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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
As another academic year in the Department of Surgery draws to a close, I thought I would use this opportunity to review some of the many achievements and accomplishments of our faculty.  Robin McLeod and colleagues received an ARTIC grant from the Council of Academic Hospital of Ontario (CAHO) to implement the Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) guidelines.  Charles Tator was the recipient of the Gallie Award Lectureship at the Canadian Surgery Forum in Calgary, September 14th, 2012.  On October 26th, Paul Greig (General Surgery) organized a highly successful reunion of hepatobiliary and transplant alumni who trained under Dr. Bernard Langer.  As Director of the Surgical Skills Centre (SSC) at Mt Sinai Hospital,  Oleg Safir (Orthopaedics) led the SSC to full accreditation by the American College of Surgeons for another 3 year term.  Special thanks are also given to Lisa Satterthwaite in this review.  As Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Negotiations Committee, Wayne Tanner (Vascular Surgery) helped to formulate a much needed, new agreement between Ontario physicians and the Ministry of Health.  Michael Taylor (Neurosurgery) and colleagues described the subgroup-specific variation across 1,000 medulloblastoma genomes (Nature 488: 49, 2012).  Andres Lozano (Neurosurgery) and colleagues reported on the novel use of MR-guided focused ultrasound to create lesions successfully in the thalamus of patients with essential tremor (Lancet Neurology 12: 462, 2013).  Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery) received the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Gold Medal Award in Surgery.  Dimitri Anastakis (PRS) served as the President of the Association of Surgical Education.  Ron Levine (PRS) was the recipient of the 2013 Mickle Award from the PGME Office.  Carol Anne Moulton (General Surgery) received the 2013 PAIRO Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.  Michael Fehlings (Neurosurgery) received the 2012 Jonas Salk Award for scientific achievements given by the March of Dimes Canada.  At the 39th Annual Gallie Day, the George-Armstrong Peters Prize was awarded to Marc Jeschke (PRS), and the Lister Award was given to Avery Nathens.  Robin McLeod (General Surgery) was elected to the position of President of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and held an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) working group meeing at which the Honorable Deb Matthews gave opening remarks.  Mark Bernstein (Neurosurgery) received the 2013 American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ Humanitarian Award in New Orleans.  Finally, I should like to thank Ron Levine, Director of Postgraduate Medical Education, and David Latter, Vice Chair Education, for leading us through the successful accreditation of all of our programs in the Department of Surgery this May 2013.  These and many other contributions continue to make me exceedingly proud of the Department of Surgery.  I should like to thank all of you for your continued support.  Please allow me to extend my best wishes to all for a happy and enjoyable summer.
 
The following faculty underwent successful Continuing Appointment Reviews (CARs):  Jeremy Hall (Orthopaedics); Gregory Borschel (PRS);  Marcus Selzner (General Surgery); Lucas Murnaghan (Orthopaedics); Todd Mainprize (Neurosurgery); Graham Roche-Nagle (Vascular Surgery); Simon Kitto (Scientist);  Tom Willett (Orthopaedics); Diane Nam (Orthopaedics).
 
New recruits to the Department of Surgery include:  Shady Ashamalla (General Surgery); Karen Devon (General Surgery); Robert Hamilton (Urology); Paul Kongkham (Neurosurgery); Jason Lee (Urology); Steven McCabe (PRS); Fayez Quershy (General Surgery); Mohammed Shamji (Neurosurgery); Mark Wheatcroft (Vascular Surgery); Sandra de Montbrun (General Surgery); Jensen Tan (General Surgery); Jaskarndip Chahal (Orthopaedics); Edward Hickey (Cardiac Surgery); Ivan Radovanovic (Neurosurgery); Anne O’Neill (PRS); Bartholomeu Nascimento (General Surgery); Victor Yang (Neurosurgery).  
 
New appointments:  Christopher Compeau, Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Health Centre; Agostina Pierro, Head, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children; Avery Nathens, Surgeon-in-Chief, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Andrew Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive; Calvin Law, Interim Chief, Odette Cancer Centre Interim Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario; Todd Mainprize, Interim Division Head of Neurosurgery.
 
