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Invited Commentary
January 2014

To Wrap or NotThe Controversy Continues

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
  • 2Department of Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • 3Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Surg. 2014;149(1):62. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2716

McAteer and colleagues1 use the Pediatric Health Information System database to evaluate factors associated with progression to antireflux procedures (ARPs) in children hospitalized for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). They demonstrated that children younger than 2 months are more likely to undergo ARPs compared with older children. Furthermore, children with additional comorbidites are more likely to undergo ARPs. These findings are not new and are expected within the pediatric surgical community.

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