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    December 2016 • Décembre 2016

    Can J Surg 2016;59(6)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    The benefits and risks of requiring researchers to share data
    E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

    Les avantages et les risques d’exiger que les chercheurs partagent leurs données
    E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Remembering Dr. Frederick Griffith Pearson
    R.J. Finley

    Unpacking the financial costs of “bariatric tourism” gone wrong: Who holds responsibility for costs to the Canadian health care system?
    J.C. Snyder, D.S. Silva, V.A. Crooks

    History of surgery: first world war
    Histoire de la chirurgie : première guerre mondiale

    Western University (No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital and No. 14 Canadian General Hospital): a study of medical volunteerism in the First World War
    A.C. Istl, V.C. McAlister

    Research • Recherche

    Use of intraosseous devices in trauma: a survey of trauma practitioners in Canada, Australia and New Zealand
    P.T. Engels, M. Erdogan, S.L. Widder, M.B. Butler, N. Kureshi, K. Martin, R.S. Green

    Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in the Maritimes: examining the waves of change over time
    A.C. Ednie, O. Amram, J.C. Creaser, N. Schuurman, S. Leclerc, N. Yanchar

    The use of computer-assisted surgery as an educational tool for the training of orthopedic surgery residents in pedicle screw placement: a pilot study and survey among orthopedic residents
    A. Aoude, H. Alhamzah, M. Fortin, P. Jarzem, J. Ouellet, M.H. Weber

    Higher-risk mitral valve operations after previous sternotomy: endoscopic, minimally invasive approach improves patient outcomes
    K.L. Losenno, P.M. Jones, M. Valdis, S.A. Fox, B. Kiaii, M.W.A. Chu

    The development and validation of a multivariable model to predict whether patients referred for total knee replacement are suitable surgical candidates at the time of initial consultation
    L. Churchill, S.J. Malian, B.M. Chesworth, D. Bryant, S.J. MacDonald, J.D. Marsh, J.R. Giffin

    An economic evaluation of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) multisite implementation program for colorectal surgery in Alberta
    N.X. Thanh, A.W. Chuck, T. Wasylak, J. Lawrence, P. Faris, O. Ljungqvist,
    G. Nelson, L.M. Gramlich

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Enabling front line–driven perioperative quality improvement through organizational infrastructure built around the Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program
    H. Moloo, R. Brooke, S. Sundaresan, B. Skinner, Alan Berg, P. Doering, J. Worthington, A. Forster, D. Schramm

    The Web-based CanMEDS Resident Learning Portfolio Project (WEBCAM): how we got started
    P. Glen, F. Balaa, F. Momoli, L. Martin, D. Found, A. Arnaout

    Preoperative repeat endoscopy for colorectal cancer: What is its role and when is it necessary?
    W.J. Choi, M.C. Cleghorn, F.A. Quereshy

    The International Association of Student Surgical Societies: creation and dissemination
    T. Chandauka, A. Leusink, M. Hsiao, D. Kahn, G. Azzie

    October 2016 • Octobre 2016

    Can J Surg 2016;59(5)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Physician and government disconnect is becoming a chasm
    E.J. Harvey

    Profession médicale et gouvernement : l’abîme se creuse
    E.J. Harvey

    Commentary • Commentaire

    A review of the literature and discussion: establishing a consensus for the definition of post-mastectomy pain syndrome to provide a standardized clinical and research approach
    M. Brackstone

    Five things they don’t teach you in medical school
    C.G. Ball, S.C. Grondin, E. Dixon, K.D. Lillemoe, M. Bhandari, N. Parry

    Research • Recherche

    No benefit to surgical fixation of flail chest injuries compared with modern comprehensive management: results of a retrospective cohort study
    J. Farquhar, Y. Almarhabi, G. Slobogean, B. Slobogean, N. Garraway, R.K. Simons, S.M. Hameed

    Trends in revision hip and knee arthroplasty observations after implementation of a regional joint replacement registry
    J. Singh, A. Politis, L. Loucks, D.R. Hedden, E.R. Bohm

    Plain film measurement error in acute displaced midshaft clavicle fractures
    L.A. Archer, S. Hunt, D. Squire, C. Moores, C. Stone, F. O’Dea, A. Furey

    Conservative versus operative management in stable patients with penetrating abdominal trauma: the experience of a Canadian level 1 trauma centre
    S. Bennett, A. Amath, H. Knight, J. Lampron

    The impact of blood transfusion on perioperative outcomes following gastric cancer resection: an analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database
    Maryam Elmi, A. Mahar, D. Kagedan, C.H.L. Law, P.J. Karanicolas, Y. Lin, J. Callum, N.G. Coburn, J. Hallet

    Efficacy of intraoperative cell salvage in decreasing perioperative blood transfusion rates in first-time cardiac surgery patients: a retrospective study
    C.L. Côté, A.M. Yip, J.B. MacLeod, B. O’Reilly, J. Murray, M. Ouzounian, C.D. Brown, R. Forgie, M.P. Pelletier, A. Hassan

    Length of stay, wait time to surgery and 30-day mortality for patients with hip fractures after the opening of a dedicated orthopedic weekend trauma room
    M. Taylor, W. Hopman, J. Yach

    Review • Revue

    Post–breast surgery pain syndrome: establishing a consensus for the definition of post-mastectomy pain syndrome to provide a standardized clinical and research approach — a review of the literature and discussion
    D. Waltho, G. Rockwell

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to assess an article about harm in surgery
    A. Thoma, M. Nirmal Kaur, F. Farrokhyar, D. Waltho, C. Levis, P. Lovrics, C.H. Goldsmith

    Predicting which patients actually receive radiation following breast conserving therapy in Canadian populations
    K. Guidolin, M. Lock, L. Richard, G. Boldt, M. Brackstone


    Correction: The optimal time for surgery in women with serous ovarian cancer.

    August 2016 • Août 2016

    Can J Surg 2016;59(4)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Datum isn’t; data are
    V.C. McAlister

    De l’usage du pluriel (ou non) du mot « data »
    V.C. McAlister

    Research • Recherche

    The optimal time for surgery in women with serous ovarian cancer
    J.M. Stewart, A.A. Tone, H. Jiang, M.Q. Bernardini, S. Ferguson, S. Laframboise, K.J. Murphy, B. Rosen, T. May

    Comparative effectiveness and safety of gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric banding in a population-based bariatric program: prospective cohort study
    R.S. Gill, S.R. Majumdar, C.F. Rueda-Clausen, S. Apte, D.W. Birch, S. Karmali, A.M. Sharma, S. Klarenbach, R.S. Padwal

    Same-day discharge after unilateral parathyroidectomy is safe
    J.K. Peel, A.L. Melck

    Accuracy of the modified Hardinge approach in acetabular positioning
    P. Goyal, A. Lau, R. McCalden, M.G. Teeter, J.L. Howard, B.A. Lanting

    Diverticulitis in immunosuppressed patients: A fatal outcome requiring a new approach?
    A. Brandl, T. Kratzer, R. Kafka-Ritsch, E. Braunwarth, C. Denecke, S. Weiss, G. Atanasov, R. Sucher, M. Biebl, F. Aigner, J. Pratschke, R. Öllinger

    Comparison of robotic and laparoscopic colorectal resections with respect to 30-day perioperative morbidity
    A.E. Feinberg, A. Elnahas, S. Bashir, M.C. Cleghorn, F.A. Quereshy

    Attitudes and beliefs about the surgical safety checklist: Just another tick box?
    N. Dharampal, C. Cameron, E. Dixon, W. Ghali, M.L. Quan

    The enigma of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome following motor vehicle collisions
    A.I. Munro, G.D. McPherson

    Review • Revue

    Aging and orthopedics: how a lifespan development model can inform practice and research
    S. Gautreau, O.N. Gould, M.E. Forsythe

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Impact of sex on the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of papillary thyroid cancer
    E. Yorke, A. Melck, S.M. Wiseman

    Correspondence • Correspondance

    Letter to the editor: response to “Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?”
    H. Moloo, I. Raiche, L. Williams, F. Balaa

    Letter to the editor: response to “Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?” – Author response
    E. Wakeam,  S. Feinberg

    June 2016 • Juin 2016

    Can J Surg 2016;59(3)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Continuous quality improvement in orthopedic surgery: changes and implications with health system funding reform
    P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

    Amélioration continue de la qualité en chirurgie orthopédique: modifications et répercussions de la réforme du financement du système de santé
    P.E. Beaulé, D.M. Roffey, S. Poitras

    Research • Recherche

    Trends in brain-dead organ donor characteristics: a 13-year analysis
    M. Hassanain, E. Simoneau, S.A. Doi, M. Aljiffry, A. Aloraini, A. Madkhali, P. Metrakos

    Recommendations for surgical safety checklist use in Canadian children’s hospitals
    E.D. Skarsgard

    Making the transition from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to chest tube with fibrinolytics for empyema in children: Any change in outcomes?
    M.H. Livingston, S. Colozza, K.N. Vogt, N. Merritt, A. Bütter

    The impact of adverse events on health care costs for older adults undergoing nonelective abdominal surgery
    J.G. Bailey, P.J.B. Davis, A.R. Levy, M. Molinari, P.M. Johnson

    Creation of the sole regional laser lead extraction program serving Atlantic Canada: initial experience
    K.J. Williams, S. O’Keefe, J.-F. Légaré

    Temporal trends in the use of diagnostic imaging for inpatients with pancreatic conditions: How much ionizing radiation are we using?
    A.K. Bressan, J.-F. Ouellet, D. Tanyingoh, E. Dixon, G.G. Kaplan, S.C. Grondin, R.P. Myers, R. Mohamed, C.G. Ball

