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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
As we launched our Strategic Plan in the Department of Surgery last September, it seems timely to provide you with this update approximately one year later.  In general, we have been making great strides towards our goals in all areas.  In Quality and Best Practices (QBP), Robin McLeod has formed a committee, and taken a survey of the faculty’s interest and knowledge of QBP relating to surgery.  Additional representation will include each of the University Division Chairs.  One of the early projects identified for this group was “Readmission Rates” to hospital following surgery.  This statistic affects all surgical services, and the information derived from the analysis will be most helpful for all Divisions of Surgery.  In Faculty Development, Ori Rotstein has formed a committee which will examine in detail the areas of mentoring, stress and burnout, and surgeon leadership.  In addition, this group is working on improving the transparency around Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs), Promotions, and New Faculty Appointments.  In the area of Innovation, Shaf Keshavjee has formed a working group which will serve as a resource to and provide mentorship for surgeons engaged in innovative procedures or equipment design.  A network is being created of business development experts and intellectual property officers to work with and advise this group.  As a means to incentivize surgeons in this domain, surgical innovation will become a career path for promotion for several surgeons in the sphere of Creative Professional Activity.   In Integration and Global Outreach, Avery Nathens has formed a committee, and surveyed the faculty in the Department of Surgery to determine where surgeons have vested interests abroad.  It is the goal of this strategic direction to make International Surgery a valid academic stream by which faculty can earn points on their Annual Assessments of Productivity (AAP’s).  This group will also build upon the International Surgery website, and provide a means by which residents interested in International Surgery efforts can be supported through funds from the Department of Surgery.  In Education, David Latter has formed a group which is identifying key core competencies in each of the Divisions for the purposes of developing competency based assessment programs with the assistance of Ron Levine.  In addition, surgical simulation plays a large role in this strategic area, and efforts are being made to co-ordinate surgical simulation activities across the TAHSN hospitals.  In undergraduate medical education, numerous programs have been put into place by George Christakis which have provided a more comprehensive experience to medical students interested in career paths in surgery.  We are on track with our first year goals of the Strategic Plan.  None of the progress we have made thus far would have been possible without the assistance of our Strategic Plan Implementation Co-ordinator, Joanna Giddens.  I thank her, and all of you for helping us build upon the tradition of excellence in the Department of Surgery.

Sincerely,
 
 
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC
RS McLaughlin Chair

UPCOMING EVENTS

Department of Surgery University Rounds 
Friday, December 6, 2013
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
 
Clinical Epidemiology University Rounds
Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Surgery
WARF Professor of Surgical Research
Director, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) 

“Coaching for Surgical Performance Improvement”
 
Hollywood Theatre, 1st Floor Elm Wing
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
 
Friday, January 10, 2014 - Ben Alman Research and Science Rounds
Toronto Western Hospital, Auditorium, 2nd Floor, West Wing  
 
Speakers:
Tom Chau, Ph.D
Vice President, Research - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Director, Research - Bloorview Research Institute
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto 
“Recent advances in body-machine interfacing”
 
Milos R. Popovic, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research
Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto 
“Restoration of voluntary reaching and grasping function following severe stroke: Randomized clinical trial”
 
Beyond the Prescription Pad: Personalizing Cancer Medicine in 2014 -  February 10-11, 2014, UHN, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Visit the website on a regular basis to view the updated program and additional details and announcements.  Click here
 
54th Annual Update in General Surgery
April 10-12, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto.
 
1st Annual Canadian Burn Symposium
Dr. Marc Jeschke and his team at the University of Toronto and the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre will be holding the 1st Annual Canadian Burn Symposium on May 26th & 27th, 2014 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.  This will be a fully accredited event!
Keynote speakers include Dr. David N Herndon, University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Hospital for Children, Galveston Texas USA.
Please register now at:
http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/cdnburnsymposium/
 
37th Annual Assembly of General Surgeons will be on May 29th, 2014 at One King West.
 
