The challenge of using randomized trials in wound healing
Nipple-sparing mastectomy
Randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of preoperative oral carbohydrate versus placebo on insulin resistance after colorectal surgery
Randomized clinical trial to compare the effects of preoperative oral carbohydrate versus placebo on insulin resistance after colorectal surgery ( Br J Surg 2010; 97: 317–327)
Randomized clinical trial of radiofrequency ablation or conventional high ligation and stripping for great saphenous varicose veins
Resection of ectopic mediastinal parathyroid glands with the da Vinci® robotic system
Case–control comparison of profundaplasty and femoropopliteal supragenicular bypass for peripheral arterial disease
Pulsatile perfusion preservation of warm ischaemia-damaged experimental kidney grafts
Comparison of radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy and dynamic magnetic resonance lymphangiography for investigating extremity lymphoedema
Liver resection of colorectal metastases in elderly patients
Stereotactic body radiation therapy for colorectal liver metastases
Optimizing the outcome of surgery in patients with rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases
Optimizing the outcome of surgery in patients with rectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases ( Br J Surg 2010; 97: 383–390)
Objective evaluation of the performance of surgical trainees on a porcine model of open colectomy
Elderly POSSUM, a dedicated score for prediction of mortality and morbidity after major colorectal surgery in older patients
Delayed surgery for acute severe colitis is associated with increased risk of postoperative complications
Factors influencing selection for a day-case or 23-h stay procedure in transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Management of the hernial sac in inguinal hernia repair
Open adhesiolysis is more effective in reducing adhesion reformation than laparoscopic adhesiolysis in an experimental model
Comparison of lateral thermal spread using monopolar and bipolar diathermy, the Harmonic Scalpel™ and the Ligasure™
Skeletal muscle contractile properties and proinflammatory cytokine gene expression in human endotoxaemia
Transatlantic comparison of the competence of surgeons at the start of their professional career
Fate of manuscripts declined by the British Journal of Surgery
Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer guided by indocyanine green fluorescence ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 1289–1294)
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Multicentre analysis of oncological and survival outcomes following anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer surgery ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 1066–1075)
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Recovery after ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy compared with conventional surgery for varicose veins ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 1262–1267)
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Long-term outcome in patients with adrenal metastases following resection of colorectal liver metastases ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 935–940)
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Prevention of postoperative adhesion formation by individual and combined administration of 4 per cent icodextrin and dimetindene maleate ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 1476–1483)
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Randomized controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis of silver-donating antimicrobial dressings for venous leg ulcers (VULCAN trial) ( Br J Surg 2009; 96: 1147–1156)
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