BJS Open

(The TQCC of BJS Open is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Prehabilitation in elective abdominal cancer surgery in older patients: systematic review and meta-analysis91
Incidence and management of patients with colorectal cancer and synchronous and metachronous colorectal metastases: a population-based study57
Prevalence of low anterior resection syndrome and impact on quality of life after rectal cancer surgery: population-based study55
Identifying predictors of ventral hernia recurrence: systematic review and meta-analysis52
Chemical signature of colorectal cancer: case–control study for profiling the breath print45
Association of intraoperative hypotension with postoperative morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis44
The quantitative impact of COVID-19 on surgical training in the United Kingdom42
Meta-analysis of the impact of postoperative infective complications on oncological outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery41
Virtual reality simulation in robot-assisted surgery: meta-analysis of skill transfer and predictability of skill39
Safety and feasibility of 2 h of normothermic machine perfusion of donor kidneys in the Eurotransplant Senior Program37
Outcomes of robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic low anterior resection in patients with rectal cancer: propensity-matched analysis of the National Clinical Database in Japan31
Reasons for staying in hospital after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy29
Impact of oral preoperative and perioperative immunonutrition on postoperative infection and mortality in patients undergoing cancer surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential 28
The use of ChatGPT and other large language models in surgical science27
Intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastomosis in laparoscopic right colectomy: updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials27
Gender representation in editorial boards of international general surgery journals27
Minimally invasive versus open pelvic exenterations for rectal cancer: a comparative analysis of perioperative and 3-year oncological outcomes26
Routine versus selective intraoperative cholangiography during cholecystectomy: systematic review, meta-analysis and health economic model analysis of iatrogenic bile duct injury26
Minimally invasive techniques for transthoracic oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer: systematic review and network meta-analysis25
Conversion therapy for initially unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma using a combination of toripalimab, lenvatinib plus TACE: real-world study25
Radiomics: a new tool to differentiate adrenocortical adenoma from carcinoma25
Defining indocyanine green fluorescence to assess anastomotic perfusion during gastrointestinal surgery: systematic review23
Accuracy of faecal immunochemical testing in patients with symptomatic colorectal cancer22
Pathological complete response as a surrogate to improved survival in human epidermal growth factor receptor-2-positive breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis22
Perioperative optimization in complex abdominal wall hernias: Delphi consensus statement22
Effect of intraoperative nerve monitoring on postoperative vocal cord palsy rates after thyroidectomy: European multicentre registry-based study22
Suture rectopexy versus ventral mesh rectopexy for complete full-thickness rectal prolapse and intussusception: systematic review and meta-analysis22
Robotic complete mesocolic excision with central vascular ligation for right colonic tumours – a propensity score-matching study comparing with standard laparoscopy21
Randomized clinical trials comparing antibiotic therapy with appendicectomy for uncomplicated acute appendicitis: meta-analysis21
Impact of gastric resection and enteric anastomotic configuration on delayed gastric emptying after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a network meta-analysis of randomized trials21
Current evidence on posthepatectomy liver failure: comprehensive review21
Autofluorescence pattern of parathyroid adenomas20
Effect of modifying high-risk factors and prehabilitation on the outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery: controlled before and after study20
Prediction of 90-day mortality after surgery for colorectal cancer using standardized nationwide quality-assurance data20
Discriminating complicated from uncomplicated appendicitis by ultrasound imaging, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging: systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic accuracy20
Patient-reported outcomes of immediate implant-based breast reconstruction with and without biological or synthetic mesh19
Digital technology to support lifestyle and health behaviour changes in surgical patients: systematic review19
Economic assessment of starting robot-assisted laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in a single-centre retrospective comparative study: the EASTER study19
A systematic review of outcome reporting in incisional hernia surgery19
Shortening surgical training through robotics: randomized clinical trial of laparoscopic versus robotic surgical learning curves19
Impact of COVID-19 on the oncological outcomes of colorectal cancer surgery in northern Italy in 2019 and 2020: multicentre comparative cohort study18
Wearable devices to monitor recovery after abdominal surgery: scoping review18
The impact of progesterone receptor negativity on oncological outcomes in oestrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer18
Automated conversational agents for post-intervention follow-up: a systematic review18
Early operative management in patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction: population-based cost analysis17
Recommended operating room practice during the COVID-19 pandemic: systematic review17
Systematic review of classification systems for locally recurrent rectal cancer17
Eso-Sponge® for anastomotic leakage after oesophageal resection or perforation: outcomes from a national, prospective multicentre registry17
Quality of life in restorative versus non-restorative resections for rectal cancer: systematic review17
