One of the most striking aspects of our newsletter this month is the incredible number of publications that are listed at the end.  While true that we have not published a newsletter since June, it never ceases to amaze me with how productive and academic our faculty, residents and fellows are.  During my Annual Address on September 5th, I presented some bibliometrics from the Department of Surgery.  To recap here, we had over 1,500 peer reviewed papers published this year with a 4% growth over last year.  The number of citations per publication was 4.1 with a field-weighted citation impact of 1.5.  A statistic I was particularly happy with was the fact that of the top 100 authors in the University of Toronto at large, 17 are from the Department of Surgery.  It has been stated previously that while many UofT Departments publish a lot, they often do not do so in high impact journals.  In the Department of Surgery, this is clearly not the case as our surgeons have published over the summer months in outstanding journals such as the British Journal of Cancer (Rob Nam, and Girish Kulkarni and colleagues); Experimental Neurology (Bill Hutchison and colleagues); Annals of Surgery (Marc de Perrot and colleagues); Cancer (Jay Wunder and colleagues); CMAJ (Barry Rubin and colleagues); Nature Communications (John Coles and colleagues); and Cancer Cell (Peter Dirks and colleagues).  I would ask you all to take a moment with this issue of Excelsior to glance at the list of publications in the Department of Surgery for the summer months.  I am quite confident that we are in a class of our own in terms of productivity within a Department of Surgery across Canada, and I daresay the same is true across North America, and throughout the world.   I am indeed very proud of the academic accomplishments of our faculty.  The fact that the number of peer reviewed publications and grant funding have been climbing each year for the past 4 years is somewhat of a dream come true for Departmental Chairs.   I once again thank all of you for your continued quest for academic excellence.  I welcome all of you back for the new Academic Year 2014-15, and wish you continued successes throughout the year.


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


Department of Surgery University Rounds
2014 Bigelow Lecture
Friday, October 3, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Hollywood Theatre, First Floor, Elm Wing
Robert S. Bell, MDCM, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
“From the perspective of Surgeon, CEO and Deputy Minister, How should we manage public reporting of outcomes?”
2014 Acoustic Neuroma Association Annual Symposium
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Toronto Western Hospital
Department of Surgery University Rounds
Robin McLeod Lecture in Clinical Epidemiology
Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Hollywood Theatre, First Floor, Elm Wing
Arden Morris, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery.
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Michigan Health System
Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery
November 7-8, 2014
Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto


Department of Surgery Annual Address 
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Allan Waters Family Auditorium
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael's Hospital


Dr.'s Rotstein and Rutka at the podium during the Annual Address.


2012-13 Annual Report Now On The Website

Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER) session
Tuesday, October 7 @ noon, Li Ka Shing Building, 209 Victoria Street, “Evaluation: The Role and Opportunities within a Teaching Hospital.”
The Canadian Association of Surgical Chairs and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Invites all Faculty, Residents and Alumni to a reception At The American College of Surgeons Meeting, October 28, 2014; 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Intercontinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, RSVP before October 10 to
TECHNA 2014:  Robotics for Healthcare
Friday, October 31, 2014, MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
New Appointment, Director of the CPD Portfolio
Trevor Cuddy has joined the University of Toronto taking on the role of Director of the CPD Portfolio beginning Monday, September 29.
UofT Surgeons Named as Best North American Spine Surgeons
Michael Fehlings and Steven Lewis were listed as two of America’s top spine surgeons in Orthopedics This Week, September 9, 2014; 10(28):8-11.
RJ and Michael Cusimano were featured in The Star on Friday, September 5, 2014.
New Appointments in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Dr. Martin Gargan has joined the Hospital for Sick Children as Division Head of Orthopedic Surgery and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.  He came to Toronto from the Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol Hospital for Sick Children where he was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. 

Dr. Julie Hendrick-Hallet has joined the Division of General Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as an Assistant Professor in Surgery.  She completed her general surgery residency and BSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Laval.  This was followed by a General Surgery Oncology fellowship at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Hallet’s clinical practice will be focused on hepatopancreatobiliary and GI malignancy surgery.  She is an Associate Scientist in the Odette Cancer Research Program at the Sunnybrook Research Institute. 
Dr. William Stansfield has been recruited from the University of North Carolina to join the Division of Cardiac Surgery in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN.  He graduated from medical school at McGill University and did his residency in cardiac surgery at the University of North Carolina completing this in 2012.  Dr. Stansfield then accepted a faculty position there.  His main interests are in ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. 



