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Has the autonomy pendulum swung too far

Paul Walker
10.1111/ans.14053 (p. 536-539)

Dialogue, informed consent and moral decision making

David A. Watters OBE, ChM, FRCSEd, FRACS
10.1111/ans.14500 (p. 525-526)

Leaving surgical training: some of the reasons are in surgery

Deanne Forel, Meegan Vandepeer, Joanna Duncan, David R. Tivey, Stephen A. Tobin
10.1111/ans.14500 (p. 402-407)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman
10.1111/ans.14429 (p.399)

Surgeons: Cause for Complaint?

Phiip G. Truskett AM, FRACS
10.1111/ans.14422 (p. 259)

Why do surgeons receive more complaints than their physician peers?

Holly M. Tibble, Nigel S. Broughton, David M. Studdert, Matthew J. Spittal, Nicola Hill, Jennifer M. Morris, Marie M. Bismark
10.1111/ans.144225 (p. 269-273)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman
10.1111/ans.14429 (p.266)

The ties that bind: what's in a title? 

Susan J. Neuhaus
10.1111/ans.13961 (pp.136-139)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman
10.1111/ans.14429 (p.133)

Overview of surgical death investigations: could a dreaded experience be turned into an opportunity? 

Noha Ferrah, Joseph E. Ibrahim, David L. Ranson and Charles Barry Beiles

Re: Review of arthroscopic practice and coding at a major metropolitan centre

Chris Dalton, Emma Blanusa and Martin Anfinsen
10.1111/ans.14167 (p.850-851)

National surgical mortality audit may be associated with reduced mortality after emergency admission

Andreas Kiermeier, Wendy J. Babidge, Glenn A. J. McCulloch, Guy J. Maddern, David A. Watters and R. James Aitken                                               10.1111/ans.14170 (p.830-836)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman
10.1111/ans.14184 (p.757)

Emergency appendicectomy in Australia: findings from a multicentre, prospective study 

Thomas Arthur, Richard Gartrell, Bahuvana Manoharan, David Parker and QUEST collaboration
10.1111/ans.14088 (pp. 656-660)

Modern cardiac surgery: the future of cardiac surgery in Australia

Nikki Stamp, Emily Granger and Robert Larbalestier
10.1111/ans.14031 (p. 661-664)

Long-term effectiveness of the preoperative smoking cessation programme at Western Health

Hugh Taylor, Amalia Kalaharios and David Bramley
10.1111/ans.14113 (p.677-681)

Medicine in small doses

Erwin Loh and Bruce P. Waxman
10.1111/ans.14160 (p.653) 


The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation: 25 years on 

Michael J.M.Jay
10.1111/ans.14092 (pp. 534-535)

It's worth the wait: optimizing questioning methods for effective intraoperative teaching

Meredith Barrett, Christopher P. Magas, Larry D. Gruppen, Priya H. Dedhia and Gurjit Sandhu
10.1111/ans.14046 (p. 541-546)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.14109 (p538)

From humble beginnings … the evolution of the FRACS (Urology) 

Athina Pirpiris, Amanda S. J. Chung and Prem Rashid
10.1111/ans.13881 (p. 619-623)

Pseudoempyema in an Indigenous Australian child: occurring via a rare route 

Samuel B. Axford and Christopher P. Kirby

10.1111/ans.13881 (p. E55-E56)

Surgical capacity building in Timor-Leste: a review of the first 15 years of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons-led Australian Aid programme

Glenn D. Guest, David F. Scott, Joao P. Xavier, Nelson Martins, Eric Vreede, Antony Chennal, Daliah Moss and David A. Watters
10.1111/ans.13768 (pp. 436-440)

Capacity building in Timor Leste: a work in progress

Philip G. Truskett
10.1111/ans.13938 (p. 427)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.14034 (p433)

Abdominal aortic aneurism repair in New Zealand: a validation of the Australasian Vascular Audit