Quality of life and patient satisfaction after implant-based breast reconstruction with or without acellular dermal matrix: randomized clinical trial17
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of colorectal cancer in Denmark17
Psychological distress and health-related quality of life up to 2 years after oesophageal cancer surgery: nationwide population-based study17
Surgical treatment of anorectal melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis16
Randomized clinical trial and meta-analysis of the impact of a fibrin sealant patch on pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy: CPR trial16
Optimal timing for surgical reconstruction of bile duct injury: meta-analysis16
Prevalence and risk factors for thyroid cancer in patients with multinodular goitre16
Mesenteric SParIng versus extensive mesentereCtomY in primary ileocolic resection for ileocaecal Crohn’s disease (SPICY): study protocol for randomized controlled trial16
Single-use negative-pressure wound therapy versus conventional dressings for closed surgical incisions: systematic literature review and meta-analysis16
Time to definitive care within major trauma networks in England16
Comparison of four surgical approaches for rectal prolapse: multicentre randomized clinical trial16
Centralizing a national pancreatoduodenectomy service: striking the right balance16
Prognostic relevance of the revised R status definition in pancreatic cancer: meta-analysis16
Fluorescence-guided surgery: comprehensive review16
Enhanced stress-resilience training for surgical trainees15
Impact on postoperative complications of changes in skeletal muscle mass during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for gastro-oesophageal cancer15
Open versus laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: nationwide database study15
Evidence, not eminence, for surgical management during COVID-19: a multifaceted systematic review and a model for rapid clinical change14
Developing implementation strategies to adopt Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) guidelines14
Variation in training requirements within general surgery: comparison of 23 countries14
Update of the international HerniaSurge guidelines for groin hernia management14
Natural orifice versus transabdominal specimen extraction in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer: meta-analysis14
Clinical outcomes and cost of robotic ventral hernia repair: systematic review14
Recurrence and survival after standard versus oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer14
Definition and diagnosis of postsurgical hypoparathyroidism after thyroid surgery: meta-analysis14
C-reactive protein : albumin ratio in patients with resectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma14
Use of gene expression profiling to identify candidate genes for pretherapeutic patient classification in acute appendicitis14
Tumour growth rate of carcinoma of the colon and rectum: retrospective cohort study14
Open versus robotic-assisted laparoscopic posterior component separation in complex abdominal wall repair14
Faecal immunochemical testing and blood tests for prioritization of urgent colorectal cancer referrals in symptomatic patients: a 2-year evaluation14
Effect of a multilevel implementation programme on shared decision-making in breast cancer care13
Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer following oesophageal atresia repair: a systematic review13
Demographic trends in the incidence of malignant appendiceal tumours in England between 1995 and 2016: Population-based analysis13
COVID-19-related absence among surgeons: development of an international surgical workforce prediction model12
Combined APRI/ALBI score to predict mortality after hepatic resection12
Negative-pressure wound therapy after stoma reversal in colorectal surgery: a randomized controlled trial12
Textbook outcome in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery: systematic review12
Outcome selection, measurement and reporting for new surgical procedures and devices: a systematic review of IDEAL/IDEAL-D studies to inform development of a core outcome set12
Patterns and resectability of colorectal cancer recurrences: outcome study within the COLOFOL trial12
Perforation rate after a diagnosis of uncomplicated appendicitis on CT12
Breath analysis for the detection of digestive tract malignancies: systematic review12
Stoma reversal after intended restorative rectal cancer resection in Denmark: nationwide population-based study12
Major hepatectomy with combined vascular resection for perihilar cholangiocarcinoma12
Interventions to prevent and treat sarcopenia in a surgical population: a systematic review and meta-analysis12
Minimally invasiveversusopen pancreatic surgery: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials11
Perioperative management and anaesthetic considerations in pelvic exenterations using Delphi methodology: results from the PelvEx Collaborative11
Topical antibiotic prophylaxis for surgical wound infections in clean and clean-contaminated surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis11
Postoperative complications and waiting time for surgical intervention after radiologically guided drainage of intra-abdominal abscess in patients with Crohn’s disease11
Preoperative high-dose glucocorticoids for early recovery after liver resection: randomized double-blinded trial11
Ex vivo normothermic perfusion of isolated segmental porcine bowel: a novel functional model of the small intestine11
Impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) crisis on surgical training: global survey and a proposed framework for recovery11
Predictive value of Altmetric score on citation rates and bibliometric impact11
Increasing incidence of colorectal cancer among the younger population in Sweden11
Continent ileostomy: short- and long-term outcomes of a forgotten procedure11
Hereditary colorectal, gastric, and pancreatic cancer: comprehensive review11
Impact of post-hepatectomy liver failure on morbidity and short- and long-term survival after major hepatectomy11
Action-related eye measures to assess surgical expertise11
