January – February 2020 • Janvier – Février 2020

Can J Surg 2020 Jan-Feb;63(1)

Editorial • Éditorial

Can we use levels of evidence to make a decision?
E. Harvey

Peut-on se fier aux niveaux de preuve pour prendre des décisions?
E. Harvey

Research • Recherche

Postoperative opioid-prescribing patterns among surgeons and residents at universityaffiliated hospitals: a survey study
A. Goel, A. Feinberg, B. McGuiness, S. Brar, S. Srikandarajah, E. Pearsall, R. McLeod, H. Clarke

Implementing new surgical technology: a national perspective on case volume requirement for proficiency in transanal total mesorectal excision
V.N. Palter, S.L. de Montbrun

Management of rectal cancer in Canada: an evidence-based comparison of clinical practice guidelines
Z.M. Mir, D. Yu, S.J. Merchant, C.M. Booth, S.V. Patel

The TRAAGIC score: early predictors of inpatient mortality in adult trauma patients
K. Kahnamoui, P. Lysecki, C. Uy, F. Farrokhyar, L. VanderBeek, G.-G. Akhtar-Danesh, S. Kahnamoui, N. Sne

An alternative to standard lumpectomy: a 5-year case series review of oncoplastic breast surgery outcomes in a Canadian setting
S. Knowles, J. Maxwell, A. Lumsden, L. Pearson, J. Pulhin, J. McLean, M. Brackstone, R. Hanrahan

The economic impact of periprosthetic infection in total hip arthroplasty
J. Akindolire, M.W. Morcos, J.D. Marsh, J.L. Howard, B.A. Lanting, E.M. Vasarhely

Evaluating the utility of computed tomography of the chest for gastric cancer staging
J. Nostedt, L. Gibson-Brokop, S. Ghosh, M. Seidler, M. McCall, D. Schiller

A novel online education module to teach clinicians how to correctly identify ultrasonographic features of mediastinal lymph nodes during endobronchial ultrasound
D.A. Hylton, Y. Shargall, C. Finley, J. Agzarian, C. Fahim, W.C. Hanna

Evaluation of repeat cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with recurrent peritoneal carcinomatosis from appendiceal and colorectal cancers: a multicentre Canadian study
E. Jost, L.A. Mack, L. Sideris, P. Dube, W. Temple, A. Bouchard-Fortier

Venous thromboembolism in emergency general surgery patients: a single-centre retrospective cohort study
M. Yang, P.B. Murphy, L. Allen, N. Sela, S. Govind, K. Leslie, K. Vogt

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Surgeon attitudes toward point of care ultrasound for biliary disease: a nationwide Canadian survey
J. Koichopolos, R. Hilsden, F. Myslik, D. Thompson, J. Vandelinde, R. Leeper

Necessity is the mother of invention: William Stewart Halsted’s addiction and its influence on the development of residency training in North America
J.R. Wright Jr., N.S. Schachar

Development of a clinical pathway for enhanced recovery in colorectal surgery: a Canadian collaboration
L.M. Gramlich, B. Surgeoner, G. Baldini, E. Ballah, M. Baum, F. Carli, A.A. Karimuddin, G. Nelson, P. Richebé, D. Watson, C. Williams, C. LaFlamme, Enhanced Recovery Canada

Capturing adverse events in elective orthopedic surgery: comparison of administrative, surgeon and reviewer reporting
K Garland, B.P. Chen, S. Poitras, E.K. Wai, S.P. Kingwell, D.M. Roffey, P.E. Beaulé

Older patients with differentiated thyroid cancer exhibit more aggressive pathological characteristics than younger patients
J. Johar, H. Britton, S.M. Wiseman