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July 2017, Vol 152, No. 7, Pages 613-708

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):613. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3437
Viewpoint

Safety for the Surgical Patient—What Will “Move the Needle?”The 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):615-616. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0503

This Viewpoint argues for adopting several surgical safety and learning standards proposed by participants in the 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit.

Emergency General Surgery Needs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender PatientsAre We Prepared?

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):617-618. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0541

This Viewpoint outlines issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients may face while receiving surgical care and provides basic guidelines on how to serve patients in a culturally competent manner.

Editorial

New Editorial Board Members—July 2017

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):619-620. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1797
Original Investigation

Effect of Home Monitoring via Mobile App on the Number of In-Person Visits Following Ambulatory SurgeryA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):622-627. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0111

This randomized clinical trial examines whether follow-up care delivered via a mobile app can be used to avert in-person follow-up care visits compared with conventional, in-person follow-up care in the first 30 days following ambulatory surgery.

Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):629-636. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0542

This study uses claims data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s State Inpatient Database to assess the variation in care quality and postoperative outcomes among US bariatric centers of excellence.

Use of Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical PatientsA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):638-645. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0131

This meta-analysis evaluates the association of implementation of computerized clinical decision support systems with rates of ordering of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and the rates of venous thromboembolism.

State Variation in the Receipt of a Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Among Women Who Received a Diagnosis of Invasive Unilateral Early-Stage Breast Cancer in the United States, 2004-2012

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):648-657. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0115

This cohort study examines state variation in the temporal trend and the proportion of women among a cohort of US women with early-stage breast cancer treated with surgery.

Patient Reactions to Surgeon Recommendations About Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy for Treatment of Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):658-664. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0458

This population-based survey study examines the association between patient report of first-surgeon recommendation against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and the extent of discussion about it with 3 outcomes: patient satisfaction with surgery decisions, receipt of a second opinion, and receipt of surgery by a second surgeon.

Identification of Patients With Documented Pathologic Complete Response in the Breast After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Omission of Axillary Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):665-670. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0562

This cohort study identifies patients with breast cancer and a pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a low risk for axillary metastases and possibly eligible for omission of surgery.

Association of Surgical Treatment, Systemic Therapy, and Survival in Patients With Abdominal Visceral Melanoma Metastases, 1965-2014Relevance of Surgical Cure in the Era of Modern Systemic Therapy

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):672-678. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0459

This study evaluates the survival benefit achieved through surgical resection of melanoma metastatic to the abdominal viscera in patients treated in the modern treatment environment.

Comparison of Appendectomy Outcomes Between Senior General Surgeons and General Surgery Residents

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):679-685. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0578

This cohort study compares the outcomes of appendectomies performed by senior general surgeons with those performed by general surgery residents.

Risk Stratification for Surgical Site Infections in Colon Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):686-690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0505

This cohort study of patients treated surgically for colon cancer analyzes baseline and surgical factors to determine their association with the risk of surgical site infections.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program Implementation in 2 Surgical Populations in an Integrated Health Care Delivery System

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):e171032. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1032

This study evaluates the outcomes of an enhanced recovery after surgery program in patients undergoing elective colorectal resection and patients undergoing emergency hip fracture repair.

Association of Adjuvant Chemotherapy With Survival in Patients With Stage II or III Gastric Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):e171087. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1087

This study analyzes patient and tumor characteristics to create a model that can predict survival benefits from adjuvant chemotherapy among patients with stage II or stage III gastric cancer.

Invited Commentary

Time to Embrace the Digital Age in Health Care

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):628. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0112

Quality Improvement and AccreditationThe Never-Ending Story

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):636-637. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0543

Computerized Clinical Decision Support Systems for Prevention of Venous ThromboembolismWhy Can’t My Electronic Health Record Be More Like Netflix, Amazon, Google, and Apple?

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):646-647. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0107

Do Patterns of Breast Cancer Surgical Care Reflect National Voting Records?

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):657. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0116

Leveraging the Benefits of Systemic Therapy to Tailor Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):671. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0565

Metastasectomy for Abdominal Visceral Oligometastatic Melanoma

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):678. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0460

Increasing Resident Autonomy Without Compromising Patient Safety

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):685. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0582

Targeting Surgical Site Infection–Reducing Bundles Selectively to At-Risk Colon Cancer Surgery PopulationsAchieving Value in a MACRA World?

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0506

Enhanced Surgical Recovery Through Enhanced Research From Integrated Health Systems

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):e171051. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1051
Review

Postoperative Multimodal Analgesia Pain Management With Nonopioid Analgesics and TechniquesA Review

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):691-697. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0898

This review summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of nonopioid analgesics and techniques commonly included in the enhanced recovery after surgery protocol.

Surgical Innovation

Novel Deceased Donor Perfusion Model for High-Fidelity Simulation in Vascular Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):698-699. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0849

This Surgical Innovation describes the development of a soft-embalming technique and limb perfusion model to aid surgical simulation.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

A Large Right Shoulder Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):701-702. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0853

A 43-year-old woman presents with substernal chest pain, dyspnea, lytic lesions of the sternum, and a large mass involving the right scapula. What is your diagnosis?

An Uncommon Occupational Lesion

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):703-704. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0844

A 35-year-old white head and neck surgeon with an unremarkable medical history was referred to the Surgical Emergency Department for a phlegmon of the flexor tendon sheath of the right hand.

Comment & Response

Error in Table in Defining Rates and Risk Factors for Readmissions Following Emergency General Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):706. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0410

Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):706. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0468

Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):707. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0474

Inaccurate Claims About VA Surgical Quality Might Mislead Veterans

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):707-708. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0508

Inaccurate Claims About VA Surgical Quality Might Mislead Veterans—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):708. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0509
Correction

Error in Table

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):708. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0422

Incorrect Correspondence Address

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JAMA Surg. 2017;152(7):708. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1632
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