Manar Khashram, Ian A. Thomson, Gregory T. Jones and Justin A. Roake
10.1111/ans.13702 (pp. 394-398)

Prospective evaluation of the Sunshine Appendicitis Grading System scores

Fiona Reid, Julian Choi, Marli Williams, and Steven Chan
10.1111/ans.13271 (pp. 387-371)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13974 (p331)

Diagnostic accuracy of Charcot's triad: a systematic relationship

Steva Rumsey, Joel Winders and Andrew D. MacCormick
10.1111/ans.13907 (pp. 232-238)

Our experience in using telehealth for paediatric plastic surgery in Western Australia

Debesh Rimal, Ju Hui Huang Fu and David Gillett
10.1111/ans.13925 (pp. 277-281)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13901 (p224)

Surgical wisdom and Genghis Khan's Pax Mongolica

Jakob Köstenbauer
10.1111/ans.13813 (pp. 116-120)

Hospital-wide implementation of an electronic-workflow solution aiming to make surgical practice improvement easy

Magdalena M. Sakowska, Megan V. Thomas, Saxon Connor and Ross Roberts
10.1111/ans.13805 (pp. 143-148)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13901 (p113)

AO pelvic fracture classification: can an educational package improve orthopaedic registrar performance?

Au, J. Perriman, D.L., Bolton, C., Abbott, L, Neema, T. and Smith P.N.
10.1111/ans.13761 (pp. 1019-1023)

Impact of surgical experience on outcomes in total joint arthroplasties

Wilson M.D., Dowsey, M.M., Spelman, T. and Choong, P.F.M.
10.1111/ans.13513 (pp. 967-972)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13826 (p964)

Surgical ward round checklist: does in improve medical documentation: A clinical review of Christchurch general surgical notes

Y. Alamri, F. Frizelle, H. Al-Mathrouqi, T. Eglinton,  and R. Roberts
10.1111/ans.13425 (pp. 878-882)

Impact on workflow of the use of the Surgical Safety Checklist: a qualitative study

B. M. Gillespie, A.P Marshall, T. Gardiner, J. Lavin and T.K. Withers
10.1111/ans.13433 (pp. 864-867)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13795 (p861)

Surgical decision making in a teaching hospital: a linguistic analysis

J. Bezemer, G. Murtagh, A. Cope and R. Kneebone
10.1111/ans.12824 (pp. 751-755)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13732 (p748)

A history of the treatment of appendicitis in children: lessons learned

J.K. Hamill and A.G. Hill
10.1111/ans.13627 (pp. 762-767)

Impact of introduction of an acute surgical unit on management and outcomes of small bowel obstruction

A.M. Musiienko, R. Shakerian, A. Gorelik, B.N.J. Thomson and A.R Skandarajah
10.1111/ans.13238 (pp. 831-835)

Mortality after open aortic aneurysm surgery by Australasian surgeons trained in the endovascular era

C. Barry Beiles and Stuart Walker
10.1111/ans.13185 (pp. 544-548)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13657 (p 541)

Update in achalasia:what the surgeon needs to know

Peter Hamer, Richard Holloway, Gary Crosthwaite, Peter Devitt and Sarah K. Thompson. 
10.1111/ans.13497 (pp. 555-559)

Comparison of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality with coronial cause of death

Dylan Hansen, Claudia Retegan, Noel Woodford, Jessele Vinluan and Charles B. Beiles
10.1111/ans.13185 (pp. 437-441)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13610 (p 434)

Enhanced recovery after surgery in elective total arthroplasty: the new standard of perioperative care

Marinus D. J. Stowers, Jacob T. Munro and Andrew G. Hill
10.1111/ans.13427 (p 327)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13535 (p 329)

Reinterpretation of radiological findings in oesophago-gastric multidisciplinary meetings

Hou-Kiat Lim, Peter Noel Stiven and Ahmad Aly
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12537 (p 329)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS

DOI: 10.1111/ans.13489 (p 221)

Twitter in urology and other surgical specialities at global conferences

Amanda Chung and Henry Woo
DOI: 10.1111/ans.134939 (p 221)

Should the non-operative management of appendicitis be the new standard of care?

Robert Gandy and Frank Wang
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13506 (p 228)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman OAM, FRACS

DOI: 10.1111/ans.13454 (p 119) 

Perioperative complications in patients on low-molecular-weight heparin bridging therapy

Daniel T. Breen, Nuttaya Chavalertsakul, Eldho Paul, Russell L. Gruen1 andJonathan Serpell
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12070 (p 167-172) 

Vascular trauma in Western Australia: a comparison of two study periods over 15 years

Jikol Friend, Sudhakar Rao, Kishore Sieunarine and Paul Woodroof
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12309 (p 173-178)

No weak days? Impact of day in the week on surgical mortality

Animesh A. Singla, Gordon S. Guy, John B. F. Field, Ning Ma, Wendy J. Babidge and Guy J. Maddern
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13315 (p 15-20)

Apology for discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment by the President of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

David A. Watters
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13362 (p 895)

Prevalence of bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment in surgery in Australasia

Wendy Crebbin, Graeme Campbell, David A. Hillis and David A. Watters
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13363 (p 9905-9909)

Anaesthetic and pharmacological techniques to decrease blood loss in liver surgery: a systematic review

Samir Pathak, Abdul Hakeem, Thomas Pike, Giles J. Toogood, Matthew Simpson, K. Raj. Prasad and Danilo Miskovic
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13195 (p 923-930)

Rectus sheath block for laparoscopic appendicectomy: a randomised clinical trial

James K. Hamill, Andrew Liley and Andrew G. Hill
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12950 (p 951-956)

Influence of diabetes mellitus on mortality in breast cancer patients

Yunhai Zhou, Xiang Zhang, Chen Gu and Jiazeng Xia

DOI: 10.1111/ans.12877 (p 972-978)

Randomized blinded control trial into tourniquet tolerance in awake volunteers

Eugene Lim, Lipi Shukla, Anthony Barker, Dean J. Trotter
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12532 (p 636-638)

Management of oral anticoagulation in the surgical patient

Jilani Latona, Atifur Rahman
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13130 (p 620-625)

Emergency neurosurgery in Darwin: still the generalist surgeons' responsibility

Tara Luck, Peter John Treacy, Matthew Mathieson, Jessica Sandilands, Stephanie Weidlich, David Read
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13138 (p 610-614)

Who will perform emergency neurosurgery in remote locations?

Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13207 (p 600)

'Sic transit gloria mundi': Gallipoli, a centenary reflection

Peter F. Burke
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13200 (p 504)

Impact of visceral obesity on outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis

Tinghan Yang, Mingtian Wei, Yazhou He, Xiangbing Deng and Ziqiang Wang
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13132 (p 507)

Mortality from acute appendicitis is associated with complex disease and co-morbidity

Arkadiusz Peter Wysocki, Jennifer Allen, Therese Rey-Conde and John B. North
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12829 (p 521)

Preoperative prediction of risk in colorectal surgery

Andrew G. Hill
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13120 (p 397)

Developing an integrated training pathway for clinical academics: notes from the first binational summit meeting

John A. Windsor, Judith Searle, Tamsin J. Garrod, Richard M. Hanney, Michael J. Grigg, Julian A. Smith and Marc A. Gladman
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13119 (p 398–399)

Colorectal preOperative Surgical Score (CrOSS) for mortality in major colorectal surgery

Cherng Huei Kong, Glenn D. Guest, Douglas A. Stupart, Ian G. Faragher, Steven T. F. Chan and David A. Watters
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13066 (p 403–407)

Henry Barrett: pioneer paediatric surgeon

Jonathan B. Koea
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12926 (p 324–326)