CEPD Courses
Hand and Upper Extremity Update
February 8, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information: http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/upperextremity/  
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-SUR1403@cepdtoronto.ca 
 
14th Annual Breast Surgery Symposium
April 3, 2013
Toronto Hilton
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information: http://www.torontoaestheticmeeting.ca/ 
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-sur1402@cepdtoronto.ca
 
 

 


44th Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium
April 4-5, 2014
Toronto Hilton
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information: http://www.torontoaestheticmeeting.ca/ 
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-sur1413@cepdtoronto.ca
 
11th Biennial Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Symposium
April 11-12, 2014
Eaton Chelsea, Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information: http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/footankle/ 
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-SUR1405@cepdtoronto.ca
 
Competency Based Training Program Workshop
April 25, 2014
MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information: http://www.competency-based-training.com/ 
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-SUR1406@cepdtoronto.ca 
 
1st Annual Canadian Burn Symposium
May 26-27, 2014
Toronto Westin Harbour Castle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
For more information click here.
Continuing Education & Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Phone: 416.978.2719/1.888.512.8173 Email: info-SUR1401@cepdtoronto.ca
 
 
RECENT EVENTS
2013 Lister and George Armstrong-Peters Prize Presentations (University Rounds) were held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at The Hospital for Sick Children.  Dr. ‘s Avery Nathens who received the Lister Award spoke on “Trauma care: from practice to policy”; and Marc Jeschke who received the George Armstrong-Peters Prize spoke on “Lessons learned in burn hypermetabolism research”.   Photo from left to right: JT Rutka, A Nathens, M Jeschke, O Rotstein
 
Ontario Medical Students Workshop and Career Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 19, 2013 
 
General Surgery Night
The General Surgery Interest Group and Student Surgical Skills Development held an event on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 where surgeons spoke to first and second year pre-clerks. 
NEWSWORTHY ITEMS
 
In Memoriam 
Dr. William R. N. Lindsay (Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)  passed away on November 3, 2013 at the age of 87. 
  Dr. Lindsay graduated from the University of Alberta and pursued his post-graduate training in Toronto and the UK. Dr. Lindsay became the first Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Wellesley Hospital in 1966 and was one of the first to develop the Rosedale Medical Clinic, a free-standing Surgi-Centre. With Dr. Leith Douglas, the Wellesley rotation was one of the best opportunities for surgical residents to access great pathology and fascinating cases. He was also one of the pioneers in trans-gender surgery and had a busy aesthetic practice. He was one of the founding members of MANUS Canada and under his direction developed the Wellesley Hospital Aesthetic Surgery Symposium. This event continues as the UofT Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium which held its 43rd event earlier this year. A lecture is named in honor of Dr. Lindsay and delivered yearly.
 
Paper in Science Translational Medicine 
Keith Jarvi’s paper on semen markers for the detection of sperm was published November 20th in Science Translational Medicine.  It was reported on CTV, Winnipeg Free Press, BBC, German Public Radio.  
 
New Appointment to the Department of Surgery 
Please help me welcome the following new appointee to the Department of Surgery! 
 
Dr. Nicole Look Hong has joined the Division of General Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as an Assistant Professor.   Dr. Look Hong completed her undergraduate education at Queen’s University with a concentration in life sciences and minor in music.  She then attended the University of Toronto for medical school and remained here for her residency in general surgery. While a resident, Nicole completed a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology through the surgical scientist program. Nicole then did a surgical oncology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.  Over the course of this fellowship, she also spent several months furthering her education at the Harvard School of Public Health.   Dr. Look Hong focuses her clinical practice on breast cancer and melanoma and her academic research interests in health economics and the improvement in cancer care efficiency.  She is currently involved in the use of new ablative techniques in early breast cancer and the use of novel techniques for accurate intraoperative breast cancer localization. 
 

Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs)
The following Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs) took place in November under the leadership of Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Department of Surgery. 
 