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Herbie Fund 2014: Part 3 :  ‪ … via ‪@CityNews featuring Dr. Chris Forrest, PRS.
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Herbie Fund 2014: Part 4 :  ‪ … via ‪@CityNews.  Features Drs. Forrest, Hickey and Pierro.
Sep 2
Dr. Michael Taylor appearing on Breakfast TV this morning speaking about "Stand Up to Cancer".

Sep 27
Dr. Rutka teaching this week in the Ukraine. ‪ …



James Drake (Neurosurgery) has received a CIHR grant for his project “Injectable functional tissues: a perfect marriage of tissue engineering and minimally invasive delivery”. 
Paul Karanicolas (General Surgery) is the recipient of a Roscoe Reid Graham Scholarship in Surgical Science from the Department of Surgery. 
Marcelo Cypel (Thoracic Surgery) is the recipient of a Roscoe Reid Graham Scholarship in Surgical Science from the Department of Surgery. 
Sandra de Montbrun (General Surgery) received a 1 year grant from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for her project “Development and Evaluation of an Objective Assessment of Technical Skill for Graduating General Surgery Residents”. 
Michael Fehlings (Neurosurgery) and Shaf Keshavjee (Thoracic Surgery) were named fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

John Hagen (General Surgery) is the recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award, Region 3 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

Laurence Klotz (Urology) won the Society of Urologic Oncology’s 2014 Medal for his contributions to the field of urologic oncology.
Andres Lozano (Neurosurgery) was recently recognized by Thomson Reuters and included in its list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2014. 
Robert Nam (Urology) and colleagues are the recipient of a $2.5 million NIH R01 grant for their project entitled “Dynamc, multi-cohort prediction modeling of prostate biopsy outcome”.
Michael Tymianski (Neurosurgery) is the recipient of a $6.6 million grant from Brain Canada for his work “The Frontier Trial – Field Randomization of NA-1 Treatment in Early Responders.”
Kazuhiro Yasufuku (Thoracic Surgery) received a 2 year CCSRI Innovation Grant Award, along with his co-investigators, for their project entitled “Image-guided localization platform for minimally invasive lung surgery”. 
Ron Zuker (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

