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June 1, 2013, Vol 148, No. 6, Pages 488-578

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Patient Blood ManagementKey for Accountable Care Organizations

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):491-492. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.69
Editorial

Online FirstMore of a Great Thing

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):490-490. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1565
Original Article

Predicting Disease Progression After Regional Therapy for In-Transit Melanoma

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):493-498. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.695

Using a prospectively maintained database to identify patients who either underwent a first-time melphalan-based isolated limb infusion or a first-time hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion for in-transit melanoma, Lidsky and coauthors identify patient-related clinical and pathological variables, as well as procedural factors, that correlate with disease progression. See invited critique by Kemeny.

Comparison of Radiation Exposure and Cost Between Dynamic Computed Tomography and Sestamibi Scintigraphy for Preoperative Localization of Parathyroid Lesions

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):500-503. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.57

A retrospective review of 263 preoperative patients with hyperparathyroidism was conducted by Madorin et al between 2006 and 2010 to compare the radiation dose and financial cost of dynamic computed tomography with sestamibi scintigraphy. See Invited Critique by Coe.

Are Right-Sided Colectomy Outcomes Different From Left-Sided Colectomy Outcomes?Study of Patients With Colon Cancer in the ACS NSQIP Database

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):504-510. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1205

Kwaan and colleagues reviewed the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to determine whether the complication rate differs between right-sided and left-sided colectomy for cancer.

The Modern Surgery Department ChairmanThe Job Description as Identified by Chairmen

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):511-515. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1230

In an Internet-based survey e-mailed to program chairmen of surgery departments to determine their perception of the job, Slakey and coauthors evaluate the chairmen’s responsibilities, methods of support, determinants of job performance success, and concerns. See the invited critique by Rikkers.

Delay in Surgical Treatment and Survival After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Young Women by Race/Ethnicity

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):516-523. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1680

Smith et al examine the impact of treatment delay time, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, insurance status, cancer stage, and age on the survival from breast cancer among adolescent and young adult women. See the Invited Critique by Neumayer.

Comparative Effectiveness of Minimally Invasive and Open Distal Pancreatectomy for Ductal Adenocarcinoma

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):525-531. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1673

Magge et al determined the relative safety and oncologic efficacy of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy compared with open procedures for early-stage pancreatic ductal carcinoma.

Risk Adjustment for Case Mix and the Effect of Surgeon Volume on Morbidity

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):532-536. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1509

Maas and colleagues conducted an observational cohort study to determine whether the relationship between surgeon volume and outcomes is an artifact of case mix using a prospective sample of carotid endarterectomy cases. Christopher J. Abularrage, MD, provides an invited critique.

Protective Effects of Tranexamic Acid on Clopidogrel Before Coronary Artery Bypass GraftingA Multicenter Randomized Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):538-547. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1560

In a multicenter randomized, blinded trial, Shi et al evaluate the influence and interaction of clopidogrel bisulfate and tranexamic acid on bleeding and transfusion outcomes in coronary artery bypass grafting. See the Invited Critique by Faraday.

Anticipating the Effects of Accountable Care Organizations for Inpatient Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):549-554. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1699

Miller and coauthors assessed whether existing integrated delivery systems are associated with improved quality and lower costs for episodes of inpatient surgery. See invited critique by Penson.

Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Health Care Costs of Obese PersonsA 6-Year Follow-up of Surgical and Comparison Cohorts Using Health Plan Data

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):555-561. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1504

Weiner et al provide a comprehensive, multiyear analysis of health care costs by type of procedure within a large cohort of privately insured persons who underwent bariatric surgery compared with a matched nonsurgical cohort.

Invited Critique

Having Trouble Making PredictionsComment on “Predicting Disease Progression After Regional Therapy for In-Transit Melanoma”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):499-499. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.706

X-rayted and OverexposedComment on “Comparison of Radiation Exposure and Cost Between Dynamic Computed Tomography and Sestamibi Scintigraphy for Preoperative Localization of Prathyroid Lesions”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):503-503. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.66

The Real JobRecruit, Mentor, and Protect
Comment on “The Modern Surgery Department Chairman”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):515-515. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1233

A Strong Argument for Improving Access Without DelayComment on “Delay in Surgical Treatment and Survival After Breast Cancer Diagnosis in Young Women by Race/Ethnicity”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):524-524. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1691

Risk Adjustment for Outcomes After Carotid EndarterectomyComment on “Risk Adjustment for Case Mix and the Effect of Surgeon Volume on Morbidity”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):537-537. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1512

Balancing Thrombotic and Bleeding Risks Related to Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Bypass SurgeryComment on “Protective Effects of Tranexamic Acid on Clopidogrel Before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):548-548. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1571

Accountable Care Organizations in Surgery: Location, Location, LocationComment on “Will Accountable Care Organizations Cut Costs and Improve Quality for Inpatient Surgery?”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):554-554. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.21

Is Bariatric Surgery Worth It?Comment on “Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Health Care Costs of Obese Persons”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):561-561. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1515
Review

The Human Gut MicrobiomeA Review of the Effect of Obesity and Surgically Induced Weight Loss

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):563-569. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5

Sweeney and Morton review literature examining the changes in the distal gut microbiome composition as it relates to the lean and obese phenotypes, particularly after surgical weight loss.

Special Feature

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):573-573. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.304a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):574-575. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.304b

Image of the Month—Quiz Case

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):577-577. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.303a

Image of the Month—Diagnosis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):578-578. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.303b
Resident's Forum

Effect of Insurance Payer Status on the Surgical Treatment of Early Stage Breast CancerData Analysis From a Single Health System

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(6):570-572. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.61

Adepoju and colleagues conducted a retrospective study examining the effect of insurance payer status on mastectomy rates of 1539 women treated within a single health system.

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