Oncological outcome after MRI‐based selection for neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in the OCUM Rectal Cancer Trial.
Authors: R. Ruppert, T. Junginger, H. Ptok, J. Strassburg, C. A. Maurer, P. Brosi et al.
Notes: Limiting radiotherapy appears safe.
Authors: M. Kanda, D. Shimizu, H. Tanaka, C. Tanaka, D. Kobayashi, M. Hayashi et al.
Notes: Potential target for therapy
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.
Validation of at least 1 mm as cut‐off for resection margins for pancreatic adenocarcinoma of the body and tail.
Authors: T. Hank, U. Hinz, I. Tarantino, J. Kaiser, W. Niesen, F. Bergmann et al.
Notes: Validating 1mm for R0
Development and validation of a difficulty score to predict intraoperative complications during laparoscopic liver resection.
Authors: M. C. Halls, G. Berardi, F. Cipriani, L. Barkhatov, P. Lainas, S. Harris et al.
Notes: Helps improve selection for laparoscopic liver resection
Meta‐analysis comparing upfront surgery with neoadjuvant treatment in patients with resectable or borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. BJS 2018; 105: 946-958.
Authors: E. Versteijne, J. A. Vogel, M. G. Besselink, O. R. C. Busch, J. W. Wilmink, J. G. Daams et al.
Notes: Improved survival with neoadjuvant treatment
Cost‐effectiveness of population‐based vascular disease screening and intervention in men from the Viborg Vascular (VIVA) trial.
Authors: R. Søgaard, J. S. Lindholt
Notes: Highly cost effective
Authors: D. Zeng, R. Zhou, Y. Yu, Y. Luo, J. Zhang, H. Sun et al.
Notes: Immunoscore predicts prognosis in gastric cancer
Authors: G. A. Margonis, K. Sasaki, S. Gholami, Y. Kim, N. Andreatos, N. Rezaee et al.
Notes: Predicts survival
Authors: K. Heikkila, I. M. Loftus, D. C. Mitchell, A. S. Johal, S. Waton, D. A. Cromwell et al.
Notes: lower than previously estimated
Reappraisal of classification of distal cholangiocarcinoma based on tumour depth. BJS 2018; 105: 867-875.
Authors: H. Aoyama, T. Ebata, M. Hattori, M. Takano, H. Yamamoto, M. Inoue et al.
Notes: Better for T staging
Randomized clinical trial
Randomized clinical trial of elective resection versus observation in diverticulitis with extraluminal air or abscess initially managed conservatively. BJS 2018; 105: 971-979.
Authors: K. You, R. Bendl, C. Taut, R. Sullivan, M. Gachabayov, R. Bergamaschi et al.
Notes: Conservative management appropriate
Prediction of major complications after hepatectomy using liver stiffness values determined by magnetic resonance elastography.
Authors: N. Sato, A. Kenjo, T. Kimura, R. Okada, T. Ishigame, Y. Kofunato et al.
Notes: liver stiffness predicts complications
Risk of recurrence and death in patients with breast cancer after delayed deep inferior epigastric perforator flap reconstruction.
Authors: H. Adam, A. C. Docherty Skogh, Å. Edsander Nord, I. Schultz, J. Gahm, P. Hall et al.
Notes: DIEP is safe
Authors: S. D. Nelen, K. Bosscha, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, H. H. Hartgrink, R. H. A. Verhoeven, J. H. W. de Wilt et al.
Notes: Age does not matter
Meta‐analysis evaluating music interventions for anxiety and pain in surgery. BJS 2018; 105: 773-783.
Authors: A. Y. R. Kühlmann, A. de Rooij, L. F. Kroese, M. van Dijk, M. G. M. Hunink, J. Jeekel et al.
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.
Snapshot quiz 17/13
A 42-year-old farmer presented with a blackish discoloration on his great toe following trivial trauma. What is the diagnosis?View
Snapshot quiz 17/12
This was a finding on inguinal exploration of a 3-month-old baby girl. What is the diagnosis and how is the condition treated?View
Snapshot quiz 17/11
A 44-year-old man with an umbilical hernia (Fig.1) underwent elective open hernia repair. What was the
cause of this hernia (Fig.2).
Editorial podcast for December 2017 issue
Listen to BJS Editor Rob Hinchliffe outline the highlights of the October issue, including four papers on gastric cancer and an experimental article focused on the use of mesh in surgery. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that challenges surgical axioms.
Editorial podcast for November 2017 issue
This month we're delighted to introduce our guest podcast editor, Ms Natalie Blencowe, Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol, UK. Ms Blencowe discusses the contents of the November issue, picking out a few highlights as well as naming her Paper of the Month. Follow Natalie on Twitter @NatalieBlencowe.
Snapshot quiz 17/10
This 45-year-old man underwent gastroscopy with this finding in mid oesophagus. What is the diagnosis?View
Preservation of the inferior parathyroid gland during central neck dissection
Editorial podcast for October 2017 issue
Listen to Editor-in-Chief, Jonothan Earnshaw, outline the highlights of the October issue, including five papers on pancreatic cancer, an article focused on social media, and one looking at ductal carcinoma in situ. Also find out his Pick of the Month, an article that has the potential to change surgical practice.
Pancreatic cancer and social media
The October 2017 issue of the BJS includes several articles on the topic of pancreatic cancer. In this podcast, Professor Keith Roberts, the author of the leading article entitled "Improving outcomes in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer", discusses the articles in this important area. We also talk to Professor Steven Wexner about the article he has coauthored called #colorectalsurgery, which discusses the possibilities and limitations of social media when used in the field of surgical science.
Snapshot quiz 17/9
What is happening to this patient’s ureter?View