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Akbari MR, Wallis CJ, Toi A, Trachtenberg J, Sun P, Narod SA, Nam RK.  The impact of a BRCA2 mutation on mortality from screen-detected prostate cancer.  Br J Cancer. 2014 Sep 9;111(6):1238-40.
Alali AS, Naimark DM, Wilson JR, Fowler RA, Scales DC, Golan E, Mainprize TG, Ray JG, Nathens AB.  Economic evaluation of decompressive craniectomy versus barbiturate coma for refractory intracranial hypertension following traumatic brain injury*.  Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2235-43.
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Alotaibi NM, Witiw CD, Germans MR, Macdonald RL.  Spontaneous Subdural Fluid Collection Following Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Subdural Hygroma or External Hydrocephalus?  Neurocrit Care. 2014 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print]
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Bains RD, Platt J, MacGregor D, Borschel GH.  Atypical thoracic outlet syndrome and reverse flow thromboembolism.  Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Sep;51(3):453-6.
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Beyer-Berjot L, Patel V, Acharya A, Taylor D, Bonrath E, Grantcharov T, Darzi A, Aggarwal R.  Surgical training: Design of a virtual care pathway approach.  Surgery. 2014 Sep;156(3):689-97.
Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Kulkarni AV, Devereaux PJ, Leece P, Bajammal S, Heels-Ansdell D, Busse JW.  Perceptions of authors' contributions are influenced by both byline order and designation of corresponding author.  J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Sep;67(9):1049-54.
Bhatt JR, Finelli A.  Landmarks in the diagnosis and treatment of renal cell carcinoma.  Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Sep;11(9):517-525.
Boutis K, Howard A, Constantine E, Cuomo A, Narayanan U.  Evidence into practice: emergency physician management of common pediatric fractures.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Jul;30(7):462-8.
Brina O, Ouared R, Bonnefous O, van Nijnatten F, Bouillot P, Bijlenga P, Schaller K, Lovblad KO, Grünhagen T, Ruijters D, Mendes Pereira V.  Intra-Aneurysmal Flow Patterns: Illustrative Comparison among Digital Subtraction Angiography, Optical Flow, and Computational Fluid Dynamics.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jul 31.
Cadotte DW, Sedney C, Djimbaye H, Bernstein M.  A qualitative assessment of the benefits and challenges of international neurosurgical teaching collaboration in Ethiopia.  World Neurosurg. 2014 Sep 4. pii: S1878-8750(14)00900-0.
Caldarone LA, Caldarone CA, Vricella LA.  Retroesophageal total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in a neonate.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):e143-5.
Cartotto R, Cicuto BJ, Kiwanuka HN, Bueno EM, Pomahac B.  Common postburn deformities and their management.  Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;94(4):817-37.
Cepek J, Lindner U, Ghai S, Louis AS, Davidson SR, Gertner M, Hlasny E, Sussman MS, Fenster A, Trachtenberg J.  Mechatronic system for in-bore MRI-guided insertion of needles to the prostate: An in vivo needle guidance accuracy study.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Sep 4. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24742.
Chow KH, Shin DM, Jenkins MH, Miller EE, Shih DJ, Choi S, Low BE, Philip V, Rybinski B, Bronson RT, Taylor MD, Yun K.  Epigenetic States of cells of origin and tumor evolution drive tumor-initiating cell phenotype and tumor heterogeneity.  Cancer Res. 2014 Sep 1;74(17):4864-74.
Chui MH, Ryan P, Radigan J, Ferguson SE, Pollett A, Aronson M, Semotiuk K, Holter S, Sy K, Kwon JS, Soma A, Singh N, Gallinger S, Shaw P, Arseneau J, Foulkes WD, Gilks CB, Clarke BA.  The Histomorphology of Lynch Syndrome-associated Ovarian Carcinomas: Toward a Subtype-specific Screening Strategy.  Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Sep;38(9):1173-81.
Collaud S, Fadel E, Schirren J, Yokomise H, Bolukbas S, Dartevelle P, Keshavjee S, Waddell TK, de Perrot M.  En Bloc Resection of Pulmonary Sulcus Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Invading the Spine: A Systematic Literature Review and Pooled Data Analysis.  Ann Surg. 2014 Jul 28.
Collaud S, Machuca T, Mercier O, Waddell TK, Yasufuku K, Pierre AF, Darling GE, Cypel M, Rampersaud YR, Lewis SJ, Shepherd FA, Leighl NB, Cho JB, Bezjak A, Keshavjee S, de Perrot M.  Long-term outcome after resection of non-small cell lung cancer invading the thoracic inlet.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):962-7.
Collins PW, Solomon C, Sutor K, Crispin D, Hochleitner G, Rizoli S, Schöchl H, Schreiber M, Ranucci M.  Theoretical modelling of fibrinogen supplementation with therapeutic plasma, cryoprecipitate, or fibrinogen concentrate.  Br J Anaesth. 2014 Oct;113(4):585-95.

Cordeiro E, Jackson TD, Elnahas A, Cil T.  Higher Rate of Breast Surgery Complications in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer: An Analysis of the NSQIP Database.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(10):3167-72.

