At next month’s Department of Surgery Rounds, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of two of our esteemed faculty members who received the George Armstrong Peters Prize, and the Lister Prize.  As you know, the Peters Prize is given annually to a faculty member in the first 5 years of her/his initial period who has shown outstanding productivity as an independent investigator.  And the Lister Prize is awarded annually to an investigator who has shown outstanding and continuing productivity of international stature.  With this column, I should like to remind all of you about the key roles played by George-Armstrong Peters during his career as a surgeon in Toronto. 

Dr Peters graduated from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1886.  He did his internship at the Toronto General Hospital before joining the staff in the Department of Anatomy.  He then traveled to England where he earned both the primary and final exams to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in England – one of the first Canadian surgeons to do so.  Upon his return to Toronto, he was appointed to the surgical staff units at both Toronto General Hospital, and Sick Kids.  Among his many contributions over his career, Dr Peters became famous for his closure of wounds with a subcuticular horse-hair suture, his description of the “Peters sign” for the diagnosis of generalized peritonitis, the “Peters operation” to treat bladder exstrophy, and an altogether new method of creating a moulding method for making casts using liquefied paraffin wax.  In the words of Dr William Gallie, Dr Peters was the best surgeon and best surgical teach he had ever known.  Dr Peters served on the Department of Surgery from 1892-1907; and he was Professor of Surgery from 1903-1907.  Sadly, Dr Peters passed prematurely at age 47 of angina pectoris.  In his name and honour, his many friends in surgery established the George Amstrong Peters Prize in 1912. 

While the Peters Prize recognizes promising and deserving faculty members in their first 5 years, it is interesting that these recipients frequently go on to achieve great things throughout their entire careers.  Some notable examples of past, early recipients include Dr WE Gallie, Dr FG Banting, Dr FG Kergin, Dr WS Keith, and Dr WG Bigelow, to name a few.  For those of you who wish to read more about the life and times of George Armstrong Peters, I refer you to Dr Gallie’s reminiscences of him in the Canadian Journal of Surgery, Vol 2, pp 119 – 122, 1959. 

I am delighted to announce that this year’s Peters Prize recipient is Dr Tony Zhong from the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and the Lister Prize recipient is Dr Michael Taylor from Neurosurgery.  Their outstanding presentations will be heard on Friday November 4, 7:30 – 8:30 am in the Daniel’s Hollywood Theatre, First Floor Black Wing, Sick Kids Hospital.  I look forward to seeing all of you there.


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


Department of Surgery University Rounds
Presentations by winners of Lister & George Armstrong-Peter Prizes
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
The Hospital for Sick Children
Hollywood Theatre, First Floor, Elm Wing
Dr. Michael Taylor MD PhD
Division of Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Surgery
Title: "Heterogeneity Through Space and Time Drive the Clinical Behaviour of Childhood Medulloblastoma”.
Dr. Toni Zhong MD, MHS, FRCS(C)
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Title: “Improving the quality of post mastectomy breast reconstruction"
Ben Alman Research Rounds
Friday, January 6, 2017
Topic:  Regenerative Medicine and Soft Tissue Engineering
Speakers:  Dr. Gordon Keller
Director, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, UHN 
Dr. Saeid Amini-Nik
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
and Junior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Sunnybrook's Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care (TECC) Program
Inaugural University of Toronto Global Surgery Journal Club
Tuesday, November 1 @ 6:30pm
At the home of Dr. James Rutka
149 Mossgrove Trail, North York
RSVP required to
Charles H. Tator and Barbara Turnbull Symposium
November 18, 2016
UHN BMO Education and Conference Centre at the Krembil Discovery Tower
Keynote Speaker:  Prof Claes Hultling, MD, phD, Karolinska Institute
12:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
40th Division of General Surgery Annual Assembly
May 25, 2017
Park Hyatt Hotel


Faculty Development Day 
November 11, 2016
89 Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre, Colony Grant Ballroom
7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Department of Surgery Rounds
2016 Bigelow Lecture
Dr. Joseph Woo, Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine was the Bigelow Lecturer on October 7, 2016 at SickKids.  The title of his talk was “Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms: Reading the Enemy’s Playbook”.  Left to right: C. Caldarone, Mr. Bigelow, J. Woo, Mrs. Bigelow

PGY 1 & 2 Research Orientation Townhall Meeting
This event was held on Monday, October 17 th at the Peter Gilligan CRL with an excellent turn out.  Thank you to all the faculty who gave presentations. 

