February 2006 • Février 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(1)

Editorial • Éditorial

Building the high-reliability surgical team
G.L. Warnock

Créer l’équipe chirurgicale ultrafiable
G.L. Warnock

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Waiting for cancer care: exploiting our national laboratory
T. Sullivan

Outcomes and attitudes: lessons learned from pilots
M. Gross

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Waiting times for radiation therapy in Ontario
V. Benk, R. Przybysz, T. McGowan, L. Paszat

Investigating interpersonal competencies of cardiac surgery teams
M. Fleming, S. Smith, J. Slaunwhite, J. Sullivan

Delays to surgery in non-small-cell lung cancer
M. Liberman, D. Liberman, J.S. Sampalis, D.S. Mulder

Internal thoracic artery to left anterior descending anastomosis performed on the beating heart by endoscopic robot assistance using a new distal connector
I.S. Gill, H. Izutani

Nonsurgical treatment of chronic anal fissure: nitroglycerin and dilatation versus nifedipine and botulinum toxin
P. Tranqui, D.C. Trottier, J.C. Victor, J.B. Freeman

Undergraduate surgical training: variations in program objectives and curriculum implementation across Canada
S.S. Forbes, P.G. Fitzgerald, D.W. Birch

International Surgery • La chirurgie à l’étranger

Burden of injury during the complex political emergency in northern Uganda
R.R. Lett, O.C. Kobusingye, P. Ekwaru

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: soft tissue. Tension pyopneumothorax
R.J. Bloom, J.H. McClenathan

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 16

Randomized trial of parathyroidectomy in mild asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism
J. Barkun, Q.Y. Duh, S. Wiseman, for the Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pheochromocytoma in pregnancy
P.T.W. Kim, S.H. Kreisman, R. Vaughn, O.N.M. Panton

Caval foramen hernia masquerading as a thoracic mass
C.S.H. Ng, T.W. Lee, S. Wan, A.P.C. Yim

April 2006 • Avril 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(2)

Editorial • Éditorial

Flattery
J.P. Waddell

De la flatterie
J.P. Waddell

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Does flattery work? A comparison of 2 different cover letters for an international survey of orthopedic surgeons
P. Leece, M. Bhandari, S. Sprague, M.F. Swiontkowski, E.H. Schemitsch, P. Tornetta III

Clinical judgment remains of great value in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis
E. Bergeron

Determination of patient quality of life following severe acute pancreatitis
D. Hochman, B. Louie, R. Bailey

Reinforcement of the suture line with an ePTFE graft attached with histoacryl glue in duodenal trauma
O. Saygun, S. Topaloglu, F.M. Avsar, H. Ozel, S. Hucumenoglu, M. Sahin, S. Hengirmen

A screening program to identify risk factors for abdominal aortic aneurysms
M.B. Lovell, K.A. Harris, G. DeRose, T.L. Forbes, M. Fortier, B. Scott

The new cardiac surgery patient: defying previous expectations
S.K. Aggarwal, S.A. Fox, L. Stitt, B. Kiaii, F.N. McKenzie, A.H. Menkis, M.A. Quantz, R.J. Novick

Factors predicting the outcome of primary clubfoot surgery
P.A. Templeton, M.J. Flowers, K.H. Latz, D. Stephens, W.G. Cole, J.G. Wright

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Radiology for the surgeon: soft-tissue case 58
S.S.M. Ng, N.C. Ng, S.Y.W. Liu, J.F.Y. Lee

Surgical technique: Technical notes on reductions of thoracic spine fracture dislocation
A. Alobaid, V. Arlet, J. Ouellet, R. Reindl

Case Notes • Notes de cas

L’atteinte tuberculeuse de la vésicule biliaire
H.O. El Malki, A. Benkabbou, R. Mohsine, L. Ifrine, A. Belkouchi, S. Balafrej

Correspondence • Correspondance

PVT after splenectomy
A.-W. Meshikhes, W. Harris, M. Marcaccio

Preoperative fasting guidelines
J.R. Maltby, R. McLeod, W. Fitzgerald, M. Sarr

Canadian Special Interest Group 2006

American Burn Association meeting abstracts (S1-S24)
April 3, 2006, Las Vegas, Nevada

