The editor has carefully selected a group of current, classic, and seminal articles for further study in certain formats of SRGS. The citations below are linked to their abstract on PubMed; free full-text is available where indicated.
Current Issue: Volume 41, No. 8, 2015, Rural Surgery
Barnhart KT. Clinical practice. Ectopic pregnancy. N Engl J Med. 2009;361(4):379-387.
This article provides a clear and valuable review of the diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy.
Botman M, Meester RJ, Voorhoeve R, et al. The Amsterdam Declaration on Essential Surgical Care. World J Surg. 2015;39(6):1335-1340.
Botman and colleagues review the essential elements of an optimum system for providing surgical care in underserved areas.
Burkholder HC, Cofer JB. Rural surgery training: a survey of program directors. J Am Coll Surg. 2007;204(3):416-421.
Burkholder and Cofer present useful data on characteristics of residency training that can prepare surgeons for safe and effective rural practice.
Chauvin A, Viala J, Marteau P, Hermann P, Dray X. Management and endoscopic techniques for digestive foreign body and food bolus impaction. Dig Liver Dis. 2013;45(7):529-542.
This article provides a comprehensive review of the endoscopic management of esophageal obstruction due to food bolus or foreign body ingestion.
Hofmeyr JG, Novikova N, Mathai M, Shah A. Techniques for cesarean section. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;201(5):431-444.
Hofmeyer and coauthors review and evaluate the techniques of caesarian section.
Nakayama DK, Hughes TG. Issues that face rural surgery in the United States. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;219(4):814-818.
Nakayama and Hughes provided a valuable review of critical issues influencing rural surgical practice in the United States.
Padgett JK. Cutaneous lesions: benign and malignant. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2005;13(2):195-202, v.
Padgett provided a detailed review of cutaneous lesions that may be encountered in rural surgery practices.
Sugawa C, Ono H, Taleb M, Lucas CE. Endoscopic management of foreign bodies in the upper gastrointestinal tract: A review. World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2014;6(10):475-481. Free full text.
Sugawa and coauthors provide valuable data relevant to the endoscopic management of foreign body obstruction of the upper digestive tract.
Zelop CM. Uterine rupture during a trial of labor after previous cesarean delivery. Clin Perinatol. 2011;38(2):277-284.
Zelop has presented a useful review on the relative safety of a trial of labor after previous caesarian section including risk factors that influence success rates of this practice.