    Understanding the complexities of shared decision-making in cancer: a qualitative study of the perspectives of patients undergoing colorectal surgery
    D.H. Hirpara, M.C. Cleghorn, S. Sockalingam, F.A. Quereshy

    Traumatic spinal injuries in children at a single level 1 pediatric trauma centre: report of a 23- year experience
    C. Kim, M. Vassilyadi, J.K. Forbes, N.W.P. Moroz, A. Camacho, P.J. Moroz

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Clinical importance of bilateral disease in patients with papillary thyroid cancer
    S.E. Moore, K. Kasaian, S. Jones, A. Melck, S.M. Wiseman

    Online Correspondence • correspondance en ligne

    GPs with enhanced surgical skills: a questionable solution for remote surgical services
    R. Friesen

    April 2016 • Avril 2016

    Can J Surg 2015;59(2)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Caregiver fatigue and surrogate end-of-life decision making
    V.C. McAlister

    La fatigue des aidants et la prise de décisions en fin de vie par autrui
    V.C. McAlister

    Commentaries • Commentaires

    Trauma simulation in bilingual Canada: Insurmountable barrier or unexpected strength? Insights from the first bilingual S.T.A.R.T.T. course
    L.M. Gillman, S. Widder, J. Clément, P.T. Engels, J.D. Paton-Gay, P.G. Brindley

    Canadian Association of General Surgeons position statement: recommendations for surgeons with blood-borne communicable diseases
    S. Cleary, K. Doucette, C.J. Doig, C. Coffin, D. Grant, E. Dixon

    Research • Recherche

    Teaching surgery takes time: the impact of surgical education on time in the operating room
    C. Vinden, R. Malthaner, J. McGee, J.A. McClure, J. Winick-Ng, K. Liu, D.M. Nash, B. Welk, L. Dubois

    Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at a new bariatric surgery centre in Canada: 30-day complication rates using the Clavien–Dindo classification
    V. Falk, L. Twells, D. Gregory, R. Murphy, C. Smith, D. Boone, D. Pace

    A Canadian population-based description of the indications for lower-extremity amputations and outcomes
    A. Kayssi, C. de Mestral, T.L. Forbes, G. Roche-Nagle

    Are patients willing to pay for total shoulder arthroplasty? Evidence from a discrete choice experiment
    N.N. O’Hara, G.P. Slobogean, T. Mohammadi, C.A. Marra, M.R. Vicente, A. Khakban, M.D. McKee

    The relevance of preoperative ultrasound cervical mapping in patients with thyroid cancer
    D. Kocharyan, F. Schwenter, M. Bélair, E. Nassif

    Very early initiation of chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after blunt solid organ injury is safe
    P.B. Murphy, N. Sothilingam, T. Charyk Stewart, B. Batey, B. Moffat, D.K. Gray, N.G. Parry, K.N. Vogt

    Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Ankle Osteoarthritis Scale for use in French-speaking populations
    M. Angers, A. Svotelis, F. Balg, J.-P. Allard

    Review • Revue

    Clinical practice guideline: management of acute pancreatitis
    J.A. Greenberg, J. Hsu, M. Bawazeer, J. Marshall, J.O. Friedrich, A. Nathens,
    N. Coburn, G.R. May, E. Pearsall, R.S. McLeod

    Discussions in Surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Surgeon unemployment: Would practice sharing be a viable solution?
    E. Wakeam, S. Feinberg

    History of Surgery • Histoire de la chirurgie

    Dr. William Waugh (1851–1936): promoter of change in nineteenth century medical education and practice
    S. McKellar

    Online Correspondence •  Correspondance en ligne

    Apples and oranges
    C. Vinden

    Apples and oranges – Author response
    D.R. Urbach, A. Malik, T. A. Stukel, C.M. Bell

    Letter to the Editor
    J. Kornelsen, K. McCartney

    Letter to the Editor – Author Response
    C. Vinden, M. Ott

    February 2016 • Février 2016

    Can J Surg 2016;59(1)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Winds of change in delivery of quality surgical care are not strong enough
    E.J. Harvey

    Pour la prestation de soins chirurgicaux de qualité, le vent du changement ne souffle pas assez fort
    E.J. Harvey

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Point of care ultrasonography use and training among trauma providers across Canada
    E.M. AlEassa, M.T. Ziesmann, A.W. Kirkpatrick, C.L. Wurster, L.M. Gillman

    S.T.A.R.T.T. plus: addition of prehospital personnel to a national multidisciplinary crisis resource management trauma team training course
    L.M. Gillman, D. Martin, P.T. Engels, P. Brindley, S. Widder, C. French

    Research • Recherche

    Does ultrasongraphy predict intraoperative findings at cholecystectomy? An institutional review
    S. Stogryn, J. Metcalfe, A. Vergis, K. Hardy

    Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large hernia surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada
    A. Malik, C.M. Bell, T.A. Stukel, D.R. Urbach