Mobile Simulation Unit: taking simulation to the surgical trainee

Guilherme Pena, Meryl Altree, Wendy Babidge, John Field, Peter Hewett and Guy Maddern
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12549 (p 339–343)

Efficacy of general practitioners with specialty interests for surgical procedures

Ashish Taneja, Primal P. Singh, James P. L. Tan, Douglas G. Hill, Andrew B. Connolly and Andrew G. Hill
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12721 (p 344–348)

Laparoscopic appendicectomy: an operation for all trainees but does the learning curve continue into consultanthood?

David Mackrill and Stephen Allison
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12720 (p 349–352)

Low-energy falls

Seth M. Tarrant and Zsolt J. Balogh
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13002 (p 202203)

Mentoring in surgical training

Prem Rashid, Maruthi Narra and Henry Woo
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13004 (p 225-229)

Gallbladder carcinoma: a New Zealand centre's 10-year experience with presentation, ethnic diversity and survival rate

Nikola Lilic, Ben Addison and Hisham Hammodat
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12503 (p 260-263)

Changing patterns of injury associated with low-energy falls in the elderly: a 10-year analysis at an Australian Major Trauma Centre

Hugo Lee, Kendall J. Bein, Rebecca Ivers and Michael M. Dinh
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12676 (p 230-234)

Digital health technology and trauma: development of an app to standardize care

Jeremy M. Hsu
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12945 (p 235-239)

Getting young surgeons interested in rural practice still vexes us: but should it?

John C. Graham FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12951 (p 100101)

Preparing surgeons for rural Australia: the RACS Rural Surgical Training Program

Aaron Chong and George Kiroff
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12880 (p 108112)

Complications after resection of colorectal cancer in a public hospital and a private hospital

Les Bokey, Pierre H. Chapuis, Anil Keshava, Matthew J. F. X. Rickard, Peter Stewart and Owen F. Dent
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12685 (p 128–134)

Pathological evaluation and quality of surgery in radical cystectomy in New South Wales, Australia

Nariman Ahmadi, Warick J. Delprado, Andrew J. Brooks, Phillip C. Brenner, Graham M. Coombes, Alexander Grant and Manish I. Patel
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12383 (p 145–149)

Five-year actual survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic head cancer

Iraklis Perysinakis, Spyridon Avlonitis, Despoina Georgiadou, Hercules Tsipras and Ilias Margaris
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12422 (p 183–186)

Aboriginal deaths: the gap persists in surgical mortality

Phil Truskett
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12923 (p 1–1)

First‐day nerves

Jeffrey M. Hamdorf
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12920 (p 2–2)

Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy for Klatskin tumours: hinc sunt leones!

Marcello Donati, Gregor A. Stavrou, Thomas M. Gulik, Karl J. Oldhafer
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12893 (p 3–4)

Urology nSET2016: fine tuning of the current programme

Prem Rashid, Richard Grills, Deborah Klein
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12927 (p 4–5)

Consensus statements in surgery: intra‐operative neural monitoring for thyroid surgery

Leigh Delbridge, Ian Gough, Dean Lisewski, Philip Middleton, Julie Miller, Robert Parkyn, Chris Pyke, Jim Shaw, Peter Stanton, Mark Sywak, David Townend
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12966 (p 5-7)

Medicine in small doses

Bruce P. Waxman
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12965 (p 8-8)

25, 50 & 75 years ago

John P. Harris
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12961 (p 9–10)

Outcomes from the Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality: Aboriginal deaths

Peter J. Treacy, John B. North, Therese Rey‐Conde, Jennifer Allen, Robert S. Ware
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12896 (p 11–15)

Epidural versus local anaesthetic infiltration via wound catheters in open liver resection: a meta-analysis

Richard Bell, Sanjay Pandanaboyana, K. Raj Prasad
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12683 (p 16–21)

Many faces of osteosarcoma on plain radiographs

Mark Clayer
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12836 (p 22-26)

Interns' Day in Surgery: improving intern performance through a simulation‐based course for final year medical students

Sankar N. Sinha, Wendy Page
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12665 (p 27–32)

Evaluation of two types of swabs for sampling allograft musculoskeletal tissue

Kerry Varettas
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12661 (p 33–37)

Does early radiography alter remanipulation rates in paediatric forearm fractures?

