Nguyen and coauthors compare suture vs mesh repairs for hernia recurrence, surgical site infection, and seromas.
Using the 2009 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, Delgado et al determine factors associated with the decision to admit rather than transfer severely injured patients who are initially seen at non–trauma center EDs and ascertain whether insured patients are more likely to be admitted than transferred. See the Invited Commentary by Mabry.
Hyder and coauthors combine clinicopathologic variables associated with overall survival after resection of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma into a prediction nomogram.
Glance et al examine whether the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program predicted risk of major complications can be used to identify surgical patients at risk for rehospitalization. DiBrito and Makary provide discussion in a related Invited Commentary.
Pisimis and colleagues describe a successful urgent endovascular repair of a juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm with contained rupture.
Batchu et al determine whether generating melanoma antigen family A, 3 (MAGE-A3), a tumor-specific cancer-testis antigen, as a fusion protein with cell-penetrating domain will enhance the cytosolic bioavailability of MAGE-A3. Berger provides discussion in a related Invited Commentary.
Lamore et al evaluate the variability of perioperative dosing of glucocorticoids among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are undergoing major abdominal surgery. See the Invited Commentary by Nakakura.
Krell et al determine the reliability of risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality for hospital performance profiling using clinical registry data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. See also the invited commentary by Rhoads and Wren.
Reames and coauthors determine whether variations in failure to rescue contribute to socioeconomic disparities in mortality rates after major cancer surgery.
Gall et al examine the impact of 2 different surgical techniques, standard pancreaticoduodenectomy and no-touch isolation pancreaticoduodenectomy, on tumor behavior and outcome in patients with pancreatic cancer by using circulating tumor cells as biomarkers.