Department of Surgery Plays Host to the
Traveling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Last year, I was approached by Mr Brian Ellis, Professor and Honorary Secretary of the Traveling Surgical Society (TSS) of Great Britain and Ireland to see if we would be interested in hosting their Society at the University of Toronto during one of their Annual Meetings.  I viewed this as a great opportunity to showcase the Department of Surgery, and I naturally jumped at the opportunity to accept Professor Ellis’ proposal. 

The TSS was established by Sir Berkeley (later Lord) Moynihan in 1924 at a clinical meeting held in Leeds for 12 British Surgeons.  This organisation had worked in France during the First World War in the Casualty Clearing Stations of the Royal Army Medical Corps.  Meeting surgeons from elsewhere, they realised that British surgery was somewhat isolated from that of other countries. To remedy this they formed a small Club, the object of which was to travel every year to a foreign country and meet colleagues with whom they could share knowledge and exchange opinions.

Their current membership sits at about fifty surgeons with strong links to military surgery.  Seven members are Professors of Surgery, two are knighted, and one is a baron.  Several have been Presidents of leading organizations in the surgical Royal Colleges in the UK.  The TSS offers two traveling fellowships each year. 
In the past, the TSS has met in several countries in Europe including Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland.  They have rarely met in the USA (1981, Virginia and 2003, Washington); and they have only occasionally been to other continents (1999, Africa; and 2004 & 2007, Asia).  They have never journeyed previously to Canada.
The TSS will arrive in Canada on June 4th, 2016.  An exciting and informative academic program has been set in three of our academic centres:  1) St Michael’s hospital, in conjunction with participation by Sunnybrook Health Sciences faculty members; 2) Mount Sinai Hospital; and 3) University Health Network.  Each scientific program on different days will include lectures by members of our faculty and members of the TSS.  Additionally, residents will be giving lectures towards consideration of an academic prize awarded by the TSS.
While in Toronto, the TSS and their accompanying guests will enjoy visits to Niagara Falls, the McMichael Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Casa Loma.  The Department of Surgery will be hosting a dinner for the Society on June 6th.  Their Annual Society dinner will be held at the McLean estates at Sunnybrook on June 10th. 
I would like to thank Ori Rotstein at St Michael’s Hospital, Allan Okrainec at UHN, and Carol Swallow at Mt Sinai for organizing outstanding scientific programs at each site.  I am delighted the TSS chose the University of Toronto for their Annual Meeting. 
For those interested in attending the scientific sessions, please go to the following website for further information.  Residents, fellows and faculty are most welcome to attend.
I look forward to providing you with follow-up information regarding the TSS’s visit to Toronto.


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


Department of Surgery University Rounds
Tile Lecture
Friday, June 3, 2016,  7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
McLaughlin Auditorium EG61
Geoffrey T. Manley, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
Chief of Neurosurgery, San Francisco General Hospital
Co-Director, Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC)
“Traumatic Brain Injury: A precision medicine approach.”
Inaugural Canadian Congress on Transanal TME
June 2-3, 2016
Delta Downtown & Surgical Skills Centre
Course Director: Shady Ashamalla
Register with CPD
U. of T. Vascular Surgery Research Day
June 3, 2016
University Club of Toronto
Dr. Melina Kibbe
Edward G. Elcock Professor of Surgical Research
Vice-Chair Research, Department of Surgery
Northwestern University
William S. Keith Professorship in Neurosurgery
Monday, June 6, 2016
Main Auditorium, West Wing 2-401, Toronto Western Hospital
Professor Jorg-Christian Tonn
Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Munich, Munich, Germany
“Preservation of function is key – decision making and surgical strategies for vestibular schwannomas”,
“Molecular and imaging biomarker in neurooncology: what may change neurosurgical management”

3rd Annual Global Health Day, “Health Beyond Borders”
Thursday, June 9, 2016, noon – 5 p.m.
McLeod Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine, U. of T.
Admission – Complimentary.  Registration – Mandatory.


