The May, 2013 issue of Annals of Surgery contains 3 features with accompanying editorials, 2 reviews, 3 randomized controlled trials, 2 meta-analyses, and 17 additional original articles. The first feature is a matched cohort study of the relative effectiveness of 3 bariatric procedures. The second and third deal with survival after liver transplantation for unresectable colorectal meastese and metastatic neuroendocrine tumors, respectively.
The moderator for the May journal club is Dr. John R. T. Monson, chief of the division of colorectal surgery and vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. The featured article is The Impact of Robotic Surgery for Mid and Low Rectal Cancer: A Case-Matched Analysis of a 3-Arm Comparison—Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Surgery by Kang and co-authors. This article can be accessed for free by anyone who wishes to participate in the journal club.