Welcome to another academic year in the Department of Surgery!  Last year was yet again another banner year in the Department, and I was delighted to see our accomplishments in honours and awards received, publications in high impact journals, grant capture, academic promotions, new faculty recruitments, and new initiatives.  I was pleased that we were able to launch the inaugural Robin McLeod Lectureship in Clinical Epidemiology, the Balfour Lectureship in Surgical Ethics, and the Ben Alman Lectureship in Surgical Research.  We have appointed Stacey Krumholtz as a Medical Illustrator in the Department of Surgery.  A Research Strategic Planning Retreat was held in January this year, and another is planned for 2016 under Michael Fehlings leadership.  There have been significant changes to the Surgical Prep Camp for all new entry PGY-1 residents this summer, and a revamped Surgical Foundations course as organized by Maurice Blitz.  A new resident curriculum in Best Practices and Quality is being introduced this year by Najib Saffiedine, Tim Jackson, and Joe Papia.  A newly orchestrated faculty mentorship program is being promulgated by Paul Grieg.  Events to be aware of this fall and early winter include:  The Bigelow lecture in cardiovascular surgery to be delivered by John Elefteriades from Yale University October 2; External Royal College reviews of General Surgery and Urology programs; external review of the Department of Surgery October 21-22 by Carlos Pellegrini, University of Washington, and John Kortbeek, University of Calgary; the Robin McLeod lectureship to be delivered by Dr Dorry Segev, Johns Hopkins University, November 6; the George Armstrong Peters and Lister Prize Award lectures by Marcelo Cypel and Emil Schemitsch respectively; and the Holiday Season Party in the Department at Casa Loma December 10.  Please mark your calendars now for these important events.  I wish all of you a productive and successful academic year in all of your endeavours.



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


Department of Surgery University Rounds
2015 Bigelow Lecture
Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Auditorium, 18th Floor
John A. Elefteriades, MD
William WL Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Aortic Institute at Yale-New Haven
“Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms: Reading the Enemy’s Playbook”
Robin McLeod Lecture in Clinical Epidemiology
Friday, November 6, 2015, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Hollywood Theatre, First Floor, Elm Wing
Dorry Segev, MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Director, Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation
Johns Hopkins University
“Of Math and Medicine: Advancing Transplant Surgery through Novel Mathematical Approaches”
Canadian Reception at ACS Congress 2015
Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.




Department of Surgery Annual Address 
Friday, September 4, 2015
The Allan Waters Family Auditorium
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
St. Michael's Hospital


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

Annual Fellows’ Barbeque 
Thursday, August 6, 2015

U. of T. Spine Program
August 14-15, 2015, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Hosted the international meeting for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) Guidelines.


Dr. Tony Finelli Appointed as Head of the Division of Urology at UHN
Dr. Tony Finelli has been appointed as Head of the Division of Urology at University Health Network following Dr. Neil Fleshner who has been Division Head of Urology since 2002 and will continue on as Chair of Urology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.  Dr. Finelli joined the Division of Urology at University Health Network in 2005.   He completed medical school and residency at the University of Toronto and went on to complete a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.  He subsequently completed a Master’s Degree in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.   Dr. Finelli is a urologic oncologist and surgeon investigator at UHN and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.    He is the GU Site Lead at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the inaugural GU Oncology Lead for the province of Ontario (Cancer Care Ontario).    Dr. Finelli has published more than 100 manuscripts.  He holds peer-reviewed funding for research in prostate and kidney cancer.    His clinical practice focuses on the management of urologic malignancies with minimally invasive and robotic techniques.   Congratulations Tony!
Divisions Receive Royal College Accreditation
The Royal College Accreditation Committee has given Orthopedic Surgery and Vascular Surgery the status of “Accredited Program with Regular Survey”.   Congratulations!
Faculty Member Departure
Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Division of Orthopaedics, St. Michael’s Hospital,  has accepted the position of Chair of the Department of Surgery at Western University effective January 1, 2016.  He ranks among the most widely cited authors in the world of orthopaedics, and has contributed so much to the academic profile of the Division of Orthopaedics. His achievements in research have led to him receiving the highest honours in the Department of Surgery at University of Toronto, including most recently the Lister Prize, as well as national and international recognition as one of the world's top orthopaedic researchers. He has also won numerous teaching awards within the Division and Department.

Night shift not a factor in surgery outcomes, Ontario study finds
Shady Ashamalla was on Mike Richards in the Morning (1050 AM) speaking about colorectal cancer with Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour. This was an opportunity for Mike Richards and Doug to announce a foundation to raise funds to bring surgeons to Sunnybrook to learn advance minimally invasive surgery.  Link is at
Naylor Report
Appointment to the Harold and Bernice Grove Chair in Orthopaedics
Dr. Martin Gargan, Head, Division of Orthopaedics, The Hospital for Sick Children has been appointed as the Inaugural Harold and Bernice Groves Chair in Orthopaedis at The Hospital for Sick Children from June 1, 2015 – August 31, 2019.  Dr. Gargan came to Toronto from the Bristol Royal Infirmary
Bristol Hospital for Sick Children where he was a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. 
Story of How Multidisciplinary and Multihospital Teams at the University of Toronto Saved a Young Girl’s Leg Last Summer
U. of T. Division of General Surgery Raising Funds to Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family
The Division of General Surgery has pledged to sponsor a Syrian Refugee family in the wake of the world crisis in refugee landings in Europe.  For those interested in contributing, please correspond with Faryal Mehboob in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, at:


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Outcomes of Daytime Procedures Performed by Attending Surgeons after Night Work. 
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Former president of #uoft David Naylor’s report on Healthcare Innovation is out and calls for radical reform: 
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@UofTSurgery scientist Dr Karen Davis uses imaging techniques to chart the brain's pain map: 
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A surgeon-scientist-in-training, Dr. Roy explains her exciting vascular & imaging research: …
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Congratulations to Jim Rutka on being named an Officer of the Order of Canada!


Jamil Ahmad (General Surgery) has been approved for promotion from Lecturer to Assistant Professor as of Jul. 16, 2015.
Tim Daniels (Orthopaedics) and his team were awarded the Roger A. Mann Award at the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) meeting held in Long Beach, California.  Their manuscript entitled. “Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Centered Clinical Trial Assessing Efficacy of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant to First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux Rigidus” won the highest honour bestowed by the AOFAS in recognition of the best clinical paper accepted for presentation at its Annual Meeting. For Dr. Daniels, this is the fourth time that he has won this prestigious award: 2007, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Michael Fehlings (Neurosurgery) has received the Whitecloud Award from the Scoliosis Research Society for the Best Clinical Paper “Pre-operative Predictors of Neurological  Motor Decline in Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Results of the Prospective, International, Multicenter Scoli-RISK-1 Study in 271 Patients” presented at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Kuala Lumpur. This award is very prestigious and is the culmination of a large international multicentre study which Dr. Fehlings led in complex spinal deformity surgery.  
Anand Govindarajan (first author), Nancy Baxter (senior author), and colleagues have published on:  Outcomes of daytime procedures performed by attending surgeons after night work in the New England Journal of Medicine last month (NEJM 2015 Aug 27; 373 (9): 845-53).  Congratulations to Anand and colleagues for this high impact publication!

Marc Jeschke (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) received a 1 year NIH Grant for his project entitled “Hepatic ER stress contributes to morbidity and mortality after burn injury.”

Paul Karanicolas (General Surgery) is the recipient of a five year CIHR New Investigator Award for his project "HPB CONCEPT:  An Integrated Program to Improve Outcomes Following Liver and Pancreas Surgery". 
Abhaya Kulkarni (Neurosurgery) received an NIH R01 grant for his study "Neurocognitive outcomes and changes in brain and CSF volume after treatment of post-infectious hydrocephalus in Ugandan infants by shunting or ETV/CPC: a randomized prospective trial". This is in collaboration with Harvard, Penn State, and Uganda.
Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery) has been selected as a member of the 2015 cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Gelareh Zadeh (Neurosurgery) has been appointed Treasurer-Secretary for SNO (Society for Neuro-Oncology).
James Rutka (Neurosurgery) is the recipient of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize.  The recipient was chosen by an international panel of experts and a UBC committee chaired by the university’s Vice Provost, Health.  The Margolese prizes were created by an estate gift to UBC to recognize Canadians who have made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration or cure of brain or heart disorders.


Alali AS, Burton K, Fowler RA, Naimark DM, Scales DC, Mainprize TG, Nathens AB.  Economic Evaluations in the Diagnosis and Management of Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review and Analysis of Quality.  Value Health. 2015 Jul;18(5):721-34.
Alhaizaey A, Hussain MA, Aljabri B, Al-Omran M.  Aneurysms of the foot arteries. Vascular. 2015 Jul 31.
Amaral C, Antonio B, Oliveira MG, Hamani C, Guinsburg R, Covolan L.  Early postnatal nociceptive stimulation results in deficits of spatial memory in male rats.  Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2015 Sep 5;125:120-125.
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Amorim BO, Covolan L, Ferreira E, Brito JG, Nunes DP, de Morais DG, Nobrega JN, Rodrigues AM, deAlmeida AC, Hamani C.  Deep brain stimulation induces antiapoptotic and anti-inflammatory effects in epileptic rats.  J Neuroinflammation. 2015 Sep 4;12(1):162.
Angarita FA, Dueck AD, Azouz SM. Postoperative electrolyte management: Current practice patterns of surgeons and residents. Surgery. 2015 Jul;158(1):289-99.
Ayling OG, Ibrahim GM, Drake B, Torner JC, Macdonald RL. Operative complications and differences in outcome after clipping and coiling of ruptured intracranial aneurysms. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jun 5:1-8.
Badhiwala JH, Hong CJ, Nassiri F, Hong BY, Riva-Cambrin J, Kulkarni AV.  Treatment of posthemorrhagic ventricular dilation in preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes and complications.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Aug 28:1-11.
Bari AA, Fasano A, Munhoz RP, Lozano AM.  Improving outcomes of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.  Expert Rev Neurother. 2015 Sep 17:1-10.
Bonares MJ, Egeto P, de Oliveira Manoel AL, Vesely KA, Macdonald RL, Schweizer TA.  Unruptured intracranial aneurysm treatment effects on cognitive function: a meta-analysis.  J Neurosurg. 2015 Sep 18:1-7.
Boutis K, von Keyserlingk C, Willan A, Narayanan UG, Brison R, Grootendorst P, Plint AC, Parker M, Goeree R.  Cost Consequence Analysis of Implementing the Low Risk Ankle Rule in Emergency Departments.  Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jul 10.
Catapano J, Scholl D, Ho E, Zuker RM, Borschel GH.  Restoration of Trigeminal Cutaneous Sensation with Cross-Face Sural Nerve Grafts: A Novel Approach to Facial Sensory Rehabilitation.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep;136(3):568-71.
Chahal J, Van Thiel GS, Mather RC 3rd, Lee S, Song SH, Davis AM, Salata M, Nho SJ.  The Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State for the Modified Harris Hip Score and Hip Outcome Score Among Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment for Femoroacetabular Impingement.  Am J Sports Med. 2015 Aug;43(8):1844-9.
Chamma E, Qiu J, Lindvere-Teene L, Blackmore KM, Majeed S, Weersink R, Dickie CI, Griffin AM, Wunder JS, Ferguson PC, DaCosta RS.  Optically-tracked handheld fluorescence imaging platform for monitoring skin response in the management of soft tissue sarcoma.  J Biomed Opt. 2015 Jul;20(7):076011.
Chen WL, Barszczyk A, Turlova E, Deurloo M, Liu B, Yang BB, Rutka JT, Feng ZP, Sun HS.  Inhibition of TRPM7 by carvacrol suppresses glioblastoma cell proliferation, migration and invasion.  Oncotarget. 2015 Jun 30;6(18):16321-40.
Cheng ES, Hallet J, Hanna SS, Law CH, Coburn NG, Tarshis J, Lin Y, Karanicolas PJ.  Is central venous pressure still relevant in the contemporary era of liver resection? J Surg Res. 2015 Aug 13.
Childs EJ, Mocci E, Campa D, Bracci PM, Gallinger S, Goggins M, Li D, Neale RE, Olson SH, Scelo G, Amundadottir LT, Bamlet WR, Bijlsma MF, Blackford A, Borges M, Brennan P, Brenner H, Bueno-de-Mesquita HB, Canzian F, Capurso G, Cavestro GM, Chaffee KG, Chanock SJ, Cleary SP, Cotterchio M, Foretova L, Fuchs C, Funel N, Gazouli M, Hassan M, Herman JM, Holcatova I, Holly EA, Hoover RN, Hung RJ, Janout V, Key TJ, Kupcinskas J, Kurtz RC, Landi S, Lu L, Malecka-Panas E, Mambrini A, Mohelnikova-Duchonova B, Neoptolemos JP, Oberg AL, Orlow I, Pasquali C, Pezzilli R, Rizzato C, Saldia A, Scarpa A, Stolzenberg-Solomon RZ, Strobel O, Tavano F, Vashist YK, Vodicka P, Wolpin BM, Yu H, Petersen GM, Risch HA, Klein AP.  Common variation at 2p13.3, 3q29, 7p13 and 17q25.1 associated with susceptibility to pancreatic cancer.
Nat Genet. 2015 Aug;47(8):911-6.
Conrad T, MacLellan S, Kassam Z, Mackay H, Khalili I, Sykes J, Purdie T, Okrainec A, Ringash J.  Retrospective assessment of patterns of recurrence relative to radiotherapy volumes for adjuvant conformal chemoradiotherapy in gastric cancer.Gastric Cancer. 2015 Sep 11.
Cruickshank D, Lefaivre KA, Johal H, MacIntyre NJ, Sprague SA, Scott T, Guy P, Cripton PA, McKee M, Bhandari M, Slobogean GP.  A scoping review of biomechanical testing for proximal humerus fracture implants.  BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Jul 30;16:175. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0627-x.
David TE.  Aortic Stenosis: Valve Replacement or Valve Implantation?  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 18;66(7):813-5.
David TE.  Surgery for acute type A aortic dissection.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Aug;150(2):279-83.
de Mestral C, Nathens AB. Cholecystectomy in mild gallstone pancreatitis: don't defer. The Lancet 2015; 386(1000):1218-1219.
de Perrot M.  50th Anniversary Landmark Commentary on Deslauriers J, Beaulieu M, Benazera A, McClish A. Sleeve pneumonectomy for bronchogenic carcinoma. Ann Thorac Surg 1979;28:465-74.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Aug;100(2):387.
Diaz RJ, Dios RR, Hattab EM, Burrell K, Rakopoulos P, Sabha N, Hawkins C, Zadeh G, Rutka JT, Cohen-Gadol AA. Study of the biodistribution of fluorescein in glioma-infiltrated mouse brain and histopathological correlation of intraoperative findings in high-grade gliomas resected under fluorescein fluorescence guidance. J Neurosurg. 2015 Jun;122(6):1360-9.
Diaz Caballero J, Clark ST, Coburn B, Zhang Y, Wang PW, Donaldson SL, Tullis DE, Yau YC, Waters VJ, Hwang DM, Guttman DS.  Selective Sweeps and Parallel Pathoadaptation Drive Pseudomonas aeruginosa Evolution in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung.  MBio. 2015 Sep 1;6(5).
Di Ieva A, Lam T, Alcaide-Leon P, Bharatha A, Montanera W, Cusimano MD.  Magnetic resonance susceptibility weighted imaging in neurosurgery: current applications and future perspectives.J Neurosurg. 2015 Jul 24:1-13.
Dobruch J, Daneshmand S, Fisch M, Lotan Y, Noon AP, Resnick MJ, Shariat SF, Zlotta AR, Boorjian SA.  Gender and Bladder Cancer: A Collaborative Review of Etiology, Biology, and Outcomes.  Eur Urol. 2015 Sep 4.
Dorfer C, Ochi A, Snead OC 3rd, Donner E, Holowka S, Widjaja E, Rutka JT. Functional hemispherectomy for catastrophic epilepsy in very young infants: technical considerations and complication avoidance. Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Jun 23.  DOI 10.1007/s00381-015-2794-3
Dorfer C, Widjaja E, Ochi A, Carter Snead Iii O, Rutka JT. Epilepsy surgery: recent advances in brain mapping, neuroimaging and surgical procedures. J Neurosurg Sci. 2015 Jun;59(2):141-55. Epub 2015 Feb 4.
Dos Santos J, Parekh RS, Piscione TD, Hassouna T, Figueroa V, Gonima P, Vargas I, Farhat W, Rosenblum ND.  A New Grading System for the Management of Antenatal Hydronephrosis.  Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jul 31.
D'Souza N, Mainprize J, Edwards G, Binhammer P, Antonyshyn O.  Teaching facial fracture repair: A novel method of surgical skills training using three-dimensional biomodels.  Plast Surg (Oakv). 2015 Summer;23(2):81-6.
