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1 Validation of a virtual reality-based robotic surgical skills curriculum Surgical Endoscopy, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Robotic-assisted surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma: short-term and midterm outcomes from 200 consecutive cases at a single institution Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The use of robotic endovascular catheters in the facilitation of transcatheter aortic valve implantation European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Comparative analysis of resection tools suited for transoral robot-assisted surgery European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

5 8 Years experience with robotic thymectomy for thymomas Surgical Endoscopy, April 11, 2014    Clinical Article

6 A comparative review between laparoscopic and robotic pancreaticoduodenectomies Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 10, 2014    Review Article

7 Robotic spleen-preserving total gastrectomy for gastric cancer: Comparison with conventional laparoscopic procedure Surgical Endoscopy, April 3, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Gland-preserving robotic surgery for benign submandibular gland tumours: A comparison between robotic and open techniques British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, March 31, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Comparison of the morbidity, weight loss, and relative costs between robotic and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of obesity in Brazil Obesity Surgery, March 25, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Surgical complications after robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma: A single center experience with 3,000 patients Surgical Endoscopy, March 24, 2014    Review Article

11 Analysis of conversion factors in robotic-assisted rectal cancer surgery International Journal of Colorectal Disease, March 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The role of the robotic-assisted transaxillary gasless approach for the removal of parathyroid adenomas Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, March 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Robotic lobectomy for lung cancer: Evolution in technique and technology European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 19, 2014    Review Article

14 Robotic transanal minimally invasive surgery for local excision of rectal neoplasms British Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014    Clinical Article

15 FLS tasks can be used as an ergonomic discriminator between laparoscopic and robotic surgery Surgical Endoscopy, March 13, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Robot-assisted laparoscopy for deep infiltrating endometriosis: International multicentric retrospective study Surgical Endoscopy, March 13, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Cosmetic result and overall satisfaction after minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) versus robot-assisted transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT): A prospective randomized study World Journal of Surgery, March 12, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Robotic duodenopancreatectomy assisted with augmented reality and real-time fluorescence guidance Surgical Endoscopy, March 10, 2014    Review Article

19 Successful resection of esophageal carcinoma with aberrant right subclavian artery using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: report of two cases Anticancer Research, March 3, 2014

20 Experience with the "da Vinci" robotic system for early-stage thymomas: report of 23 cases Thoracic Cancer, March 3, 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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1 Robotic duodenopancreatectomy assisted with augmented reality and real-time fluorescence guidance Surgical Endoscopy, March 10, 2014    Review Article

2 Cosmetic result and overall satisfaction after minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) versus robot-assisted transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT): A prospective randomized study World Journal of Surgery, March 12, 2014

3 Analysis of conversion factors in robotic-assisted rectal cancer surgery International Journal of Colorectal Disease, March 21, 2014

4 Robotic lobectomy for lung cancer: Evolution in technique and technology European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, March 19, 2014    Review Article

5 FLS tasks can be used as an ergonomic discriminator between laparoscopic and robotic surgery Surgical Endoscopy, March 13, 2014

6 Comparison of the morbidity, weight loss, and relative costs between robotic and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for the treatment of obesity in Brazil Obesity Surgery, March 25, 2014

7 Analysis of the learning curve for beating-heart totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, February 28, 2014

8 Successful resection of esophageal carcinoma with aberrant right subclavian artery using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: report of two cases Anticancer Research, March 3, 2014

9 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

10 Robotic transanal minimally invasive surgery for local excision of rectal neoplasms British Journal of Surgery, March 14, 2014

11 Synchronous bilateral adrenalectomy for Cushing's syndrome: Laparoscopic versus posterior retroperitoneoscopic versus robotic approach World Journal of Surgery, February 26, 2014

12 Endoscopic assisted robotic aortic thrombectomy and aorto-biiliac by-pass: A case report Annals of Vascular Surgery, February 6, 2014

13 Single dose oral ibuprofen plus codeine for acute postoperative pain in adults Cochrane Reviews, April 1, 2013    Review Article

14 Surgical complications after robotic thyroidectomy for thyroid carcinoma: A single center experience with 3,000 patients Surgical Endoscopy, March 24, 2014    Review Article

15 Robotic gastrectomy versus laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer: Comparison of surgical performance and short-term outcomes Surgical Endoscopy, January 7, 2014

16 Robotics in general surgery: An evidence-based review Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, February 10, 2014    Review Article

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