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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792589/early-definitive-treatment-rate-as-a-quality-indicator-of-care-in-acute-gallstone-pancreatitis
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R Green, S C Charman, T Palser
BACKGROUND: Early definitive treatment (cholecystectomy or endoscopic sphincterotomy in the same admission or within 2 weeks after discharge) of gallstone disease after a biliary attack of acute pancreatitis is standard of care. This study investigated whether compliance with early definitive treatment for acute gallstone pancreatitis can be used as a care quality indicator for the condition. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791694/improved-prognosis-of-young-patients-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-breast-conserving-surgery
#2
E Botteri, P Veronesi, J Vila, N Rotmensz, V Galimberti, M V Thomazini, G Viale, R Orecchia, A Goldhirsch, O Gentilini
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate how breast cancer prognosis has evolved over time in young women treated with breast-conserving surgery (BCS). METHODS: Data from patients younger than 40 years who had BCS and whole-breast radiotherapy in a single cancer centre between 1997 and 2010 were analysed. The patients were followed until 2016. Endpoints were local recurrence, any breast cancer-related event and death from any cause. RESULTS: A total of 1331 patients were included in the study...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791679/effect-of-age-on-rates-of-palliative-surgery-and-chemotherapy-use-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-gastric-cancer
#3
S D Nelen, M van Putten, V E P P Lemmens, K Bosscha, J H W de Wilt, R H A Verhoeven
BACKGROUND: This study assessed trends in the treatment and survival of palliatively treated patients with gastric cancer, with a focus on age-related differences. METHODS: For this retrospective, population-based, nationwide cohort study, all patients diagnosed between 1989 and 2013 with non-cardia gastric cancer with metastasized disease or invasion into adjacent structures were selected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Trends in treatment and 2-year overall survival were analysed and compared between younger (age less than 70 years) and older (aged 70 years or more) patients...
August 9, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782800/breast-cancer-recurrence-after-reoperation-for-surgical-bleeding
#4
R N Pedersen, K Bhaskaran, U Heide-Jørgensen, M Nørgaard, P M Christiansen, N Kroman, H T Sørensen, D P Cronin-Fenton
BACKGROUND: Bleeding activates platelets that can bind tumour cells, potentially promoting metastatic growth in patients with cancer. This study investigated whether reoperation for postoperative bleeding is associated with breast cancer recurrence. METHODS: Using the Danish Breast Cancer Group database and the Danish National Patient Register (DNPR), a cohort of women with incident stage I-III breast cancer, who underwent breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy during 1996-2008 was identified...
August 7, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782798/pancreatoduodenectomy-with-portal-vein-resection-for-distal-cholangiocarcinoma
#5
T Maeta, T Ebata, E Hayashi, T Kawahara, S Mizuno, N Matsumoto, S Ohta, M Nagino
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the value of portal vein (PV) resection in distal cholangiocarcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of PV resection in distal cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: Patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for distal cholangiocarcinoma between 2001 and 2010 at one of 31 hospitals in Japan were reviewed retrospectively with special attention to PV resection. Short- and long-term outcomes were evaluated...
August 7, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782797/in-situ-preservation-of-the-inferior-parathyroid-gland-during-central-neck-dissection-for-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#6
J B Wang, K Wu, L H Shi, Y Y Sun, F B Li, L Xie
BACKGROUND: Postoperative hypocalcaemia due to dysfunction of the parathyroid glands is the most common complication after total thyroidectomy plus central neck dissection (CND). There is a lack of surgical techniques described to help preserve the inferior parathyroid gland in situ during CND. The objective of this study was to introduce the 'TBP layer' (layer of thymus-blood vessel-inferior parathyroid gland) concept for preserving the inferior parathyroid gland in situ during CND, and to evaluate its effectiveness...
August 7, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771700/systematic-review-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-patients-with-varicose-veins
#7
REVIEW
A Aber, E Poku, P Phillips, M Essat, H Buckley Woods, S Palfreyman, E Kaltenthaler, G Jones, J Michaels
BACKGROUND: Varicose veins can affect quality of life. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) provide a direct report from the patient about the impact of the disease without interpretation from clinicians or anyone else. The aim of this study was to examine the quality of the psychometric evidence for PROMs used in patients with varicose veins. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken to identify studies that reported the psychometric properties of generic and disease-specific PROMs in patients with varicose veins...