June 2006 • Juin 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Developing a culture of mentoring
G.L. Warnock

Pour implanter une culture de mentorat
G.L. Warnock

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Reflections on the mentoring of a young surgeon
P. McDonald

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Surgery for osteitis pubis
R. Mehin, R. Meek, P. O’Brien, P. Blachut

Occult cystobiliary communication presenting as postoperative biliary leakage after hydatid liver surgery: Are there significant preoperative clinical predictors?
O. Demircan, M. Baymus, G. Seydaoglu, A. Akinoglu, G. Sakman

Quality of diagnosis and surgical management of breast lesions in a community hospital: Room for improvement?
C. Hanley, R. Kessaram

Computer-enhanced telemanipulation in mitral valve repair: preliminary experience in Canada with the da Vinci robotic system
R.S. McClure, B. Kiaii, R.J. Novick, R. Rayman, S. Swinamer, K. Kodera, A.H. Menkis

Practice patterns for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis in minimal-access surgery
R. Beekman, M. Crowther, F. Farrokhyar, D.W. Birch

A study of large-bowel volvulus in urban Australia
K.C.N. Lau, B.J. Miller, D.J. Schache, J.R. Cohen

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Using video audit to improve trauma resuscitation — time for a new approach
M. Fitzgerald, R. Gocentas, L. Dziukas, P. Cameron, C. Mackenzie, N. Farrow

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 17.

The timing of elective colectomy in diverticulitis: a decision analysis
R. McLeod, T. Phang, S. Wexner, for the Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Acute appendagitis as a cause of right lower quadrant pain
M.S. Friedlich, D. Papadatos

Correspondence • Correspondance

Endovascular management of traumatic aortic injuries
A. Verdant; K. Lawlor

Preoperative fasting
E. Søreide, O. Ljungqvist; R. McLeod, W. Fitzgerald, M. Sarr

Meeting Abstracts • Résumés

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting April 28, 2006, Hilton Bonaventure, Montréal

The MacLean–Mueller Prize • Le prix MacLean–Mueller

2005 MacLean–Mueller Prize

Supplement • Supplément

Canadian Spine Society Sixth Annual meeting abstracts

August 2006 • Août 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(4)

Editorial • Éditorial

Physician shortage
J.P. Waddell

La pénurie de médecins
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

The concept and trajectory of “operative competence” in surgical training
E.D. Grober, M.A.S. Jewett

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Value of preoperative serum CA 19-9 levels in predicting resectability for pancreatic cancer
M. Kiliç, E. Göçmen, M. Tez, T. Ertan, M. Keskek, M. Koç

High tibial osteotomy with use of the Taylor Spatial Frame external fixator for osteoarthritis of the knee
D.G. Viskontas, M.D. MacLeod, D.W. Sanders

Influence of hospital characteristics on operative death and survival of patients after major cancer surgery in Ontario
M. Simunovic, E. Rempel, M-E. Thériault, A. Coates, T. Whelan, E. Holowaty, B. Langer, M. Levine

Core competencies in surgery: evaluating the goals of urology residency training in Canada
K.B. Morrison, A.E. MacNeily

Treatment of esophageal achalasia with Heller myotomy: retrospective evaluation of patient satisfaction and disease-specific quality of life
Y. Dang, C.D. Mercer

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Pediatric burns: the forgotten trauma of childhood
A.J.A. Holland

Surgical Cornucopia • Pot-pourri

Wilfred Trotter: surgeon, philosopher
I.B. Rosen

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: musculoskeletal

Elbow mass in a 58-year-old woman
E.J. Harvey, R. Reindl, G. Berry

Radiology for the surgeon

Musculoskeletal case 37
N.A. Al-Nakshabandi, T.O. Nielsen, P.L. Munk

Surgical images: soft tissue

Reccurent deep vein thrombosis caused by hypoplasia of the inferior vena cava
K. Atmatzidis, B. Papaziogas, T. Pavlidis, G. Paraskevas, C. Mirelis, T. Papaziogas

Brief Communications • Communications abrégées

Gastrointestinal stromal tumour: varied presentation of a rare disease
T. Bardell, D.W. Jalink, D.J. Hurlbut, C.D. Mercer

Scapholunate interosseus ligament tears in elite gymnasts
M.G. Snider, K.A. Alsaleh, J.Y. Mah

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Cystic lymphangioma of the lesser sac
M. Baghai-Wadji, A. JalalKamali, T. Mirshekari

Meeting Abstracts • Résumés

Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery meeting abstracts
Sept. 29–30, 2006, Calgary, Alta.

