Journal Club Topics and Article Selections for Year 1:

Quarter Journal Club Topic Assigned Articles

General Surgical

Trial of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intraabdominal
infection - STOP IT Trial

Small bites versus large bites for closure of abdominal midline
incisions (STITCH): a double-blind, multicentre, randomized
controlled trial - STITCH Trial

Intensive versus conventional glucose control in critically ill
patients - NICE-SUGAR Trial


Transfusion and
Surgical Critical

Transfusion of plasma, platelets, and red blood cells in a 1:1:1 vs
a 1:1:2 ratio and mortality in patients with severe trauma -

Ventilation with Lower Tidal Volumes as Compared with
Traditional Tidal Volumes for Acute Lung Injury and the Acute
Respiratory Distress Syndrome - ARMA Trial

Management of patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a
Western Trauma Association multicenter trial

Spring Surgical Oncology

A comparison of laparoscopically assisted and open colectomy
for colon cancer - COST Trial

Effect of Axillary Dissection vs No Axillary Dissection on 10-Year
Overall Survival Among Women With Invasive Breast Cancer
and Sentinel Node Metastasis - Z0011 Trial

Pylorus Preserving Pancreaticoduodenectomy Versus Standard
Whipple Procedure

Summer Acute Care Surgery

A step-up approach or open necrosectomy for necrotizing
pancreatitis - Step Up Trial

Hartmann’s Procedure or Primary Anastomosis for Generalized
Peritonitis due to Perforated Diverticulitis: A Prospective
Multicenter Randomized Trial - DIVERTI Trial

Wait-and-see policy or laparoscopic cholecystectomy after
endoscopic sphincterotomy for bile-duct stones: a randomized


Journal Club Topics and Article Selections for Year 2:

Quarter Journal Club Topic Assigned Articles
Fall Fluid Resuscitation

Balanced Crystalloids versus Saline in Critically Ill Adults-
SMART trial

A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial of transfusion
requirements in critical care - TRICC Trial

Effects of tranexamic acid on death, vascular occlusive events,
and blood transfusion in trauma patients with significant
hemorrhage - CRASH-2 Trial

Winter Vascular Surgery

The North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial -

Open versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic

Claudication: Exercise Versus Endoluminal Revascularization


Minimally Invasive

Minimally Invasive Versus Open Distal Pancreatectomy
(LEOPARD): A Multicenter Patient-blinded Randomized
Controlled Trial

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication for GERD

Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy in Obese
Patients with Diabetes: The STAMPEDE Trial



The Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valve (PARTNER) Trial

Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With
TAXUS and Cardiac Surgery - SYNTAX

Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes -