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Predicting recurrence of papillary thyroid cancer using the eighth edition of the AJCC/UICC staging system.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

Background: The AJCC/UICC classification is widely used for predicting survival in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), but has not been evaluated as a predictor of recurrence. The hypothesis of this study was that the eighth edition of the AJCC system can be used in this novel way.

Methods: All patients in the study underwent surgery for PTC at a high-volume endocrine surgery centre in France between 1985 and 2015. Read More

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Costs and quality of life in a randomized trial comparing minimally invasive and open distal pancreatectomy (LEOPARD trial).

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Surgery, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy decreases time to functional recovery compared with open distal pancreatectomy, but the cost-effectiveness and impact on disease-specific quality of life have yet to be established.

Methods: The LEOPARD trial randomized patients to minimally invasive (robot-assisted or laparoscopic) or open distal pancreatectomy in 14 Dutch centres between April 2015 and March 2017. Use of hospital healthcare resources, complications and disease-specific quality of life were recorded up to 1 year after surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11147DOI Listing

Incidence and lifetime risk of hospitalization and surgery for diverticular disease.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 23. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Background: Studies on incidence rates of first-time colonic diverticular disease are few, and population-based estimates of lifetime risk are lacking. In this observational study, the incidence, admission rates and lifetime risks of hospitalization and surgery for diverticular disease were investigated.

Methods: Considering the entire Swedish population as an open cohort, incidence and admission rates, and lifetime risk estimates (considering death as a competing risk) of hospitalization and surgery for diverticular disease were calculated using data from cross-linked national registers and population statistics from 1987 to 2010. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11143DOI Listing

Long-term results from a randomized comparison of open transinguinal preperitoneal hernia repair and the Lichtenstein method (TULIP trial).

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 17. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Surgery, Elisabeth TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Background: The short-term results of the TULIP trial comparing transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP) inguinal hernia repair with the Lichtenstein method have been reported with follow-up of 1 year. After TIPP repair, fewer patients had chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP); they had better health status and lower costs. The present study reports the long-term outcomes of this trial. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11178DOI Listing

Reducing surgical mortality in Scotland by use of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Department of General Surgery, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK.

Background: The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist has been implemented widely since its launch in 2008. It was introduced in Scotland as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) between 2008 and 2010, and is now integral to surgical practice. Its influence on outcomes, when analysed at a population level, remains unclear. Read More

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April 2019
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Hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma after perioperative management of portal hypertension.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 16. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

National Centre for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: Indications for hepatectomy in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who have portal hypertension (PH) have been controversial. Some studies have concluded that PH is a contraindication to hepatectomy, whereas others have suggested that perioperative prophylactic management (PPM) can help overcome complications after hepatectomy associated with PH. The objective of this retrospective study was to assess the short- and long-term outcomes after hepatectomy for HCC in patients with PH, with or without PPM. Read More

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April 2019
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Meta-analysis of patient-reported outcomes after laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia repair.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of General Surgery, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, BT16 1RH, UK.

Background: Inguinal hernia repair is a common low-risk intervention. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are being used increasingly as primary outcomes in clinical trials. The aim of this study was to review and meta-analyse the PROs in RCTs comparing laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia repair techniques in adult patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11139DOI Listing
March 2019
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Scientific Surgery May 2019 BJS.

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):806

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P Mroczkowski

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):799

Institute for Quality Assurance in Operative Medicine Ltd, Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11164DOI Listing

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):800

Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, UK.

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):802-803

University of Edinburgh, Clinical Surgery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11194DOI Listing

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):800-801

Academic Vascular Surgical Unit, Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK.

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Meta-analysis of the outcomes of treatment of internal carotid artery near occlusion.

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):665-671

Departments of Vascular Surgery and.

