June 2017 • Juin 2017

Can J Surg 2017;60(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Surgical innovation is harder than it looks
E.J. Harvey

Innover en chirurgie, plus difficile qu’il n’y paraît
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

Vascular control during laparoscopic kidney donation
T.B. McGregor, P. Patel, A. Sener, G. Chan

History of surgery: First World War
Histoire de la chirurgie : Première Guerre Mondiale

The University of Toronto’s lasting contribution to war surgery: how Maj. L. Bruce Robertson fundamentally transformed thinking toward blood transfusion during the First World War
A. Tien, Andrew Beckett, D. Pannell

Research • Recherche

Analyzing the risk factors influencing surgical site infections: the site of environmental factors
J.L. Alfonso-Sanchez, I.M. Martinez, J.M. Martín-Moreno, R.S. González, F. Botía

Effects of electrospun scaffolds of di-O-butyrylchitin and poly-(ε-caprolactone) on wound healing
J. Drobnik, I. Krucinska, A. Komisarczyk, S. Sporny, A. Szczepanowska, J. Ciosek

Physician extenders on surgical services: a systematic review
J. Johal, A. Dodd

Comparing the tensile strength of square and reversing half-hitch alternating post knots
V. Wu, E.A. Sykes, D. Mercer, W.M. Hopman, E. Tang

Factors affecting orthopedic residency selection: a cross-sectional survey
J. Strelzow, R. Petretta, H.M. Broekhuyse

A population-based study of outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours
T. McMullen, A. Al-Jahdali, C. de Gara, S. Ghosh, A. McEwan, D. Schiller

Comparison of outcomes of root replacement procedures and supracoronary techniques for surgical repair of acute aortic dissection
M. Valdis, C. Adams, M.W.A. Chu, B. Kiaii, L. Guo

A comparison of revisional and primary bariatric surgery
C. Fulton, C. Sheppard, D. Birch, S. Karmali, C. de Gara

Thirteen-year wear rate comparison of highly crosslinked and conventional polyethylene in total hip arthroplasty: long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized controlled trial
M.G. Teeter, X. Yuan, L.E. Somerville, S.J. MacDonald, R.W. McCalden, D.D. Naudie

Online letters • Lettres en ligne

In memoriam of Dr. Tom Starzl
P.D. Greig

Surgical mentorship in Canada in 2017
Y. Pillay

April 2017 • Avril 2017

Can J Surg 2017;60(2)

Editorial • Éditorial

Doceo ergo sum: mentoring surgeons
V. McAlister

Doceo ergo sum : le mentorat des chirurgiens
V. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

À la mémoire du Dr Jean Couture, un grand chirurgien au Canada et en Chine (1924–2016)
L. Deschênes, J. Deslauriers, Y. Douville

Surrogate end points save lives
C. Vinden

History of surgery: First World War
Histoire de la chirurgie : Première Guerre Mondiale

Somewhere in France (9 April 17): a centenary review of medical arrangements at Vimy Ridge
V. McAlister

Research • Recherche

Are outcomes reported in surgical randomized trials patient-important? A systematic review and meta-analysis
S. Adie, I.A. Harris, J.M. Naylor, R. Mittal

Intraoperative culture positive allograft bone and subsequent postoperative infections: a retrospective review
L. Sims, P. Kulyk, A. Woo

The burden of second hip fractures: provincial surgical hospitalizations over 15 years
P. Guy, B. Sobolev, K.J. Sheehan, L. Kuramoto, K.A. Lefaivre

Publication outcomes for research presented at a Canadian surgical conference
S.A. Crawford, G. Roche-Nagle

Utilizing the physician assistant role: case study in an upper-extremity orthopedic surgical program
S.L. Hepp, E. Suter, D. Nagy, T. Knorren, J.W. Bergman

Simultaneous resection of primary colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastases: a population-based study
S. Nanji, W.J. Mackillop, X. Wei, C.M. Booth

Endoscopic mucosal resection for high-grade dysplasia and intramucosal carcinoma: a Canadian experience
D.T. Yamashita, C. Li, D. Bethune, H. Henteleff, J. Ellsmere

The utility of thyroid ultrasonography in the management of thyroid nodules
G. Gamme, T. Parrington, E. Wiebe, S. Ghosh, B. Litt, D.C. Williams, T.P.W. McMullen

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

The adequacy of hepatopancreatobiliary training: How does operative exposure and perceived readiness in fellowship translate into subsequent practice?
J.-M. Aubin, A.K. Bressan, J.P. Edwards, S.C. Grondin, E. Dixon, R.M. Minter, D.R. Jeyarajah, P. Hansen, A.B. Cooper, C.G. Ball

