December 2004 • Décembre 2004

Can J Surg 2004;47(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Wait times and health care resources
J.P. Waddell

Périodes d’attente et ressources de la santé
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Ethical guidelines for the evaluation of living organ donors
L. Wright, K. Faith, R. Richardson, D. Grant

Ethical issues in molecular medicine of relevance to surgeons
M. Bernstein, J. Bampoe, A.S. Daar

Original Articles • Articles originaux

All superior pubic ramus fractures are not created equal
D. Steinitz, P. Guy, A. Passariello, R. Reindl, E.J. Harvey

Nonbridging external fixation for fractures of the distal radius
D.A. Bednar, H. Al-Harran

External fixation with or without supplementary intramedullary Kirschner wires in the treatment of distal radial fractures
C. Lin, J.S. Sun, S.M. Hou

The practice of thoracic surgery in Canada
G.E. Darling, D.E. Maziak, J.C. Clifton, R.J. Finley, and the members of the Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgery

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Isolated blunt splenic injury: Do we transfuse more in an attempt to operate less?
F. Balaa, J.D. Yelle, G. Pagliarello, J. Lorimer, J.A. O’Brien

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Isolated blunt splenic injury: Do we transfuse more in an attempt to operate less?

Radiology for the surgeon:

Soft-tissue case 56
S. Vijay, N. Dahiya, P. Sudha

Surgical images: musculoskeletal.

Scapulothoracic dissociation
M.L. Clark, N.M. Jomha

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery. 11.

Evidence-based guidelines for children with isolated spleen or liver injury
R.S. McLeod, E. Webber, for Members of the CAGS Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Levels of evidence and grades of recommendations in general thoracic surgery
A.J. Graham, G. Gelfand, S.D. McFadden, S.C. Grondin

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Skin sealants: an effective option for closing cerebrospinal fluid leakage
B.W. Rotenberg, A. Marchie, M.D. Cusimano

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Cas de fracture bilatérale symétrique simultanée traumatique proximale du tibia et du péroné
J.B. Sié-Essoh, I. Bamba

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome after an emergency operation for acute appendicitis perforation
A. Tunca, M. S¸en, C. Dener, A. Bozoklu, O. Murat Koçak

Spontaneous rupture of the iliac vein
Y. Yasuga, N. Hayashi, Y. Nagai, Y. Sasako

Saddle embolism of the aorta with sudden paraplegia
A.S. Olearchyk