British Journal of Surgery

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March 2003

Volume 90, Issue 3

Pages 257–379

  1. Leading Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Moving from open to laparoscopic appendicectomy (pages 257–258)

      K. J. Sweeney and F. B. V. Keane

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4070

      The argument in favour of laparoscopic appendicectomy

    2. Insulin resistance in sepsis (pages 259–260)

      G. L. Carlson

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4081

      Basic understanding of the phenomenon remains elusive

  2. Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Non-suture methods of vascular anastomosis (pages 261–271)

      C. J. Zeebregts, R. H. Heijmen, J. J. van den Dungen and R. van Schilfgaarde

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4063

      Further refinement needed

    2. Interstitial ablative techniques for hepatic tumours (pages 272–289)

      C. Erce and R. W. Parks

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4091

      Promising therapies for disease control

    3. Bone marrow micrometastasis in breast cancer (pages 290–301)

      S. Ozbas, H. Dafydd and A. D. Purushotham

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4107

      Affects disease-free and overall survival

  3. Randomized Trials

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Prevention of pleural effusion following hepatectomy using argon beam coagulation (pages 302–305)

      A-H. Kwon, Y. Matsui, S. Satoi, M. Kaibori and Y. Kamiyama

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4056

      Favourable evidence from a randomized clinical trial

  4. Original Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Lesion progression with time and the effect of vascular occlusion following radiofrequency ablation of the liver (pages 306–312)

      W. J. Wiersinga, M. C. Jansen, I. H. Straatsburg, P. H. Davids, J. M. Klaase, D. J. Gouma and T. M van Gulik

      Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4040

      Vascular occlusion increases the extent of necrosis

    2. Serum antigen(s) drive the proinflammatory T cell response in acute pancreatitis (pages 313–319)

      K. J. Sweeney, M. R. Kell, C. Coates, T. Murphy and J. V. Reynolds

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4080

      T cell activation driven by serum antigen

    3. Size of the pancreatic head as a prognostic factor for the outcome of Beger's procedure for painful chronic pancreatitis (pages 320–324)

      E. Keus, C. J. H. M. van Laarhoven, E. H. Eddes, A. A. M. Masclee, M. E. I. Schipper and H. G. Gooszen

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4043

      A poor operation if the pancreatic head is not enlarged

    4. Factors predictive of 5-year survival after transarterial chemoembolization for inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (pages 325–331)

      C. B. O'Suilleabhain, R. T. P. Poon, J. L. Yong, G. C. Ooi, W. K. Tso and S. T. Fan

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4045

      Three factors identified

    5. Prognostic factors influencing surgical management and outcome of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (pages 332–339)

      C. Langer, B. Gunawan, P. Schüler, W. Huber, L. Füzesi and H. Becker

      Version of Record online: 6 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4046

      Complete surgical excision is important

    6. Evaluation of POSSUM and P-POSSUM scoring systems in patients undergoing colorectal surgery (pages 340–345)

      P. P. Tekkis, N. Kessaris, H. M. Kocher, J. D. Poloniecki, J. Lyttle and A. C. J. Windsor

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4037

      Both systems underestimate mortality in the elderly and in emergency surgery

    7. Assessment of the accuracy of transrectal ultrasonography in anorectal neoplasia (pages 346–350)

      S. G. Mackay, C. K. Pager, D. Joseph, P. J. Stewart and M. J. Solomon

      Version of Record online: 10 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4042

      TRUS useful but long learning curve

    8. Smoking affects the outcome of transanal mucosal advancement flap repair of trans-sphincteric fistulas (pages 351–354)

      D. D. E. Zimmerman, J. B. V. M. Delemarre, M. P. Gosselink, W. C. J. Hop, J. W. Briel and W. R. Schouten

      Version of Record online: 3 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4044

      Cigarette smoking has a negative effect on the healing rate

    9. Preoperative assessment of prognostic factors in rectal cancer using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (pages 355–364)

      G. Brown, A. G. Radcliffe, R. G. Newcombe, N. S. Dallimore, M. W. Bourne and G. T. Williams

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4034

      Valuable staging modality

  5. Short Notes

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Meta-analysis suggests antibiotic prophylaxis is not warranted in low-risk patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (pages 365–366)

      R. Al-Ghnaniem, I. S. Benjamin and A. G. Patel

      Version of Record online: 29 JAN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4033

      A financially important conclusion

  6. Correspondence

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
  7. Scientific Surgery

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts
    1. Scientific surgery (page 371)

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4151

  8. AUGIS Abstracts

    1. Top of page
    2. Leading Articles
    3. Reviews
    4. Randomized Trials
    5. Original Articles
    6. Short Notes
    7. Correspondence
    8. Scientific Surgery
    9. AUGIS Abstracts

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