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1 Single nucleotide polymorphisms of the tcdC gene and presence of the binary toxin gene predict recurrent episodes of Clostridium difficile infection Annals of Surgery, July 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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2 The vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C(R)) system for surgical site infection with involved vascular grafts Vascular, July 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Timing of infectious complications following breast-conserving therapy with catheter-based accelerated partial breast irradiation Annals of Surgical Oncology, July 17, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Topical vancomycin in combination with perioperative antibiotics and tight glycemic control helps to eliminate sternal wound infections The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, July 17, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Organ space infection after ileocolectomy for Crohn's disease: a NSQIP study The American Journal of Surgery, July 15, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Actinomycotic sinus of the buccal mucosa: a rare complication of cheek dimple creation Aesthetic Surgery Journal, July 15, 2014

7 Breast reconstruction with tissue expanders: implementation of a standardized best-practices protocol to reduce infection rates Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, July 14, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Experience of treatments of Amanita phalloides-induced fulminant liver failure with molecular adsorbent recirculating system and therapeutic plasma exchange ASAIO Journal, July 14, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Does helicobacter pylori infection have influence on outcome of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity? International Journal of Surgery, July 14, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Viral load, CMV-specific T cell immune response and cytomegalovirus disease in solid organ transplant recipients at higher risk for cytomegalovirus infection during preemptive therapy Transplant International, July 14, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Total artificial heart as bridge to transplantation for severe culture-negative prosthetic valve endocarditis due to gemella haemolysans ASAIO Journal, July 14, 2014

12 The impact of the prevention strategies on the indirect effects of CMV infection in solid organ transplant recipients Transplantation Reviews, July 11, 2014    Review Article

13 Analysis of 30-day readmission after aortoiliac and infrainguinal revascularization using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data set Journal of Vascular Surgery, July 10, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Impact of viral hepatitis on outcomes after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: Results from a North American center Annals of Surgical Oncology, July 7, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Factors associated with surgical site infection after lower extremity bypass in the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) Journal of Vascular Surgery, July 7, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Endoscopic component separation for ventral hernia causes fewer wound complications compared to open components separation: A systematic review and meta-analysis Surgical Endoscopy, July 2, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

17 Bloodstream infections among solid organ transplant recipients: Epidemiology, microbiology, associated risk factors for morbility and mortality Transplantation Reviews, July 2, 2014    Review Article

18 High-concentration supplemental perioperative oxygen and surgical site infection following elective colorectal surgery for rectal cancer. A prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled, single-site trial The American Journal of Surgery, July 1, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Postoperative infections after cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis: Proposal and results from a prospective protocol study of prevention, surveillance and treatment European Journal of Surgical Oncology, July 1, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Spinal instrumentation in patients with primary spinal infections does not lead to higher recurrent infection rates: An analysis of 118 cases World Neurosurgery, June 30, 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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