Monday, June 13, 2016
MaRS Centre Lower Concourse
101 College Street
Dr. K. Daniel Riew
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Columbia University Medical Center
“The Post-operative Patient with Persistent or Recurrent Symptoms”

Book Club for Surgeons
Monday, June 13, 2016
“Doctor’s Stories”
Faculty, Residents, and Fellows welcome.  Please RSVP to Stephanie –

Department of Surgery University Rounds
Gallie Day
Friday, May 13, 2016
MaRS Auditorium
Gordon Murray Lecturer
Dr. Mohit Bhandari
Professor and Academic Chair, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Based Orthopaedics
Associate Chair-Research, Department of Surgery, McMaster University
“To Succeed, We Must Often Fail”

From left to right: J. Rutka, M. Bhandari, M. Fehlings

Gallie Day Award Recipients:
Tovee Postgraduate Prize, Georges Azzie
Tovee Undergraduate Prize, Dennis Di Pasquale
Surgical Skills Centre Distinguished Educator Award, Sandra de Montbrun
B. Langer Surgeon-Scientist Award, Anand Govindarajan
Charles Tator Surgeon Scientist Mentorship Award, Teodor Grantcharov
George Armstrong Peters Prize, Toni Zhong
Lister Prize, Michael Taylor
D.R. Wilson Award, Joshua Greenberg and Kathryn Isaac
Zane Cohen Clinical Fellowship Achievement Award, Christoph Haller
Shafie Fazel Award, Nir Lipsman

The Life in Surgery Event 2016 was held the evening of Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the U. of T. Faculty Club where medical students and surgeons were able to meet.

Visit of Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, June 3-11, 2016
Scientific Programs while in Toronto
Monday, June 6 – Mount Sinai Hospital
Tuesday, June 7 – St. Michael’s Hospital
Wednesday, June 8 – UHN, Princess Margaret
Scientific Programs available at the following website:
All Department of Surgery, U. of T. Faculty, Residents and Fellows are welcome to attend.

Andras Kapus and Katalin Szaszl (Scientists) are co-authors on a recent paper in Nature Communications.  Congratulations!

Speight P, Kofler M, Szaszl K, Kapus A.  Context-dependent switch in chemo/mechanotransduction via multilevel crosstalk among cytoskeleton-regulated MRTF and TAZ and TGFβ-regulated Smad3.  Nature Communications.  18 May 2016; 7:11642. 
Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs)
The following Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs) took place in May under the leadership of Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Department of Surgery.   
Mohammed Shamji  joined the Division of Neurosurgery at the Toronto Western Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The University of Toronto.  Dr. Shamji received his medical degree from Queen's University, his PhD in biomedical engineering at Duke University and his Fellowship at the University of Calgary in adult combined spine surgery.  His research is focused on the role of immune system activation in spinal and peripheral nerve disorders and how these potentiate the development of chronic pain.  From Left to Right: M. Tymianski, M. Shamji, M. Fehlings, M. Salter.

Edward Hickey joined the Division of Cardiac Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hickey completed his medical degree and general surgery residency from the University of Southampton, UK.  He then pursued higher surgical training in Cardiothoracic Surgery while obtaining his PhD from Oregon Health Sciences University, and from the University of Southampton. He then received the John Kirklin Fellowship from the Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society, University of Toronto and spent two years at the Hospital for Sick Children. Subsequently, he pursued residency training in Cardiovascular Surgery at the University of Toronto followed by a clinical fellowship in Congenital Cardiac Surgery.  He has won numerous awards.  From left to right:  E. Hickey, M. Fehlings.
Correction from April’s Newsletter
Joao B. Rezende-Neto is an Associate Professor within the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and a faculty member at St. Michael’s Hospital


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Oleh Antonyshyn (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) has received the Department of Surgery Undergraduate Teaching Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Sean Cleary (General Surgery) recently won the Nicolas Colapinto Teaching Award 2016.