Supplement • Supplément

Canadian Surgery Forum meeting abstracts (S1-S32)
Calgary, Alberta
September 7-10, 2006

June 1999 • Juin 1999

Can J Surg 1999;42(3)

Editors’ View • Mot de la rédaction

Surgical training in the 21st century / La formation en chirurgie au XXIe siècle
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Guide for the management of breast lumps: litigious aspects
A.A. Bassett

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images. Meckel’s diverticulitis
J. Laredo, J.T. Cooper

Musculoskeletal images. Malignant change in long-standing enchondroma
R.S. Bell

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Soft-tissue case 27. Presentation
R. Etemad-Rezai, A.R. Spouge, L.M. Thain, P.J. Marotta

Soft-tissue case 27. Answer
R. Etemad-Rezai, A.R. Spouge, L.M. Thain, P.J. Marotta

Musculoskeletal case 4. Presentation
T. Elliot, A.R. Spouge, L.M. Thain, A. Amendola

Musculoskeletal case 4. Diagnosis
T. Elliot, A.R. Spouge, L.M. Thain, A. Amendola

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Transesophageal echocardiographic assessment in trauma and critical care
C. Tousignant

Canadian Association of General Surgeons • Association canadienne des chirurgiens généraux

Presidential address 1998. Advocacy — answering old mail
R.G. Keith

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Presidential address 1998. Advocacy — answering old mail
K.T. Pace, J.L. Provan, M.A.S. Jewett

Doxorubicin-cisplatin chemotherapy for high-grade nonosteogenic sarcoma of bone. Comparison of treatment and control groups
A.E. Waddell, A.M. Davis, H. Ahn, J.S. Wunder, M.E. Blackstein, R.S. Bell

The hazards of vinyl glove ingestion in the mentally retarded patient with pica: new implications for surgical management
I. Kamal, J. Thompson, D.M. Paquette

Early experience with simulated trauma resuscitation
B.A. McLellan

Case Reports • Études de cas

The association between tamoxifen and the development of hepatocellular carcinoma: case report and literature review
C.H.L. Law, V.R. Tandan

Post-traumatic pancreatitis with associated aneurysm of the splenic artery: report of 2 cases and review of the literature
V. Tandon, R. Shanna, G.K. Pande

Simultaneous pyloric and colonic obstruction associated with hiatus hernia in a weightlifter: a case report
P. Casey, M.T. Casey

Abstracts • Résumés

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology: abstracts 1999

Book Reviews

Notices

Books and Other Media Received

April 1999 • Avril 1999

Can J Surg 1999;42(2)

Editors’ View • Mot de la rédaction

Prizes, time lines and case reports / Prix, échéances et rapports de cas
J.L. Meakins

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images. Adrenocortical adenocarcinoma presenting as Conn’s syndrome
N. Schmidt

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Soft-tissue case 26. Presentation
L.A. Stein

Musculoskeletal case 3. Presentation
P.L. Munk, M.J. Lee

Soft-tissue case 26. Diagnosis

Musculoskeletal case 3. Diagnosis

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Appendectomy and appendicitis
J.L. Meakins

Surgical Biology for the Clinician • Biologie chirurgicale pour le clinicien

The role of joint innervation in the pathogenesis of arthritis
P. Salo

Review Article • Article de revue

Is perforation of the appendix a risk factor for tubal infertility and ectopic pregnancy? An appraisal of the evidence
D.R. Urbach, M.M. Cohen

MacLean-­Mueller Prize • Prix MacLean-­Mueller

Antioxidant modulation of skin inflammation: preventing inflammatory progression by inhibiting neutrophil influx
I.D. McGilvray, O.D. Rotstein

Canadian Orthopaedic Association • Association canadienne d’orthopédie

Maximizing use of a surgical clinic for referrals of patients having back problems
D. Mayman, D. Yen