Leo DaCosta joined the Division of Neurosurgery at UHN as an Assistant Professor in September 2008.  He received his MD and neurosurgical training from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.  He worked as a staff neurosurgeon at the Benjamin Guimarães Foundation and João XXIII State Trauma Hospital for three years before coming to Toronto for his fellowship training in Cerebrovascular Surgery, Interventional Neuroradiology and Spine Surgery after which he remained as a faculty member. His clinical practice is mostly focused on patients with Cerebrovascular and Spine diseases. From left to right: M. Schwartz, T. Mainprize, L. DaCosta, A. Nathens, A. Lozano
 
Fuad Moussa joined the Division of Cardiac Surgery as an Assistant Professor in July 2010.  He received his BSc, MSc and MDCM degrees from McGill University and then went to The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Centre where he completed residencies in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Dr. Moussa then came to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as a Fellow and then a Clinical Associate. He was then recruited as a Surgeon-Teacher.  Since then, he has completed a Fellowship at The Wilson Centre for Research in Education and a Masters Degree in Medical Education through the University of Dundee (Scotland).  His clinical interests and creative professional activity have been in the areas of Off-Pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB) and minimally invasive OPCAB.  Dr. Moussa was appointed as the Director of Undergraduate Education for Sunnybrook’s Department of Surgery in January 2013.  From left to right:  F. Moussa, C. Caldarone 
 
IDEAS (Improving & Driving Excellence Across Sectors)
This is a new, province-wide educational initiative to advance Ontario’s health system priorities by building capacity in quality improvement, leadership and change management across all health care sectors. Based at U of T, IDEAS is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and delivered collaboratively by Ontario's six faculties of medicine and health sciences, Health Quality Ontario (HQO), the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and U of T’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME).
 
 HONOURS AND AWARDS
 
Jameel Ali (General Surgery) received an honorary fellowship from The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, November 2012.  
 









Earl Bogoch (Orthopaedics) won the Osteoporosis Canada's Lindy Fraser Memorial Award. The accolade recognizes individuals who have conducted exemplary research in osteoporosis, and have helped increase awareness and knowledge of the condition.
 
Michael Cusimano (Neurosurgery) received the 2013 Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Fund Award. The award recognizes efforts to prevent major sports and recreation-related injuries.
 
Hong-Shuo Sun (Anatomy) received a 3 year CIHR-China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative Grant for his work entitled “The Role of Chloride Channel CIC-3 in Cerebral Ischemia and Its Therapeutic Potential in Stroke”.
 
Ron Zuker (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) on an invitation to South Africa recently received 1) an Honorary Fellowship of the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa; 2) an Honorary Membership in the Association of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa; and 3) the Humanitarian Award from the Smile Foundation of South Africa.

 
HIGH IMPACT PAPERS HOT OFF THE PRESS
 
Al-Omair A, Masucci L, Masson-Cote L, Campbell M, Atenafu EG, Parent A, Letourneau D, Yu E, Rampersaud R, Massicotte E, Lewis S, Yee A, Thibault I, Fehlings MG, Sahgal A. Surgical resection of epidural disease improves local control following postoperative spine stereotactic body radiotherapy. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Oct;15(10):1413-9.
 
Alali AS, Fowler RA, Mainprize TG, Scales DC, Kiss A, de Mestral C, Ray JG, Nathens AB. Intracranial pressure monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury: results from the american college of surgeons trauma quality improvement program. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Oct 15;30(20):1737-46.
  
Arnoldner C, Mick P, Pirouzmand F, Houlden D, Lin VY, Nedzelski JM, Chen JM. Facial nerve prognostication in vestibular schwannoma surgery: The concept of percent maximum and its predictability. Laryngoscope. 2013 Oct;123(10):2533-8.
 
Botting MJ, Phan N, Rubenfeld GD, Speke AK, Chapman MG. Using Barriers Analysis to Refine a Novel Model of Neurocritical Care. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Oct 8.
 
da Costa L, Fierstra J, Fisher JA, Mikulis DJ, Han JS, Tymianski M.  BOLD MRI and early impairment of cerebrovascular reserve after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Nov 15. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24474. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Darling GE.  Quality of life in patients with esophageal cancer. Thorac Surg Clin. 2013 Nov;23(4):569-75.
 
Deb S, Wijeysundera HC, Ko DT, Tsubota H, Hill S, Fremes SE. Coronary artery bypass graft surgery vs percutaneous interventions in coronary revascularization: a systematic review.  JAMA. 2013 Nov 20;310(19):2086-95.
 
