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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

Inaugural Education Scholars Symposium
 
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.”
- William Butler Yeats
 
On Friday February 24th, the Inaugural Education Scholars Symposium showcased a variety of innovative efforts in scholarly research in education by our faculty members and residents. The morning began with a keynote presentation on Education, Innovation, and Quality Improvement by Teodor Grantcharov (St. Michael’s). He discussed the challenges of a “one-size-fits-all” simulation model, the lack of sufficient evidence in establishing assessment for selection tools, and the limited understanding of factors influencing performance. Markku Nousiainen (Sunnybrook) presented on A Cost-Analysis in Using Simulation for Teaching and Assessing Orthopedic Surgery Residents emphasizing our need to systematically document our simulation costs and outcomes going forward, as a lack of evidence of effectiveness could impede potential funding opportunities. Tulin Cil (UHN) spoke about Mental Practice in Technical Performance and its effectiveness in surgical performance, especially in complex cases. Najma Ahmed (St. Michael’s) presented on Resident Duty Hours and suggested that time-limited training negates technical skills competence because the trainee may not acquire sufficient hours of preparation. Nikki Woods (Wilson Center) discussed the Integration of Basic & Clinical Sciences and spoke to the importance of basic science training, as it leads to the formation of a mental network of clinical concepts that can later be readily applied to complex cases. Sandra de Montbrun (St. Michael’s) concluded with a presentation on Assessing Technical Competence for Certification, a firsthand look at her development of the COSATS. The implementation of this COSATS will be the first time that a North American surgical society has moved forward with a technical skills exam with the purpose of re-certification, which could have potential impact on patient care.
 
During his term as Chair of the Department of Surgery, Dr D.R Wilson began to recognize and reward excellence in education scholarship in the Department of Surgery. Greatly influenced by such efforts, Richard Reznick went on to champion the Competency by Design curriculum in Orthopedics. It was in this spirit that the Inaugural Richard Reznick Excellence Awards were given to Mitchell Goldenberg for his poster presentation, Surgical Technical Performance Impacts Patient Outcomes in Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy, and to Brandon Girardi for his podium presentation Surgical Boot Camp: The Transition from Medical Student to Surgical Resident.  I would also like to congratulate our other resident presenters Marissa Bonyun, Andras Fesco, Naif Alotaibi, and fellow presenter Aenone Harper for sharing their innovative work with us.
 
I was delighted we could shine a light on the outstanding education scholarship that is taking place in the Department of Surgery.  In my eyes, the first Education Scholars Symposium was a resounding success.  I should like to sincerely thank Markku Nousiainen and David Latter for organizing a spectacular display of Departmental achievements. 
 
Sincerely,  


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Department of Surgery University Rounds
 
Palmer Lecture
Friday, April 7, 2017, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Mount Sinai Hospital, 18th Floor Auditorium
Lecturer: Dmitry Oleynikov, MD, FACS
University of Nebraska College of Medcine, Department of Surgery
“The Future of Surgery is Robots!”
 
Gallie Day 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
MaRS
“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
 
Surgical Ethics Course
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto
“Surgical Ethics: Home and Away”
 
Balfour Lecture
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5-6 p.m.
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
2nd Fl, Event Room 2a/b, 686 Bay Street
Lecturer: Martin McKneally, MD, PhD
 
“Surgical Ethics Lessons from Surgeons and Their Patients”
 
Update in General Surgery
April 5-8, 2017
Hilton Toronto Downtown - 145 Richmond Street West
Visit http://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/generalsurgery/ to learn more.
 
Life in Surgery
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
U of T Faculty Club, Main Dining Room
41 Wilcocks Street
Medical Students & Surgeons Meet n’ Greet
Please RSVP by  April 2, 2017 to the Life in Surgery Committee at
lifeinsurgeryuoft@gmail.com
 
Special Lecture Presentation
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 4:30 – 6pm
The Banting Institute, 100 College Street, Room 131
“Impact of Colonization on the Health of Indigenous People in Canada”
Lecturer: Dr. Michael Dan with introduction by Lisa Richardson
 

 

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

U of T Vascular Surgery Research Day
May 26, 2017
University Club
6th Annual K. Wayne Johnston Lecturer
Dr. Marc Schermerhorn
Chair of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
 
Department of Surgery Book Club
Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
“Wit” by Margaret Edson
RSVP to s.neilson@utoronto.ca

RECENT EVENTS 
 
Department of Surgery Rounds
 
Harland Smith Lecture
Dr. Steven Mentzer was the Harland Smith Lecturer on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.  The title of his talk was “Empiricism in the Age of – omics: First (Anatomic) Principle in the Study of Tissue Repair”.  From left to right:  T. Waddell, S. Mentzer, C. Morshead, JT Rutka.     

