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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR

As we conclude another Academic Year in the Department of Surgery, please allow me to reflect on progress we have made at this midway point in our Strategic Plan, Transforming Surgery:  Beyond the Cutting Edge.  I was delighted to work with colleagues from numerous Divisions to create our first ever Department of Surgery video entitled, Boundless Promise, a video which underscores the breadth and depth of our Department (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDnpgizz3Oo).  In the Education realm, we have begun the Prep Camp for all PGY1 residents to wide acclaim.  In addition, competency-based assessments are going to be in place for all Divisions within the next year, well in advance of expectations by the Royal College.  Of course, the Division of Orthopaedics continues to lead the way in the world with its comprehensive competency based curriculum (CBC) program.  In Research, Michael Fehlings was appointed as the new Vice Chair of Research in the Department.  Michael held his first Town Hall Meeting this year with the research community in the Department, and presided over his first Gallie Day with considerable aplomb.  In Quality and Best Practices, Robin McLeod has created an organizational committee structure with representation of experts from each Division within the Department of Surgery.  This committee has been meeting regularly, and has decided to tackle the issue of “readmissions” to surgical services as its first Departmental initiative.  In Faculty Development, Ori Rotstein has developed a robust faculty mentoring program which will be implemented this year.  The annual Faculty Development Day, as organized by David Latter, George Christakis, and Ron Levine was held in May, and was a highly successful event.  In Integration and Innovation domains, we have developed a unique prospectus that will be published shortly and shared with all faculty members.  This prospectus illustrates the tremendous efforts faculty are expending in surgical innovation, global outreach, and discovery.  Here, Avery Nathens and Shaf Keshavjee have been leading efforts to engage our faculty members.  I am delighted with the progress we have made towards achieving our goals in our Strategic Plan.  I should like to express my thanks to Joanna Giddens, Strategic Plan Implementation Coordinator, and Darina Landa, Senior Development Officer, for their devotion to the plan, and for their assistance at each step along the way.  It has been a great pleasure for me to lead this tremendous group of talented surgeons over the past 3 years.  I look forward to our many future achievements in the years ahead.  Until then, please enjoy the summer months in your practices, with your families, and on holidays.  I hope to see all of you on the occasion of my Annual Address to the Department of Surgery, Friday September 5th, 2014, at the Allan Waters Auditorium, the Li Ka Shing Learning Institute, St Michael’s Hospital, at 7:30 am.


Sincerely,  


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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Department of Surgery University Rounds
 
Annual Address
Friday, September 5, 2014
Allan Waters Auditorium
Li Ka Shing Learning Institute
St. Michael's Hospital 
 

RECENT EVENTS


37th Annual Assembly of General Surgeons 

Dr. Gary Dunnington, Indiana University School of Medicine, was this year’s E. Bruce Tovee Lecturer speaking on “Measuring and Improving Performance in Residency Training.”    Shown in photo, Dr Andy Smith delivering his fifth and final annual address to the Annual Assembly on “Leadership:  The key to addressing our challenges and realizing our opportunities”.                                                                                                                    

Inaugural Tile Lecture 

Dr. Jerry Jurkovich, Professor of Surgery and Director of Trauma Services, the University of Colorado, gave this year’s Inaugural Tile Lecture at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on Friday, June 6, 2014.  The title of his talk was “Lessons Learned from Surgical M & M Conference”.  Photo from left to right: A.Nathens, J.Jurkovich, M.Tile.  

 

 

 
 



11th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament 

A team consisting of 17 neurosurgery residents and faculty participated in the 11th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament on Saturday, June 7 in Central Park, New York City.  This tournament benefits the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF) of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.  The Toronto team was the only Canadian entry of the 32 teams from the US.  

 

39th  Annual William S. Keith Professorship in Neurosurgery

The William S. Keith Professorship in Neurosurgery was Held on June 13, 2014.  This year’s guest lecturer was Dr. Franco De Monte from MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Baylor University, Houston, Texas.  