Tim Dwyer (Orthopaedics) received an Education Development Fund from the Faculty of Medicine, U. of T. for his project entitled "Competence of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellows: Development of a certification examination” in the amount of $9685.06.

Richard Holtby (Orthopaedics) received the Marvin Tile Award, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

Lucas Murnaghan (Orthopaedics) received an Education Development Fund from the Faculty of Medicine, U. of T. for his project entitled “A qualitative assessment of the role 'bootcamps' in junior residency” in the amount of $4036. 

Richard Weisel (Cardiac Surgery) was elected to Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS).

Nicole Woods (Educational Research) has been awarded the 2016 Mentorship Excellence award by the organization of Early Career Medical Educators in Canada (ECME). 

Gelareh Zadeh (Neurosurgery) is the recipient of a team grant from OCI in the amount of 200K for her project “Intraoperative RS-2HG as a biomarker of IDH mutation in personalized glioma surgery”.

Rob Zeldin (Thoracic Surgeon) was awarded a Lifetime Membership Achievement Award by the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). This award was given in recognition of my service as Chairman of the Section of Thoracic Surgery for 12 years. It is also given in recognition of the Creative Professional Activity I am involved with in furthering the benefit of regionalization of Thoracic Surgery and Thoracic Oncology in the Province of Ontario.

Abdallah FW, Whelan DB, Chan VW, Prasad GA, Endersby RV, Theodoropolous J, Oldfield S, Oh J, Brull R.  Adductor Canal Block Provides Noninferior Analgesia and Superior Quadriceps Strength Compared with Femoral Nerve Block in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Anesthesiology. 2016 May;124(5):1053-64.

Ahuja CS, Fehlings M.  Concise Review: Bridging the Gap: Novel Neuroregenerative and Neuroprotective Strategies in Spinal Cord Injury.  Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Apr 29.

Alharbi BM, Tso MK, Macdonald RL.  Animal models of spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.  Neurol Res. 2016 May;38(5):448-55.

Alli S, Isik S, Rutka JT.  Microsurgical removal of craniopharyngioma: endoscopic and transcranial techniques for complication avoidance.  J Neurooncol. 2016 May 19.

Alotaibi NM, Ibrahim GM, Jalal H, Perez-Ordonez B, Hodaie M, Kalia SK.  Subdural Collection as Initial Presentation of Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis.  JAMA Neurol. 2016 May 1;73(5):602-3.

Amir AZ, Ling SC, Naqvi A, Weitzman S, Fecteau A, Grant D, Ghanekar A, Cattral M, Nalli N, Cutz E, Kamath B, Jones N, De Angelis M, Ng V, Avitzur Y.  Liver Transplantation for children with acute liver failure associated with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.  Liver Transpl. 2016 May 23.

Ayeed SB, Hussain MA, AlHamzah M, Al-Omran M.  Poor knowledge of peripheral arterial disease among the Saudi population: A cross-sectional study.  Vascular. 2016 May 12.

Bagai A, Bhatt DL, Eikelboom JW, Mancini GB, Cohen EA, Vijayaraghavan R, Cheema AN, Udell JA, Niznick J, Tanguay JF, Verma S, Mehta SR.  Individualizing Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.  Circulation. 2016 May 24;133(21):2094-8.

Chesney TR, Nadler A, Acuna SA, Swallow CJ.  Outcomes of resection for locoregionally recurrent colon cancer: A systematic review.  Surgery. 2016 May 8.

Coluccia D, Figuereido C, Isik S, Smith C, Rutka JT.  Medulloblastoma: Tumor Biology and Relevance to Treatment and Prognosis Paradigm.  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 May;16(5):43.

Crawford SA, Sanford RM, Forbes TL, Amon CH, Doyle MG.  Clinical outcomes and material properties of in situ fenestration of endovascular stent grafts.  J Vasc Surg. 2016 May 13.

