An analysis of waiting times in patients with thyroid cancer
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Dominic Gardner, Iain J. Nixon (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - July 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Tourism and the Highlands: A cross-sectional study on trauma and orthopaedic service use by tourists in 2017
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Alastair Faulkner, Thomas Harding, Craig Miller, Peter Davies, Colin McNair (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - July 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Is there a standardised consent process within the surgical specialties?
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): James Hall, Ian Farrell, Sujala Kalipershad, James Hill (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - July 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Patients’ reported experiences and outcomes following surgical excision of lower limb osteomyelitis and microvascular free tissue reconstruction under ‘awake’ epidural anaesthesia and sedation
Publication date: Available online 29 June 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Svetlana Galizine, Katy Wilson, Magdalena Edington, Amisha Burumdayal, Martin McNally (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - June 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Protocol for Wide Awake Local Anaesthetic No Tourniquet (WALANT) hand surgery in the context of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Publication date: Available online 30 June 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Dorian Hobday, Ted Welman, Niamh O'Neill, Gurjinderpal Singh Pahal (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - June 30, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Triaging algorithm for Head & Neck oncology follow-up patients in COVID-19 climate
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Mark Singh, Ghaly Ghaly, Shadaab Mumtaz, Ceri Hughes, Steve Thomas (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - June 13, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Role of aorto(bi)femoral bypass in treatment of patients with critical limb threatening ischemia
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Th. Betz, I. Toepel, K. Pfister, M. Steinbauer, C. Uhl (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - June 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of urinary tract infection on the risk of prosthetic joint infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Chenglong Wang, Wenwen Huang, Yingdan Gu, Jian Xiong, Zhuomiao Ye, Dong Yin, Xiaoping Mu (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The effect of preservation of the supraclavicular nerve on sensation recovery in endoscopic thyroidectomy via a gasless anterior chest approach: A prospective study
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Zhiwei Zhou, Faya Liang, Shitong Yu, Xiaoming Huang (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

List of editors
Publication date: June 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Contents list
Publication date: June 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

How to stich? 90 degrees: The perfect angle
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Mohammed Shafaat, David O'Regan (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impact of service delivery factors on patient outcomes in emergency general surgery
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Emmeline Nugent, Emer O'Connell, Emma Ooi, Niamh McCawley, John P. Burke, Deborah A. McNamara (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Does ‘fast – track’ axillary node clearance following positive core biopsy lead to overtreatment of axilla?
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Muhammad Abdullah, Velin Voynov, Paul Stonelake (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Frailty assessment and postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Georgios Sioutas, Georgios Tsoulfas (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Comment on biliary complications among live donors following live donor liver transplantation
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Sami Akbulut, Sezai Yilmaz (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - May 5, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Cost-effectiveness of surgical comanagement: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Bryan C. Luu, Matthew J. Davis, Sarth Raj, Amjed Abu-Ghname, Edward P. Buchanan (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Systematic review of randomised controlled trials for interventions to treat injuries to the medial ligaments of the knee
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Simon B. Roberts, Oliver S. Brown, Nicholas Beattie, Gavin SC. Brown, Julian F. Maempel, Tim White (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Arteriovenous Fistula for dialysis – Let's Google it. Readability and quality of online information
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Richard M. Bresler, Noel P. Lynch, Mary Connolly, Stephen Keelan, Louis Richter, Seamus M. McHugh, Peter A. Naughton (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Dexmedetomidine versus propofol for prolonged sedation in critically ill trauma and surgical patients
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Natalie A. Winings, Brian J. Daley, Reagan W. Bollig, R. Frank Roberts, Jennifer Radtke, R. Eric Heidel, Jessica E. Taylor, James C. McMillen (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Reply to comments on – “Biliary complications among live donors following live donor liver transplantation”
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Johns Shaji Mathew, Shweta Mallick, Krishnanunni Nair, Christi Titus Varghese, Biju Chandran, S.T. Binoj, Dinesh Balakrishnan, Unnikrishnan Gopalakrishnan, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Sudhindran Surendran (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