In Memoriam
Dr. Barry Shandling, MB, ChB, University of Cape Town (1950), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (C), FACS, Professor Emeritus, Department of
Surgery, University of Toronto
(1928-2016)  (PHOTO)
Dr. Barry Shandling passed away comfortably and peacefully on Saturday, October 1st, 2016.  He became a faculty member in the Division of General Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children in1963 and Director Bowel Clinic, Hugh McMillan Medical Centre after immigrating to Canada from South Africa.  Dr. Shandling was an inspiring and innovative teacher with a great sense of humour. He initiated the founding of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons in 1967.  His interests included fly-fishing, sailing, camping, music, English literature, history and politics.

Dr. James Rutka (Chair, Department of Surgery).  Dean Trevor Young announced the establishment of The James and Mari Rutka Surgeon Scientist Training Fund in conjunction with the SickKids Foundation and the University of Toronto.  This fund will support surgery trainees who wish to pursue graduate studies at the Master’s or PhD level.   Read more.

Dr. Andrew Dueck (Vascular Surgery) appointed as the Maggisano Chair in Vascular Surgery at Sunnybrook.  
Dr. Dueck is the head of the division of vascular surgery and co-director of the vascular laboratory at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  He is an associate scientist at the Sunnybrook Research Institute, and has has sat on the executive of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery.   Dr. Dueck’s main interest is in the percutaneous treatment of occlusive disease for critical limb ischemia.  He also has a strong interest in the endovascular and open repair of complex aortic pathology.  Dr. Dueck's research interests include novel approaches to cardiovascular imaging.  Congratulations Andrew!

UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Oct 26
2016 Scientific Forum of the ACS Dedicated to Ori Rotstein, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS @UofTSurgery @StMikesHospital 

UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 26 Toronto, Ontario
The James and Mari Rutka Surgeon Scientist Training Fund has been established @UofTSurgery. Read more .

UofT Vascular ‏@UofTVascular Oct 18
UofT Vascular Retweeted Vascular Cures
Well done Dr Rubin @PMunkCardiacCtr @UHN_News @UofTSurgery
UofT Vascular added,
Vascular Cures @VascularCures
We are so excited to have Dr. Barry Rubin, MD, PhD, FRCSC join our Scientific Advisory Board! …
U of T Neurosurgery ‏@UofTNeuroSurge Oct 12
Dr. Gelareh Zadeh has been appointed as the Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology @UHN_News . Congratulations to Dr. Zadeh! @ZadehLab

U of T Neurosurgery ‏@UofTNeuroSurge Oct 12
Dr. Michael Fehlings @DrFehlings was awarded the Royal College of Canada @Royal_College 2016 Mentor of the Year for Ontario!

James Jung ‏@MakeSurgerySafe Oct 18
Privileged to present our reseach work w @TGrantcharovMD at #ACSCC16 WW should be considered first when approaching asymptomatic PEH
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 17
Elisa Greco speaking about Surgical Education research at Townhall meeting at Sick Kids now.
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 17 Toronto, Ontario
Erin Kennedy speaking about the value of Clinical Epidemiology research in the surgeon scientist program now at Sick Kids!
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 17 Toronto, Ontario
Why do research during your surgical residency? What are the advantages? Find out now at UofT event at Sick Kids. Michael Fehlings speaking!
Maral Ouzounian ‏@OuzounianMD Oct 7
Intriguing title for this morning's Bigelow lecture by Dr. Joe Woo from @Stanford @UofTSurgery
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 7
Bigelow Lecture about to begin at HSC. Dr. Joseph Woo Visiting Professor
UofT Dept of Surgery ‏@UofTSurgery Oct 6
Kergin Lecture, tomorrow - Fri, Oct 7 @7:30 am, HSC, Hollywood Theatre. Visiting Profesor, Dr. Joseph Woo.

