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BJS Academy SoMe Review for June 2022

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

June 2022 has been an important month for colorectal research in @BJSurgery, attested by high social media activity on this topic.

It all started with a tweet about a paper on the response to neoadjuvant immunotherapy in patients with mismatch repair-deficient/microsatellite instability colorectal cancer. The tweet had 21 likes and 16 retweets by July 7th, and it can be seen here:

On the same day, the @BJSOpen published a systematic review on specimen extraction after colorectal resections. Access the article here. This is the tweet:

Postoperative complications after colorectal cancer surgery have also attracted significant social media attention.

On June 6th, @martin_rutegard tweeted a paper published in @BJSOpen, which found that two chemokines (CXCL6 and CCL11) might predict leakage in rectal cancer. The paper is open access and can be read here. This is the tweet:

The day after, @BJSurgery posted a tweet about the core outcome set for clinical studies of postoperative ileus after intestinal surgery. This is a frequent postoperative complication that still puzzles us.  You can read about it here.

The tweet had had 16 retweets and 23 likes by July 7th:

Anything related to intraperitoneal drains always attracts lots of attention. On June the 9th, @BJSOpen shared another paper with predictor factors of anastomotic leakage, but now found in the abdominal drain on postoperative day 3. The article can be accessed here. This is the tweet:

However, drains seem to not be associated with earlier detection of postoperative collections, as shown in an open access paper tweeted by @BJSurgery. You can read more here. This was a very popular tweet. It had 25 likes and 17 retweets by July 7th:

June was also a memorable month for the BJS community because after two previous cancellations in June 2020 and June 2021, Madrid received the BJS Society Council meeting and General Assembly amidst a heat wave. And social media echoed the joy.

Rebecca Grossman @rebgross and Laura Lorenzon @LauraLorenzonMD kept us updated:

We were also very happy because the @BJSAcademy reached 1000 followers by June 21st:

One more achievement for @BJSAcademy: @jcalverdy opens the Surgical Science section with a post on microbiome and surgery:

This is an open-access post on the BJS Academy website

By the end of the month, the appendix gained attention at @BJSurgery and @BjsOpen.

On the 23rd, results of the APPAC III were published: an RCT on uncomplicated diverticulitis. You can learn more here:

Then, on June 25th, an overview of appendix tumors focused on pathology and management is published and available here.

The tweet had 28 likes and 21 retweets by July 7th:

Last, but not least, the Journal of Citation Reports announced the 2-year impact factors of scientific journals in late June 2022. The good news brought joy to both @BJSurgery and @BJSOpen editorial boards.

On Instagram, @BJSurgery proudly announced that, for the first time, its impact factor had gone well over 10 to an amazing 11.112. This is a spectacular achievement.

You can read the post here.

The same happened on Twitter on June 28th:

In addition, the @BJSOpen impact factor went up to 3.875 and led the journal into the first quartile of surgical journals. BJSOpen editor @LauraLorenzonMD tweeted about it. Her tweet had had 45 likes and 16 retweets by July 7th, 2022:


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