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Clinical and scientific importance of source control in abdominal infections: summary of a symposium
J.M.A. Bohnen, J.C. Marshall, D.E. Fry, S.B. Johnson, J.S. Solomkin

Inguinal hernia repair: a survey of Canadian practice patterns
J.-G. DesCôteaux, F. Sutherland

Ogilvie’s syndrome after lower extremity arthroplasty
A.W. ElMaraghy, E.H. Schemitsch, M.J. Burnstein, J.P. Waddell

Day-care laparoscopic appendectomies
D.T. Brosseuk, O.F. Bathe

Surgical Technique • Technique chirurgicale

Sternothoracotomy for combined coronary artery bypass grafting and left upper lobectomy in a patient with low-lying tracheostoma
F.D. Rubens, E. O’Brien, F. Shamji, J. O’Neil, P.F. Odell

Case Report • Étude de cas

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis after septic arthritis of the hip in an adolescent: report of a case
R.G. Marx, J.G. Wright

Correspondence • Correspondance

Continuous administration of prostaglandin E1 for hyperbilirubinemia after extended right hepatic lobectomy
M. Yamaguchi, H. Nakano, Y. Yoshizawa, K. Kumada

Guideline for managing breast lumps
J.F. Gately; E.B. Fish; L. Mahoney

Notices

Books and Other Media Received

February 1999 • Février 1999

Can J Surg 1999;42(1)

Editors’ View • Mot de la rédaction

Trauma and critical care  / Traumatologie et soins critiques
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Ethics and xenotransplantation
G. Beauchamp

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images. Persistent left superior vena cava
S. Pautler, N. Muirhead

Musculoskeletal images. Malignant transformation in familial osteochondromatosis?
R.S. Bell

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Soft tissue case 25. Presentation
B.D. Mott, B.J. McKenna, R. Ilves

Soft tissue case 25. Diagnosis

Case 23. Presentation [Correction]

Musculoskeletal case 2. Presentation
P.L. Munk, M.J. Lee

Musculoskeletal case 2. Diagnosis

Surgical Biology for the Clinician • Biologie chirurgicale pour le clinicien

Xenotransplantation
D. Bigam, R. Zhong, G. Levy, D. Grant

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Trauma and critical care: Introduction, recent advances and “ownership” in the critical care unit
D.I. McRitchie

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Total knee replacement: Should it be cemented or hybrid?
C.H. Rorabeck

Bileaflet mechanical prostheses for aortic valve replacement in patients younger than 65 years and 65 years of age or older: major thromboembolic and hemorrhagic complications
W.R.E. Jamieson, R.T. Miyagishima, G.L. Grunkemeier, E. Germann, C. Henderson, S.V. Lichtenstein, H. Ling, A.I. Munro

Evaluation of the allograft-prosthesis composite technique for proximal femoral reconstruction after resection of a primary bone tumour
B.M. McGoveran, A.M. Davis, A.E. Gross, R.S. Bell

Surgical Technique • Technique chirurgicale

Retrograde esophageal balloon dilatation for caustic stricture in an outpatient clinic setting
S. Al-Jadaan, J. Bass

Case Reports • Études de cas

Desmoid tumour. The risk of recurrent or new disease with subsequent pregnancy: a case report
J.C. Way, B.A. Culham

Pancreatic polypeptide hyperplasia causing watery diarrhea syndrome: a case report
J.L. Pasieka, N. Hershfield

Carcinoids of the common bile duct: a case report and literature review
A.C. Ross, J.B. Hurley, W.B. Hay, C.H. Rusnak, D.M. Petrunia

Books and Other Media Received

 

October 1999 • Octobre 1999

Can J Surg 1999;42(5)

Editors’ View • Mot de la rédaction

Assessment of competence / L’évaluation de la compétence
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Laparoscopy and acute appendicitis
A. Pomp

Complete surgical training
K.A. Harris

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images. Abdominal aortic aneurysm causing lumbar plexus neuropraxis
P.I. Haigh, A. Maitland

Musculoskeletal images. Early bone changes in hyperparathyroidism detected on magnetic resonance imaging
C. Gerrand, A.M. Griffin, L.M. White, I.B. Rosen