Research quality and transparency, outcome measurement and evidence for safety and effectiveness in robot-assisted surgery: systematic review11
Surviving rectal cancer at the cost of a colostomy: global survey of long-term health-related quality of life in 10 countries11
Slow-transit constipation and criteria for colectomy: a cross-sectional study of 1568 patients10
Prediction and consequences of postoperative pancreatitis after pancreaticoduodenectomy10
Safety and efficacy of tranexamic acid in minimizing perioperative bleeding in extrahepatic abdominal surgery: meta-analysis10
Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation versus no bowel preparation in right and left colectomy: subgroup analysis of MOBILE trial10
Spatioregional assessment of the gut microbiota in experimental necrotizing pancreatitis10
Change in emotional eating after bariatric surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis10
Effect of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy on chemosensitivity in patients with peritoneal metastasis from colorectal cancer treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemother10
Total colonic aganglionosis: multicentre study of surgical treatment and patient-reported outcomes up to adulthood10
Magnet and button battery ingestion in children: multicentre observational study of management and outcomes10
Comparative cohort study of Duhamel and endorectal pull-through for Hirschsprung’s disease10
Correlation between the level of the external wound and the internal injury in penetrating neck injury does not favour an initial zonal management approach10
Population preference for treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis10
Perirenal fat thickness as a predictor of postoperative complications after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer9
A systematic review of colorectal multidisciplinary team meetings: an international comparison9
Impact of surgical infrastructure and personnel on volume and availability of essential surgical procedures in Liberia9
Sentinel lymph node biopsy in patients with ductal carcinomain situ: systematic review and meta-analysis9
Early abnormal fibrinolysis and mortality in patients with thermal injury: a prospective cohort study9
Preoperative biomarkers related to inflammation may identify high-risk anastomoses in colorectal cancer surgery: explorative study9
Obese patients and robotic colorectal surgery: systematic review and meta-analysis9
Cognitive task analysis-based training in surgery: a meta-analysis9
Organ preservation following short-course radiotherapy for rectal cancer9
Effects of high-intensity exercise training on physical fitness, quality of life and treatment outcomes after oesophagectomy for cancer of the gastro-oesophageal junction: PRESET pilot study9
MRI tumour regression grade in locally recurrent rectal cancer9
Ultrasound-guided abdominal wall infiltration versus freehand technique in anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES): randomized clinical trial9
Discrimination in the surgical discipline: an international European evaluation (DISDAIN)9
Hepatocellular uptake index obtained with gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment future liver remnant function after major hepatectomy for biliary malignancy9
Hemithyroidectomyversustotal thyroidectomy for well differentiated T1–2 N0 thyroid cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis9
Intermittent pneumatic compression versus additional prophylaxis with enoxaparin for prevention of venous thromboembolism after laparoscopic surgery for gastric and colorectal malignancies: mul9
Repeat hepatic resection versus percutaneous ablation for the treatment of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma: meta-analysis9
Prognostic implications of histological organ involvement in retroperitoneal sarcoma8
The false dichotomy of surgical futility in the emergency laparotomy setting: scoping review8
Safety of anastomoses in colorectal cancer surgery in octogenarians: a prospective cohort study with propensity score matching8
Quality assurance for the NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm screening programme in England8
Impact of nutritional status and body composition on postoperative outcomes after pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and locally recurrent rectal cancer8
Abdominal versus perineal approach for external rectal prolapse: systematic review with meta-analysis8
Treatment and survival of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: 15-year national cohort8
Intraoperative robotic-assisted low anterior rectal resection performance assessment using procedure-specific binary metrics and a global rating scale8
Impact of complications after resection of pancreatic cancer on disease recurrence and survival, and mediation effect of adjuvant chemotherapy: nationwide, observational cohort study8
Incidence and recurrence rate of sigmoid diverticulitis in patients requiring admission to hospital in Iceland from 1985 to 2014: nationwide population-based register study8
Defunctioning loop ileostomy in anterior resection for rectal cancer and subsequent renal failure: nationwide population-based study8
Induction chemotherapy followed by chemoradiotherapy versus chemoradiotherapy alone as neoadjuvant treatment for locally recurrent rectal cancer: study protocol of a multicentre, open-label, pa8
Incidence, detection and outcome of differentiated thyroid cancer in Western Sweden8
Colostomy and quality of life after spinal cord injury: systematic review8
A comparison between thoracic epidural analgesia and rectus sheath catheter analgesia after open midline major abdominal surgery: randomized clinical trial8
Impact of COVID-19 on surgical emergencies: nationwide analysis8
Impact of preoperative breast MRI on 10-year survival of patients included in the Swedish randomized multicentre POMB trial8
Delay to surgery in acute perforated and ischaemic gastrointestinal pathology: a systematic review8
Global practice variation in pharmacologicthromboprophylaxis for general and gynaecologicalsurgery: systematic review7
Association of transport time with adverse outcome in paediatric trauma7
Identifying the research priorities of healthcare professionals in UK vascular surgery: modified Delphi approach7
Pattern of recurrence in patients with a pathologically complete response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and surgery for oesophageal cancer7
Indocyanine green for radical lymph node dissection in patients with sigmoid and rectal cancer: randomized clinical trial7
Excision and suture in the midline versus Karydakis flap surgery for pilonidal sinus: randomized clinical trial7
Comparing outcomes of robotic versus open mesorectal excision for rectal cancer7
Is radiomic MRI a feasible alternative to OncotypeDX® recurrence score testing? A systematic review and meta-analysis7
Early and late morbidity of local excision after chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer7
Hospital variation in sphincter-preservation rates in rectal cancer treatment: results of a population-based study in the Netherlands7
Global overview of the management of acute cholecystitis during the COVID-19 pandemic (CHOLECOVID study)7
Outcomes of obstructed abdominal wall hernia: results from the UK national small bowel obstruction audit7
Risk factors and impact of early anastomotic biliary complications after liver transplantation: UK registry analysis7
Prognostic role of selection criteria for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a network meta-analysis7
Selective decontamination of the digestive tract in upper gastrointestinal surgery: systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials7
Barrier materials for prevention of surgical adhesions: systematic review7
Haemorrhoidal haemodynamic changes in patients with haemorrhoids treated using Doppler-guided dearterialization7
Quality of life in early-onset colorectal cancer patients: systematic review7
Efficacy of surgical skin preparation with chlorhexidine in alcohol according to the concentration required to prevent surgical site infection: meta-analysis6
Serum carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 as preoperative diagnostic biomarkers of extrahepatic bile duct cancer6
Workplace mistreatment and mental health in female surgeons in Pakistan6
Electronic collection of patient-reported outcomes following discharge after surgery: systematic review6
Laparoscopic versus open subtotal gastrectomy for gastric adenocarcinoma: cost-effectiveness analysis6
Primary lung cancer in women after previous breast cancer6
Role of clinical and CT findings in the identification of adult small-bowel intussusception requiring surgical intervention6
Digital technology in informed consent for surgery: systematic review6
Global cost of postoperative ileus following abdominal surgery: meta-analysis6
Utility of remnant liver volume for predicting posthepatectomy liver failure after hepatectomy with extrahepatic bile duct resection6
Contralateral exploration and repair of occult inguinal hernias during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: systematic review and Markov decision process6
Outcomes of multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma treatment with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy6
Changes in attentional resources during the acquisition of laparoscopic surgical skills6
Surgical training rotation design: effects of hospital type, rotation theme and duration6
Safety and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for elderly rectal cancer patients in Japan: a nationwide study6
Non-invasive thoracoabdominal mapping of postoesophagectomy conduit function6
Recruitment and retention of participants in UK surgical trials: survey of key issues reported by trial staff6
Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on thrombus viability in patients with Wilms tumour and caval extension: systematic review with meta-analysis6
Severity grading of unexpected events in paediatric surgery: evaluation of five classification systems and the Comprehensive Complication Index (CCI®)6
Variation in the rates of emergency surgery amongst emergency admissions to hospital for common acute conditions6
Standard versus distal Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in patients with BMI 50–60 kg/m2: 5-year outcomes of a double-blind, randomized clinical trial6
The impact of virtual reality simulation training on operative performance in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials6
Cancer multidisciplinary team meetings: impact of logistical challenges on communication and decision-making6
Impact of long-course neoadjuvant radiation on postoperative low anterior resection syndrome and stoma status in rectal cancer: long-term functional follow-up of a randomized clinical trial6
Delay in the initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer with mastectomy with or without immediate breast reconstruction6
Composite Score: prognostic tool to predict survival in patients undergoing surgery for colorectal liver metastases6
Laparoscopic and open surgery in patients with transverse colon cancer: short-term and oncological outcomes6
Acute kidney injury following hepatectomy and its impact on long-term survival for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma6
Early diagnosis of anastomotic leakage after colorectal cancer surgery using an inflammatory factors-based score system6
Outcome and prognosis after adrenal metastasectomy: nationwide study6
Management of complex ventral hernias: results of an international survey6
Varicose veins treatment in England: population-based study of time trends and disparities related to demographic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographical factors6
Complications and survival after hybrid and fully minimally invasive oesophagectomy6
Validated prediction model for positive resection margins in breast-conserving surgery based exclusively on preoperative data6
Effect of sex on survival after resection of oesophageal cancer: nationwide cohort study6
Mechanical bowel preparation and antibiotics in elective colorectal surgery: network meta-analysis6
Postoperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and oncological outcomes of rectal cancer6
Cost-effectiveness of gallbladder histopathology after cholecystectomy for benign disease6
Biological impact of an enhanced recovery after surgery programme in liver surgery6