Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of psychological support and sleep adjuvant measures for postoperative sleep disturbance in patients undergoing oesophagectomy.
Authors: M. Scarpa, E. Pinto, E. Saraceni, F. Cavallin, M. Parotto, R. Alfieri et al.
Notes: Psychologists improve postoperative sleep
Cost‐effectiveness of intraoperative nerve monitoring in avoidance of bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury in patients undergoing total thyroidectomy.
Authors: Z. Al‐Qurayshi, E. Kandil, G. W. Randolph
Notes: Cost‐effective in this scenario
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation versus sham electrical stimulation in patients with faecal incontinence. BJS 2017; 104: 1167-1176.
Authors: A. A. van der Wilt, G. Giuliani, C. Kubis, B. P. W. van Wunnik, I. Ferreira, S. O. Breukink et al.
Notes: Limited case for PTNS
The Sociedad Española de Investigaciones Quirúrgicas (SEIQ) organizes an annual congress in Spain focused on the serious discussion of the presentations and the proper application of the scientific method in the research work.
Adaptation of the By‐Band randomized clinical trial to By‐Band‐Sleeve to include a new intervention and maintain relevance of the study to practice. BJS 2017; 104: 1207-1214.
Authors: C. A. Rogers, B. C. Reeves, J. Byrne, J. L. Donovan, G. Mazza, S. Paramasivan et al.
Notes: Something to consider
Loss of SRY‐box2 (SOX2) expression and its impact on survival of patients with oesophageal adenocarcinoma.
Authors: F. J. C. ten Kate, S. H. van Olphen, M. J. Bruno, B. P. L. Wijnhoven, J. J. B. van Lanschot, L. H. J. Looijenga et al.
Notes: Useful biomarker especially for early disease
Authors: V. Wylde, J. Dennis, A. D. Beswick, J. Bruce, C. Eccleston, N. Howells et al.
Notes: Flimsy evidence base
Economic evaluation of antibiotic therapy versus appendicectomy for the treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis from the APPAC randomized clinical trial.
Authors: S. Sippola, J. Grönroos, R. Tuominen, H. Paajanen, T. Rautio, P. Nordström et al.
Notes: Antibiotics cheaper
Meta‐analysis of randomized and quasi‐randomized clinical trials of topical antibiotics after primary closure for the prevention of surgical‐site infection. BJS 2017; 104: n/a-n/a.
Authors: C. F. Heal, J. L. Banks, P. Lepper, E. Kontopantelis, M. L. van Driel
Notes: May work, poor evidence
Authors: J. Thereaux, T. Lesuffleur, M. Païta, S. Czernichow, A. Basdevant, S. Msika et al.
Notes: Poor follow up despite international guidelines
Authors: R. V. Dave, R. Millican‐Slater, D. Dodwell, K. Horgan, N. Sharma
Notes: Mid‐neoadjuvant chemotherapy MRI useful
Authors: J. Golledge, J. Moxon, J. Pinchbeck, G. Anderson, S. Rowbotham, J. Jenkins et al.
Notes: Worth an RCT
Time‐dependent trends in cardiovascular adverse events during follow‐up after carotid or iliofemoral endarterectomy.
Authors: I. D. van Koeverden, S. T. W. van Haelst, S. Haitjema, J.‐P. P. M. de Vries, F. L. Moll, H. M. den Ruijter et al.
Notes: No evidence of decline
Clinical assessment to determine the risk of bowel cancer using Symptoms, Age, Mass and Iron deficiency anaemia (SAMI). BJS 2017; 104: 1393-1404.
Authors: M. R. Thompson, D. P. O'Leary, K. Flashman, A. Asiimwe, B. G. Ellis, A. Senapati et al.
Notes: Can define high risk
Systematic review of carotid artery procedures and the volume–outcome relationship in Europe. BJS 2017; 104: 1273-1283.
Authors: P. Phillips, E. Poku, M. Essat, H. B. Woods, E. A. Goka, E. C. Kaltenthaler et al.
Notes: More justification for higher‐volume centres
Meta‐analysis of health‐related quality of life after minimally invasive versus open oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1131-1140.
Authors: J. H. Kauppila, S. Xie, A. Johar, S. R. Markar, P. Lagergren
Notes: Only different in short term
One‐year results of the SCANDIV randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic lavage versus primary resection for acute perforated diverticulitis. BJS 2017; 104: 1382-1392.
Authors: J. K. Schultz, C. Wallon, L. Blecic, H. M. Forsmo, J. Folkesson, P. Buchwald et al.
Notes: Fewer stomas with lavage
Snapshot quiz 17/3
This was the finding at elective right groin lymph node biopsy. What is the diagnosis?View
Editorial podcast: March issue (volume 104, issue 4)
Listen to BJS editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the contents of the March 2017 issue, including the paper from the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours (ENSAT) giving recommendations for the surgical management of adrenocortical carcinoma.
Snapshot quiz 17/2
What does this operative image show?View
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, First Hospital of China Medical University
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Qinghai Provincial People’s Hospital
Surgical safety checklist promotional video, Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Editorial podcast: February 2017 (volume 104, issue 3)
Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, talks through the highlights of the February 2017 issue. This includes discussion of the meta-analysis of individual-patient data from EVAR-1, DREAM, OVER and ACE trials comparing outcomes of endovascular or open repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm over 5 years, which is available to read as open access.
Special issue on surgical infection (volume 104; issue 2)
BJS has published a special issue on surgical infection and invited three authors to discuss their articles on biofilm formation, vaccines and glucose levels.
Snapshot quiz 17/1
What does the CT–PET image show?View
Snapshot quiz 16/14
What is happening to the ampulla of Vater on endoscopy (Fig.1), and what is the cause, which was later removed at operation (Fig.2)?View
Editorial podcast: January 2017
Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, wishes our readers a Happy New Year and talks through the highlights of the January 2017 issue. He also announces some new initiatives to expand the global reach of BJS and provide a dynamic surgical community with information, research and comment.
Editorial podcast: December 2016
For the final podcast of 2016, Jonothan Earnshaw introduces the new website and talks through three oesophagogastric articles that appear in the issue.
Videoscopic ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma
Editorial podcast: November 2016
Listen to Associate Editor, Robert Hinchliffe, talk through the highlights of the November 2016 issue.