December 2007 • Décembre 2007

Can J Surg 2007;50(6)

Editorial • Éditorial

Editor’s view
J.P. Waddell

Point de vue du rédacteur
J.P. Waddell

Quill on Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

Mentoring for surgical skills: a tool to share the workload
M.H. Shiwani

Original Articles • Articles originaux

Does sex affect residency application to surgery?
M.O. Baerlocher

Injury patterns and outcomes associated with elderly trauma victims in Kingston, Ontario
R. Gowing, M.K. Jain

Patient satisfaction with outpatient lumbar microsurgical discectomy: a qualitative study
M. Hersht, E.M. Massicotte, M. Bernstein

MacLean–Mueller Prize • Prix MacLean–Mueller

Chest tube complications: How well are we training our residents?
C.G. Ball, J. Lord, K.B. Laupland, S. Gmora, R.H. Mulloy, A.K. Ng, C. Schieman, A.W. Kirkpatrick

Review Article • Article de revue

Use of octreotide for the prevention of pancreatic fistula after elective pancreatic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
A.A. Alghamdi, A.M. Jawas, R.S. Hart

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Radiology for the surgeon

Musculoskeletal case 40
M. Al-Heidous, P.L. Munk

Surgical technique

The ambidextrous surgeon’s knot: an alternate way to tie the surgeon’s knot
P.K. Jha, A.G. Barabas, H. Sharma

Online case notes • Notes de cas

Intussusception in adults
K.P. Croome, P.H.D. Colquhoun

Reconstructing the abdominal wall with a biocompatible patch
G. Roche-Nagle, M. O’Sullivan, G. McGreal, G. O’Sullivan

Osteitis pubis simulating a soft-tissue lesion
P. Malakzadeh-Shirvani, E. Wikholm, A. Assaf

Hepatic portal venous gas from perforated sigmoid diverticulitis
A. Duggal, R.N. Rankin, W.J. Wall

Myositis ossificans traumatica of the hand
M. Chadha, A. Agarwal

Ectopic breast tissue presenting as an anal polyp
N.G. Chan, J.L. Penswick, E. Labelle, D.K. Driman

Stromal tumour of the stomach
G. Rakovich

Rofecoxib associated with diaphragm disease
M.A. Lapner, W.J. Stephen

Gastric outlet obstruction
R. O’Carroll, R. Kennedy

Lymphogranuloma venereum as a cause of rectal stricture
I. Pinsk, N. Saloojee, M. Friedlich

Leiomyoma of iliac bone
B. Balachandra, M.W. Lee, G.-K. Nguyen

An unusual gastric tumour
J.W. Lorimer, M. Belliveau

Evidence-Based Surgery • Chirurgie factuelle

The efficacy and risks of using povidone-iodine irrigation to prevent surgical site infection: an evidence-based review
J. Chundamala, J.G. Wright

Canadian Association of General Surgeons and American College of Surgeons Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery. 23.

ASCO recommended guidelines for sentinal lymph node biopsy for early-stage breast cancer
L. Neumayer, S. Meterissian, K. McMasters, for the Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Surgical Cornucopia • Potpourri

William D. Stevenson: Atlantic Canada’s first neurosurgeon
K. Mukhida, I. Mendez