February 2002 • Février 2002

Can J Surg 2002;45(1)

Editor’s View • Mot de la rédaction

Peer review
J.P. Waddell

Examen par les pairs
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Patients waiting for elective general surgery: a culture of waiting?
J.S.T. Barkun

Allocation of scarce resources: assessment and impact
M. Gross

Surgical Images • Imagier chirurgical

Soft-tissue images. Trocar-site hernia after laparoscopic procedures
M.O. Cadeddu, C.M. Schlachta, J. Mamazza, P.A. Seshadri, E.C. Poulin

Musculoskeletal images. C3 aneurysmal bone cyst
G.G. Vecil, N.S. Schachar, R.J. Hurlbert

Radiology for the Surgeon • Chirurgie et radiologie

Musculoskeletal case 20. Presentation
Musculoskeletal case 20. Diagnosis
W.C. Torreggiani, C. Keogh, K. Al-Ismail, L.O. Marchinkow, P.L. Munk

Soft-tissue case 43. Presentation
Soft-tissue case 43. Diagnosis
S.K. Thompson, J. Nixon, J.H. MacGregor

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 1

Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of laparoscopic vs conventional inguinal hernia repairs
R.S. McLeod, L. Smith, for Members of the CAGS Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Trauma and Critical Care • Traumatologie et soins critiques

Thoracolumbar spine fractures: Is there a problem?
A.W. Kirkpatrick, E. McKevitt

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology • Société canadienne d’oncologie chirurgicale

Surgical treatment of thymoma
R. Mehran, R. Ghosh, D. Maziak, K. O’Rourke, F. Shamji

Canadian Association of General Surgeons • Association canadienne des chirurgiens généraux

How long do patients wait for elective general surgery?
D.W. Olson, C.J. de Gara

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Health service costs for patients on the waiting list
H. Quan, R. Lafreniere, D. Johnson

Isolated rib fractures in elderly patients: mortality and morbidity
Y. Barnea, H. Kashtan, Y. Skornick, N. Werbin

Computerized management of oral anticoagulant therapy: experience in major joint arthroplasty
D. Macdonald, P. Bhalla, W. Cass, J. Gollish, R. Brighton, F. Gorenstein, J. Vitunjski, P. Ng

Refracture rate after plate removal from the radial metaphysis
J.B. Houle, P. Tabrizi, A.A. Giachino, M.Y. Benoit, R.S. Richards, B. Pham, J. Grabowski

Surgical case costing: trauma is underfunded according to resource intensity weights
M. Brackstone, G.S. Doig, M.J. Girotti

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

Popliteal artery false aneurysm secondary to tibial osteochondroma
T.L. Forbes, S. Mehta, S. Pudupakkam

Correspondence • Correspondance

Allocation of health resources
H. Quan, R. Lafreniere, D. Johnson

Percutaneous drainage for liver hydatid cysts
J.E. Losanoff, J.W. Jones, B.W. Richman; response: M. Sahin, F. Aksoy

Ecthyma gangrenosum
H. Nasser; response: B.S. Gan

Surgical residency programs
L.P. Perrault, P.L. Pagé, M. Carrier

The pendulum
H.C. Clarke

Book Reviews • Critiques de livres

Beating Heart Coronary Artery Surgery

A Surgeon’s Guide to Writing and Publishing