Authors: C. T. Aquina, A. Z. Becerra, Z. Xu, C. F. Justiniano, K. Noyes, J. R. T. Monson et al.
Notes: Non‐operative management better
Meta‐analysis of the influence of lifestyle changes for preoperative weight loss on surgical outcomes.
Authors: M. Roman, A. Monaghan, G. F. Serraino, D. Miller, S. Pathak, F. Lai et al.
Notes: Possible but how much is enough?
Multicentre cohort study of antihypertensive and lipid‐lowering therapy cessation after bariatric surgery.
Authors: J. Thereaux, T. Lesuffleur, S. Czernichow, A. Basdevant, S. Msika, D. Nocca et al.
Notes: Better than controls
The Swiss Society of Surgery was founded in 1913 as Swiss Society (hereafter SGC) for surgery.
Cost‐effectiveness of liver transplantation in patients with colorectal metastases confined to the liver.
Authors: G. M. W. Bjørnelv, S. Dueland, P.‐D. Line, P. Joranger, Å. A. Fretland, B. Edwin et al.
Notes: Not for every country
Authors: M. S. de Vos, J. F. Hamming
Systematic review of treatment intensification using novel agents for chemoradiotherapy in rectal cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1553-1572.
Authors: R. Clifford, N. Govindarajah, J. L. Parsons, S. Gollins, N. P. West, D. Vimalachandran et al.
Notes: Promising agents coming
Meta‐analysis of sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with initial biopsy‐proven node‐positive breast cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 1541-1552.
Authors: S. R. Tee, L. A. Devane, D. Evoy, J. Rothwell, J. Geraghty, R. S. Prichard et al.
Notes: In selected patients using dual tracer
Systematic review of the safety and efficacy of osseointegration prosthesis after limb amputation. BJS 2018; 105: 1731-1741.
Authors: S. K. Kunutsor, D. Gillatt, A. W. Blom
Notes: Technology with potential
Development and validation of a nomogram to predict recurrence and melanoma‐specific mortality in patients with negative sentinel lymph nodes.
Authors: D. Verver, D. van Klaveren, V. Franke, A. C. J. van Akkooi, P. Rutkowski, U. Keilholz et al.
Notes: Could personalize care
Feasibility study of combined dynamic imaging and lymphaticovenous anastomosis surgery for breast cancer‐related lymphoedema.
Authors: A. A. Khan, I. Hernan, J. A. Adamthwaite, K. W. D. Ramsey
Notes: Efficient in select patients
Authors: A. M. Warwick, T. Jenks, R. Fisher, R. Garrett‐Cox, F. Lecky, D. Yates et al.
Notes: Better in hospitals with a paediatric surgeon
Experimental study of needle recording electrodes placed on the thyroid cartilage for neuromonitoring during thyroid surgery.
Authors: Y. Zhao, C. Li, D. Zhang, L. Zhou, X. Liu, S. Li et al.
Notes: Quick and stable
Authors: D. J. Harris, S. J. Vine, M. R. Wilson, J. S. McGrath, M.‐E. LeBel, G. Buckingham et al.
Notes: Watching other surgeons helpful
Snapshot quiz 18/9
A 45-year-old alcoholic man presented with acute epigastric pain spreading across the whole abdomen. What is the likely cause?View
Editorial podcast for the June 2018 issue
This month's issue of BJS is discussed by Professor Rob Hinchliffe, BJS Editor. The June issue has a focus on cholangiocarcinoma, which includes a free Leading Article on surgery for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma by B. Groot Koerkamp and W. R. Jarnagin. He also discusses the very interesting meta‐analysis evaluating music interventions for anxiety and pain in surgery, which is also free to read. Prof. Hinchliffe then reveals his Paper of the Month.
Snapshot quiz 18/7
This 3-year-old Nigerian boy has a history of fever for 10 days, diarrhoea, and a painful, tender and distended abdomen. What is the cause of the findings in the figure?View
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