2nd Annual Global Surgery Symposium
With Global Surgery emerging as a significant career path for our residents and faculty, symposia for sharing experiences and strategies become increasingly important to our Department. After a well-received inaugural Global Surgery symposium last year, we wanted to hold the event once again this year, but with a slightly different focus. For those who attended last year, you will recall that several of our faculty shared their stories and lessons learned abroad in an open forum. This year, we decided to narrow our focus towards the role of partnerships and teamwork in building a surgical program in low income countries.  This approach coincided with the findings of the recent Lancet Commission publication on Global Surgery* which aimed to provide an ongoing strategic approach to providing accessible and high-quality surgical care to disadvantaged regions.
We could not have been more fortunate.  Anna Dare, resident in the Division of General Surgery, was an investigator on this document, and was mentored in part by one of the Lancet Commission’s chief authors, Dr. Andy Leather from King’s College in London UK.  Several emails and committee meetings later, we were honoured that Dr. Leather agreed to join us as our keynote speaker for the Global Surgery Symposium held on February 17th, 2017.
The event began with Dr. Leather offering a first-hand look through his journey of building a program to enhance surgical capacity in Sierra Leone. His overarching message of “Go slow and go low” applied to all subsequent presentations: We simply cannot rush the process of establishing trust and gaining local respect when bringing our assistance abroad, as the institutional memory of what goes into long-term collaboration will ultimately determine its success. To this effect, community advocacy will often be just as important as clinical education in these resource-deprived countries.
Our own faculty spoke next, echoing these lessons and speaking to their personal experiences. Dr. Rajiv Singal (Urology, the Michael Garron Hospital) spoke of his involvement with the Zomba Hospital in Malawi. He discussed medical access as being embedded in a country’s culture, and the challenge of trying to change culture at a systems level. He emphasized that not every meaningful change requires skill or money, as sometimes the challenge lies in the absence of administrative support or basic supplies such as running water. Dr Miliard Derbew, President of COSECSA, and a pediatric general surgeon at Addis Ababa University, spoke of the success of the involvement of numerous Department of Surgery faculty at UofT, in surgical efforts in Ethiopia.  Dr. Ted Gerstle (General surgery, Sick Kids) spoke about his involvement with the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration with a paediatric perspective. Dr. Georges Azzie (General surgery, Sick Kids) presented a thought-provoking perspective on the definition of global success, and whether the metrics of success are defined by one’s academic institution or the hosting country’s health measures. Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn (Plastics, Sunnybrook) took us through the surgical response to the recent war crisis in Ukraine. A multi-discipline team was able to treat injuries stemming primarily form blunt force traumas, craniofacial and globe trauma. He also discussed how the purchasing and generous donation of equipment from Canada allowed for Centers of Excellence to be established.
I was absolutely delighted with the overall quality of the program, the engagement of the many attendees who asked several thought provoking questions, and the directions to be taken now that the Lancet Commission recommendations have been made.  Our involvement in Global Surgery will be taking on even greater importance as we move forward towards our next Strategic Plan in the Department of Surgery.  I do hope many of you will take advantage of all the offerings that will be available to you.

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

*Lancet. 2015 Apr 27;385 Suppl 2:S15. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60810-8.


Department of Surgery University Rounds
Harland Smith Lecture
7:30 – 8:30am
Friday, March 3, 2017
St. Michael's Hospital
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute
Allan Waters Family Auditorium
209 Victoria Street
Steven Mentzer, MD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
“Empiricism in the Age of – omics: First (Anatomic) Principle in the Study of Tissue Repair”    
Update in General Surgery
April 5-8, 2017
Hilton Toronto Downtown - 145 Richmond Street West
Visit to learn more.
Gallie Day 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
“Transplantation/Regenerative Medicine”
Gordon Murray Lecturer:  Dr. Allan D. Kirk, David C. Sabiston, Jr Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Duke Univerity School of Medicine
Department of Surgery Hockey Game
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Department of Surgery Book Club
Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
“Wit” by Margaret Edson

Department of Surgery Rounds
Kergin Lecture
Dr. David Naylor was the Kergin Lecturer on Friday, February 3, 2017 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.  The title of his talk was “Cognitive Dissonance and Evidence-based Medicine”.  From left to right:  JT Rutka, D Naylor.      