Background: Guidelines recommend treating patients with an internal carotid artery near occlusion (ICANO) with best medical therapy (BMT) based on weak evidence. Consequently, patients with ICANO were excluded from randomized trials. The aim of this individual-patient data (IPD) meta-analysis was to determine the optimal treatment approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11159DOI Listing

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F Dossa N N Baxter

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):802

Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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The art of surgery.

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A V Sterpetti

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):700

University of Rome Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

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May 2019
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The future of surgical oncology.

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T J M Ruers

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):663-664

Department of Surgery, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066, CX, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11207DOI Listing

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):799-800

Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University Hospital Zurich.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11162DOI Listing

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Rebecca Grossman

Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):804

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Amersham, UK.

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Br J Surg 2019 May;106(6):801-802

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, The Academic Medical Center, The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11189DOI Listing

Meta-analysis of the molecular associations of mucinous colorectal cancer.

Br J Surg 2019 May 4;106(6):682-691. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Mucinous differentiation occurs in 5-15 per cent of colorectal adenocarcinomas. This subtype of colorectal cancer responds poorly to chemoradiotherapy and has a worse prognosis. The genetic aetiology underpinning this cancer subtype lacks consensus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11142DOI Listing
May 2019
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Contemporary prevalence of carotid stenosis in patients presenting with ischaemic stroke.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 2. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London, London, UK.

Background: Carotid stenosis is a common cause of ischaemic stroke and transient ischaemic attack (TIA). Despite rising recognition and centralization of stroke services there has been a decline in interventions for carotid stenosis in recent years. The aim of this study was to determine the current prevalence and management of carotid stenosis in the UK. Read More

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Randomized clinical trial of liposomal bupivacaine transverse abdominis plane block versus intrathecal analgesia in colorectal surgery.

Br J Surg 2019 May 28;106(6):692-699. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Background: Transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block is considered an effective alternative to neuraxial analgesia for abdominal surgery. However, limited evidence supports its use over traditional analgesic modalities in colorectal surgery. This study compared the analgesic efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine TAP block with intrathecal (IT) opioid administration in a multicentre RCT. Read More

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May 2019
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Chronic pain after hand-assisted laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

Br J Surg 2019 May 27;106(6):711-719. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, University Medical Centre Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Background: Data on chronic pain after kidney donation are sparse. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of chronic pain after hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy.

Methods: Living kidney donors who donated between 2011 and 2017 at the University Medical Centre Groningen were included. Read More

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Baseline findings of the population-based, randomized, multifaceted Danish cardiovascular screening trial (DANCAVAS) of men aged 65-74 years.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 27. Epub 2019 Mar 27.

Elitary Research Centre of Individualized Medicine in Arterial Disease (CIMA), Department of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Background: The challenge of managing age-related diseases is increasing; routine checks by the general practitioner do not reduce cardiovascular mortality. The aim here was to reduce cardiovascular mortality by advanced population-based cardiovascular screening. The present article reports the organization of the study, the acceptability of the screening offer, and the relevance of multifaceted screening for prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11135DOI Listing
March 2019
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Meta-analysis of totally extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair in patients with previous lower abdominal surgery.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Surgery (A), Heinrich-Heine-University and University Hospital Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Background: Previous lower abdominal surgery is considered a relative contraindication to laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. This was a meta-analysis of studies comparing the feasibility and safety of TEP repair between patients with (PS), and without (NS) a history of lower abdominal surgery.

Methods: A systematic literature search was undertaken for studies comparing the outcome of TEP inguinal hernia repair in patients with, and without previous lower abdominal surgery. Read More

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Meta-analysis of completion lymph node dissection in sentinel lymph node-positive melanoma.

Br J Surg 2019 May 26;106(6):672-681. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA.

Background: The role of completion lymph node dissection (CLND) in patients with sentinel lymph node (SLN)-positive melanoma continues to be debated. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated survival and recurrence rate in these patients who underwent CLND, compared with observation.