February 2017 • Février 2017

Can J Surg 2017;60(1)

Editorial • Éditorial

Trudeau government meddling in provincial mandates
E.J. Harvey

Le gouvernement Trudeau s’ingère dans les attributions des provinces
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

Festschrift in honour of Dr. Roger Keith
V. McAlister

Canada’s first indigenous physician? The story of Dr. O (1841–1907)
M.A. Hamilton

History of surgery: First World War
Histoire de la chirurgie : Première Guerre Mondiale

Treatment of enemy wounded: evidence from the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital (Dalhousie University)
D. Leddin, P. Charlebois

Research • Recherche

Sustainability of a proactive geriatric trauma consultation service
C.L. Wong, R. Al Atia, A. McFarlan, H.Y. Lee, C. Valiaveettil, B. Haas

Antegrade versus retrograde nailing techniques and trochanteric versus piriformis intramedullary nailing entry points for femoral shaft fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis
N. Hussain, F.N. Hussain, C. Sermer, H. Kamdar, E.H. Schemitsch, A. Sternheim, P. Kuzyk

Analysis of contributing factors influencing thromboembolic events after total knee arthroplasty
S. Plante, E.L. Belzile, D. Fréchette, J. Lefebvre

Innovative practice model to optimize resource utilization and improve access to care for high-risk and BRCA+ patients
L. Head, C. Nessim, K. Usher Boyd

Impact of trauma centre designation level on outcomes following hemorrhagic shock: a multicentre cohort study
P. Dufresne, L. Moore, P.-A. Tardif, T. Razek, M. Omar, A. Boutin, J. Clément

The cost of screening radiographs after stable fracture fixation
T. Tufescu

Cost savings of outpatient versus standard inpatient total knee arthroplasty
A. Huang, J.-J. Ryu, G. Dervin

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Why wait until residency? Competency-based education in longitudinal integrated clerkships
J.Q. Gentles

A new fixation-free 3D multilamellar preperitoneal implant for open inguinal hernia repair
A. Brescia, F. Tomassini, G. Berardi, M. Pezzatini, U.M. Cosenza, D. Castiglia, A. Dall’Oglio, A. Salaj, M. Gasparrini

Informed consent for surgery: risk discussion and documentation
M. Hanson, D. Pitt

Reviewers • Réviseurs

Reviewers 2016


Correction: No benefit to surgical fixation of flail chest injuries compared with modern comprehensive management: results of a retrospective cohort study

Correction: A retrospective quality control study of goals of care designation in geriatric trauma patients

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December 2016 • Décembre 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

The benefits and risks of requiring researchers to share data
E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

Les avantages et les risques d’exiger que les chercheurs partagent leurs données
E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

Remembering Dr. Frederick Griffith Pearson
R.J. Finley

Unpacking the financial costs of “bariatric tourism” gone wrong: Who holds responsibility for costs to the Canadian health care system?
J.C. Snyder, D.S. Silva, V.A. Crooks

History of surgery: first world war
Histoire de la chirurgie : première guerre mondiale

Western University (No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital and No. 14 Canadian General Hospital): a study of medical volunteerism in the First World War
A.C. Istl, V.C. McAlister
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Research • Recherche

Use of intraosseous devices in trauma: a survey of trauma practitioners in Canada, Australia and New Zealand
P.T. Engels, M. Erdogan, S.L. Widder, M.B. Butler, N. Kureshi, K. Martin, R.S. Green

Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in the Maritimes: examining the waves of change over time
A.C. Ednie, O. Amram, J.C. Creaser, N. Schuurman, S. Leclerc, N. Yanchar

The use of computer-assisted surgery as an educational tool for the training of orthopedic surgery residents in pedicle screw placement: a pilot study and survey among orthopedic residents
A. Aoude, H. Alhamzah, M. Fortin, P. Jarzem, J. Ouellet, M.H. Weber

Higher-risk mitral valve operations after previous sternotomy: endoscopic, minimally invasive approach improves patient outcomes
K.L. Losenno, P.M. Jones, M. Valdis, S.A. Fox, B. Kiaii, M.W.A. Chu

The development and validation of a multivariable model to predict whether patients referred for total knee replacement are suitable surgical candidates at the time of initial consultation
L. Churchill, S.J. Malian, B.M. Chesworth, D. Bryant, S.J. MacDonald, J.D. Marsh, J.R. Giffin

An economic evaluation of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) multisite implementation program for colorectal surgery in Alberta
N.X. Thanh, A.W. Chuck, T. Wasylak, J. Lawrence, P. Faris, O. Ljungqvist,
G. Nelson, L.M. Gramlich

