December 2011 - Volume 254 - Issue 6
pp: 845-1084
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A Most Unusual Patient at the Massachusetts General Hospital

Ruhnke, Gregory W.; Warshaw, Andrew L.

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):845-849, December 2011.



Comparison of Adjuvant Systemic Chemotherapy With or Without Hepatic Arterial Infusional Chemotherapy After Hepatic Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

House, Michael G.; Kemeny, Nancy E.; Gönen, Mithat; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):851-856, December 2011.

The Use, Safety and Cost of Bariatric Surgery Before and After Medicare's National Coverage Decision

Flum, David R.; Kwon, Steve; MacLeod, Kara; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):860-865, December 2011.



Laparoscopy in Combination with Fast Track Multimodal Management is the Best Perioperative Strategy in Patients Undergoing Colonic Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial (LAFA-study)

Vlug, Malaika S.; Wind, Jan; Hollmann, Markus W.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):868-875, December 2011.

A Prospective Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial of Radiofrequency Versus Laser Treatment of the Great Saphenous Vein in Patients With Varicose Veins

Nordon, Ian M.; Hinchliffe, Robert J.; Brar, Ranjeet; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):876-881, December 2011.


Arterial Resection During Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mollberg, Nathan; Rahbari, Nuh N.; Koch, Moritz; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):882-893, December 2011.

Transthoracic Versus Transhiatal Esophagectomy for the Treatment of Esophagogastric Cancer: A Meta-Analysis

Boshier, Piers R.; Anderson, Oliver; Hanna, George B.

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):894-906, December 2011.


The Impact of Complications on Costs of Major Surgical Procedures: A Cost Analysis of 1200 Patients

Vonlanthen, René; Slankamenac, Ksenija; Breitenstein, Stefan; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):907-913, December 2011.

The Attributable Risk of Smoking on Surgical Complications

Hawn, Mary T.; Houston, Thomas K.; Campagna, Elizabeth J.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):914-920, December 2011.

Major Abdominal Surgery in Nursing Home Residents: A National Study

Finlayson, Emily; Wang, Li; Landefeld, C. Seth; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):921-926, December 2011.

Comparison of Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Open Appendectomy in Management of Uncomplicated and Complicated Appendicitis

Tiwari, Manish M.; Reynoso, Jason F.; Tsang, Albert W.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):927-932, December 2011.

The Short-term Outcomes of Conventional and Single-port Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Kim, Say-June; Ryu, Gil-O; Choi, Byung-Jo; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):933-940, December 2011.

Laparoscopic Versus Open Intersphincteric Resection and Coloanal Anastomosis for Low Rectal Cancer: Intermediate-Term Oncologic Outcomes

Park, Jun Seok; Choi, Gyu-Seog; Jun, Soo Han; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):941-946, December 2011.

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Increases the Risk of Subsequent Rectal Cancer

Margel, David; Baniel, Jack; Wasserberg, Nir; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):947-950, December 2011.

The Artificial Bowel Sphincter: A Single Institution Experience Over A Decade

Wong, Mark T. C.; Meurette, Guillaume; Wyart, Vincent; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):951-956, December 2011.

Hypoxia Inhibits Colonic Ion Transport via Activation of AMP Kinase

Collins, Danielle; Kopic, Sascha; Bachlechner, Julia; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):957-963, December 2011.

Population-Based Analysis of 4113 Patients With Acute Cholecystitis: Defining the Optimal Time-Point for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Banz, Vanessa; Gsponer, Thomas; Candinas, Daniel; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):964-970, December 2011.

Comparison of International Consensus Guidelines Versus 18-FDG PET in Detecting Malignancy of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas

Pedrazzoli, Sergio; Sperti, Cosimo; Pasquali, Claudio; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):971-976, December 2011.

Cytology Adds Value to Imaging Studies for Risk Assessment of Malignancy in Pancreatic Mucinous Cysts

Genevay, Muriel; Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Yaeger, Kurt; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):977-983, December 2011.

Triple Positive Tumor Markers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Are Useful Predictors of Poor Survival

Kiriyama, Shigehisa; Uchiyama, Kazuhisa; Ueno, Masaki; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):984-991, December 2011.

Usefulness of Contrast-Enhanced Intraoperative Ultrasound Using Sonazoid in Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Arita, Junichi; Takahashi, Michiro; Hata, Shojiro; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):992-999, December 2011.

Superior Preservation of DCD Livers With Continuous Normothermic Perfusion

Fondevila, Constantino; Hessheimer, Amelia J.; Maathuis, Mark-Hugo J.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1000-1007, December 2011.

Caval Inflow to the Graft for Liver Transplantation in Patients With Diffuse Portal Vein Thrombosis: A 12-Year Experience

Bhangui, Prashant; Lim, Chetana; Salloum, Chady; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1008-1016, December 2011.

Chronic Pain After Femoral Hernia Repair: A Cross-Sectional Study

Dahlstrand, Ursula; Sandblom, Gabriel; Nordin, Pär; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1017-1021, December 2011.

Unilateral Subtotal Adrenalectomy for Pheochromocytoma in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 Patients: A Feasible Surgical Strategy

Scholten, Anouk; Valk, Gerlof D.; Ulfman, Dionne; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1022-1027, December 2011.

Do Routinely Repeated Computed Tomography Scans in Traumatic Brain Injury Influence Management?: A Prospective Observational Study in a Level 1 Trauma Center

Connon, Francis F.; Namdarian, Benjamin; Ee, Joanne L. C.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1028-1031, December 2011.

The Relationship Between Hospital Lung Cancer Resection Volume and Patient Mortality Risk

Kozower, Benjamin D.; Stukenborg, George J.

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1032-1037, December 2011.

Nonintubated Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Lung Cancer

Chen, Jin-Shing; Cheng, Ya-Jung; Hung, Ming-Hui; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1038-1043, December 2011.

Selective Diaphragm Muscle Weakness After Contractile Inactivity During Thoracic Surgery

Welvaart, Willem N.; Paul, M. A.; Stienen, Ger J. M.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1044-1049, December 2011.

Forty-Year Experience With Flow-Diversion Surgery for Patients With Congenital Choledochal Cysts With Pancreaticobiliary Maljunction at a Single Institution

Takeshita, Nobuhiro; Ota, Takehiro; Yamamoto, Masakazu

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1050-1053, December 2011.

Management of Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome in a Cohort of 139 Patients

Boelens, O. B.; Scheltinga, M. R.; Houterman, S.; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1054-1058, December 2011.

“Blowing up the Barriers” in Surgical Training: Exploring and Validating the Concept of Distributed Simulation

Kassab, Eva; Tun, Jimmy Kyaw; Arora, Sonal; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1059-1065, December 2011.

Peripheral Blood Fibrocytes: Enhancement of Wound Healing by Cell Proliferation, Re-Epithelialization, Contraction, and Angiogenesis

Kao, Huang-Kai; Chen, Bin; Murphy, George F; More

Annals of Surgery . 254(6):1066-1074, December 2011.




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