Sunnybrook Hospital ‏@Sunnybrook Oct 4
In its 40th year, Canada's largest trauma centre continues to innovate:  @UofTSurgery @UofTTrauma @injurydr

Abdullahi A, Stanojcic M, Parousis A, Patsouris D, Jeschke MG.  Modeling Acute ER Stress in vivo and in vitro.  Shock. 2016 Oct 17.

Acuna SA, Elmi M, Shah PS, Coburn NG, Quereshy FA.  Preoperative localization of colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Surg Endosc. 2016 Oct 3.

Agnihotri S, Jalali S, Wilson MR, Danesh A, Li M, Klironomos G, Krieger JR, Mansouri A, Khan O, Mamatjan Y, Landon-Brace N, Tung T, Dowar M, Li T, Bruce JP, Burrell KE, Tonge PD, Alamsahebpour A, Krischek B, Agarwalla PK, Bi WL, Dunn IF, Beroukhim R, Fehlings MG, Bril V, Pagnotta SM, Iavarone A, Pugh TJ, Aldape KD, Zadeh G.  The genomic landscape of schwannoma.  Nat Genet. 2016 Oct 10.

Aldakkan A, Mansouri A, Jaja BN, Alotaibi NM, Macdonald RL; SAHIT collaborators.  Predictors of Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Patients with Asymptomatic Angiographic Vasospasm on Admission.  World Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 4.

Alfaqih MA, Allott EH, Hamilton RJ, Freeman MR, Freedland SJ.  The current evidence on statin use and prostate cancer prevention: are we there yet?  Nat Rev Urol. 2016 Oct 25.

Bagai A, Bhatt DL, Verma S, Mehta SR.  Response by Bagai et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Individualizing Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome or Percutaneous Coronary Intervention".  Circulation. 2016 Oct 11;134(15):e334-e335.

Beaton DE, Vidmar M, Pitzul KB, Sujic R, Rotondi NK, Bogoch ER, Sale JE, Jain R, Weldon J.  Addition of a fracture risk assessment to a coordinator's role improved treatment rates within 6 months of screening in a fragility fracture screening program.  Osteoporos Int. 2016 Oct 21.

Beaulieu-Boire I, Aquino CC, Fasano A, Poon YY, Fallis M, Lang AE, Hodaie M, Kalia SK, Lozano A, Moro E.  Deep Brain Stimulation in Rare Inherited Dystonias.  Brain Stimul. 2016 Oct 4.

Berger-Richardson D, Chesney TR, Englesakis M, Govindarajan A, Cleary SP, Swallow CJ.  Trends in port-site metastasis after laparoscopic resection of incidental gallbladder cancer: A systematic review.  Surgery. 2016 Oct 13.

Bieniek JM, Kashanian JA, Deibert CM, Grober ED, Lo KC, Brannigan RE, Sandlow JI, Jarvi KA.  Influence of increasing body mass index on semen and reproductive hormonal parameters in a multi-institutional cohort of subfertile men.  Fertil Steril. 2016 Oct;106(5):1070-1075.

Catania VD, Lauriti G, Pierro A, Zani A.  Open versus laparoscopic approach for intestinal malrotation in infants and children: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Oct 5.

Catapano J, Demsey DR, Ho ES, Zuker RM, Borschel GH.  Cross-Face Nerve Grafting with Infraorbital Nerve Pathway Protection: Anatomic and Histomorphometric Feasibility Study.  Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Sep 23;4(9):e1037.

Chandauka T, Leusink A, Hsiao M, Kahn D, Azzie G.  The International Association of Student Surgical Societies: creation and dissemination.  Can J Surg. 2016 Oct 1;59(6):816.