                  
 
Strategic Plan Retreat: 2018-2023 was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at The University Club.  Invited speaker was Dr. Kate Drummond from the University of Melbourne, Australia speaking on “Women in Surgery: The Practice and the Perils”.  The keynote Speaker was Mr. Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams, Digital Animation Innovator speaking on “Jurassic Park: The First Digital Dinosaurs”.  From left to right: S. Williams, S. Keshavjee, K. Drummond     

 
Department of Surgery Hockey
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Varsity Arena
Score – TIED

NEWSWORTHY ITEMS

REMINDER TO WEB CV USERS
 
The Department of Surgery will deactivate WebCV on May 1, 2017.
Please download your CV and all other reports you may find useful (e.g. Annual Activity Report, Teaching and Education Report, Creative Professional Activities Report) into a Word document prior to May 1, 2017.   Once you have downloaded your materials, you will be able to make future updates to your CV and other reports. 

You can also extract your data into a series of Excel spreadsheets, which may be helpful if you are attempting to import your data into another system.

Detailed instructions for how to download your reports and extract your data from WebCV can be found at the following link: http://webcv.utoronto.ca/data.  

Questions regarding these processes can be directed to our help desk at medicine.webcv@utoronto.ca


Congratulations to Kathleen Armstrong, Peter Coyte, John Semple, Brett Beber, and Mitchell Brown for their recent publication in JAMA Surgery.  
Effect of Home Monitoring via Mobile App on the Number of In-Person Visits Following Ambulatory SurgeryA Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA Surg. Published online March 22, 2017.  doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0111
 


Mark Erwin (Orthopaedic Surgery) was recently featured in SpinalNews International
https://spinalnewsinternational.com/one-step-closer-to-halting-the-relentless-cascade-of-disc-degeneration/.
 
 




 
Robert Zeldin (Thoracic Surgeon) is running for a Council Member for the Canadian Medical Protective Association.  Information should be coming soon from the CMPA regarding voting. Please consider supporting Rob in his efforts to run for Council. 
 







Medical Mission to the Ukraine -
Oleh Antonyshyn (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) led another successful mission to Ukraine,  February 25, 2017.  Here he is shown with the team of individuals who joined him including Todd Mainprize (Neurosurgery).
https://www.newpathway.ca/new-goals-cuf-new-medical-mission/



New Appointments in the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
 
Timothy Leroux has been appointed as an Assistant Professor and Surgeon-Investigator in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toronto Western Hospital in the Department of Surgery beginning March 1, 2017.  Tim completed medical school and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Toronto.  During residency, he participated in the Surgeon Scientist Training Program, where he obtained a Masters in Education (MEd) through the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Following residency, he completed a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center with a focus on orthopaedic sports medicine and upper extremity reconstruction.  During his fellowship, he was a fellow team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, and assisted in the care of a number of amateur and professional athletes.  Following this, Tim completed a second fellowship in orthopaedic trauma and orthopaedic sports medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.
 
Tim’s main clinical focus is the management of injury and disorders of the shoulder and elbow.  Tim’s research focus has been clinical epidemiology and education; however, more recently, his interests have been understanding patterns of health care use among patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, and developing new models of health care delivery.