    Working toward reducing postoperative fracture radiographs: a survey of Canadian surgeons
    T. Tufescu

    Discrepancy between gastroenterologists’ and general surgeons’ perspectives on repeat endoscopy in colorectal cancer
    A. Azin, M.C. Jimenez, M.C. Cleghorn, T.D. Jackson, A. Okrainec, P.G. Rossos, F.A. Quereshy

    Trauma care and referral patterns in Rwanda: implications for trauma system development
    G. Ntakiyiruta, E.G. Wong, M.C. Rousseau, L. Ruhungande, A.L. Kushner, A.S. Liberman, K. Khwaja, M. Dakermandji, M. Wilson, T. Razek, P. Kyamanywa, D.L. Deckelbaum

    Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among orthopedic trauma surgeons: an OTA survey
    S.M. AlQahtani, M.M. Alzahrani, E.J. Harvey

    Mid-term survivorship and clinical outcomes of cobalt-chrome and oxidized zirconium on highly crosslinked polyethylene
    S.M. Petis, E.M. Vasarhelyi, B.A. Lanting, J.L. Howard, D.D.R. Naudie, L.E. Somerville, R.W. McCalden

    Review • Revue

    Prevention of perineal hernia after laparoscopic and robotic abdominoperineal resection: review with illustrative case series of internal hernia through pelvic mesh
    G. Melich, D.R. Lim, H. Hur, B.S. Min, S.H. Baik, G.O. Arena, P.H. Gordon, N.K. Kim

    Discussions in Surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Financial costs and patients’ perceptions of medical tourism in bariatric surgery
    D.H. Kim, C.E. Sheppard, C.J. de Gara, S. Karmali, D.W. Birch

    CJS debate: Is mammography useful in average-risk screening for breast cancer?
    M. Brackstone, S. Latosinsky, E. Saettler, R. George

    Elimination of 24-hour continuous medical resident duty in Quebec
    F. Hamadani, D. Deckelbaum, M. Shaheen, A. Sauvé, S. Dumitra, N. Ahmed, J.-F. Latulippe, F. Balaa, M. Walsh, P. Fata

    Reviewers 2015 • Examinateurs 2015

    Reviewers 2015

    Online Correspondence • Correspondance en ligne

    Evaluating if colonoscopies are essential after a diverticulitis diagnosis
    J. Herron, S. Harrison, S. Casans, A. Gilliam, L. Marrow, A. Mejsak, M. Charnley, A. Aftab

    Evaluating if colonoscopies are essential after a diverticulitis diagnosis – Author Response
    G. Ou, G. Rosenfeld, B. Bressler

    Operative or nonoperative management of Hinchey III purulent acute diverticulitis?
    R. Costi, A. Zarzavadjian le Bian, C. Smadja, V. Violi

    Re: Recurrence of inguinal hernias repaired in a large surgical specialty hospital and general hospitals in Ontario, Canada
    R. Bendavid

    December 2015 • Décembre 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(6)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Cross-specialty training in the era of competency-based education
    E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

    L’apprentissage interspécialités à l’ère de la formation basée sur les compétences
    E.J. Harvey, V.C. McAlister

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Why Canada needs networks to provide rural surgical care, including family doctors with essential surgical skills
    G. Warnock, P. Miles

    GPs with enhanced surgical skills: a questionable solution for remote surgical services
    C. Vinden, M.C. Ott

    Providing mentorship support to general surgery residents: a model for structured group facilitation
    C. Champion, S. Bennett, D. Carver, K. El Tawil, S. Fabbro, N. Howatt, F. Noei, R. Rae, F. Haggar, A. Arnaout

    Research • Recherche

    Current perioperative practice in Canadian vascular surgery
    M. Rockley, K. Chu, J. Bayne

    Randomized controlled trial to investigate the effect of metal clips on early migration during stent implantation for malignant esophageal stricture
    C. Wang, C. Lou

    Effects of adding Braun jejunojejunostomy to standard Whipple procedure on reduction of afferent loop syndrome — a randomized clinical trial
    F. Kakaei, S. Beheshtirouy, S.M.R. Nejatollahi, I. Rashidi, T. Asvadi, A. Habibzadeh, M. Oliaei-Motlagh

    Early clinical experience with the POEM procedure for achalasia
    D. Hong, R. Pescarus, R. Khan, L. Ambrosini, M. Anvari, M. Cadeddu

    Early experience with robotic pancreatic surgery in a Canadian institution
    S. Piedimonte, Y. Wang, S. Bergman, T. Vanounou

    Functional outcomes of acutely infected knee arthroplasty: a comparison of different surgical treatment options
    I. Dzaja, J. Howard, L. Somerville, B. Lanting

    Working toward benchmarks in orthopedic OR efficiency for joint replacement surgery in an academic centre
    P.E. Beaulé, A.A. Frombach, J.-J. Ryu