Cypel M, Keshavjee S.  Novel Technologies for Isolated Lung Perfusion: Beyond Lung Transplant.  Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 May;26(2):139-45 .

Davidge KM, Clarke HM, Borschel GH.  Nerve Transfers in Birth Related Brachial Plexus Injuries: Where Do We Stand?  Hand Clin. 2016 May;32(2):175-90.

Deeb W, Rossi PJ, Porta M, Visser-Vandewalle V, Servello D, Silburn P, Coyne T, Leckman JF, Foltynie T, Hariz M, Joyce EM, Zrinzo L, Kefalopoulou Z, Welter ML, Karachi C, Mallet L, Houeto JL, Shahed-Jimenez J, Meng FG, Klassen BT, Mogilner AY, Pourfar MH, Kuhn J, Ackermans L, Kaido T, Temel Y, Gross RE, Walker HC, Lozano AM, Khandhar SM, Walter BL, Walter E, Mari Z, Changizi BK, Moro E, Baldermann JC, Huys D, Zauber SE, Schrock LE, Zhang JG, Hu W, Foote KD, Rizer K, Mink JW, Woods DW, Gunduz A, Okun MS.  The International Deep Brain Stimulation Registry and Database for Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome: How Does It Work?  Front Neurosci. 2016 Apr 25;10:170.

Deimling S, Sotiropoulos C, Lau K, Chaudhry S, Sturgeon K, Kelley S, Narayanan U, Howard A, Hui CC, Hopyan S.  Tibial hemimelia associated with GLI3 truncation.  J Hum Genet. 2016 May;61(5):443-6.

Downs-Canner S, Sheng Guo Z, Ravindranathan R, Breitbach CJ, O'Malley ME, Jones HL, Moon A, McCart JA, Shuai Y, Zeh HJ, Bartlett DL.  Phase I Study of Intravenous Oncolytic Poxvirus (vvDD) in Patients with Advanced Solid Cancers.  Mol Ther. 2016 May 16.

Elliott Donaghue I, Tator CH, Shoichet MS.  Local Delivery of Neurotrophin-3 and Anti-NogoA Promotes Repair After Spinal Cord Injury.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 May;22(9-10):733-41.

Escott BG, Richmond SA, Willan AR, Ravi B, Howard AW.  The impact of pedestrian countdown signals on single and two vehicle motor vehicle collisions: a quasi-experimental study.  Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot. 2016 May 4:1-6.

Fischer CE, Golas AC, Schweizer TA, Munoz DG, Ismail Z, Qian W, Tang-Wai DF, Rotstein DL, Day GS.  Anti N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: a game-changer?  Expert Rev Neurother. 2016 May 17:1-11.

Fortin M, Dobrescu O, Courtemanche M, Sparrey CJ, Santaguida C, Fehlings MG, Weber MH.  Association Between Paraspinal Muscle Morphology, Clinical Symptoms and Functional Status in Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May 23.

Grosheva M, Nohroudi K, Schwarz A, Rink S, Bendella H, Sarikcioglu L, Klimaschewski L, Gordon T, Angelov DN.  Comparison of trophic factors' expression between paralyzed and recovering muscles after facial nerve injury. A quantitative analysis in time course.  Exp Neurol. 2016 May;279:137-48.

Gupta AA, Chong AL, Deveault C, Traubici J, Maloney AM, Knight S, Lorenzo A, Allen L.  Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) in Female Adolescent Cancer Patients Prior to, During and After Completion of Therapy: A Pilot Feasibility Study.  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 May 13.

Hanna SA, Catapano J, Borschel GH.  Painful pediatric traumatic neuroma: surgical management and clinical outcomes.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 May 14.

Hendry JM, Alvarez-Veronesi MC, Placheta E, Zhang JJ, Gordon T, Borschel GH.  ErbB2 blockade with Herceptin (trastuzumab) enhances peripheral nerve regeneration after repair of acute or chronic peripheral nerve injury.  Ann Neurol. 2016 May 9.

