British Journal of Surgery

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December 2003

Volume 90, Issue 12

Pages 1457–1614

  1. Leading Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Prosthetic implants for hernia repair (pages 1457–1458)

      V. Schumpelick and U. Klinge

      Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4385

      The future of mesh

    2. Immunonutrition (pages 1459–1460)

      H. J. Kirk and S. D. Heys

      Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4368

      Has clinical potential, but much more research is required

  2. Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Arterial problems in athletes (pages 1461–1469)

      J. G. Mosley

      Version of Record online: 7 OCT 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4374

      May masquerade as neurological or musculoskeletal conditions

    2. Ischaemia–reperfusion is an event triggered by immune complexes and complement (pages 1470–1478)

      R. K. Chan, S. I. Ibrahim, N. Verna, M. Carroll, F. D. Moore Jr and H. B. Hechtman

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4408

      But as yet no magic bullet

  3. Meta-analysis

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials comparing open and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (pages 1479–1492)

      M. A. Memon, N. J. Cooper, B. Memon, M. I. Memon and K. R. Abrams

      Version of Record online: 4 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4301

      Analysis of 29 randomized trials

  4. Randomized Trials

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Randomized clinical trial of Ligasure™ versus conventional surgery for extended gastric cancer resection (pages 1493–1496)

      W.-J. Lee, T.-C. Chen, I-R. Lai, W. Wang and M.-T. Huang

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4362

      A safe system for dealing with major vessels

    2. Randomized clinical trial of multimodal optimization and standard perioperative surgical care (pages 1497–1504)

      A. D. G. Anderson, C. E. McNaught, J. MacFie, I. Tring, P. Barker and C. J. Mitchell

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4371

      Multimodal care plan improves outcome

  5. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Cosmesis and satisfaction after breast-conserving surgery correlates with the percentage of breast volume excised (pages 1505–1509)

      R. A. Cochrane, P. Valasiadou, A. R. M. Wilson, S. K. Al-Ghazal and R. D. Macmillan

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4344

      May help plan breast surgery

    2. Persistent increase in the incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm in Scotland, 1981–2000 (pages 1510–1515)

      V. A. Best, J. F. Price and F. G. R. Fowkes

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4342

      Should be starting to decrease

    3. Endovascular management of traumatic cervicothoracic arteriovenous fistula (pages 1516–1521)

      D. F. du Toit, J. G. Leith, D. C. Strauss, M. Blaszczyk, J. de V. Odendaal and B. L. Warren

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4343

      Useful for inaccessible lesions

    4. Prognostic significance of metastatic lymph node size in patients with gastric cancer (pages 1522–1530)

      D. K. Dhar, H. Kubota, N. Kinukawa, R. Maruyama, I. D. Kyriazanos, S. Ohno and N. Nagasue

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4354

      Size of metastatic nodes is an independent prognostic factor for survival

    5. Risk factors predicting the development of complications after foreign body ingestion (pages 1531–1535)

      A. T. Y. Lai, T. L. Chow, D. T. Y. Lee and S. P. Y. Kwok

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4356

      Management algorithm offered

    6. Surgical treatment of hydatid cysts of the liver (pages 1536–1541)

      N. Aǧaoǧlu (N. A. Mustafa), S. Türkyılmaz and M. K. Arslan

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4313

      Surgery combined with albendazole is effective

    7. Increasing age and APACHE II scores are the main determinants of outcome from pancreatic necrosectomy (pages 1542–1548)

      S. Connor, P. Ghaneh, M. Raraty, E. Rosso, M. N. Hartley, C. Garvey, M. Hughes, R. McWilliams, J. Evans, P. Rowlands, R. Sutton and J. P. Neoptolemos

      Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4341

      Highest mortality in elderly patients with greatest physiological disturbance

    8. Predictors of improvement in health-related quality of life in patients undergoing cholecystectomy (pages 1549–1555)

      J. M. Quintana, I. Aróstegui, J. Cabriada, I. López de Tejada and L. Perdigo

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4345

      Surgery for asymptomatic gallstones is not beneficial

    9. Matrix metalloproteinase 2 and 9 activity in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis (pages 1556–1564)

      E. T. Waas, T. Wobbes, R. M. L. M. Lomme, J. DeGroot, T. Ruers and T. Hendriks

      Version of Record online: 24 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4346

      Novel observations of matrix metalloprotease activity in liver metastases

    10. Comparison of histological features and inflammatory cell reaction in alcoholic, idiopathic and tropical chronic pancreatitis (pages 1565–1572)

      S. V. Shrikhande, M. E. Martignoni, M. Shrikhande, A. Kappeler, H. Ramesh, A. Zimmermann, M. W. Büchler and H. Friess

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4353

      End-stage chronic pancreatitis looks identical, irrespective of aetiology

    11. Symptoms and anal sphincter morphology following primary repair of third-degree tears (pages 1573–1579)

      K. Davis, D. Kumar, S. L. Stanton, R. Thakar, M. Fynes and J. Bland

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4349

      Symptoms and residual defect more common than previously thought

    12. Lateral pelvic lymph node dissection for advanced lower rectal cancer (pages 1580–1585)

      S. Fujita, S. Yamamoto, T. Akasu and Y. Moriya

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4350

      Probable benefit in selected patients with stage III disease

    13. Decline in admission rates for acute appendicitis in England (pages 1586–1592)

      J. Y. Kang, J. Hoare, A. Majeed, R. C. N. Williamson and J. D. Maxwell

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4363

      Admission rates fell, proportions resulting in operations did not

    14. Comparison of P-POSSUM risk-adjusted mortality rates after surgery between patients in the USA and the UK (pages 1593–1598)

      E. Bennett-Guerrero, J. A. Hyam, S. Shaefi, D. R. Prytherch, G. L. Sutton, P. C. Weaver, M. G. Mythen, M. P. Grocott and M. K. Parides

      Version of Record online: 11 SEP 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4347

      May shock surgeons in the UK

    15. Prevalence of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 in young patients with apparently sporadic primary hyperparathyroidism or pancreaticoduodenal endocrine tumours (pages 1599–1603)

      P. Langer, A. Wild, A. Hall, I. Celik, M. Rothmund and D. K. Bartsch

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4355

      Think of MEN1 in young patients with primary hyperparathyroidism

    16. Experimental evaluation of phospholipids and icodextrin in re-formation of peritoneal adhesions (pages 1604–1607)

      S. A. Müller, K. H. Treutner, M. Anurov, S. Titkova, A. P. Oettinger and V. Schumpelick

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4316

      An approach worthy of clinical trial

  6. Correspondence

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Natural course of acquired undescended testis in boys (Br J Surg 2003; 90: 728–731) (page 1609)

      P. N. Siriwardana, B. Satheeshan, M. H. J. Ariyaratna and K. I. Deen

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4493

    2. Authors' reply: Natural course of acquired undescended testis in boys (Br J Surg 2003; 90: 728–731) (pages 1609–1610)

      W. W. M. Hack, R. W. Meijer, L. M. van der Voort-Doedens, S. D. Bos and K. Haasnoot

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4494

  7. Book Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
  8. Scientific Surgeries

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Meta-analysis
    5. Randomized Trials
    6. Original Articles
    7. Correspondence
    8. Book Reviews
    9. Scientific Surgeries
    1. Scientific surgery (page 1614)

      Version of Record online: 20 NOV 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4485

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