 

Vascular Surgery Research Day

The Division of Vascular Surgery hosted its annual Research Day on Friday, June 20, 2014 in the Music Room at Hart House.  Dr. Philip Goodney, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon was the K.W. Johnston Lecturer in Vascular Surgery.  

 


SpineFEST was held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at The Old Mill Inn.  This year’s Visiting Professor was Professor Kenneth Cheung, Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, the University of Hong Kong, who spoke on “Degeneration and the ageing spine: challenging traditional beliefs”.

NEWSWORTHY ITEMS
 

WebCV information for the academic year 2013-14 will be pulled on Wednesday, July 16.  Please ensure that your CV information is up to date, and accurate on WebCV.  This will enable us to have the annual report completed by December 31st, 2014.  Please note that no exceptions or extensions will be granted.  

 

Professor Trevor Young Named Dean of Medicine 

Professor Young, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry has been appointed Dean of Faculty of Medicine effective January 1, 2015.  He succeeds Professor Catherine Whiteside who has held the position since 2005.  We congratulate Dr. Young on this tremendous achievement and appointment.

 





Professor Mingyao Liu Named Interim Director, Institute of Medical Science 

Mingyao Liu, Senior Scientist at UHN, and Professor of Surgery, has been named the Interim Director of the IMS beginning July 1, 2014.  He has been serving as the Associate Director of the IMS for some time, and has been Associate Dean of Life Sciences of the school of Graduate Studies at UofT.






 

Darrell Ogilvie-Harris Creates Sculpture of Brick from Lister’s Ward for New Departmental Boardroom 

Darrell Ogilvie-Harris has created and generously donated a facsimile of the brick that was embedded above the fireplace in the Departmental Offices at the Banting Institute.  The brick was a gift from Professor Irving H. Cameron to the Department of Surgery from Lister’s Ward in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow.  Darrell’s bronze sculpture depicts the brick and above which there are the hands of a surgeon which are recessed into the sculpture.  This incredible bronze sculpture is now proudly displayed in the Departmental Office Boardroom, next to the official portrait of Joseph Lister which was brought to the Stewart Building from the Banting Institute.

 

Karen Davis (Neurosurgery) recently created a TED-Ed Talk on how our brain processes pain signals.  You can view her talk by going to:

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-your-brain-respond-to-pain-karen-d-davis

 

Michael Fehlings (Neurosurgery) has been elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), and the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).  Congratulations Michael! 

Teodor Grantcharov (General Surgery) was the keynote speaker at the Surgical Skills Summit hosted by McMaster University Health Sciences.

 

Mark Peterson (Cardiac Surgery) and his team successfully placed a Fortis trans-catheter mitral valve in a patient. This is a rapidly evolving technology for critically ill patients and represents the first implant in North America and the 5th implant in humans. The valve is indicated for patients with severe native mitral valve regurgitation in high risk patients who are not good candidates for the MitraClip.

 

Julian Spears (Neurosurgery) has been appointed as Term Chair, Cerebrovascular and Brain Tumour Surgery at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto.
 

Michael Tymianski (Neurosurgery) was featured in an article May 28 in the Globe and Mail.  “Stroke drug approved for pilot program”.  It is hoped that paramedics will eventually be able to administer his medication to stroke patients in Toronto in the ambulance to protect the brain cells.  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/stroke-drug-approved-for-pilot-program-with-toronto-paramedics/article18901898/

 

Provost’s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF) 2014

Funding is available for the Provost¹s Instructional Technology Innovation Fund (ITIF), a seed fund that promotes innovative initiatives that have an immediate and direct impact on the University¹s academic programs.  There are Two Funding Streams:  1) Traditional Stream (same as previous years): awards of up to $15,000, matching funds required, and 2) Small Scale Seed Funding Stream (NEW): awards of up to $2,000, no matching funds required. The evaluation criteria remain the same for both streams.  For full details, including more information on the matching funds requirement, please visit http://www.itif.utoronto.ca.  Applications due Aug. 1, 2014.  