Gareth Rooke, Fred T. S. Phillips
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12755 (p 38–43)

Primary ankle ligament augmentation versus modified Brostrom‐Gould procedure: a 2‐year randomized controlled trial

Mark Porter, Bruce Shadbolt, Robert Stuart
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12837 (p 44-48)

Spontaneous intrahepatic haemorrhage: two cases of segmental arterial mediolysis

Lachlan Marshall, Thomas O'Rourke, Andrew McCann, Robert Finch, Russell Strong
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12304 (p 49–52)

Management of CBDstones in patients having laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a private setting in Australia

Daniel Gerald Croagh, David Devonshire, Benjamin Poh, Roger Berry, Kaye Bowers, Dean Spilias, Mark Cullinan, Paul Cashin
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12341 (p 53–57)

Identification of the sentinel lymph node in the SNAC‐1 trial

Amira A. Elmadahm, Peter G. Gill, Melissa Bochner, Val J. Gebski, Diana Zannino, Neil Wetzig, Ian Campbell, Martin Stockler, Owen Ung, John Simes, Roger Uren
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12527 (p 58–63)

Breast reconstruction using de‐epithelialized dermal flap after vertical‐pattern skin‐sparing mastectomy in macromastia

Fatih Peker, Fuat Yuksel, Huseyin Karagoz, Sinan Ozturk
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12570 (p 64-68)

Laparoscopy and peritoneal cytology: important prognostic tools to guide treatment selection in gastric adenocarcinoma

Saam S. Tourani, Carlos Cabalag, Emma Link, Steven T. F. Chan, Cuong P. Duong
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12197 (p 69–73)

Laparoscopic stapled excision of non‐parasitic splenic cysts

Gregory Kalogeropoulos, Justin S. Gundara, Jaswinder S. Samra, Thomas J. Hugh
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12367 (p 74–79)

Ex vivo dissection increases lymph node yield in oesophagogastric cancer

Adam Cichowitz, Paul Burton, Wendy Brown, Andrew Smith, Kalai Shaw, Ron Slamowicz, Peter D. Nottle
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12365 (p 80–84)

How to do an endofascial axillary lymphadenectomy

Burton King, Ineke Meredith
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12914 (p 85-85)

Read by QxMD (

Craig A. McBride, Bhavesh Patel
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12862 (p 86–86)

Examination Surgery: A Guide to Passing the Fellowship Examination in General Surgery. By C. Young and M. A. Gladman. Churchill Livingston: Elsevier, 2014. 407 pages. ISBN: 978‐0‐729‐58148‐6. Price: $115.

Phil Truskett
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12922 (p 86–87)

Torted pulmonary sequestration masquerading as empyema in a child

Hemal Kodikara, Spencer W. Beasley
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12464 (p 88–88)

Jejunogastric intussusception: a rare complication of a gastrojejunostomy

Christopher William Lehane, Amirala Khalessi, Adeeb J. Majid, Hajir Nabi, Amitabha Das
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12393 (p 89-90)

Tension pneumomediastinum after blunt chest trauma

Scott Jennings, Sheen Peeceeyen, Matthew Horton
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12378 (p 90–91)

Pyoderma gangrenosum of the penis: an important lesson

Eugene Ng, Michelle Lee, Nigel Dunglison
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12394 (p 91–92)

Primary mesh repair of Amyand's hernia

Daniel J. Reilly, Bianca Macula, Conrad Brandt
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12437 (p 93–94)

Re: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery: where to now?

Karem Slim
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12879 (p 95-95)

Response to Re: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery: where to now?

David Z. Lubowski
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12875 (p 95–96)

Re: Lateral cervical cysts: an Australian perspective

Rachel Maywald, Jason Stone
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12887 (p 96–96)

Prevalence of duplicate gallbladder in cholecystectomy patients

Andrei M. Beliaev, Michael Booth
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12809 (p 96–97)

Case of necrotizinig fasciitis in thigh after transobturator tape procedure, treated by vacuum‐assisted closure

Sae Byeol Choi, Jeong Sub Kim, Jae Hyuk Yang, Sang Yong Choi
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12823 (p 97-98)

The future of surgical education

Stephen Tobin
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12184 (p 402–403)

In-training assessment at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

John P. Collins
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12177 (p 404–408)

Clinical decision making: how surgeons do it

Wendy Crebbin, Spencer W. Beasley and David A. K. Watters
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12180 (p 422–428)

Mini-Med School: promoting awareness of medicine as a career for suburban and rural high-school students

Faisal M. Shaikh, Mahwash Babar and K. Simon Cross
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06288.x (p 481–486)

History of lower limb reconstruction after trauma

Michael Wagels, Dan Rowe, Shireen Senewiratne, David R. Theile
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06271.x (p 348-353)

Practical recommendations for patient blood management and the reduction of perioperative transfusion in joint replacement surgery

Warwick Bruce, David Campbell, David Daly, James Isbister
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12000 (p 222-229)

Improving surgical intravenous fluid management: a controlled educational study

Vaishnaavi Gnanasampanthan, Lauren Porten and Ian Bissett
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12751 (p 932-936)

Outcomes of cholecystectomy for treatment of acute cholecystitis in octogenarians

Mehrdad Nikfarjam, David Yeo, Marcos Perini, Michael A. Fink, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Graham Starkey, Robert M. Jones and Christopher Christophi
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12313 (p 943-948)

Laparoscopic versus open reversal of Hartmann's procedure: a retrospective review

Phillip F. Yang and Matthew J. Morgan
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12667 (p 965-969)

Laparoscopic skills acquisition: a study of simulation and traditional training

Nicholas Marlow, Meryl Altree, Wendy Babidge, John Field, Peter Hewett and Guy J. Maddern
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12282 (p 976-980)

Anatomy teaching: confusion continues. Do surgeons have the answer?

George Ramsey-Stewart MD, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12659 (p 800-801)

Anatomy by whole-body dissection: what motivates surgeons to teach?

Annette Burgess MMedEd, PhD
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12736 (p 803-804)

How can clinical anatomy teaching be rationalized?

Sankar Sinha MEd, MS, FRACS, FACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12857 (p 805-806)

Medical students call for national standards in anatomical education

John E. Farey, Jonathan C. Sandeford and Greg D. Evans-McKendry
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12557 (p 813-815)

Robot-assisted gastrectomy and oesophagectomy for cancer

Dan Falkenback, Christopher W. Lehane and Reginald V. N. Lord
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12591 (p 712-721)

Mindfulness for surgeons

Antonio Fernando MD, ABPN, Nathan Consedine PhD and Andrew G. Hill MBChB, MD (Thesis), EdD, FACS, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12695 (p 722-724)

Impact of geographic location on surgical outcomes of women with breast cancer

Jonathan Azzopardi, David Walsh, Chilton Chong and Corey Taylor
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12514 (p 735-739)

Anastomotic leaks in colorectal surgery

Nikki Damen, Katrina Spilsbury, Michael Levitt, Gregory Makin, Paul Salama, Patrick Tan, Cheryl Penter and Cameron Platell
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12494 (p 763-768)

Professionalism under the microscope

Michael J Hollands MBBS, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12759 (p 599-600)

