British Journal of Surgery

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: D. Alderson and J. J. Earnshaw (Editors-in-Chief). J. Beynon, A. Bergenfelz, C. H. C. Dejong, M. Sund, K. Søreide, B. P. L. Wijnhoven and D. C. Winter (Editors). R. Hinchliffe (Associate Editor)

Impact Factor: 5.596

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 7/199 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1365-2168

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Surgery


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  1. Original articles

    1. Outcome of neoadjuvant therapies for cancer of the oesophagus or gastro-oesophageal junction based on a national data registry

      F. Klevebro, M. Lindblad, J. Johansson, L. Lundell and M. Nilsson

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10304

      Real-world survival less impressive than RCTs

  2. Systematic reviews

    1. Systematic review to establish absolute standards for technical performance in surgery

      M. G. Goldenberg, A. Garbens, P. Szasz, T. Hauer and T. P. Grantcharov

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10313

      Important and worthwhile in assessing procedural competence.

  3. Original articles

    1. Outcomes after extended pancreatectomy in patients with borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer

      W. Hartwig, A. Gluth, U. Hinz, D. Koliogiannis, O. Strobel, T. Hackert, J. Werner and M. W. Büchler

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10221

      Considerable morbidity and mortality with some long term survivors

  4. Randomized clinical trials

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      Randomized clinical trial of observational versus antibiotic treatment for a first episode of CT-proven uncomplicated acute diverticulitis

      L. Daniels, Ç. Ünlü, N. de Korte, S. van Dieren, H. B. Stockmann, B. C. Vrouenraets, E. C. Consten, J. A. van der Hoeven, Q. A. Eijsbouts, I. F. Faneyte, W. A. Bemelman, M. G. Dijkgraaf, M. A. Boermeester and for the Dutch Diverticular Disease (3D) Collaborative Study Group

      Version of Record online: 30 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10309

      Antibiotics not needed

  5. Original articles

    1. Impact of hospital volume on risk-adjusted mortality following oesophagectomy in Japan

      T. Nishigori, H. Miyata, H. Okabe, Y. Toh, H. Matsubara, H. Konno, Y. Seto and Y. Sakai

      Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10307

      Volume outcome effect evident in Japan

    2. Preoperative radiotherapy in the management of retroperitoneal liposarcoma

      B. L. Ecker, M. G. Peters, M. T. McMillan, A. J. Sinnamon, P. J. Zhang, D. L. Fraker, W. P. Levin, R. E. Roses and G. C. Karakousis

      Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10305

      Neoadjuvant radiotherapy helps

  6. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Randomized clinical trial comparing two vessel-sealing devices with crush clamping during liver transection

      A. Ichida, K. Hasegawa, T. Takayama, H. Kudo, Y. Sakamoto, S. Yamazaki, Y. Midorikawa, T. Higaki, Y. Matsuyama and N. Kokudo

      Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10297

      sealing devices may reduce blood loss

  7. Original articles

    1. Comparison of angioplasty and bypass surgery for critical limb ischaemia in patients with infrapopliteal peripheral artery disease

      S. D. Patel, L. Biasi, I. Paraskevopoulos, J. Silickas, T. Lea, A. Diamantopoulos, K. Katsanos and H. Zayed

      Version of Record online: 21 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10292

      Randomised trials needed to settle the debate

  8. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Cluster randomized trial to evaluate the impact of team training on surgical outcomes

      A. Duclos, J. L. Peix, V. Piriou, P. Occelli, A. Denis, S. Bourdy, M. J. Carty, A. A. Gawande, F. Debouck, C. Vacca, J. C. Lifante, C. Colin and the IDILIC Study Group

      Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10295

      It's not team training that leads to better outcomes

  9. Systematic reviews

    1. Meta-analysis of associating liver partition with portal vein ligation and portal vein occlusion for two-stage hepatectomy

      D. Eshmuminov, D. A. Raptis, M. Linecker, A. Wirsching, M. Lesurtel and P.-A. Clavien

      Version of Record online: 16 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10290

      RCT investigating ALPPS is needed

  10. Original articles

    1. Prospective cohort study of laparoscopic and open hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma

      L. Xiang, J. Li, J. Chen, X. Wang, P. Guo, Y. Fan and S. Zheng

      Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10294

      Laparoscopic hepatectomy as good as open

    2. Multicentre study of the impact of morbidity on long-term survival following hepatectomy for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma

      A. Doussot, C. Lim, C. Gómez Gavara, D. Fuks, O. Farges, J. M. Regimbeau, D. Azoulay and the AFC-IHCC study group

      Version of Record online: 15 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10296

      Morbidity affects overall survival

    3. Characterization of residual tumours at the primary site in patients with a near pathological complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for oesophageal cancer

      Y.-K. Chao, Y. Chang, C.-J. Yeh, H.-K. Chang, C.-K. Tseng and W.-Y. Chuang

      Version of Record online: 13 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10293

      No ‘watch and wait’ for this cancer.