August 3, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766692/truncal-varicose-vein-diameter-and-patient-reported-outcome-measures
#8
T R A Lane, L Varatharajan, F Fiorentino, A C Shepherd, L Zimmo, M S Gohel, I J Franklin, A H Davies
BACKGROUND: Varicose veins and chronic venous disease are common, and some funding bodies ration treatment based on a minimum diameter of the incompetent truncal vein. This study assessed the effect of maximum vein diameter on clinical status and patient symptoms. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study of patients presenting with symptomatic varicose veins to a tertiary referral public hospital vascular clinic between January 2011 and July 2012. Patients underwent standardized assessment with venous duplex ultrasonography, and completed questionnaires assessing quality of life (QoL) and symptoms (Aberdeen Varicose Vein Questionnaire, EuroQol Five Domain QoL assessment and EuroQol visual analogue scale)...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745410/short-and-medium-term-outcomes-following-primary-ileocaecal-resection-for-crohn-s-disease-in-two-specialist-centres
#9
A de Buck van Overstraeten, E J Eshuis, S Vermeire, G Van Assche, M Ferrante, G R D'Haens, C Y Ponsioen, A Belmans, C J Buskens, A M Wolthuis, W A Bemelman, A D'Hoore
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in medical therapy, the majority of patients with Crohn's disease still require surgery. The aim of this study was to report safety, and clinical and surgical recurrence rates, including predictors of recurrence, after ileocaecal resection for Crohn's disease. METHODS: This was a cohort analysis of consecutive patients undergoing a first ileocaecal resection for Crohn's disease between 1998 and 2013 at one of two specialist centres...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745403/sex-differences-in-mortality-after-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-the-uk
#10
D A Sidloff, A Saratzis, M J Sweeting, J Michaels, J T Powell, S G Thompson, M J Bown
BACKGROUND: The UK abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programmes currently invite only men for screening because the benefit in women is uncertain. Perioperative risk is critical in determining the effectiveness of screening, and contemporary estimates of these risks in women are lacking. The aim of this study was to compare mortality following AAA repair between women and men in the UK. METHODS: Anonymized data from the UK National Vascular Registry (NVR) for patients undergoing AAA repair (January 2010 to December 2014) were analysed...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745399/average-treatment-effect-of-hepatic-resection-versus-locoregional-therapies-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
A Cucchetti, V Mazzaferro, A D Pinna, C Sposito, R Golfieri, C Serra, C Spreafico, F Piscaglia, A Cappelli, M Bongini, M Cucchi, M Cescon
BACKGROUND: When comparing the efficacy of surgical and non-surgical therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a major limitation is the causal inference problem. This concerns the impossibility of seeing both outcomes of two different treatments for the same individual at the same time because one is inevitably missing. This aspect can be addressed methodologically by estimating the so-called average treatment effect (ATE). METHODS: To estimate the ATE of hepatic resection over locoregional therapies for HCC, data from patients treated in two tertiary care settings between August 2000 and December 2014 were used to obtain counterfactual outcomes using an inverse probability weight survival adjustment...
July 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730753/randomized-clinical-trial-of-appendicitis-inflammatory-response-score-based-management-of-patients-with-suspected-appendicitis
#12
M Andersson, B Kolodziej, R E Andersson
BACKGROUND: The role of imaging in the diagnosis of appendicitis is controversial. This prospective interventional study and nested randomized trial analysed the impact of implementing a risk stratification algorithm based on the Appendicitis Inflammatory Response (AIR) score, and compared routine imaging with selective imaging after clinical reassessment. METHOD: Patients presenting with suspicion of appendicitis between September 2009 and January 2012 from age 10 years were included at 21 emergency surgical centres and from age 5 years at three university paediatric centres...
