1st Edition

50 Landmark Papers Every Acute Care Surgeon Should Know

Edited By Stephen M Cohn, Peter Rhee Copyright 2020
    350 Pages
    by CRC Press

    350 Pages
    by CRC Press

    In 50 Landmark Papers every Acute Care Surgeon Should Know, editors Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee have compiled a selection of the most influential recent contributions to the specialty of acute care surgery/emergency surgery.

    This book comprises 50 thought-provoking and relevant topics, reviewing carefully selected papers to update the readers on what has been published in the last decade. 50 key papers cover the most relevant studies from a wide range of topics from Acute Cholecystitis to Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.

    This book is of interest to surgical residents and trainees, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care fellows and all members of the Acute Care team. This is both an informative and personal look at evidence-based topics, and is relevant to all general and acute care surgeons.

    About the Editors

    Stephen M. Cohn, MD FACS

    Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University

    Nutley, New Jersey, USA

    Peter Rhee

    New York Medical College

    Westchester Medical Center

    Valhalla, New York, USA

    Section 1. Esophagus, gastric, and duodenal

    1. Eradication of Helicobacter pylori Prevents Recurrence of Ulcer After Simple Closure of Duodenal Ulcer Perforation: Randomized Controlled Trial
    2. Enders et al., Annals of Surgery. 231(2):153-158, FEB 2000

      Review by contributor Matthew O. Dolich

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    3. Biologic prosthesis to prevent recurrence after laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair: long-term follow-up from a multicenter, prospective, randomized trial.
    4. Oelschlager et al., J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Oct;213(4):461-8.

      Review by contributor Fahim Habib

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    5. Self-expandable stents for benign esophageal leakages and perforations: long-term single-center experience
    6. Gubler (2014), Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 49(1):23-29.

      Review by contributor John K. Bini

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

      Section 2. Intestinal

    7. Natural history of patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction
    8. Miller, Gordon et al., BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY 2000:87(9): 1240-1247

      Review by contributor Marc DeMoya and Andrew Kamien

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    9. Transfusion Strategies for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    10. Càndid Villanueva et al., N Engl J Med 2013; 368:11-21 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1211801

      Review by contributor Bruce Crookes

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    11. Approach to management of intussusception in adults: a new paradigm in the computed tomography era
    12. Rea JD et al. Clements RH., AmSurg 2007;73(11): 1098–1105

      Review by contributor Raphael Parrado and David Notrica

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    13. A meta-analysis of outcomes following use of somatostatin and its analogues for the management of enterocutaneous fistulas.
    14. Rahbour, G, Siddiqui, MR, Ullah, MR, Gabe, SM, Warusavitarne, J, Vaizey, CJ. Ann Surg 2012;256(6):946-954

      Review by contributor Edward Lineen and Peter Lopez

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    15. Surgical management of thrombotic acute intestinal ischemia
    16. Endean et al. Ann Surg. 2001 Jun; 233(6): 801–808.

      Review by contributor Juan C Duchesne

      Original Author Commentary Eric D. Endean, MD

    17. Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis The APPAC Randomized Clinical Trial.
    18. Salminen et al. JAMA. 2015;313(23):2340-2348. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6154

      Review by contributor Stephen M. Cohn

      Original Author Commentary Paulina Salminen

    19. Urgent Colonoscopy for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe Diverticular Hemorrhage.
    20. Jensen et al. The New England Journal of Medicine. January 13, 2000; 342(2): 78-82.

      Review by contributor Leslie Kobayashi

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    21. A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial of Primary Anastomosis or Hartmann’s Procedure for Perforated Left Colonic Diverticulitis ith Purulent or Fecal Peritonitis
    22. Oberkofler, Beitenstein et al. Ann Surg 2012;256: 819–827

      Review by contributor Akpofure Peter Ekeh

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    23. Colonic stenting as a bridge to surgery(ESCO trial)
    24. Arezzo et al. Surg Endosc (2017) 31:3297–3305

      Review by contributor Pamela Daher-Tobia and Carlos V.R. Brown

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    25. Neostigmine for the treatment of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction
    26. Ponec et al. N Engl J Med 1999;341:137-41

      Review by contributor Matthew J. Forestiere and Kenji Inaba

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    27. Colonic volvulus in the United States: trends, outcomes, and predictors of mortality.
    28. Halabi W, Jabari M, Kang C, Nguyen V, Carmichael J, Mills S, Pigazzi A, Stamos M. Annals of Surgery 2014; 259: 293-301.

