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, 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: 7/200 (Surgery)

Online ISSN: 1365-2168

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Surgery


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  1. Original articles

    1. Quality of reporting in surgical randomized clinical trials

      J. Yu, X. Li, Y. Li and X. Sun

      Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10331

      Surgery-specific CONSORT statement needed.

  2. Systematic reviews

    1. Meta-analysis of lower perioperative blood glucose target levels for reduction of surgical-site infection

      F. E. E. de Vries, S. L. Gans, J. S. Solomkin, B. Allegranzi, M. Egger, E. P. Dellinger and M. A. Boermeester

      Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10424

      Low glucose prevents SSI

  3. Original articles

    1. Randomized trial of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass versus sleeve gastrectomy in achieving excess weight loss

      M. Ignat, M. Vix, I. Imad, A. D'Urso, S. Perretta, J. Marescaux and D. Mutter

      Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10400

      Bypass better in the long term

  4. Reviews

    1. Negative-pressure wound therapy for prevention and treatment of surgical-site infections after vascular surgery

      S. Acosta, M. Björck and A. Wanhainen

      Version of Record online: 30 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10403

      Already used widely

  5. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Randomized clinical trial of preoperative skin antisepsis with chlorhexidine gluconate or povidone–iodine

      H. M. Park, S.-S. Han, E. C. Lee, S. D. Lee, H. M. Yoon, B. W. Eom, S. H. Kim, K. W. Ryu, S.-J. Park, Y. W. Kim and B. Park

      Version of Record online: 23 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10395

      No difference

  6. Original articles

    1. Indications for major hepatectomy and combined procedures for advanced gallbladder cancer

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

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10401

      More maybe better

    2. Patterns of recurrence after oesophagectomy and postoperative chemoradiotherapy versus surgery alone for oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma

      P.-K. Hsu, H.-S. Chen, C.-S. Huang, C.-C. Liu, C.-C. Hsieh, H.-S. Hsu, Y.-C. Wu and S.-C. Wu

      Version of Record online: 15 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10334

      Longer survival and less recurrence with multimodal treatment

    3. Method of breast reconstruction and the development of lymphoedema

      K.-T. Lee, S. I. Bang, J.-K. Pyon, J. H. Hwang and G.-H. Mun

      Version of Record online: 14 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10397

      Implants increase risk?

    4. Clinical signs of fibrosis in small intestinal neuroendocrine tumours

      K. Daskalakis, A. Karakatsanis, P. Stålberg, O. Norlén and P. Hellman

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10333

      Minimally invasive intervention is valuable

    5. Role of staging laparoscopy in the stratification of patients with perihilar cholangiocarcinoma

      N. Bird, M. Elmasry, R. Jones, M. Elniel, M. Kelly, D. Palmer, S. Fenwick, G. Poston and H. Malik

      Version of Record online: 8 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10399

      Exploratory laparoscopy may be beneficial

    6. Circumferential suction-assisted lipectomy in the treatment of primary and secondary end-stage lymphoedema of the leg

      D.-A. A. Lamprou, H. G. J. Voesten, R. J. Damstra and O. R. M. Wikkeling

      Version of Record online: 3 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10325

      Seems to work

    7. Risk of second primary cancer in patients treated with radiotherapy for rectal cancer

      A. Martling, K. E. Smedby, H. Birgisson, H. Olsson, F. Granath, A. Ekbom and B. Glimelius

      Version of Record online: 1 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10327

      No increased risk of second primary

  7. Randomized clinical trial

    1. Randomized clinical trial of sacral nerve stimulation for refractory constipation

      F. Zerbib, L. Siproudhis, P.-A. Lehur, C. Germain, F. Mion, A.-M. Leroi, B. Coffin, A. Le Sidaner, V. Vitton, C. Bouyssou-Cellier, G. Chene and the CONSTIMOD study investigators

      Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10326

      SNS of limited value in constipation

  8. Original articles

    1. Potential value of routine contralateral patent processus vaginalis repair in children with unilateral inguinal hernia

      J. Zhao, Y. Chen, J. Lin, Y. Jin, H. Yang, F. Wang, H. Zhong and J. Zhu

      Version of Record online: 25 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10302

      Barely justified

    2. Long-term outcomes of a randomized clinical trial of supervised exercise, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty or combined treatment for patients with intermittent claudication due to femoropopliteal disease

      F. A. K. Mazari, J. A. Khan, N. Samuel, G. Smith, D. Carradice, P. C. McCollum and I. C. Chetter

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10324

      Informs treatment of claudication

    3. Incidence, risk factors and clinical implications of chyle leak after pancreatic surgery

      O. Strobel, S. Brangs, U. Hinz, T. Pausch, F. J. Hüttner, M. K. Diener, L. Schneider, T. Hackert and M. W. Büchler

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10316

      Frequent complication with clinical impact

    4. ECSPECT prospective multicentre registry for single-port laparoscopic colorectal procedures

      H. Weiss, R. Zorron, K.-H. Vestweber, B. Vestweber, L. Boni, W. Brunner, C. Sietses, S. Morales Conde, O. Bulut, K. Gash, A. R. Dixon, C. Mittermair, A. Klaus, O. Stanger, M. Weiss, A. Muratore, T. Hell and the ECSPECT Study Group

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10315

      Possible but similar to multiport results

    5. Oncological impact of anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic mesorectal excision

      E. Hain, L. Maggiori, G. Manceau, C. Mongin, J. Prost à la Denise and Y. Panis

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10332

      Not all leaks are equal

  9. Randomized clinical trials

    1. Randomized open-label phase II study comparing oxycodone–naloxone with oxycodone in early return of gastrointestinal function after laparoscopic colorectal surgery

      F. Creamer, A. Balfour, S. Nimmo, I. Foo, J. D. Norrie, L. J. Williams, K. C. Fearon and H. M. Paterson

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10322

      Subtle differences

  10. Original articles

    1. Cost-effectiveness of emergency versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute gallbladder pathology

      A. J. Sutton, R. S. Vohra, M. Hollyman, P. J. Marriott, A. Buja, D. Alderson, S. Pasquali, E. A. Griffiths and the CholeS Study Group and the West Midlands Research Collaborative

      Version of Record online: 20 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10317

      Emergency cholecystectomy is less costly and more effective

    2. Bowel function and quality of life after local excision or total mesorectal excision following chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer

      S. Pucciarelli, F. Giandomenico, A. De Paoli, T. Gavaruzzi, L. Lotto, G. Mantello, C. Barba, P. Zotti, S. Flora and P. Del Bianco

      Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10318

      Less is more

  11. Systematic reviews

    1. Systematic review of active surveillance versus surgical management of asymptomatic small non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms

      S. Partelli, R. Cirocchi, S. Crippa, L. Cardinali, V. Fendrich, D. K. Bartsch and M. Falconi

      Version of Record online: 5 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10312

      Watch and wait is safe

  12. Original articles

    1. Anatomical versus non-anatomical liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma exceeding Milan criteria

      S.-Q. Li, T. Huang, S.-L. Shen, Y.-P. Hua, W.-J. Hu, M. Kuang, B.-G. Peng and L.-J. Liang

      Version of Record online: 3 OCT 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/bjs.10311

      No difference

  13. 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.

  14. Randomized clinical trials

    1. 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


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