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

Research * Recherche

Development of a simple multidisciplinary arthroplasty wound-assessment instrument: the SMArt Wound Tool
S.S. Kooner and colleagues
(First published August 1, 2018)

e-Consent: approaching surgical consent with mobile technology
A. Bethune and colleagues
(First published August 1, 2018)

Role of the status of the mesorectal fascia in the selection of patients with rectal cancer for preoperative radiation therapy: a retrospective cohort study
M. Simunovic and colleagues
(First published August 1, 2018)

Retirement plans and perspectives among general surgeons: a qualitative assessment
L. Gotlib Conn and F.C. Wright
(First published August 1, 2018)

Physical fitness of medical residents: Is the health of surgical residents at risk?
D.L. Perrin and colleagues
(First published August 1, 2018)

Review * Revue

Can pain catastrophizing be changed in surgical patients? A scoping review
E. Gibson and M.T. Sabo
(First published August 1, 2018)

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.