      Review by contributor Joseph Love

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    29. Duodenal Infusion of Donor Feces for Recurrent Clostridium difficile.
    30. van Nood, et al. N Engl J Med 2013;368:407-15

      Review by contributor Sarah Mathew, Jessica Barton, and Adrian W. Ong

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

      Section 3. Biliary and Pancreatic

    31. Acute Cholecystitis Early Versus Delayed Cholecystectomy, A Multicenter Randomized Trial
    32. Gutt et al, Ann Surg 2013; 258: 385-393.

      Review by contributor Narong Kulvatunyou

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    33. TG13: Updated Tokyo Guidelines for the management of acute cholangitis and cholecystitis.
    34. Takada T et al, J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2013 Jan;20(1):1-7. doi: 10.1007/s00534-012-0566-y.

      Review by contributor Chad G. Ball

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    35. A Step-up Approach or Open Necrosectomy for Necrotizing Pancreatitis
    36. Hjalmar C. van Santvoort et al., N Engl J Med 2010; 362:1491-1502 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa0908821

      Review by contributor Umar F. Bhatti and Hasan B. Alam

      Original Author Commentary Hjalmar C. van Santvoort

    37. Equal efficacy of endoscopic and surgical cystogastrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst drainage in a randomized trial.
    38. Varadarajulu et al., Gastroenterology. 2013 Sep;145(3):58390

      Review by contributor Matthew J. Martin

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    39. Predictors of therapy failure in a series of 741 adult pyogenic liver abscesses 
    40. Lo et al. (2015), J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci, 22, pages 156–165

      Review by contributor Krista L Kaups

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    41. Management in patients with liver and an umbilical hernia.
    42. Marsman et al. Surgery 2007 .142:372-5

      Review by contributor Eric J. Ley

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

      Section 4: Anorectal

    43. Comparison of stapled haemorrhoidopexy with traditional excisional surgery for haemorrhoidal disease (eTHoS): a pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
    44. Watson et al. Lancet 2016 Nov 12; 388

      Review by contributor Elizabeth R Benjamin

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    45. A comparison of injections of botulinum toxin and topical nitroglycerin ointment for the treatment of chronic anal fissure
    46. Brisinda et al. N Engl J Med 1999;341:65-9

      Review by contributor Clarence E. Clark and Jacquelyn S. Turner

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    47. Multicentre observational study of outcomes after drainage of acute perianal abscess.
    48. Pearce et al. Br J Surg. 2016 Jul;103(8):1063-8.

      Review by contributor TBC

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    49. Healing by primary versus secondary intention after surgical treatment for pilonidal disease.
    50. Al-Khamis, McCallum I, King BM, Bruce J. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010

      Review by contributor James C. Doherty

      Original Author Commentary Julie Bruce

      Section 5: General Surgery Consultations

    51. Open mesh versus laparoscopic mesh repair of inguinal hernia.
    52. Neumayer et al. N Engl J Med. 2004 Apr 29;350(18):1819-27.

      Review by contributor Esteban Varela

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    53. Small bites versus large bites for closure of abdominal midline incisions (STITCH): a double-blind, multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
    54. Deerenberg EB. Lancet. 2015 Sep 26;386(10000):1254-1260.

      Review by contributor Jonathan Nguyen

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    55. Outcomes of cholecystectomy in US heart transplant recipients.
    56. Kilic, et al. Ann Surg; 2013: 258: 312-7.

      Review by contributor Suresh Agarwal and Christopher Reed

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    57. Randomized clinical trial of pigtail catheter versus chest tube in injured patients with uncomplicated traumatic pneumothorax.
    58. Kulvatunyou N, et al. BJS 2014;101: 17-22.

      Review by contributor Lydia Lam

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    59. Small-Bowel Obstruction After Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
    60. Husain, O'Malley et al. Arch Surg. 2007;142(10):988-993

      Review by contributor Jazmín M. Cole, Vishwanath Chegireddy, Nabil Tariq, and Daniel J. Bonville

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    61. A Comparative Study of the ReCell® Device and Autologous Spit-Thickness Meshed Skin Graft in the Treatment of Acute Burn Injuries.
    62. Holmes JH. J Burn Care Res. 2018 Aug 17;39(5):694-702. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/iry029.

      Review by contributor Laura Johnson

      Original Author Commentary James Holmes

    63. Prophylactic Ureteral Stent Placement vs No Ureteral Stent Placement During Open Colectomy.
    64. Merola et al. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 1;153(1):87–90

      Review by contributor Vasiliy Sim and Samuel Hawkins

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    65. Systematic review and meta-analysis of safety of laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy for suspected appendicitis in pregnancy.
    66. Wilasrusmee et al. British Journal of Surgery 2012; 99: 1470–1479

      Review by contributor Manuel Castillo-Angeles and Ali Salim

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

      Section 6: Miscellaneous

    67. Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess.
    68. Talan DA, Mower WR, Krishnadasan A et al. N Engl J Med 2016; 374:823-832.

