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Volume 93, Number 1, January 2011

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Free Content e for editing
pp. 1-1(1)
Author: Johnson, Colin

Acknowledgement to reviewers

Leading Article

Free Content The role of temporal artery biopsies in giant cell arteritis
pp. 4-5(2)
Authors: Davies, CG; May, DJ

General Surgery

Free Content Prospective audit of cross-sectional imaging and radiation exposure in general surgical patients
pp. 6-8(3)
Authors: Cadwallader, RA; Walsh, SR; Burrows, B; Chappell, CL; Cousins, C

Free Content How does the media profile of cancer compare with prevalence?
pp. 9-12(4)
Authors: Williamson, JML; Jones, IH; Hocken, DB

Free Content Bare below elbows: does this policy affect handwashing efficacy and reduce bacterial colonisation?
pp. 13-16(4)
Authors: Burger, A; Wijewardena, C; Clayson, S; Greatorex, RA

Free Content Safety and application of laparoscopic gastrectomy for benign gastric disease and gastric cancer
pp. 17-21(5)
Authors: Zia, MK; Morris-Stiff, G; Luhmann, A; Jeffries, R; Ehsan, O; Hassn, A

Free Content Establishing pneumoperitoneum: Verres or Hasson? The debate continues
pp. 22-24(3)
Authors: Dunne, N; Booth, MI; Dehn, TCB

Renal Surgery

Free Content Role of laparoscopic nephrectomy for refractory hypertension in poorly functioning kidneys
pp. 25-26(2)
Authors: Elhage, Oussama; Sahai, Arun; Challacombe, Ben; Murphy, Declan; Scoble, John; Dasgupta, Prokar

Urological Survey

Free Content 'An interventional urology list' – a novel concept for UK urological services
pp. 27-30(4)
Authors: Masood, Junaid; Ismail, Mohamed; El-Husseiny, Tamer; Moraitis, Konstantinos; Albanis, Stephanos; Papatsoris, Athanasios; Buchholz, Noor

Free Content The difficult ureter: what is the incidence of pre-stenting?
pp. 31-33(3)
Authors: Cetti, RJ; Biers, S; Keoghane, SR

Paediatric Survey


Vascular Surgery

Free Content MRSA screening in the vascular day-case population
pp. 44-48(5)
Authors: Ahmad, Y; Khandelwal, S; Nicolson, AM; Simms, MH

Head and Neck Surgery

Free Content Recurrent laryngeal nerve and voice preservation: routine identification and appropriate assessment – two important steps in thyroid surgery
pp. 49-53(5)
Authors: Mohil, Ravindra Singh; Desai, Pragnesh; Narayan, Nitisha; Sahoo, Maheswar; Bhatnagar, Dinesh; Venkatachalam, VP

Orthopaedic Surgery

Free Content Factors affecting wound ooze in total knee replacement
pp. 54-56(3)
Authors: Butt, U; Ahmad, R; Aspros, D; Bannister, GC

FastTrack papers – January listing

Orthopaedic Surgery

Free Content Impact of organisational changes on fracture neck of femur management
pp. 61-66(6)
Authors: Mallick, Emad; Gulihar, Abhinav; Taylor, Grahame; Furlong, Andrew; Pandey, Radhakant

Free Content Hip fractures: public perceptions
pp. 67-70(4)
Authors: McBride, TJ; Panrucker, S; Clothier, JC

Free Content Pre-operative patient education reduces length of stay after knee joint arthroplasty
pp. 71-75(5)
Authors: Jones, Samantha; Alnaib, Mustafa; Kokkinakis, Michail; Wilkinson, Michael; Gibson, Alan St Clair; Kader, Deiary

Spinal Surgery

Gastrointestinal Surgery

NICE news in the annals

Free Content Recent NICE Guidance of interest to surgeons
pp. 84-87(4)
Authors: Barnes, Steven; Campbell, Bruce

Book Reviews

Free Content Book Reviews
pp. 88-92(5)

Letters and comments

Free Content Another epidermal naevus with polyostotic anomalies?
pp. 93-93(1)
Author: Alomari, Ahmad I.

Free Content Comment On
pp. 93-93(1)
Authors: Marsden, N; Shokrollahi, K; Maw, K; Sierakowski, A; Bhat, FA; Mathur, B

Free Content Author's Response
pp. 94-94(1)
Author: Marsden, N

Free Content Safe splinting in hand surgery
pp. 94-94(1)
Authors: Dobson, P; Taylor, R; Dunkin, C

Free Content Comment On
pp. 94-94(1)
Authors: Maclean, SBM; Dhillon, S; Dias, R

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