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March 1, 2014, Vol 149, No. 3, Pages 217-306

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):217-219. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3469
Viewpoint

No Drift

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):221-222. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3206
Original Investigation

Explaining Racial Disparities in Outcomes After Cardiac SurgeryThe Role of Hospital Quality

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):223-227. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4041

Rangrass et al sought to determine the effects of hospital quality on racial disparities in mortality rates after coronary artery bypass graft. See the invited commentary by Higgins.

Failure to Rescue in Safety-Net HospitalsAvailability of Hospital Resources and Differences in Performance

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):229-235. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3566

Wakeam et al assess the association between safety-net burden and failure to rescue and evaluate the effect of clinical resources on this relationship. A retrospective cohort of 46 519 patients who underwent high-risk inpatient surgery between 2007 and 2010 was assembled using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. See the Invited Commentary by Hiatt.

Improved Perioperative Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Distal PancreatectomyResults From a Population-Based Analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):237-243. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3202

Tran Cao et al study trends in the use of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy and compare the short-term outcomes of minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy with those of open distal pancreatectomy.

Association of High-Volume Hospitals With Greater Likelihood of Discharge to Home Following Colorectal Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):244-251. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3838

Balentine et al hypothesized that patients having colorectal surgery at high-volume hospitals would more likely be discharged to home rather than discharged to skilled rehabilitation facilities to complete recovery. The 2008 National Inpatient Sample data for all colorectal resections were used. See the Invited Commentary by Nakakura.

Breast-Conserving Therapy for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):252-258. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3037

Gangi et al compare the outcomes of breast-conserving therapy for patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) with those of patients with non-TNBC subtypes, specifically luminal A, luminal B, and v-erb-b2 avian erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 2 (ERBB2) enriched.

Smoking Status and Health Care Costs in the Perioperative PeriodA Population-Based Study

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):259-266. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5009

Warner et al tested the hypothesis that current and former smoking at the time of admission for inpatient surgery, compared with never smoking, are independently associated with higher incremental health care costs for the surgical episode and the first year after hospital discharge.

Effect of Breast Conservation Therapy vs Mastectomy on Disease-Specific Survival for Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):267-274. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3049

Agarwal and coauthors compare the breast cancer–specific survival rates of a contemporary cohort of female patients with early-stage invasive ductal carcinoma undergoing breast conservation therapy, mastectomy alone, or mastectomy with radiation.

The Effectiveness and Risks of Bariatric SurgeryAn Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis, 2003-2012

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):275-287. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3654

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, Chang et al examine the effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery.

Brief Report

Perioperative Complications After Live-Donor Hepatectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):288-291. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3835

Hall and colleagues identified live liver donors in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to determine generalizable estimates for postoperative complications following donor hepatectomy and to explore patient- and hospital-level factors associated with complications.

Invited Commentary

Truth and ConsequencesIt’s Not a Game Anymore

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):228. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4073

Shoring Up the Safety Net

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):236. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3616

Home, Sweet Home, After Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):251. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3845
Review

Surgery for Diverticulitis in the 21st CenturyA Systematic Review

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):292-303. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5477

Regenbogen et al review and classify the primary data published since 2000 that are guiding decision making, technical considerations, and the outcomes of surgery for sigmoid diverticulitis.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Complex Cystic Lesions in the Liver Causing Abdominal Pain

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):303-304. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.351

Enlarging Breast Mass in a 55-Year-Old Woman

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):305-306. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1249
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(3):220. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3470
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