    Is it safe to wait? The effect of surgical wait time on survival in patients with non–small cell lung cancer
    S. Coughlin, M. Plourde, K. Guidolin, D. Fortin, E. Frechette, R. Malthaner, R. Inculet

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    A proposal for the curriculum and evaluation for training rural family physicians in enhanced surgical skills
    N. Caron, S. Iglesias, R. Friesen, V. Berjat, N. Humber, R. Falk, M. Prins, V. Vogt Haines, B. Geller, F. Janke, R. Woollard, B. Batchelor, J. Van Bussel

    The importance of tailoring physicians’ trauma care training needs in rural environments
    P. Tarighi, J.E. Sherman, O. Mian, A.B. Nathens

    Trends in the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF): analysis of the CSF program over the past decade
    C.G. Ball, T.L. Eberle, E. Dixon, C. Boland

    Significance of CD4+ T-cell count in the management of appendicitis in patients with HIV
    K. Kitaoka, K. Saito, K. Tokuuye

    A comparison of outcomes between laparoscopic and open appendectomy in Canada
    C. Blackmore, D. Tanyingo, G.G. Kaplan, E. Dixon, A.R. MacLean, C.G. Ball

    Online correspondence • Correspondance en lignge

    Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: our view
    M. Wilkinson, A. Kaufmann

    Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: our view – Author response
    J. Norton, K.E. Aronyk, D.M. Hedden

    Endoscopy training in Canada in general surgery residency programs: ways forward
    D. Pace,  M. Borgaonkar

    Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review
    P.P. Green

    Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review – Author response
    L. Teodoro da Luz, B. Nascimento Junior, H. Tien

    Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers
    R. Bendavid

    Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers – Author response
    M. Camp, A. Gross, M. McKneally

    October 2015 • Octobre 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(5)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Why is Ontario becoming a have not medical province?
    E.J. Harvey

    Pourquoi l’Ontario devient-elle une province déficiente sur le plan médical?
    E.J. Harvey

    Commentary • Commentaire

    A small grant funding program to promote innovation at an academic research hospital
    K. Orrell, R. Yankanah, E. Heon, J.G. Wright

    Are surgeons happy in practice? Examining a quarter-century of Alberta’s surgical graduates
    C. Frayn, V. Masson, S. Erichsen, J. White

    Research • Recherche

    Evaluating the reliability of surgical assessment methods in an orthopedic residency program
    N. Smith, J. Harnett, A. Furey

    Diagnosis of VTE postdischarge for major abdominal and pelvic oncologic surgery: implications for a change in practice
    H. Alsubaie, C. Leggett, P. Lambert, J. Park, D. Hochman, D. Wirtzfeld, A. McKay

    Perioperative factors predicting poor outcome in elderly patients following emergency general surgery: a multivariate regression analysis
    M.C. Lees, S. Merani, K.Tauh, R.G. Khadaroo

    Intraoperative ultrasonography and surgical strategy in hepatic resection: What difference does it make?
    R. Jrearz, R. Hart, S. Jayaraman

    Patient views on financial relationships between surgeons and surgical device manufacturers
    M.W. Camp, A.E. Gross, M.F. McKneally

    Endoscopy services and training: a national survey of general surgeons
    D. Skubleny, N. Switzer, S. Karmali, C. de Gara

    Review • Revue

    Impact of the age of stored blood on trauma patient mortality: a systematic review
    N. Sowers, P.C. Froese, M. Erdogan, R.S. Green

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Assessing personal contributions in global surgery: By whose yardstick?
    G. Hollaar, R. Taylor

    Bougie dilators: simple, safe and cost-effective treatment for Crohn’s-related fibrotic anal strictures
    S.B. Kashkooli, S. Samanta, M. Rouhani, S. Akbarzadeh, F. Saibil

    Users’ guide to the surgical literature: how to perform a high-quality literature search
    D. Waltho, M.N. Kaur, R.B. Haynes, F. Farrokhyar, A. Thoma


    Correction: Medical mentorship in Afghanistan: How are military mentors perceived by Afghan health care providers?

    August 2015 • Août 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(4)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Raising the standard of surgical reporting to increase its impact
    V.C. McAlister

    Élever les normes de production de rapports de recherche chirurgicale pour accroître leur impact
    V.C. McAlister

    Commentary • Commentaire

    A tribute to Lloyd D. MacLean
    R.G. Keith

    In memory of Lloyd D. MacLean
    J. Meakins

    Research • Recherche

    Colonoscopy after CT-diagnosed acute diverticulitis: Is it really necessary?
    G. Ou, G. Rosenfeld, J. Brown, N. Chan, T. Hong, H. Lim, B. Bressler

    Traffic in the operating room during joint replacement is a multidisciplinary problem
    M. Bédard, R. Pelletier-Roy, M. Angers-Goulet, P.-A. Leblanc, S. Pelet

    Prognostic value of lymph node ratio in survival of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer
    D. Zhou, M. Ye, Y. Bai, L. Rong, Y. Hou

