December 2008 • Décembre 2008

Can J Surg 2008;51(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

CJS evolves
G.L. Warnock

Le JCC en évolution
G.L. Warnock

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Preoperative autologous blood donation reduces the need for allogeneic blood products: a prospective randomized study
D. Bouchard, B. Marcheix, S. Al-Shamary, F. Vanden Eynden, P. Demers, D. Robitaille, M. Pellerin, L.P. Perrault, M. Carrier

Patient characteristics affecting the prognosis of total hip and knee joint arthroplasty: a systematic review
P.L. Santaguida, G.A. Hawker, P.L. Hudak, R. Glazier, N.N. Mahomed, H.J. Kreder, P.C. Coyte, J.G. Wright

Mesenteric angiography for the localization and treatment of acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding
P.J. Karanicolas, P.H. Colquhoun, E. Dahlke, G.H. Guyatt

Drilling sounds are used by surgeons and intermediate residents, but not novice orthopedic trainees, to guide drilling motions
M. Praamsma, H. Carnahan, D. Backstein, C.J.H. Veillette, D. Gonzalez, A. Dubrowski

Barriers to breast reconstruction after mastectomy in Nova Scotia
G.P. Barnsley, L. Sigurdson, S. Kirkland

Geographic variation and physician specialization in the use of percutaneous biopsy for breast cancer diagnosis
C.M.B. Holloway, R. Saskin, L. Paszat

Review Article • Article de revue

Imaging and transcatheter arterial embolization for traumatic splenic injuries: review of the literature
A. Raikhlin, M.O. Baerlocher, M.R. Asch, A. Myers

Online case notes

Retrorectal cystic hamartoma associated with malignant disease
S. Jarboui, H. Jarraya, M.B. Mihoub, M.M. Abdesselem, A. Zaouche

Echinococcal disease with bronchobiliary fistula
K. Rando, M. Harguindeguy, G. Zunini

Role of capsule endoscopy in blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
A. Barlas, E. Avsar, A. Bozbas, C. Yegen

Atypical presentation of spinal tuberculosis
A. Sarangapani, A. Fallah, J. Provias, N.K. Jha

Ruptured solitary internal iliac artery aneurysm: a rare cause of large-bowel obstruction
S. Elkouri, J.-F. Blair, N. Beaudoin, L. Bruneau

Rare cause of an inguinal mass in pregnancy
E. Meen, A. Vergis

A rational, structured approach to primary aortoenteric fistula
P. Rhéaume, R. Labbé, É. Thibault, J.-P. Gagné

Paraduodenal hernia: a rare cause of abdominal pain
V. Kuzinkovas, K. Haghighi, R. Singhal, N.J. Andrews

Acute acalculous cholecystitis: an unusual presenting feature of Churg–Strauss vasculitis
V. Francescutti, A.K. Ellis, J.M. Bourgeois, C. Ward

Unusual combination of adenocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon and giant cystic retroperitoneal lymphangioma
V.N. Papadopoulos, A. Michalopoulos, D. Paramythiotis, E. Fahantidis

Use of N-acetylcysteine for postnecrosectomy peripancreatic collections in a patient with severe, acute pancreatitis
S. Narasimhan, H.A. Khwaja, S. Dutta, P. Mitchenere

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: soft tissue

An unusual presentation of perforated sigmoid colon
T.K. Asano, A. Burns, B. Pinchuk, Y. Shargall

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to assess power and sample size
M. Cadeddu, F. Farrokhyar, A. Thoma, T. Haines, A. Garnett, C.H. Goldsmith; for the Evidence-Based Surgery Working Group

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery. 27.

Quality-of-life outcomes with sentinel node biopsy versus standard axillary treatment in patients with operable breast cancer
S. Latosinsky, K. Dabbs, F. Moffat; for the members of the Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation (Nora lesion): a report of 3 cases and a review of the literature
G. Gruber, C. Giessauf, A. Leithner, M. Zacherl, H. Clar, K. Bodo, R. Windhager