 
 
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2014 neurosurgery softball tournament, NYC today 

 

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Andres Lozano appointed as a University Professor at U of T.
 

HONOURS AND AWARDS
 

Karen Davis (Neurosurgery) is the recipient of the Mel Silverman Mentorship Award from the Institute of Medical Science.  The award is given to a faculty member who has served as an outstanding mentor and role model for graduate students, and who has contributed significantly to the IMS graduate program.

 

Andres Lozano (Neurosurgery) has been appointed to the rank of “University Professor”.  This is the most prestigious and distinguished rank at the University of Toronto.  Andres now joins the notable ranks of Tirone David, and Robert Salter as surgeons who have received University Professor Status.  Congratulations Andres!  

 

Martin McKneally (Bioethics) was the Course Director Award Winner at the Institute of Medical Science.  This award recognizes excellence in the management of an IMS graduate course.  It is presented to an IMS course director in recognition of sustained contributions of more than 3 years to excellence in the teaching, administration, and development of an IMS graduate course.  

 

John Wedge (Orthopaedics) former McLaughlin Chair of the Department of Surgery has received an Honourary Degree, Honoris Causa,  from the University of Saskatchewan on June 6, 2014.  Congratulations John!

 

Gelareh Zadeh (Neurosurgery) won the 2014 Wightman-Berris Academy Postgraduate Education Teaching Excellence Award. The Award recognizes teachers whose outstanding skills have been personally identified by their students. 


 

HIGH IMPACT PAPERS HOT OFF THE PRESS
 

Asbridge M, Mann R, Cusimano MD, Tallon JM, Pauley C, Rehm J.  

Cycling-related crash risk and the role of cannabis and alcohol: a case-crossover study.  Prev Med. 2014 Jun 16. pii: S0091-7435(14)00206-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.06.006. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Austin RE, Stewart TL, Antonyshyn OM.  Intracranial Pseudoaneurysm Associated With Orbitozygomatic Complex Fracture.  J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Azin A, Zhou C, Jackson T, Cassin S, Sockalingam S, Hawa R.  Body contouring surgery after bariatric surgery: a study of cost as a barrier and impact on psychological well-being.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun;133(6):776e-82e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000227.

 

Badhiwala JH, Thompson EM, Lorenzo AJ, Kulkarni AV.  Spontaneous improvement in urological dysfunction in children with congenital spinal lipomas of the conus medullaris. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2014 May;13(5):536-40.

  

Burrell K, Singh S, Jalali S, Hill RP, Zadeh G.  VEGF regulates region-specific localization of perivascular bone marrow-derived cells in Glioblastoma.  Cancer Res. 2014 May 12.

 

Carnaghan H, Pereira S, James CP, Charlesworth PB, Ghionzoli M, Mohamed E, Cross KM, Kiely E, Patel S, Desai A, Nicolaides K, Curry JI, Ade-Ajayi N, De Coppi P, Davenport M, David AL, Pierro A, Eaton S.  Is early delivery beneficial in gastroschisis?  J Pediatr Surg. 2014 Jun;49(6):928-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2014.01.027.

 

Coe JD, Vaccaro AR, Dailey AT, Sasso RC, Ludwig SC, Harrop JS, Dettori JR, Shaffrey CI, Emery SE, Fehlings MG.  Letter to the Editor: Lateral mass screw fixation in the cervical spine.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 May;20(5):592-6.

   

Covolan L, de Almeida AC, Amorim B, Cavarsan C, Miranda MF, Aarão MC, Madureira AP, Rodrigues AM, Nobrega JN, Mello LE, Hamani C.  Effects of anterior thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation in chronic epileptic rats.  PLoS One. 2014 Jun 3;9(6):e97618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097618. eCollection 2014.

