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BJS Academy SoMe Review for June 2023

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

Welcome to the @BJSAcademy social media review for June 2023, where we highlight some of the most interesting and relevant posts from BJS community accounts. In fact, we have chosen some tweets with 15 or more likes.

Whether you are a trainee, a consultant, or a researcher, we hope you will find something useful and inspiring in this digest. Please feel free to share your feedback and suggestions with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Thank you for your support and engagement!

On June 3rd, @BJSurgery tweeted a retrospective study comparing endoscopic retrograde appendicitis therapy with antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis:

The manuscript can be accessed here

Mechanical bowel preparation and antibiotics is a never-ending story. On June 5th, @BJSOpen shared the link to a metanalysis on this topic. It is worth reading:

The manuscript can be accessed here.

Breaking news! On June 6th @BJSAcademy announced the recipient of inaugural BJS Society Award: Prof. Henrik Kehlet:

@BJSurgery shared an open access paper reporting the results of the international Watch and Wait registry on June 9th. A must-read paper for colorectal surgeons:

The paper can be accessed here.

No doubt fluorescence-guided surgery is a hot topic. You can read an outstanding review by @BJSurgery editor Paul Sutton that was tweeted by @BJSOpen on June 10th:

The paper can be accessed here.

On June 11th, @BJSurgery shared an open access paper on diagnosis and treatment for gastro-oesophageal cancer in England and Wales. What’s the most important finding? Little improvements in early diagnosis:

The paper can be accessed here.

The #openaccess leading article titled “Bi-directional chemotherapy for peritoneal metastases”  was tweeted by @BjSurgery on June 14th:

The paper can be accessed here.

The BJS Society Award Ceremony was held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne on June 16th. On that same date, @BJSAcademy tweeted “A surgical life by Henrik Kehlet”. We highly recommend you read it if you want to know more about Prof. Kehlet and how surgeons can translate knowledge into impact:

The article can be accessed here:

Simultaneously, @BJSOpen shared a tweet congratulating Prof. Kehlet, the BJS Society Award winner:

@BJSAcademy also tweeted pictures of the ceremony on June 17th. In fact, it was truly a fantastic event:

Little is known about the impact of cognitive biases on surgical outcomes. On June 20th, @BJSurgery shared a metanalysis of studies that investigated cognitive bias in surgery:

The paper can be accessed here.

On June 23rd, @BJSurgery announced the three successful applicants for @BJSurgery and @BJSOpen editor assistant positions. Congratulations @mikeboland86, @PhilipMueller_1 and @TejedorPat:

A very much liked @BJSurgery tweet shared an article by @swexner’s group reporting a propensity score-matched outcomes study for robotic and laparoscopic colectomy from a national cancer database on June 27th:

The article can be accessed here.

Last but not least, @BJSOpen took advantage of its blue tick and tweeted the abstract of the paper titled “Global cost of postoperative ileus following abdominal surgery: meta-analysis” on June 28th. It has received 33 likes by July 2nd:

The article can be accessed here.


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