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: 5.542

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 5/198 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1365-2168

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Surgery


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  1. Original articles

    1. Risk factors for recurrence in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma undergoing modified radical neck dissection

      Y. M. Lee, T. Y. Sung, W. B. Kim, K. W. Chung, J. H. Yoon and S. J. Hong

      Article first published online: 28 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10144

      Metastatic lymph node related factors were of importance

  2. Leading articles

    1. Three-dimensional printing and the surgeon

      A. de Mel

      Article first published online: 28 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10188

      Increasingly useful for many surgeons

  3. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Randomized clinical trial comparing self-gripping mesh with a standard polypropylene mesh for open inguinal hernia repair

      T. Verhagen, W. A. R. Zwaans, M. J. A. Loos, J. A. Charbon, M. R. M. Scheltinga and R. M. H. Roumen

      Article first published online: 27 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10178

      No effect on pain

  4. Original articles

    1. Prediction of survival in patients with oesophageal or junctional cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery

      J. Shapiro, D. van Klaveren, S. M. Lagarde, E. L. A. Toxopeus, A. van der Gaast, M. C. C. M. Hulshof, B. P. L. Wijnhoven, M. I. van Berge Henegouwen, E. W. Steyerberg and J. J. B. van Lanschot

      Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10142

      Better predictor still needed

    2. Population-based analysis of colorectal cancer risk after oophorectomy

      J. Segelman, L. Lindström, J. Frisell and Y. Lu

      Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10143

      Appears increased

    3. Preoperative morphology influences thoracic aortic aneurysm sac expansion after endovascular repair

      J. Sobocinski, B. O. Patterson, A. Vidal-Diez, J. R. Brownrigg, M. M. Thompson and P. J. Holt

      Article first published online: 20 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10138

      Sac expansion common and associated with adverse anatomy

  5. Original Articles

    1. Multicentre observational study of outcomes after drainage of acute perianal abscess

      L. Pearce, K. Newton, S. R. Smith, P. Barrow, J. Smith, L. Hancock, C. C. Kirwan, J. Hill and the North West Research Collaborative

      Article first published online: 7 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10154

      Painful and expensive

  6. Leading articles

    1. Molecular microbiology in surgery

      E. J. G. Peters

      Article first published online: 7 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10185

      Likely to revolutionize routine laboratory testing

  7. Original articles

  8. Systematic reviews

    1. Systematic review of the complications following isolated calf deep vein thrombosis

      J. Garry, A. Duke and N. Labropoulos

      Article first published online: 6 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10152

      No benefit from anticoagulation

  9. Original articles

    1. Quality of life from a randomized trial of open and endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm

      J. L. de Bruin, R. H. H. Groenwold, A. F. Baas, J. R. Brownrigg, M. Prinssen, D. E. Grobbee, J. D. Blankensteijn and for the DREAM Study Group

      Article first published online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10130

      Long-term quality of life better following open repair

    2. Multicentre study of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for stage I and II oesophageal cancer

      S. Bekkar, C. Gronnier, F. Renaud, A. Duhamel, A. Pasquer, J. Théreaux, J. Gagnière, B. Meunier, D. Collet, C. Mariette and French Eso-Gastric Tumors (FREGAT) working group, Fédération de Recherche EN CHirurgie (FRENCH) and Association Française de Chirurgie (AFC)

      Article first published online: 4 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10121

      Neoadjuvant chemotherapy improves survival

    3. Propensity score analysis of outcomes following laparoscopic or open liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma

      C. Sposito, C. Battiston, A. Facciorusso, M. Mazzola, C. Muscarà, M. Scotti, R. Romito, L. Mariani and V. Mazzaferro

      Article first published online: 31 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10137

      Laparoscopic is better

    4. Response to transarterial chemoembolization as a selection criterion for resection of hepatocellular carcinomas

      J. Y. Lei, J. J. Zhong, L. N. Yan, J. Q. Zhu, W. T. Wang, Y. Zeng, B. Li, T. F. Wen, J. Y. Yang and – Liver Surgery Group

      Article first published online: 30 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.9864

      TACE may help in selection

  10. Systematic Reviews

    1. Systematic review of antibiotic treatment for acute calculous cholecystitis

      A. H. van Dijk, P. R. de Reuver, T. N. Tasma, S. van Dieren, T. J. Hugh and M. A. Boermeester

      Article first published online: 30 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10146

      Antibiotics do not seem indicated

  11. Original articles

    1. Role of bone scan in addition to CT in patients with breast cancer selected for systemic staging

      D. P. McCartan, R. S. Prichard, R. J. MacDermott, J. Rothwell, J. Geraghty, D. Evoy, C. M. Quinn, S. J. Skehan, A. O'Doherty and E. W. McDermott

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10124

      Little added value of bone scan

    2. Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio as an indicator of the malignant behaviour of hepatocellular carcinoma

      Y. Okamura, T. Sugiura, T. Ito, Y. Yamamoto, R. Ashida, K. Mori and K. Uesaka

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10123

      Potential indicator of prognosis

    3. Mortality from laparoscopic antireflux surgery in a nationwide cohort of the working-age population

      J. Maret-Ouda, M. Yanes, P. Konings, N. Brusselaers and J. Lagergren

      Article first published online: 21 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10141

      Very safe procedure

    4. Impact of early postoperative platelet count on volumetric liver gain and perioperative outcomes after major liver resection

      G. A. Margonis, N. Amini, S. Buettner, S. Besharati, Y. Kim, F. Sobhani, I. R. Kamel and T. M. Pawlik

      Article first published online: 9 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10120

      Platelet count counts

    5. You have full text access to this OnlineOpen article
      Tumour-infiltrating CD8 to FOXP3 lymphocyte ratio in predicting treatment responses to neoadjuvant chemotherapy of aggressive breast cancer

      Y. Asano, S. Kashiwagi, W. Goto, K. Kurata, S. Noda, T. Takashima, N. Onoda, S. Tanaka, M. Ohsawa and K. Hirakawa

      Article first published online: 8 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10127

      Tumour immunity key

    6. Transanal Endoscopic Operation under spinal anaesthesia

      A. Arezzo, G. Cortese, S. Arolfo, A. Bullano, R. Passera, E. Galietti and M. Morino

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10082

      Transanal endoscopic operation safe under spinal anaesthesia


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