 

Davidge KM, Raghuram K, Hofer SO, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS, Swallow CJ, Zhong T.  Impact of flap reconstruction on perineal wound complications following ablative surgery for advanced and recurrent rectal cancers.  Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;21(6):2068-73. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-3529-5. Epub 2014 Feb 13.

 

Di Ieva A, Bruner E, Haider T, Rodella LF, Lee JM, Cusimano MD, Tschabitscher MSkull base embryology: a multidisciplinary review.  Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jun;30(6):991-1000. doi: 10.1007/s00381-014-2411-x. Epub 2014 Apr 17.

 

Dvorak MF, Noonan V, Fallah N, Fisher CG, Rivers CS, Ahn H, Tsai EC, Linassi G, Christie S, Attabib N, Hurlbert RJ, Fourney DR, Johnson MG, Fehlings M, Drew B, Bailey C, Paquet J, Parent S, Townson A, Ho C, Craven BC, Gagnon D, Tsui D, Fox R, Mac-Thiong JM, Kwon BK.  Minimizing errors in acute traumatic spinal cord injury trials by acknowledging the heterogeneity of spinal cord anatomy and injury severity: An observational Canadian cohort analysis.  J Neurotrauma. 2014 May 8.

 

Ellard L, Katznelson R, Wasowicz M, Ashworth A, Carroll J, Lindsay T, Djaiani G.  Type of anesthesia and postoperative delirium after vascular surgery.  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2014 Jun;28(3):458-61. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2013.12.003. Epub 2014 Mar 27.

 

Fehlings MG, Barry S, Kopjar B, Yoon ST, Arnold P, Massicotte EM, Vaccaro A, Brodke DS, Shaffrey C, Smith JS, Woodard E, Banco RJ, Chapman J, Janssen M, Bono C, Sasso R, Dekutoski M, Gokaslan ZL.  Response to, Letter to the Editor Regarding our Article Anterior vs Posterior Surgical Approaches to Treat Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Outcomes of the Prospective Multicenter AOSpine North America CSM Study in 264 Patients.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 14.

 

Figley SA, Liu Y, Karadimas SK, Satkunendrarajah K, Fettes P, Spratt SK, Lee G, Ando D, Surosky R, Giedlin M, Fehlings MG.  Delayed Administration of a Bio-Engineered Zinc-Finger VEGF-A Gene Therapy Is Neuroprotective and Attenuates Allodynia Following Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.  PLoS One. 2014 May 20;9(5):e96137.

 

Grimsby GM, Voelzke B, Hotaling J, Sorensen MD, Koyle M, Jacobs MA.  Demographics of Pediatric Renal Trauma.  J Urol. 2014 Jun 4. pii: S0022-5347(14)03717-3. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2014.05.103. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Hermanns T, Bhindi B, Wei Y, Yu J, Noon AP, Richard PO, Bhatt JR, Almatar A, Jewett MA, Fleshner NE, Zlotta AR, Templeton AJ, Kulkarni GS.  Pre-treatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as predictor of adverse outcomes in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder.  Br J Cancer. 2014 Jun 10. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.305. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Hovestadt V, Jones DT, Picelli S, Wang W, Kool M, Northcott PA, Sultan M, Stachurski K, Ryzhova M, Warnatz HJ, Ralser M, Brun S, Bunt J, Jäger N, Kleinheinz K, Erkek S, Weber UD, Bartholomae CC, von Kalle C, Lawerenz C, Eils J, Koster J, Versteeg R, Milde T, Witt O, Schmidt S, Wolf S, Pietsch T, Rutkowski S, Scheurlen W, Taylor MD, Brors B, Felsberg J, Reifenberger G, Borkhardt A, Lehrach H, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Eils R, Yaspo ML, Landgraf P, Korshunov A, Zapatka M, Radlwimmer B, Pfister SM, Lichter P.  Decoding the regulatory landscape of medulloblastoma using DNA methylation sequencing.  Nature. 2014 May 18.