Coccolini F, Catena F, Moore EE, Ivatury R, Biffl W, Peitzman A, Coimbra R, Rizoli S, Kluger Y, Abu-Zidan FM, Ceresoli M, Montori G, Sartelli M, Weber D, Fraga G, Naidoo N, Moore FA, Zanini N, Ansaloni L.  WSES classification and guidelines for liver trauma.  World J Emerg Surg. 2016 Oct 10;11:50.

Connor AA, Denroche RE, Jang GH, Timms L, Kalimuthu SN, Selander I, McPherson T, Wilson GW, Chan-Seng-Yue MA, Borozan I, Ferretti V, Grant RC, Lungu IM, Costello E, Greenhalf W, Palmer D, Ghaneh P, Neoptolemos JP, Buchler M, Petersen G, Thayer S, Hollingsworth MA, Sherker A, Durocher D, Dhani N, Hedley D, Serra S, Pollett A, Roehrl MH, Bavi P, Bartlett JM, Cleary S, Wilson JM, Alexandrov LB, Moore M, Wouters BG, McPherson JD, Notta F, Stein LD, Gallinger S.  Association of Distinct Mutational Signatures With Correlates of Increased Immune Activity in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma.  JAMA Oncol. 2016 Oct 20.

Cusimano MD, Pshonyak I, Lee MY, Ilie G.  A systematic review of 30-day readmission after cranial neurosurgery.  J Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 21:1-11.

Da Silva M, Cleghorn MC, Elnahas A, Jackson TD, Okrainec A, Quereshy FA.  Postoperative day one neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of 30-day outcomes in bariatric surgery patients.  Surg Endosc. 2016 Oct 14.

Dragan MC, Leonard TK, Lozano AM, McAndrews MP, Ng K, Ryan JD, Tang-Wai DF, Wynn JS, Hoffman KL. Pupillary responses and memory-guided visual search reveal age-related and Alzheimer's-related memory decline. Behav Brain Res. 2016 Sep 9. 

Elliott CA, Ramaswamy V, Jacob FD, Sankar T, Mehta V.  Early diffusion restriction of white matter in infants with small subdural hematomas is associated with delayed atrophy.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Oct 20.

Fehlings MG, Santaguida C, Tetreault L, Arnold P, Barbagallo G, Defino H, Kale S, Zhou Q, Yoon TS, Kopjar B. Laminectomy and fusion versus laminoplasty for the treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy: results from the AOSpine North America and International prospective multicenter studies. Spine J. 2016 Sep 3.

Finnerty CC, Jeschke MG, Branski LK, Barret JP, Dziewulski P, Herndon DN.  Hypertrophic scarring: the greatest unmet challenge after burn injury.  Lancet. 2016 Oct 1;388(10052):1427-1436.

Guha D, Jakubovic R, Gupta S, Alotaibi NM, Cadotte D, da Costa LB, George R, Heyn C, Howard P, Kapadia A, Klostranec JM, Phan N, Tan G, Mainprize TG, Yee A, Yang VX.  Spinal intra-operative three-dimensional navigation: correlation between clinical and absolute engineering accuracy.  Spine J. 2016 Oct 21.

Hamani C, Aziz T, Bloem BR, Brown P, Chabardes S, Coyne T, Foote K, Garcia-Rill E, Hirsch EC, Lozano AM, Mazzone PA, Okun MS, Hutchison W, Silburn P, Zrinzo L, Alam M, Goetz L, Pereira E, Rughani A, Thevathasan W, Moro E, Krauss JK.  Pedunculopontine Nucleus Region Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: Surgical Anatomy and Terminology.  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 11;94(5):298-306.

Hamani C, Lozano AM, Mazzone PA, Moro E, Hutchison W, Silburn PA, Zrinzo L, Alam M, Goetz L, Pereira E, Rughani A, Thevathasan W, Aziz T, Bloem BR, Brown P, Chabardes S, Coyne T, Foote K, Garcia-Rill E, Hirsch EC, Okun MS, Krauss JK.  Pedunculopontine Nucleus Region Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease: Surgical Techniques, Side Effects, and Postoperative Imaging.  Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016 Oct 12;94(5):307-319.