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Soft-tissue case 29. Presentation.
D.T.Y. Lee, P.B.S. Lai, S.S.M. Ng, K.L. Leung, W.Y. Lau
Soft-tissue case 29: Diagnosis

Musculoskeletal case 6. Presentation
D.W. Struk, P.L. Munk, M.J. Lee
Musculoskeletal case 6: Diagnosis

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Hypothermia and the trauma patient
A.W. Kirkpatrick, R. Chun, R. Brown, R.K. Simons

Canadian Association of General Surgeons • Association canadienne des chirurgiens généraux

Ileoanal anastomosis with reservoirs: complications and long-term results
P. Belliveau, J. Trudel, C.-A. Vasilevsky, B. Stein, P.H. Gordon

Resident continuity of care experience in a Canadian general surgery training program
R.S. Sidhu, G.R. Walker

Canadian Orthopaedic Association • Association canadienne d’orthopédie

Home prophylactic warfarin anticoagulation program after hip and knee arthroplasty
P. Schuringa, D. Yen

Safety of the limited open technique of bone-transfixing threaded-pin placement for external fixation of distal radial fractures: a cadaver study
D.M. Hassan, G.H.F. Johnston

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Optimizing femorotibial alignment in high tibial osteotomy
J. Rudan, M. Harrison, M.A. Simurda

Borrmann’s type IV gastric cancer: clinicopathologic analysis
T. Yokota, S. Teshima, T. Saito, S. Kikuchi, Y. Kunii, H. Yamauchi

A meta-analysis of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in patients suspected of having acute appendicitis
L.K.F. Temple, D.E. Litwin, R.S. McLeod

Brief communications • Communications abrégées

Mechanical failure of a Gamma nail in a patient with an impending pathologic subtrochanteric fracture
J.A. Randle, B. Meisami-Fard, M.D. McKee

Endometrioma simulating inguinal hernia: case reports
A.C.N. Li, W.-T. Siu, M.K.W. Li

Ruptured esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulum: an unusual cause of mediastinitis in a child
J. Wong, M. Walton, R. Issenman

Books and Other Media Received

Book Reviews

Notices

October 2000 • Octobre 2000

Can J Surg 2000;43(5)

Editors’ View • Mot de la rédaction

Education versus service – the resident’s dilemma?
J.P. Waddell

Éducation ou service – le dilemme du résident?
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Lung volume reduction surgery: evidence for the resurrection of an old operation?
G. Beauchamp

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images

Hydatid disease of the liver
C.K. Leow, W.Y. Lau

Musculoskeletal images

Soft-tissue mass at the site of a previous total knee arthroplasty
A.M. Griffin, L.M. White, R. Kandel, J.S. Wunder

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Musculoskeletal case 12. Presentation
Musculoskeletal case 12. Diagnosis
W.C. Torreggiani, K. al-Ismail, P.L. Munk, M.J. Lee

Soft-tissue case 35. Presentation
Soft-tissue case 35. Diagnosis
R. Tam, P.K.C. Chan

Surgical Biology for the Clinician • Biologie chirurgicale pour le clinicien

Helicobacter and disease: still more questions than answers
G. Kandel

Canadian Association of General Surgeons • Association canadienne des chirurgiens généraux

Presidential address 1999.The future of surgery — Santayana or Ford
W.G. Pollett

Small-bowel obstruction secondary to malignant disease: an 11-year audit
G. Miller, J. Boman, I. Shrier, P.H. Gordon

Canadian Orthopaedic Association • Association canadienne d’orthopédie

Blood flow changes to the proximal femur during total hip arthroplasty
T.M. Hupel, E.H. Schemitsch, S.A. Aksenov, J.P. Waddell

Properties of a hybrid plaster-fibreglass cast
M.N. Charles, D. Yen

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Lung volume reduction surgery for the treatment of severe emphysema: a study in a single Canadian institution
A.L. Tan, H.W. Unruh, S.N. Mink

Lung volume reduction surgery: results of a Canadian pilot study
R.A. Malthaner, J.D. Miller for the Canadian Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Study Group

Surgical Cornucopia • Pot pourri

Canadian Network for International Surgery: development activities and strategies
R. Lett

Correspondence • Correspondance

Perioperative transfusion or albumin as risk factorsin colorectal surgery
H.M. Hanafy; M.G.Torchia