    Patient and observer scar assessment scores favour the late appearance of a transverse cervical incision over a vertical incision in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy for stroke risk reduction
    M. Deck, D. Kopriva

    A survey of current practices and preferences for internal fixation of displaced olecranon fractures
    T. Wood, K. Thomas, F. Farrokhyar, B. Ristevski, M. Bhandari, B. Petrisor

    Reduced time to surgery improves mortality and length of stay following hip fracture: results from an intervention study in a Canadian health authority
    E. Bohm, L. Loucks, K. Wittmeier, L.M. Lix, L. Oppenheimer

    Laparoscopic-assisted percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: insertion of a skin-level device using a tear-away sheath
    M.H. Livingston, D. Pepe, S. Jones, A. Bütter, N.H. Merritt

    Initial assessment of patient handoff in accredited general surgery residency programs in the United States and Canada: a cross-sectional survey
    A.M. Saleem, J.K. Paulus, M.C. Vassiliou, S.K. Parsons

    Rehabilitation after lower limb injury: development of a predictive score (RALLI score)
    D.M. Rouleau, A. Place, M. Bérubé, Y.G. Laflamme, D. Feldman

     Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Penetrating nontorso trauma: the head and the neck
    C.G. Ball

    Penetrating nontorso trauma: the extremities
    C.G. Ball

    Supplement: The Canadian Armed Forces Supplement on Military Medicine: Caring for the Wounded in the Future

    CJS Full Issue
    Digital | PDF

    Foreword • Avant-propos

    Col H. Tien

    Col H. Tien

    Introductions • Introduction

    BGen J.-R. Bernier

    BGén J.-R. Bernier

    Commentary • Commentaire

    In memoriam — Erin Savage, MD, CCFP(EM) Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Canadian Medical Service
    LCol C. Forestier

    The need for a robust 24/7 subspecialty “clearing house” response for telementored trauma care
    Maj A.W. Kirkpatrick, D. Hamilton, Maj A. Beckett, A. LaPorta, S. Brien, Col E. Glassberg, C.G. Ball, D.J. Roberts, Col H. Tien

    Technical innovations that may facilitate real-time telementoring of damage control surgery in austere environments: a proof of concept comparative evaluation of the importance of surgical experience, telepresence, gravity and mentoring in the conduct of damage control laparotomies
    Maj A.W. Kirkpatrick, A. LaPorta, S. Brien, T. Leslie, Col E. Glassberg, J. McKee, C.G. Ball, H.E. Wright Beatty, J. Keillor, D.J. Roberts, Col H. Tien

    Review • Revue

    Advances in damage control resuscitation and surgery: implications on the organization of future military field forces
    Col H. Tien, Maj A. Beckett, LCol N. Garraway, LCol M. Talbot, Capt D. Pannell, T. Alabbasi

    Research • Recherche

    Medical mentorship in Afghanistan: How are military mentors perceived by Afghan health care providers?
    Maj A. Beckett, R. Fowler, N.K.J. Adhikari, L. Hawryluck, T. Razek, Col H. Tien

    Cervical spine injury in dismounted improvised explosive device trauma
    J. Taddeo, Maj M. Devine, LCol V.C. McAlister

    Blunt splenic injury and severe brain injury: a decision analysis and implications for care
    T. Alabbasi, A.B. Nathens, Col H. Tien

    Needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax: the Israeli Defense Forces experience
    LTC J. Chen, Capt R. Nadler, Maj D. Schwartz, Col H. Tien, LTC A.P. Cap, Col E.Glassberg

    Current use of live tissue training in trauma: a descriptive systematic review
    L.T. da Luz, B. Nascimento, Col H. Tien, M.J. Kim, A.B. Nathens, S. Vlachos,
    Col E. Glassberg

    Acute nontraumatic general surgical conditions on a combat deployment
    Capt D. Pannell, A.B. Nathens, Col J. Ricard, LCol E. Savage, Col H. Tien

    Factors affecting mortality of pediatric trauma patients encountered in Kandahar, Afghanistan
    Capt D. Pannell, J. Poynter, P.W. Wales, Col H. Tien, A.B. Nathens, D. Shellington

    The Canadian Armed Forces medical response to Typhoon Haiyan
    LCol E. Savage, Maj M.D. Christian, Maj S. Smith, Capt D. Pannell

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Fresh whole blood transfusion capability for Special Operations Forces
    Maj A. Beckett, J. Callum, L.T. da Luz, J. Schmid, C. Funk, Col E. Glassberg, Col H. Tien

    June 2015 • Juin 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(3)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Surgical innovation: When do I see it in my operating room?
    E.J. Harvey

    Les innovations chirurgicales : bientôt dans ma salle d’opération?
    E.J. Harvey

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Endoscopy training in Canadian general surgery residency programs
    N.L. Bradley, A. Bazzerelli, J. Lim, V.W.C. Ying, S. Steigerwald, M. Strickland, 
    on behalf of the CAGS Residents Committee

