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BJS Academy SoMe Review for April 2023


Authors: Patricia Tejedor @tejedorpat, Anna Curell @annacurell, Rosa Jimenez Rodriguez @rosamjimenezrod, Julio Mayol @juliomayol

The following tweets were posted between April 1st and April 29th, 2023. They contain useful information and insights about various topics related to surgery. You can browse through them and find the ones that are most relevant to your interests and needs.


Coping with anastomotic leaks, harder when older? Tweeted by @BJSurgery on April 1st:

The paper can be read here.


Lies, damn lies, and statistics. On April 3rd @BJSurgery shared a paper on probability, P values, and statistical significance: instructions for use by surgeons:

The paper can be read here.


On April 4th, @BJSurgery shared a Young BJS paper: hiatal hernia:

The paper can be read here.


What did you learn in the operating room? Soft skills @BJSAcademy:

The post can be read here.


The instrumentalist: Weitlaner retractor. Tweeted by @BJSurgery on April 17th:

The paper can be seen here.


It may not sound sophisticated, but it is extremely important. On April 10th, @BJSurgery shared the NINJA multicentre randomized clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of nail bed repair in children with or without replacing the fingernail:

The paper can be read here.


On April 11th, a randomized trial on the use of haemostatic patches to prevent pancreatic fistula after pancreatic resections was shared by @BJSOpen:

The paper can be read here.


@BJSOpen ran a Twitter poll on the use of ursodeoxycholic acid to treat gallstone disease on April 16th. Of the 269 participants, 52.8% voted that they do not use it:

The paper can be read here.


On the same day, @BJSurgery tweeted an open access paper on double faecal immunochemical testing in patients with symptoms suspicious of colorectal cancer:

The manuscript can be read here.


On April 17th, @BJSAcademy announced the launch of the AI series on Twitter. These are the topics:

  • Basic Introduction to AI
  • Surgical Pathology and AI
  • Role of AI in clinical surgery
  • AI in Radiology
  • Big Data
  • The Future

An interesting #systematicreview and meta-analysis of machine learning models in kidney TPL found they could improve prediction of graft survival. An overall model including 29 models showed sens & spec of 0.81 and AUC of 0.82. It was tweeted by @BJSOpen:

The manuscript can be read here.


On April 25th, @BJSAcademy tweeted the first of a series on AI: “Basic Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” The aim is to describe how it works and its importance to healthcare:

The post can be read here.


@BJSAcademy tweeted #BJSBookshelf: Top Knife: The Art and Craft of Trauma Surgery, on April 28th. We recommend you read the review by Teresa Perra & Alberto Porcu:

The post can be read here.


On April 29th, @BJSOpen tweeted a #systematicreview of training surgeons to optimize communication and symptom management in patients with life-limiting conditions:

The paper can be read here.


On the same date, @BJSurgery shared the international guidelines on management of general surgical emergencies in the pregnant or breastfeeding woman:

The paper can be read here.


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