 

Ibrahim GM, Hoffart S, Lam RA, Minty EP, Theam M and JP Schaefer.  Think global, act local:  Medical students contextualize global health education.  Educ Health. 2014;27(1):28-31.

 

Ibrahim GM, Rutka JT, Snead OC.  Epilepsy surgery in childhood: no longer the treatment of last resort.  CMAJ. 2014 Jun 9. pii: cmaj.140427. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

 

Jaja BN, Attalla D, Macdonald RL, Schweizer TA, Cusimano MD, Etminan N, Hanggi D, Hasan D, Johnston SC, Le Roux P, Lo B, Louffat-Olivares A, Mayer S, Molyneux A, Noble A, Quinn A, Schenk T, Spears J, Singh J, Todd M, Torner J, Tseng M, van den Bergh W, Vergouwen MD, Wong GK.  The Subarachnoid Hemorrhage International Trialists (SAHIT) Repository: Advancing Clinical Research in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.  Neurocrit Care. 2014 May 28.

 

Jalali S, Chung C, Foltz W, Burrell K, Singh S, Hill R, Zadeh G.  MRI biomarkers identify the differential response of glioblastoma multiforme to anti-angiogenic therapy.  Neuro Oncol. 2014 Jun;16(6):868-79. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nou040. Epub 2014 Apr 

 

Janbazian L, Karamchandani J, Das S.  Mouse models of glioblastoma: lessons learned and questions to be answered.  J Neurooncol. 2014 May;118(1):1-8.

  

Johal H, Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M.  Why a decade of road traffic safety?  J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jun;28 Suppl 1:S8-S10. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000104.

 

Karpova A, Arun R, Kalsi-Ryan S, Massicotte EM, Kopjar B, Fehlings MG.  Do Quantitative MRI Parameters Correlate With the Clinical Presentation and Functional Outcomes after surgery in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy?: A Prospective Multi-Centre Study.  Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 May 22.

 

Keightley ML, Sinopoli KJ, Davis KD, Mikulis DJ, Wennberg R, Tartaglia MC, Chen JK, Tator CH. Is there evidence for neurodegenerative change following traumatic brain injury in children and youth? A scoping review. Front Hum Neurosci. 8:139, 2014.

 

Klotz L, Emberton M.  Management of low risk prostate cancer-active surveillance and focal therapy.  Nat Rev Clin Oncol. 2014 Jun;11(6):324-34. doi: 10.1038/nrclinonc.2014.73. Epub 2014 May 13.

 

Kumar A, Da Costa L. Transcranial access for embolization of cranial DAVF: bridging the gap. Neurology India. 2014 Apr 25;62(2):208-210.

 

Li ZJ, Mack SC, Mak TH, Angers S, Taylor MD, Hui CC.  Evasion of p53 and G2/M checkpoints are characteristic of Hh-driven basal cell carcinoma.  Oncogene. 2014 May 15;33(20):2674-80.

 

Macdonald RL.  Editorial: See one, simulate fifty, then do one?

J Neurosurg. 2014 Jun 20:1-2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.  PMID: 24949673 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

 

Moazami N, Steffen RJ, Naka Y, Jorde U, Bailey S, Murali S, Camacho MT, Zucker M, Marascalco PJ, Rao V, Feldman D; SUSTAIN Investigators.  Lessons Learned From the First Fully Magnetically Levitated Centrifugal LVAD Trial in the United States: The DuraHeart Trial.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Jun 10. pii: S0003-4975(14)00833-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.048. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Moore AM, Novak CB.  Advances in nerve transfer surgery.  J Hand Ther. 2014 Apr-Jun;27(2):96-104; quiz 105. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2013.12.007. Epub 2013 Dec 21.

