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1 Current status of imaging and emerging techniques to evaluate liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma Annals of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

2 Can a biomarker-based scoring system predict pathologic complete response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Pleural ultrasound as an adjunct to physical examination in the preoperative evaluation of lung cancer patients European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial biopsy and brushing: A comparative evaluation for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

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5 Clinical significance of expression and epigenetic profiling of TUSC1 in gastric cancer Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Three-dimensional tumor volume and serum alphafetoprotein are predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation: Refined selection criteria Clinical Transplantation, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

7 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

8 Effect of one-off complete tumor radiofrequency ablation on liver function and postoperative complication in small hepatocellular carcinoma European Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 15, 2014    Review Article

9 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

10 Analysis of chest X-ray plain film images of intravenous ports inserted via the superior vena cava Surgery Today, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

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

12 The role of radiation therapy after nipple-sparing mastectomy Annals of Surgical Oncology, April 14, 2014    Review Article

13 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

14 Predictive factors for lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer with signet ring cell histology and their impact on the surgical strategy-analysis of single institutional experience Journal of Surgical Research, April 11, 2014    Review Article
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15 Liver planning software accurately predicts postoperative liver volume and measures early regeneration Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in relation to risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events among patients undergoing angiography or cardiac revascularization: A meta-analysis of observational studies Atherosclerosis, April 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

17 High expression of glucose transporter 1 on primary lesions of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is associated with hematogenous recurrence Annals of Surgical Oncology, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Routine vs. selective histological analysis of gallbladder specimens for the detection of incidental gallbladder cancers. A retrospective review over 9 years of activity with a special focus on patients age The American Journal of Surgery, April 10, 2014    Review Article

19 A comparison of diagnostic imaging modalities for colorectal liver metastases European Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Intraoperative contrast-enhanced urosonography during endoscopic treatment of vesicoureteral reflux in children Pediatric Radiology, April 10, 2014    Clinical 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 Predictors of mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections: A retrospective analysis of 64 cases Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, January 23, 2014

2 Multicenter evaluation of rectal cancer reimaging post neoadjuvant (MERRION) therapy Annals of Surgery, March 20, 2014

3 Sentinel node biopsy in breast cancer revisited The Surgeon, March 5, 2014    Review Article

4 Radiologic assessment of earliest, best, and plateau response of gastrointestinal stromal tumors to neoadjuvant imatinib prior to successful surgical resection European Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 24, 2014    Review Article

5 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

6 Added value of blue dye injection in sentinel node biopsy of breast cancer patients: Do all patients need blue dye? International Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014

7 Identification of the sentinel node by ultrasonography in patients with breast cancer Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 10, 2014

8 Core muscle size assessed by perioperative abdominal CT scan is related to mortality, postoperative complications, and hospitalization after major abdominal surgery: A systematic review Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 Histologic evaluation of sentinel and non-sentinel axillary lymph nodes in breast cancer by multilevel sectioning and predictors of non-sentinel metastasis Gland Surgery, March 21, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

10 Current techniques for lymphatic imaging: State of the art and future perspectives European Journal of Surgical Oncology, February 26, 2014    Review Article

11 Biological differential diagnosis of follicular thyroid tumor and Hürthle cell tumor on the basis of telomere length and hTERT expression Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 6, 2014

12 Tumor deposit is a poor prognostic indicator for patients who have stage II and III colorectal cancer with fewer than 4 lymph node metastases but not for those with 4 or more Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, March 19, 2014

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