Wednesday, November 5, 2014
November 2014 Issue and Journal Club
The November issue of Annals of Surgery is devoted to papers presented at the European Surgical Association(ESA) meeting held in April, 2014. The ESA is the counterpart to the American Surgical Association in the United States and is held annually in Europe. The opening article is an inspirational message titled "The pleasure of surgery: my pleasure in being a surgeon" by the 2014 president of ESA, Dr. Eduardo Barroso from Lisbon, Portugal. It is well worth reading. The other 19 excellent contributions include 2 randomized controlled trials and several impressive clinical series.
The November Journal Club's featured article is Hospital Volume and Operative Mortality in the Modern Era by B.N. Reames et al. Ann Surg 2014; 260: 244-251. The expert moderator is Dr. Karl Bilimoria, a surgical oncologist and a health services researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bilimoria serves as the Medical Director of Surgical Quality. This article can be accessed for free by anyone wishing to participate in the journal club.