Surgery Gateway

Welcome to BioMed Central's Surgery Gateway, highlighting the latest articles we have published in this field. Content is continually updated, so please bookmark this page and ensure you check it regularly.


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    Marker for breast cancer aggressiveness

    A population-based cohort study demonstrates that high HMG-CoA reductase expression is associated with less aggressive tumor characteristics in primary breast cancer patients.

    BMC Clinical Pathology 2015, 15:8
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    BMI linked to renal transplant outcome

    In a systematic review and meta-analysis, non-obese recipients have better outcome following renal transplantation than those with a body mass index (BMI) over 30, highlighting the importance of reaching a healthy weight before transplantation.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:111
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    microRNAs identify neck metastases

    Specific highly expressed microRNAs in lymph nodes identify neck metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), suggesting these microRNAs could be used as prognostic biomarkers to manage HNSCC patients in the clinical setting.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:108
  • Investigating the collection and assessment of patient reported outcome data amongst surgical hospital admissions

    Conducting a RCT in an emergency surgery setting is challenging, particularly in capturing baseline patient reported outcome (PRO) data; results suggest that collection of baseline PRO data amongst unplanned admissions in general surgery is feasible, though methods to optimise retention need to be considered.

    Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2015, 1:16
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    Sepsis recognition and management

    Prompt recognition and treatment of sepsis is essential to reduce mortality risk; in this forum article, clinicians and researchers working in sepsis care discuss the importance of early detection, and special considerations in different patient groups.

    BMC Medicine 2015, 13:98


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Stanley W. Ashley

Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research

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