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141 Multilevel bypass grafting: Is it worth it? Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

142 Safety of epidural analgesia in the perioperative care of patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy Annals of Surgical Oncology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

143 The test-retest reliability of fecal incontinence severity and quality-of-life assessment tools Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

144 Imaging in laparoscopic cholecystectomy- What a radiologist needs to know European Journal of Radiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

145 Low anterior resection syndrome and quality of life: An international multicenter study Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

146 Multidisciplinary laparoscopic treatment for bowel endometriosis Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

147 Conscious sedation for upper endoscopy in the gastric bypass patient: prevalence of cardiopulmonary adverse events and predictors of sedation requirement Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

148 Assessing the corrective effects of facial bipartition distraction in Apert syndrome using geometric morphometrics Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

149 Infrared-based blink-detecting glasses for facial pacing toward a bionic blink JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

150 Seamless reconstruction of mitral leaflet and chordae with one piece of pericardium European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

151 Searching for the second best graft for coronary artery bypass surgery: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

152 Significance of preoperative evaluation of the right gastroepiploic artery graft to the coronary artery in patients undergoing abdominal surgery World Journal of Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

153 The analgesic efficacy and safety of nefopam in patient-controlled analgesia after cardiac surgery: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study The Journal of International Medical Research, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

154 Optimizing trauma system design: The GEOS (Geospatial Evaluation of Systems of Trauma Care) approach The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

155 Early donor management increases the retrieval rate of hearts for transplantation in marginal donors European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

156 Comparative effectiveness of 3-dimensional vs 2-dimensional and high-definition vs standard-definition neuroendoscopy: A preclinical randomized crossover study Neurosurgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

157 Results of pancreatic resection associated with portal vein resection in an Australian tertiary care centre ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

158 Rectus femoris muscle flap based on proximal insertion mobilization to cover a groin infected vascular graft Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 16, 2014

159 Effects of weekend admission on the outcomes and management of ruptured aortic aneurysms Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

160 Routine use of completion imaging after infrainguinal bypass is not associated with higher bypass graft patency Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 16, 2014    Review 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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