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21 Expanding endoscopic interventions for pancreatic pseudocyst and walled-off necrosis Journal of Gastroenterology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

22 Propensity-matched, longitudinal outcomes analysis of complications and cost comparing abdominal free flaps and implant-based breast reconstruction Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 24, 2014    Review Article

23 Margins in breast conservation: A clinicians perspective and what the literature tells us Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 24, 2014    Review Article

24 Epilepsy surgery and meaningful improvements in quality of life: Results from a randomized controlled trial Epilepsia, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

25 Colonic perforation by a transmural and transvalvular migrated retained sponge: Multi-detector computed tomography findings Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 24, 2014

26 The French Fry VAC technique: hybridisation of traditional open wound NPWT with closed incision NPWT International Wound Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

27 Incidence of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) after general surgery Pain Medicine, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

28 Tricuspid regurgitation influences outcome after heart transplantation The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

29 Endoscopic-assisted surgery for pyriform sinus fistula in children: Experience of 165 cases from a single institution Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

30 Divergent signaling mechanisms for venous versus arterial contraction as revealed by endothelin-1 Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

31 Effect of regional cooperation on outcomes from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm British Journal of Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

32 Blood flow through sutured and coupled microvascular anastomoses: A comparative computational study Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

33 ECMO in patients with superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (Glenn) The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

34 Readmission following lung cancer resection is associated with a six-fold increase in 90-day postoperative mortality The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

35 Development of a prostacyclin-agonist-eluting aortic stent graft enhancing biological attachment to the aortic wall The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

36 Early sac shrinkage predicts a low risk of late complications after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair British Journal of Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

37 Benefit of cone-beam CT angiography in visualizing aneurysm shape and identification of exact rupture site Journal of Neuroimaging, April 24, 2014

38 Clinical outcomes of patients with vertebral artery dissection treated endovascularly: a meta-analysis Neurosurgical Review, April 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

39 Long-term follow-up and quality of life in patients with intracranial germinoma Neurosurgical Review, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

40 The drain game: Abdominal drains for deep inferior epigastric perforator breast reconstruction Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, April 24, 2014    Review Article

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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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