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1 Outcome of sleeve gastrectomy as a primary bariatric procedure British Journal of Surgery, April 21, 2014    Review Article

2 Partial hepatectomy versus transcatheter arterial chemoembolization for resectable multiple hepatocellular carcinoma beyond Milan Criteria: A RCT Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Shaped versus round implants for breast reconstruction: Indications and outcomes Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, April 21, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

4 A comparative study of single incision versus conventional laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair Hernia, April 21, 2014    Review Article

5 Metabolic outcomes 2 years following gastric bypass surgery in people with type 2 diabetes: an observational cohort study QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Can percutaneous cholecystostomy be a definitive management for acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients? Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 21, 2014    Review Article

7 Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of lichtensteins operation versus mesh plug repair for inguinal hernia Annals of Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Combined laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation for benign pancreatic neoplasm Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Extent of lymphadenectomy and perioperative therapies: Two open issues in gastric cancer Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Review Article

10 Early periportal sinusoidal fibrosis is an accurate marker of accelerated HCV recurrence after liver transplantation Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Comparison of the outcomes for laparoscopic gastrectomy performed by the same surgeon between a low-volume hospital and a high-volume center Surgical Endoscopy, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Avoiding pitfalls in open augmentation rhinoplasty with autologous L-shaped costal cartilage strut grafts for saddle nose collapse due to autoimmune disease: The Cambridge experience Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

13 Expression of HER-2 in rectal cancers treated with preoperative radiotherapy: A potential biomarker predictive of metastasis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Minimally invasive oesophagectomy more expensive than open despite shorter length of stay European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 High rate of post-ERCP pancreatitis in patients undergoing endoscopic treatment of benign biliary stricture Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Endoscopic submucosal dissection for undifferentiated-type early gastric cancer: Do we have enough data to support this? Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Review Article

17 Usefulness of over-the-scope clipping system for closing digestive fistulas Digestive Endoscopy, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Clinical significance of miR-138 and CCND3 in hepatocellular carcinoma Journal of Surgical Research, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Colonic endoscopic mucosal resection of large polyps: Is it safe in the very elderly? Digestive and Liver Diseases, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Falls in the elderly - A modern look at an old problem The American Journal of Surgery, April 21, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Surgery

Highlights in Surgery

Epidural anesthesia reduces post-CABG pain

As published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) plus general anesthesia (GA) is superior to GA alone in managing post-operative CABG pain. Forty patients undergoing elective CABG were randomized to receive TEA (0.25% bipivacaine [10-20 mg/h]) intra-operatively and for 24 h post-operatively plus GA or GA alone. Post-operative pain at rest and with coughing was significantly less for up to 1 month post-operatively in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group. Furthermore, analgesic use, mechanical ventilation time, ICU stay time, and hospital stay time were reduced in the TEA + GA group compared to the GA alone group.

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NT-proBNP predicts outcome following emergent surgery

As published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia, measurement of N-terminal pro B-type natruiretic peptide (NT-proBNP) pre- and post-operatively predicts outcome in patients > 50 years of age (n=297) undergoing emergent non-cardiac surgery. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 725 pg/ml was associated with a 4.8-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. Similarly, a post-operative NT-proBNP > 1600 pg/ml was associated with a 4.0-fold RR of non-fatal MI, acute heart failure, or death between surgery and the 3-year post-operative follow up. A pre-operative NT-proBNP > 1740 pg/ml was associated with a 6.9 RR for major adverse cardiac events during the post-operative hospital stay.

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Increased risk of skin cancer in RCC treated with multikinase inhibitors

As published in Dermatologic Surgery, RCC patients (n=69) treated with multikinase inhibitors are at increased risk for squamous cell carcinomas and basal cell carcinomas. After a median treatment of 13.5 months, 13.5% and 6.3% of patients treated with sorafenib and sunitinib developed skin cancer, respectively.

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Most Popular Surgery Articles

Last month's top read Top Articles of 2013

1 Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy using 42-French versus 32-French bougie: The first-year outcome Obesity Surgery, March 3, 2014

2 Are Today's New Surgeons Unprepared? The New York Times, December 13, 2013

3 Traditional lateral ileostomy versus percutaneous ileostomy by exclusion probe for the protection of extraperitoneal colo-rectal anastomosis: The ALPPI (Anastomotic Leak Prevention by Probe Ileostomy) trial. A randomized controlled trial European Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 13, 2014

4 Outcomes of robotic-assisted colorectal surgery compared with laparoscopic and open surgery: A systematic review Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, February 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Reduction of postoperative ileus by early Enteral Nutrition in patients undergoing major rectal surgery: prospective, randomized, controlled trial Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014

6 Bariatric surgery and its impact on cardiovascular disease and mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis International Journal of Cardiology, March 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Johns Hopkins review throws doubt on wound care treatment EurekAlert!, December 24, 2013    Free full text

8 Effect of breast conservation therapy vs mastectomy on disease-specific survival for early-stage breast cancer JAMA Surgery, January 20, 2014

9 Comparison of gastrojejunal anastomosis techniques in laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass: Gastrojejunal stricture rate and effect on subsequent weight loss Obesity Surgery, March 6, 2014

10 Venous thromboembolism risk in mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: Analysis of the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data Sets Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February 28, 2014

11 Treatment a breakthrough for burn victims USA Today, January 13, 2014    Free full text

12 A simple method to inset and position polyurethane-covered breast implants Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 12, 2014

13 Transumbilical endoscopic costal cartilage harvesting: A new technique Annals of Plastic Surgery, March 25, 2014

14 Two hundred seventy-five single-incision laparoscopic gastric band insertions: What have we learnt? Obesity Surgery, March 14, 2014

15 Effects of gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes in patients with BMI 30 to 35 Obesity Surgery, March 20, 2014

16 Effect of perioperative transfusion of old red blood cells on postoperative complications after free muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap surgery for breast reconstruction Microsurgery, March 11, 2014

17 Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women following gastric bypass Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, March 10, 2014

18 Adaptive ageing surgeons ANZ Journal of Surgery, March 3, 2014    Review Article

19 3 Things Doctors Should Know About Obamacare U.S. News & World Report - Health, December 17, 2013

20 Is the high superior tension technique an equivalent substitute for progressive tension sutures in postbariatric abdominoplasty? A comparison prospective study Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, March 4, 2014

Indexed Journals in Surgery: Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgerymore

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