August 2018 • Août 2018

Can J Surg 2018;61(4)

Editorial • Éditorial

Provincially administered universal pharmacare programs require a secure, affordable drug supply: A matter of national security?
V.C. McAlister

Les régimes universels d’assurance médicaments provinciaux doivent pouvoir s’appuyer sur un approvisionnement sûr et abordable : Question de sécurité nationale?
V.C. McAlister

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

Organization of the German Army Medical Service 1914–1918 and the role of academic surgeons
C. Zischek, E. Grunwald, M. Engelhardt

Research • Recherche

Propofol administration by endoscopists versus anesthesiologists in gastrointestinal endoscopy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of patient safety outcomes
J.F. Daza, C.M. Tan, R.J. Fielding, A. Brown, F. Farrokhyar, I. Yang

A day in the life of emergency general surgery in Canada: a multicentre observational study
K. DeGirolamo, K. D’Souza, S. Apte, C.G. Ball, C. Armstrong, A. Reso, S. Widder, S. Mueller, L.M. Gillman, R. Singh, R. Nenshi, K. Khwaja, S. Minor, C. de Gara, S.M. Hameed

Practice and attitudes regarding double gloving among staff surgeons and surgical trainees
M.E. Lipson, R. Deardon, N.J. Switzer, C. de Gara, C.G. Ball, S.C. Grondin

Assessing resectability of colorectal liver metastases: How do different subspecialties interpret the same data?
J.-M. Aubin, A.K. Bressan, S.C. Grondin, E. Dixon, A.R. MacLean, S. Gregg, P. Tang, G.G. Kaplan, G. Martel, C.G. Ball

Thirty-day hospital readmission and emergency department visits after vascular surgery: a Canadian prospective cohort study
M.H. Syed, M.A. Hussain, Z. Khoshhal, K. Salata, B. Altuwaijri, B. Hughes, N. Alsaif, C. de Mestral, S. Verma, M. Al-Omran

Beyond just the operating room: characterizing the complete caseload of a tertiary acute care surgery service
T.J. van Zyl, P.B. Murphy, L. Allen, N.G. Parry, K. Leslie, K.N. Vogt

Outcomes after completion total gastrectomy for gastric remnant cancer: experience from a Canadian tertiary centre
E. St-Louis, S.D. Gowing, P. Mossallanejad, M.L. Leimanis, C. Mueller, L.E. Ferri

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

A method to repair the recurrent laryngeal nerve during thyroidectomy
A. Gurrado, A. Pasculli, A. Pezzolla, G. Di Meo, M.L. Fiorella, R. Cortese, N. Avenia, M. Testini

Validation of the Sainte-Justine Head Trauma Pathway for children younger than two years of age
S. Spénard, S. Gouin, M. Beaudin, J. Gravel

Optimization of communication in the surgical program via instant messaging, Web-based surveys, newsletters, websites, smartphones and telemedicine: the experience of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
D. Rozario

Reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections using a multimodal approach — the NSQIP experience of Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
D. Rozario

Letters • Lettres

Percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis: not so safe after all
S. Cowie

Author response
F. Christian