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July 1, 2012, Vol 147, No. 7, Pages 584-681

Editorial

The JAMA Network JournalsNew Names for the Archives Journals

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):587-587. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1541

Who Will We Be?JAMA Surgery !

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):588-588. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1547
Original Article

Comparison of Hospital Performance in Trauma vs Emergency and Elective General SurgeryImplications for Acute Care Surgery Quality Improvement

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):591-598. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.71

Emergency general surgery, elective general surgery, and trauma care are provided by the same personnel with overlapping resources, Ingraham and colleagues evaluated the quality of care provided to patients requiring these types of care and suggest improvements.

Risk Factors for Anastomotic Leak and Mortality in Diabetic Patients Undergoing ColectomyAnalysis From a Statewide Surgical Quality Collaborative

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):600-605. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.77

To determine the risk factors in diabetic patients that are associated with increased postcolectomy mortality and anastomotic leak, Ziegler and coauthors reviewed a prospectively acquired statewide database of patients who underwent colectomy. In the invited critique, Matthews states that this type of database can greatly benefit quality improvement initiatives.

Comparative Analysis of Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Outcomes Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):607-612. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.127

Paul et al determine the comparative effectiveness of various approaches to diaphragmatic hernia repair, including open abdominal, laparoscopic abdominal, and thoracotomy. In an 163, Deveney provides a commentary.

Influence of Rescrubbing Before Laparotomy Closure on Abdominal Wound Infection After Colorectal Cancer SurgeryResults of a Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):614-620. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.150

Ortiz and colleagues tested the hypothesis that strict asepsis in closing wounds following laparotomy reduces the risk for surgical wound infection in elective colorectal cancer surgery. The multicenter randomized clinical trial was conducted from June 1, 2009, through June 1, 2010, in colorectal surgery units of 9 Spanish hospitals.

Positional Dyspnea and Tracheal Compression as Indications for Goiter Resection

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):621-626. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.96

Goiter is a surgically reversible cause of positional dyspnea. Substernal tracheal compression predicts positional dyspnea relief after thyroidectomy. Stang and colleagues conduct a retrospective analysis of a prospective structured management algorithm.

Correlation of Laparoscopic Experience With Differential Functional Brain ActivationA Positron Emission Tomography Study With Oxygen 15–Labeled Water

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):627-632. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.807

Although the advantages of laparoscopic surgical procedures are well documented, acquiring the surgical skills involves a steep learning curve. Duty et al compared positron emission tomography findings of regional brain activation in novice and expert laparoscopic surgeons during a simulated procedure.

Health Expenditures Among High-Risk Patients After Gastric Bypass and Matched Controls

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):633-640. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.818

In a retrospective cohort study, Maciejewski et al compared expenditures in a veterans’ group of surgical patients and a nonsurgical cohort 3 years before and after bariatric surgery. A 1021 by Sax addresses balancing expense with improvement of quantity or quality of life.

Pursuing Professional AccountabilityAn Evidence-Based Approach to Addressing Residents With Behavioral Problems

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):642-647. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.832

Sanfey and colleagues describe a 1-day meeting hosted by the American College of Surgeons and Southern Illinois University Department of Surgery on the identification, prevention, and management of surgical residents with behavioral problems.

Worse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Urgent Surgery for Left-Sided Diverticulitis Admitted on Weekends vs WeekdaysA Population-Based Study of 31 832 Patients

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):649-655. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.825

To compare outcomes in patients undergoing urgent surgery for left-sided diverticulitis admitted on weekends vs weekdays, Worni and colleagues analyzed data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample using unadjusted and risk-adjusted generalized linear regression models. Rates of a Hartmann procedure vs primary anastomosis, complications, length of hospital stay, and total hospital charges were compared.

Special Article

Developing Academic Surgery in a Socialized Health Care SystemA 35-Year Experience

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):668-673. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.499
Commentary

Is Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Really Beneficial?

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):589-590. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.49
Invited Critique

“A Culture of Safety” or “The Pursuit of Excellence”?
Comment on “Comparison of Hospital Performance in Trauma vs Emergency and ElectiveGeneral Surgery”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):598-599. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.103

Risky Business?Comment on “Risk Factors for Anastomotic Leak and Mortality in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Colectomy”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):605-606. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.288

The Best Method to Repair Diaphragmatic HerniasComment on “Comparative Analysis of Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Outcomes Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):612-613. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.163

“Doctor, My Thyroid Is Choking Me”Comment on “Positional Dyspneaand Tracheal Compression as Indications for Goiter Resection”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):626-626. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.236

Questioning the Economics of Bariatric SurgeryComment on “Health Expenditures Among High-Risk Patients After Gastric Bypass and Matched Controls”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):640-641. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1021

Putting Our Own House in OrderComment on “Pursuing Professional Accountability”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):648-648. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.1012

Postpone Your Operation to a Weekday, or Look for an Experienced SurgeonComment on “Worse Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Urgent Surgery for Left-Sided Diverticulitis Admitted on Weekends vs Weekdays”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):655-656. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.845

Single-Incision Laparoscopic CholecystectomyComment on “Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy”

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):667-667. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.829
Review

Single-Incision Laparoscopic CholecystectomyA Systematic Review

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):657-666. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.814

Crompton and coauthors used data on 40 000 patients from the National Trauma Data Bank to analyze the independent association between helmets and facial injury, with adjustment for potential confounders.

Special Feature

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/archsurg.147.7.677-b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.261a

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):679-679. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2011.907

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):679-680. doi:10.1001/archsurg.147.7.679-b
Correspondence
Resident's Forum

Association Between Helmets and Facial Injury After a Motorcycle CollisionAn Analysis of More Than 40 000 Patients From the National Trauma Data Bank

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Arch Surg. 2012;147(7):674-676. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2012.894
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