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

Mohammed Al-Omran is Head of Vascular Surgery and a Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital, and clinician investigator and Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and King Saud University.  He obtained his medical degree from King Saud University and completed his general and vascular surgery training at the University of Toronto. During his surgical training he completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Outcomes research. Mohammed then returned to Saudi Arabia and worked at King Saud University and its affiliated hospitals for 8 years.  He was recruited by St Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto and returned back to Toronto as the head of Vascular Surgery Division.  Dr. Al-Omran has published widely in peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Dr. Al-Omran has been the recipient of several teaching and research awards.  His clinical interests are in carotid surgery, open and endovascular intervention for peripheral arterial disease, vascular thoracic outlet syndrome, open and endovascular aneurysm repair.   His academic interests are: Atherosclerosis bench to bedside with special interest in peripheral arterial disease; Health services research; and Knowledge translation.  Left to right: T. Forbes, M. Al-Omran, O. Rotstein

Aaron Nauth is a faculty member in the Division of Orthopaedics at St. Michael’s Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto.  He received his medical degree at Queen’s University and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of Toronto, followed by two fellowships: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the University of British Columbia and Trauma and Upper Extremity at the University of Toronto.  His clinical focus is orthopaedic trauma, soft tissue reconstruction and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder and hip. His research focus is on the basic science of fracture and tendon healing with stem cell therapy in addition to conducting randomized clinical trials in orthopaedic trauma.  He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and grants, including the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Founders Medal Award for Best Basic Science Paper in 2012 at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in Ottawa, and peer reviewed grants from the Physician Services Incorporated Fund and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association in 2013 in both basic science and clinical research.  Left to right: T. Daniels, C. Morshead, A. Nauth, O. Rotstein, P. Ferguson

Maral Ouzounian is a faculty member in the Division of Cardiac Surgery and a Surgeon Scientist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto. She received her MDCM degree from McGill and her PhD from the University of Toronto.  Following her cardiac surgery training, she completed a fellowship at the Texas Heart Institute under the mentorship of renowned aortic surgeon Dr. Joseph Coselli. Her current clinical and academic interests are in the understanding and management of aortic diseases, including heritable aortopathies and complex aneurysms and dissections.  Left to right: S. Keshavjee, G. van Arsdell, M. Ouzounian, R. Weisel

 
HONOURS AND AWARDS

Najma Ahmed (General Surgery) is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education in the category of Teaching Performance, Mentorship and Advocacy. 








Michael Cusimano (Neurosurgery) has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Partners in Research Biomedical Science Ambassador Award.   This award recognizes a Canadian researcher whose outstanding body of work over a period of time has contributed to the fields of biomedical science and/or clinical medicine, and the promotion of this research to the Canadian public.  Michael’s work has contributed significantly to our understanding of traumatic brain injury and its prevention and he has been pivotal in disseminating this important information to the public, predominantly through his work with children and young adults.   Michael is the first surgeon to receive this award.  http://www.pirweb.org/pir/en/pir-event/    

Teodor Grantcharov (General Surgery) is the recipient of the 2017 Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education in the category of Development and Innovation. 







   
Subodh Verma (Cardiac Surgery) and David Mazer have been invited to evaluate the impact of evolocumab in coronary artery bypass patients. in a randomized trial.  This comes with a budget of 7M CAD.  This trial adds significant momentum to the CardioLink effort.    
 





 

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HIGH IMPACT PAPERS HOT OFF THE PRESS
 
Abbasi HR, Amini M, Bolandparvaz S, Paydar S, Ali J, Sefidbakht S.  Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)-based Assessment of the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course in Iran.  Bull Emerg Trauma.  2016; 4(2):75-79. 

Ahmad J, Lista F.  Discussion: Intraoperative Comparison of Anatomical versus Round Implants in Breast Augmentation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):597-598.

Alho AT, Hamani C, Alho EJ, da Silva RE, Santos GA, Neves RC, Carreira LL, Araújo CM, Magalhães G, Coelho DB, Alegro MC, Martin MG, Grinberg LT, Pasqualucci CA, Heinsen H, Fonoff ET, Amaro E Jr.  Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging for the pedunculopontine nucleus: proof of concept and histological correlation.  Brain Struct Funct. 2017 Mar 10.

Armstrong KA, Coyte PC, Brown M, Beber B, Semple JL.  Effect of Home Monitoring via Mobile App on the Number of In-Person Visits Following Ambulatory Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.  JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 22.

Barrett K, Ghiculete D, Sowerby RJ, Farcas M, Pace KT, Honey RJ.  Intraoperative Radiographic Determination of Ureteral Length as a Method of Determining Ideal Stent Length.  J Endourol. 2017 Mar 17.