2nd Annual Global Surgery Symposium was held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning.  The Keynote Address was given by Andrew Leather, MBBS, FRCS, MS, King’s College, London.  Another Guest Speaker was Milliard Derbew from Ethiopia.  Left to right:  M. Derbew, A. Leather

Breakfast with the Chair
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Dr. Rutka seen with a group of first year medical students interested in career paths in surgery.


Education Scholars Retreat
This event was held on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at the Peter Gilgan Center for Research & Learning.   Left to right:  M. Goldenberg, M. Nousiainen


Sean Cleary (General Surgery, UHN) has been offered and accepted the position of Associate Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, effective April 1, 2017.  Sean has been a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at UofT since 2007.  He is a Research Associate at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.  He received his MD from the University of Western Ontario and did his General Surgery Residency training at U. of T. followed by a fellowship in Pancreatic and Heptobiliary Surgical Oncology and Transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital.  He has a Masters of Science in Cancer Genetics and completed a MHSc in Public Health and Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences.  Congratulations Sean!, And we wish you all the best at  Mayo Clinic.  Left to right:  JT Rutka, S Cleary. 

Media Highlights

Dr. Marc Jeschke (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) was on CTV news February 6, 2017 speaking on the salt and ice challenge.

Continuing Appointment Reviews (CAR’s)
The following Continuing Appointment Reviews (CAR’s) took place in February under the leadership of Ori Rotstein, Associate Chair, Department of Surgery.   

Victor Yang is a faculty member in the Division of Neurosurgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.  He is a Senior Scientist in Brain Sciences and Physical Sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute and cross appointed as an Associate Professor in the Institute of Medical Science and an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, as well as an Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the department of Medical Physics at Ryerson University.  Victor earned a Masters degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto and completed the MD-PhD (Medical Biophysics) program at the University of Toronto for which he was recognized by a Governor General’s Gold Medal award for highest academic standing at the University in Sciences and Engineering. He then entered the Neurosurgery residency program at the University of Toronto while continuing his engineering focus at Ryerson University, where he managed a very productive laboratory focusing on ultrasound imaging, endovascular Doppler optical coherence tomography and medical devices design.  He holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioengineering and Biophotonics, Ryerson University.  His research interests lie in high-resolution neurosurgical navigation, multimodality intraoperative imaging guidance, endovascular imaging and minimally invasive therapeutics for carotid disease, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.  Left to right: A. Lozano, V. Yang, T. Mainprize, A. Nathens, B. Wilson.

Nicole Look Hong is a faculty member in the Division of General Surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.  She completed her undergraduate degree from Queen's University with a major in life sciences and a minor in music.  She obtained her MD at the University of Toronto where she also completed her General Surgery residency. During her residency, she completed a Masters degree as part of the Surgeon Scientist program in clinical epidemiology. Nicole then did a fellowship in surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. During this time, she was also able to expand her interest in health economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her clinical practice focuses on breast cancer and melanoma and her research activities on economic evaluations and the application of qualitative methodology in surgical studies.  Left to right:  C. Swallow, A. Nathens, N. Look Hong, F. Wright, S. Ashamalla, N. Mittmann
Sandra de Montbrun is a faculty member in the Division of General Surgery at St. Michael’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor and Surgeon Scientist in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto.   Sandra did her undergrad degree at the University of Waterloo,  received her medical degree from U of T, and did her general surgery residency at Dalhousie University, Halifax.  She then did a clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery and a Masters in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Her clinical interest is in colorectal oncology, and her research interest and academic focus lie in the assessment of technical competence and the evaluation of advanced technical skill. Sandra has been working with both the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery to develop an objective structured assessment of technical skill for colorectal graduates.  Left to right: O. Rotstein, N. Boxter, S. de Montbrun, T. Grantcharov

John Byrne and Charles de Mestral (Vascular Surgery) were the recipients of the Blair Foundation Vascular Surgery Innovation Fund. 