As many of you know, the Department of Surgery moved from the Banting Institute to the 5th floor of the Stewart Building, 149 College Street West, where new and efficient office space has been provided by Dean Catharine Whiteside.  Please come by to visit us, anytime!   I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you the best over the summer months ahead.  I look forward to seeing you in September at the start of a new academic year.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC
RS McLaughlin Chair

UPCOMING EVENTS

Prep Camp for PGY1 Residents
July 2-12, 2013
A reminder that all PGY1 Residents must be free during the days to attend the Prep Camp this year.
 
2013 American College of Surgeons,  Surgeons as Educators Course, September 7 – 13, 2013
This six-day intensive course is designed to provide surgeons with the knowledge and skills to enhance their abilities as teachers and administrators of surgical education programs. 
For those interested, please contact Ms. Krashina Hudson at (312) 202-5335 or khudson@facs.org.
 
Update in Minimally Invasive Surgery
November 22-23, 2013
The program is now on line at: http://www.cepd.utoronto.ca/minimallyinvasive/

 

RECENT EVENTS 

38th Annual William S. Keith Professorship in Neurosurgery 

The William S. Keith Professorship in Neurosurgery was held on June 6, 2013.   This year's guest lecturer was Dr. Duke Samson from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  
 
Endoscopic Neurosurgery Skull Base Course
The first endoscopic endonasal course for neurosurgery and ENT residents was held on Friday, June 7th at the Surgical Skills Centre.  This course was well received and it is hoped to be given on an annual basis.  Special thanks are given to Gelareh Zadeh who organized the course.
 
Vascular Surgery Research Day

The Division of Vascular Surgery hosted its annual Research Day on Friday, June 21, 2013 in the Debates Room at Hart House. Highlights included the “K. Wayne Johnston Lecture in Vascular Surgery”. This year’s Lecturers were Dr. Lewis Schwartz from The University of Chicago Medical Center, and Dr. Bradley Strauss from the Sunnybrook Research Institute.

 
SpineFEST was held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at The Old Mill Inn.  This year’s Visiting Professor was Dr. Alexander Vaccaro who spoke on “Medical Errors, Root Cause Analysis”.  


RECENT EVENTS

Trauma Rounds

Dr. Russell L. Gruen gave this year’s lecture at Trauma Rounds at St. Michael’s Hospital on Friday, June 7, 2013.  The title of his talk was “Surgery, Bleeding and the Coagulopathic Patient”. (Photo from left to right: A Nathens, RL Gruen, S Rizoli)
 

The 36th Annual Assembly of General Surgeons took place on May 30th, 2013 at the Metropolitan Hotel.   The E. Bruce Tovee Lecturer was Dr. Peter Angelos from the University of Chicago.  His lecture was entitled “Surgical Ethics and the Future of Surgical Practice” which was well received by all attendees. Special thanks to Andy Smith and Linda Last for organizing a most successful Annual Assmbly.  
 
First Annual Sunnybrook Burn Symposium

The First Annual Burn Day Symposium was held on June 4, 2013 at the Vaughan Estates and was a great success.  The Walter J. Peters MD Honorary Lecturer was Dr. Richard Gamelli, Senior Vice Present and Provost of Health Sciences at Loyola University of Chicago.  Over 200 attendees took part in the Symposium.  Special thanks to Marc Jeschke for organizing this year’s Burn Symposium.  

Department of Surgery Book Club

The Inaugural Meeting of the Department of Surgery Book Club was held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the home of Mari and Jim Rutka.   There was a spirited discussion of Jason Karlawish’s book “Open Wound:  The tragic obsession of Dr. William Beaumont”.  Special thanks to Karen Devon for organizing the first book club meeting.  The next book club event will be held in January 2014.  Further details will be forthcoming in the near future. 

10th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament
 
Thirteen faculty and residents from the Division of Neurosurgery attended the annual softball tournament held in Central Park, New York City on Saturday, June 1, 2013 to benefit the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. While the team beat Yale University in early play, it lost to Mayo Clinic and the University of Miami to be eliminated from playoff contention.  
NEWSWORTHY ITEMS
 
Worth Repeating
University of Toronto Represented at the 2013 Association of Surgical Education Meeting, Florida
Excellence in Innovation in Surgical Education Award.  Toronto Orthopaedic Boot Camp – Drs. Sonnadara, Safir, Lisa Satterthwaite, Nousiainen, Alman, Ferguson, Kraemer, Reznick
 
At the 39th Annual Gallie Day Event, Dr John Niederhuber served as the Gordon Murray Lecturer. 