Jalali S, Monsalves E, Tateno T, Zadeh G. Role of mTOR Inhibitors in Growth Hormone-Producing Pituitary Adenomas Harboring Different FGFR4 Genotypes. Endocrinology. 2016 Sep;157(9):3577-87. 

Jeschke MG.  Unusual Relationship: Do Organs Talk to Each Other?  Crit Care Med. 2016 Oct;44(10):1950-1.

Jin CS, Wada H, Anayama T, McVeigh PZ, Hu HP, Hirohashi K, Nakajima T, Kato T, Keshavjee S, Hwang D, Wilson BC, Zheng G, Yasufuku K.  An Integrated Nanotechnology-Enabled Transbronchial Image-Guided Intervention Strategy for Peripheral Lung Cancer.  Cancer Res. 2016 Oct 1;76(19):5870-5880.

Karanicolas PJ, Lin Y, Tarshis J, Law CH, Coburn NG, Hallet J, Nascimento B, Pawliszyn J, McCluskey SA.  Major liver resection, systemic fibrinolytic activity, and the impact of tranexamic acid.  HPB (Oxford). 2016 Oct 17.

Karkouti K, Callum J, Wijeysundera DN, Rao V, Crowther M, Grocott HP, Pinto R, Scales DC; TACS Investigators.  Point-of-Care Hemostatic Testing in Cardiac Surgery: A Stepped-Wedge Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial.  Circulation. 2016 Oct 18;134(16):1152-1162.

Kuuskeri M, O'Neill AC, Hofer SO.  Unfavorable Results After Free Tissue Transfer to Head and Neck: Lessons Based on Experience from the University of Toronto.  Clin Plast Surg. 2016 Oct;43(4):639-51.

Laufer I, Zuckerman SL, Bird JE, Bilsky MH, Lazáry Á, Quraishi NA, Fehlings MG, Sciubba DM, Shin JH, Mesfin A, Sahgal A, Fisher CG.  Predicting Neurologic Recovery after Surgery in Patients with Deficits Secondary to MESCC: Systematic Review.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S224-S230.

Liang KE, Bernstein I, Kato Y, Kawase T, Hodaie M. Enhancing Neurosurgical Education in Low- and Middle-income Countries: Current Methods and New Advances.  Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2016 Sep 8.

Lopes RI, Ming J, Koyle MA, Grant R, Fonseca A, Lorenzo AJ.  "Zero-Ischemia" Laparoscopic-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy for the Management of Selected Children with Wilms' Tumors Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy.  Urology. 2016 Oct 6.

Lysenko M, Law P, Jarvis J, Wright JG.  Improving education and coping of scoliosis patients undergoing surgery, and their families, using e-health.  J Child Orthop. 2016 Oct 6.

Nouri A, Tetreault L, Dalzell K, Zamorano JJ, Fehlings MG. The Relationship Between Preoperative Clinical Presentation and Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features in Patients With Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy. Neurosurgery. 2016 Sep 5.

O'Neill AC, Bagher S, Barandun M, Hofer SO, Zhong T.  Can the American College of Surgeons NSQIP surgical risk calculator identify patients at risk of complications following microsurgical breast reconstruction?  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Oct;69(10):1356-62.

O'Neill AC, Haykal S, Bagher S, Zhong T, Hofer S.  Predictors and consequences of intraoperative microvascular problems in autologous breast reconstruction.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2016 Oct;69(10):1349-55.

Ordon M, Welk B, Li Q, Wang J, Lavigne E, Yagouti A, Copes R, Cakmak S, Chen H.  Ambient Temperature and the Risk of Renal Colic: A Population-Based Study of the Impact of Demographics and Comorbidity.  J Endourol. 2016 Oct;30(10):1138-1143.

Ouzounian M, Rao V, Manlhiot C, Abraham N, David C, Feindel CM, David TE.  Valve-Sparing Root Replacement Compared With Composite Valve Graft Procedures in Patients With Aortic Root Dilation.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2016 Oct 25;68(17):1838-1847.