Duncan NW, Hayes DJ, Wiebking C, Tiret B, Pietruska K, Chen DQ, Rainville P, Marjańska M, Ayad O, Doyon J, Hodaie M, Northoff G.  Negative childhood experiences alter a prefrontal-insular-motor cortical network in healthy adults: A preliminary multimodal rsfMRI-fMRI-MRS-dMRI study.  Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Aug 19.
El-Beheiry MH, Kidane B, Zehr M, Vogt K, Parry NG, Malthaner R, Forbes TL. Predictors of Discharge Home Following Blunt Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injury. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Sep 11.
Evaniew N, Noonan VK, Fallah N, Kwon BK, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Bailey CS, Christie SD, Fourney DR, Hurlbert RJ, Linassi AG, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF.  Methylprednisolone for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injuries: A Propensity Score-Matched Cohort Study from a Canadian Multi-Center Spinal Cord Injury Registry.  J Neurotrauma. 2015 Jul 17.
Faden M, AlZahrani F, Mendoza-Londono R, Dupuis L, Hartley T, Kannu P, Raiman JA, Howard A, Qin W, Tetreault M, Xi JQ, Al-Thamer I; Care4Rare Canada Consortium, Maas RL, Boycott K, Alkuraya FS.  Identification of a Recognizable Progressive Skeletal Dysplasia Caused by RSPRY1 Mutations.  Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Sep 9.
Fallah A, Rodgers SD, Weil AG, Vadera S, Mansouri A, Connolly MB, Major P, Ma T, Devinsky O, Weiner HL, Gonzalez-Martinez JA, Bingaman WE, Najm I, Gupta A, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Steinbok P, Witiw CD, Widjaja E, Snead OC, Rutka JT.  Resective Epilepsy Surgery for Tuberous Sclerosis in Children: Determining Predictors of Seizure Outcomes in a Multicenter Retrospective Cohort Study.  Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun 26.
Fichman SG, Mäkinen TJ, Lozano B, Rahman WA, Safir O, Gross AE, Backstein D, Kuzyk PR.  Closed suction drainage has no benefits in revision total hip arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.  Int Orthop. 2015 Aug 18.
Floh AA, Manlhiot C, Redington AN, McCrindle BW, Clarizia NA, Caldarone CA, Schwartz SM.  Insulin resistance and inflammation are a cause of hyperglycemia after pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Sep;150(3):498-504.e1.
Ghai S, Louis AS, Van Vliet M, Lindner U, Haider MA, Hlasny E, Spensieri P, Van Der Kwast TH, McCluskey SA, Kucharczyk W, Trachtenberg J.  Real-Time MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound for Focal Therapy of Locally Confined Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: Feasibility and Preliminary Outcomes.  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):W177-84.
Ghai S, Trachtenberg J.  MRI-guided biopsies and minimally invasive therapy for prostate cancer.  Indian J Urol. 2015 Jul-Sep;31(3):209-16.
Gondard E, Chau HN, Mann A, Tierney TS, Hamani C, Kalia SK, Lozano AM.  Rapid Modulation of Protein Expression in the Rat Hippocampus Following Deep Brain Stimulation of the Fornix.  Brain Stimul. 2015 Aug 6.
Gordon T, English AW.  Strategies to promote peripheral nerve regeneration: electrical stimulation and/or exercise.  Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Jun 29.
Guha D, Coyne S, Macdonald RL.  Timing of the resumption of antithrombotic agents following surgical evacuation of chronic subdural hematomas: a retrospective cohort study.  J Neurosurg. 2015 Sep 11:1-10.
Gunaratnam C, Bernstein M.  Patients' views on priority setting in neurosurgery: A qualitative study.  Br J Neurosurg. 2015 Sep 2:1-7.
Guo J, Mihic A, Wu J, Zhang Y, Singh K, Dhingra S, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Canopy 2 attenuates the transition from compensatory hypertrophy to dilated heart failure in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 9.

Guzzardi DG, Barker AJ, van Ooij P, Malaisrie SC, Puthumana JJ, Belke DD, Mewhort HE, Svystonyuk DA, Kang S, Verma S, Collins J, Carr J, Bonow RO, Markl M, Thomas JD, McCarthy PM, Fedak PW.  Valve-Related Hemodynamics Mediate Human Bicuspid Aortopathy: Insights From Wall Shear Stress Mapping.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Aug 25;66(8):892-900.

Hachem LD, Mothe AJ, Tator CH.  Evaluation of the effects of riluzole on adult spinal cord-derived neural stem/progenitor cells in vitro and in vivo.  Int J Dev Neurosci. 2015 Sep 21.
Hall NJ, Chiu PP, Langer JC.  Morbidity after elective resection of prenatally diagnosed asymptomatic congenital pulmonary airway malformations.  Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015 Jul 29.
Hallet J, L Mahar A, E Tsang M, Lin Y, Callum J, Coburn NG, Law CH, Karanicolas PJ.  The impact of peri-operative blood transfusions on post-pancreatectomy short-term outcomes: an analysis from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.  HPB (Oxford). 2015 Aug 24.
Harris SA, Rampersaud YR.  The importance of identifying and modifying unemployment predictor variables in the evolution of a novel model of care for low back pain in the general population.  Spine J. 2015 Sep 24.
Hassouna MM, Sadri H.  Economic evaluation of sacral neuromodulation in overactive bladder: A Canadian perspective.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(7-8):242-7.
Hendry JM, Alvarez-Veronesi MC, Snyder-Warwick A, Gordon T, Borschel GH.  Side-To-Side Nerve Bridges Support Donor Axon Regeneration Into Chronically Denervated Nerves and Are Associated With Characteristic Changes in Schwann Cell Phenotype.  Neurosurgery. 2015 Jul 13.
Ibrahim GM, Morgan BR, Smith ML, Kerr E, Donner E, Go CY, Doesburg S, Taylor M, Widjaja E, Rutka JT, Snead OC 3rd.  Thalamocortical connectivity is enhanced following functional hemispherotomy for intractable lateralized epilepsy.  Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Aug 24;51:281-285.
Ilie G, Boak A, Mann RE, Adlaf EM, Hamilton H, Asbridge M, Rehm J, Cusimano MD.  Energy Drinks, Alcohol, Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries among Adolescents.  PLoS One. 2015 Sep 16;10(9):e0135860.
Isaac KV, Koenemann J, Fukasawa R, Qian D, Linhares A, Saber NR, Drake J, Forrest CR, Phillips JH, Nguyen PD.  Optimization of Cranio-Orbital Remodeling: Application of a Mathematical Model.  J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul;26(5):e416-9.
Jamshidi F, Bashashati A, Shumansky K, Dickson B, Gokgoz N, Wunder JS, Andrulis IL, Lazar A, Shah SP, Huntsman DG, Nielsen TO.  The genomic landscape of epithelioid sarcoma cell lines and tumors.  J Pathol. 2015 Sep 14.
Jarvi K, Lo K, Grober E, Mak V, Fischer A, Grantmyre J, Zini A, Chan P, Patry G, Chow V, Domes T.  The workup and management of azoospermic males.  Can Urol Assoc J. 2015 Jul-Aug;9(7-8):229-35.
Jenkins PC, Richardson CR, Norton EC, Cooke CR, Banerjee M, Nathens AB, Hemmila MR.  Trauma Surge Index: Advancing the Measurement of Trauma Surges and Their Influence on Mortality.  J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep;221(3):729-738.e1.
Jewett MA, Richard PO, Finelli A.  Management of Small Renal Mass: An Opportunity to Address a Growing Problem in Early Stage Kidney Cancer.  Eur Urol. 2015 Sep;68(3):416-7.
Jhaveri KS, Elmi A, Hosseini-Nik H, Hedgire S, Evans A, Jewett M, Harisinghani M.  Predictive Value of Chemical-Shift MRI in Distinguishing Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma From Non-Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma and Minimal-Fat Angiomyolipoma.  AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jul;205(1):W79-86.
Kanaroglou N, To T, Zhu J, Braga LH, Wehbi E, Hajiha M, Bägli DJ, Salle JP, Koyle MA, Lorenzo AJ.  Inappropriate Use of Ultrasound in Management of Pediatric Cryptorchidism.  Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):479-86.

Katchky RN, McLachlin SD, Wong EK, Finkelstein J, Kreder HJ, Whyne CM.  Thermal cycling can extend tool life in orthopaedic operating rooms.  J Orthop Res. 2015 Aug 21.
Kaths JM, Spetzler VN, Goldaracena N, Echeverri J, Louis KS, Foltys DB, Strempel M, Yip P, John R, Mucsi I, Ghanekar A, Bagli D, Robinson L, Selzner M.  Normothermic Ex Vivo Kidney Perfusion for the Preservation of Kidney Grafts prior to Transplantation.  J Vis Exp. 2015 Jul 15;(101):e52909.
Kayssi A, DeBord Smith A, Roche-Nagle G, Nguyen LL. Health-related quality-of-life outcomes after open versus endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug;62(2):491-8.
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