In the News 
Head, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Agostino Pierro has been appointed as Head, Division of General and Thoracic Surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children effective April 1, 2013 following Dr. Jack Langer who has recently stepped down after completing two terms.  Dr. Pierro comes to Toronto from Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Institute of Child Health in London, UK, where he was the Head of the Surgery Unit.  He is the recipient of numerous research awards, and has 270 peer reviewed journal articles listed and 28 books and book chapters published. 
 


SEAD Program
Twenty first-year medical students from the University of Toronto took part in this year’s Surgical Exploration and Discovery (SEAD) Program held the week of June 17, 2013 at the Surgical Skills Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital.
Launched in 2012, the two-week summer program gives the students time doing simulated surgical procedures. The program is aimed at exposing students to specialties in surgery that best suits their personalities.  The following link is an article that appeared in The Star on Friday, June 21, 2013 on the SEAD program.
Read more.
 
Newly Elected Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS)
Drs. Avery Nathens and John Marshall have recently been elected as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  Fellows are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences. 
 
Dr. Andy Smith named Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Andy Smith has been named as Sunnybrook’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive.  He will start his new role on July 1, 2013, taking over from Dr. Keith Rose who will be retiring this summer.
 
Interim Appointments
Dr. Calvin Law has been appointed as the Interim Chief of the Odette Cancer Centre and Interim Regional Vice President for CCO
 
Dr. Todd Mainprize has been appointed as Interim Division Head of Neurosurgery at SHSC.
 
Promotion
Dr. Abdollah Behzadi (Thoracic Surgery) from Credit Valley Hospital has been promoted from Lecturer to Assistant Professor.
 

HONOURS AND AWARDS
 
Anand Govindarajan (General Surgery) received a Dean’s Fund New Staff Grant Competition Award
 
Ralph George (General Surgery) received the "Master Teacher Award" at the Physician Education Achievement Awards.  
 
Marcus Burnstein (General Surgery) received the Donald Currie Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award at St. Michael’s Hospital.
 
David Latter (Cardiac Surgery) received the William Horsey Excellence in Post Graduate Education Award at St. Michael’s Hospital.
 
Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery) received the Jameel Ali Excellence in Continuing Medical Education Award at St. Michael’s Hospital.
 
Nancy Baxter (General Surgery) received the Eugenie Stuart Excellence in Teaching Award from The Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. 
 
Carol Swallow (General Surgery) received a Dean’s Fund New Staff Grant Competition Award. 
 
Ralph George (General Surgery) was presented with the Nicholas Colapinto Teaching Award at The 36th Annual Assembly of General Surgeons.
 
Homer Tien received the Robert Mustard Mentorship Award at The 36th Annual Assembly of General Surgeons.
 
Mike Wiley (Anatomy) won the Pre-Clinical Dr. Hollington Teaching Award.
 
George Christakis won The Silver Shovel – Dean A.L. Chute Award. 
 
Behzad Taromi won a Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Problem Based Learning from the Mississauga Academy. 

Michael Fehlings has received the Farfan Award from the North American Spine Society (NASS).  This award is considered the top spine-related research award internationally.  Dr. Fehlings received the Leon Wiltse clinical research award a few years ago from NASS and is the only scientist to have received both the Wiltse and Farfan Awards. 

 
HIGH IMPACT PAPERS HOT OFF THE PRESS
 
Abolghasemian M, Samiezadeh S, Jafari D, Bougherara H, Gross AE, Ghazavi MT.  Displacement of the Hip Center of Rotation After Arthroplasty of Crowe III and IV Dysplasia: A Radiological and Biomechanical Study. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jun;28(6):1031-1035.
 
Abolghasemian M, Sternheim A, Shakib A, Safir OA, Backstein D.
Is arthroplasty immediately after an infected case a risk factor for infection?  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul;471(7):2253-2258.
 