Marcelo Cypel (Thoracic Surgery) has received an Innovation to Impact Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for his work “In vivo lung perfusion (IVLP) as an adjuvant treatment for patients undergoing surgical resection of pulmonary metastases of bone and soft tissue sarcomas”. 

Karen Devon (General Surgery) has been selected as a co-recipient of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine David Fear Fellowship Award for an innovative program in continuing professional development for health professionals. 

James Rutka (Neurosurgery) and Annie Huang (Principal Investigator, Pediatrics) received a 5 year CCSRI Impact Grant co-funded with Brain Canada with the financial support of Health Canada for their work “Advancing biology-based therapies for rhabdoid brain tumours”. 



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Portfolios play a key role in self assessment and #cbme @UofTSurgery #surged symposium
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How neurosurgery residents study online @UofTSurgery #surged symposium
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Brandon Girardi describes social cohesion of Bootcamps at Inaugural @UofTSurgery Education Scholars Symposium
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Impact of surgical boot camp in transitioning to residency @UofTSurgery #surged symposium @LucasMurnaghan @moultonca
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Outstanding talks at Inaugural @UofTSurgery Education Scholars Program
Mitesh Badiwala‏@BadiwalaMD Feb 23
Global impact! Dr. Vivek Rao at the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons meeting today!
Peter Munk Cardiac‏@PMunkCardiacCtr Feb 23
Quintuple bypass #cardiac patient sets record-breaking pace #heartmonth @uhn_news @tgwhf @CAHOhospitals @UofTSurgery 
joanna g.‏@joannagiddens Feb 17
Drs. Andy Leather (UK) & Miliard Derbew (Ethiopia) will be at the @UofTSurgery office until 12 chatting about #globalsurgery. Come stop by!
DAL Surgery Research‏@DALsurgresearch Feb 13
Dr. Forbes, is this year's Dal Surgery Dr. Bethune Visiting Professor! Dal Surgery Research Day is Aprll 21st.
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Great session with sr residents this am.With @Royal_College exams coming up, time to remember these rules.Anybody have any other advice?
UofT Vascular‏@UofTVascular Feb 13
Thx to @PMunkCardiacCtr @UofTSurgery repair of aneurysm means cardiac/vascular surgery a step closer in Thunder Bay
UofT Vascular‏@UofTVascular Feb 14
Congrats to winners of 2017 Blair Foundation Innovation Fund in Vascular Surgery grants @UofTSurgery @PMunkCardiacCtr @StMikesHospital
joanna g.‏@joannagiddens Feb 10
Only 1 week away! Be sure to join the @UofTSurgery's 2nd Global Surgery Symposium next week at 1pm, Peter Gilgan Ctr. #globaloutreach
Dr Rajiv K Singal‏@DrRKSingal Feb 9
Dr Rajiv K Singal Retweeted Elliot Wakeam
It should be great symposium. Additional thoughts from Kenya last week  Uganda experience to follow #globalsurgery
Elliot Wakeam@ewakeam
Looking forward to this #GlobalSurgery symposium next week @UofTSurgery. Focus on academic partnerships @TorontoAddisAAC
UofT Dept of Surgery‏@UofTSurgery Feb 7
Thanking Shibu Thomas for 5 years of service co-ordinating undergraduate medical education in the Dept of Surgery - at the Stewart Bldg!
UofT Dept of Surgery‏@UofTSurgery Feb 1
Surgeons at Sick Kids practise infant surgery with 3D-printed hearts  via @torontostar
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2nd Annual Labatt Chair in International Neurosurgical Education - February 3rd 2017 @StMikesHospital @UofTSurgery
UofT Vascular‏@UofTVascular Jan 30
Congrats to Drs Forbes & Lindsay from @PMunkCardiacCtr @UofTSurgery , Assoc Ed & Ed Brd for @JVascSurg 
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Congrats @DrFehlings on your appointment to the Editorial Board of @StemCellsTM @UofTSurgery @UofTNeuroSurge @KrembilRI

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Alhussein M, Moayedi Y, Posada JD, Ross H, Hickey E, Rao V, Billia F.  Ventricular Thrombosis Post-Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.  Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;10(2).

