June 2004 • Juin 2004

Can J Surg 2004;47(3)

Editorial • Éditorial

Wait times: the appropriateness of the methodology and how they affect patients
M. Gross

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Ethical dilemmas encountered while operating and teaching in a developing country
M. Bernstein

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Monitoring trends in waiting periods in Canada for elective surgery: validation of a method using administrative data
S.E.D. Shortt, R.A. Shaw, D. Elliott, W.J. Mackillop

Waiting for an operation: parents’ perspectives
G.G. Miller

Implementation of a successful endovascular surgical program in a non-teaching tertiary-care centre in Ontario
R.P.N. Willoughby, J.A. Fenton, S.R. Pudupakkam, R.A. Greco, E.W.D. Roberts, G. DeRose, S. Kribs

Survey of colorectal cancer screening practices in a large Canadian urban centre
L.A. Mack, H. Stuart, W.J. Temple

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Surgical images: soft tissue.

Right paraduodenal hernia
B. Papaziogas, A. Souparis, J. Makris, A. Alexandrakis, T. Papaziogas

Radiology for the surgeon:

Musculoskeletal case 32
R.S. Ryan, P.L. Munk

Surgical Education and Self-assessment Program (SESAP)

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

Users’ guide to the surgical literature.

How to assess a randomized controlled trial in surgery
A. Thoma, F. Farrokhyar, M. Bhandari, V. Tandan, for the Evidence-Based Surgery Working Group

Canadian Association of General Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 10.

Laparoscopy-assisted colectomy versus open colectomy for treatment of nonmetastatic colon cancer: a randomized trial
R.S. McLeod, H.S. Stern, for members of the CAGS Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Brief Communication • Communication abrégée

The management of dysplasia associated with ulcerative colitis: colectomy versus continued surveillance
M.S. Friedlich, M. Guindi, H.S. Stern

Case Notes • Notes de cas

Artery transposition and carotid endarterectomy done simultaneously with stent-graft repair of an aneurysm of the aortic isthmus
G. Illuminati, L. Bresadola, A. D’Urso, G. Ceccanei, R. Lorusso

Residual appendix producing small-bowel obstruction after laparoscopic appendectomy
R. Gordon, F. Bamehriz, D.W. Birch

Total hip arthroplasty in a patient with neurofibromatosis type I and recurrent spontaneous hip dislocation
T. Odent, P. Ranger, M. Aarabi, R.C. Hamdy, F. Fassier

Spontaneous splenic rupture in infectious mononucleosis treated by embolization of the splenic artery
N. Halkic, H. Vuilleumier, S.D. Qanadli

Late complication of extended cervical mediastinoscopy
G. Haciibrahimoglu, A. Cevik, M.A. Bedirhan, C.A. Kutlu