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981 Sex differences in early outcomes after lung cancer resection: Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

982 Malignant pleural mesothelioma and the society of thoracic surgeons database: an analysis of surgical morbidity and mortality The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

983 Aorto-hepatic bypass in liver transplantation in the MELD-era: outcomes after supraceliac and infrarenal bypasses Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review Article

984 Liver injury possibly related to drug interaction after liver transplant: A case report Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, March 26, 2014
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985 Describing the evolution of medication non-adherence from pre-transplant until 3 years post-transplant and determining pre-transplant medication non-adherence as risk factor for post-transplant non-adherence to immunosuppressives: The Swiss Transplant Cohort Study Transplant International, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

986 Prognostic performance of inflammation-based prognostic indices in primary operable non-small cell lung cancer British Journal of Cancer, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

987 Video-assisted surgery implementation in the public health system of a developing country World Journal of Surgery, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

988 Drug-drug interactions with oral anti-HCV agents and idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity in the liver transplant setting Journal of Hepatology, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

989 Percutaneous angioplasty using a paclitaxel-coated balloon improves target lesion restenosis on inflow lesions of autogenous radiocephalic fistulas: a pilot study Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

990 Endovascular balloon-assisted embolization of high-flow peripheral vascular lesions using dual-lumen coaxial balloon microcatheter and onyx: initial experience Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

991 Direct translumbar inferior vena cava ports for long-term central venous access in patients with cancer Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

992 Upper airway outcomes following midface distraction osteogenesis: A systematic review Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, March 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

993 Radiographic features of potential donor livers that precluded donation American Journal of Roentgenology, March 26, 2014    Review Article

994 Thoracoscopy-assisted removal of a thoracoamniotic shunt double-basket catheter dislodged into the fetal thoracic cavity: Report of three cases Surgery Today, March 26, 2014

995 Hepatic venous congestion in living donor grafts in liver transplantation: Is there an effect on hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence? Liver Transplantation, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

996 MUTYH-associated colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyposis Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review Article

997 Initial experience with proximal ligation for profunda femoris artery aneurysms: Report of three cases Surgery Today, March 26, 2014

998 Endovascular coil embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms: a Korean multicenter study Acta Neurochirurgica, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

999 Hepatic artery complications following liver transplantation. Does preoperative chemoembolization impact the post-operative course? Clinical Transplantation, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

1000 Liver Transplantation and cirrhotomimetic hepatocellular carcinoma: Classification and outcomes Liver Transplantation, March 26, 2014    Clinical Article

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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

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