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1 Predictive factors for perioperative blood transfusions in laparoscopic colorectal surgery International Journal of Colorectal Disease, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Cost-effectiveness of laparoscopy in rectal cancer Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 23, 2014    Review Article

3 Inguinal lymph node recurrence in the untreated groin of patients with anal carcinoma Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 The outcome of liver resection and lymphadenectomy for hilar lymph node involvement in colorectal cancer liver metastases International Journal of Colorectal Disease, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Improving conventional recovery with enhanced recovery in minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 23, 2014    Review Article

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6 Interval to surgery after neoadjuvant treatment for colorectal cancer Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 22, 2014    Review Article

7 Hospital center effect for laparoscopic colectomy among elderly stage I-III colon cancer patients Annals of Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Effect of BMI on outcomes in proctectomy Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 22, 2014    Review Article

9 Anastomotic leak increases distant recurrence and long-term mortality after curative resection for colonic cancer: A nationwide cohort study Annals of Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Intraoperative assessment of colorectal anastomotic integrity: A systematic review Surgical Endoscopy, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 Current status of imaging and emerging techniques to evaluate liver metastases from colorectal carcinoma Annals of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

12 Laparoscopic surgery for stage IV colorectal cancer Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Can a biomarker-based scoring system predict pathologic complete response after preoperative chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer? Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Primary rectal squamous cell carcinoma treated with surgery and radiotherapy Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014

15 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

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

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

18 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

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

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