Health care funding in surgical practice and the Canadian health care system
S.M. Hamilton; R.M.Stone

October 2003 • Octobre 2003

Can J Surg 2003;46(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Canadian surgery and the events of 2003
G.L. Warnock

La chirurgie au Canada et les événements de 2003
G.L. Warnock

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Error and surgery: Can we do better?
J.M.A. Bohnen, L. Lingard

Guest editorial. October 2003, 25th anniversary of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery
A.R. Downs, A.J. Salvian

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Perioperative stroke occurring in patients who undergo neck dissection for head and neck cancer: unanswered questions
S.K. Thompson, J.G. McKinnon, W.A. Ghali

General surgery in a district hospital in Tajikistan: clinical impact of a partnership between visiting volunteers and host specialists
D.A. Kassum, A. Valji, S. Gulyazov

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy: pathologic features determine outcome
E.C. Poulin, C.M. Schlachta, S.E. Burpee, K.T. Pace, J. Mamazza

Anorectal malignant melanoma: treatment with surgery or radiation therapy, or both
K.L. Moozar, C.S. Wong, J. Couture

Discoid meniscus in children: treatment and outcome
D. Davidson, M. Letts, R. Glasgow

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: soft tissue. Obstructing colon carcinoma in an irreducible scrotal hernia
A. Cervinka, K. Inaba, W.J. Wall

Radiology for the surgeon: musculoskeletal case 30
R.F.J. Browne, S.M. Murphy, W.C. Torreggiani, P.L. Munk, L.O. Marchinkow

Surgical Education and Self-assessment Program (SESAP)

Review Article • Article de revue

International surgery: definition, principles and Canadian practice
R. Lett

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Occult pneumothorax in the mechanically ventilated trauma patient
C.G. Ball, S.M. Hameed, D. Evans, J.B. Kortbeek, A.W. Kirkpatrick, for the Canadian Trauma Trials Collaborative

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 7.

Quality of life after bile duct injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
M.C. Taylor, R. Hart, for Members of the CAGS Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Brief Communications • Communication abrégées

Late neurologic deterioration after nonoperative treatment of a Chance fracture in an adolescent
A. Campbell, D. Yen

Endovascular stent-graft for blunt thoracic aortic rupture: a novel and useful approach in selected cases
F. Dagenais, P. Lavoie, R. Bauset, J.-P. Normand

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma
W.T. Siu, C.N. Tang, B.K.B. Law, C.H. Chau, M.K.W. Li

Book Review • Critique de livre

Raising the Dead: Organ Transplants, Ethics, and Society
J. Barwinsky

October 2004 • Octobre 2004

Can J Surg 2004;47(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Raising the bar for the ethical integrity of clinical trials
G. L. Warnock

Hausser la barre de l’intégrité éthique des études cliniques
G. L. Warnock

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Assessing the bioethical integrity of a clinical trial in surgery
M. Bernstein

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Multivariate analysis of technical variables in pancreaticoduodenectomy: the effect of pylorus preservation and retromesenteric jejunal position on early outcome
T.J. Butler, D.B. Vair, S. Colohan, V.C. McAlister

Assessment of stability of the cervical spine in blunt trauma patients: review of the literature, with presentation and preliminary results of a modified traction test protocol
D.A. Bednar, B. Toorani, M. Denkers, H. Abdelbary

Results of cholecystectomy without intraoperative cholangiography
J.W. Lorimer

Magnetic resonance-guided percutaneous cryosurgery of breast carcinoma: technique and early clinical results
J. Morin, A. Traoré, G. Dionne, M. Dumont, B. Fouquette, M. Dufour, S. Cloutier, C. Moisan

Chronic lower extremity ischemia: a human model of ischemic tolerance
A. Badhwar, T.L. Forbes, M.B. Lovell, A.A. Dungey, S.D. McCarter, J.R. Scott, G. DeRose, K.A. Harris, R.F. Potter

Is intensive care necessary after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair?
D.K. Lawlor, M.B. Lovell, G. DeRose, T.L. Forbes, K.A. Harris

Gastroduodenal tuberculosis management guidelines, based on a large experience and a review of the literature
Y.G. Rao, G.K. Pande, P. Sahni, T.K. Chattopadhyay

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: soft tissue.