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Enabling front line–driven perioperative quality improvement through organizational infrastructure built around the Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program
H. Moloo, R. Brooke, S. Sundaresan, B. Skinner, Alan Berg, P. Doering, J. Worthington, A. Forster, D. Schramm

The Web-based CanMEDS Resident Learning Portfolio Project (WEBCAM): how we got started
P. Glen, F. Balaa, F. Momoli, L. Martin, D. Found, A. Arnaout

Preoperative repeat endoscopy for colorectal cancer: What is its role and when is it necessary?
W.J. Choi, M.C. Cleghorn, F.A. Quereshy

The International Association of Student Surgical Societies: creation and dissemination
T. Chandauka, A. Leusink, M. Hsiao, D. Kahn, G. Azzie

October 2016 • Octobre 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Physician and government disconnect is becoming a chasm
E.J. Harvey

Profession médicale et gouvernement : l’abîme se creuse
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

A review of the literature and discussion: establishing a consensus for the definition of post-mastectomy pain syndrome to provide a standardized clinical and research approach
M. Brackstone

Five things they don’t teach you in medical school
C.G. Ball, S.C. Grondin, E. Dixon, K.D. Lillemoe, M. Bhandari, N. Parry

Research • Recherche

No benefit to surgical fixation of flail chest injuries compared with modern comprehensive management: results of a retrospective cohort study
J. Farquhar, Y. Almarhabi, G. Slobogean, B. Slobogean, N. Garraway, R.K. Simons, S.M. Hameed

Trends in revision hip and knee arthroplasty observations after implementation of a regional joint replacement registry
J. Singh, A. Politis, L. Loucks, D.R. Hedden, E.R. Bohm

Plain film measurement error in acute displaced midshaft clavicle fractures
L.A. Archer, S. Hunt, D. Squire, C. Moores, C. Stone, F. O’Dea, A. Furey

Conservative versus operative management in stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma: the experience of a Canadian level 1 trauma centre
S. Bennett, A. Amath, H. Knight, J. Lampron

The impact of blood transfusion on perioperative outcomes following gastric cancer resection: an analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
Maryam Elmi, A. Mahar, D. Kagedan, C.H.L. Law, P.J. Karanicolas, Y. Lin, J. Callum, N.G. Coburn, J. Hallet

Efficacy of intraoperative cell salvage in decreasing perioperative blood transfusion rates in first-time cardiac surgery patients: a retrospective study
C.L. Côté, A.M. Yip, J.B. MacLeod, B. O’Reilly, J. Murray, M. Ouzounian, C.D. Brown, R. Forgie, M.P. Pelletier, A. Hassan

Length of stay, wait time to surgery and 30-day mortality for patients with hip fractures after the opening of a dedicated orthopedic weekend trauma room
M. Taylor, W. Hopman, J. Yach

Review • Revue

Post–breast surgery pain syndrome: establishing a consensus for the definition of post-mastectomy pain syndrome to provide a standardized clinical and research approach — a review of the literature and discussion
D. Waltho, G. Rockwell

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to assess an article about harm in surgery
A. Thoma, M. Nirmal Kaur, F. Farrokhyar, D. Waltho, C. Levis, P. Lovrics, C.H. Goldsmith

Predicting which patients actually receive radiation following breast conserving therapy in Canadian populations
K. Guidolin, M. Lock, L. Richard, G. Boldt, M. Brackstone


Correction: The optimal time for surgery in women with serous ovarian cancer.

August 2016 • Août 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(4)

Editorial • Éditorial

Datum isn’t; data are
V.C. McAlister

De l’usage du pluriel (ou non) du mot « data »
V.C. McAlister

Research • Recherche

The optimal time for surgery in women with serous ovarian cancer
J.M. Stewart, A.A. Tone, H. Jiang, M.Q. Bernardini, S. Ferguson, S. Laframboise, K.J. Murphy, B. Rosen, T. May

Comparative effectiveness and safety of gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding in a population-based bariatric program: prospective cohort study
R.S. Gill, S.R. Majumdar, C.F. Rueda-Clausen, S. Apte, D.W. Birch, S. Karmali, A.M. Sharma, S. Klarenbach, R.S. Padwal

Same-day discharge after unilateral parathyroidectomy is safe
J.K. Peel, A.L. Melck

Accuracy of the modified Hardinge approach in acetabular positioning
P. Goyal, A. Lau, R. McCalden, M.G. Teeter, J.L. Howard, B.A. Lanting

Diverticulitis in immunosuppressed patients: A fatal outcome requiring a new approach?
A. Brandl, T. Kratzer, R. Kafka-Ritsch, E. Braunwarth, C. Denecke, S. Weiss, G. Atanasov, R. Sucher, M. Biebl, F. Aigner, J. Pratschke, R. Öllinger

Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic colorectal resections with respect to 30-day perioperative morbidity
A.E. Feinberg, A. Elnahas, S. Bashir, M.C. Cleghorn, F.A. Quereshy

Attitudes and beliefs about the surgical safety checklist: Just another tick box?
N. Dharampal, C. Cameron, E. Dixon, W. Ghali, M.L. Quan

The enigma of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome following motor vehicle collisions
A.I. Munro, G.D. McPherson

Review • Revue

Aging and orthopedics: how a lifespan development model can inform practice and research
S. Gautreau, O.N. Gould, M.E. Forsythe

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Impact of sex on the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of papillary thyroid cancer
E. Yorke, A. Melck, S.M. Wiseman

Correspondence • Correspondance

Letter to the editor: response to “Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?”
H. Moloo, I. Raiche, L. Williams, F. Balaa

Letter to the editor: response to “Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?” – Author response
E. Wakeam,  S. Feinberg

June 2016 • Juin 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Continuous quality improvement in orthopedic surgery: changes and implications with health system funding reform
P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

Amélioration continue de la qualité en chirurgie orthopédique: modifications et répercussions de la réforme du financement du système de santé
P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

Research • Recherche

Trends in brain-dead organ donor characteristics: a 13-year analysis
M. Hassanain, E. Simoneau, S.A. Doi, M. Aljiffry, A. Aloraini, A. Madkhali, P. Metrakos

Recommendations for surgical safety checklist use in Canadian children’s hospitals
E.D. Skarsgard

Making the transition from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to chest tube with fibrinolytics for empyema in children: Any change in outcomes?
M.H. Livingston, S. Colozza, K.N. Vogt, N. Merritt, A. Bütter

The impact of adverse events on health care costs for older adults undergoing nonelective abdominal surgery
J.G. Bailey, P.J.B. Davis, A.R. Levy, M. Molinari, P.M. Johnson

Creation of the sole regional laser lead extraction program serving Atlantic Canada: initial experience
K.J. Williams, S. O’Keefe, J.-F. Légaré

Temporal trends in the use of diagnostic imaging for inpatients with pancreatic conditions: How much ionizing radiation are we using?
A.K. Bressan, J.-F. Ouellet, D. Tanyingoh, E. Dixon, G.G. Kaplan, S.C. Grondin, R.P. Myers, R. Mohamed, C.G. Ball

Understanding the complexities of shared decision-making in cancer: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients undergoing colorectal surgery
D.H. Hirpara, M.C. Cleghorn, S. Sockalingam, F.A. Quereshy

Traumatic spinal injuries in children at a single level 1 pediatric trauma centre: report of a 23- year experience
C. Kim, M. Vassilyadi, J.K. Forbes, N.W.P. Moroz, A. Camacho, P.J. Moroz

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Clinical importance of bilateral disease in patients with papillary thyroid cancer
S.E. Moore, K. Kasaian, S. Jones, A. Melck, S.M. Wiseman

Online Correspondence • correspondance en ligne

GPs with enhanced surgical skills: a questionable solution for remote surgical services
R. Friesen

April 2016 • Avril 2016

Can J Surg 2015;59(2)

Editorial • Éditorial

Caregiver fatigue and surrogate end-of-life decision making
V.C. McAlister

La fatigue des aidants et la prise de décisions en fin de vie par autrui
V.C. McAlister

Commentaries • Commentaires

Trauma simulation in bilingual Canada: Insurmountable barrier or unexpected strength? Insights from the first bilingual S.T.A.R.T.T. course
L.M. Gillman, S. Widder, J. Clément, P.T. Engels, J.D. Paton-Gay, P.G. Brindley

Canadian Association of General Surgeons position statement: recommendations for surgeons with blood-borne communicable diseases
S. Cleary, K. Doucette, C.J. Doig, C. Coffin, D. Grant, E. Dixon

Research • Recherche

Teaching surgery takes time: the impact of surgical education on time in the operating room
C. Vinden, R. Malthaner, J. McGee, J.A. McClure, J. Winick-Ng, K. Liu, D.M. Nash, B. Welk, L. Dubois

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a new bariatric surgery centre in Canada: 30-day complication rates using the Clavien–Dindo classification
V. Falk, L. Twells, D. Gregory, R. Murphy, C. Smith, D. Boone, D. Pace

A Canadian population-based description of the indications for lower-extremity amputations and outcomes
A. Kayssi, C. de Mestral, T.L. Forbes, G. Roche-Nagle