Ensuring the continuing competence of surgeons: a bridge too far, a sacred cow or burying your head in the sand

Geoffrey Davies, AO
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12737 (p 609-611)

Current management of advanced melanoma: a transformed landscape

David E. Gyorki, John Spillane, David Speakman, Mark Shackleton, Michael A. Henderson
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12673 (p 612-617)

Determinants of time to surgery for patients with hip fracture

Justin Zeltzer, Rebecca J. Mitchell, Barbara Toson, Ian A. Harris, Jacqueline Close
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12671 (p 633-638)

Australian medical students and their choice of surgery as a career: a review

Megan Grigg, Manit Arora, Ashish D. Diwan
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12389 (p 653-655)

Are you and your patients safe from a surgical fire?

Andrew Ing MBChB, Nadia Schwass MBChB and Saxon Connor MBChB, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12647 (p 503-504)

Multidisciplinary team simulation for the operating theatre: a review of the literature

Shaw Boon Tan, Guilherme Pena, Meryl Altree and Guy J. Maddern
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12478 (p 515-522)

Are Australian and New Zealand trauma service resources reflective of the Australasian Trauma Verification Model Resource Criteria

Elizabeth Leonard and Kate Curtis
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12381 (p 523-527)

'Beware the lump in the foot!': predictors of recurrence and survival in bone and soft-tissue sarcomas of the foot and ankle

Andrew Salipas, Michelle M. Dowsey, Deborah May and Peter F. M. Choong
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12593 (p 533-538)

Surgeons of the future: where will they come from?

Phil Truskett MBBS, FRACS
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12569 (p 399)

Barriers for students pursuing a surgical career and where the Surgical Interest Association can intervene

Elliot Dolan-Evans and Gary D. Rogers
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12521 (p 406-411)

Nuclear reprogramming and induced pluripotent stem cells: a review for surgeons

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DOI: 10.1111/ans.12419 (p 417-423)

Epidemiology of traumatic head injury from a major paediatric trauma centre in New South Wales, Australia

Jeevaka E. Amaranath, Mahesh Ramanan, Jessica Reagh, Eilen Saekang, Narayan Prasad, Raymond Chaseling and Sannappa Soundappan
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Effect of handover on the outcomes of small bowel obstruction in an acute care surgery model

Ivy Lien, Shing W. Wong, Phillip Malouf and Philip G. Truskett
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Historical aspects of appendicitis in children

James K. Hamill, Andrew Liley and Andrew G. Hill
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Adaptive ageing surgeons

Carmelle Peisah, Chanaka Wijeratne, Bruce Waxman and Marianne Vonau
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12506 (p 311-315)

Colorectal adenocarcinoma cancer in New Zealand in those under 25 years of age (1997–2007)

Michael Plunkett, Melissa Murray, Frank Frizelle, Lochie Teague, Victoria Hinder and Michael Findlay
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Clinician-performed ultrasound in assessing potentially malignant thyroid nodules

Peter W. Hamer, Sebastian R. Aspinall and Peter L. Malycha
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Comparison between two types of local resection in the treatment of ampullary cancer

Xiang-Qian Zhao, Xiao-Qiang Huang, Wen-Zhi Zhang and Zhe Liu
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12047 (p 255-259)

Single-incision laparoscopic hernioplasty versus multi-incision laparoscopic hernioplasty: a meta-analysis

Hao Lai, Guojian Li, Jun Xiao, Yuan Lin and Bangyu Lu
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Surgical safety checklists: a review

Reuben Tang, Geetha Ranmuthugala and Frances Cunningham
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12168 (p 148-154)

Colonic diverticulitis in young Asians: a predominantly mild and right-sided disease

Ker-Kan Tan, Jiayi Wong, Zhiyan Yan, Choon-Seng Chong, Jody Z. Liu and Richard Sim
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12273 (p 181-184)

