Dimick et al develop a novel composite measure for profiling hospital performance with bariatric surgery. See the invited commentary by Glance et al.
Brar et al define optimal treatment strategies for gastric adenocarcinoma. See also the invited commentary by Schulick.
In a prospective cohort study of 106 women from phase 2 of the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery who underwent bariatric surgery, Sarwer and coauthors investigate changes in sexual functioning, sex hormone levels, and relevant psychosocial constructs.
In a retrospective cohort study of 18 463 US Medicare patients who underwent a major peripheral arterial disease–related amputation during the period between 2003 and 2010, Goodney and coauthors test the hypothesis that higher regional spending on vascular care is associated with lower amputation rates for patients with severe peripheral arterial disease.
Trinh et al evaluate the trends, factors, and mortality of venous thromboembolism following major cancer surgery.
Cheong and Emil test the hypothesis that the outcomes of children with appendicitis are better in the Canadian single-payer universal health care system than in the US multipayer system.
McAteer et al test the hypothesis that infants are more likely than older children to undergo antireflux procedures (ARPs) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) by identifying factors associated with progression to ARPs.
Rodriguez-Davalos et al describe the use of segmental allograft in the current era of donor scarcity, minimizing vascular complications using innovative surgical techniques.
Salim et al determine whether outreach interventions that target Hispanic Americans improve organ donation outcomes, in particular the intent to donate.
Hong et al compare long-term outcomes for children (aged ≤18 years) undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation using grafts from donation after circulatory death and donation after brain death.
Functional impairment is persistent in the year following injury for older trauma patients. Tillou and colleagues aimed to measure the impact of routine geriatric consultation on functional outcomes in older trauma patients. Michael E. Zenilman, MD, provided an Article .
In a retrospective study covering the past 30 years at a tertiary cancer care institution, Radkani and coauthors review 30 patients with primary breast lymphoma (stage I or II) and analyze the different treatment modalities.