Müllerian cyst of the upper abdomen: a lesion mimicking pancreatic cystadenoma
H. Shayan, D. Owen, G. Warnock

Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP)

Radiology for the surgeon:

Musculoskeletal case 33
R.S. Ryan, P.L. Munk

Review Article • Article de revue

Postsurgical tetanus
S. Dhalla

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Treatment of lung hydatidosis by VATS: a preliminary report
A.P. Uchikov, C.D. Shipkov, G. Prisadov

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Ischemic pancolitis: recognizing a rare form of acute ischemic colitis
N. Al-Saleh, B.M. Wehrli, D.K. Driman, B.M. Taylor

Chylous ascites secondary to small-bowel angiosarcoma
A. Selk, B. Wehrli, B.M. Taylor

Patellar tendon laxity in systemic lupus erythematosus
A. Al-Ahaideb, G. Lavoie, C. Secretan

Combined trauma laparotomy and endovascular repair of thoracic aortic injury
T.L. Forbes, N.G. Parry

Correspondence • Correspondance

Tibial plateau fractures / Response
B.E. Driedger / H.U. Cameron

Book Review • Critique de livre

Surgical Limits: The Life of Gordon Murray
V. McAlister

October 2006 • Octobre 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(5)

Editorial • Éditorial

Undergraduate medical education
J.P. Waddell

L’éducation médicale de premier cycle
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Imaging for spinal surgery
J. Splawinski, R. Fox, H. Hall, C.G. Fisher, M. Dvorak

Commentary
R. Miller

Doctor “Lite”
M. Gross

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Early experience of stapled hemorrhoidectomy in a community hospital setting
E. Touzin, S. Hegge, C. McKinley

Methylene blue prevents surgery-induced peritoneal adhesions but impairs the early phase of anastomotic wound healing
S. Dinc, C. Ozaslan, B. Kuru, S. Karaca, H. Ustun, H. Alagol, N. Renda, M. Oz

What procedures are students doing during undergraduate surgical clerkship?
A. Ladak, J. Hanson, C.J. de Gara

A needs assessment study of undergraduate surgical education
D.W. Birch, B. Mavis

The efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for anterior release and fusion in the management of pediatric spinal deformities
C.W. Reilly, G.P. Slobogean, R.L. Choit

Use of fibrin sealants for the localized, controlled release of cefazolin
S. Tredwell, J.K. Jackson, D. Hamilton, V. Lee, H.M. Burt

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Complications of Meckel’s diverticula in adults
J. Dumper, S. Mackenzie, P. Mitchell, F. Sutherland, M. Lynn Quan, D. Mew

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 18.

Treatment of occult pneumothoraces from blunt trauma
A.W. Kirkpatrick, M. vanWijngaarden Stephens, T. Fabian, for the Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Herniation through the foramen of Winslow: radiographic and intraoperative findings
S.S. Forbes, W.J. Stephen

Septal aperture: an anatomic variant predisposing to bilateral low-energy fractures of the distal humerus
D.T. Sahajpal, D. Pichora

Invasive lobular carcinoma of the male breast
Y. Erhan, O. Zekioglu, Y. Erhan

Book Reviews • Recensions de livres

Body contouring after massive weight loss
Perforator flaps: anatomy, technique & clinical applications

December 2006 • Décembre 2006

Can J Surg 2006;49(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Tracking outcomes in surgical care
G.L. Warnock

Le suivi des résultats en soins chirurgicaux
G.L. Warnock

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

How a visit to the museum can contribute to professional awareness during medical school
L. Gil

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Management of spleen injuries in the adult trauma population: a ten-year experience
M. Cadeddu, A. Garnett, K. Al-Anezi, F. Farrokhyar

The effect of spinal anesthesia on blood transfusion rate in total joint arthroplasty
S. Rashiq, B.A. Finegan

Infectious complications following laparoscopic appendectomy
R. Gupta, C. Sample, F. Bamehriz, D.W. Birch

Foot rotational effects on radiographic measures of lower limb alignment
M.A. Hunt, P.J. Fowler, T.B. Birmingham, T.R. Jenkyn, J.R. Giffin

