This Viewpoint argues for adopting several surgical safety and learning standards proposed by participants in the 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of appendectomies performed by senior general surgeons with those performed by general surgery residents.
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.
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.
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.
This review summarizes the advantages and disadvantages of nonopioid analgesics and techniques commonly included in the enhanced recovery after surgery protocol.
This Surgical Innovation describes the development of a soft-embalming technique and limb perfusion model to aid surgical simulation.
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?
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.