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Evidence-Based Current Surgical Practice Manuscripts

A key goal of the 2011 strategic plan of the Society for Surgery of Alimentary Tract (J Gastrointest Surg 2001; 15: 1077-1085) was to accelerate efforts to meet the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and continuing medical education (CME) needs of the membership. Starting in 2012 the SSAT Health Care Quality and Outcomes Committee began soliciting authoritative manuscripts of topics that correspond to the annual MOC course held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week, as well as a limited number of additional specific topics. These manuscripts represent an expert interpretation of the latest evidence on best surgical practice and treatment of particular surgical conditions of the alimentary tract. These Evidence-based Current Surgical Practice Manuscripts are published in the society’s Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (JOGS) and are freely available to SSAT Members and non-members alike for a limited time only.

Colorectal Liver Metastases
Ching-Wei David Tzeng, Thomas A. Aloia
Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
January 2013, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 195-202

Evidence-Based Current Surgical Practice: Calculous Gallbladder Disease
Casey Boyd Duncan, Taylor S. Riall
Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
November 2012, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 2011-2025

Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Anne Marie Lennon, Christopher Wolfgang
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
April 2013, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 645-653

Evidence-Based Management of Colorectal Trauma
Eric K. Johnson1 2, Scott R. Steele1
1. Department of Surgery/Colorectal Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, WA, 98431, USA. 2. 2506 6th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335, USA
September 2013, Volume 17, Issue 9, pp 1712-1719

Current Evidence in Gastrointestinal Surgery:
Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)

Deborah Kellerr, Conor P. Delaney
Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland
October 2013, Volume 17, Issue 10, pp 1857-1862

For complete access to JOGS, SSAT members can log into the SSAT Members Only. Beginning in January 2014, Evidence-Based Current Surgical Practice Manuscripts will be available for free to SSAT Members in good standing via the Members Only area, or for purchase at the JOGS’ publisher’s website. To become a member of the SSAT and receive a Subscription to the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (included with Active and Candidate memberships, a value of over 400 USD) click here.

 
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