 

Mundi R, Chaudhry H, Flores-Miranda N, Puthukudy N, Petrisor B, Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M.  Roads in India: safety and knowledge cross-sectional evaluation.  J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jun;28 Suppl 1:S30-2. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000115.

 

Nishimura Y, Natsume A, Ginsberg HJ.  Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula associated with L-4 isthmic spondylolisthesis.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Jun;20(6):670-4. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.SPINE13492. Epub 2014 Apr 18.

 

O'Donnell PW, Griffin AM, Eward WC, Sternheim A, Catton CN, Chung PW, O'Sullivan B, Ferguson PC, Wunder JS.  The effect of the setting of a positive surgical margin in soft tissue sarcoma.  Cancer. 2014 Jun 3. doi: 10.1002/cncr.28793. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Primary Panel, Boodhwani M, Andelfinger G, Leipsic J, Lindsay T, McMurtry MS, Therrien J, Siu SC.  Canadian cardiovascular society position statement on the management of thoracic aortic disease. Can J Cardiol. 2014 Jun;30(6):577-89. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.02.018. Epub 2014 Feb 28.

 

Pollo C, Kaelin-Lang A, Oertel MF, Stieglitz L, Taub E, Fuhr P, Lozano AM, Raabe A, Schüpbach M.  Directional deep brain stimulation: an intraoperative double-blind pilot study.  Brain. 2014 May 19.

 

Qureshi S, Goz V, McAnany S, Cho SK, Hecht AC, Delamarter RB, Fehlings MG.  Health state utility of patients with single-level cervical degenerative disc disease: comparison of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with cervical disc arthroplasty.  J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 May;20(5):475-9.

 

Ravishankar N, Bernstein M.  Religion Benefiting Brain Tumour Patients: A Qualitative Study.  J Relig Health. 2014 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Rogers EM, Casadiego Cubides G, Lacy J, Gerstle JT, Kives S, Allen L.  Preoperative risk stratification of adnexal masses: can we predict the optimal surgical management?  J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2014 Jun;27(3):125-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2013.09.003. Epub 2014 Feb 21.

 

Rove KO, Crawford ED, Perachino M, Morote J, Klotz L, Lange PH, Andriole GL, Matsumoto AM, Taneja SS, Eisenberger MA, Reis LO.  Maximal Testosterone Suppression in Prostate Cancer-Free vs Total Testosterone.  Urology. 2014 Jun;83(6):1217-22. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.02.001. Epub 2014 Apr 6.

 

Sainsbury DC, Liu EH, Alvarez-Veronesi MC, Ho ES, Hopyan S, Zuker RM, Borschel GH.  Long-Term Outcomes Following Lower Extremity Sarcoma Resection and Reconstruction with Vascularized Fibula Flaps in Children.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Saleh F, Jackson TD, Ambrosini L, Gnanasegaram JJ, Kwong J, Quereshy F, Okrainec A.  Perioperative Nonselective Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Are Not Associated with Anastomotic Leakage After Colorectal Surgery.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Sarrazy V, Koehler A, Chow ML, Zimina E, Li CX, Kato H, Caldarone CA, Hinz B.  Integrins αvβ5 and αvβ3 promote latent TGF-β1 activation by human cardiac fibroblast contraction.  Cardiovasc Res. 2014 Jun 1;102(3):407-17. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvu053. Epub 2014 Mar 17.

 

Satkunasivam R, Ordon M, Hu B, Mullen B, Lo K, Grober E, Jarvi K.  Hormone abnormalities are not related to the erectile dysfunction and decreased libido found in many men with infertility.  Fertil Steril. 2014 Jun;101(6):1594-8. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.02.044. Epub 2014 Mar 28.

 

Schemitsch EH, Bhandari M.  Editorial note: a decade of collaboration and action.  J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jun;28 Suppl 1:S7. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000102. No abstract available.