Hird MA, Egeto P, Fischer CE, Naglie G, Schweizer TA.  A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of On-Road Simulator and Cognitive Driving Assessment in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment.  J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 May 11.

Huang XP, Ludke A, Dhingra S, Guo J, Sun Z, Zhang L, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Class II transactivator knockdown limits major histocompatibility complex II expression, diminishes immune rejection, and improves survival of allogeneic bone marrow stem cells in the infarcted heart.  FASEB J. 2016 May 24.

Hussain MA, Al-Omran M, Mamdani M, Eisenberg N, Premji A, Saldanha L, Wang, X Verma S, Lindsay T. Efficacy of a Guideline-Recommended Risk-Reduction Program to Improve Cardiovascular and Limb Outcomes in Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease. JAMA Surgery. 2016 Apr 6.
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Josse JM, Cleghorn MC, Ramji KM, Jiang H, Elnahas A, Jackson TD, Okrainec A, Quereshy FA.  The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio predicts major perioperative complications in patients undergoing colorectal surgery.  Colorectal Dis. 2016 May 7.

Kato S, Shamji MF.  My Crooked and Aching Neck - Surgical Management of Cervical Deformity.  World Neurosurg. 2016 May 14.

Kidane B, Yasufuku K.  Advances in Image-Guided Thoracic Surgery.  Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 May;26(2):129-38.

Klotz L, Evans CP.  Surgery Provides Better Oncologic Outcomes than Radiation for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.  J Urol. 2016 May 7.

Knudsen BS, Kim HL, Erho N, Shin H, Alshalalfa M, Lam LL, Tenggara I, Chadwich K, Van Der Kwast T, Fleshner N, Davicioni E, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR, Chan JM, Simko JP.  Application of a Clinical Whole-Transcriptome Assay for Staging and Prognosis of Prostate Cancer Diagnosed in Needle Core Biopsy Specimens.  J Mol Diagn. 2016 May;18(3):395-406.

Kolh P, Kurlansky P, Cremer J, Lawton J, Siepe M, Fremes S.  Transatlantic Editorial: a comparison between European and North American guidelines on myocardial revascularization.  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 May;49(5):1307-17.

Lafay-Cousin L, Smith A, Chi SN, Wells E, Madden J, Margol A, Ramaswamy V, Finlay J, Taylor MD, Dhall G, Strother D, Kieran MW, Foreman NK, Packer RJ, Bouffet E.  Clinical, Pathological, and Molecular Characterization of Infant Medulloblastomas Treated with Sequential High-Dose Chemotherapy.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 May 4.

Li YH, Tavallaee G, Tokar T, Nakamura A, Sundararajan K, Weston A, Sharma A, Mahomed NN, Gandhi R, Jurisica I, Kapoor M.  Identification of synovial fluid microRNA signature in knee osteoarthritis: differentiating early- and late-stage knee osteoarthritis.  Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Apr 30.

Lopes RI, Naoum NK, Chua ME, Canil T, Dos Santos J, Farhat WA.  Outcome Analysis of Redo Orchiopexy: Scrotal vs Inguinal.  J Urol. 2016 May 5.

Lorenzo AJ, Romao RL.  The Evolving Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery in Pediatric and Adolescent Urologic Oncology.  Urology. 2016 May;91:180-9.

Loung RP, Cooney M, Fallon EM, Langer JC, Katzman DK.  Pneumothorax in a young man with anorexia nervosa.  Int J Eat Disord. 2016 May 19.

Loverdos I, Swan MC, Shekherdimian S, Al-Rasheed AA, Schneider R, Fish JS, Ngan BY, Adeli K, Lowe ME, Singh VP, Sevilla WM, Langer JC, Gonska T.  A case of pancreatitis, panniculitis and polyarthritis syndrome: Elucidating the pathophysiologic mechanisms of a rare condition.  J Pediatr Surg Case Rep. 2015 May;3(5):223-226.