Alibhai SM, Zukotynski K, Walker-Dilks C, Emmenegger U, Finelli A, Morgan SC, Hotte SJ, Winquist E; Cancer Care Ontario Genitourinary Cancer Disease Site Group.  Bone Health and Bone-targeted Therapies for Prostate Cancer: a Programme in Evidence-based Care - Cancer Care Ontario Clinical Practice Guideline.  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2017 Feb 3.

Alotaibi NM, Guha D, Ahuja CS, Spears J, Muller PJ, Tucker WS, Hudson AR, Macdonald RL.  History of neurosurgery at University of Toronto: the St. Michael's story.  J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 27:1-9.

Badenoch A, Sharma A, Gower S, Selzner M, Srinivas C, Wasowics M, McCluskey SA.  The Effectiveness and Safety of Tranexamic Acid in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Clinical Practice: A Propensity Score Matched Cohort Study.  Transplantation. 2017 Feb 10.

Badhiwala J, Wilson JR, Kreitz TM, Hilibrand AS.  Is Neuromonitoring Necessary for All Patients Undergoing Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion?  Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Feb;30(1):1-3.

Badhiwala JH, Nassiri F, Kulkarni AV, Spears J, Almenawer SA.  Mechanical thrombectomy after intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke.  Lancet Neurol. 2017 Feb;16(2):103.

Bagwell CE, Chiu P, Fecteau A, Gow KW, Mueller CM, Price D, Zigman AF.  2016 CAPS ethics session/Ein debate: 1. Regionalization of pediatric surgical care 2. Ethical introduction of surgical innovation 3. Addressing stress in a surgical practice: resiliency, well-being, and burnout.  J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jan 29.

Banks CA, Jowett N, Azizzadeh B, Beurskens C, Bhama P, Borschel G, Coombs C, Coulson S, Croxon G, Diels J, Fattah A, Frey M, Gavilan J, Henstrom D, Hohman M, Kim J, Marres H, Redett R, Snyder-Warwick A, Hadlock T.  Worldwide Testing of the eFACE Facial Nerve Clinician-Graded Scale.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):491e-498e.

Belza C, Thompson R, Somers GR, de Silva N, Fitzgerald K, Steinberg K, Courtney-Martin G, Wales PW, Avitzur Y.  Persistence of hepatic fibrosis in pediatric intestinal failure patients treated with intravenous fish oil lipid emulsion.  J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jan 30.

Bennett J, Ashmawy R, Ramaswamy V, Stephens D, Bouffet E, Laperriere N, Taylor M, Shroff M, Bartels U.  The clinical significance of equivocal findings on spinal MRI in children with medulloblastoma.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Feb 16.

Bianchi VJ, Weber JF, Waldman SD, Backstein D, Kandel RA.  Formation of Hyaline Cartilage Tissue by Passaged Human Osteoarthritic Chondrocytes.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2017 Feb;23(3-4):156-165.

Bihari A, Cepinskas G, Forbes TL, Potter RF, Lawendy AR.  Systemic application of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule 3 protects skeletal muscle from ischemia-reperfusion injury.  J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb 16.

Charest-Morin R, Fisher CG, Varga PP, Gokaslan ZL, Rhines LD, Reynolds JJ, Dekutoski MB, Quraishi NA, Bilsky MH, Fehlings MG, Chou D, Germscheid NM, Luzzati A, Boriani S; AOSpine Knowledge Forum Tumor.  En bloc resection versus intralesional surgery in the treatment of giant cell tumor of the spine.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jan 31.

