Scientific Surgery December 2020 BJS.
Authors: PMID: 33179805 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

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Authors: PMID: 33179806 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

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PMID: 33179807 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - November 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Grossman RC Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Total neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced rectal cancer: the fuse is lit.
PMID: 33104240 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Healey Bird BRJ Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Favourable perioperative outcomes for children with SARS-CoV-2.
PMID: 33074569 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nepogodiev D Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: SARS-Cov-2 in peritoneal fluid: an important finding in the Covid-19 pandemic.
PMID: 33047809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tartaglia D, Coccolini F, Chiarugi M Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Modelling centralization of pancreatic surgery: some additional considerations.
PMID: 33047811 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Gianotti L Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Modelling centralization of pancreatic surgery: some additional considerations.
PMID: 33047831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Balzano G, Falconi M Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Acute Care Surgery Fellowship Program Acclimatization to the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience from Qatar.
PMID: 33047838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ahmed K, Aldosouky M, Ali SM, Aftab Z, Zarour A Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: SARS-Cov-2 in peritoneal fluid: an important finding in the Covid-19 pandemic.
PMID: 33047853 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Barberis A, Rutigliani M, Belli F, Ciferri E, Mori M, Filauro M Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Randomized clinical trial of pancreaticogastrostomy versus pancreaticojejunostomy on the rate and severity of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.
PMID: 33038265 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 10, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bhoriwal S, Kumar S, Mishra A, Kumar N Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Predicting outcomes in older patients undergoing vascular surgery using the Hospital Frailty Risk Score.
CONCLUSION: Adjusting for the HFRS in addition to other patient and procedural risk factors provided greater discrimination of outcomes in this cohort of older patients undergoing vascular surgery. PMID: 33034377 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Aitken SJ, Lujic S, Randall DA, Noguchi N, Naganathan V, Blyth FM Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life following total minimally invasive, hybrid minimally invasive or open oesophagectomy: a population-based cohort study.
CONCLUSION: In this population-based nationwide Swedish study, longitudinal HRQoL after minimally invasive oesophagectomy was similar to that of the open surgical approach. PMID: 33034384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Klevebro F, Kauppila JH, Markar S, Johar A, Lagergren P Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Suggestions for improving N staging of gallbladder carcinoma.
PMID: 33030258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jin Y, Gao W, Li F Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Global attitudes in the management of acute appendicitis during COVID-19 pandemic: ACIE Appy Study.
This study addressed that dearth with a snapshot of worldwide approaches to appendicitis. METHODS: The Association of Italian Surgeons in Europe designed an online survey to assess the current attitude of surgeons globally regarding the management of patients with acute appendicitis during the pandemic. Questions were divided into baseline information, hospital organization and screening, personal protective equipment, management and surgical approach, and patient presentation before versus during the pandemic. RESULTS: Of 744 answers, 709 (from 66 countries) were complete and were included in the analysis. Most ...
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ielpo B, Podda M, Pellino G, Pata F, Caruso R, Gravante G, Di Saverio S, ACIE Appy Study Collaborative Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Nosocomial SARS-CoV-2 transmission in postoperative infection and mortality: analysis of 14  798 procedures.
This study used a national administrative database to estimate perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection risk, and associated mortality, relative to nosocomial transmission rates. The impact of nosocomial transmission was greatest after major emergency surgery, whereas laparoscopic surgery may be protective owing to reduced duration of hospital stay. Procedure-specific risk estimates are provided to facilitate surgical decision-making and informed consent. Estimated risks. PMID: 33031569 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Elliott JA, Kenyon R, Kelliher G, Gillis AE, Tierney S, Ridgway PF Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Toward omitting sentinel lymph node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in patients with clinically node-negative breast cancer.
CONCLUSION: The probability of nodal positivity after neoadjuvant chemotherapy was less than 3 per cent in patients with TNBC or HER2-positive disease who achieved a breast rCR on MRI. These patients could be included in trials investigating the omission of sentinel node biopsy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PMID: 33031572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: van der Noordaa MEM, van Duijnhoven FH, Cuijpers FNE, van Werkhoven E, Wiersma TG, Elkhuizen PHM, Winter-Warnars G, Dezentje V, Sonke GS, Groen EJ, Stokkel M, Vrancken Peeters MTFD Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Frailty in older patients undergoing emergency colorectal surgery: USA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.
PMID: 33026098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hu Q, Sun Y, Yang X Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Right hepatic venous system variation in living donors: a three-dimensional CT analysis.
PMID: 33026099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Lin JY, Fang CH, Yang J Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Frailty in older patients undergoing emergency colorectal surgery: USA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program analysis.
PMID: 33026105 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Simon HL, Keller DS Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery in the Acute Setting (LaCeS Trial): A Multicentre Randomized Feasibility Trial.
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Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Spence O, Perin G, Balasubramanian SP,  On behalf of CRAMsurg Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery in the Acute Setting (LaCeS Trial): A Multicentre Randomized Feasibility Trial.
PMID: 33022094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Harji D Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Critical appraisal of an article: Closure of the fascial defect during laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair: a randomized clinical trial.
PMID: 33015846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ramakrishna HK, Swarnalatha MC Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Closure of the fascial defect during laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair: a randomized clinical trial.
PMID: 33016332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Christoffersen M, Bisgaard T Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Patient-reported chronic pain after open inguinal hernia repair with lightweight or heavyweight mesh: a prospective, patient-reported outcomes study.
PMID: 33010032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Li J Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