Price KD, Sin VW, Mougenot C, Pichardo S, Looi T, Waspe AC, Drake JM. Design and validation of an MR-conditional robot for transcranial focused ultrasound surgery in infants. Med Phys. 2016 Sep;43(9):4983. 

Quraishi NA, Boriani S, Sabou S, Varga PP, Luzzati A, Gokaslan ZL, G Fehlings M, Fisher CG, Dekutoski MB, Rhines LD, Reynolds JJ, Germscheid NM, Bettegowda C, Williams RP.  A multicentre cohort study of spinal osteoid osteomas: results of surgical treatment and analysis of local recurrence.  Spine J. 2016 Oct 17.

Rickard M, Lorenzo AJ, Braga LH.  Renal Parenchyma to Hydronephrosis Area Ratio (PHAR) as a Predictor of Future Surgical Intervention for Infants with High-Grade Prenatal Hydronephrosis.  Urology. 2016 Oct 3.

Robinson TJ, Roberts SL, Burnham RS, Loh E, Agur AM.  Sacro-Iliac Joint Sensory Block and Radiofrequency Ablation: Assessment of Bony Landmarks Relevant for Image-Guided Procedures.  Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:1432074.

Sapisochin G, Facciuto M, Rubbia-Brandt L, Marti J, Mehta N, Yao FY, Vibert E, Cherqui D, Grant DR, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Dale CH, Cucchetti A, Pinna A, Hwang S, Lee SG, Agopian VG, Busuttil RW, Rizvi S, Heimbach JK, Montenovo M, Reyes J, Cesaretti M, Soubrane O, Reichman T, Seal J, Kim PT, Klintmalm G, Sposito C, Mazzaferro V, Dutkowski P, Clavien PA, Toso C, Majno P, Kneteman N, Saunders C, Bruix J; iCCA International Consortium.  Liver transplantation for "very early" intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: International retrospective study supporting a prospective assessment.  Hepatology. 2016 Oct;64(4):1178-88.

Simon TD, Kronman MP, Whitlock KB, Gove N, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD Jr, Luerssen TG, Oakes J, Riva-Cambrin J, Rozzelle C, Shannon C, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Mayer-Hamblett N; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (HCRN).  Variability in Management of First Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Infection: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Observational Cohort Study.  J Pediatr. 2016 Sep 27.

Singh KK, Matkar PN, Muhammad S, Quan A, Gupta V, Teoh H, Al-Omran M, Verma S.  Investigation of novel LPS-induced differentially expressed long non-coding RNAs in endothelial cells.  Mol Cell Biochem. 2016 Oct;421(1-2):157-68.

Slump J, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS, Griffin A, Hoekstra HJ, Bagher S, Zhong T, Hofer SO, O'Neill AC.  Can the ACS-NSQIP surgical risk calculator predict post-operative complications in patients undergoing flap reconstruction following soft tissue sarcoma resection?  J Surg Oncol. 2016 Oct;114(5):570-575.

Suryo Rahmanto A, Savov V, Brunner A, Bolin S, Weishaupt H, Malyukova A, Rosén G, Čančer M, Hutter S, Sundström A, Kawauchi D, Jones DT, Spruck C, Taylor  MD, Cho YJ, Pfister SM, Kool M, Korshunov A, Swartling FJ, Sangfelt O. FBW7 suppression leads to SOX9 stabilization and increased malignancy in medulloblastoma. EMBO J. 2016 Sep 13.

Tsao MS, Wu L, Allo G, John T, Li M, Tagawa T, Opitz I, Anraku M, Yun Z, Pintilie M, Liu G, Pitcher B, Feld R, Johnston MR, de Perrot M.  Patient-derived xenograft establishment from human malignant pleural mesothelioma.  Clin Cancer Res. 2016 Sep 28.

