Population‐based incidence rate of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures in a high‐income country.
Authors: E. Omling, A. Jarnheimer, J. Rose, J. Björk, J. G. Meara, L. Hagander et al.
Notes: Higher than previously reported
Cardiovascular and all‐cause mortality in patients with intermittent claudication and critical limb ischaemia.
Authors: S. T. W. van Haelst, C. Koopman, H. M. den Ruijter, F. L. Moll, F. L. Visseren, I. Vaartjes et al.
Notes: Declining mortality. Large burden cardiovascular deaths
International validation of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer QLQ‐BRECON23 quality‐of‐life questionnaire for women undergoing breast reconstruction.
Authors: Z. E. Winters, M. Afzal, C. Rutherford, B. Holzner, G. Rumpold, R. A. da Costa Vieira et al.
Notes: Useful tool
The Svensk Kirurgisk Förening (SKF) organizes surgeons working in Sweden or surgeons who have a connection to Swedish surgery. It is a professional organization within the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Swedish Medical Association.
All‐cause and cardiovascular mortality risk after surgery versus radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroidism.
Authors: P. Giesecke, V. Frykman, G. Wallin, S. Lönn, A. Discacciati, O. Törring et al.
Notes: Surgery preferable for men
Authors: M. Xiao, C. Lou, H. Xiao, Y. Yang, X. Cai, C. Li et al.
Notes: New molecular target for TNBC?
Authors: H. T. Malik, J. Marti, A. Darzi, E. Mossialos
Notes: Considerable savings
Optimal extent of completion lymphadenectomy for patients with melanoma and a positive sentinel node in the groin.
Authors: D. Verver, M. F. Madu, C. M. C. Oude Ophuis, M. Faut, J. H. W. de Wilt, J. J. Bonenkamp et al.
Notes: Inguinal is enough
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of hepatic resection versus radiofrequency ablation for early‐stage hepatocellular carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1775-1784.
Authors: K. K. C. Ng, K. S. H. Chok, A. C. Y. Chan, T. T. Cheung, T. C. L. Wong, J. Y. Y. Fung et al.
Notes: Radiofrequency ablation is not superior
Meta‐analysis of microsatellite instability in relation to clinicopathological characteristics and overall survival in gastric cancer.
Authors: K. Polom, L. Marano, D. Marrelli, R. De Luca, G. Roviello, V. Savelli et al.
Notes: Microsatellite instability subgroup does better
Meta‐analysis of outcomes following resection of the primary tumour in patients presenting with metastatic colorectal cancer.
Authors: U. Nitsche, C. Stöß, L. Stecher, D. Wilhelm, H. Friess, G. O. Ceyhan et al.
Notes: Selected patients only
Authors: L. Escal, S. Nougaret, B. Guiu, M. M. Bertrand, H. de Forges, R. Tetreau et al.
Notes: Imaging criteria predict surgical difficulty
Authors: V. Wanjura, E. Szabo, J. Österberg, J. Ottosson, L. Enochsson, G. Sandblom et al.
Notes: Avoid unnecessary surgery
Authors: P. D. Losty
Randomized feasibility trial of replacing or discarding the nail plate after nail‐bed repair in children. BJS 2017; 104: 1634-1639.
Authors: A. Greig, M. D. Gardiner, A. Sierakowski, C. J. Zweifel, R. M. Pinder, D. Furniss et al.
Notes: Informs the RCT
Meta‐analysis of the impact of surgical approach on the grade of mesorectal excision in rectal cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1609-1619.
Authors: B. Creavin, M. E. Kelly, E. Ryan, D. C. Winter
Notes: Open excision provides better‐quality mesorectum
Meta‐analysis of the association between peripheral artery disease and growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms. BJS 2017; 104: 1765-1774.
Authors: E. O. Matthews, S. E. Rowbotham, J. V. Moxon, R. E. Jones, M. Vega de Ceniga, J. Golledge et al.
Notes: No significant association
Editorial podcast: July 2017
Listen to BJS editor, Professor Rob Hinchliffe, discuss the highlights of the July issue. He also picks out one article as the Editor's Paper of the Month. Click to find out his winner!
Identification of right hepatic vein (RHV) tributaries among the three RHVs
Indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence evaluation of the middle hepatic vein (MHV) tributaries
Identification of ischaemic region and veno occlusive region using ICG imaging technique
Editorial podcast: June 2017
In this month's editorial podcast Jonothan Earnshaw, Editor-in-Chief, gives thanks to BJS referees, but reminds them of their responsibilities. He also announces his paper of the month, which shows that surgery is better than medical treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Snapshot quiz 17/5
What is the cause of this leg ulcer in a 37-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis?View
Snapshot quiz 17/6
What is this perianal condition and how should it be treated?View
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.
Editorial podcast: April 2017 (volume 104, issue 5)
Robert Hinchliffe, BJS Editor, discusses the highlights of the April issue, now available online. The issue includes the Leading Article entitled 'Translational research in surgical oncology' by two BJS editors, Malin Sund and Kjetil Søreide.
Snapshot quiz 17/4
A 57-year-old man underwent emergency open low anterior resection with defunctioning ileostomy for obstructing rectosigmoid cancer. He developed abdominal wall cellulitis 2 days later with rapid progression to purpura and gangrene of the skin 3 h later (a), and 12 h later (b). What is the diagnosis, and how should it be treated?View
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