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June 1, 2014, Vol 149, No. 6, Pages 497-618

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):497. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3484
Viewpoint

Transitioning Pediatric Surgical Patients to Adult Surgical CareA Call to Action

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):499-500. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4848

The Maturation of Children With Congenital AnomaliesWho Will Be Their Providers?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):501-502. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4873

Wearing Different Hats

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):503. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5146

Current Challenges in Using Patient-Reported Outcomes for Surgical Care and Performance MeasurementEverybody Wants to Hear From the Patient, but Are We Ready to Listen?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):505-506. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5285
Original Investigation

Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Network of Dedicated Enrollment SitesImplications for Surgical Trials

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):507-513. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4150

Bakaeen et al review a recently launched pilot program aimed at enhancing patient enrollment and improving surgical trial operations at individual sites and nationally. See also the invited commentary by Machiedo.

Identifying and Eliminating Deficiencies in the General Surgery Resident Core Competency Curriculum

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):514-518. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4406

Tapia et al test the hypothesis that residents lack a foundation in several nonclinical core competencies and develop a curriculum for integration into current didactic time. Proportions of resident responses are scored as positive (agree or strongly agree) or negative (disagree or strongly disagree) on 10 topics of a needs assessment survey.

Prediction of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence in Patients With Low Hepatitis B Virus DNA Levels and High Preoperative Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Levels

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):519-527. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4648

Huang et al investigate the association between levels of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and the risk for tumor recurrence after curative surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with low levels of hepatitis B virus DNA.

A Novel Drug for Treatment of Necrotizing Soft-Tissue InfectionsA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):528-536. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4841

Bulger et al establish the safety of AB103 in patients with necrotizing soft-tissue infections and evaluate the potential effects on clinically meaningful parameters related to the disease. See also the invited commentary by Sawyer.

Rural-Urban Differences in Access to Specialist Providers of Colorectal Cancer Care in the United StatesA Physician Workforce Issue

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):537-543. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5062

Aboagye et al examine the disparities that may exist in colorectal cancer screening and treatment by comparing the distribution of providers of these services in rural and urban counties in the United States.

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Children With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury National Trauma Data Bank–Based Review of Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):544-548. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4329

Alkhoury and Kyriakides evaluate the effect of intracranial pressure monitoring on survival in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injuries.

Trauma Surveillance in Cape Town, South AfricaAn Analysis of 9236 Consecutive Trauma Center Admissions

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):549-556. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5267

Nicol et al formalize injury data collection at Groote Schuur Hospital, the chief academic hospital of the University of Cape Town, a level I trauma center, and one of the largest trauma referral hospitals in the world.

Colorectal Cancer Resections in the Aging US PopulationA Trend Toward Decreasing Rates and Improved Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):557-564. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4930

Jafari et al examine the surgical trends and outcomes of colorectal cancer treatment in the elderly.

Treatment and Prognosis for Patients With Intrahepatic CholangiocarcinomaSystematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):565-574. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5137

Mavros et al conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the available evidence regarding treatment and prognosis in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

Costs Associated With Surgical Site Infections in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):575-581. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4663

Schweizer et al determine the excess costs associated with total, deep, and superficial surgical site infections (SSIs) among surgical patients from 129 Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. The Veterans Health Administration Decision Support System and VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program databases were used to assess costs associated with SSIs among surgical patients in fiscal year 2010.

Social and Clinical Determinants of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):582-589. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5689

Hawley and colleagues determine factors associated with the use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in a population-based sample of patients with breast cancer. Rosenberg and Partridge provide discussion in a related Invited Commentary.

Comparative Evaluation of Dynamic Abdominal Sonography for Hernia and Computed Tomography for Characterization of Incisional Hernia

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):591-596. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.36

Baucom et al determine whether dynamic abdominal sonography for hernia can be objectively used to characterize incisional hernias by measurement of mean surface area. See the Invited Commentary by Goldblatt.

Informal Peer Interaction and Practice Type as Predictors of Physician Performance on Maintenance of Certification Examinations

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):597-603. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.183

Valentine et al determine the relationship among level of peer interaction, group and solo practice, and maintenance of certification examination performance.

Brief Report

Retrograde vs Conventional Dissection Technique in PancreaticoduodenectomyA Pilot Study

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):604-607. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3399

Zhou et al compare patients who underwent retrograde pancreaticoduodenectomy with 15 of those operated on through a conventional approach.

Clinicopathologic Presentation and Natural History of Anorectal MelanomaA Case Series of 18 Patients

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):608-611. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4643

Hicks et al describe the clinicopathologic and prognostic parameters of a series of 18 patients with histologically proven anorectal melanoma treated at their institution during a 21-year period.

Invited Commentary

Network of Dedicated Enrollment SitesAn Attempt to Improve the Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):513. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4172

Treatment for Necrotizing Soft-Tissue InfectionsMore Skin in the Game

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):536. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4870

Contralateral Prophylactic MastectomyAn Opportunity for Shared Decision Making

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):589-590. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5713

Potential for Ultrasonography to Reduce the Cost and Cumulative Radiation Dose in Routine Incisional Hernias

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):596. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.53
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Abdominal Pain and Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):613-614. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1694

Traumatic Hemoperitoneum

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):615-616. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.123

Rare Cause of Recurrent Small-Bowel Obstruction

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):617-618. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2531
Correction

Incorrectly Classified Article

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):543. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.686

Error in Funding/Support

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):543. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.809
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):498. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3485
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