GP access to FIT increases the proportion of colorectal cancers detected on urgent pathways in symptomatic patients in Nottingham
Publication date: Available online 20 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): J.A. Bailey, A. Khawaja, H. Andrews, J. Weller, C. Chapman, J.R. Morling, S. Oliver, S. Castle, J.A. Simpson, D.J. Humes, A. Banerjea (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Evidence based treatment for developmental dysplasia of the hip in children under 6 months of age. Systematic review and exploratory analysis
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Maryam Ashoor, Nada Abdulla, Elham Ahmed Elgabaly, Ehab Aldlyami, Sattar Alshryda (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - April 4, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Screen detection is a survival predictor independent of pathological grade in colorectal cancer. A prospective cohort study
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Yen Ming Chan, Craig MacKay, Duncan T Ritchie, Neil Scott, Craig Parnaby, Graeme I. Murray, George Ramsay (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 29, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A cohort study analysing outcomes following transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD)
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Rikesh Patel, Adeeb Rehman, Mirza Baig, M.Ali Kazem, Arif Khan (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 27, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Multidisciplinary care in surgery: Are team-based interventions cost-effective?
Publication date: Available online 24 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Matthew J. Davis, Bryan C. Luu, Sarth Raj, Amjed Abu-Ghname, Edward P. Buchanan (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Quetiapine for delirium prophylaxis in high-risk critically ill patients
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Matthew P. Abraham, Melisande Hinds, Isson Tayidi, David R. Jeffcoach, James M. Corder, Leslie A. Hamilton, Christie M. Lawson, Reagan W. Bollig, R. Eric Heidel, Brian J. Daley, Jessica E. Taylor, James C. McMillen (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Treatment-related complications in patients with esophageal cancer: A systematic review and network meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Amin Doosti-Irani, Abbas Rahimi-Foroushani, Peiman Haddad (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The influence of patient resilience and health status on satisfaction after total hip and knee arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Samuel J. Lynskey, Ferraby Ling, Alana M. Greenberg, Jahan C. Penny-Dimri, Alasdair G. Sutherland (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Old unreduced elbow dislocation: Patients’ perspectives on outcome of open reduction
Publication date: Available online 21 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): M.N. Salihu, S.A. Arojuraye, A.I. Alabi, I.U. Mustapha, N. Okoh, F.B. Ayeni (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

FIT negative cancers: A right-sided problem? Implications for screening and whether iron deficiency anaemia has a role to play
Publication date: Available online 18 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Laila Cunin, Aftab Alam Khan, Maria Ibrahim, Artemisia Lango, Michail Klimovskij, Raj Harshen (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 20, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of the axilla following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer- A change in practice
Publication date: Available online 17 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Bahaty Riogi, Raj Sripadam, David Barker, Olga Harris, Helen Innes, Leena Chagla (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 17, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Analysing the impact of living in a rural setting on the presentation and outcome of colorectal cancer. A prospective single centre observational study
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): E. MacVicar, D. Ritchie, P. Murchie, C. Parnaby, C. MacKay, G. Ramsay (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Colon capsule endoscopy
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): C. MacLeod, E. Monaghan, A. Banerjee, P. Jenkinson, R. Falconer, G. Ramsay, A.J.M. Watson (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 14, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical value of tissue DNA integrity index in pancreatic cancer
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Julia Tuchalska-Czuroń, Jacek Lenart, Justyna Augustyniak, Marek Durlik (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