Coselli JS, Weisel RD.  Introduction to the 2016 Aortic Symposium Supplement.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb;153(2):S2.

Dadson K, Hauck L, Hao Z, Grothe D, Rao V, Mak TW, Billia F.  The E3 ligase Mule protects the heart against oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction through Myc-dependent inactivation of Pgc-1α and Pink1.  Sci Rep. 2017 Feb 2;7:41490.

Davidson B, Nassiri F, Mansouri A, Badhiwala JH, Witiw CD, Shamji MF, Peng PW, Farb RI, Bernstein M.  Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: A Review and Introduction of An Algorithm for Management.  World Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 9.

De Leener B, Mangeat G, Dupont S, Martin AR, Callot V, Stikov N, Fehlings MG, Cohen-Adad J.  Topologically preserving straightening of spinal cord MRI.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Jan 27.

Domeshek LF, Krauss EM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Laurido-Soto O, Hasak JM, Skolnick GB, Novak CB, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE.  Surgical Treatment of Neuromas Improves Patient-Reported Pain, Depression, and Quality of Life.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):407-418.

Dwyer T, Martin CR, Kendra R, Sermer C, Chahal J, Ogilvie-Harris D, Whelan D, Murnaghan L, Nauth A, Theodoropoulos J.  Reliability and Validity of the Arthroscopic International Cartilage Repair Society Classification System: Correlation With Histological Assessment of Depth.  Arthroscopy. 2017 Feb 2.

Faluyi OO, Eng L, Qiu X, Che J, Zhang Q, Cheng D, Ying N, Tse A, Kuang Q, Dodbiba L, Renouf DJ, Marsh S, Savas S, Mackay HJ, Knox JJ, Darling GE, Wong RK, Xu W, Azad AK, Liu G.  Validation of microRNA pathway polymorphisms in esophageal adenocarcinoma survival.  Cancer Med. 2017 Feb;6(2):361-373.

Fasano A, Hodaie M, Munhoz RP, Rohani M.  SCA 35 presenting as isolated treatment-resistant dystonic hand tremor.  Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 Feb 10.

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). 2017 Feb 15;42(4):232-239.

Georgiou R, Eaton S, Stanton MP, Pierro A, Hall NJ.  Efficacy and Safety of Nonoperative Treatment for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-analysis.  Pediatrics. 2017 Feb 17.

Gosain A, Frykman PK, Cowles RA, Horton J, Levitt M, Rothstein DH, Langer JC, Goldstein AM; American Pediatric Surgical Association Hirschsprung Disease Interest Group.  Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis.  Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Feb 2.

Hasak JM, Novak CB, Patterson JM, Mackinnon SE.  Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries, Attitude Changes, and Prevention Practices Over 12 Years in an Urban Academic Hospital Surgery Department.  Ann Surg. 2017 Feb 17.

Kapur R, Kim M, Aslam R, McVey MJ, Tabuchi A, Luo A, Liu J, Li Y, Shanmugabhavananthan S, Speck ER, Zufferey A, Yousef G, Zhang H, Rondina MT, Weyrich AS, Porcelijn L, Kuebler WM, Slutsky AS, Semple JW.  T Regulatory Cells and Dendritic Cells Protect Against Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury via IL-10.  Blood. 2017 Feb 15.

Karangelis D, Mazine A, Roubelakis A, Alexiou C, Fragoulis S, Mazer CD, Yanagawa B, Latter D, Bonneau D.  What is the role of sutureless aortic valves in today's armamentarium?  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Feb;15(2):83-91.

Karkouti K, Callum JL, Acker JP, Yip P, Rao V.  Red Cell Transfusion-Associated Hemolysis in Cardiac Surgery: An Observational Cohort Study.  Anesth Analg. 2017 Feb 17.

Keshavjee S.  A legend in thoracic surgery: F. Griffith Pearson, MD, 1926-2016.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Feb;153(2):228-229.