Dey J, Dubuc AM, Pedro KD, Thirstrup D, Mecham B, Northcott PA, Wu X, Shih D, Tapscott SJ, Leblanc M, Taylor MD, Olson JM.  MyoD Is a Tumor Suppressor Gene in Medulloblastoma.  Cancer Res. 2013 Nov 15;73(22):6828-37.
 
Dold AP, Zywiel MG, Taylor DW, Dwyer T, Theodoropoulos J.  Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Management of Articular Cartilage Pathology: A Systematic Review.  Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Erpelding N, Davis KD., Neural underpinnings of behavioural strategies that prioritize either cognitive task performance or pain.  Pain. 2013 Oct;154(10): 2060-71.
 
Fehlings MG, Barry S, Kopjar B, Tim Yoon S, Arnold P, Massicotte EM, Vaccaro A, Brodke DS, Shaffrey C, Smith JS, Woodard E, Banco RJ, Chapman J, Janssen M, Bono C, Sasso R, Dekutoski M, Gokaslan ZL. Anterior vs Posterior Surgical Approaches to Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Outcomes of the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine North America CSM Study in 264 Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 9.
 
Fehlings MG, Wilson JR, Yoon ST, Rhee JM, Shamji MF, Lawrence BD. Symptomatic progression of cervical myelopathy and the role of nonsurgical management: a consensus statement. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S19-20.
 
Garavaglia M, Mak T, Cusimano MD, Rigamonti A, Crescini C, McCredy V, Romaschin A, Baker AJ, Hare GM T. Body Mass Index as a risk factor for increased serum lactate during craniotomy. Minerva Anestesiol. 2013 Oct;79(10):1132-1139.
 
Grossman RG, Fehlings MG, Frankowski RF, Burau KD, Chow DS, Tator C, Teng A, Toups EG, Harrop JS, Aarabi B, Shaffrey CI, Johnson MM, Harkema SJ, Boakye M, Guest JD, Wilson JR. A Prospective, Multicenter, Phase I Matched-Comparison Group Trial of Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Preliminary Efficacy of Riluzole in Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. J Neurotrauma. 2013 Oct 11.
 
Hamilton GM, Fish J.  Pediatric toxic epidermal necrolysis: an institutional review of patients admitted to an intensive care unit.
J Burn Care Res. 2013 Nov-Dec;34(6):e351-8. doi: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e31827a2ac3.
 
Harris MA, Reynolds CC, Winters M, Cripton PA, Shen H, Chipman ML, Cusimano MD, Babul S, Brubacher JR, Friedman SM, Hunte G, Monro M, Vernich L, Teschke K. Comparing the effects of infrastructure on bicycling injury at intersections and non-intersections using a case-crossover design. Prev. 2013 Oct;19(5):303-10.
 
Hashmi JA, Davis KD.   Deconstructing sex differences in pain sensitivity.  Pain. 2013 Jul 26.
 
Ibrahim GM, Macdonald RL. The effects of fluid balance and colloid administration on outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a propensity score-matched analysis. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Oct;19(2):140-9.
 
Ibrahim GM, Wong SM, Anderson RA, Singh-Cadieux G, Akiyama T, Ochi A, Otsubo H, Okanishi T, Valiante TA, Donner E, Rutka JT, Snead OC 3rd, Doesburg SM.  Dynamic modulation of epileptic high frequency oscillations by the phase of slower cortical rhythms. Exp Neurol. 2013 Nov 5. doi:pii: S0014-4886(13)00322-1. 10.1016/j.expneurol.2013.10.019. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Jeschke MG, Finnerty CC, Shahrokhi S, Branski LK, Dibildox M; ABA Wound coverage technologies in burn care: novel techniques. Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee.  J Burn Care Res. 2013 Nov-Dec;34(6):612-20.
 
Karadimas SK, Erwin WM, Ely CG, Dettori JR, Fehlings MG. Pathophysiology and natural history of cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S21-36.
 
Kim HJ, Tetreault LA, Massicotte EM, Arnold PM, Skelly AC, Brodt ED, Riew KD. Differential diagnosis for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: literature review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S78-88.
 