Are patients willing to pay for total shoulder arthroplasty? Evidence from a discrete choice experiment
N.N. O’Hara, G.P. Slobogean, T. Mohammadi, C.A. Marra, M.R. Vicente, A. Khakban, M.D. McKee

The relevance of preoperative ultrasound cervical mapping in patients with thyroid cancer
D. Kocharyan, F. Schwenter, M. Bélair, E. Nassif

Very early initiation of chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after blunt solid organ injury is safe
P.B. Murphy, N. Sothilingam, T. Charyk Stewart, B. Batey, B. Moffat, D.K. Gray, N.G. Parry, K.N. Vogt

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale for use in French-speaking populations
M. Angers, A. Svotelis, F. Balg, J.-P. Allard

Review • Revue

Clinical practice guideline: management of acute pancreatitis
J.A. Greenberg, J. Hsu, M. Bawazeer, J. Marshall, J.O. Friedrich, A. Nathens,
N. Coburn, G.R. May, E. Pearsall, R.S. McLeod

Discussions in Surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?
E. Wakeam, S. Feinberg

History of Surgery • Histoire de la chirurgie

Dr. William Waugh (1851–1936): promoter of change in nineteenth century medical education and practice
S. McKellar

Online Correspondence •  Correspondance en ligne

Apples and oranges
C. Vinden

Apples and oranges – Author response
D.R. Urbach, A. Malik, T. A. Stukel, C.M. Bell

Letter to the Editor
J. Kornelsen, K. McCartney

Letter to the Editor – Author Response
C. Vinden, M. Ott

February 2016 • Février 2016

Can J Surg 2016;59(1)

Editorial • Éditorial

Winds of change in delivery of quality surgical care are not strong enough
E.J. Harvey

Pour la prestation de soins chirurgicaux de qualité, le vent du changement ne souffle pas assez fort
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

Point of care ultrasonography use and training among trauma providers across Canada
E.M. AlEassa, M.T. Ziesmann, A.W. Kirkpatrick, C.L. Wurster, L.M. Gillman

S.T.A.R.T.T. plus: addition of prehospital personnel to a national multidisciplinary crisis resource management trauma team training course
L.M. Gillman, D. Martin, P.T. Engels, P. Brindley, S. Widder, C. French

Research • Recherche

Does ultrasongraphy predict intraoperative findings at cholecystectomy? An institutional review
S. Stogryn, J. Metcalfe, A. Vergis, K. Hardy

Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large hernia surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada
A. Malik, C.M. Bell, T.A. Stukel, D.R. Urbach

Working toward reducing postoperative fracture radiographs: a survey of Canadian surgeons
T. Tufescu

Discrepancy between gastroenterologists’ and general surgeons’ perspectives on repeat endoscopy in colorectal cancer
A. Azin, M.C. Jimenez, M.C. Cleghorn, T.D. Jackson, A. Okrainec, P.G. Rossos, F.A. Quereshy

Trauma care and referral patterns in Rwanda: implications for trauma system development
G. Ntakiyiruta, E.G. Wong, M.C. Rousseau, L. Ruhungande, A.L. Kushner, A.S. Liberman, K. Khwaja, M. Dakermandji, M. Wilson, T. Razek, P. Kyamanywa, D.L. Deckelbaum

Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among orthopedic trauma surgeons: an OTA survey
S.M. AlQahtani, M.M. Alzahrani, E.J. Harvey

Mid-term survivorship and clinical outcomes of cobalt-chrome and oxidized zirconium on highly crosslinked polyethylene
S.M. Petis, E.M. Vasarhelyi, B.A. Lanting, J.L. Howard, D.D.R. Naudie, L.E. Somerville, R.W. McCalden

Review • Revue

Prevention of perineal hernia after laparoscopic and robotic abdominoperineal resection: review with illustrative case series of internal hernia through pelvic mesh
G. Melich, D.R. Lim, H. Hur, B.S. Min, S.H. Baik, G.O. Arena, P.H. Gordon, N.K. Kim

Discussions in Surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Financial costs and patients’ perceptions of medical tourism in bariatric surgery
D.H. Kim, C.E. Sheppard, C.J. de Gara, S. Karmali, D.W. Birch

CJS debate: Is mammography useful in average-risk screening for breast cancer?
M. Brackstone, S. Latosinsky, E. Saettler, R. George

Elimination of 24-hour continuous medical resident duty in Quebec
F. Hamadani, D. Deckelbaum, M. Shaheen, A. Sauvé, S. Dumitra, N. Ahmed, J.-F. Latulippe, F. Balaa, M. Walsh, P. Fata

Reviewers 2015 • Examinateurs 2015

Reviewers 2015

Online Correspondence • Correspondance en ligne

Evaluating if colonoscopies are essential after a diverticulitis diagnosis
J. Herron, S. Harrison, S. Casans, A. Gilliam, L. Marrow, A. Mejsak, M. Charnley, A. Aftab

