October #IGSJC

Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS, FACS (@NirajGusani)

Join us for the October International General Surgery Journal Club tweetchat (#IGSJC) on Wed October 8th and Thursday October 9th.

Our topic this month is the effect of surgical complications on long-term outcomes after cancer surgery. The paper we have chosen is entitled, “Infectious Postoperative Complications Decrease Long-term Survival in Patients Undergoing Curative Surgery for Colorectal Cancer: A Study of 12,075 Patients.” by Artinyan, et al. at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael DeBakey Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Houston, TX. This paper was published online recently in Annals of Surgery and our colleagues at that journal (@annalsofsurgery) have graciously made the manuscript available for download free from October 1 – 31.

I will moderate the chat (@NirajGusani) and will be joined by primary author, Avo Artinyan, MD (@AvoArtinyanMD), and senior author David Berger, MD (@DHBBaylorMed). We look forward to a lively discussion on this important topic.

Please join us for what will be sure to be an engaging and stimulating conversation. A few reminders:
1) Please use the #IGSJC hashtag in all tweets
2) Follow authors @AvoArtinyanMD and @DHBBaylorMed and moderator @NirajGusani
3) RTs from the @IGSJC account are only to add #IGSJC hashtag or to repost questions to the entire community. They do not represent endorsements.
4) Search twitter for #IGSJC to see the entire conversation – Tweetdeck and Hootsuite are great tools to maintain a running search. More details about how to use Twitter and participate in a Twitter chat are available for those new to Social Media.

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