Matsushima and colleagues tested the hypothesis that outcomes of trauma care for geriatric patients are affected differently by the volume of geriatric cases and nongeriatric cases of the institution. Zenilman provided a related invited Article .
DuPree and coauthors analyze the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy on patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Waits et al investigate the relationship between survival of liver transplant recipients and a new measure of surgical risk assessment they term morphometric age.
Goldstein et al assess the use of Internet-based educational platforms as a feasible approach to augmenting the education and training of surgical providers in low- and middle-income countries. See also the invited commentary by Casey.
Morris et al determine the timing of postoperative complications with respect to hospital discharge and the frequency of readmission stratified by predischarge vs postdischarge occurrence of complications. See also the invited commentary by Hechenbleikner and Wick.
Goudardet al describe a large single-center experience with central pancreatectomy. See also the invited commentary by Del Chiaro.
Louis et al determine if missed doses of enoxaparin correlate with deep vein thrombosis formation. Data were prospectively collected among 202 trauma and general surgery patients admitted to a level I trauma center. Deep vein thrombosis screening was performed using a rigorous standardized protocol. See the Invited Commentary by Galante.
Eid and coauthors investigate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic gastric plication with the StomaphyX device in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients.
Kamine et al review laparoscopic ventriculoperitoneal shunt operations to determine the effect of insufflation on intracranial pressure (ICP).
Paul Olson et al perform a systematic review to characterize outcomes of palliative surgery for malignant bowel obstruction from peritoneal carcinomatosis to guide decision making about surgery and postoperative interventions for patients with terminal illness.