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V40N4: Pediatric Surgery

Recommended Reading

Breuer C, Tuggle C, Solomon D, et al. Pediatric thyroid disease: when is surgery necessary, and who should be operating on our children? J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. 2013;5 Suppl 1:79-85. Free full text

Breuer and coauthors provide a well-organized summary of the most important features of the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease in children.

Feudtner C, Blinman TA. The pediatric surgeon and palliative care. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2013;22(3):154-160.

This article supplies valuable guidance for use of palliative care in pediatric patients.

Islam S, Calkins CM, Goldin AB, et al. The diagnosis and management of empyema in children: a comprehensive review from the APSA Outcomes and Clinical Trials Committee. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47(11):2101-2110.

This article provides evidence-based guidance for the management of empyema in pediatric patients.

Iqbal CW, St Peter SD, Tsao K, et al. Operative vs nonoperative management for blunt pancreatic transection in children: multi-institutional outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(2):157-162.

This article provides data supporting the use of operative management for confirmed traumatic pancreatic transection in children.

Neu J, Walker WA. Necrotizing enterocolitis. N Engl J Med. 2011;364(3):255-264. Free full text

This is a clearly written, comprehensive review of necrotizing enterocolitis.

Ozdemir Y, Kiran RP, Erem HH, et al. Functional outcomes and complications after restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis in the pediatric population. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(3):328-335.

Restorative proctocolectomy is frequently chosen for the operative management of ulcerative colitis. This article provides data on outcomes of this approach.

Pearce MS, Salotti JA, Little MP, et al. Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet. 2012;380(9840):499-505. Free full text

Interest in reducing exposure to ionizing radiation during childhood is increasing. This article reviews available evidence about the risk of subsequent cancer after CT imaging studies.

Scammell S, Lansdale N, Sprigg A, et al. Ultrasonography aids decision-making in children with abdominal pain. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011;93(5):405-409. Free full text

This article reviews the evidence supporting the use of ultrasonography for diagnosis of abdominal surgical conditions in children.

Walker SK, Maki AC, Cannon RM, et al. Etiology and incidence of pediatric gallbladder disease. Surgery. 2013;154(4):927-931; discussion 931-933.

This article reviews the causes of gallbladder disease in children and their management.