Koike Y, Li B, Lee C, Cheng S, Miyake H, Welsh C, Hock A, Belik J, Zani A, Pierro A.  Gastric emptying is reduced in experimental NEC and correlates with the severity of intestinal damage.  J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jan 29.

Langer JC, Rollins MD, Levitt M, Gosain A, Torre L, Kapur RP, Cowles RA, Horton J, Rothstein DH, Goldstein AM; American Pediatric Surgical Association Hirschsprung Disease Interest Group.  Guidelines for the management of postoperative obstructive symptoms in children with Hirschsprung disease.  Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Feb 8.

Langer JC.  Intestinal Rotation Abnormalities and Midgut Volvulus.  Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb;97(1):147-159.

Li SH, Sun L, Yang L, Li J, Shao Z, Du GQ, Wu J, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Young Bone-Marrow Sca-1+ Stem Cells Rejuvenate the Aged Heart and Improve Function after Injury through PDGFRβ-Akt pathway.  Sci Rep. 2017 Jan 31;7:41756.

MacKay C, Webster F, Venkataramanan V, Bytautas J, Perruccio AV, Wong R, Carlesso L, Davis AM.  A Prospective Cohort Study Examining Medical and Social Factors Associated with Engagement in Life Activities Following Total Hip Replacement.  Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2017 Feb 10.

Marseu K, Minkovich L, Zubrinic M, Keshavjee S.  Anesthetic Considerations for Pneumonectomy With Left Atrial Resection on Cardiopulmonary Bypass in a Patient With Lung Cancer: A Case Report.  A A Case Rep. 2017 Feb 1;8(3):61-63.

Metcalfe KA, Semple J, Quan ML, Holloway C, Wright F, Narod S, Hofer S, Bagher S, Zhong T.  Why Some Mastectomy Patients Opt to Undergo Delayed Breast Reconstruction: Results of a Long-Term Prospective Study.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):267-275.

Morcos MW, Jiang F, McIntosh G, Johnson M, Christie S, Wai E, Ouellet J, Bailey C, Ahn H, Paquet J, Manson N, Fisher C, Rampersaud R, Thomas K, Hall H, Weber M.  Predictors of Blood Transfusion in Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion: A Canadian Spine Outcome and Research Network (CSORN) Study.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Feb 9.

Munshi L, Kobayashi T, DeBacker J, Doobay R, Telesnicki T, Lo V, Cote N, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Ferguson ND, Fan E.  Intensive Care Physiotherapy during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Feb;14(2):246-253.

Nightingale S, Stormon MO, O'Loughlin EV, Shun A, Thomas G, Benchimol EI, Day AS, Adams S, Shi E, Ooi CY, Kamath BM, Fecteau A, Langer JC, Roberts EA, Ling SC, Ng VL.  Early Posthepatoportoenterostomy Predictors of Native Liver Survival in Biliary Atresia.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Feb;64(2):203-209.

Ohsumi A, Marseu K, Slinger P, McRae K, Kim H, Guan Z, Hwang DM, Liu M, Keshavjee S, Cypel M.  Sevoflurane Attenuates Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in a Rat Lung Transplantation Model.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb 9.

Olar A, Wani KM, Wilson CD, Zadeh G, DeMonte F, Jones DT, Pfister SM, Sulman EP, Aldape KD.  Global epigenetic profiling identifies methylation subgroups associated with recurrence-free survival in meningioma.  Acta Neuropathol. 2017 Jan 27.

Olkhov-Mitsel E, Savio AJ, Kron KJ, Pethe VV, Hermanns T, Fleshner NE, van Rhijn BW, van der Kwast TH, Zlotta AR, Bapat B.  Epigenome-Wide DNA Methylation Profiling Identifies Differential Methylation Biomarkers in High-Grade Bladder Cancer.  Transl Oncol. 2017 Feb 3;10(2):168-177.

Pace KT, Kroczak T, Wijnstok NJ, Kamphuis GM, Esen T, Toutziaris C, Silva B, de la Rosette JJ.  Same session bilateral ureteroscopy for multiple stones: Results from the CROES URS Global Study.  J Urol. 2017 Feb 2.