Bendzsak A, Waddell TK, Yasufuku K, Keshavjee S, de Perrot M, Cypel M, Pierre AF, Darling GE.  Invasive Mediastinal Staging Guideline Concordance.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 2.

Benifla M, Laughlin S, Tovar-Spinoza ZS, Rutka JT, Dirks PB.  Unilateral Postoperative Deep Cerebral Venous Thrombosis with Complete Recovery: A Report of 2 Cases.  Pediatr Neurosurg. 2017 Mar 22.

Blum W, Pecze L, Felley-Bosco E, Wu L, de Perrot M, Schwaller B.  Stem Cell Factors-Based Identification and Functional Properties of In Vitro-Selected Subpopulations of Malignant Mesothelioma Cells.  Stem Cell Reports. 2017 Mar 9.

Bratt O, Hugosson J, Klotz L, Gnanapragasam V.  The drama of prostate cancer diagnostics.  Lancet Oncol. 2017 Mar;18(3):e132.

Carreon LY, Glassman SD, Shaffrey CI, Fehlings MG, Dahl B, Ames CP, Matsuyama Y, Qiu Y, Mehdian H, Cheung KM, Schwab FJ, Pellisé F, Kebaish KM, Lenke LG.  Predictors of Health-Related Quality-of-Life After Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Scoli-RISK-1 Secondary Analysis.  Spine Deform. 2017 Mar;5(2):139-144.

Daniels TR, Younger AS, Penner MJ, Wing KJ, Miniaci-Coxhead SL, Pinsker E, Glazebrook M.  Midterm Outcomes of Polyvinyl Alcohol Hydrogel Hemiarthroplasty of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint in Advanced Hallux Rigidus.  Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Mar;38(3):243-247.

Davies BM, McHugh M, Elgheriani A, Kolias AG, Tetreault L, Hutchinson PJ, Fehlings MG, Kotter MR.  The reporting of study and population characteristics in degenerative cervical myelopathy: A systematic review.  PLoS One. 2017 Mar 1;12(3):e0172564.

de Perrot M, Dong Z, Bradbury P, Patsios D, Keshavjee S, Leighl NB, Hope A, Feld R, Cho J.  Impact of tumour thickness on survival after radical radiation and surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma.  Eur Respir J. 2017 Mar 15;49(3).

Diamant A, Milner J, Quereshy F, Xu B.  Inventory management of reusable surgical supplies.  Health Care Manag Sci. 2017 Mar 8.

Donahoe LL, de Valence M, Atenafu EG, Hanna WC, Waddell TK, Pierre AF, Yasufuku K, de Perrot M, Cypel M, Keshavjee S, Darling GE.  High Risk for Thoracotomy but not Thoracoscopic Lobectomy.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 2.

Donk RD, Fehlings MG, Verhagen WI, Arnts H, Groenewoud H, Verbeek AL, Bartels RH.  An assessment of the most reliable method to estimate the sagittal alignment of the cervical spine: analysis of a prospective cohort of 138 cases.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2017 Mar 3:1-5.

Emery CA, Black AM, Kolstad A, Martinez G, Nettel-Aguirre A, Engebretsen L, Johnston K, Kissick J, Maddocks D, Tator C, Aubry M, Dvorák J, Nagahiro S, Schneider K.  What strategies can be used to effectively reduce the risk of concussion in sport?  Br J Sports Med. 2017 Mar 2.

Gat I, Maghen L, Filice M, Wyse B, Zohni K, Jarvi K, Lo KC, Gauthier Fisher A, Librach C.  Optimal culture conditions are critical for efficient expansion of human testicular somatic and germ cells in vitro.  Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar;107(3):595-605.e7.

Georgiou R, Eaton S, Stanton MP, Pierro A, Hall NJ.  Efficacy and Safety of Nonoperative Treatment for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-analysis.  Pediatrics. 2017 Mar;139(3).

Gholamin S, Mitra SS, Feroze AH, Liu J, Kahn SA, Zhang M, Esparza R, Richard C, Ramaswamy V, Remke M, Volkmer AK, Willingham S, Ponnuswami A, McCarty A, Lovelace P, Storm TA, Schubert S, Hutter G, Narayanan C, Chu P, Raabe EH, Harsh G 4th, Taylor MD, Monje M, Cho YJ, Majeti R, Volkmer JP, Fisher PG, Grant G, Steinberg GK, Vogel H, Edwards M, Weissman IL, Cheshier SH.  Disrupting the CD47-SIRPα anti-phagocytic axis by a humanized anti-CD47 antibody is an efficacious treatment for malignant pediatric brain tumors.  Sci Transl Med. 2017 Mar 15;9(381).