The Top 20 Surgical Procedures Associated with the Highest Risk for Blood Transfusion.
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Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Montroy J, Lavallée LT, Zarychanski R, Fergusson D, Houston B, Cagiannos I, Morash C, Tinmouth A, Hutton B, Mallick R, Flaman A, Breau RH Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Underwater-seal evacuation of surgical smoke in laparoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic: A feasibility report of a simple technique.
PMID: 33010040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - October 2, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hamed H Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: The intra-hepatic venous network in liver cirrhosis.
PMID: 33002186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Hobeika C, Soubrane O, Cauchy F Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Personal protective equipment (PPE) for surgeons during COVID-19 pandemic: systematic review of availability, usage and rationing.
PMID: 33002204 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Agrawal V, Sharma D Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of peak wall stress and peak wall rupture index in ruptured and asymptomatic intact abdominal aortic aneurysms.
This study aimed to compare peak wall stress (PWS) and peak wall rupture index (PWRI) in participants with ruptured and asymptomatic intact AAAs. METHODS: The reproducibility of semiautomated methods for estimating aortic PWS and PWRI from CT images was assessed. PWS and PWRI were estimated in people with ruptured AAAs and those with asymptomatic intact AAAs matched by orthogonal diameter on a 1 : 2 basis. Spearman's correlation coefficient was used to assess the association between PWS or PWRI and AAA diameter. Independent associations between PWS or PWRI and AAA rupture were identified by means of logi...
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Singh TP, Moxon JV, Iyer V, Gasser TC, Jenkins J, Golledge J Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Preoperative anaemia management in patients undergoing vascular surgery.
Abstract CAVIAR is a multicentre prospective stepped observational study encompassing 160 patients undergoing vascular intervention. The aim was to identify whether it was feasible to establish a preoperative anaemia pathway and, if so, the efficacy of intravenous iron for treatment of preoperative anaemia. Large barriers prevented implementation of an intravenous iron pathway, with only ten patients receiving intravenous iron and a small increase in haemoglobin level (mean 5·7 (95 per cent c.i. 4·5 to 6·9) g/l). Preoperative anaemia was associated with a longer hospital stay and greater trans...
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Nandhra S, Chau M, Klein AA, Yeates JA, Collier T, Evans C, Agarwal S, Richards T, UK Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Interventional Anaemia Response (CAVIAR) study team Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Robotic rectal cancer surgery: comparative study of the impact of obesity on early outcomes.
Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of robotic total mesorectal excision (TME) in obese versus non-obese patients. A total of 533 patients, of whom 161 were obese (30·2 per cent) underwent robotic proctectomy during the study interval. Patient obesity was not associated with adverse short-term clinical outcomes after robotic rectal cancer surgery. PMID: 32996597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Peacock O, Limvorapitak T, Hu CY, Bednarski BK, Tillman MM, Kaur H, Taggart MW, Dasari A, Holliday EB, You YN, Chang GJ Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Influence of Klebsiella pneumoniae and quinolone treatment on prognosis in patients with pancreatic cancer.
CONCLUSION: K. pneumoniae may promote chemoresistance to adjuvant gemcitabine, and quinolone treatment is associated with improved survival. PMID: 32996598 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Weniger M, Hank T, Qadan M, Ciprani D, Michelakos T, Niess H, Heiliger C, Ilmer M, D'Haese JG, Ferrone CR, Warshaw AL, Lillemoe KD, Werner J, Liss A, Fernández-Del Castillo C Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Why was selective histopathological examination after cholecystectomy implemented suboptimally?
PMID: 32990321 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Ma WJ, Zhou RX Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Deep learning analysis of the primary tumour and the prediction of lymph node metastases in gastric cancer.
CONCLUSION: A deep learning system for the prediction of LNMs was developed based on preoperative CT images of gastric cancer. The models require further validation but may be used to inform prognosis and guide individualized surgical treatment. PMID: 32990326 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Jin C, Jiang Y, Yu H, Wang W, Li B, Chen C, Yuan Q, Hu Y, Xu Y, Zhou Z, Li G, Li R Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Bariatric surgery is expensive but improves co-morbidity: 5-year assessment of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery can be effective in weight reduction and diabetes remission in some patients, but is expensive. The costs of bariatric surgery in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were explored here. METHODS: Population-based retrospectively gathered data on patients with obesity and T2DM from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority (2006-2017) were evaluated. Direct medical costs from baseline up to 60 months were calculated based on the frequency of healthcare service utilization and dispensing of diabetes medication. Charlson Co-morbidity Index (CCI) scores an...
