This retrospective cohort study evaluates differences across hospitals in the costs of care for patients surviving perioperative complications after major inpatient surgery.
This population-based study evaluates insurance coverage and rehabilitation use among young adult trauma patients since implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as the Dependent Coverage Provision and Medicaid expansion/open enrollment.
This Viewpoint assesses the current status of postdischarge data collection in US trauma registries.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of recommendations for all responders, including bystanders, to have the education and necessary equipment to stop severe bleeding, similar to use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators.
This randomized clinical trial compares the efficacy of a transversus abdominis plane block with dexamethasone and preperitoneal instillation of local anesthetic with dexamethasone vs control on postoperative quality of recovery following a bilateral total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
This study uses data from the Vascular Study Group of New England data registry to compare postoperative complication and long-term survival rates in patients who received general anesthesia with those who received combined epidural and general anesthesia for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This cohort study evaluates secular trends in the management of choledocholithiasis in the United States and compares hospital length of stay between patients with choledocholithiasis treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with laparoscopic cholecystectomy vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
This cohort study investigates the ability of the original and modified Estimation of Physiologic Ability and Surgical Stress (E-PASS) risk models to discriminate mortality risk after resection for suspected perihilar cholangiocarcinoma.
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the efficacy and safety of standard gastric bypass vs distal gastric bypass in patients with a BMI of 50 to 60.
This national cohort study uses data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to report noncardiac postoperative outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health system for the past 15 years.
This study systematically reviews the quality of evidence collected on confidence levels in graduating general surgery residents and to critically analyze the language used to describe the findings using quantitative methods.
A man had worsening abdominal discomfort and a large recurrent umbilical hernia, early satiety but no nausea or vomiting, night sweats, and weight loss; examination revealed an umbilical hernia, palpable abdominal mass, and lower extremity edema. What is your diagnosis?
A woman in her 60s presented with acute-onset, diffuse abdominal pain for 24 hours accompanied by nausea and retching and a distended cecum in the upper left quadrant. What is your diagnosis?
This literature review examines the creation of a conceptual model of a surgical quality improvement collaborative to facilitate the development, implementation, and systematic evaluation of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative.
This study documents and analyzes the first clinical use of the HUB, a computer-assisted system designed to support intraoperative team performance.
This study examines if outcomes of veterans undergoing endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery in the VA system rival those in other published studies.
This case-control study examines postoperative outcomes following in Veterans Administration ambulatory surgery centers vs hospital outpatient departments in patients who underwent inguinal hernia surgery.