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1 Minimally invasive management of postoperative esophagojejunal anastomotic leak Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Laparoscopic gastrectomy in patients with previous gastrectomy for gastric cancer: A report of 17 cases Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Negative appendectomy: An audit of resident-performed surgery. How can its incidence be minimized? Indian Journal of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Safety of short, in-hospital delays before surgery for acute appendicitis: multicentre cohort study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Annals of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Transvaginal hybrid-NOTES appendectomy in routine clinical use: Prospective analysis of 13 cases and description of the procedure Surgical Endoscopy, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Current role of minimally invasive approaches in the treatment of early gastric cancer Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Failed stapled rectal resection in a constipated patient with rectal aganglionosis Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014

8 Abdominal muscle function and incisional hernia: A systematic review Hernia, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 A rare case of mechanical bowel obstruction caused by mesh plug migration Hernia, April 18, 2014

10 Risk factors and bacterial spectrum for pneumonia after abdominal surgery in elderly Chinese patients Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Immunohistochemical assessment of NY-ESO-1 expression in esophageal adenocarcinoma resection specimens Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Propeller flap reconstruction of abdominal defects: Review of the literature and case report Microsurgery, April 18, 2014    Review Article

13 Morphology, localization, and patterns of ghrelin-producing cells in stomachs of a morbidly obese population Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Massive Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia in adult with hypoplastic lung Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals, April 18, 2014

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15 Laparoscopic sigmoidectomy using a hemi–double-stapling technique Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Clinical significance of expression and epigenetic profiling of TUSC1 in gastric cancer Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Risk of colectomy in patients with ulcerative colitis under thiopurine treatment Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Impact of preoperative immunosuppressive agents on postoperative outcomes in Crohn's disease Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

19 The potential benefits and disadvantages of laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis: A review of current evidence Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , April 17, 2014    Review Article

20 Influence of CD68+ macrophages and neutrophils on anastomotic healing following laparoscopic sigmoid resection due to diverticulitis International Journal of Colorectal Disease, April 17, 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 Reduction of postoperative ileus by early Enteral Nutrition in patients undergoing major rectal surgery: prospective, randomized, controlled trial Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014

2 Paracolostomy hernia repair: who and when Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 13, 2014

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

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

5 Management of suspected anastomotic leak after bariatric laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass British Journal of Surgery, February 18, 2014

6 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

7 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

8 Effects of gastric bypass on type 2 diabetes in patients with BMI 30 to 35 Obesity Surgery, March 20, 2014

9 The incidence of advanced neoplasia after polypectomy in patients with and without low-risk adenomas Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, March 7, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

10 Early feeding is feasible after emergency gastrointestinal surgery Yonsei Medical Journal, March 5, 2014    Free full text    Review Article

11 Comparison of the Heller-Toupet procedure with the Heller-Dor procedure in patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for achalasia Surgery Today, March 18, 2014

12 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

13 Should adhesive small bowel obstruction be managed laparoscopically? A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program propensity score analysis The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, March 18, 2014    Review Article

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

15 Effect of Gastric Bypass versus diet on cardiovascular risk factors Annals of Surgery, March 10, 2014

16 A randomized study on 1-week versus 4-week prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism after laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer Annals of Surgery, March 7, 2014

17 Concurrent panniculectomy with open ventral hernia repair has added risk versus ventral hernia repair: An analysis of the ACS-NSQIP database Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, February 26, 2014

18 A prospective randomized comparison between pylorus- and subtotal stomach-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy on postoperative delayed gastric emptying occurrence and long-term nutritional status Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 21, 2014

19 Obstetrical and neonatal outcomes in women following gastric bypass Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, March 10, 2014

20 Two-year outcomes for medicaid patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: A case-control study Obesity Surgery, March 27, 2014
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