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Wu T, Wong SKH, Law BTT, Grieve E, Wu O, Tong DKH, Leung DKW, Ng EKW, Lam CLK, Wong CKH Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Right hepatic venous system variation in living donors: a three-dimensional CT analysis.
PMID: 32990333 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Watanabe A, Harimoto N, Kogure K, Shirabe K Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: COVID-19 outbreak and the practice of surgery: do we need to change?
PMID: 32990334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Agrawal V, Seth R, Yadav SK, Sharma D Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Willingness of patients to attend abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance: The implications of COVID-19 on restarting the National Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme.
PMID: 32990339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Selway WG, Stenson KM, Holt PJ, Loftus IM Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Adjuvant therapy following oesophagectomy for adenocarcinoma in patients with a positive resection margin.
CONCLUSION: Adjuvant therapy may improve overall survival and recurrence-free survival after margin-positive resection. This pattern seems most pronounced with adjuvant chemoradiotherapy in non-responders to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PMID: 32990343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bott RK, Beckmann K, Zylstra J, Wilkinson MJ, Knight WRC, Baker CR, Kelly M, Maisey N, Qureshi A, Sevitt T, Van Hemelrijck M, Smyth EC, Allum WH, Lagergren J, Gossage JA, Cunningham D, Davies AR, Guy's and St Thomas' Oesophagogastric Research Group Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Risk factors for complications and implant loss after prepectoral implant-based immediate breast reconstruction: medium-term outcomes in a prospective cohort.
CONCLUSION: Prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction has acceptable medium-term results but careful patient selection is advised. PMID: 32990360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Dave RV, Vucicevic A, Barrett E, Highton L, Johnson R, Kirwan CC, Harvey JR, Murphy J Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Why was selective histopathological examination after cholecystectomy implemented suboptimally?
PMID: 32990392 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 28, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Bastiaenen VP, Bemelman WA Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Defunctioning stoma in young patients affected by rectal cancer: a  delicate balance.
Defunctioning stoma in young patients affected by rectal cancer: a delicate balance. Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 26;: Authors: Marchegiani F, Barina A, Spolverato G, Pucciarelli S PMID: 32979213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Marchegiani F, Barina A, Spolverato G, Pucciarelli S Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

The intra-hepatic venous network in liver cirrhosis.
PMID: 32979214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Manenti A, Roncati L, Manco G, Farinetti A Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection.
PMID: 32974904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 24, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: COVIDSurg Collaborative Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Effect of an individualized versus standard pneumoperitoneum pressure strategy on postoperative recovery: a randomized clinical trial in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
PMID: 32964433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Diaz-Cambronero O Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Comment on: Impact of anastomotic leak on long-term survival in patients undergoing gastrectomy for gastric cancer.
PMID: 32955102 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Diao YK, Jia HD, Huang DS, Zhang CW, Liang L Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

What is the difference between overall survival, recurrence-free survival and time-to-recurrence?
PMID: 32955103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Liu Y, Yang T, Wei YW Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Author response to: Comment on: Short-term outcomes of a multicentre randomized clinical trial comparing D2 versus D3 lymph node dissection for colonic cancer (COLD trial).
PMID: 32955108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Petrov A Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research

Tumour Burden Score: An Authentic, Easy-To-Use Prognostic Marker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
PMID: 32955109 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Surgery)
Source: The British Journal of Surgery - September 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Authors: Tsilimigras DI, Pawlik TM Tags: Br J Surg Source Type: research