      Review by contributor Addison K. May

      Original Author Commentary David A. Talan

    69. Impact and Progression of Organ Dysfunction in Patients with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: A Multicenter Study.
    70. Bulger et al. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Dec;16(6):694-701

      Review by contributor Rondi B. Gelbard

      Editors Note

    71. The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: Risk stratification based on Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI). Mills et al. J Vasc Surg 2014;59:220-34
    72. Review by contributor Jaime Benarroch-Gampel and James Middleton Chang

      Original Author Commentary Joseph L. Mills

    73. Intranasal mupirocin to prevent postoperative Staphylococcus aureus infections.
    74. Perl et al. NEJM 2002 Jun 13;346(24):1871-7.

      Review by contributor Mark Sawyer

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    75. Unified treatment algorithm for the management of crotaline snakebite in the United States: results of an evidence-informed consensus workshop.
    76. Lavonas et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2011, 11:2

      Review by contributor Anne Rizzo and Peter Rhee

      Original Author Commentary Eric Lavonas

    77. Endovascular or open repair strategy for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm: 30 day outcomes from IMPROVE randomised trial
    78. IMPROVE Trial Investigators, Powell JT, Sweeting MJ, Thompson MM, Ashleigh R, Bell R, Gomes M, Greenhalgh RM, Grieve R, Heatley F, Hinchliffe RJ, Thompson SG, Ulug P. BMJ 2014;348:f7661

      Review by contributor Abdul Q. Alarhayem and Mark G. Davies

      Original Author Commentary Janet Powell

    79. Global Surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development,
    80. Meara, et. al. Lancet, Volume 386, No. 9993, p569–624, 8 August 2015 No abstract for this case

      Review by contributor Andrew J. Michaels

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

      Section 7: Surgical Intensive Care Unit

    81. Early versus Late Parenteral Nutrition in Critically Ill Adults.
    82. Casaer et al. N Engl J Med 2011;365:506-17.

      Review by contributor Mark L Shapiro

      Original Author Commentary Michael P Casaer and Greet Van den Berghe

    83. Time to Treatment and Mortality during Mandated Emergency Care for Sepsis.
    84. Seymour et al. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):2235-2244

      Review by contributor Craig M. Coopersmith

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    85. Comparison of 8 vs 15 days of antibiotic therapy for ventilator-associated pneumonia in adults: a randomized trial.
    86. Chastre et al. 2003 JAMA. Nov 9;290(19):2588-98.

      Review by contributor Atif Jastaniah and Morad Hameed

      Original Author Commentary Jean Chastre

    87. Delirium as a Predictor of Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
    88. Ely et al. JAMA. 2004;291:1753-1762

      Review by contributor Anchit Mehrotra and Natasha Keric

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    89. An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU
    90. Pronovost et al. N Engl J Med 2006;355:2725-32

      Review by contributor Stephen O. Heard

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    91. A comparison of low-dose heparin with low-molecular-weight heparin as prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism after major trauma.
    92. Geerts WH, Jay RM, Code KI, Chen E, Szalai JP, Saibil EA, Hamilton PA. N Engl J Med. 1996 Sep 5;335(10):701-7.

      Review by contributor Ara Feinstein

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    93. Effect of a retrievable inferior vena cava filter plus anticoagulation vs anticoagulation alone on risk of recurrent pulmonary embolism: a randomized clinical trial.
    94. Mismetti et al. JAMA. 2015 Apr 28;313(16):1627-35

      Review by contributor Mary Condron

      Editors Note Stephen Cohn and Peter Rhee

    95. Is the evolving management of intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome improving survival?
    96. Michal L. Cheatham, MD; Karen Safcsak, RN. Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb; 38 (2):402-7.

      Review by contributor Keneeshia Williams

      Original Author Commentary Michael L. Cheatham and Karen Safcsak

    97. Pitfalls in communication that lead to nonbeneficial emergency surgery in elderly patients with serious illness: description of the problem and elements of a solution.
    98. Cooper et al.  Ann Surg. 2014; 260(6):949-957.

      Review by contributor Christine S Cocanour

      Original Author Commentary Zara Cooper

    99. Alcohol Interventions in a Trauma Center as a Means of Reducing the Risk of Injury Recurrence
    100. Gentillelo.ANNALS OF SURGERY Vol. 230, No. 4, 473–483

      Review by contributor Gary Vercruysse

      Original Author Commentary Larry M. Gentilello


    Stephen M. Cohn, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University, Nutley, New Jersey, USA

    Peter Rhee, MD, MPH, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA