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

3 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

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

5 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

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

7 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

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

9 Laparoscopically assisted extrahepatic bile duct excision with ductoplasty and a widened hepaticojejunostomy for complicated hepatobiliary dilatation Pediatric Surgery International, April 22, 2014    Clinical Article

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

11 Comparison of the outcomes for laparoscopic gastrectomy performed by the same surgeon between a low-volume hospital and a high-volume center Surgical Endoscopy, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

12 High rate of post-ERCP pancreatitis in patients undergoing endoscopic treatment of benign biliary stricture Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, April 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 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

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

15 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

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

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

18 Risk of colectomy in patients with ulcerative colitis under thiopurine treatment Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 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 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 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

3 Minimally invasive radical pancreatectomy for left-sided pancreatic cancer: Current status and future perspectives World Journal of Gastroenterology, March 5, 2014    Free full text

4 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

5 Laparoscopic versus open surgical management of small bowel obstruction: An analysis of short-term outcomes Surgical Endoscopy, March 24, 2014

6 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

7 Fast-track surgery combined with laparoscopy could improve postoperative recovery of low-risk rectal cancer patients: A randomized controlled clinical trial Journal of Digestive Diseases, March 7, 2014

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

9 Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication with gastric plication as a potential treatment of morbidly obese patients with GERD, first experience and results Obesity Surgery, March 10, 2014

10 The potential benefits and disadvantages of laparoscopic surgery for ulcerative colitis: A review of current evidence Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology , February 28, 2014    Review Article

11 Laparoscopy is safe among patients with congestive heart failure undergoing general surgery procedures Surgery, March 27, 2014

12 Diagnostic markers of postoperative morbidity after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for obesity Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, March 28, 2014

13 Laparoscopic repair of primary and incisional ventral hernias: The differences must be acknowledged Surgical Endoscopy, February 27, 2014

14 Laparoscopic Roux limb placement over a fistula defect without mucosa-to-mucosa anastomosis: A modified technique for surgical management of chronic proximal fistulas after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy Obesity Surgery, March 12, 2014

15 Initial experience with same day discharge after laparoscopic appendectomy for non-perforated appendicitis Journal of Surgical Research, March 18, 2014    Review Article

16 Laparoscopic spleen-preserving no. 10 lymph node dissection for advanced proximal gastric cancer using a left approach Annals of Surgical Oncology, March 4, 2014

17 A comparison of NOTES transvaginal and laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures based upon task analysis Surgical Endoscopy, March 13, 2014

18 Pre-admission use of glucocorticoids and 30-day mortality following colorectal cancer surgery: A population-based Danish cohort study Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, February 28, 2014

19 Early oral feeding following laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery ANZ Journal of Surgery, March 5, 2014

20 Laparoscopic liver resection: basic skills for peripheral lesions Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition, March 10, 2014    Free full text

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