Evaluating if colonoscopies are essential after a diverticulitis diagnosis – Author Response
G. Ou, G. Rosenfeld, B. Bressler

Operative or nonoperative management of Hinchey III purulent acute diverticulitis?
R. Costi, A. Zarzavadjian le Bian, C. Smadja, V. Violi

Re: Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada
R. Bendavid

December 2015 • Décembre 2015

Can J Surg 2015;58(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Cross-specialty training in the era of competency-based education
E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

L’apprentissage interspécialités à l’ère de la formation basée sur les compétences
E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

Why Canada needs networks to provide rural surgical care, including family doctors with essential surgical skills
G. Warnock, P. Miles

GPs with enhanced surgical skills: a questionable solution for remote surgical services
C. Vinden, M.C. Ott

Providing mentorship support to general surgery residents: a model for structured group facilitation
C. Champion, S. Bennett, D. Carver, K. El Tawil, S. Fabbro, N. Howatt, F. Noei, R. Rae, F. Haggar, A. Arnaout

Research • Recherche

Current perioperative practice in Canadian vascular surgery
M. Rockley, K. Chu, J. Bayne

Randomized controlled trial to investigate the effect of metal clips on early migration during stent implantation for malignant esophageal stricture
C. Wang, C. Lou

Effects of adding Braun jejunojejunostomy to standard Whipple procedure on reduction of afferent loop syndrome — a randomized clinical trial
F. Kakaei, S. Beheshtirouy, S.M.R. Nejatollahi, I. Rashidi, T. Asvadi, A. Habibzadeh, M. Oliaei-Motlagh

Early clinical experience with the POEM procedure for achalasia
D. Hong, R. Pescarus, R. Khan, L. Ambrosini, M. Anvari, M. Cadeddu

Early experience with robotic pancreatic surgery in a Canadian institution
S. Piedimonte, Y. Wang, S. Bergman, T. Vanounou

Functional outcomes of acutely infected knee arthroplasty: a comparison of different surgical treatment options
I. Dzaja, J. Howard, L. Somerville, B. Lanting

Working toward benchmarks in orthopedic OR efficiency for joint replacement surgery in an academic centre
P.E. Beaulé, A.A. Frombach, J.-J. Ryu

Is it safe to wait? The effect of surgical wait time on survival in patients with non–small cell lung cancer
S. Coughlin, M. Plourde, K. Guidolin, D. Fortin, E. Frechette, R. Malthaner, R. Inculet

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

A proposal for the curriculum and evaluation for training rural family physicians in enhanced surgical skills
N. Caron, S. Iglesias, R. Friesen, V. Berjat, N. Humber, R. Falk, M. Prins, V. Vogt Haines, B. Geller, F. Janke, R. Woollard, B. Batchelor, J. Van Bussel

The importance of tailoring physicians’ trauma care training needs in rural environments
P. Tarighi, J.E. Sherman, O. Mian, A.B. Nathens

Trends in the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF): analysis of the CSF program over the past decade
C.G. Ball, T.L. Eberle, E. Dixon, C. Boland

Significance of CD4+ T-cell count in the management of appendicitis in patients with HIV
K. Kitaoka, K. Saito, K. Tokuuye

A comparison of outcomes between laparoscopic and open appendectomy in Canada
C. Blackmore, D. Tanyingo, G.G. Kaplan, E. Dixon, A.R. MacLean, C.G. Ball

Online correspondence • Correspondance en lignge

Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: our view
M. Wilkinson, A. Kaufmann

Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: our view – Author response
J. Norton, K.E. Aronyk, D.M. Hedden

Endoscopy training in Canada in general surgery residency programs: ways forward
D. Pace,  M. Borgaonkar

Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review
P.P. Green

Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review – Author response
L. Teodoro da Luz, B. Nascimento Junior, H. Tien

Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers
R. Bendavid

Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers – Author response
M. Camp, A. Gross, M. McKneally

October 2015 • Octobre 2015

Can J Surg 2015;58(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Why is Ontario becoming a have not medical province?
E.J. Harvey

Pourquoi l’Ontario devient-elle une province déficiente sur le plan médical?
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

A small grant funding program to promote innovation at an academic research hospital
K. Orrell, R. Yankanah, E. Heon, J.G. Wright

Are surgeons happy in practice? Examining a quarter-century of Alberta’s surgical graduates
C. Frayn, V. Masson, S. Erichsen, J. White

Research • Recherche

Evaluating the reliability of surgical assessment methods in an orthopedic residency program
N. Smith, J. Harnett, A. Furey

