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181 Long-term results of the Ross operation: An 18-year single institutional experience European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

182 Does thermodynamic stability of peritoneal collagen change during laparoscopic cholecystectomies? A differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) study Surgical Endoscopy, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

183 Comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention (with drug-eluting stents) versus coronary artery bypass grafting in women with severe narrowing of the left main coronary artery (from the women–drug-eluting stent for left main coronary artery disease registry) The American Journal of Cardiology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

184 Nutrition before, during, and after surgery increases the arginine:asymmetric dimethylarginine ratio and relates to improved myocardial glucose metabolism: A randomized controlled trial American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

185 Impact of the preoperative risk and the type of surgery on exercise capacity and training after valvular surgery The American Journal of Cardiology, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

186 Outcomes after pneumonectomy for benign disease: The impact of urgent resection Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

187 Acute subdural hematoma after aortic surgery: A retrospective comparative study Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

188 Necrotizing fasciitis: The need for urgent surgical intervention and the impact of intravenous drug use The Surgeon, April 14, 2014    Review Article

189 Prevention of right heart failure after left ventricular assist device implantation by phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor Artificial Organs, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

190 Combined ipsilateral and contralateral second toe flaps for repair of finger degloving injury Microsurgery, April 14, 2014    Review Article

191 Endoscopic microdebrider-assisted inferior turbinoplasty with and without posterior nasal neurectomy Auris Nasus Larynx, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

192 A prospective two-armed trial assessing the efficacy and performance of a silver dressing used postoperatively on high-risk, clean surgical wounds Full Text Ostomy Wound Management, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

193 Unilateral endoscopic optic nerve decompression for idiopathic intracranial hypertension: A series of ten patients World Neurosurgery, April 14, 2014    Review Article

194 Spontaneous rupture of a post-traumatic aneurysm of the axillary artery, a rare cause of hemorrhagic shock in children. Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014

195 Endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in patients with ventricular assist devices Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

196 Bilateral surgical reconstruction for internal jugular veins disease in patients with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and associated multiple sclerosis Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014

197 The influence of study-design on the evaluation of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

198 Infective endocarditis associated superior mesenteric artery pseudoaneurysm Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014

199 Carbon dioxide is a cost-effective contrast medium to guide revascularization of TASC A and TASC B femoropopliteal occlusive disease Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

200 Endovascular stenting as treatment for occult perforated abdominal aorta caused by acute necrotizing pancreatitis as rare complication after heart transplantation Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 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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