Temperature change in the helicopter transport of trauma patients

Benjamin Maurice Hardy, Sean Chan, Andrew Bruce Martin, Jorge Brieva, Alexandra Gallagher, Alana Sokolowsky and Zsolt Janos Balogh
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Current Australian practice in the diagnosis and management of Barrett's oesophagus

Anthony W. Farfus, Ewen A. Griffiths, Sarah K. Thompson and Peter G. Devitt
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12372 (p 895–898)

Relevance of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial to breast cancer in the Australian setting

Nicholas K. Ngui, Elisabeth E. Elder, Upali W. Jayasinghe and James French
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12388 (p 924–928)

Introduction of new techniques in burn care in Australia and New Zealand: a survey

Leo K. P. Kim, Hugh C. O. Martin and Andrew J. A. Holland
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12253 (p 802–803)

Consenting to a good death? Introducing the level 2 consent form

Michael Sinnott and Sarah Winch

DOI: 10.1111/ans.12335 (p 803–804)

Early Australasian experience with branched endovascular thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

Russell W. Jamieson and Ravi L. Huilgol
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12410 (p 808–813)

Incidence and outcomes of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in rural and urban Australia

Timothy Shiraev and Michael G. Condous
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Rationalization of outcome scores for low back pain: the Oswestry disability index and the low back outcome score

Vivek Eranki, Kongposh Koul and Andrew Fagan
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12043 (p 871-877)

Australia's female military surgeons of World War I

Susan J. Neuhaus
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12334 (p 713-718)

Evaluating the value and impact of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality

Claudia Retegan, Colin Russell, Darren Harris, Nick Andrianopoulos and C. Barry Beiles
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Guy de Chauliac: pre-eminent surgeon of the Middle Ages

David A. K. Watters
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Comparison of appendicectomy outcomes: acute surgical versus traditional pathway

Sandhya Pillai, Li Hsee, Andy Pun, Sachin Mathur and Ian Civil
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12350 (p 739-743)

Smokers know little of their increased surgical risks and may quit on surgical advice

Ashley R. Webb, Nicola Robertson and Maryanne Sparrow
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12096 (p 753-757)

Syme oration to the Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Sir Peter Gluckman
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12326 (p 606-608)

Alexis Carrel: the good, the bad, the ugly

Glen L. Benveniste
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12167 (p 609-611)

Simulation-based surgical education

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06315.x (p 619-623)

A bi-national perspective on the management of young patients with colorectal cancer

Satish K. Warrier, A. Craig Lynch and Alexander G. Heriot
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12071 (p 636-640)

Caseload of general surgeons working in a rural hospital with outreach practice

Nicole A. Campbell, Stephen Franzi and Peter Thomas
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06207.x (p 508-511)

Improving operating theatre efficiency: an intervention to significantly reduce changeover time

Bishoy A. B. Soliman, Raymond Stanton, Steven Sowter, Warren Matthew Rozen and Shekib Shahbaz
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12013 (p 545-548)

Dedicated emergency theatres improve service delivery and surgeons' job satisfaction

Douglas A. Stupart, David A. Watters, Glenn D. Guest, Vanessa Cuthbert and Shannon Ryan
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12001 (p 549-553)

The future of surgical education

Stephen Tobin
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In-training assessment at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

John P. Collins
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Clinical decision making: how surgeons do it

Wendy Crebbin, Spencer W. Beasley and David A. K. Watters
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12180 (p 422-428)

Mini-Med School: promoting awareness of medicine as a career for suburban and rural high-school students

Faisal M. Shaikh, Mahwash Babar and K. Simon Cross
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History of lower limb reconstruction after trauma

Michael Wagels, Dan Rowe, Shireen Senewiratne, David R. Theile
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06271.x (p 348-353)

Practical recommendations for patient blood management and the reduction of perioperative transfusion in joint replacement surgery

Warwick Bruce, David Campbell, David Daly, James Isbister
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12000 (p 222–229)

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