July 21, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718896/nomograms-for-preoperative-prediction-of-axillary-nodal-status-in-breast-cancer
#13
L Dihge, P-O Bendahl, L Rydén
BACKGROUND: Axillary staging in patients with breast cancer and clinically node-negative disease is performed by sentinel node biopsy (SLNB). The aim of this study was to integrate feasible preoperative variables into nomograms to guide clinicians in stratifying treatment options into no axillary staging for patients with non-metastatic disease (N0), SLNB for those with one or two metastases, and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for patients with three or more metastases. METHODS: Patients presenting to Skåne University Hospital, Lund, with breast cancer were included in a prospectively maintained registry between January 2009 and December 2012...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707698/cost-effectiveness-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring-in-avoidance-of-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-injury-in-patients-undergoing-total-thyroidectomy
#14
Z Al-Qurayshi, E Kandil, G W Randolph
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative nerve monitoring (IONM) provides dynamic neural information and is recommended for high-risk thyroid surgery. In this analysis, the cost-effectiveness of IONM in preventing bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury was investigated. METHODS: A Markov chain model was constructed based on IONM use. The base-case patient was defined as a 40-year-old woman presenting with a 4·1-cm left-sided papillary thyroid cancer who developed RLN injury with loss of monitoring signal during planned bilateral thyroidectomy...
July 14, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653768/improving-care-for-patients-with-pancreatitis
#15
A K Siriwardena, D A O'Reilly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650577/time-dependent-trends-in-cardiovascular-adverse-events-during-follow-up-after-carotid-or-iliofemoral-endarterectomy
#16
I D van Koeverden, S T W van Haelst, S Haitjema, J-P P M de Vries, F L Moll, H M den Ruijter, I E Hoefer, G W Dalmeijer, G J de Borst, G Pasterkamp
BACKGROUND: Recent observations have suggested a decline in vulnerable carotid artery and iliofemoral atherosclerotic plaque characteristics over the past decade. The aim of this study was to determine whether, in the presence of clinically manifest carotid or peripheral artery disease, secondary adverse cardiovascular events decreased over this period. METHODS: Patients included in the Athero-Express biobank between 2003 and 2012 were analysed. During 3-year follow-up, composite cardiovascular endpoints were documented yearly, including: myocardial infarction, coronary interventions, stroke, peripheral interventions and cardiovascular death...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650557/association-between-metformin-prescription-and-growth-rates-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#17
J Golledge, J Moxon, J Pinchbeck, G Anderson, S Rowbotham, J Jenkins, M Bourke, B Bourke, A Dear, T Buckenham, R Jones, P E Norman
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that diabetes medications, such as metformin, may have effects that inhibit abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) growth. The aim of this study was to examine the association of diabetes treatments with AAA growth in three patient cohorts. METHODS: AAA growth was studied using ultrasound surveillance in cohort 1, repeated CT in cohort 2 and more detailed repeat CT in cohort 3. Growth was estimated by the mean annual increase in maximum AAA diameter...
June 26, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628947/meta-analysis-of-determinants-of-survival-following-treatment-of-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
S Erridge, P H Pucher, S R Markar, G Malietzis, T Athanasiou, A Darzi, M H Sodergren, L R Jiao
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) following resection is common. However, no current consensus guidelines exist to inform management decisions in these patients. Systematic review and meta-analysis of survival following different treatment modalities may allow improved treatment selection. This review aimed to identify the optimum treatment strategies for HCC recurrence. METHODS: A systematic review, up to September 2016, was conducted in accordance with MOOSE guidelines...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783228/scientific-surgery
#19
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September 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783227/safety-productivity-and-predicted-contribution-of-a-surgical-task-sharing-programme-in-sierra-leone
#20
H A Bolkan, A van Duinen, B Waalewijn, M Elhassein, T B Kamara, G F Deen, I Bundu, B Ystgaard, J von Schreeb, A Wibe
BACKGROUND: Surgical task-sharing may be central to expanding the provision of surgical care in low-resource settings. The aims of this paper were to describe the set-up of a new surgical task-sharing training programme for associate clinicians and junior doctors in Sierra Leone, assess its productivity and safety, and estimate its future role in contributing to surgical volume. METHODS: This prospective observational study from a consortium of 16 hospitals evaluated crude in-hospital mortality over 5 years and productivity of operations performed during and after completion of a 3-year surgical training programme...
September 2017: British Journal of Surgery
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