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The mission of the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS) is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research.
Hosted by associate editor, Dr. Ameer Farooq, and co-editor in chief, Dr. Chad Ball, Cold Steel highlights the best research being completed by Canadian surgeons, discusses education topics of interest for surgeons and trainees alike, and provides guidance for career development.
Can J Surg 2021 March-April;64(2)
Editorial • Éditorial
Répercussions de la COVID-19 sur l’incidence de blessures graves causées par la violence intentionnelle, les traumas accidentels et des traumas découlant d’une tentative de suicide au Canada
Commentary • Commentaire
The question of whether vena cava filters have a role in trauma patients remains unanswered
I.M. Ball, R.M. Curtis, N. Parry, F. Priestap, K.N. Vogt
The unique impact of COVID-19 on orthopedic surgery residency applicants and program directors in Canada
A. Shah, A.A. Champagne, J. Del Papa, J. Toor, J. Larouche, M.T. Nousiainen
Review • Revue
Portal vein arterialization as a salvage procedure in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery: a systematic review
A. Majlesara, O. Ghamarnejad, E. Khajeh, M. Golriz, N. Gharabaghi, K. Hoffmann, D.-H. Chang, M. W. Büchler, A. Mehrabi
Research • Recherche
Morbidity associated with the use of oxaliplatin versus mitomycin C in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal or appendiceal origin: a multi-institutional comparative study
E. Benzaquen, Y. Wang, S. Wiseman, V. Rosenfeld, L. Sideris, P. Dubé, J.-S. Pelletier, T. Vanounou
Impact of the introduction of formal D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer in a Western setting
A. Brind’Amour, J.-P. Gagné, J.-C. Hogue, É. Poirier
Intraoperative injuries from abdominopelvic surgery: an analysis of national medicolegal data
G. Lefebvre, K. A. Devenny, D. L. Héroux, C. L. Bowman, H. K. Neilson, R. Mimeault, S. S. Singh, L. A. Calder
Effect of preoperative long-term opioid therapy on patient outcomes after total knee arthroplasty: an analysis of multicentre population-based administrative data
C. M. Goplen, S. H. Kang, J. R. Randell, C. A. Jones, D. C. Voaklander, T. A. Churchill, L. A. Beaupre
The economic impact of periprosthetic infection in total knee arthroplasty
M. W. Morcos, P. Kooner, J. Marsh, J. Howard, B. Lanting, E. Vasarhelyi
A survey of Canadian surgeons on the indications for home care nursing following vascular surgery
J. Jacob-Brassard, M. Al-Omran, K. Salata, M. A. Hussain, A. Kayssi, G. Roche-Nagle, C. de Mestral
Cancellation of elective surgery: rates, reasons and effect on patient satisfaction
W. X. Koh, R. Phelan, W. M. Hopman, D. Engen
Toward an all-inclusive trauma system in Central South Ontario: development of the Trauma-System Performance Improvement and Knowledge Exchange (T-SPIKE) project
P. T. Engels, A. Coates, R. D. MacDonald, M. Ahghari, M. Welsford, T. Dodd, K. Turcotte, J. D. Doyle, A. M. Eugenio, J. P. Green, J. E. Irvine, P. J. Lysecki, S. K. Sandhanwalia, S. V. Sharma
Influence of undergraduate medical education exposure to cadaveric dissection on choice of surgical specialty: a national survey of Canadian surgical residents
T. McKechnie, J. E. Springer, A. G. Doumouras, T. Schroeder, C. Eskicioglu, S. Reid
Point-of-care ultrasonography for the diagnosis of testicular torsion: a practical resident curriculum
L. Stringer, S. Cocco, A. Jiang, E. P. Chan, F. Myslik, G. Brahm, H. Razvi, S. Dave, P. Z. T. Wang
Systematic review of grading systems for adverse surgical outcomes
S. Balvardi, E. St-Louis, Y. Yousef, A. Toobaie, E. Guadagno, R. Baird, D. Poenaru
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Fully hydroxyapatite-coated collared femoral stems in direct anterior versus direct lateral hip arthroplasty
S. Heaven, M. Perelgut, E. Vasarhelyi, J. Howard, M. Teeter, B. Lanting
Impact of an orthogeriatric collaborative care model for older adults with hip fracture in a community hospital setting
J.C. Lee, K. Koo, E.K.C. Wong, R. Naqvi, C.L. Wong
Wait times in the management of non–small cell lung carcinoma before, during and after regionalization of lung cancer care: a high-resolution analysis