    A tribute to Dr. Normand Belliveau
    H.S. Stern

    Research • Recherche

    In search of the best reconstructive technique after pancreaticoduodenectomy: pancreaticojejunostomy versus pancreaticogastrostomy
    J. Grendar, J.-F. Ouellet, F.R. Sutherland, O.F. Bathe, C.G. Ball, E. Dixon

    Not all total joint replacement patients are created equal: preoperative factors and length of stay in hospital
    M. Winemaker, D. Petruccelli, C. Kabali, J. de Beer

    Colonic perforation with intraluminal stents and bevacizumab in advanced colorectal cancer: retrospective case series and literature review
    A. Imbulgoda, A. MacLean, J. Heine, S. Drolet, M.M. Vickers

    Starting a new laparoscopic liver surgery program: initial experience and improved efficiency
    S. Liang, S. Jayaraman

    Occult pneumothoraces in ventilated pediatric trauma patients: a review
    C. Fulton, I. Bratu

    To CT or not to CT? The influence of computed tomography on the diagnosis of appendicitis in obese pediatric patients
    H. Roy, B. Burbridge

    Evaluation of pilot experience with robotic-assisted proctectomy and coloanal anastomosis for rectal cancer
    S. Ali, B.M. Taylor, C.M. Schlachta

    Long-term results of cruciate-retaining total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a minimum 15-year review
    J.K. Lee, Y.M. Kee, H.K. Chung, C.H. Choi

    Treatment with acetylsalicylic acid prevents short to mid-term radiographic progression of nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a pilot study
    A. Albers, A. Carli, B. Routy, E.J. Harvey, C. Séguin

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Interpretation of surgical neuromonitoring data in Canada: a survey of practising surgeons
    J.A. Norton, K.E. Aronyk, D.M. Hedden

    Hair epilation versus surgical excision as primary management of pilonidal disease in the pediatric population
    A. Bütter, M. Hanson, L. VanHouwelingen, N. Merritt, J. Seabrook

    Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery workforce in Canada
    J.P. Edwards, A. Bressan, N. Dharampal, S.C. Grondin, I. Datta, E. Dixon, S.P. Cleary, J.S. Barkun, J.M. Butte, C.G. Ball


    Correction: A 7-year review of men’s and women’s ice hockey injuries in the NCAA

    April 2015 • Avril 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(2)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Medical memorialization
    V. McAlister

    La commémoration médicale
    V. McAlister

    Commentaries • Commentaires

    Dr. Bernard Langer — inductee into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame
    P.D. Greig, O.D. Rotstein

    Amnesia in modern surgery: revisiting Wangensteen’s landmark studies of small bowel obstruction
    A. Faryniuk, A. MacDonald, P. van Boxel

    Endovenous radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of varicose veins
    A. Kayssi, M. Pope, I. Vucemilo, C. Werneck

    Research • Recherche

    A novel method for assessing visual perception of surgical planes
    C.M. Schlachta, S. Ali, H. Ahmed, R. Eagleson

    The integration of minimally invasive surgery in surgical practice in a Canadian setting: results from 2 consecutive province-wide practice surveys of general surgeons over a 5-year period
    J. Hallet, O. Mailloux, M. Chhiv, R.C. Grégoire, J.-P. Gagné

    Does more than a single chest tube for mediastinal drainage affect outcomes after cardiac surgery?
    J. Le, K.J. Buth, G.M. Hirsch, J.-F. Légaré

    Outcomes of infection following pediatric spinal fusion
    A. Khoshbin, M. Lysenko, P. Law, J.G. Wright

    Persistent neuropathic pain after inguinal herniorrhaphy depending on the procedure (open mesh v. laparoscopy): a propensity-matched analysis
    P. Niccolaï, L. Ouchchane, M. Libier, F. Beouche, M. Belon, J.-M. Vedrinne,
    B. El Drayi, L. Vallet, F. Ruiz, C. Biermann, P. Duchêne, C. Chirat, S. Soule-Sonneville, C. Dualé, C. Dubray, P. Schoeffler

    Canadian practice patterns for pancreaticoduodenectomy
    D.P. Cyr, J.L. Truong, J. Lam-McCulloch, S.P. Cleary, P.J. Karanicolas

    Review • Revue

    Surgical approach in primary total hip arthroplasty: anatomy, technique and clinical outcomes
    S. Petis, J.L. Howard, B.L. Lanting, E.M. Vasarhelyi

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Is obesity associated with advanced stage or grade of colon cancer?
    K. Neumann, S.M. Mahmud, A. McKay, J. Park, J. Metcalfe, D.J. Hochman

    Supply versus demand: a review of application trends to Canadian surgical training programs
    R.E. Austin, K.R. Wanzel

    February 2015 • Février 2015

    Can J Surg 2015;58(1)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Mega purchasing leads to a mega mess
    E.J. Harvey

