June 2012 • Juin 2012

Can J Surg 2012;55(3)

Editorials • Éditoriaux

What is a reportable error in surgery?
E.J. Harvey

Qu’est-ce qu’une erreur à déclaration obligatoire en chirurgie ?
E.J. Harvey

Quill and Scalpel • Plume et scalpel

A Tribute to Nils G. Kock, 1924–2011
Z. Cohen

Research • Recherche

Meta-analytic comparison of randomized and nonrandomized studies of breast cancer surgery
J.P. Edwards, E.J. Kelly, Y. Lin, T. Lenders, W.A. Ghali, A.J. Graham

Variable impact of complications in general surgery: a prospective cohort study
E. Bosma, E.J. Veen, M.A.C. de Jongh, J.A. Roukema

Humanitarian cardiac care in Arequipa, Peru: experiences of a multidisciplinary Canadian cardiovascular team
C. Adams, P. Kiefer, K. Ryan, D. Smith, G. McCabe, P. Allen, K. Sridhar, P. Torres, M.W.A. Chu

New minimally invasive technique for repairing femoral hernias: 3-D patch device through a femoris approach
W. Lei, J. Huang, C. Luoshang

Comparison of lifetime incremental cost:utility ratios of surgery relative to failed medical management for the treatment of hip, knee and spine osteoarthritis modelled using 2-year postsurgical values
P. Tso, K. Walker, N. Mahomed, P.C. Coyte, Y.R. Rampersaud

Hemithyroidectomy is the preferred initial operative approach for an indeterminate fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis
C.G. Chiu, R. Yao, S.K. Chan, S.S. Strugnell, S. Bugis, R. Irvine, D. Anderson, B. Walker, S.J. Jones, S.M. Wiseman

Safety of thyroidectomy and cervical neck dissection without drains
B. Abboud, G. Sleilaty, H. Rizk, G. Abadjian, C. Ghorra

Continuing Medical Education • Formation médicale continue

Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery

Cost–utility analysis of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis
E. Dixon, D.L. Fowler, G. Ghitulescu; Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group

Users’ Guide to the Surgical Literature

Understanding confidence intervals
M. Cadeddu, F. Farrokhyar, C. Levis, S. Cornacchi, T. Haines, A. Thoma; Evidence-Based Surgery Working Group

Abstracts • Résumés

Practical Tips For Surgical Research

Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology

Online Correspondence • Correspondance En Ligne

Conservative or Operative Management (Open or Laparoscopic) of Acute Appendicitis
A. Cariati, E. Piromalli

Conservative or Operative Management (Open or Laparoscopic) of Acute Appendicitis: The Authors Reply
G.J. Fitzmaurice, B. McWilliams, H. Hurreiz, E. Epanomeritakis


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