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The July issue of Annals of Surgery contains two feature articles with accompanying editorials, three randomized controlled trials, two meta-analyses, one systematic review, and an additional 17 original articles. The two features are must reads. The first deals with the increased frequency of complications with single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (the journal club article for this month) and the second with the role of surgeon error in the withdrawal of postoperative life support.
The expert moderator for the July Journal Club is Justin Dimick, MD, MPH, who is Associate Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan. His academic interest is outcomes research.
The featured article is "Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Is Associated With a Higher Bile Duct Injury Rate: A Review and a Word of Caution" by Joseph M, Phillips MR, Farrell TM, and Rupp CC. It appears in the July, 2012 issue of the Annals.This article can be accessed for free for all who wish to participate in the Journal Club.
Layton F Rikkers, MD
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