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May 1, 2013, Vol 148, No. 5, Pages 404-482 | New England Surgical Society

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FDA Delays Decision to Remove Powdered Gloves

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):406-407. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.30
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Fate of the Rectal Stump After Subtotal Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis in the Era of Ileal Pouch–Anal Anastomosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):408-411. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.177

Munie et al assess the ultimate fate of the retained rectum in 108 patients who underwent subtotal colectomy for ulcerative colitis and suggest a more aggressive approach to early completion proctectomy. See Invited Critique by Longo.

Characteristics of Highly Ranked Applicants to General Surgery Residency Programs

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):413-417. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.180

Stain et al show that general surgery residency is a highly competitive, sex-neutral discipline in which academic performance is the most important factor for ranking.

Immunocompromised Status in Patients With Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infection

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):419-426. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.173

To evaluate the effect of immunocompromised status in patients with necrotizing soft-tissue infection (NSTI), Keung et al performed a single-institution retrospective cohort study of treatment data between 1995 and 2011. The main outcome measure was NSTI–associated in-hospital mortality. See the Invited Critique by Harrington.

Surgical Residents' Perceptions of 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Duty Hour Regulations

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):427-433. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.169

Drolet et al administered an electronic survey to surgical residents to assess the perceived effects of the 2011 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour regulations on patient care, resident education, and quality of life. See the invited commentary by Kirton.

Transvaginal CholecystectomyEffect on Quality of Life and Female Sexual Function

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):435-438. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.108

Wood et al investigate quality of life and female sexual function in patients undergoing transvaginal cholecystectomy.

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Postoperative Antibacterial Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Complications Associated With Tube Thoracostomy in Patients Undergoing Elective General Thoracic SurgeryA Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):440-446. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1372

In a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Oxman and coauthors determine whether extended postoperative antibacterial prophylaxis for patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery with tube thoracostomy reduces the risk of infectious complications compared with preoperative prophylaxis only. See the invited critique by Sanchez.

Effects of Duty Hour Restrictions on Core Competencies, Education, Quality of Life, and Burnout Among General Surgery Interns

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):448-455. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1368

Antiel et al measure the implications of the new Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour regulations for education, well-being, and burnout.

Long-term Follow-up and Survival of Patients Following a Recurrence of Melanoma After a Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Result

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):456-461. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1335

In a retrospective chart review of a prospectively created database of patients with cutaneous melanoma, Jones and coworkers analyze the predictors and patterns of recurrence of melanoma in patients with a negative sentinel lymph node biopsy result. See the invited critique by Wong.

Traumatic Injuries in Developing CountriesReport From a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Survey of Sierra Leone

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):463-469. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1341

Stewart et al use a nationwide household survey tool to provide an estimate of injury prevalence, mechanisms of traumatic injuries, and number of injury-related deaths in a low-income country. See the Invited Critique by Price.

The Swedish Registry of Gallstone Surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (GallRiks)A Nationwide Registry for Quality Assurance of Gallstone Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):471-478. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1221

Enochsson et al describe the process of initiating and organizing a nationwide validated web-based quality registry of gallstone surgery and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and present some clinical data and the impact the registry has had on the clinical treatment of gallstones.

Invited Critique

The Out-of-Circuit Rectum in Ulcerative Colitis: The Bumpy Road Less TraveledComment on “ Fate of Rectal Stump After Subtotal Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis in the Era of Ileal Pouch–Anal Anastomosis”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):412-412. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2330

Characteristics of Highly Ranked Applicants to General Surgery Residency Programs: Are We Assessing the Right Criteria?Comment on “Characteristics of Highly Ranked Applicants to General Surgery Residency Programs”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):418-418. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2333

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Duty Hour RegulationsHow Do We Make the Best of an Unpopular Situation in Training the Surgeons of Tomorrow?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):433-434. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.372

Transvaginal Cholecystectomy: Does a Go From Below Halt the Thunder Down Under?Comment on “Transvaginal Cholecystectomy”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):439-439. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.140

Is the Elimination of Postoperative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis in Thoracic Surgery Ready for Prime Time?Comment on “Postoperative Antibacterial Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Infectious Complications Associated With Tube Thoracostomy in Patients Undergoing Elective General Thoracic Surgery”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):447-447. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1412

Early Diagnosis of Metastatic Disease in Melanoma: Does It Make a Difference?Comment on “Long-term Follow-up and Survival of Patients Following a Recurrence of Melanoma After a Negative Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Result”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):462-462. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1345

Investigating the Causes of Trauma: Critical Initial Steps to Designing Sustainable Interventions in Sierra LeoneComment on “Traumatic Injuries in Developing Countries”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1348
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Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):479-479. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.301a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):480-480. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.301b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):481-481. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.302a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(5):482-482. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.302b
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