Al Edwan G, Fleshner N.  5-alpha reductase inhibitors in patients on active surveillance: do the benefits outweigh the risk?  Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Jun;14(3):223-226.
 
Al-Omair A, Smith R, Kiehl TR, Lao L, Yu E, Massicotte EM, Keith J, Fehlings MG, Sahgal A. Radiation-induced vertebral compression fracture following spine stereotactic radiosurgery: clinicopathological correlation.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 May;18(5):430-435.
 
Arad E, Stephens D, Curtis CG, Clarke HM.  Botulinum toxin for the treatment of motor imbalance in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jun;131(6):1307-1315.
 
Bustos ML, Mura M, Marcus P, Hwang D, Ludkovski O, Wong AP, Waddell TK.  Bone marrow cells expressing clara cell secretory protein increase epithelial repair after ablation of pulmonary clara cells.  Mol Ther. 2013 Jun;21(6):1251-1258.
 
Bonrath EM, Zevin B, Dedy NJ, Grantcharov TP.  Error rating tool to identify and analyse technical errors and events in laparoscopic surgery.  Br J Surg. 2013 Jul;100(8):1080-1088.
 
Cadotte DW, Blankstein M, Bekele A, Dessalegn S, Pain C, Derbew M, Bernstein M, Howard A.  Establishing a surgical partnership between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Toronto, Canada.  Can J Surg. 2013 Jun;56(3):E19-23.  
 
Cadotte DW, Mikulis D, Fehlings MG. Imaging evaluation of the injured spinal column and spinal cord. In: Critical Care in Spinal Cord Injury (Fehlings MG, ed). Future Medicine Ltd, London, UK 2013:47-60. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/ebo.12.129.
 
Caicco MJ, Zahir T, Mothe AJ, Ballios BG, Kihm AJ, Tator CH, Shoichet MS.  Characterization of hyaluronan-methylcellulose hydrogels for cell delivery to the injured spinal cord.  J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 May;101(5):1472-1477.
 
Chapman J, Smith JS, Kopjar B, Vaccaro AR, Arnold P, Shaffrey CI, Fehlings MG.  The AOSpine North America Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Mortality Study: A Retrospective Review of Mortality Outcomes for Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of 322 Patients With Long-Term Follow-up.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Jun 1;38(13):1098-1104.
 
Cusimano MD, Di Ieva A, Lee J, Anderson J.  Canula-assisted endoscopy in bi-portal transphenoidal cranial base surgery: technical note.  Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 May;155(5):909-911.
 
D'A Honey RJ, Ordon M, Ghiculete D, Wiesenthal JD, Kodama R, Pace KT.  A prospective study examining the incidence of bacteriuria and urinary tract infection after shock wave lithotripsy with targeted antibiotic prophylaxis.  J Urol. 2013 Jun;189(6):2112-2117.
 
de Mestral C, Laupacis A, Rotstein OD, Hoch JS, HaasB, Gomez D, Zagorski B, Nathens AB.   Early cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis: A population-based analysis of variation in practice.  CMAJOpen 2013. 1:E62-E67
 
de Mestral C, Dueck A, Sharma S, Haas B, Gomez D, Hsiao M, Hill A, Nathens AB.  Evolution of the Incidence, Management and Mortality of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury in Canada: A Population-based Analysis. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013. 216(6):1110-1115. 
 
Ellis MJ, Armstrong D, Vachhrajani S, Kulkarni AV, Dirks PB, Drake JM, Smith ER, Scott RM, Orbach DB.  Angioarchitectural features associated with hemorrhagic presentation in pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations.  J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 May;5(3):191-195.
 
Elmaraghy A, Devereaux M.  The "bicipital aponeurosis flex test": evaluating the integrity of the bicipital aponeurosis and its implications for treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Jul;22(7):908-914.
 
Engels PT, Beckett AN, Rubenfeld GD, Kreder H, Finkelstein JA, da Costa L, Papia G, Rizoli SB, Tien HC.  Physical Rehabilitation of the Critically Ill Trauma Patient in the ICU.  Crit Care Med. 2013 Jul;41(7):1790-1801.
 
