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ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL

 

DIVISION OF GENERAL SURGERY

Dr. J. Ali - Professor
Dr. J.M.A. Bohnen - Associate Professor
Dr. M. J. Burnstein - Associate Professor (Division Head)
Dr. J. Koo - Associate Professor
Dr. L.J. Mahoney - Associate Professor
Dr. J. Mamazza - Assistant Professor
Dr. D.I. McRitchie - Assistant Professor
Dr. R.A. Mustard - Assistant Professor
Dr. E.C. Poulin — Professor

 

PUBLICATIONS

Ali J, Adam RU, Gana TJ, George B, Taylor A, Patino T, West U, Ali E, Bedaysie H: Impact of the pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) program as assessed by medical and paramedical personnel in Trinidad and Tobago. West Indies Medical Journal 1998 September: 47(3): pp 102-104.

Ali J, Adam R, West U, Winn J, Ali E, Bedaysie H, Pierre I: Effect of the basic pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) program on cognitive and trauma management skills. World Journal of Surgery 1998 December: 22(12): pp 1192-1196.

Bohnen J, Marshall J, Fry D, Johnson S, Solomkin J: Clinical and scientific importance of source control in abdominal infections: Summary of a symposium. Canadian Journal of Surgery 1999 April: 42(2): pp 122-126.

Doyle GJ, Pugash RA, Clark JA, Mustard RA: Jejunal perforation mimicking acute pancreatitis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: Case report. Canadian Association of Radiology Journal 1999 June: 50(3): pp 159-160.

Dvali L, Quan C, Pugash R, Poulin E, Peters W: Empyema necessitans presenting as a gas-forming cellulitis in an HIV+ man: Case report. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 1999 April: 7(2): pp 53-56.

Elmarajhy AW, Schemitsch EH, Burnstein MJ, Waddell JP: Ogilvie's syndrome after lower extremity arthroplasty. Canadian Journal of Surgery 1999 April: 42: pp 133-137.

Ferguson ND, Poulin EC, Fornasier VL, Smyth HS, Ezzat S: A minimally invasive approach to the management of bronchial carcinoid tumors associated with etopic Cushing's Syndrome. Endocrine Pathology 1998 November: 9: pp 249-253.

Goodwin PJ, Ennis M, Pritchard KI, McCready D, Koo J, Sidlofsky S, Trudeau M, Hood N, Redwood S: Adjuvant treatment and onset of menopause predict weight gain after breast cancer diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Oncology 1999 January: 17: pp 120-129.

Mahoney L, Ali J, Burul C, Lickley L, Sidlofsky S, Taylor G, Ambus U, Koo J, McRitchie D, McCready D, Stoik G, Weizel H: Guidelines for the management of breast lumps. Canadian Journal of Surgery 1998 December: 41(6): pp 476-477.

Michaels E, Wedge JH, Poulin EC: Preparing yourself for same-day surgery. Health News 1998 November: 16(4): pp 211-217.

Poulin EC: Laparoscopic splenectomy. In: Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery (Ewbanks E, Soper N, Swanstrom L, eds). Little, Brown and Company, Chicago 1999: pp 1110-1121.

Poulin EC, Mamazza J, Schlachta CM, Gregoire R, Roy N: Laparoscopic colon resection does not adversely affect early survival curves in patients operated on for colorectal adenocarcinoma. Annals of Surgery 1999 April: 229: pp 487-492.

Poulin EC, Schlachta CM, Mamazza J: Correcting reflux laparoscopically. Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology 1998 September: 12(5): pp 327-332.

Wong JK, Mustard R, Gray RR, Sadler DJ, Sanabria J, Bohnen JMA, Schouten BD, Doyle G, Pugash RA: Predicting infection in localized intra-abdominal fluid collections: Value of pH and p02 measurements. Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology 1999 May: 10(4): pp 421-427.

 

INVITED VISITS TO OTHER HOSPITALS/UNIVERSITIES

Ali J: New Halifax Infirmary Site/QUII Health Sciences/American College of Surgeons, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 1999. Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) instructor course.

Ali J: XIX Congresso Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal, March 1999. The role of thoracotomy in the trauma resuscitation.

Ali J: Instituto Nacional de Emergencia Medica, Lisbon, Portugal, March 1999. Advanced trauma life support provider course.

Ali J: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados, West Indies, December 1998. Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) instructor course.

Ali J: Mount Hope Medical Centre, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, December 1998. Pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) instructor update.

Ali J: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, December 1998. (1) Advanced trauma life support provider course, (2) Advanced trauma life support instructor course.

Ali J: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, November 1998. (1) Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) instructor course, (2) Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) provider course.

Ali J: American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Baltimore, Maryland, September 1998. Comparison of performance of interns after completing the old (1993) and new interactive (1997) ATLS course.