Gomez D, Razmjou H, Donovan A, Bansal VB, Gollish JD, Murnaghan JJ.  A Phase IV Study of Thromboembolic and Bleeding Events Following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Oral Factor Xa Inhibitor.  J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar;32(3):958-964.

Guirado L, Crispi F, Masoller N, Bennasar M, Marimon E, Carretero J, Gratacós E, Martínez JM, Friedberg MK, Gómez O.  Biventricular impact of mild to moderate pulmonary valve stenosis in fetal life.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Mar 10.

Gupta A, Anjomani-Virmouni S, Koundouros N, Dimitriadi M, Choo-Wing R, Valle A, Zheng Y, Chiu YH, Agnihotri S, Zadeh G, Asara JM, Anastasiou D, Arends MJ, Cantley LC, Poulogiannis G.  PARK2 Depletion Connects Energy and Oxidative Stress to PI3K/Akt Activation via PTEN S-Nitrosylation.  Mol Cell. 2017 Mar 16;65(6):999-1013.e7.

Hänggi D, Macdonald RL.  Response by Hänggi and Macdonald to Letter Regarding Article, "Randomized, Open-Label, Phase 1/2a Study to Determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose of Intraventricular Sustained Release Nimodipine for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (NEWTON [Nimodipine Microparticles to Enhance Recovery While Reducing Toxicity After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage])".  Stroke. 2017 Mar 10.

Kappos EA, Jaskolka J, Butler K, O'Neill AC, Hofer SO, Zhong T.  Preoperative Computed Tomography Angiogram (CTA) Measurement of Abdominal Muscles is a Valuable Risk Assessment for Bulge Formation after Microsurgical Abdominal Breast Reconstruction.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar 6.

Khoushhal Z, Hussain MA, Greco E, Mamdani M, Verma S, Rotstein O, Tricco AC, Al-Omran M.  Prevalence and Causes of Attrition Among Surgical Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.  JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 1;152(3):265-272.

Klotz L.  Active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer.  Curr Opin Urol. 2017 Mar 4.

Kondziolka D, Rutka JT.  Editorial: A concerted effort to publish the best studies in neurosurgery.  J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb 24:1-3.

Kumar A, Leodante D.  Dropped head syndrome in brachial plexus injury: A technical note.  Neurol India. 2017 Mar-Apr;65(2):411-413.

Kumbhare D, Singh D, Rathbone H A, Gunn M, Grosman-Rimon L, Vadasz B, Clarke H, Peng PW.  Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures: Myofascial Trigger Points With Structured Literature Review.  Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2017 Mar 8.

Latronico N, Herridge M, Hopkins RO, Angus D, Hart N, Hermans G, Iwashyna T, Arabi Y, Citerio G, Wesley Ely E, Hall J, Mehta S, Puntillo K, Van den Hoeven J, Wunsch H, Cook D, Dos Santos C, Rubenfeld G, Vincent JL, Van den Berghe G, Azoulay E, Needham DM.  The ICM research agenda on intensive care unit-acquired weakness.  Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar 13.

Linda DD, Naraghi A, Murnaghan L, Whelan D, White LM.  Accuracy of non-arthrographic 3T MR imaging in evaluation of intra-articular pathology of the hip in femoroacetabular impingement.  Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Mar;46(3):299-308.

Mahar AL, Kagedan DJ, Hallet J, Coburn NG.  Secondary gastric cancer malignancies following a breast cancer diagnosis: A population-based analysis.  Breast. 2017 Mar 6;33:34-37.

Mason R, Kapoor A, Liu Z, Saarela O, Tanguay S, Jewett M, Finelli A, Lacombe L, Kawakami J, Moore R, Morash C, Black P, Rendon RA.  Erratum to "The natural history of renal function after surgical management of renal cell carcinoma: Results from the Canadian Kidney Cancer Information System" [Urol Oncol 34(11) (2016) 486.e1-486.e7].  Urol Oncol. 2017 Mar;35(3):124.

