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July 2014, Vol 149, No. 7, Pages 625-749

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):625. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3489
Viewpoint

Current Choices in Robotic SurgeryWhether to Increase Use

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):627-628. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3999

Disseminating Research FindingsPreparing for Generation Y

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):629-630. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5019

Beyond 30-Day MortalityAligning Surgical Quality With Outcomes That Patients Value

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):631-632. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5143
Original Investigation

SURGICAL CARE OF THE AGING POPULATION

Multidimensional Frailty Score for the Prediction of Postoperative Mortality Risk

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):633-640. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.241

Kim et al design a predictive model for adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. See also the invited commentary by Zenilman.

SURGICAL CARE OF THE AGING POPULATION

Association Between Race and Age in Survival After Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):642-647. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.166

Hicks and coauthors examine whether disparities in trauma survival for blacks vs whites persist in patients 65 years or older.

Comparative Effectiveness of Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Treating Patients With Kidney Stones

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):648-653. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.336

Scales et al compare the effectiveness of shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy to fragment or remove urinary stones in a large private payer cohort. Among beneficiaries who had an emergency department visit for a kidney stone, they estimate the probability of repeat intervention following an initial procedure. See the Invited Commentary by Gore.

Pressure Control During Preparation of Saphenous Veins

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):655-662. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5067

Li and coauthors investigate whether pressure distension during vein graft preparation leads to endothelial injury and intimal thickening.

Neonates With Short Bowel SyndromeAn Optimistic Future for Parenteral Nutrition Independence

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):663-670. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4332

Fallon et al determine the probability of wean from parenteral nutrition (PN) in neonates with short bowel syndrome (SBS) based on small intestinal length amidst the new era of hepatoprotective strategies and multidisciplinary management.

Transfer Rates and Use of Post–Acute Care After Surgery At Critical Access vs Non–Critical Access Hospitals

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):671-677. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5694

Gadzinski et al evaluate discharge practice patterns and use of post–acute care after surgical admissions at critical access hospitals. See the invited commentary by Resnick and Barocas.

  • Invited Commentary
    The Right Triangle

Value of Robotically Assisted Surgery for Mitral Valve Disease

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):679-686. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5680

Mihaljevic et al investigate conditions under which benefits of robotic surgery mitigate high technology costs. See also the invited commentary by Yuh.

The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Suspected Appendicitis in Pregnancy Shortened Length of Stay Without Increase in Hospital Charges

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):687-693. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4658

Fonseca et al determine whether MR imaging in pregnant patients with suspected appendicitis improves outcomes, minimizes LOS, and lowers hospital charges. They performed a retrospective review at a university tertiary referral center of pregnant patients seen during an 11-year period and followed up through delivery.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Outcomes of PancreaticoduodenectomyWhere Should We Focus Our Efforts on Improving Outcomes?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):694-699. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.151

Brown and coauthors evaluate the effect of hospital length of stay and postoperative complications on total charges in patients undergoing elective pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Number of Excised Lymph Nodes as a Quality Assurance Measure for Lymphadenectomy in Melanoma

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):700-706. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5676

Riccardo et al investigated the distribution of the number of excised lymph nodes in a large patient series to identify values that may serve as benchmarks for monitoring the quality of lymphadenectomy in patients with melanoma.

Surgical vs Medical Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes MellitusA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):707-715. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.467

Courcoulas et al determine feasibility of a randomized clinical trial and compare initial outcomes of bariatric surgery and a structured weight loss program for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery or Lifestyle With Intensive Medical Management in Patients With Type 2 DiabetesFeasibility and 1-Year Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):716-726. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.514

Halperin et al test the feasibility of methods to conduct a larger multisite trial to determine the long-term effect of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery compared with an intensive diabetes medical and weight management program for type 2 diabetes in obese patients.

SURGICAL CARE OF THE AGING POPULATION

The Effect of Age on Glasgow Coma Scale Score in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):727-734. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.13

Salottolo et al investigate the effect of age on the association between the Glasgow Coma Scale score and anatomic severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI). See the invited commentary by Yeh.

Brief Report

Resident's Forum

Appendicitis Secondary to Metastatic MelanomaReview of the National Institutes of Health Experience

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):735-738. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4067

Kitano and colleagues describe 2 cases of melanoma of the appendix presenting with appendicitis and review their institutional experience with this entity.

Invited Commentary

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More Powerful Than the American Society of Anesthesiology Score

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):640-641. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.192

Why Does Anyone Get Shock Wave Lithotripsy?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):654. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.340

The Right Triangle

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5707

Assessing the Value of Surgical RoboticsNot Your Grandfather’s Widget

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):686. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5710

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Glasgow Coma Scale 40 Years LaterIn Need of Recalibration?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):734. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.47
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Lower Abdominal Pain With Nausea and Vomiting

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):739-740. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.378

Pelvic Mass After Prostatectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):741-742. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3948

Abdominal Wall Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):743-744. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3403
Research Letter

Anticipating the Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):745-747. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.222
Comment & Response

Failure to Rescue

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):747. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.586

Failure to Rescue

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):747-748. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.589

Failure to Rescue—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):748-749. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.592
Correction

Incorrect Information in Table and Text

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):749. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1419
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(7):626. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3490
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