallance, J. vanderMeulen, A. Kuryba, I. D. Botterill, J. Hill, D. G. Jayne et al.
Notes: Better survival
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
Authors: J. S. Chang, K. H. Kim, H. I. Yoon, W. J. Hyung, S. Y. Rha, H. S. Kim et al.
Notes: Bad news
Authors: S. W. Bell, S. K. Warrier
Authors: M. Tokunaga, S. Ito, T. Yoshikawa, S. Nunobe, T. Fukagawa, K. Misawa et al.
Notes: Low recurrence and excellent survival
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
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
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
Authors: A. R. L. Stevenson
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
Videoscopic ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma
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Technique for total robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy
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