Kis M, Saunders FW, Kis M Sr, Irrcher I, Tator CH, Bishop PJ, Ten Hove MW.  A Method of Evaluating Helmet Rotational Acceleration Protection Using the Kingston Impact Simulator (KIS Unit).  Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Nov;23(6):470-7.
 
Krischek B, Vescan A, Zweifel C, Zadeh G, Gentili F. Endonasal Endoscopic Release of a Delayed Tension Pneumocephalus After Craniofacial Resection of a Tumor of the Anterior Skull Base. J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg. 2013 Oct 24.
 
Kucyi A, Salomons TV, Davis KD. Mind wandering away from pain dynamically engages antinociceptive and default mode brain networks.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 28.
  
Kwon BK, Soril LJ, Bacon M, Beattie MS, Blesch A, Bresnahan JC, Bunge MB, Dunlop SA, Fehlings MG, Ferguson AR, Hill CE, Karimi-Abdolrezaee S, Lu P, McDonald JW, Müller HW, Oudega M, Rosenzweig ES, Reier PJ, Silver J, Sykova E, Xu XM, Guest JD, Tetzlaff W. Demonstrating efficacy in preclinical studies of cellular therapies for spinal cord injury - how much is enough? Exp Neurol. 2013 Oct;248:30-44.
 
Neuronal coding of implicit emotion categories in the subcallosal cortex in patients with depression. Laxton AW, Neimat JS, Davis KD, Womelsdorf T, Hutchison WD, Dostrovsky JO, Hamani C, Mayberg HS, Lozano AM. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Nov 15;74(10):714-9.
 
Lebel DE, Al-Aubaidi Z, Shin EJ, Howard A, Zeller R.   Three dimensional analysis of brace biomechanical efficacy for patients with AIS.  Eur Spine J. 2013 Nov;22(11):2445-8.
 
Lee KK, Mariampillai A, Haque M, Standish BA, Yang VX, Herman PR. Temperature-compensated fiber-optic 3D shape sensor based on femtosecond laser direct-written Bragg grating waveguides. Opt Express. 2013 Oct 7;21(20):24076-86.
 
Little A, Chung C, Perez-Ordonez B, Mikulis D, Valiante TA. High-grade intracranial chondrosarcoma presenting with haemorrhage. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct;20(10):1457-60.
 
Mariappan R, Manninen P, McAndrews MP, Cohn M, Tai P, Valiante T, Venkatraghavan L. Intracarotid etomidate is a safe alternative to sodium amobarbital for the Wada test. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2013 Oct;25(4):408-13.
 
Marshall JC.  The PIRO (predisposition, insult, response, organ dysfunction) model: Toward a staging system for acute illness. Virulence. 2013 Nov 1;5(1). [Epub ahead of print] Review.
 
McGirr A, Mohammed S, Kurlan R, Cusimano MD. Clinical equipoise in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: A survey of physicians on the need for randomized controlled trials assessing the efficacy of cerebrospinal fluid diversion. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Oct 15;333(1-2):13-8.
 
Mete O, Hayhurst C, Alahmadi H, Monsalves E, Gucer H, Gentili F, Ezzat S, Asa SL, Zadeh G. The Role of Mediators of Cell Invasiveness, Motility, and Migration in the Pathogenesis of Silent Corticotroph Adenomas. Endocr Pathol. 2013 Oct 3.
 
Modi CS, Veillette CJ, Gandhi R, Perruccio AV, Rampersaud YR.
Factors That Influence the Choice to Undergo Surgery for Shoulder and Elbow Conditions.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Moon ES, Karadimas SK, Yu WR, Austin JW, Fehlings MG.  Riluzole attenuates neuropathic pain and enhances functional recovery in a rodent model of cervical spondylotic myelopathy.  Neurobiol Dis. 2013 Oct 29;62C:394-406.
 
Murphy BD, Zuker RM, Borschel GH.  Vascularized composite allotransplantation: an update on medical and surgical progress and remaining challenges.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Nov;66(11):1449-55.
 
Nadi M, Khezri N, Ahmad T, Ellis M, Bouffet E, Rutka JT, Taylor MD. Medulloblastoma invading the transverse sinus. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Oct;12(4):325-7.
 