Meza JM, Jaquiss RD, Anderson BR, Moga MA, Kirklin JK, Sarris G, Williams WG, McCrindle BW; Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society.  Current Practices in the Timing of Stage 2 Palliation.  World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2017 Mar;8(2):135-141.

Nakashima H, Tetreault L, Kato S, Kryshtalskyj MT, Nagoshi N, Nouri A, Singh A, Fehlings MG.  Prediction of Outcome Following Surgical Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy Based on Features of Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Systematic Review.  JBJS Rev. 2017 Feb 28;5(2).

Nanwa N, Sander B, Krahn M, Daneman N, Lu H, Austin PC, Govindarajan A, Rosella LC, Cadarette SM, Kwong JC.  A population-based matched cohort study examining the mortality and costs of patients with community-onset Clostridium difficile infection identified using emergency department visits and hospital admissions.  PLoS One. 2017 Mar 3;12(3):e0172410.

O'Neill AC, Murphy B, Bagher S, Al Qahtani S, Hofer SO, Zhong T.  Predicting Complications in Immediate Alloplastic Breast Reconstruction: How Useful Is the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator?  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):532-538.

Qu J, Fung A, Kelly P, Tait G, Greig PD, Agur A, McGilvray ID, Jenkinson J.  Visualising a rare and complex case of advanced hilar cholangiocarcinoma.  J Vis Commun Med. 2017 Mar 14:1-6.

Quan A, Pan Y, Singh KK, Polemidiotis J, Teoh H, Leong-Poi H, Verma S.  Cardiovascular inflammation is reduced with methotrexate in diabetes.  Mol Cell Biochem. 2017 Mar 16.

Rode H, Martinez R, Potgieter D, Adams S, Rogers AD.  Experience and outcomes of micrografting for major paediatric burns.  Burns. 2017 Mar 15.

Rosenfield D, Strickland M, Hepburn CM.  After the Recall: Reexamining Multiple Magnet Ingestion at a Large Pediatric Hospital.  J Pediatr. 2017 Mar 7.

Sainsbury DC, George A, Forrest CR, Phillips JH.  Bilateral Malar Reconstruction Using Patient-Specific Polyether Ether Ketone Implants in Treacher-Collins Syndrome Patients With Absent Zygomas.  J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Mar;28(2):515-517.

Sankar T, Park MT, Jawa T, Patel R, Bhagwat N, Voineskos AN, Lozano AM, Chakravarty MM; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.  Your algorithm might think the hippocampus grows in Alzheimer's disease: Caveats of longitudinal automated hippocampal volumetry.  Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 Mar 15.

Schwartz CE, Finkelstein JA, Rapkin BD.  Appraisal assessment in patient-reported outcome research: methods for uncovering the personal context and meaning of quality of life.  Qual Life Res. 2017 Mar;26(3):545-554.

Singh KK, Matkar PN, Pan Y, Quan A, Gupta V, Teoh H, Al-Omran M, Verma S.  Endothelial long non-coding RNAs regulated by oxidized LDL.  Mol Cell Biochem. 2017 Mar 18.

Trudeau MO, Carrillo B, Nasr A, Gerstle JT, Azzie G.  Educational Role for an Advanced Suturing Task in the Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Simulator.  J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Mar 22.

Wakeam E, Giuliani M, Leighl NB, Finlayson SR, Varghese TK, Darling GE.  Indications for Adjuvant Mediastinal Radiotherapy in Surgically Resected Small Cell Lung Cancer.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 3.

Wang S, Stone S, Weil AG, Fallah A, Warf BC, Ragheb J, Bhatia S, Kulkarni AV.  Comparative effectiveness of flexible versus rigid neuroendoscopy for endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization: a propensity score-matched cohort and survival analysis.  J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Mar 17:1-7.

Welk B, McArthur E, Ordon M, Anderson KK, Hayward J, Dixon S.  Association of Suicidality and Depression With 5α-Reductase Inhibitors.  JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Mar 20.

Wong R, Chen W, Zhong X, Rutka JT, Feng ZP, Sun HS.  Swelling-induced Chloride Current in Glioblastoma Proliferation, Migration and Invasion.  J Cell Physiol. 2017 Mar 6.
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