List of editors
Publication date: April 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Improving patient and staff safety by minimising radiation exposure during trauma surgery: A simple and validated predictive model
Publication date: April 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 2Author(s): Osman Riaz, Raees Vanker, Nayef Aslam-Pervez, Vivek Balachandar, Adeel Aqil (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - March 7, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Configuration of the extra-renal venous system in relation to the left renal vein: A cadaveric study and new proposed classification
This study aims to further characterise the LALV and proposes a novel classification for its relation to other veins.Dissection of the LRV system, including the left suprarenal vein (LSV), left gonadal vein (LGV) and LALV, was performed in 38 cadavers. Their drainage points into the LRV were recorded, and measurements taken of the distances from these points to the junction of the LRV and inferior vena cava (IVC).The position of the LRV in relation to the aorta was anterior in 35 cases (92%), entirely posterior in 1 case (3%), and circumaortic in 2 cases (5%). Duplication of the LSV and LGV occurred in 6 (16%) and 10 (27%)...
Source: The Surgeon - February 21, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term outcomes following total hip and total knee arthroplasty in patients with Paget's disease of bone (PDB) – A national study
ConclusionThis is the largest reported series of outcomes following primary THA/TKA in PDB patients. PDB patients are not at increased risk of surgical complications following primary THA or TKA compared with the general population.Graphical abstractAnteroposterior radiograph of the pelvis of patient with PDB and treated with a cemented total hip arthroplasty. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

An evidence based narrative review on treatment of diabetic foot osteomyelitis
ConclusionThe association of antibiotic and surgical therapy seems to be more effective compared to each one alone. The lack of comparison studies and randomized controlled trials makes it difficult to give information about the efficacy of the different management therapies. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 18, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A systematic review of sleep deprivation and technical skill in surgery
ConclusionSleepy surgeons’ technical skills are, on balance, between 11.9 and 32% negatively impacted in a standardised simulated environment. This is likely to have clinical implications for patient safety. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Critical appraisal of the impact of surgical repair of type II–IV paraoesophageal hernia (POH) on pulmonary improvement: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2020Source: The SurgeonAuthor(s): Sivesh K. Kamarajah, Charlie Boyle, Maziar Navidi, Alexander W. PhillipsAbstractBackgroundParaoesophageal hernia (POH) comprising type II–IV hiatal hernia often presents with pulmonary symptoms such as shortness of breath. However, impact of surgical repair on improvement in pulmonary symptoms is unclear.ObjectiveThis systematic review and meta-analysis aimed at characterising impact of POH repair on patient reported improvement in pulmonary symptoms.MethodsThis systematic review identified studies reported pulmonary symptoms in patients ...
Source: The Surgeon - February 9, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Adrenaline Auto-injector injuries to digits; a systematic review and recommendations for emergency management
ConclusionPhentolamine is the most effective method of reversing symptoms and treating ischaemic digits when compared to alternative therapies. Symptoms resolved much quicker when phentolamine was infiltrated into the site of injury compared to being infiltrated as a digital block. We propose a treatment algorithm for management of these injuries. Hand surgeons should be aware of AAI injuries and be able to advise on their management. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Sodium fluorescein shows high surgeon-reported usability in glioblastoma surgery
ConclusionSodium fluorescence is an effective and useful tool for surgeons during fluorescence-guided surgery for the resection of glioblastoma and cerebral metastases. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 8, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Hyponatremia as a marker of complicated appendicitis: A systematic review
ConclusionsThe admission serum sodium level measurement, a routinely performed, low-cost test, should be taken into account in patients with clinical presentation compatible with acute appendicitis and suspicion of underlying complications. Future well-designed prospective diagnostic accuracy studies are required to further establish the association between hyponatremia and perforated appendicitis. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 6, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

List of editors
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Contents list
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - February 1, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pedicle screw instrumentation with or without pelvic fixation in neuromuscular scoliosis: Outcome and complications in a series of 37 patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up
This study reports on the indications, surgical technique and results using pedicle screw instrumentation exclusively with or without pelvic fixation for spine fusion in patients with NMS.Patients and methodsThirty-seven NMS patients were treated with pedicle screw instrumentation (PSI) between 2007 and 2013 with a minimum follow-up of 24 months. The mean age at the time of operation was 14.91 ± 2.03 years (range, 11.17–18.58). Posterior spine fusion (PSF) was conducted in 33 patients; 4 patients underwent a combined anterior spinal release followed by PSF during one-stage surgery. Pelvic fixation wa...
Source: The Surgeon - January 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Diagnosis and management of chyle leak following axillary dissection
We present a review of the current literature and further related guidance from other specialties, along with suggested strategies for identification, diagnosis and management of this uncommon but potentially significant complication. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - January 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Source Type: research