Methods: A comprehensive MEDLINE and Embase database search was performed for cohort studies and RCTs published between January 2000 and June 2017 that assessed the outcomes of CLND compared with observation in patients with SLN-positive melanoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11149DOI Listing

Prognostic impact of repeat sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):574-585

Department of Surgery, Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Background: Ipsilateral breast tumour recurrence (IBTR) has an unfavourable prognosis, with a significant subsequent risk of distant recurrence. Repeat sentinel lymph node biopsy (rSLNB) has recently been demonstrated to be technically feasible and useful in tailoring adjuvant treatment plans in patients with IBTR. The prognostic impact of rSLNB in patients with IBTR remains unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11097DOI Listing

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Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):e188-e193

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Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):653

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Meta-analysis of risk factors and complications associated with atrial fibrillation after oesophagectomy.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):534-547

First Department of Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Laikon General Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Background: Oesophagectomy is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. New-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) is a frequent complication following oesophagectomy. Several studies have explored whether new-onset AF is associated with adverse events after oesophagectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11128DOI Listing
April 2019
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Randomized clinical trial of mechanochemical and endovenous thermal ablation of great saphenous varicose veins.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):548-554

Department of Vascular Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: A variety of minimally invasive techniques are available for the treatment of varicose great saphenous vein (GSVs). Non-tumescent, non-thermal ablation methods have been developed. This study compared mechanochemical ablation (MOCA), a non-tumescent, non-thermal ablation technique, with two endovenous thermal ablation methods requiring tumescence in an RCT. Read More

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April 2019
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Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):533

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11062DOI Listing

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Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):595

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11080DOI Listing
April 2019
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R C Grossman

Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):585

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Amersham, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11190DOI Listing

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Authors:
G Samarth

Br J Surg 2019 Apr;106(5):653

Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK.

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April 2019
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Predicting health status in the first year after trauma.

Br J Surg 2019 May 20;106(6):701-710. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department Trauma TopCare, Elisabeth-TweeSteden Ziekenhuis, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Background: Although mortality rates following major trauma are continuing to decline, a growing number of patients are experiencing long-term disability. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with health status in the first year following trauma and develop prediction models based on a defined trauma population.

Methods: The Brabant Injury Outcome Surveillance (BIOS) study was a multicentre prospective observational cohort study. Read More

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Clinical value of additional resection of a margin-positive distal bile duct in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Br J Surg 2019 May 19;106(6):774-782. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

Background: Little is known about the effect of additional resection for a frozen-section-positive distal bile duct margin (DM) in perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.

Methods: Patients who underwent surgical resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma between 2001 and 2015 were analysed retrospectively, focusing on the DM.

Results: Of 558 consecutive patients who underwent frozen-section examination for a DM, 74 (13·3 per cent) had a frozen-section-positive DM with invasive cancer or carcinoma in situ. Read More

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May 2019
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Meta-analysis of long-term survival after elective endovascular or open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 18;106(5):523-533. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Background: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has become the preferred strategy for elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) for many patients. However, the superiority of the endovascular procedure has recently been challenged by reports of impaired long-term survival in patients who underwent EVAR. A systematic review of long-term survival following AAA repair was therefore undertaken. Read More

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April 2019
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Nationwide observational study of mortality from complicated intra-abdominal infections and the role of bacterial cultures.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 18;106(5):606-615. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Health Policy and Informatics, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Background: The benefit of taking intra-abdominal cultures during source control procedures in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection (CIAI) is unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether intra-abdominal cultures reduce the mortality rate of CIAI.

Methods: The Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database was used to identify adult patients with CIAI who had undergone source control procedures on the first day of admission to hospital between April 2014 and March 2016. Read More

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April 2019
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Changes in gut hormones, glycaemic response and symptoms after oesophagectomy.

Br J Surg 2019 May 18;106(6):735-746. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Diabetes Complications Research Centre, Conway Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Research, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

Background: Oesophagectomy is associated with reduced appetite, weight loss and postprandial hypoglycaemia, the pathophysiological basis of which remains largely unexplored. This study aimed to investigate changes in enteroendocrine function after oesophagectomy.