Neagu B, Tsang E, Mazzella F, Hamani C, Moro E, Hodaie M, Lozano AM, Chen R. Pedunculopontine nucleus evoked potentials from subthalamic nucleus stimulation in Parkinson's disease. Exp Neurol. 2013 Oct 2;250C:221-227.
 
Nishimura Y, Hara M, Natsume A, Nakajima Y, Fukuyama R, Wakabayashi T, Ginsberg HJ. Spinal intradural cystic venous angioma originating from a nerve root in the cauda equina. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct 4.
 
Pecanac KE, Kehler JM, Brasel KJ, Cooper Z, Steffens NM, McKneally MF, Schwarze ML.  It's Big Surgery: Preoperative Expressions of Risk, Responsibility, and Commitment to Treatment After High-Risk Operations.  Ann Surg. 2013 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Poynter JA, Eghtesady P, McCrindle BW, Walters HL 3rd, Kirshbom PM, Blackstone EH, Husain SA, Overman DM, Austin EH, Karamlou T, Lodge AJ, St Louis JD, Gruber PJ, Ziemer G, Davies RR, Jacobs JP, Brown JW, Williams WG, Tchervenkov CI, Jacobs ML, Caldarone CA; Association of pulmonary conduit type and size with durability in infants and young children.  Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1695-702.
 
Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Bouffet E, Faria CC, Perreault S, Cho YJ, Shih DJ, Luu B, Dubuc AM, Northcott PA, Schüller U, Gururangan S, McLendon R, Bigner D, Fouladi M, Ligon KL, Pomeroy SL, Dunn S, Triscott J, Jabado N, Fontebasso A, Jones DT, Kool M, Karajannis MA, Gardner SL, Zagzag D, Nunes S, Pimentel J, Mora J, Lipp E, Walter AW, Ryzhova M, Zheludkova O, Kumirova E, Alshami J, Croul SE, Rutka JT, Hawkins C, Tabori U, Codispoti KE, Packer RJ, Pfister SM, Korshunov A, Taylor MD.  Recurrence patterns across medulloblastoma subgroups: an integrated clinical and molecular analysis.  Lancet Oncol. 2013 Nov;14(12):1200-7.
 
Rampersaud YR, Tso P, Walker K, Lewis SJ, Davey JR, Mahomed N, Coyte PC.  Comparative Outcomes and Cost-Utility following Surgical Treatment of Focal Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Compared with Osteoarthritis of the Hip or Knee: Part 2- Estimated Lifetime Incremental Cost-Utility Ratios.  Spine J. 2013 Nov 12. doi:pii: S1529-9430(13)01690-2. 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.11.011. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Ravi B, Croxford R, Hollands S, Paterson MJ, Bogoch E, Kreder H, Hawker GA.  Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk for complications following total joint arthroplasty.  Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Nov 19. doi: 10.1002/art.38231. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Rhee JM, Shamji MF, Erwin WM, Bransford RJ, Yoon ST, Smith JS, Kim HJ, Ely CG, Dettori JR, Patel AA, Kalsi-Ryan S. Nonoperative management of cervical myelopathy: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S55-67.
  
Skelly AC, Hashimoto RE, Norvell DC, Dettori JR, Fischer DJ, Wilson JR, Tetreault LA, Fehlings MG. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy: methodological approaches to evaluate the literature and establish best evidence. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S9-S18.
 
Smith JS, Lafage V, Ryan DJ, Shaffrey CI, Schwab FJ, Patel AA, Brodke DS, Arnold PM, Riew KD, Traynelis VC, Radcliff K, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Ames CP. Association of Myelopathy Scores With Cervical Sagittal Balance and Normalized Spinal Cord Volume: Analysis of 56 Preoperative Cases From the AOSpine North America Myelopathy Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S161-70.
 
Topolovec-Vranic J, Ennis N, Ouchterlony D, Cusimano MD, Colantonio A, Hwang SW, Kontos P, Stergiopoulos V, Brenner L. Clarifying the link between traumatic brain injury and homelessness: Workshop proceedings. Brain Inj. 2013 Oct 16.
 
