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April 1, 2012, Vol 147, No. 4, Pages 300-392

Original Article

Association Between Trauma Quality Indicators and Outcomes for Injured Patients

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):308-315. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1327

In a cross-sectional study, Glance et al examine the association between the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma quality indicators and outcomes.

Technical Proficiency in Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal SurgeryDetermining How Many Cases Are Required to Achieve Mastery

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):317-322. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.879

In a retrospective study, Pendlimari et al determine how many cases are required to achieve technical proficiency for hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery.

Predictive Factors of Splenic Injury in Colorectal SurgeryData From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2006-2008

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):324-329. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1010

In a retrospective database analysis, Masoomi and coauthors determine the frequency of splenic injury and evaluate predictive risk factors of splenic injury during colorectal surgery. An invited critique suggests that, despite potential rationalizations for their finding, the differences reported should not be so easily dismissed.

Safety of Hepatic Resections in Obese Veterans

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):331-337. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1404

Saunders et al determine the effects of body mass index on outcomes after liver resection performed at Veterans Affairs medical centers. In an invited critique, Millis provides a commentary.

Predictable Criteria for Selective, Rather Than Routine, Calcium Supplementation Following Thyroidectomy

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):338-344. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1406

In a retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing thyroidectomy, Landry and coauthors identify patients at risk for symptomatic hypocalcemia and make recommendations for safe, selective calcium supplementation. An invited critique suggests that their approach can be performed either in the hospital or in an outpatient laboratory and can be considered “sound clinical judgment.”

Routine Leak Testing in Colorectal Surgery in the Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):345-351. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.12

In a prospestive cohort study of patients undergoing elective left-sided colon or rectal resections at 40 hospitals, Kwon and coauthors compare the incidence of leaks after colorectal operations between hospitals that perform routine testing vs those that use selective testing.

Effects of Large Hiatal Hernias on Esophageal Peristalsis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):352-357. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.17

In a retrospective study, Roman et al determine if anatomic changes induced by large hiatal hernia alter esophageal pressure topography measurements made during high-resolution manometry.

Effect of Laparoscopy on the Risk of Small-Bowel ObstructionA Population-Based Register Study

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):359-365. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.31

Angenete et al find that for a majority of the abdominal surgical procedures studied, the risk of small-bowel obstruction with open surgery is at least 4 times that with laparoscopy. In the related editorial, Funk and Ashley believe that laparoscopy offers an opportunity for improved quality of life and decreased morbidity.

Prognostic Significance of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes for Patients With Colorectal Cancer

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):366-372. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.35

Huh et al evaluate the prognostic value of macroscopic ulceration, tumor border configuration, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes at the invasive margin in patients with colorectal cancer. In the related editorial, Bland discusses outcomes risk among these patients.

Commentary

Health Policy UpdateMaking Sense of Accountable Care Organizations

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):305-307. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2292
Invited Critique

Time to Turn the PageComment on “Association Between Trauma Quality Indicators and Outcomes for Injured Patients”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):315-316. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1421

Proficiency, Competency, and MasteryComment on “Technical Proficiency in Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):322-323. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1342

Splenic Injury During Colon SurgeryComment on “Predictive Factors of Splenic Injury in Colorectal Surgery”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):329-330. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1545

Are Surgeons Rising to the Challenge of Managing Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection?Comment on “Safety of Hepatic Resections in Obese Veterans”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):337-337. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1547

“Selective Rather Than Routine”Comment on “Predictable Criteria for Selective, Rather Than Routine, Calcium Supplementation Following Thyroidectomy”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):344-344. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.2227

What Do the Esophagus and a Jump Rope Have in Common?Comment on “Effects of Large Hiatal Hernias on Esophageal Peristalsis”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):357-358. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.154

Minimal Invasion and Maximal BenefitComment on “Effect of Laparoscopy on the Risk of Small-Bowel Obstruction”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):365-365. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.157

Survival Prediction for Patients With Colorectal Carcinoma Incorporating Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte GradeComment on “Prognostic Significance of Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes for Patients With Colorectal Cancer”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):371-372. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.160

Kicking Society's Tobacco HabitComment on “The Clinical Effect of Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Wound Healing and Infection in Surgery”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):383-383. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.43
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Wound Healing and Infection in SurgeryThe Clinical Impact of Smoking and Smoking Cessation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):373-383. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.5

Sørensen performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify the evidence on smoking and postoperative healing complications across surgical specialties and to determine the impact of perioperative smoking cessation intervention. In the related commentary, Winter discusses the moral imperative of smoking cessation.

Special Feature

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):389-390. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.808a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):389-390. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.808b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):391-392. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.872a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):392-392. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.872b
Correspondence

Positive and Negative Staining of Hepatic Segments by Use of Fluorescent Imaging Techniques During Laparoscopic Hepatectomy

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):393-394. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.59
Peer Reviewers List

Reviewers Who Completed a Review During 2011

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):303-304. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.56
Resident's Forum

In Vitro and Ex Vivo Delivery of Short Hairpin RNAs for Control of Hepatitis C Viral Transcript Expression

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(4):384-387. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.1250

Lonze and colleagues investigated the delivery of hepatitis C virus–specific short hairpin RNAs to uninfected explanted grafts to protect against subsequent infection after transplantation.

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