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

2 Living-donor or deceased-donor liver transplantation for hepatic carcinoma: A case-matched comparison Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Congestive hepatopathy after Fontan operation and related factors assessed by transient elastography The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Calots triangle: proposal to rename it as Calots region and the concept of ducto-arterial plane Indian Journal of Surgery, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Living donor liver transplantation using a right liver graft with additional vein reconstructions for patient with situs inversus American Journal of Transplantation, April 18, 2014

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6 Is resectable hepatocellular carcinoma a contraindication to liver transplantation? A novel decision model based on “number of patients needed to transplant” as measure of transplant benefit Journal of Hepatology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

7 A novel method of EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy to prevent stent dysfunction Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Hand-assisted versus conventional laparoscopic splenectomy: A systematic review and meta-analysis ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 HLA variants related to primary sclerosing cholangitis influence rejection after liver transplantation Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients aged 80 years and older: an analysis of 111 patients Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Three-dimensional tumor volume and serum alphafetoprotein are predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation: Refined selection criteria Clinical Transplantation, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Comparison of effects of intraoperative esmolol and ketamine infusion on acute postoperative pain after remifentanil-based anesthesia in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy Full Text Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Safety of postoperative thromboprophylaxis after major hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery in Japanese patients Surgery Today, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Imaging in laparoscopic cholecystectomy- What a radiologist needs to know European Journal of Radiology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Results of pancreatic resection associated with portal vein resection in an Australian tertiary care centre ANZ Journal of Surgery, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Prevalence of pre-transplant electrocardiographic abnormalities and post-transplant cardiac events in patients with liver cirrhosis Full Text BMC Gastroenterology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Pancreas transplantation from donors after cardiac death: an update of the UNOS Database Pancreas, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Injury to peribiliary glands and vascular plexus before liver transplantation predicts formation of non-anastomotic biliary strictures Journal of Hepatology, April 16, 2014    Clinical Article

19 From laparoscopic to open Kasai portoenterostomy: the outcome after reintroduction of open Kasai portoenterostomy in infant with biliary atresia Pediatric Surgery International, April 15, 2014    Review Article

20 Prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence in patients with low hepatitis B virus DNA levels and high preoperative hepatitis B surface antigen levels JAMA Surgery, April 15, 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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