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1 Minimally invasive management of postoperative esophagojejunal anastomotic leak Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Intraoperative assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity: A systematic review Surgical Endoscopy, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

3 Current status of imaging and emerging techniques to evaluate liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma Annals of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

4 Laparoscopic surgery for stage IV colorectal cancer Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Hyperbaric oxygen for the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A systematic review European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

6 Comparison of regional vs systemic analgesia for post-thoracotomy care in infants Paediatric Anaesthesia, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with previous gastrectomy for gastric cancer: A report of 17 cases Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Negative appendectomy: An audit of resident-performed surgery. How can its incidence be minimized? Indian Journal of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Safety of short, in-hospital delays before surgery for acute appendicitis: multicentre cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Annals of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

10 Transvaginal hybrid-NOTES appendectomy in routine clinical use: Prospective analysis of 13 cases and description of the procedure Surgical Endoscopy, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Can a biomarker-based scoring system predict pathologic complete response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Use of ranolazine in the prevention and treatment of postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery Annals of Pharmacotherapy, April 18, 2014    Review Article

13 Long-term survival following coronary artery bypass grafting: off-pump versus on-pump strategies JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

14 Current role of minimally invasive approaches in the treatment of early gastric cancer Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Primary rectal squamous cell carcinoma treated with surgery and radiotherapy Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014

16 Living-donor or deceased-donor liver transplantation for hepatic carcinoma: A case-matched comparison Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Efficacy of N-acetylcysteine in preventing atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: A meta-analysis of published randomized controlled trials Full Text BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Is valve choice a significant determinant of paravalular leak post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation? A systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

19 Outcomes of covered versus bare-metal balloon-expandable stents for aortoiliac occlusive disease Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Failed stapled rectal resection in a constipated patient with rectal aganglionosis Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014

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Clinical Pearls in Surgery

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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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