Influence of cementless femoral stems inserted in varus on functional outcome in primary total hip arthroplasty
J. de Beer, S. McKenzie, M. Hubmann, D. Petruccelli, M. Winemaker

Visual-spatial ability, learning modality and surgical knot tying
M.G. Brandt, E.T. Davies

Early results after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: effect of the learning curve
C.G. Andrew, W. Hanna, D. Look, A.P.H. McLean, N.V. Christou

Initial clinical outcomes after completion of training in a Canadian Royal College thoracic surgery program
S. Milman, T. Ng

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Granulomatous mastitis including breast tuberculosis and idiopathic lobular granulomatous mastitis
S. Bakaris, M. Yuksel, P. Cιragil, M.A. Guven, F. Ezberci, E. Bulbuloglu

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 19.

The effect of a decision aid on knowledge and treatment decision making for breast cancer
H. Henteleff, D. McCready, A. Giuliano, for the members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: musculoskeletal

Multidirectional acromioclavicular joint instability posttrauma
E.J. Harvey, R. Reindl, G.K. Berry

Radiology for the surgeon

Soft-tissue case 59
S.M. Ng, S.F.F. Hon, J.H.M. Wong, J.F.Y. Lee

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Successful damage control of complex vascular and urological gunshot injuries
C.G. Ball, S.M. Hameed, P. Navsaria, S. Edu, A.W. Kirkpatrick, A.J. Nicol

Barogenic esophageal rupture: Beorhaave syndrome
C.S.H. Ng, W.L.M. Mui, A.P.C. Yim

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

December 2003 • Décembre 2003

Can J Surg 2003;46(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Evaluating resident education
J.P. Waddell

Évaluation de la formation des résidents
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

The upcoming epidemic of fragility fractures in Canada
P. O’Brien

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Steal syndrome complicating upper extremity hemoaccess procedures: incidence and risk factors
D. Davidson, G. Louridas, R. Guzman, J. Tanner, W. Weighell, J. Spelay, D. Chateau

Surgical treatment of incidentally identified pancreatic masses
T.L. Fitzgerald, A.J. Smith, M. Ryan, M. Atri, F.C. Wright , C.H.L. Law, S.S. Hanna

Optimal excision margins for primary cutaneous melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis
P.I. Haigh, L.A. DiFronzo, D.R. McCready

Venting during prophylactic nailing for femoral metastases: current orthopedic practice
D. Dalgorf, C.M. Borkhoff, D.J.G. Stephen, J. Finkelstein, H.J. Kreder

Could laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery become the standard of care? A review and experience with 750 procedures
C.M. Schlachta, J. Mamazza, R. Gregoire, S.E. Burpee, E.C. Poulin

Cost factors in pediatric trauma
D. Gürses, A. Sarioglu-Buke, M. Baskan, I. Kilic

Increasing volume of patients at level I trauma centres: Is there a need for triage modification in elderly patients with injuries of low severity?
M. Liberman, D.S. Mulder, J.S. Sampalis

Do medical students have the knowledge needed to maximize organ donation rates?
T. Bardell, D.J.W. Hunter, W.D.T. Kent, M.K. Jain

The Canadian Urology Fair: a model for minimizing the financial and academic costs of the residency selection process
E.D. Grober, E.D. Matsumoto, M.A.S. Jewett, J.L. Chin, and the Canadian Urology Program Directors

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: musculoskeletal. Acetabular cartilage delamination demonstrated by magnetic resonance arthrography: inverted “Oreo” cookie sign
P.E. Beaulé, E.J. Zaragoza

Radiology for the surgeon. Soft-tissue case 53
F.A.M. Herbella, J.C. Del Grande

Surgical Education and Self-assessment Program (SESAP)

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 8.

Efficacy and safety of recombinant human activated protein C for severe sepsis
J. Barkun, N.V. Christou, for Members of the CAGS Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Brief Communications • Communication abrégées

Giant cell reparative granuloma of the hand: case report and review of giant cell lesions of hands and feet
D.F. Macdonald, P.A. Binhammer, J.D. Rubenstein, V.L. Fornasier

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Giant adrenal pseudocyst mimicking a malignant lesion
H. Mohan, R. Aggarwal, A. Tahlan, A.S. Bawa, M. Ahluwalia