Tourmousoglou C, Meineri M, Feindel C, Brister S.  Repair of aorto-left ventricular and aorto-right ventricular fistulas following prosthetic valve endocarditis.  J Card Surg. 2013 Nov;28(6):654-9.
 
Townley WA, Mah E, O'Neill AC, Wunder JS, Ferguson PC, Zhong T, Hofer SO.  Reconstruction of sarcoma defects following pre-operative radiation: free tissue transfer is safe and reliable.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Nov;66(11):1575-9.
 
Triscott J, Lee C, Foster C, Manoranjan B, Pambid MR, Berns R, Fotovati A, Venugopal C, O'Halloran K, Narendran A, Hawkins C, Ramaswamy V, Bouffet E, Taylor MD, Singhal A, Hukin J, Rassekh R, Yip S, Northcott P, Singh SK, Dunham C, Dunn SE.  Personalizing the Treatment of Pediatric Medulloblastoma: Polo-like Kinase 1 as a Molecular Target in High-Risk Children.  Cancer Res. 2013 Nov 15;73(22):6734-44.
 
Tso M, Macdonald RL. Carotid endarterectomy: Minimizing unplanned readmissions. World Neurosurg. 2013 Oct 21.
 
Tymianski M. Novel approaches to neuroprotection trials in acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2013 Oct;44(10):2942-50.
 
Tymianski M, Cook DJ. Treatment of Stroke. The Behavioral Consequences of Stroke. Springer Science+Business, New York: 15-35 (2013).
 
Verma S, Yanagawa B, Kalra S, Ruel M, Peterson MD, Yamashita MH, Fagan A, Currie ME, White CW, Wai Sang SL, Rosu C, Singh S, Mewhort H, Gupta N, Fedak PW.  Knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns in surgical management of bicuspid aortopathy: A survey of 100 cardiac surgeons.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov;146(5):1033-1040.
 
Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J, Wellons JC 3rd, Kulkarni AV, Holubkov R, Illner A, Oakes WJ, Luerssen TG, Walker ML, Drake JM, Kestle JR; for the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. No significant improvement in the rate of accurate ventricular catheter location using ultrasound-guided CSF shunt insertion: a prospective, controlled study by the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2013 Oct 11.
 
Wilson JR, Davis AM, Kulkarni AV, Kiss A, Frankowski RF, Grossman RG, Fehlings MG.  Defining age-related differences in outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury: analysis of a combined, multicenter dataset.  Spine J. 2013 Nov 7. doi:pii: S1529-9430(13)01452-6. 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Wilson JR, Fehlings MG, Kalsi-Ryan S, Shamji MF, Tetreault LA, Rhee JM, Chapman JR. Diagnosis, heritability, and outcome assessment in cervical myelopathy: a consensus statement. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 15;38(22 Suppl 1):S76-7.
  
Witiw CD, Citow JS, Ginsberg HJ, Spears J, Perrin RG, Cusimano MD, Macdonald RL. A novel device to simplify intraoperative radiographic visualization of the cervical spine by producing transient caudal shoulder displacement: a 2-center case series of 80 patients. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Oct 4.
 
Yasufuku K, Nakajima T, Waddell T, Keshavjee S, Yoshino I.
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for differentiating n0 versus n1 lung cancer.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;96(5):1756-60.
 
Yoon H, Radulovic M, Wu J, Blaber SI, Blaber M, Fehlings MG, Scarisbrick IA. Kallikrein 6 signals through PAR1 and PAR2 to promote neuron injury and exacerbate glutamate neurotoxicity. J Neurochem. 2013 Oct;127(2):283-98.
 
Zhong T, Hu J, Bagher S, O'Neill AC, Beber B, Hofer SO, Metcalfe KA.
Decision Regret following Breast Reconstruction: The Role of Self-Efficacy and Satisfaction with Information in the Preoperative Period.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Nov;132(5):724e-34e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3182a3bf5d.
 
Zywiel MG, Prabhu A, Perruccio AV, Gandhi R.  The Influence of Anesthesia and Pain Management on Cognitive Dysfunction After Joint Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print]
 
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