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1 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

2 Outcomes in patients undergoing urgent colorectal surgery ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Ranking and rankability of hospital postoperative mortality rates in colorectal cancer surgery Annals of Surgery, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

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4 Increased risk of incisional hernia after sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis compared to colon cancer Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Personalized surgical management of colorectal cancer in elderly population Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 16, 2014    Review Article

6 Low anterior resection syndrome and quality of life: An international multicenter study Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

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

8 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

9 Combined aluminum potassium sulfate and tannic acid sclerosing therapy and anal encirclement using an elastic artificial ligament for rectal prolapse Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 15, 2014    Review Article

10 The frequencies and clinical implications of mutations in 33 kinase-related genes in locally advanced rectal cancer: A pilot study Annals of Surgical Oncology, April 15, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Primary colorectal lymphoma - A single centre experience The Surgeon, April 15, 2014    Review Article

12 Laparoscopic resection of retrorectal tumors: A feasibility study in 12 consecutive patients Surgical Endoscopy, April 15, 2014    Review Article

13 Abnormal vital signs are common after bowel resection and do not predict anastomotic leak Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 15, 2014    Review Article

14 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

15 Fast-track versus standard care in laparoscopic high anterior resection: a prospective randomized-controlled trial Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

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

17 Endoscopic piecemeal resection of large colorectal polyps with long-term followup Surgical Endoscopy, April 14, 2014    Review Article

18 Degree of blood loss during surgery for rectal cancer: A population-based epidemiologic study of surgical complications and survival Colorectal Disease, April 14, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Advanced laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease: NOTES/NOSE or single port? Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 11, 2014    Review Article

20 Surgeon volume and elective resection for colon cancer: An analysis of outcomes and utilization of laparoscopy Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 11, 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 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 Management of colonic injuries in the setting of damage-control laparotomy: One shot to get it right The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March 11, 2014    Review Article

3 Short-term intravenous antimicrobial prophylaxis for elective rectal cancer surgery: Results of a prospective randomized non-inferiority trial Surgery Today, March 18, 2014

4 Rectal carcinoids: A systematic review Surgical Endoscopy, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Preoperative risk factors for anastomotic leakage after resection for colorectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis Colorectal Disease, March 28, 2014    Review Article

6 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

7 Anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery ANZ Journal of Surgery, February 11, 2014

8 Traditional lateral ileostomy versus percutaneous ileostomy by exclusion probe for the protection of extraperitoneal colo-rectal anastomosis: The ALPPI (Anastomotic Leak Prevention by Probe Ileostomy) trial. A randomized controlled trial European Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 13, 2014

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

10 Postoperative portomesenteric venous thrombosis: Lessons learned from 1,069 consecutive laparoscopic colorectal resections World Journal of Surgery, March 27, 2014

11 Ureteral injuries in colorectal surgery: An analysis of trends, outcomes, and risk factors over a 10-year period in the United States Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, January 13, 2014

12 New disc excision procedure for low and mid rectal endometriosis nodules using combined transanal and laparoscopic approach Colorectal Disease, March 6, 2014

13 Preoperative chemoradiotherapy effects on anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer resection: A propensity score matching analysis Annals of Surgery, February 18, 2014    Review Article

14 Colorectal cancer and lymph nodes: The obsession with the number 12 World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 5, 2014    Free full text

15 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

16 Use of Peristeen transanal colonic irrigation for bowel management in children: A single-center experience Journal of Pediatric Surgery, March 4, 2014

17 A case-matched comparison of the short-term outcomes between laparoscopic and open abdominoperineal resection for rectal cancer Surgery Today, March 21, 2014

18 Analysis of treatment that includes both hepatic and pulmonary resections for colorectal metastases Surgery Today, March 26, 2014    Review Article

19 Ureteral stenting in laparoscopic colorectal surgery Journal of Surgical Research, March 6, 2014

20 Comparison of various surgical approaches for extensive bilateral colorectal liver metastases Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, March 12, 2014

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