    Les méga-achats à l’origine d’un méga-gaspillage
    E.J. Harvey

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Surgical training in Guyana: the next generation
    B.H. Cameron, C. Martin, M. Rambaran

    Research • Recherche

    Association between the appendix and the fecalith in adults
    M.J. Ramdass, Q. Young Sing, D. Milne, J. Mooteeram, S. Barrow

    Cause of death in patients awaiting bariatric surgery
    J.M. Lakoff, J. Ellsmere, T. Ransom

    The evolution of trauma surgery at a high-volume Canadian centre: implications for public health, prevention, clinical care, education and recruitment
    C.G. Ball, D. Das, D.J. Roberts, C. Vis, A.W. Kirkpatrick, J.B. Kortbeek

    Tension plate for treatment of olecranon fractures: new surgical technique and case series study
    B. Lukšic, I. Juric, V. Boschi, Z. Pogorelic, J. Bekavac

    Physician level reporting of surgical and pathology performance indicators: a regional study to assess feasibility and impact on quality
    C. McFadyen, S. Lankshear, D. Divaris, M. Berry, A. Hunter, J. Srigley, J. Irish

    Increased health services use by severely obese patients undergoing emergency surgery: a retrospective cohort study
    S. Küpper, C.J. Karvellas, R.G. Khadaroo, S.L. Widder; Acute Care and Emergency Surgery Group

    The use of early immobilization in the management of acute soft-tissue injuries of the knee: results of a survey of emergency physicians, sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons
    M. Sommerfeldt, M. Bouliane, D. Otto, B.H. Rowe, L. Beaupre

    Do revision total hip augments provide appropriate modularity?
    M.G. Teeter, D.D.R. Naudie, J.L. Howard, R.W. McCalden, S.J. MacDonald

    Radiographic evaluation of the ankle syndesmosis
    S. Croft, A. Furey, C. Stone, C. Moores, R. Wilson

    Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with intracorporeal versus extracorporeal anastamosis: a comparison of short-term outcomes
    A.S. Vergis, S.N. Steigerwald, F.D. Bhojani, P.A. Sullivan, K.M. Hardy

    Discussions in Surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Safety of a no-fast protocol for tracheotomy in critical care
    T. Hartl, D. Anderson, J. Levi

    Reviewers 2014 • Examinateurs 2014

    Reviewers 2014 / Examinateurs 2014

    Online Letters • Lettres en ligne

    The roles of experience, participation rates and judgment in the injury rates of weekend warriors

    The roles of experience, participation rates and judgment in the injury rates of weekend warriors – Author response

    Humble correspondence: gaining a foothold in the surgical literature

    December 2014 • Décembre 2014

    Can J Surg 2014;57(6)

    Editorial • Éditorial

    Surgery in patients with Ebola virus disease
    V. McAlister

    La chirurgie chez le patient atteint de la maladie à virus Ebola
    V. McAlister

    Commentary • Commentaire

    Classifying outcomes of care for injured patients
    N. Bell, B. Sobolev, A. Townson, D.C. Evans, H. Anton, R.K. Simons

    Research • Recherche

    “I’ve never asked one question.” Understanding the barriers among orthopedic surgery residents to screening female patients for intimate partner violence
    L. Gotlib Conn, A. Young, O.D. Rotstein, E. Schemitsch

    Management and outcomes of small bowel obstruction in older adult patients: a prospective cohort study
    J.E. Springer, J.G. Bailey, P.J.B. Davis, P.M. Johnson

    Self-reported practice patterns and knowledge of rectal cancer care among Canadian general surgeons
    D.P. Richardson, G.A. Porter, P.M. Johnson

    Can the Blaylock Risk Assessment Screening Score (BRASS) predict length of hospital stay and need for comprehensive discharge planning for patients following hip and knee replacement surgery? Predicting arthroplasty planning and stay using the BRASS
    D. Cunic, S. Lacombe, K. Mohajer, H. Grant, G. Wood

    The location of surgical care for rural patients with rectal cancer: patterns of treatment and patient perspectives
    M.C. Nostedt, A.M. McKay, D.J. Hochman, D.A. Wirtzfeld, C.S. Yaffe, B. Yip, R. Silverman, J. Park

    Anastomotic salvage after rectal cancer resection using the Turnbull–Cutait delayed anastomosis
    J. Hallet, A. Bouchard, S. Drolet, H. Milot, E. Desrosiers, A. Lebrun, R.C. Grégoire

    Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

    Getting by with less — the “frugal tie”
    J. Rizkallah, J.M. Rothschild, D.V. Exner

    Evidence-Based Surgery

    What is the diagnostic value of C-reactive protein for the prediction and the exclusion of postoperative infectious complication after colorectal surgery?
    P.K. Chaudhury, M.G. Jeschke, J.R. Monson; Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

    How to optimize participant retention and complete follow-up in surgical research
    M. Kaur, S. Sprague, T. Ignacy, A. Thoma, M. Bhandari, F. Farrokhyar