Fattah AY, Ravichandiran K, Zuker RM, Agur AM.  A three-dimensional study of the musculotendinous and neurovascular architecture of the gracilis muscle: Application to functional muscle transfer.  J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Jun 14. doi:pii: S1748-6815(13)00287-8. 10.1016/j.bjps.2013.05.012. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Finnerty CC, Jeschke MG, Qian WJ, Kaushal A, Xiao W, Liu T, Gritsenko MA, Moore RJ, Camp DG 2nd, Moldawer LL, Elson C, Schoenfeld D, Gamelli R, Gibran N, Klein M, Arnoldo B, Remick D, Smith RD, Davis R, Tompkins RG, Herndon DN; for the Investigators of the Inflammation and the Host Response Glue Grant.  Determination of Burn Patient Outcome by Large-Scale Quantitative Discovery Proteomics.  Crit Care Med. 2013 Jun;41(6):1421-1434.
 
Fontebasso AM, Schwartzentruber J, Khuong-Quang DA, Liu XY, Sturm D, Korshunov A, Jones DT, Witt H, Kool M, Albrecht S, Fleming A, Hadjadj D, Busche S, Lepage P, Montpetit A, Staffa A, Gerges N, Zakrzewska M, Zakrzewski K, Liberski PP, Hauser P, Garami M, Klekner A, Bognar L, Zadeh G, Faury D, Pfister SM, Jabado N, Majewski J.  Mutations in SETD2 and genes affecting histone H3K36 methylation target hemispheric high-grade gliomas.  Acta Neuropathol. 2013 May;125(5):659-669.
 
Forgione N, Fehlings MG. Novel insights into pathophysiology and emerging therapeutic opportunities. In: Critical Care in Spinal Cord Injury (Fehlings MG, ed). Future Medicine Ltd, London, UK 2013: pp 23-44. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/ebo.12.150.
 
Garavaglia M, Mak T, Cusimano MD, Rigamonti A, Crescini C, McCredy V, Romaschin A, Baker AJ, Hare GM.  Body Mass Index as a risk factor for increased serum Lactate during Craniotomy.  Minerva Anestesiol. 2013 May 23.
 
Haykal S, Zhou Y, Marcus P, Salna M, Machuca T, Hofer SO, Waddell TK.  The effect of decellularization of tracheal allografts on leukocyte infiltration and of recellularization on regulatory T cell recruitment.
Biomaterials. 2013 Jul;34(23):5821-5832.
 
Hazrati, LN , Tartaglia, MC,  Diamandis, P., Davis, K., Green, RE. Wennberg, R., Wong, JC, Ezerins, L., and Tator, CH.  Absence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in retired football players with multiple concussions and neurological symptomatology. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 7, Article 222, pp 1-9, 2013.
 
Heng M, Wright JG.  Dedicated operating room for emergency surgery improves access and efficiency.  Can J Surg. 2013 Jun;56(3):167-174.
 
Hermenegildo JA, Roberts SL, Kim SY.  Innervation pattern of the suprascapular nerve within supraspinatus: A three-dimensional computer modeling study.  Clin Anat. 2013 May 6. doi: 10.1002/ca.22250. [Epub ahead of print] 
 
Ibrahim GM, Rutka JT, Snead OC 3rd.  Network analysis reveals patterns of antiepileptic drug use in children with medically intractable epilepsy.  Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jul;28(1):22-25.
 
Kelley SP, Wedge JH.  Management of hip instability in trisomy 21.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug;33 Suppl 1:S33-8. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318281968e.
 
Klotz L.  Intermittent versus continuous androgen deprivation therapy in advanced prostate cancer.  Curr Urol Rep. 2013 Jun;14(3):159-167.
 
Klotz L.  Active Surveillance, Quality of Life, and Cancer-related Anxiety.  Eur Urol. 2013 Jul;64(1):37-39.
 
Kotani Y, Chetan D, Ono N, Mertens LL, Caldarone CA, Van Arsdell GS, Honjo O.  Late functional outcomes after repair of tetralogy of Fallot with atrioventricular septal defect: A double case-match control study.  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun;145(6):1477-1484.
 
Kron K, Trudel D, Pethe V, Briollais L, Fleshner N, van der Kwast T, Bapat B.  Altered DNA Methylation Landscapes of Polycomb-Repressed Loci Are Associated with Prostate Cancer Progression and ERG Oncogene Expression in Prostate Cancer.  Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Langer JC.  Hirschsprung disease.  Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Jun;25(3):368-374.
 