Covelli AM, Baxter NN, Fitch MI, Wright FC.  Increasing mastectomy rates-the effect of environmental factors on the choice for mastectomy: a comparative analysis between Canada and the United States.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(10):3173-84.
Cretu D, Prassas I, Saraon P, Batruch I, Gandhi R, Diamandis EP, Chandran V.  Identification of psoriatic arthritis mediators in synovial fluid by quantitative mass spectrometry.  Clin Proteomics. 2014 Jul 1;11(1):27.
David TE, David CM, Manlhiot C.  Simplici-T. Annuloplasty Band for Mitral Valve Repair for Degenerative Disease.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep 4. pii: S0003-4975(14)01297-1.
Davis KM, Kelly SP, Luta G, Tomko C, Miller AB, Taylor KL.  The association of long-term treatment-related side effects with cancer-specific and general quality of life among prostate cancer survivors.Urology. 2014 Aug;84(2):300-6.
Del Giudice ME, Young SM, Vella ET, Ash M, Bansal P, Robinson A, Skrastins R, Ung Y, Zeldin R, Levitt C.  Guideline for referral of patients with suspected lung cancer by family physicians and other primary care providers.  Can Fam Physician. 2014 Aug;60(8):711-716.
Del Giudice ME, Young SM, Vella ET, Ash M, Bansal P, Robinson A, Skrastins R, Ung Y, Zeldin R, Levitt C.  Systematic review of guidelines for the management of suspected lung cancer in primary care.  Can Fam Physician. 2014 Aug;60(8):e395-404.
Devon KM, Lerner-Ellis JP, Ganai S, Angelos P.  Ethics and Genomic Medicine, How to Navigate Decisions in Surgical Oncology.  J Surg Oncol.  2014; doi:10.1002/jso.23771.
Dhingra S, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Synthesis of aliphatic polyester hydrogel for cardiac tissue engineering.  Methods Mol Biol. 2014;1181:51-9.
Di Ieva A, Fathalla H, Cusimano MD, Tschabitscher M.  The indusium griseum and the longitudinal striae of the corpus callosum.  Cortex. 2014 Jul 8. pii: S0010-9452(14)00203-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.06.016.
Di Ieva A, Tam M, Tschabitscher M, Cusimano MD.  A Journey into the Technical Evolution of Neuroendoscopy.  World Neurosurg. 2014 Sep 12. pii: S1878-8750(14)00904-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.09.005.
Eisa-Beygi S, Macdonald RL, Wen XY.  Regulatory pathways affecting vascular stabilization via VE-cadherin dynamics: insights from zebrafish (Danio rerio).  J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2014 Sep;34(9):1430-3.
Elbaz U, Bains R, Zuker RM, Borschel GH, Ali A.  Restoration of Corneal Sensation With Regional Nerve Transfers and Nerve Grafts: A New Approach to a Difficult Problem.  JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Jul 10. doi: 10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.2316.
Fehlings MG, Wilson JR, Cho N.  Methylprednisolone for the treatment of acute spinal cord injury: counterpoint.  Neurosurgery. 2014 Aug;61 Suppl 1:36-42.
Fitchett DH, Gupta M, Farkouh ME, Verma S.  Coronary artery revascularization in patients with diabetes mellitus.  Circulation. 2014 Sep 16;130(12):e104-6.
Fleshner NE.  What we've learned so far about ADT.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8(7-8 Suppl 4):S133. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.2283.
Fleshner NE, Bhindi B.  Metabolic syndrome and diabetes for the urologist.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8(7-8 Suppl 5):S159-61. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.2314. Review.
Flynn J, Shaul RZ, Hanson MD, Borschel GH, Zuker R.  Pediatric facial transplantation: Ethical considerations.  Can J Plast Surg. 2014 Summer;22(2):67-9.
Frendl G, Sodickson AC, Chung MK, Waldo AL, Gersh BJ, Tisdale JE, Calkins H, Aranki S, Kaneko T, Cassivi S, Smith SC Jr, Darbar D, Wee JO, Waddell TK, Amar D, Adler D.  2014 AATS guidelines for the prevention and management of perioperative atrial fibrillation and flutter for thoracic surgical procedures. Executive summary.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Sep;148(3):772-91.
Farhat WA.  Tissue Engineering of the Bladder-When Will We Get There?  J Urol. 2014 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5347(14)04028-2. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.07.079.
Frémont P, Bradley L, Tator CH, Skinner J, Fischer LK; from the Canadian Concussion Collaborative.  Recommendations for policy development regarding sport-related concussion prevention and management in Canada.  Br J Sports Med. 2014 Jul 12. pii: bjsports-2014-093961. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093961.
Gandaglia G, Ravi P, Abdollah F, Abd-El-Barr AE, Becker A, Popa I, Briganti A, Karakiewicz PI, Trinh QD, Jewett MA, Sun M.  Contemporary incidence and mortality rates of kidney cancer in the United States.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8(7-8):247-52.
Garg V, Tsirigotis DN, Dickson J, Dalamagas C, Latter DA, Verma S, Peterson MD.  Direct innominate artery cannulation for selective antegrade cerebral perfusion during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in aortic surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 30. pii: S0022-5223(14)00981-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.07.021.
Gerdisch MW, Boyd WD, Harlan JL, Richardson JB Jr, Flack JE 3rd, Palafox BA, Johnson WE 3rd, Sun B, Lee R, Guy TS, Gang GI, Cox JL, Rao V.  Early experience treating tricuspid valve endocarditis with a novel extracellular matrix cylinder reconstruction.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 30. pii: S0022-5223(14)00985-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.092.
Gleason JM, Bowlin PR, Bagli DJ, Lorenzo AJ, Hassouna T, Koyle MA, Farhat WA.  A Comprehensive Review of Pediatric Urachal Anomalies and Predictive Analysis for Adult Urachal Adenocarcinoma Development.  J Urol. 2014 Sep 11. pii: S0022-5347(14)04391-2. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.09.004.
Gleason JM, Lorenzo AJ, Bowlin PR, Koyle MA.  Innovations in the management of Wilms' tumor.  Ther Adv Urol. 2014 Aug;6(4):165-76.
Grober ED.  Testosterone deficiency and replacement: Myths and realities.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8(7-8 Suppl 5):S145-7. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.2309. Review.
Grosman-Rimon L, McDonald MA, Jacobs I, Tumiati LC, Bar-Ziv SP, Shogilev DJ, Mociornita AG, Ghashghai A, Chruscinski A, Cherney DZ, Rao V.  Markers of Inflammation in Recipients of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices.  ASAIO J. 2014 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Guha D, Ibrahim GM, Kertzer JD, Macdonald RL.  National socioeconomic indicators are associated with outcomes after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a hierarchical mixed-effects analysis.  J Neurosurg. 2014 Aug 15:1-9. [Epub ahead of print]

