Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as the sole method for sentinel node biopsy detection in patients with breast cancer.
Authors: A. Karakatsanis, K. Daskalakis, P. Stålberg, H. Olofsson, Y. Andersson, S. Eriksson et al.
Notes: Simplifies logistics
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.
Authors: B. Le Roy, M. Gelli, G. Pittau, M.‐A. Allard, B. Pereira, B. Serji et al.
Notes: Option to increase resectability
Authors: J. Lagergren, F. Mattsson, P. Lagergren
Notes: Beware Fridays
Authors: A. J. Klompenhouwer, M. E. E. Bröker, M. G. J. Thomeer, M. P. Gaspersz, R. A. de Man, J. N. M. IJzermans et al.
Notes: Wait and see policy justified
Impact of portal vein infiltration and type of venous reconstruction in surgery for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1539-1548.
Authors: R. Ravikumar, C. Sabin, M. Abu Hilal, A. Al‐Hilli, S. Aroori, G. Bond‐Smith et al.
Notes: No difference between type of reconstruction
Nationwide outcomes in patients undergoing surgical exploration without resection for pancreatic cancer. BJS 2017; 104: 1568-1577.
Authors: L. G. M. van der Geest, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, I. H. J. T. de Hingh, C. J. H. M. van Laarhoven, T. L. Bollen, C. Y. Nio et al.
Notes: Negative impacts
Risk of death from breast cancer after treatment for ductal carcinoma in situ. BJS 2017; 104: 1506-1513.
Authors: C. Wadsten, H. Garmo, I. Fredriksson, M. Sund, F. Wärnberg
Notes: Rare, but worse for large tumours and uncertain margins
Trends in indications, complications and outcomes for venous resection during pancreatoduodenectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 1558-1567.
Authors: D. Kleive, M. A. Sahakyan, A. E. Berstad, C. S. Verbeke, I. P. Gladhaug, B. Edwin et al.
Notes: Severe complications, more reoperations
Authors: E. Botteri, P. Veronesi, J. Vila, N. Rotmensz, V. Galimberti, M. V. Thomazini et al.
Notes: Molecular subtype matters more
Effect of age on rates of palliative surgery and chemotherapy use in patients with locally advanced or metastatic gastric cancer.
Authors: S. D. Nelen, M. van Putten, V. E. P. P. Lemmens, K. Bosscha, J. H. W. de Wilt, R. H. A. Verhoeven et al.
Notes: Less surgery, more chemo, but no change in survival
Authors: R. Green, S. C. Charman, T. Palser
Notes: Variation in compliance related to outcomes
Meta‐analysis of the costs of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy. BJS 2017; 104: 1284-1292.
Authors: E. E. de Vries, V. G. M. Baldew, H. M. den Ruijter, G. J. de Borst
Pancreatoduodenectomy with portal vein resection for distal cholangiocarcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1549-1557.
Authors: T. Maeta, T. Ebata, E. Hayashi, T. Kawahara, S. Mizuno, N. Matsumoto et al.
Notes: Poor survival despite portal vein resection
In situ preservation of the inferior parathyroid gland during central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. BJS 2017; 104: 1514-1522.
Authors: J. B. Wang, K. Wu, L. H. Shi, Y. Y. Sun, F. B. Li, L. Xie et al.
Notes: Simple and efficient
Authors: D. Lippi
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
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.