Diagnosis of VTE postdischarge for major abdominal and pelvic oncologic surgery: implications for a change in practice
H. Alsubaie, C. Leggett, P. Lambert, J. Park, D. Hochman, D. Wirtzfeld, A. McKay

Perioperative factors predicting poor outcome in elderly patients following emergency general surgery: a multivariate regression analysis
M.C. Lees, S. Merani, K.Tauh, R.G. Khadaroo

Intraoperative ultrasonography and surgical strategy in hepatic resection: What difference does it make?
R. Jrearz, R. Hart, S. Jayaraman

Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers
M.W. Camp, A.E. Gross, M.F. McKneally

Endoscopy services and training: a national survey of general surgeons
D. Skubleny, N. Switzer, S. Karmali, C. de Gara

Review • Revue

Impact of the age of stored blood on trauma patient mortality: a systematic review
N. Sowers, P.C. Froese, M. Erdogan, R.S. Green

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Assessing personal contributions in global surgery: By whose yardstick?
G. Hollaar, R. Taylor

Bougie dilators: simple, safe and cost-effective treatment for Crohn’s-related fibrotic anal strictures
S.B. Kashkooli, S. Samanta, M. Rouhani, S. Akbarzadeh, F. Saibil

Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to perform a high-quality literature search
D. Waltho, M.N. Kaur, R.B. Haynes, F. Farrokhyar, A. Thoma


Correction: Medical mentorship in Afghanistan: How are military mentors perceived by Afghan health care providers?

August 2015 • Août 2015

Can J Surg 2015;58(4)

Editorial • Éditorial

Raising the standard of surgical reporting to increase its impact
V.C. McAlister

Élever les normes de production de rapports de recherche chirurgicale pour accroître leur impact
V.C. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

A tribute to Lloyd D. MacLean
R.G. Keith

In memory of Lloyd D. MacLean
J. Meakins

Research • Recherche

Colonoscopy after CT-diagnosed acute diverticulitis: Is it really necessary?
G. Ou, G. Rosenfeld, J. Brown, N. Chan, T. Hong, H. Lim, B. Bressler

Traffic in the operating room during joint replacement is a multidisciplinary problem
M. Bédard, R. Pelletier-Roy, M. Angers-Goulet, P.-A. Leblanc, S. Pelet

Prognostic value of lymph node ratio in survival of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer
D. Zhou, M. Ye, Y. Bai, L. Rong, Y. Hou

Patient and observer scar assessment scores favour the late appearance of a transverse cervical incision over a vertical incision in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for stroke risk reduction
M. Deck, D. Kopriva

A survey of current practices and preferences for internal fixation of displaced olecranon fractures
T. Wood, K. Thomas, F. Farrokhyar, B. Ristevski, M. Bhandari, B. Petrisor

Reduced time to surgery improves mortality and length of stay following hip fracture: results from an intervention study in a Canadian health authority
E. Bohm, L. Loucks, K. Wittmeier, L.M. Lix, L. Oppenheimer

Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: insertion of a skin-level device using a tear-away sheath
M.H. Livingston, D. Pepe, S. Jones, A. Bütter, N.H. Merritt

Initial assessment of patient handoff in accredited general surgery residency programs in the United States and Canada: a cross-sectional survey
A.M. Saleem, J.K. Paulus, M.C. Vassiliou, S.K. Parsons

Rehabilitation after lower limb injury: development of a predictive score (RALLI score)
D.M. Rouleau, A. Place, M. Bérubé, Y.G. Laflamme, D. Feldman

 Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Penetrating nontorso trauma: the head and the neck
C.G. Ball

Penetrating nontorso trauma: the extremities
C.G. Ball

Supplement: The Canadian Armed Forces Supplement on Military Medicine: Caring for the Wounded in the Future

CJS Full Issue
Digital | PDF

Foreword • Avant-propos

Col H. Tien

Col H. Tien

Introductions • Introduction

BGen J.-R. Bernier

BGén J.-R. Bernier

Commentary • Commentaire

In memoriam — Erin Savage, MD, CCFP(EM) Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Canadian Medical Service
LCol C. Forestier

The need for a robust 24/7 subspecialty “clearing house” response for telementored trauma care
Maj A.W. Kirkpatrick, D. Hamilton, Maj A. Beckett, A. LaPorta, S. Brien, Col E. Glassberg, C.G. Ball, D.J. Roberts, Col H. Tien

Technical innovations that may facilitate real-time telementoring of damage control surgery in austere environments: a proof of concept comparative evaluation of the importance of surgical experience, telepresence, gravity and mentoring in the conduct of damage control laparotomies
Maj A.W. Kirkpatrick, A. LaPorta, S. Brien, T. Leslie, Col E. Glassberg, J. McKee, C.G. Ball, H.E. Wright Beatty, J. Keillor, D.J. Roberts, Col H. Tien

