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1 Minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy: Description of a learning curve Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

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2 Longer operative time: Deterioration of clinical outcomes of laparoscopic colectomy versus open colectomy Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Standardized laparoscopic sphincter-preserving total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: Long-term oncologic outcome in 217 unselected consecutive patients Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcers: The sutured omental patch and focused sequential lavage technique Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Harmonic dissection versus electrocautery in breast surgery in regional Victoria ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Four year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial comparing open and laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in children Full Text Archives of Diseases in Childhood, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Laparoscopic bowel-lifting technique: A novel and standardized technique for laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The terrace technique - Totally endovascular repair of a type IV thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for benign and malignant rectal neoplasia The American Journal of Surgery, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

10 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

11 Thoracoscopic esophagectomy in the prone position versus in the lateral position for patients with esophageal cancer: A comparison of short-term surgical results Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Wide resection of inguinal nerves versus simple section to prevent postoperative pain after prosthetic inguinal hernioplasty: our experience World Journal of Surgery, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

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

14 A contemporary series of patients undergoing open debridement for necrotizing pancreatitis The American Journal of Surgery, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Combined portal vein resection in the treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis European Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 9, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

16 Modified laparoscopic intragastric surgery and endoscopic full-thickness resection for gastric stromal tumor originating from the muscularis propria Surgical Endoscopy, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Hybrid multistep approach to mega-aortic syndrome: the Lupiae technique European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Laparoscopic transgastric endolumenal cystogastrostomy and pancreatic debridement Surgical Endoscopy, April 9, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Dermal flaps in breast reduction: Prospective study in 100 breasts Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, April 8, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Study of the outcome of modified Shoelace repair for midline incisional hernia Hernia, April 8, 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

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1 The best surgical approach for left colectomy: A comparative study between transverse laparotomy, midline laparotomy and laparoscopy Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, March 19, 2014

2 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

3 Laparoscopic versus open elective repair of primary umbilical hernias: Short-term outcomes from the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program Surgical Endoscopy, February 24, 2014

4 Outcome of sublay mesh repair in non-complicated umbilical hernia with liver cirrhosis and ascites International Journal of Surgery, March 10, 2014

5 Triple-balloon shunting for carotid endarterectomy: A novel intraluminal shunt designed to preserve the internal and external carotid blood flow World Neurosurgery, March 5, 2014

6 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

7 Liver resection using cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) versus harmonic scalpel: A retrospective cohort study International Journal of Surgery, March 18, 2014
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8 Surgical resection strategy and the influence of radicality on outcomes in oesophageal cancer British Journal of Surgery, March 4, 2014

9 Lichtenstein technique for inguinal hernia repair using polypropylene mesh fixed with sutures vs. self-fixating polypropylene mesh: A prospective randomized comparative study Hernia, January 17, 2014

10 Preoperative colonic stents versus emergency surgery for acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction: A meta-analysis Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

11 Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy using 42-French versus 32-French bougie: The first-year outcome Obesity Surgery, March 3, 2014

12 A prospective study comparing the new sclerotherapy and hemorrhoidectomy in terms of therapeutic outcomes at 4 years after the treatment Surgery Today, February 25, 2014

13 Difficult abdominal wall closure: Component separation versus partition technique Hernia, March 26, 2014

14 Modified vertical reduction mammaplasty: Ten years of experience European Journal of Plastic Surgery, February 26, 2014
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15 Impact of two extubation techniques on the intra-abdominal pressure: A preliminary study Hernia, March 24, 2014

16 Laparoscopic assisted versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy: Early favorable physical quality of life measures Surgery, March 20, 2014

17 A new strategy of minimally invasive surgery for cholecystolithiasis: Calculi removal and gallbladder preservation Digestive Surgery, February 12, 2014

18 Laparoscopic spleen-preserving no. 10 lymph node dissection for advanced proximal gastric cancer using a left approach Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 4, 2014

19 StomaphyX vs a Sham procedure for revisional surgery to reduce regained weight in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients a randomized clinical trial JAMA Surgery, February 20, 2014

20 Loop versus divided colostomy for the management of anorectal malformations Journal of Pediatric Surgery, January 30, 2014

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

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