S. Shakeel, M. Dhanoa, O. Khan, P. Dibajnia, N. Akhtar-Danesh, A. Behzadi
Université de Montréal Objective and Structured Checklist for Assessment of Audiovisual Recordings of Surgeries/ techniques (UM-OSCAARS): a validation study
S. Chagnon-Monarque, O. Woods, A. Christopoulos, E. Bissada, C. Ahmarani, T. Ayad
Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie
The requirement for surgery and subsequent 30-day mortality in patients with COVID-19
B. Welk, L. Richard, S. Rodriguez-Elizalde
Letters • Lettres
North–South surgical training partnerships
Author response to “North–South surgical training partnerships”
More notable developments from the Department of Surgery of the University of Montreal
The unexplored role of metoclopramide: a non-opiate analgesic for acute pain management
Author response to “The unexplored role of metoclopramide: a non-opiate analgesic for acute pain management”
A novel approach for postoperative pain management after discharge
Author response to “A novel approach for postoperative pain management after discharge”
Lever effect and the optical illusion of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Author response to “Lever effect and the optical illusion of safety in laparoscopic cholecystectomy”
2021 (Volume 64)
2020 (Volume 63)
- November – December (no 6 pp E491-E609)
- Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education: Abstracts
- September – October (no 5 pp E374-E490)
- July – August
- May – June (no. 3 pp E190-E320)
- March- April (no 2 pp 88-E189)
- Supplement – COVID-19: Guidance for management of cancer surgery
- January – February (no 1 pp 1-E87)
2019 (Volume 62)
- December (no 6 pp 361-E18)
- Canadian Conference for the Advancement of Surgical Education: Abstracts
- October (no 5 pp 292-360)
- Bethune Round Table 2019 Conference on Global Surgery: Abstracts
- August (no 4 pp 217-E8)
- Pan-Canadian Standards for Cancer Surgery
- 2019 Canadian Surgery Forum Abstracts
- 2019 Canadian Spine Society Abstracts
- June (no 3 pp 145-E5)
- 2019 Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
- 2019 Trauma Association of Canada Abstracts
- April (no 2 pp 73-144)
- February (no 1 pp 1-E21)
2018 (Volume 61)
- December (no 6 pp 361-431)
- Supplement – Mobile Trauma Care Close to the Point of Injury: Canadian Armed Forces Health Services
- October (no 5 pp 289-E18)
- August (no 4 pp 217-E9)
- 2018 Canadian Surgery Forum Abstracts
- 2018 Canadian Spine Society Abstracts
- June (no 3 pp 145-216)
- 2018 Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts
- April (no 2 pp 74-E3)
- Trauma Association of Canada Abstracts 2018
- February (no 1 pp 1-73)
Types of articles
The Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS) publishes the following types of articles:
- Editorials are written by members of the editorial board.
- Research articles report the results of original research. The journal does not distinguish between full-length articles and brief reports.
- Reviews present a comprehensive and critical appraisal of a particular topic.
- Commentaries are similar to reviews but are designed to make a point about published research on a topic without reviewing the topic comprehensively. This section may include consensus statements regarding clinical practice.
- Discussions in surgery comment on innovations in surgical education and surgical practice. They include continuing medical education articles, such as evidence-based reviews in surgery and tips for conducting surgical research.
- Letters to the editor comment on recent articles in the journal.
Note: Survey-based submissions are rarely accepted and will be considered only if they present breakthrough or otherwise compelling surgical events with high response rates. CJS does not accept case reports.
CJS is an open access journal and charges submission and article processing fees. All manuscripts will be charged a nonrefundable submission fee of $100 (Canadian funds), payable at the time of submission.
**This fee is waived for CAGS members.
Accepted articles are subject to article processing fees of $700 (Research, Review and Continuing Medical Education articles) or $500 (Commentaries and Discussions in surgery), payable in Canadian funds at the time of acceptance.