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BJS Academy SoMe Review for February 2022


Julio Mayol @juliomayol and Rosa Jimenez Rodriguez @rosamjimenezrod

“It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness, it is the epoch of belief, it is the epoch of incredulity, it is the season of Light, it is the season of Darkness”. So, let’s start this February 2022 social media review with the StOP protocol on YouTube.

A highly educational video from the open-access article “Effects of structured intraoperative briefings on patient outcomes: multicentre before-and-after” was posted on the BJS YouTube site on February 3rd, 2022.

The authors concluded that “Short intraoperative briefings improve patient outcomes and should be performed routinely.”

The article is available here

On the same day and on the same social media platform, BJS posted a technical video from the article “Purely laparoscopic explant hepatectomy and a hybrid lap/robotic graft implantation” by Suh KS et al. published in the February issue.

The article can be accessed here

On the following day, February 4th, @BJS shared another free access article on a complex topic: “Evolving management strategies for perianal Crohn’s fistulizing disease”. It is a must-read paper for general and colorectal surgeons written by Crippa and @AntoninoSpin, and published in the Young BJS

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the mesentery plays an important yet frequently disregarded role in many gastrointestinal diseases. That is why @BJSurgery highlighted the article titled “Differential inflammatory profile of mesenteric and omental fat in patients with colorectal cancer” published in the BJS February issue. You can read more here

Patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMS), surgical trials, and sample size are a complicated combination. @BJSurgery draw our attention by tweeting about a systematic review published in the February issue. Without adequately powered surgical trials to detect differences in PROM scores, value-based surgery is impossible. You can read the article here

Pediatric surgery was popular on Twitter in February. Joseph Davidson @PaedSurgJoe shared his experience with the study “Comparative cohort study of Duhamel and endorectal pull-through for Hirschsprung’s disease” published in the @BJOpen February issue. This article had been cited by @Me4Ped (SoMe4PediatricSurgery) first and subsequently by Bernardo Nuñez @DrBernardoNunez, chief of pediatric surgery at Parc Tauli Hospital. The paper can be accessed here

The effects of Covid19 are not gone. SARS-CoV-2 will continue to have a tremendous impact on surgical patients worldwide. On February 21st, @GianlucaPellino tweeted about this problem. He shared an article published in @BJSOpen by @matteorottoli et al. about the impact of Covid19 on the oncological outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer. Their results were similar results to those reported by @oscarcanovalde1 and colleagues in Galicia. The article is available here


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