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July 1, 2013, Vol 148, No. 7, Pages 583-692

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):583-583. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2198
Viewpoint

Surgical Quality MeasurementAn Evolving Science

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):586-587. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.128
Editorial

JAMA SurgeryNot Only a New Name But a Major Surgical Revision

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):588-588. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2904
Original Investigation

Utilization and Outcomes of Inpatient Surgical Care at Critical Access Hospitals in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):589-596. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1224

Gadzinski et al evaluate utilization, outcomes, and costs of inpatient surgery performed at Critical Access Hospitals. In an Article , Goodney provides commentary.

Long-term Outcomes Following Tumor Ablation for Treatment of Bilateral Colorectal Liver Metastases

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):597-601. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1431

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 .

Factors That Influence Parathyroid Hormone Half-lifeDetermining if New Intraoperative Criteria Are Needed

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):602-606. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.104

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.

Antireflux Surgery in Patients With Chronic Cough and Abnormal Proximal Exposure as Measured by Hypopharyngeal Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):608-605. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1376

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.

Influence of Race on the Management of Lower Extremity IschemiaRevascularization vs Amputation

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):617-623. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1436

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 .

Predictive Factors of Postoperative Mortality After Junctional and Gastric Adenocarcinoma Resection

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):624-631. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.63

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.

Influence of Physician Specialty on Treatment Recommendations in the Multidisciplinary Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremities

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):632-639. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.113

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.

Impact of Minimally Invasive Surgery on Medical Spending and Employee Absenteeism

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):641-647. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.131

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.

Timing of Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis and the Risk of Surgical Site Infection

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):649-657. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.134

Hawn et al determine whether prophylactic antibiotic timing is associated with surgical site infection (SSI) occurrence. In an Article , Neumayer provides commentary.

Possible Overuse of 3-Stage Procedures for Active Ulcerative Colitis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):658-664. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.325

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.

Brief Report

Preoperative Superselective Mesenteric Angiography and Methylene Blue Injection for Localization of Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):665-668. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.345

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.

Invited Commentary

Cost of and Access to Surgical CareHow Much, and How Far?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):596-596. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1242

To Ablate or Not to Ablate?That Is the Question

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):601-601. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1447

Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone CriteriaThe Quest for Perfection
Comment on “Factors That Influence Parathyroid Hormone Half-life”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):606-607. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.120

Antireflux Surgery, a Cough Medicine Difficult to Swallow for Most PhysiciansComment on “Antireflux Surgery in Patients With Chronic Cough and Abnormal Proximal Exposure as Measured by Hypopharyngeal Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance”

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):615-616. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1387

Why Do Nonwhite Patients Undergo Amputation More Commonly Than White Patients?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):623-623. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1450

Overcoming Specialty BiasAnother Important Reason for Multidisciplinary Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):640-640. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.143

Taking a Broader Perspective on the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):648-648. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.160

Timing May Not Be Everything

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):657-657. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.157

Surgical Critical Care Workforce—Are All Intensivists Created Equal?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):674-674. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1239
Special Communication

Providing Care for Critically Ill Surgical PatientsChallenges and Recommendations

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):669-674. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1208

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.

Review

Pharmacologic and Mechanical Strategies for Preventing Venous Thromboembolism After Bariatric SurgeryA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):675-686. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.72

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.

From the JAMA Network

Hospital-Specific Risk Factors for Filter Fever

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):687-688. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2286
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

An Unusual Inflammatory Hepatic Lesion

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):689-690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.305

Cystic Lesions With Suspected Soft Tissue Infiltration

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):691-692. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.307
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(7):585-585. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2174
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