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1 Modified blumgart anastomosis for pancreaticojejunostomy: technical improvement in matched historical control study Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Living donor liver transplantation in children: Should the adult donor be operated on by an adult or pediatric surgeon? Experience of a single pediatric center Journal of Pediatric Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Diagnosis and management of biliary complications in pediatric living donor liver transplant recipients Liver Transplantation, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Prediction of aggressiveness in early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma for selection of surgical resection Journal of Hepatology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Choledochoscopic lithotripsy is a useful adjunct to laparoscopic common bile duct exploration for hepatolithiasis: a cohort study The American Journal of Surgery, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Improved long-term survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases following staging with FDG positron emission tomography Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Enhanced recovery in the resection of colorectal liver metastases Journal of Surgical Oncology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Eradication of Helicobacter pylori after endoscopic resection of gastric tumors does not reduce incidence of metachronous gastric carcinoma Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Expanding endoscopic interventions for pancreatic pseudocyst and walled-off necrosis Journal of Gastroenterology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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10 Directly acting antivirals (DAAS) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in liver transplant patients: A flood of opportunity American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Review Article

11 Comparison of endoscopic papillary balloon dilation and sphincterotomy in young patients with CBD stones and gallstones Digestive Diseases and Sciences, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Reoperation for post-hepatectomy hemorrhage: Increased risk of mortality Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Impact of the hepatopulmonary syndrome MELD exception policy on outcomes of patients after liver transplantation: An Analysis of the UNOS Database Gastroenterology, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Prevalence and severity of hepatopulmonary syndrome and its influence on survival in cirrhotic patients evaluated for liver transplantation American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy for anastomotic recurrence from residual cholangiocarcinoma: Report of a case Surgery Today, April 23, 2014

16 Pilot study on high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation as a bridging therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma patients waitlisted for liver transplant Liver Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Disparities in liver transplantation: The association between donor quality and recipient race/ethnicity and sex Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Survival of recipients of livers from donation after circulatory death who are relisted and undergo retransplant for graft failure American Journal of Transplantation, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Liver resection in the elderly: Significance of comorbidities and blood loss Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Laparoscopically assisted extrahepatic bile duct excision with ductoplasty and a widened hepaticojejunostomy for complicated hepatobiliary dilatation Pediatric Surgery International, April 22, 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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1 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

2 Laparoscopic assisted versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy: Early favorable physical quality of life measures Surgery, March 20, 2014

3 Impact of hospital volume on hospital mortality, length of stay and total costs after pancreaticoduodenectomy British Journal of Surgery, March 4, 2014

4 Beger and frey procedures for treatment of chronic pancreatitis: Comparison of outcomes at 16-year follow-up Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 27, 2014

5 Liver resection using cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) versus harmonic scalpel: A retrospective cohort study International Journal of Surgery, March 18, 2014
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6 Initial experience with a new articulating energy device for laparoscopic liver resection Surgical Endoscopy, March 3, 2014

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

8 Pancreatectomy for metastatic disease: A systematic review European Journal of Surgical Oncology, March 13, 2014    Review Article

9 Single incision versus standard multiport laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Up-dated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials The Surgeon, February 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article
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10 Staging laparoscopy in pancreatic cancer: a potential role for advanced laparoscopic techniques Journal of the American College of Surgeons, March 13, 2014

11 Is splenectomy necessary for immune thrombocytopenic purpura? The role of rituximab in patients with corticosteroid resistance in a single-center experience Clinical Therapeutics, March 28, 2014

12 Major hepatectomy is safe for hepatocellular carcinoma in elderly patients with cirrhosis European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, March 17, 2014

13 Cholecystostomy offers no survival benefit in patients with acute acalculus cholecystitis and severe sepsis and shock Journal of Surgical Research, March 11, 2014

14 A prospective randomized controlled study comparing outcomes of standard resection and extended resection, including dissection of the nerve plexus and various lymph nodes, in patients with pancreatic head cancer Annals of Surgery, March 18, 2014

15 Systematic review of surgical management of synchronous colorectal liver metastases British Journal of Surgery, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

16 Portal venous thrombosis after distal pancreatectomy: Clinical outcomes Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, March 6, 2014

17 Effect of antecolic versus retrocolic reconstruction for gastro/duodenojejunostomy on delayed gastric emptying after pancreaticoduodenectomy: A meta-analysis Surgical Practice, February 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 A nomogram to predict long-term survival after resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma an eastern and western experience JAMA Surgery, March 14, 2014

19 Laparoscopic liver resection in the semiprone position for tumors in the anterosuperior and posterior segments, using a novel dual-handling technique and bipolar irrigation system Surgical Endoscopy, March 14, 2014    Review Article

20 Reappraisal of central pancreatectomy a 12-year single-center experience JAMA Surgery, March 3, 2014

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