Methods: In this prospective study, 12 consecutive patients undergoing oesophagectomy were studied before and 10 days, 6, 12 and 52 weeks after surgery. Read More

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May 2019
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Impact of resection margin status on recurrence and survival in pancreatic cancer surgery.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Surgery, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Background: The prognosis of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is poor and selection of patients for surgery is challenging. This study examined the impact of a positive resection margin (R1) on locoregional recurrence (LRR) and overall survival (OS); and also aimed to identified tumour characteristics and/or technical factors associated with a positive resection margin in patients with PDAC.

Methods: Patients scheduled for pancreatic resection for PDAC between 2006 and 2016 were identified from an institutional database. Read More

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March 2019
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Surgical removal of the index node marked using magnetic seed localization to assess response to neoadjuvant immunotherapy in patients with stage III melanoma.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 18;106(5):519-522. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This pilot study explored the value of localized index node removal after neoadjuvant immunotherapy in patients with stage III melanoma, for use as a response indicator to guide the extent of completion lymph node dissection. Promising technology. Read More

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Mortality prediction following non-traumatic amputation of the lower extremity.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

Background: Patients who undergo lower extremity amputation secondary to the complications of diabetes or peripheral artery disease have poor long-term survival. Providing patients and surgeons with individual-patient, rather than population, survival estimates provides them with important information to make individualized treatment decisions.

Methods: Patients with peripheral artery disease and/or diabetes undergoing their first unilateral transmetatarsal, transtibial or transfemoral amputation were identified in the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) database. Read More

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March 2019
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Impact of enhanced recovery on oncological outcomes following minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer.

Br J Surg 2019 Mar 12. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Background: Oncological outcomes of locally advanced rectal cancer depend on the quality of surgical and oncological management. Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) have yet to be assessed for their oncological impact when used in combination with minimally invasive surgery. This study assessed outcomes with or without an ERP in patients with rectal cancer. Read More

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March 2019
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Effect of preoperative injection of superparamagnetic iron oxide particles on rates of sentinel lymph node dissection in women undergoing surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (SentiNot study).

Br J Surg 2019 05 6;106(6):720-728. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.

Background: One-fifth of patients with a preoperative diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have invasive breast cancer (IBC) on definitive histology. Sentinel lymph node dissection (SLND) is performed in almost half of women having surgery for DCIS in Sweden. The aim of the present study was to try to minimize unnecessary SLND by injecting superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles at the time of primary breast surgery, enabling SLND to be performed later, if IBC is found in the primary specimen. Read More

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May 2019
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Short-term cost-effectiveness of one-stage implant-based breast reconstruction with an acellular dermal matrix versus two-stage expander-implant reconstruction from a multicentre randomized clinical trial.

Br J Surg 2019 Apr 5;106(5):586-595. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Background: Implant-based breast reconstruction (IBBR) is the most commonly performed reconstructive procedure and its economic impact is significant. This study aimed to analyse whether a direct one-stage IBBR with use of an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is more cost-effective than two-stage (expander-implant) breast reconstruction.

Methods: The BRIOS (Breast Reconstruction In One Stage) study was an open-label multicentre RCT in which women scheduled for skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate IBBR were randomized between one-stage IBBR with ADM or two-stage IBBR. Read More

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April 2019
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Multicentre study of multidisciplinary team assessment of pancreatic cancer resectability and treatment allocation.

Br J Surg 2019 May 4;106(6):756-764. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

Department of Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Research Unit, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Background: Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings have been adopted widely to ensure optimal treatment for patients with cancer. Agreements in tumour staging, resectability assessments and treatment allocation between different MDTs were assessed.

Methods: Of all patients referred to one hospital, 19 patients considered to have non-metastatic pancreatic cancer for evaluation were selected randomly for a multicentre study of MDT decisions in seven units across Northern Europe. Read More

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