April 2018 • Avril 2018

Can J Surg 2018;61(2)

Editorial • Éditorial

Article importance: Processes to evaluate the success of published articles are subjective
V. McAlister

Degré d’importance des articles : Les processus d’évaluation des articles publiés sont subjectifs
V. McAlister

Commentary • Commentaire

Physician extenders on surgical services: the need for a systems perspective
H. Smith, C. Kuziemsky, C. Champion

Idle hands? What we know about surgeon unemployment in Canada
M. Strickland, I. Datta

History of surgery: First World War
Histoire de la chirurgie : Première Guerre Mondiale

The Canadian Army Medical Corps affair of 1916 and Surgeon General Guy Carleton Jones
J.-R. Bernier, V.C. McAlister

Research • Recherche

Associations between provider and hospital volumes and postoperative mortality following total hip arthroplasty in New Brunswick: results from a provincial-level cohort study
D.L. Crouse, P.S.J. Leonard, J. Boudreau, J.T. McDonald

Surgical intervention in pediatric trauma at a level 1 trauma hospital: a retrospective cohort study and report of cost data
R.V. Anantha, P. Zamiara, N.H. Merritt

Regional differences in aortic valve replacements: Atlantic Canadian experience
C. McGuire, A.M. Yip, J.B. MacLeod, V. Paddock, S. Lutchmedial, N. Nadeem, G. Hirsch, C. Adams, K. Melvin, S. Connors, A. Hassan, J.-F. Légaré

Intraoperative cell salvage with autologous transfusion in elective right or repeat hepatectomy: a propensity-score–matched case–control analysis
T. Zacharias, E. Ahlschwede, N. Dufour, F. Romain, O. Theissen-Laval

Training surgical residents to use a framework to promote shared decision-making for patients with poor prognosis experiencing surgical emergencies
T. Chesney, K. Devon

Airway management changes associated with rising radiologic incidence of external laryngotracheal injury
D.R. Randall, L. Rudmik, C.G. Ball, J.D. Bosch

Review • Revue

Is radiofrequency ablation of varicose veins a valuable option? A systematic review of the literature with a cost analysis
T.G. Poder, J.-F. Fisette, S.K. Bédard, M.-A. Despatis

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Kidney paired donation and the unique challenges of kidney shipment in Canada
T. McGregor, A. Sener, S. Paraskevas, B. Reikie

Patient-perceived barriers to radiation therapy for breast cancer
K. Guidolin, M. Lock, M. Brackstone

Letters • Lettres

Reduction of pancreatic anastomotic leakage after pancreaticoduodenectomy
P. Niloff