October 2005 • Octobre 2005

Can J Surg 2005;48(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Meeting the challenge of reducing waiting times for surgery
G.L. Warnock

Relever le défi de la réduction des temps d’attente en chirurgie
G.L. Warnock

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Incidence of portal vein thrombosis after laparoscopic splenectomy
W. Harris, M. Marcaccio

Waiting times and patient perspectives for total hip and knee arthroplasty in rural and urban Ontario
M.G. Snider, S.J. MacDonald, R. Pototschnik

Comorbidity and age are both independent predictors of length of hospitalization in trauma patients
E. Bergeron, A. Lavoie, L. Moore, D. Clas, M. Rossignol

Noncompliance with seat-belt use in patients involved in motor vehicle collisions
C.G. Ball, A.W. Kirkpatrick, F.D. Brenneman

Seat-belt injuries in children involved in motor vehicle crashes
M. Santschi, V. Echavé, S. Laflamme, N. McFadden, C. Cyr

Splenic syndrome in patients at high altitude with unrecognized sickle cell trait: splenectomy is often unnecessary
A. Sheikha

Splenic autotransplantation for treatment of portal hypertension
A. Petroianu, L.P.G. Petroianu

Impact of cognitive imaging and sex differences on the development of laparoscopic suturing skills
T. Donnon, J.-G. DesCôteaux, C. Violato

Review Article • Article de revue

Lipofibromatous hamartoma: review of early diagnosis and treatment
A. Razzaghi, D.J. Anastakis

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

What is so odd about odds?
B. Montreuil, Y. Bendavid, J. Brophy

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 14

Preoperative fasting for adults to prevent perioperative complications
R. McLeod, W. Fitzgerald, M. Sarr, for Membersof the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: Soft tissue.

Recurrent aneurysms
R. Cartier, P. Ugolini

Surgical technique.

A simple drain dressing
R. Mahabir, V. Wong

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Spinal cord impingement by a displaced rib in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis
I.A. Mukhtar, M. Letts, K. Kontio

The contralateral sentinel node
I.K. Komenaka, E.T. Nguyen, G. DeRaffele, J. Mitcham, K.S. Hurst-Wicker, H.L. Kaufman

Gastrocolic fistula secondary to right gastroepiploic-coronary artery bypass
F.D. Clark

Correspondence • Correspondance

Surgical training
F. Rulli; D. Backstein

Procedure of choice for GIST
S. Kavic, A. Park; H. Vuilleumier, N. Halkic