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1 Meta analysis of robot-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic fundoplication in children Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 The role of esophageal stents in the management of esophageal anastomotic leaks and benign esophageal perforations Annals of Surgery, April 23, 2014    Review Article

3 Early versus late reconstruction of cloacal malformations: The effects on postoperative complications and long-term colorectal outcome Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Effect of elective inguinal hernia repair on urinary symptom burden in men The American Journal of Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Thirty-day outcomes of paraesophageal hernia repair using the NSQIP database: Should laparoscopy be the standard of care? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 A systematic review of transarterial embolization versus emergency surgery in treatment of major nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding Full Text Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Follow-up outcomes of endoscopic resection for early gastric cancer with undifferentiated histology Surgical Endoscopy, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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8 Preoperative nomogram to predict risk of bowel injury during adhesiolysis British Journal of Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Loss of SMAD4 Protein Expression is Associated With High Tumor Grade and Poor Prognosis in Disseminated Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasms American Journal of Surgical Pathology , April 22, 2014    Review Article

10 Prognostic value of abdominal sonography in necrotizing enterocolitis of premature infants born before 33weeks gestational age Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

11 A comparative study of single incision versus conventional laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair Hernia, April 21, 2014    Review Article

12 Long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of lichtensteins operation versus mesh plug repair for inguinal hernia Annals of Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Extent of lymphadenectomy and perioperative therapies: Two open issues in gastric cancer Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Review Article

14 Early periportal sinusoidal fibrosis is an accurate marker of accelerated HCV recurrence after liver transplantation Journal of Hepatology, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Expression of HER-2 in rectal cancers treated with preoperative radiotherapy: A potential biomarker predictive of metastasis Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Minimally invasive oesophagectomy more expensive than open despite shorter length of stay European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Endoscopic submucosal dissection for undifferentiated-type early gastric cancer: Do we have enough data to support this? Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 21, 2014    Review Article

18 Usefulness of over-the-scope clipping system for closing digestive fistulas Digestive Endoscopy, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Colonic endoscopic mucosal resection of large polyps: Is it safe in the very elderly? Digestive and Liver Diseases, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 A prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled study of non-cross-linked porcine acellular dermal matrix fascial sublay for parastomal reinforcement in patients undergoing surgery for permanent abdominal wall ostomies Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, April 21, 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

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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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