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1 The inflammatory sequelae of aortic balloon occlusion in hemorrhagic shock Journal of Surgical Research, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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

3 Impact of the Alvarado score on the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: Comparing clinical judgment, Alvarado score, and a new modified score in suspected appendicitis: A prospective, randomized clinical trial Surgical Endoscopy, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Inadequate venous thromboembolism risk stratification predicts venous thromboembolic events in surgical intensive care unit patients Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Aortocaval fistula associated with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 15, 2014

6 D-dimer levels remain elevated in acute aortic dissection after 24 hours Journal of Surgical Research, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

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

8 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

9 Benchmarking outcomes in the critically injured burn patient Annals of Surgery, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Sustainability and success of the acute care surgery model in the non-trauma setting Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 11, 2014    Review Article

11 Thromboelastogram-guided enoxaparin dosing does not confer protection from deep venous thrombosis: A randomized controlled pilot trial The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The epidemiology of trauma-related mortality in the United States from 2002 to 2010 The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

13 The nature of the underlying heart disease impacts survival in pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 8, 2014    Review Article

14 Feasibility and transport of packed red blood cells into Special Forces operational conditions The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Prospective evaluation of intravascular volume status in critically ill patients: Does inferior vena cava collapsibility correlate with central venous pressure? The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

16 National review of use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as respiratory support in thoracic surgery excluding lung transplantation European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 7, 2014    Review Article

17 Retrograde pedal access for patients with critical limb ischemia Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 4, 2014    Review Article

18 Validating trauma-specific frailty index for geriatric trauma patients: A prospective analysis Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 3, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Anatomic findings and outcomes associated with upper extremity arteriography and selective thrombolysis for acute finger ischemia Journal of Vascular Surgery, April 3, 2014    Review Article

20 Do trauma stomas ever get reversed? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 2, 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 Reducing the burden of surgical harm: a systematic review of the interventions used to reduce adverse events in surgery Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014    Review Article

2 Acute lung injury in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage: A nationwide inpatient sample study World Neurosurgery, March 10, 2014

3 Patient predictors of dexmedetomidine effectiveness for sedation in intensive care units American Journal of Critical Care, March 18, 2014

4 Delirium prevention program in the surgical ICU improved the outcomes of older adults Journal of Surgical Research, March 14, 2014

5 Inadequate venous thromboembolism risk stratification predicts venous thromboembolic events in surgical intensive care unit patients Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 11, 2014

6 Early feeding is feasible after emergency gastrointestinal surgery Yonsei Medical Journal, March 5, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

7 Steroids for surgery during cardiopulmonary bypass in adults: A meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, March 12, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

8 Effects of diabetes mellitus in patients presenting with diverticulitis: Clinical correlations and disease characteristics in more than 1,000 patients The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March 17, 2014

9 Diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis in the acute abdomen International Journal of Surgery, March 21, 2014    Review Article

10 Caecal pneumatosis is not an absolute contraindication for endoluminal stenting in patients with acute malignant large bowel obstruction ANZ Journal of Surgery, March 3, 2014

11 Objective measurement of lower extremity function and quality of life after surgical revascularization for critical lower extremity ischemia Journal of Vascular Surgery, March 25, 2014

12 Time and cost analysis of gallbladder surgery under the acute care surgery model The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March 17, 2014

13 Arm vein as an alternative autogenous conduit for infragenicular bypass in the treatment of critical limb ischaemia: a 15 year experience European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, March 20, 2014

14 A comparative international study on the management of acute appendicitis between a developed country and a middle income country International Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014

15 Early predictors for tissue healing deficit and leakage in geriatric critically ill patients receiving emergent abdominal surgery: A case control study International Journal of Surgery, March 11, 2014

16 UK specialist cardiothoracic management of thoracic injuries in military casualties sustained in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 21, 2014    Review Article

17 Vena cava filters in unstable elderly patients with acute pulmonary embolism American Journal of Medicine, March 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Long-term outcome of patients with acute cholecystitis receiving antibiotic treatment: A retrospective cohort study World Journal of Surgery, January 21, 2014

19 Observations from the IMPROVE trial concerning the clinical care of patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm British Journal of Surgery, February 7, 2014

20 Combination of autologous transplantation of G-CSF-mobilized peripheral blood mononuclear cells and panax notoginseng saponins in the treatment of unreconstructable critical limb ischemia Annals of Vascular Surgery, March 24, 2014

Indexed Journals in Surgery: Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgerymore

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