Lu C, Jain SU, Hoelper D, Bechet D, Molden RC, Ran L, Murphy D, Venneti S, Hameed M, Pawel BR, Wunder JS, Dickson BC, Lundgren SM, Jani KS, De Jay N, Papillon-Cavanagh S, Andrulis IL, Sawyer SL, Grynspan D, Turcotte RE, Nadaf J, Fahiminiyah S, Muir TW, Majewski J, Thompson CB, Chi P, Garcia BA, Allis CD, Jabado N, Lewis PW.  Histone H3K36 mutations promote sarcomagenesis through altered histone methylation landscape.  Science. 2016 May 13;352(6287):844-9.

Mansouri A, Mansouri S, Hachem LD, Klironomos G, Vogelbaum MA, Bernstein M, Zadeh G.  The role of 5-aminolevulinic acid in enhancing surgery for high-grade glioma, its current boundaries, and future perspectives: A systematic review.  Cancer. 2016 May 16.

McEvenue G, Copeland A, Devon KM, Semple JL.  How Social Are We? A Cross-Sectional Study of the Website Presence and Social Media Activity of Canadian Plastic Surgeons. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 May 18.

Michler RE, Smith PK, Parides MK, Ailawadi G, Thourani V, Moskowitz AJ, Acker MA, Hung JW, Chang HL, Perrault LP, Gillinov AM, Argenziano M, Bagiella E, Overbey JR, Moquete EG, Gupta LN, Miller MA, Taddei-Peters WC, Jeffries N, Weisel RD, Rose EA, Gammie JS, DeRose JJ Jr, Puskas JD, Dagenais F, Burks SG, El-Hamamsy I, Milano CA, Atluri P, Voisine P, O'Gara PT, Gelijns AC; CTSN.  Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation.  N Engl J Med. 2016 May 19;374(20):1932-41.

Mouzaki M, Wang AY, Bandsma R, Comelli EM, Arendt BM, Zhang L, Fung S, Fischer SE, McGilvray IG, Allard JP.  Bile Acids and Dysbiosis in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.  PLoS One. 2016 May 20;11(5):e0151829.

Multani N, Goswami R, Colella B, Khodadadi M, Ebraheem A, Davis KD, Tator CH, Wennberg R, Mikulis DJ, Ezerins L, Tartaglia MC.  The association between white-matter tract abnormalities, and neuropsychiatric and cognitive symptoms in retired professional football players with multiple concussions.  J Neurol. 2016 May 3.

Nazari M, Ni NC, Lüdke A, Li SH, Guo J, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Mast cells promote proliferation and migration and inhibit differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells through PDGF.  J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 May;94:32-42.

Picillo M, Lozano AM, Kou N, Munhoz RP, Fasano A.  Programming Deep Brain Stimulation for Tremor and Dystonia: The Toronto Western Hospital Algorithms.  Brain Stimul. 2016 May-Jun;9(3):438-52.

Picillo M, Lozano AM, Kou N, Puppi Munhoz R, Fasano A.  Programming Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease: The Toronto Western Hospital Algorithms.  Brain Stimul. 2016 May-Jun;9(3):425-37.

Poyet C, Wettstein MS, Lundon DJ, Bhindi B, Kulkarni GS, Saba K, Sulser T, Vickers AJ, Hermanns T.  External evaluation of a novel prostate cancer risk calculator (ProstateCheck) based on data of the Swiss arm of the ERSPC.  J Urol. 2016 May 14.

Rocco G, Nason K, Brunelli A, Varela G, Waddell T, Jones DR.  Management of stage IIIA (N2) non-small cell lung cancer: A transatlantic perspective.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 May;151(5):1235-8.