Lebel DE, Corston JA, McAdam LC, Biggar WD, Alman BA.
Glucocorticoid Treatment for the Prevention of Scoliosis in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Long-Term Follow-up.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jun 19;95(12):1057-1061.
 
Lee AM, Ohtani K, Macaulay C, McWilliams A, Shaipanich T, Yang VX, Lam S, Lane P.  In vivo lung microvasculature visualized in three dimensions using fiber-optic color Doppler optical coherence tomography.  J Biomed Opt. 2013 May 1;18(5):50501.
 
Lipsman N, Kaping D, Westendorff S, Sankar T, Lozano AM, Womelsdorf T.  Beta coherence within human ventromedial prefrontal cortex precedes affective value choices.  Neuroimage. 2013 Jun 1. doi:pii: S1053-8119(13)00607-1. 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.05.104. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Macdonald RL.  Does prevention of vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage improve clinical outcome? Yes.  Stroke. 2013 Jun;44(6 Suppl 1):S31-3.
 
Macdonald RL.  Editorial: Subarachnoid hemorrhage and outcome.
J Neurosurg. 2013 May 31. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
 
Mahmud MS, Cadotte DW, Vuong B, Sun C, Luk TW, Mariampillai A, Yang VX.  Review of speckle and phase variance optical coherence tomography to visualize microvascular networks. J Biomed Opt. 2013 May 1;18(5):50901.
 
McCormick C, Quraan M, Cohn M, Valiante TA, McAndrews MP.  Default mode network connectivity indicates episodic memory capacity in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.  Epilepsia. 2013 May;54(5):809-818.
 
McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Aubry M, Cantu B, Dvořák J, Echemendia R, Engebretsen L, Johnston K, Kutcher J, Raftery M, Sills A, Benson B, Davis G, Ellenbogen R, Guskiewicz K, Herring SA, Iverson G, Jordan B, Kissick J, McCrea M, McIntosh A, Maddocks D, Makdissi M, Purcell L, Putukian M, Schneider K, Tator C, Turner M.  Consensus statement on Concussion in Sport - The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012.  Phys Ther Sport. 2013 May;14(2):e1-e13.
 
McCrory P, Meeuwisse WH, Aubry M, Cantu B, Dvořák J, Echemendia RJ, Engebretsen L, Johnston K, Kutcher JS, Raftery M, Sills A, Benson BW, Davis GA, Ellenbogan R, Guskiewicz K, Herring SA, Iverson GL, Jordan BD, Kissick J, McCrea M, McIntosh AS, Maddocks D, Makdissi M, Purcell L, Putukian M, Schneider K, Tator CH, Turner M.  Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 4(th) International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012.  J Am Coll Surg. 2013 May;216(5):e55-71.
 
McCrory P, Meeuwisse W, Aubry M, Cantu B, Dvorak J, Echemendia R, Engebretsen L, Johnston K, Kutcher J, Raftery M, Sills A, Benson B, Davis G, Ellenbogen R, Guskiewicz K, Herring SA, Iverson G, Jordan B, Kissick J, McCrea M, McIntosh A, Maddocks D, Makdissi M, Purcell L, Putukian M, Schneider K, Tator C, Turner M.  Consensus statement on Concussion in Sport-The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, November 2012.  J Sci Med Sport. 2013 May;16(3):178-189.
 
McRae MC, Borschel GH.  Transfer of triceps motor branches of the radial nerve to the axillary nerve with or without other nerve transfers provides antigravity shoulder abduction in pediatric brachial plexus injury. Hand (N Y). 2012 Jun;7(2):186-190.
 
Mothe AJ, Tam RY, Zahir T, Tator CH, Shoichet MS.  Repair of the injured spinal cord by transplantation of neural stem cells in a hyaluronan-based hydrogel.  Biomaterials. 2013 May;34(15):3775-3783.
 
Nadler A, Cukier M, Rowsell C, Kamali S, Feinberg Y, Singh S, Law CH.  Ki-67 is a reliable pathological grading marker for neuroendocrine tumors.  Virchows Arch. 2013 May;462(5):501-505.
 
