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April 1, 2013, Vol 148, No. 4, Pages 310-396

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Women, Surgery, and LeadershipWhere We Have Been, Where We Are, Where We Are Going

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):312-313. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1706
Original Article

Outcomes and Costs of Elective Surgery for Diverticular DiseaseA Comparison With Other Diseases Requiring Colectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):316-321. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1010

Van Arendonk et al used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to compare the outcomes and costs of elective surgery for diverticular disease with those of other diseases commonly requiring colectomy. See also the invited critique by Ludwig and Kosinski.

The Employed SurgeonA Changing Professional Paradigm

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):323-328. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1013

Charles and coworkers, analyzing American Medical Association Physician Masterfile data for the years 2001 to 2009, identify trends and characteristics of surgeon employment in the United States. See the invited critique by Napolitano.

Concomitant Vascular Reconstruction During Pancreatectomy for Malignant DiseaseA Propensity Score–Adjusted, Population-Based Trend Analysis Involving 10 206 Patients

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):331-338. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1058

Worni and colleagues assessed trends in the frequency of concomitant vascular reconstructions from 2000 through 2009 among patients undergoing pancreatectomy, as well as compared the short-term outcomes between patients undergoing pancreatic resection with and without vascular reconstruction. E. Christopher Ellison, MD, provides an invited critique.

Portomesenteric Thrombosis Following Laparoscopic Bariatric SurgeryIncidence, Patterns of Clinical Presentation, and Etiology in a Bariatric Patient Population

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):340-346. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1053

In a retrospective, multicenter study, Goitein and coauthors describe the incidence of, the patterns of clinical presentation of, and the reasons for portomesenteric vein thrombosis among patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery. See invited critique by Magnuson.

The Influence of Intern Home Call on Objectively Measured Perioperative Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):347-351. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1063

Kastenberg and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study at a universityaffiliated tertiary Veterans Affairs Medical Center to determine whether a period of intern home call would correlate with increased rates of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Karen Horvath, MD, provides an invited critique.

Multivisceral Resection for Locally Advanced Gastric CancerAn Italian Multicenter Observational Study

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):353-360. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.309

Pacelli and colleagues analyzed the role of multivisceral resection for locally advanced gastric cancer with particular attention to the brief and long-term results and to the prognostic value of clinical and pathologic factors. William G. Hawkins, MD, provides a related invited commentary.

Patient Satisfaction as a Possible Indicator of Quality Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):362-367. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.270

Low Rates of Short- and Long-term Graft Loss After Kidney-Pancreas Transplant From a Single Center

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):368-373. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.261

Increased Admission for Alcohol Dependence After Gastric Bypass Surgery Compared With Restrictive Bariatric Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):374-377. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.700

Anecdotal reports have indicated increased alcohol abuse as well as altered alcohol metabolism in patients after they have undergone gastric bypass surgery for obesity. In this study, Östlund et al evaluated inpatient care for alcohol abuse before and after gastric bypass surgery compared with restrictive surgery (vertical banded gastroplasty and gastric banding).

Variant Adrenal Venous Anatomy in 546 Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):378-383. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.610
Invited Critique

The Risk-Benefit RatioComment on “Outcomes and Costs of Elective Surgery for Diverticular Disease”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):322-322. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1106

Surgeons as Hospital EmployeesComment on “The Employed Surgeon”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):329-330. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1021

Show Us the MoneyComment on “Concomitant Vascular Reconstruction During Pancreatectomy for Malignant Disease”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):339-339. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1068

A Call on Home CallComment on “The Influence of Intern Home Call on Objectively Measured Perioperative Outcomes”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):352-352. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1130

The Case for Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Gastric CancerComment on “Multivisceral Resection for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):361-361. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.331

Variations on a ThemeComment on “Variant Adrenal Venous Anatomy in 546 Laparoscopic Adrenalectomies”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):384-384. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.629

Treatment Sequence for Colorectal Cancer With Hepatic MetastasesComment on “The Liver-First Approach to the Management of Colorectal Cancer With Synchronous Hepatic Metastases”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):392-392. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1236
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The Liver-First Approach to the Management of Colorectal Cancer With Synchronous Hepatic MetastasesA Systematic Review

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):385-391. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1216

In a systematic review, Jegatheeswaran and coauthors review current evidence for the liver-first approach to the management of patients with colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases. See the invited critique by Klein.

From the JAMA Network

Why Isn't Bariatric Surgery for Adolescents Catching On?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):314-315. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.18
Special Feature

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):393-393. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.300a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):394-394. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.300b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):395-395. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.317a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(4):396-396. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.317b
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