Gupta V, Lantz AG, Alzharani T, Foell K, Lee JY.  Baseline urologic surgical skills among medical students: Differentiating trainees.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2014 Jul;8(7-8):242-6.
Hallet J, Zih FS, Deobald RG, Scheer AS, Law CH, Coburn NG, Karanicolas PJ.  The impact of pancreaticojejunostomy versus pancreaticogastrostomy reconstruction on pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.  HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jul 7. doi: 10.1111/hpb.12299. [Epub ahead of print]
Hamani C, Amorim BO, Wheeler AL, Diwan M, Driesslein K, Covolan L, Butson CR, Nobrega JN.  Deep brain stimulation in rats: Different targets induce similar antidepressant-like effects but influence different circuits.  Neurobiol Dis. 2014 Aug 13;71C:205-214
Hamani C, Pilitsis J, Rughani AI, Rosenow JM, Patil PG, Slavin KS, Abosch A, Eskandar E, Mitchell LS, Kalkanis S.  Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder: systematic review and evidence-based guidelines Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):327-33.
Hassouna T, Gleason JM, Lorenzo AJ.  Botulinum toxin A's expanding role in the management of pediatric lower urinary tract dysfunction.  Curr Urol Rep. 2014 Aug;15(8):426.
He X, Zhang L, Chen Y, Remke M, Shih D, Lu F, Wang H, Deng Y, Yu Y, Xia Y, Wu X, Ramaswamy V, Hu T, Wang F, Zhou W, Burns DK, Kim SH, Kool M, Pfister SM, Weinstein LS, Pomeroy SL, Gilbertson RJ, Rubin JB, Hou Y, Wechsler-Reya R, Taylor MD, Lu QR.  The G protein α subunit Gαs is a tumor suppressor in Sonic hedgehog-driven medulloblastoma.  Nat Med. 2014 Sep;20(9):1035-42.
Hermanns T, Bhindi B, Wei Y, Yu J, Noon AP, Richard PO, Bhatt JR, Almatar A, Jewett MA, Fleshner NE, Zlotta AR, Templeton AJ, Kulkarni GS.  Pre-treatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.  Br J Cancer. 2014 Jul 29;111(3):444-51.