Nicholls F, Janic K, Filomeno P, Willett T, Grynpas M, Ferguson P.
Effects of radiation and surgery on healing of femoral fractures in a rat model.  J Orthop Res. 2013 Aug;31(8):1323-1331.
 
Noonan VK, Dvorak MF, Fehlings MG. Epidemiology of traumatic and nontraumatic spinal cord injury. In: Critical Care in Spinal Cord Injury (Fehlings MG, ed). Future Medicine Ltd, London, UK 2013: pp 7-20. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/pdf/10.2217/ebo.12.167.
 
Ruff CA, Faulkner SD, Fehlings MG.  The potential for stem cell therapies to have an impact on cerebral palsy: opportunities and limitations.  Dev Med Child Neurol. 2013 May 16.
 
Rutka JT.  Editorial: Leading transition while maintaining tradition.  J Neurosurg. 2013 Jun 4. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Sahgal A, Ironside SA, Perry J, Mainprize T, Keith JL, Laperriere N, Tsao M, Paszat L.  Factors Influencing Overall Survival Specific to Adult Low-grade Astrocytoma: A Population-based Study.  Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2013 May 17.
 
Satkunasivam R, Kulkarni GS, Zlotta AR, Kalnin R, Trachtenberg J, Fleshner NE, Hamilton RJ, Jewett MA, Finelli A.  Pathological, oncologic and functional outcomes of radical prostatectomy following active surveillance.  J Urol. 2013 Jul;190(1):91-96.
 
Singh N, Symons SP, Montanera W, Kaderali Z, Muller PJ, Munoz DG, Marotta TR.  Hemorrhagic epidermoid cyst in a patient with generalized tonic clonic seizure.  J Clin Neurosci. 2013 May;20(5):750-752.
 
Srejic LR, Valiante TA, Aarts MM, Hutchison WD.  High-frequency cortical activity associated with postischemic epileptiform discharges in an in vivo rat focal stroke model.  J Neurosurg. 2013 May;118(5):1098-1106.
 
Strickland M, Tremaine J, Brigley G, Law C.  Using a depth-sensing infrared camera system to access and manipulate medical imaging from within the sterile operating field.  Can J Surg. 2013 Jun;56(3):E1-6.
 
Stroman PW, Wheeler-Kingshott C, Bacon M, Schwab JM, Bosma R, Brooks J, Cadotte D, Carlstedt T, Ciccarelli O, Cohen-Adad J, Curt A, Evangelou N, Fehlings MG, Filippi M, Kelly B, Kollias S, Mackay A, Porro CA, Smith S, Strittmatter SM, Summers P, Tracey I.  The current state-of-the-art of spinal cord imaging: Methods. Neuroimage. 2013 May 14.
 
Turner RD, da Costa LB, terBrugge KG.  A multicenter registry of hydrocephalus following coil embolization of unruptured aneurysms: which patients are at risk and why it occurs.  J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 May;5(3):207-211.
 
Wing VC, Barr MS, Wass CE, Lipsman N, Lozano AM, Daskalakis ZJ, George TP. Brain stimulation methods to treat tobacco addiction.  Brain Stimul. 2013 May;6(3):221-230.
 
Wong LM, Trottier G, Toi A, Lawrentschuk N, Van der Kwast TH, Zlotta A, Kulkarni G, Hamilton R, Trachtenberg J, Evans A, Timilshina N, Fleshner NE, Finelli A.  Should Follow-up Biopsies for Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer Be Restricted to Limited Templates?
Urology. 2013 Jun 1. doi:pii: S0090-4295(13)00452-4. 10.1016/j.urology.2013.03.057. [Epub ahead of print]
 
Yip J, Macdonald KI, Lee J, Witterick IJ, Zadeh G, Gentili F, Vescan AD.  The inferior turbinate flap in skull base reconstruction.  J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan 31;42(1):6.
 
Yoon H, Radulovic M, Wu J, Blaber SI, Blaber M, Fehlings MG, Scarisbrick IA.  Kallikrein 6 signals through PAR1 and PAR2 to promote neuron injury and exacerbate glutamate neurotoxicity.  J Neurochem. 2013 May 7. 
 
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