Podolsky DJ, Fisher DM, Wong Riff KW, Looi T, Drake JM, Forrest CR.  Infant Robotic Cleft Palate Surgery: A Feasibility Assessment Using a Realistic Cleft Palate Simulator.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb;139(2):455e-465e.

Richard PO, Ahmad AE, Bashir S, Hamilton RJ, Nam RK, Leao R, Jeldres C, Kulkarni GS.  Effect of statins as a secondary chemopreventive agent among individuals with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer: A population-based analysis.  Urol Oncol. 2017 Feb 9.

Scelzo E, Lozano AM, Hamani C, Poon YY, Aldakheel A, Zadikoff C, Lang AE, Moro E.  Peduncolopontine nucleus stimulation in progressive supranuclear palsy: a randomised trial.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 18.

Semple JL, Armstrong KA.  Mobile applications for postoperative monitoring after discharge.  CMAJ. 2016 Dec 5.

Sharma S, Bohn D, Mikroyiannnakis I, Trowbridge J, Thompson D, Bell R, Rutka J.  Development of a multi stakeholder partnership to improve access to and delivery of neurosurgical services in Ontario.  Health Policy.  2017; 121:207-214. 
Vrouwe SQ, Shahrokhi S.  Assessing Primary Care Trainee Comfort in the Diagnosis and Management of Thermal Injuries.  J Burn Care Res. 2016 Dec 2.

Wallwork A, Tremblay L, Chi M, Sockalingam S.  Exploring Partners' Experiences in Living with Patients Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery.  Obes Surg. 2017 Feb 16.

Willeumier JJ, Rueten-Budde AJ, Jeys LM, Laitinen M, Pollock R, Aston W, Dijkstra PD, Ferguson PC, Griffin AM, Wunder JS, Fiocco M, van de Sande MA.  Individualised risk assessment for local recurrence and distant metastases in a retrospective transatlantic cohort of 687 patients with high-grade soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities: a multistate model.  BMJ Open. 2017 Feb 14;7(2):e012930.

Wilson JR, Tetreault LA, Schroeder G, Harrop JS, Prasad S, Vaccaro A, Kepler C, Sharan A, Fehlings MG.  Impact of Elevated Body Mass Index and Obesity on Long-term Surgical Outcomes for Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: Analysis of a Combined Prospective Dataset.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Feb;42(3):195-201.

Yanagawa B, Verma S, Mazine A, Tam DY, Jüni P, Puskas JD, Murugavel S, Friedrich JO.  Impact of total arterial revascularization on long term survival: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 130,305 patients.  Int J Cardiol. 2017 Feb 5.

Yeoh TY, Manninen P, Kalia SK, Venkatraghavan L.  In reply: Parkinsonism-hyperthermia syndrome and deep brain stimulation.  Can J Anaesth. 2017 Feb 14.

Yeung C, Carrillo B, Pope V, Hosseinpour S, Gerstle JT, Azzie G.  Video assessment of laparoscopic skills by novices and experts: implications for surgical education.  Surg Endosc. 2017 Feb 15.

Yeung JC, Krueger T, Yasufuku K, de Perrot M, Pierre AF, Waddell TK, Singer LG, Keshavjee S, Cypel M.  Outcomes after transplantation of lungs preserved for more than 12 h: a retrospective study.  Lancet Respir Med. 2017 Feb;5(2):119-124.

Young JW, Sutradhar R, Rangrej J, Marras C, Fleshner N, Alibhai SM.  Androgen deprivation therapy and the risk of parkinsonism in men with prostate cancer.  World J Urol. 2017 Feb 15.

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Zani A, Jamal L, Cobellis G, Wolinska JM, Fung S, Propst EJ, Chiu PP, Pierro A.  Long-term outcomes following H-type tracheoesophageal fistula repair in infants.  Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Feb;33(2):187-190.

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