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1 Directly acting antivirals (DAAS) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients: A flood of opportunity American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Review Article

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2 Surgical site infection after liver re-transplantation: incidence and risk factors Liver Transplantation, April 22, 2014    Review Article

3 Analysis of clostridium difficile infections after cardiac surgery: Epidemiologic and economic implications from national data The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 BK polyomavirus-specific cellular immune responses are age-dependent and strongly correlate with phases of virus replication American Journal of Transplantation, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 In situ polytetrafluoroethylene graft bypass for contained rupture of rapidly progressing aortic pseudoaneurysm due to severe infectious aortitis Annals of Vascular Surgery, April 16, 2014

6 Surgical strategy for aorta-related infection European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

7 No association between ultrasound-guided insertion of central venous catheters and bloodstream infection: A prospective observational study Journal of Hospital Infection, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

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

9 Thyroidal abscesses in third and fourth branchial anomalies: not only a paediatric diagnosis ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 10, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Characterization, Prophylaxis, and Treatment of Infectious Complications in Craniomaxillofacial and Upper Extremity Allotransplantation: A Multicenter Perspective Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 9, 2014    Review Article

11 Acute appendicitis in children is associated with an abundance of bacteria from the phylum Fusobacteria Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 4, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Surgical site infections in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 3, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Viral endomyocardial infection in the 1st year post transplant is associated with persistent inflammation in children who have undergone cardiac transplant Cardiology in the Young, April 2, 2014    Review Article

14 Lipopolysaccharide mediated enhancement of zymosan phagocytosis by RAW 264.7 macrophages is independent of opsonins, laminarin, mannan and complement receptor 3 Journal of Surgical Research, April 2, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Thoracotomy and decortication: Impact of culture-positive empyema on the outcome of surgery European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 1, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Duration of antibiotic treatment after appendicectomy for acute complicated appendicitis British Journal of Surgery, March 31, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The impact of the prevention strategies on the indirect effects of CMV infection in solid organ transplant recipients Transplantation Reviews, March 31, 2014    Review Article

18 Daptomycin and its immunomodulatory effect: Consequences for antibiotic treatment of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus wound infections after heart surgery Frontiers in Immunology, March 28, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Impact of prothrombin time-international normalized ratio on outcome of patients with septic shock receiving polymyxin B cartridge hemoperfusion Surgery, March 27, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Catheter-associated bloodstream infection after bowel surgery in patients with inflammatory bowel disease Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review 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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1 A systematic review of synthetic and biologic materials for abdominal wall reinforcement in contaminated fields Surgical Endoscopy, March 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Epidemiology and outcomes of community acquired clostridium difficile infections in medicare beneficiaries Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 13, 2014

3 Impact of pericardium bovine patch (Tutomesh) on incisional hernia treatment in contaminated or potentially contaminated fields: Retrospective comparative study Hernia, March 12, 2014

4 Catheter-associated bloodstream infection after bowel surgery in patients with inflammatory bowel disease Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review Article

5 Intestinal alkaline phosphatase prevents antibiotic-induced susceptibility to enteric pathogens Annals of Surgery, March 20, 2014

6 Intracutaneous suture versus transcutaneous skin stapling for closure of midline or horizontal skin incision in elective abdominal surgery and their outcome on superficial surgical site infections-INTRANS: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Trials, January 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

7 Hepatic steatosis is associated with surgical site infection after hepatic and colorectal surgery Surgery, March 11, 2014

8 Circular closure is associated with the lowest rate of surgical site infection following stoma reversal:A systematic review and multiple treatment meta-analysis Colorectal Disease, January 21, 2014    Review Article

9 Daptomycin and its immunomodulatory effect: Consequences for antibiotic treatment of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus wound infections after heart surgery Frontiers in Immunology, March 28, 2014

10 Early rise in C-reactive protein is a marker for infective complications in laparoscopic colorectal surgery Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, February 4, 2014

11 Brief communication: Vacuum-assisted closure therapy for groin vascular graft infection Wounds, February 4, 2014

12 Excessive immunosuppression as a potential cause of poor survival in simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation for hepatitis C Transplant International, March 11, 2014

13 Outcomes of antibiotic prophylaxis in acute cholecystectomy in a population-based gallstone surgery registry British Journal of Surgery, December 17, 2013

14 The impact of surgical wound bacterial colonization on the incidence of surgical site infection after lower limb vascular surgery: A prospective observational study European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, February 24, 2014

15 A statewide colectomy experience: The role of full bowel preparation in preventing surgical site infection Annals of Surgery, January 21, 2014

16 Outcomes of clostridium difficile infection in recipients of solid abdominal organ transplants Clinical Transplantation, February 17, 2014

17 Pyogenic liver abscess following pancreaticoduodenectomy: Risk factors, treatment, and long-term outcome Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, February 10, 2014    Review Article

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

19 Extended spectrum β-lactamase–producing enterobacteriaceae infection in heart and lung transplant recipients and in mechanical circulatory support recipients Transplantation, March 19, 2014

20 Predictors of mortality for necrotizing soft-tissue infections: A retrospective analysis of 64 cases Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, January 23, 2014

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