Online First

To ensure timely access to research, these articles are published (and indexed in PubMed) before they appear in a print issue of the journal.

How to cite an epub ahead of print article: Author A, Author B, Author C, et al. Article title. Can J Surg. Year [cited date]; [page length]. DOI:10.1503/cjs.000000

Discussions in surgery * Discussions en chirurgie

Patient-perceived barriers to radiation therapy for breast cancer
K. Guidolin, M. Lock, M. Brackstone
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Can surgical site infections be reduced with the adoption of a bundle of simultaneous initiatives?
The use of NSQIP incidence data to follow multiple quality improvement interventions

D. Rozario
[Appendix 1]
(First published Oct. 26, 2017)

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

No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the Great War: service and sacrifice
Lt-Col A. Beckett, E.J. Harvey
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Research * Recherche

Analysis of postdischarge costs following emergent general surgery in elderly patients
G.J. Eamer, F. Clement, T.L. Pederson, T.A. Churchill, R.G. Khadaroo
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Comparing the anterior, posterior and lateral approach: gait analysis in total hip arthroplasty
S. Petis, J. Howard, B. Lanting, I. Jones, T. Birmingham, E. Vasarhelyi
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Effect of patient decision aid was influenced by presurgical evaluation among patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
L. Boland, M. Taljaard, G. Dervin, L. Trenaman, P. Tugwell, M-P. Pomey, D. Stacey
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Process mapping as a framework for performance improvement in emergency general surgery
K. DeGirolamo, K. D’Souza, W. Hall, E. Joos, N. Garraway, C.K. Sing, P. McLaughlin, M. Hameed
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Tertiary care centre adherence to unified guidelines for management of periprosthetic joint infections: a gap analysis
M.D. Armstrong, A.V. Carli, H. Abdelbary, S. Poitras, P. Lapner, P.E. Beaule
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Physical performance following acute high-risk abdominal surgery: a prospective cohort study
L.R. Jønsson, L.H. Ingelsrud, L.T. Tengberg, T. Bandholm, N.B. Foss, M.T. Kristensen
(First published Dec. 1, 2017)

Debate and Consensus

CJS is dedicated to the development of best surgical practice.  The CJS consensus protocol encourages discussion of consensus statements and articles before publication.

We are currently inviting comment on the article “Toward late career transitioning: a proposal for academic surgeons” by Richards and colleagues. Please send us your comments by submitting an eLetter.