  11. Systematic reviews

    1. Meta-analysis of aberrant lymphatic drainage in recurrent breast cancer

      M. Ahmed, R. Baker and I. T. Rubio

      Version of Record online: 6 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10289

      SNB feasible in most cases

  12. Original articles

    1. Thyroid function and survival following breast cancer

      J. Brandt, S. Borgquist, M. Almquist and J. Manjer

      Version of Record online: 6 SEP 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10284

      Hypothyroidism reduces survival

    2. Population-based cohort study of outcomes following cholecystectomy for benign gallbladder diseases

      CholeS Study Group, West Midlands Research Collaborative

      Version of Record online: 26 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10287

      Emergency rather than delayed cholecystectomy

  13. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Randomized clinical trial of oral and intravenous versus intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis for laparoscopic colorectal resection

      A. Ikeda, T. Konishi, M. Ueno, Y. Fukunaga, S. Nagayama, Y. Fujimoto, T. Akiyoshi and T. Yamaguchi

      Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10281

      Non-inferiority confirmed

  14. Original articles

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  15. Systematic reviews

    1. Meta-analysis of closure of the fascial defect during laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair

      A. Tandon, S. Pathak, N. J. R. Lyons, Q. M. Nunes, I. R. Daniels and N. J. Smart

      Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10268

      Defect should be closed

  16. Original articles

    1. Co-morbidity status after oesophageal cancer surgery and recovery of health-related quality of life

      L. Backemar, A. Wikman, T. Djärv, A. Johar and P. Lagergren

      Version of Record online: 22 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10248

      Deterioration quality of life with increasing comorbidity

    2. Risk of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy in patients undergoing thyroidectomy with and without intraoperative nerve monitoring

      A. Bergenfelz, A. F. Salem, H. Jacobsson, E. Nordenström, M. Almquist and the Steering Committee for the Scandinavian Quality Register for Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery (SQRTPA)

      Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10276

      More evidence of benefit

    3. Risk factors for reintervention after surgery for perforated gastroduodenal ulcer

      R. B. Hasselager, N. Lohse, P. Duch and M. H. Møller

      Version of Record online: 18 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10273

      High reintervention rate in sick, obese, males

    4. Cost-effectiveness of same-admission versus interval cholecystectomy after mild gallstone pancreatitis in the PONCHO trial

      D. W. da Costa, L. M. Dijksman, S. A. Bouwense, N. J. Schepers, M. G. Besselink, H. C. van Santvoort, D. Boerma, H. G. Gooszen, M. G. W. Dijkgraaf and the Dutch Pancreatitis Study Group

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10222

      Reduces overall costs

    5. Cohort study of mesenteric panniculitis and its relationship to malignancy

      P. Buchwald, L. Diesing, L. Dixon, C. Wakeman, T. Eglinton, B. Dobbs and F. Frizelle

      Version of Record online: 12 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10229

      Definitive perspective on the subject

    6. Cost-effectiveness of supervised exercise therapy compared with endovascular revascularization for intermittent claudication

      M. M. L. van den Houten, G. J. Lauret, F. Fakhry, H. J. P. Fokkenrood, A. D. I. van Asselt, M. G. M. Hunink and J. A. W. Teijink

      Version of Record online: 11 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10247

      Supervised exercise more cost effective

    7. Population-based study of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm

      M. T. Laine, S. J. Laukontaus, I. Kantonen and M. Venermo

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10200

      ruptured aneurysms disappearing

    8. Prognostic significance of lymph node yield in ypN0 rectal cancer

      M. Raoof, R. A. Nelson, V. N. Nfonsam, J. Warneke and R. S. Krouse

      Version of Record online: 10 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10218

      Nine is the magic number

    9. Feasibility work to inform the design of a randomized clinical trial of wound dressings in elective and unplanned abdominal surgery

      Severn and Peninsula Audit and Research Collaborative for Surgeons (SPARCS) and West Midlands Research Collaborative (WMRC) on behalf of the Bluebelle Study Group

      Version of Record online: 4 AUG 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10274

      Relevant background work

  17. Leading articles

    1. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy

      Z. Rayter and S. Wilson

      Version of Record online: 27 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10257

      Multiple options nowadays

  18. Corrigendum

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      Patient-reported genitourinary dysfunction after laparoscopic and open rectal cancer surgery in a randomized trial (COLOR II)

      J. Andersson, G. Abis, M. Gellerstedt, E. Angenete, U. Angerås, M. A. Cuesta, P. Jess, J. Rosenberg, H. J. Bonjer and E. Haglind

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10279

      This article corrects:
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      Health-related quality of life after laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer in a randomized trial

      J. Andersson, E. Angenete, M. Gellerstedt, U. Angerås, P. Jess, J. Rosenberg, A. Fürst, J. Bonjer and E. Haglind

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10280

      This article corrects:


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