 

Serrano PE, Grant RC, Berk TC, Kim D, Al-Ali H, Cohen Z, Pollett A, Riddell R, Silverberg MS, Kortan P, May GR, Gallinger S.  Progression and Management of Duodenal Neoplasia in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis: A Cohort Study.  Ann Surg. 2014 Jun 19. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Simon TD, Butler J, Whitlock KB, Browd SR, Holubkov R, Kestle JR, Kulkarni AV, Langley M, Limbrick DD Jr, Mayer-Hamblett N, Tamber M, Wellons JC 3rd, Whitehead WE, Riva-Cambrin J; Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network.  Risk factors for first cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: findings from a multi-center prospective cohort study. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun;164(6):1462-1468.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.02.013. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

 

Spence T, Sin-Chan P, Picard D, Barszczyk M, Hoss K, Lu M, Kim SK, Ra YS, Nakamura H, Fangusaro J, Hwang E, Kiehna E, Toledano H, Wang Y, Shi Q, Johnston D, Michaud J, La Spina M, Buccoliero AM, Adamek D, Camelo-Piragua S, Peter Collins V, Jones C, Kabbara N, Jurdi N, Varlet P, Perry A, Scharnhorst D, Fan X, Muraszko KM, Eberhart CG, Ng HK, Gururangan S, Van Meter T, Remke M, Lafay-Cousin L, Chan JA, Sirachainan N, Pomeroy SL, Clifford SC, Gajjar A, Shago M, Halliday W, Taylor MD, Grundy R, Lau CC, Phillips J, Bouffet E, Dirks PB, Hawkins CE, Huang A.  CNS-PNETs with C19MC amplification and/or LIN28 expression comprise a distinct histogenetic diagnostic and therapeutic entity.  Acta Neuropathol. 2014 May 20.

 

Steenhof N, Le Piane F, Leblanc K, Eisenberg NR, Kwan Y, Malmberg C, Papadopoulos A, Roche-Nagle G.  Vascular quality of care pilot study: how admission to a vascular surgery service affects evidence-based pharmacologic risk factor modification in patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease.  Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014 Jun 4;10:333-40. doi: 10.2147/VHRM.S61966. eCollection 2014.

 

Subendran J, Siddiqui N, Victor JC, McLeod RS, Govindarajan A.  NSAID Use and Anastomotic Leaks Following Elective Colorectal Surgery: a Matched Case-Control Study.  J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jun 10. 

 

Tartaglia MC, Hazrati LN, Davis KD, Green RE, Wennberg R, Mikulis D, Ezerins LJ, Keightley M, Tator CH. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other neurodegenerative proteinopathies.  Front Hum Neurosci. 8:30, 2014.

 

Tator CH.  Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: how serious a sports problem is it? Br J Sports Med. Jan;48:81-3,  2014.

 

Urbach DR.  The Medicare Readmission Measure for Surgical Hospitalizations: Awful or Just Not Very Good?  JAMA Surg. 2014 Jun 11. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.50. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

 

Wang HB, Yang L, Wu J, Sun L, Wu J, Tian H, Weisel RD, Li RK.  Reduced ischemic injury after stroke in mice by angiogenic gene delivery via ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction.  J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2014 Jun;73(6):548-58. doi: 10.1097/NEN.0000000000000077.

 

Wilcox JT, Vawda R, Fehlings MG. Stem cell transplantation strategies after spinal cord injury. In: Stem Cells and Neuroregenerative Diseases (Lescaudron L, Rossignol J, Dunbar GL, eds). CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2014: pp 56-87.

 

Zhong T, Fernandes KA, Saskin R, Sutradhar R, Platt J, Beger BA, Novak CB, McCready DR, Hofer SOP, Irish JC, Baxter NN. Barriers to Immediate Breast Reconstruction in the Canadian Universal Health Care. Journal of Clinical Oncology.  June 2, 2014, doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.53.0774.  

 

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