Rumajogee P, Bregman T, Miller SP, Yager JY, Fehlings MG.  Rodent Hypoxia-Ischemia Models for Cerebral Palsy Research: A Systematic Review.  Front Neurol. 2016 Apr 25;7:57.

Sammartino F, Krishna V, Kon Kam King N, Lozano AM, Hodaie M.  Tractography-Based Ventral Intermediate Nucleus Targeting: Novel Methodology and Intraoperative Validation.  Mov Disord. 2016 May 23.

Selvadurai S, Al-Saleh S, Amin R, Zweerink A, Drake J, Propst EJ, Narang I.  Utility of brain MRI in children with sleep-disordered breathing.  Laryngoscope. 2016 May 2.

Smith TR, Hulou MM, Yan SC, Cote DJ, Nahed BV, Babu MA, Das S, Gormley WB, Rutka JT, Laws ER Jr, Heary RF.  Defensive medicine in neurosurgery: the Canadian experience.  J Neurosurg. 2016 May;124(5):1524-30.

Speight P, Kofler M, Szaszl K, Kapus A.  Context-dependent switch in chemo/mechanotransduction via multilevel crosstalk among cytoskeleton-regulated MRTF and TAZ and TGFβ-regulated Smad3.  Nature Communications.  18 May 2016; 7:11642.

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Tarazi A, Tator CH, Tartaglia MC.  Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Movement Disorders: Update.  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2016 May;16(5):46.

Taslimi S, Modabbernia A, Amin-Hanjani S, Barker FG 2nd, Macdonald RL.  Natural history of cavernous malformation: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 25 studies.  Neurology. 2016 May 24;86(21):1984-91.

Traub F, Singh J, Dickson BC, Leung S, Mohankumar R, Blackstein ME, Razak AR, Griffin AM, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS.  Efficacy of denosumab in joint preservation for patients with giant cell tumour of the bone.  Eur J Cancer. 2016 May;59:1-12.

Tsao AS, Scagliotti GV, Bunn PA Jr, Carbone DP, Warren GW, Bai C, de Koning HJ, Yousaf-Khan AU, McWilliams A, Tsao MS, Adusumilli PS, Rami-Porta R, Asamura H, Van Schil PE, Darling GE, Ramalingam SS, Gomez DR, Rosenzweig KE, Zimmermann S, Peters S, Ignatius Ou SH, Reungwetwattana T, Jänne PA, Mok TS, Wakelee HA, Pirker R, Mazières J, Brahmer JR, Zhou Y, Herbst RS, Papadimitrakopoulou VA, Redman MW, Wynes MW, Gandara DR, Kelly RJ, Hirsch FR, Pass HI.  Scientific Advances in Lung Cancer 2015.  J Thorac Oncol. 2016 May;11(5):613-38.

Winter SF, Santaguida C, Wong J, Fehlings MG.  Systemic and Topical Use of Tranexamic Acid in Spinal Surgery: A Systematic Review.  Global Spine J. 2016 May;6(3):284-95.

Witsch J, Frey HP, Patel S, Park S, Lahiri S, Schmidt JM, Agarwal S, Falo MC, Velazquez A, Jaja B, Macdonald RL, Connolly ES, Claassen J.  Prognostication of long-term outcomes after subarachnoid hemorrhage: The FRESH-score.  Ann Neurol. 2016 Apr 30.

Yasufuku K.  Innovations in Thoracic Surgery.  Thorac Surg Clin. 2016 May;26(2):xi.

Zhong J, Chen DQ, Nantes JC, Holmes SA, Hodaie M, Koski L.  Combined structural and functional patterns discriminating upper limb motor disability in multiple sclerosis using multivariate approaches.  Brain Imaging Behav. 2016 May 4.

Zibetti M, Moro E, Krishna V, Sammartino F, Picillo M, Munhoz RP, Lozano AM, Fasano A.  Low-frequency Subthalamic Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease: Long-term Outcome and Predictors.  Brain Stimul. 2016 Apr 28.
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