Hopmans SN, Duivenvoorden WC, Werstuck GH, Klotz L, Pinthus JH.  GnRH antagonist associates with less adiposity and reduced characteristics of metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis compared with orchiectomy and GnRH agonist in a preclinical mouse model.  Urol Oncol. 2014 Sep 18. pii: S1078-1439(14)00287-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urolonc.2014.06.018.
Ibrahim GM, Morgan BR, Lee W, Smith ML, Donner EJ, Wang F, Beers CA, Federico P, Taylor MJ, Doesburg SM, Rutka JT, Carter Snead O 3rd.  Impaired development of intrinsic connectivity networks in children with medically intractable localization-related epilepsy.  Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Jun 30. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22580.
Jewett MA, Finelli A.  Kidney cancer: Routine small renal mass needle biopsy should be adopted.  Nat Rev Urol. 2014 Aug 26. doi: 10.1038/nrurol.2014.216.
Joshua AM, Zannella VE, Downes MR, Bowes B, Hersey K, Koritzinsky M, Schwab M, Hofmann U, Evans A, van der Kwast T, Trachtenberg J, Finelli A, Fleshner N, Sweet J, Pollak M.  A pilot 'window of opportunity' neoadjuvant study of metformin in localised prostate cancer.  Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Sep;17(3):252-8.
Kapadia A, Schweizer TA, Spears J, Cusimano M, Macdonald RL.  Nonaneurysmal perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage: diagnosis, pathophysiology, clinical characteristics and long-term outcome.  World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul 5. pii: S1878-8750(14)00664-0. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2014.07.006.
Kashigar A, Vincent A, Gunton MJ, Backstein D, Safir O, Kuzyk PR.  Predictors of failure for cephalomedullary nailing of proximal femoral fractures.  Bone Joint J. 2014 Aug;96-B(8):1029-34.
Kenawey M, Wright JG, Hopyan S, Murnaghan ML, Howard A, Kelley SP.  Can neonatal pelvic osteotomies permanently change pelvic shape in patients with exstrophy? Understanding late rediastasis.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20;96(16):e137. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.01235.
Kernstine KH, Moon J, Kraut MJ, Pisters KM, Sonett JR, Rusch VW, Thomas CR Jr, Waddell TK, Jett JR, Lyss AP, Keller SM, Gandara DR; American College of Surgeons Oncology Group; Cancer and Leukemia Group B; Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; North Central Cancer Treatment Group; National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group; Southwest Oncology Group.  Trimodality therapy for superior sulcus non-small cell lung cancer: Southwest Oncology Group-Intergroup Trial S0220.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Aug;98(2):402-10.
Khoshbin A, Bouchard M, Wasserstein D, Leroux T, Law PW, Kreder HJ, Daniels TR, Wright JG.  Reoperations after Tarsal Coalition Resection: A Population-based Study.  J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Jul 5. pii: S1067-2516(14)00214-2. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.04.027.
Khoshbin A, So JP, Aleem IS, Stephens D, Matlow AG, Wright JG; for The SickKids Surgical Site Infection Task Force.  Antibiotic Prophylaxis to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study.  Ann Surg. 2014 Sep 19.
Klotz L, Drachenberg D, Singal R, Aprikian A, Fradet Y, Kebabdjian M, Zarenda M, Chin J.  An open-label, phase 2 trial of bicalutamide dose escalation from 50 mg to 150 mg in men with CAB and castration resistance. A Canadian Urology Research Consortium Study.  Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Sep 2. doi: 10.1038/pcan.2014.24.
Kotani Y, Chetan D, Saedi A, Zhu J, Grosse-Wortmann L, Coles JG, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O.  Persistent fenestration may be a marker for physiologic intolerance after Fontan completion.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jul 18. pii: S0022-5223(14)00874-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.06.062.
Kregor PJ, Obremskey WT, Kreder HJ, Swiontkowski MF.  Unstable pertrochanteric femoral fractures.  J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Aug;28 Suppl 8:S25-8.
Kumar A, Yang V, Dacosta L.  Pipeline stents for partially thrombosed posterior circulation aneurysms: A word of caution!  Neurol India. 2014 Jul-Aug;62(4):449-51. doi: 10.4103/0028-3886.141268. No abstract available.
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