Review • Revue

Advances in damage control resuscitation and surgery: implications on the organization of future military field forces
Col H. Tien, Maj A. Beckett, LCol N. Garraway, LCol M. Talbot, Capt D. Pannell, T. Alabbasi

Research • Recherche

Medical mentorship in Afghanistan: How are military mentors perceived by Afghan health care providers?
Maj A. Beckett, R. Fowler, N.K.J. Adhikari, L. Hawryluck, T. Razek, Col H. Tien

Cervical spine injury in dismounted improvised explosive device trauma
J. Taddeo, Maj M. Devine, LCol V.C. McAlister

Blunt splenic injury and severe brain injury: a decision analysis and implications for care
T. Alabbasi, A.B. Nathens, Col H. Tien

Needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax: the Israeli Defense Forces experience
LTC J. Chen, Capt R. Nadler, Maj D. Schwartz, Col H. Tien, LTC A.P. Cap, Col E.Glassberg

Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review
L.T. da Luz, B. Nascimento, Col H. Tien, M.J. Kim, A.B. Nathens, S. Vlachos,
Col E. Glassberg

Acute nontraumatic general surgical conditions on a combat deployment
Capt D. Pannell, A.B. Nathens, Col J. Ricard, LCol E. Savage, Col H. Tien

Factors affecting mortality of pediatric trauma patients encountered in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Capt D. Pannell, J. Poynter, P.W. Wales, Col H. Tien, A.B. Nathens, D. Shellington

The Canadian Armed Forces medical response to Typhoon Haiyan
LCol E. Savage, Maj M.D. Christian, Maj S. Smith, Capt D. Pannell

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Fresh whole blood transfusion capability for Special Operations Forces
Maj A. Beckett, J. Callum, L.T. da Luz, J. Schmid, C. Funk, Col E. Glassberg, Col H. Tien

June 2015 • Juin 2015

Can J Surg 2015;58(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Surgical innovation: When do I see it in my operating room?
E.J. Harvey

Les innovations chirurgicales : bientôt dans ma salle d’opération?
E.J. Harvey

Commentary • Commentaire

Endoscopy training in Canadian general surgery residency programs
N.L. Bradley, A. Bazzerelli, J. Lim, V.W.C. Ying, S. Steigerwald, M. Strickland, 
on behalf of the CAGS Residents Committee

A tribute to Dr. Normand Belliveau
H.S. Stern

Research • Recherche

In search of the best reconstructive technique after pancreaticoduodenectomy: pancreaticojejunostomy versus pancreaticogastrostomy
J. Grendar, J.-F. Ouellet, F.R. Sutherland, O.F. Bathe, C.G. Ball, E. Dixon

Not all total joint replacement patients are created equal: preoperative factors and length of stay in hospital
M. Winemaker, D. Petruccelli, C. Kabali, J. de Beer

Colonic perforation with intraluminal stents and bevacizumab in advanced colorectal cancer: retrospective case series and literature review
A. Imbulgoda, A. MacLean, J. Heine, S. Drolet, M.M. Vickers

Starting a new laparoscopic liver surgery program: initial experience and improved efficiency
S. Liang, S. Jayaraman

Occult pneumothoraces in ventilated pediatric trauma patients: a review
C. Fulton, I. Bratu

To CT or not to CT? The influence of computed tomography on the diagnosis of appendicitis in obese pediatric patients
H. Roy, B. Burbridge

Evaluation of pilot experience with robotic-assisted proctectomy and coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer
S. Ali, B.M. Taylor, C.M. Schlachta

Long-term results of cruciate-retaining total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a minimum 15-year review
J.K. Lee, Y.M. Kee, H.K. Chung, C.H. Choi

Treatment with acetylsalicylic acid prevents short to mid-term radiographic progression of nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a pilot study
A. Albers, A. Carli, B. Routy, E.J. Harvey, C. Séguin

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: a survey of practising surgeons
J.A. Norton, K.E. Aronyk, D.M. Hedden

Hair epilation versus surgical excision as primary management of pilonidal disease in the pediatric population
A. Bütter, M. Hanson, L. VanHouwelingen, N. Merritt, J. Seabrook

Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery workforce in Canada
J.P. Edwards, A. Bressan, N. Dharampal, S.C. Grondin, I. Datta, E. Dixon, S.P. Cleary, J.S. Barkun, J.M. Butte, C.G. Ball


Correction: A 7-year review of men’s and women’s ice hockey injuries in the NCAA