Ali J: University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, July 1998. (1) Advanced trauma life support instructor course, (2) Advanced trauma life support provider course.

Bohnen JMA: Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, June 1999. Management of abdominal infection.

Bohnen JMA: Critical Care Day, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, May 1999. Management of abdominal infection.

Bohnen JMA: American College of Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, October 1998. Prophylactic antibiotics in clean operations.

Bohnen JMA: Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, September 1998. The third revolution: Accountability in the 90's.

Bohnen JMA: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada/College of Family Physicians, Toronto, Ontario, September 1998. (1) Chair: Quality improvement, (2) Basics of quality improvement.

Burnstein MJ: Humber River Regional Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, December 1998. Role of the surgeon in constipation and fecal incontinence.

Burnstein MJ: Scarborough Gut Club, Toronto, Ontario, October 1998. Constipation and fecal incontinence.

Burnstein MJ: Postgraduate Course in Colon and Rectal Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Orlando, Florida, October 1998. Ileoanal pouch dysfunction.

Burnstein MJ: Postgraduate Course in Surgery in the Elderly, Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, September 1998. (1) Laparoscopic surgery: Early feeding and mobilization, (2) Epidural analgesia: Does it work?

Mamazza J: Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, September 1998. (1) Is laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy and total proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis safe and effective?, (2) Is laparoscopic resection for Crohn's disease safe and comparable to laparoscopic resection for other diagnoses?, (3) Determinants of operative outcomes in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: A multiple regression analysis of 398 procedures, (4) Should enteric fistulae from Crohn's disease or diverticulitis be treated laparoscopically or by open surgery?: A matched group comparison, (5) Laparoscopic colon resection does not adversely affect early survival curves in patients operated on for colon and rectal adenocarcinoma.

Poulin EC: Southern Ontario Surgical Society, Runaway Bay, Jamaica, November 1998. (1) Avoiding laparoscopic injury, (2) Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancers, (3) Videos and case presentations.

Poulin EC: Canadian Association of General Surgeons, Toronto, Ontario, September 1998. (1) Laparoscopic resection does not adversely affect early survival curves in patients operated on for colon and rectal adenocarcinoma, (2) Advanced laparoscopic surgery, (3) The training and credentialling for new procedures in general surgery: The credentialling of new skills, (4) Is laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy and total proctocolectomy for ulcerative colitis safe and effective?: A preliminary report, (5) Is laparoscopic resection for Crohn's disease safe and comparable to laparoscopic resection for other diagnoses?, (6) Determinants of operative outcome in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: A multiple regression analysis of 398 procedures, (7) Should enteric fistulae from Crohn's disease or diverticulitis be treated laparoscopically or by open surgery?: A matched group comparison.

 

RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATIONS

Senior Investigator's Name Appears in Italics

A randomized controlled trial investigating the effect of teaching medical and allied health professionals methods and tools for improving clinical practice. Irvine D, Baker R, Bohnen J, Zahn C, Trimnell J, Sidani S: National Health Research and Development Program ($73,610 1996 - 1998).

A randomized, phase III clinical trial to compare sentinel node resection to conventional axillary dissection in clinically node-negative breast cancer patients. Koo J, Mahoney L, Haq R, Murray D, Greyson D, McRitchie D, Ali J: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project ($100,000 1999 - 2002).

Evaluating the effectiveness of a two-year curriculum in a surgical centre: The future of surgical training? Reznick R, Anastakis DJ, Brown M, Ali J, Hamstra S, Hutchison C, Murnaghan J, Regehr G: Physicians Services Incorporated Foundation ($82,555 1998 - 2000).

Menstrual cycle and surgical treatment of breast cancer. Koo J, Haq R, Ali J, McRitchie D: NCCTG/National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project ($10,000 1997 - 2000).

MK-0826 versus piperacillin/tazobactam in the treatment of serious, complicated intra-abdominal infections. Bohnen JMA: Merck Frosst Incorporated ($16,000 1999).

Obesity and related factors in breast cancer: A prospective cohort study. Pamela G, Ennis M, Pritchard K, McCready D, Koo J, Sidlofsky S, Trudeau M: Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative ($74,170 1997 - 1998).

Study of tamoxifen and raloxifene for the prevention of breast cancer: The STAR trial. Koo J, Mahoney L, Haq R: National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project/National Cancer Institute of Canada ($600,000 1999 - 2004).

 

HONOURS RECEIVED

Ali J: E.B. Tovee Postgraduate Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, May 1999.

Ali J: Trauma Recognition Award, Society of Surgeons, December 1998.

Ali J: Trauma Leadership Award, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, October 1998.

Ali J: Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support Leadership Award, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, October 1998.