Gadzinski et al evaluate utilization, outcomes, and costs of inpatient surgery performed at Critical Access Hospitals. In an Article , Goodney provides commentary.
Karanicolas and colleagues reviewed a prospective database to compare the long-term effectiveness of ablation with that of resection in patients with bilateral hepatic colorectal metastases. Sherman and Bentrem provide an invited Article .
Leiker et al identify patient characteristics, such as age, sex, race, body mass index, and renal function, that may affect existing criteria for intraoperative parathyroid hormone levels during minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. See the Invited Critique by McCoy and Carty.
Hoppo et al evaluate use of hypopharyngeal multichannel intraluminal impedance in patients with idiopathic chronic cough to determine whether laryngopharyngeal reflux or high-esophageal reflux was the cause of the cough. See the invited critique by Patti.
Durazzo and colleagues investigated the amputation disparity between white and nonwhite patients with critical lower extremity ischemia using a larger data set than previous studies, with a focus on the role of confounding factors such as access and hospital resources. Karl Ilig, MD, provides an invited Article .
Robb et al studied a large multicenter national cohort to identify factors that predict 30-day postoperative mortality after resection of junctional and gastric adenocarcinoma.
In an electronic survey, Wasif and coauthors determine if clinical specialty introduces bias in recommendations for multimodality treatment of soft tissue sarcoma. See Article by Sherman et al.
Epstein et al examine the impact of standard vs minimally invasive surgery on health care plan spending and workplace absenteeism for 6 types of surgery: coronary revascularization, uterine fibroid resection, prostatectomy, peripheral revascularization, carotid revascularization, and aortic aneurysm repair. In an Article , Dimick and Ryan provide commentary.
Hawn et al determine whether prophylactic antibiotic timing is associated with surgical site infection (SSI) occurrence. In an Article , Neumayer provides commentary.
Hicks et al identify factors associated with 3- vs 2-stage ileal pouch–anal anastomosis surgery for active ulcerative colitis and determine their impact on surgical outcomes.
Pai and coauthors review the management of patients presenting with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding during the period from 2005 to 2011. Four patients had preoperative localization of the bleeding site with superselective mesenteric angiography, which was confirmed by the use of intraoperative methylene blue injection. This novel technique allowed them to identify the abnormal pathology.
Tisherman et al discuss how intensivists from all specialties can provide optimal care for the critically ill surgical patient, particularly with continuing involvement by the surgeon of record. Recommendations are made for maintaining the intensivist model within acute care surgery practice. See the Article by Luchette.
Brotman et al conducted a systemic review to compare the effectiveness and safety of pharmacologic and mechanical strategies to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing bariatric surgery.