Turel MK, Bernstein M. Is outpatient brain tumor surgery feasible in India?  Neurol India. 2016 Sep-Oct;64(5):886-95. 
Turel MK, Chin CJ, Vescan AD, Gentili F. Vascularized Nasoseptal Flap for Medial Orbital Wall Reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Sep;27(6):1532-4. 
Ulndreaj A, Chio JC, Ahuja CS, Fehlings MG. Modulating the immune response in spinal cord injury. Expert Rev Neurother. 2016 Oct;16(10):1127-9. 

Ujiie H, Kato T, Hu HP, Hasan S, Patel P, Wada H, Lee D, Fujino K, Hwang DM, Cypel M, de Perrot M, Pierre A, Darling G, Waddell TK, Keshavjee S, Yasufuku K.  Evaluation of a New Ultrasound Thoracoscope for Localization of Lung Nodules in Ex Vivo Human Lungs.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 17.

Ulndreaj A, Tzekou A, Mothe AJ, Siddiqui A, Dragas R, Tator C, Torlakovic E, Fehlings M.  Characterization of the antibody response after cervical spinal cord injury.  J Neurotrauma. 2016 Oct 24.

Verma S, Garg A, Yan AT, Gupta AK, Al-Omran M, Sabongui A, Teoh H, Mazer CD, Connelly KA.  Effect of Empagliflozin on Left Ventricular Mass and Diastolic Function in Individuals With Diabetes: An Important Clue to the EMPA-REG OUTCOME Trial?  Diabetes Care. 2016 Sep 27.

Verlaan JJ, Choi D, Versteeg A, Albert T, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Chung CK, Coppes MH, Crockard HA, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Kim ES, Lee CS, Leung Y, Liu Z, Martin-Benlloch A, Massicotte EM,  Mazel C, Meyer B, Peul W, Quraishi NA, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Ulbricht C, Wang M, Oner FC. Characteristics of Patients Who Survived < 3 Months or > 2 Years After Surgery for Spinal Metastases: Can We Avoid Inappropriate Patient Selection? J Clin Oncol. 2016 Sep 1;34(25):3054-61. 

Wen J, Lee J, Malhotra A, Nahta R, Arnold AR, Buss MC, Brown BD, Maier C, Kenney AM, Remke M, Ramaswamy V, Taylor MD, Castellino RC.  WIP1 modulates responsiveness to Sonic Hedgehog signaling in neuronal precursor cells and medulloblastoma.  Oncogene. 2016 Oct 20;35(42):5552-5564.

Yanagawa B, Pettersson GB, Habib G, Ruel M, Saposnik G, Latter DA, Verma S.  Surgical Management of Infective Endocarditis Complicated by Embolic Stroke: Practical Recommendations for Clinicians.  Circulation. 2016 Oct 25;134(17):1280-1292.

Yang GK, Cao S, Kayssi A, Dueck AD, Alavi A.  Critical Evaluation of Delayed Healing of Venous Leg Ulcers: A Retrospective Analysis in Canadian Patients.  Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Oct;17(5):539-544.

Zhong J, Chen DQ, Walker M, Waspe A, Looi T, Piorkowska K, Drake JM, Hodaie M.  An In vivo Multi-Modal Structural Template for Neonatal Piglets Using High Angular Resolution and Population-Based Whole-Brain Tractography.  Front Neuroanat. 2016 Sep 27;10:92.

Zhong T, Hu J, Bagher S, Vo A, OʼNeill AC, Butler K, Novak CB, Hofer SO, Metcalfe KA.  A Comparison of Psychological Response, Body Image, Sexuality, and Quality of Life between Immediate and Delayed Autologous Tissue Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct;138(4):772-80.

Zittan E, Ma GW, Wong-Chong N, Milgrom R, McLeod RS, Silverberg M, Cohen Z.  Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: a Canadian institution's experience.  Int J Colorectal Dis. 2016 Oct 4.

Zweckberger K, Ahuja CS, Liu Y, Wang J, Fehlings MG. Self-assembling peptides optimize the post-traumatic milieu and synergistically enhance the effects of neural stem cell therapy after cervical spinal cord injury. Acta Biomater. 2016 Sep 15;42:77-89.
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