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April 2015, Vol 150, No. 4, Pages 286-374

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):287. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2498
Viewpoint

Surgical MissionsThe View From the Other Side

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):289-290. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2262

This Viewpoint discusses surgical missions to low- and middle-income countries and suggests changes to improve their effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability.

Editorial

Thank You to the JAMA Surgery Peer Reviewers, Authors, and Readers

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):291. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0368
Original Investigation

Comparison of Ivor-Lewis vs Sweet Esophagectomy for Esophageal Squamous Cell CarcinomaA Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):292-298. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2877

This randomized clinical trial demonstrates that Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy can be performed with lower rates of postoperative complications and more lymph node retrieval compared with Sweet esophagectomy.

Conditional Disease-Free Survival After Surgical Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal TumorsA Multi-institutional Analysis of 502 Patients

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):299-306. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2881

This retrospective cohort study finds that conditional disease-free survival improves over time following resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumors. See the Invited Commentary by Maker.

Association of VA Surgeons

Changes Over Time in Risk Profiles of Patients Who Undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Graft SurgeryThe Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP)

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):308-315. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1700

This retrospective review identifies a progressive increase over time in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, left main coronary artery disease, and advanced New York Heart Association heart failure class among patients undergoing CABG.

Association of VA Surgeons

Development and Validation of 4 Different Rat Models of Uncontrolled Hemorrhage

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):316-324. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1685

This experimental rat model study of hemorrhage provides a foundation to design novel nonsurgical therapies to control hemorrhage and allows flexibility in experimental design.

Development of a List of High-Risk Operations for Patients 65 Years and Older

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):325-331. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1819

The authors of this retrospective cohort study and modified Delphi procedure developed a list of procedure codes to identify high-risk surgical procedures in claims data.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Prospective Evaluation of Treatment of Open FracturesEffect of Time to Irrigation and Debridement

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):332-336. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2022

This prospective analysis showed that time to irrigation and debridement did not affect the development of local infectious complications, provided it was performed within 24 hours of arrival.

Role of Transplantation in the Treatment of Benign Solid Tumors of the LiverA Review of the United Network of Organ Sharing Data Set

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):337-342. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3166

This retrospective analysis shows that liver transplantation is a valid therapeutic option in selected patients with benign solid liver tumors who are not amenable to resection.

Association of VA Surgeons

Thirty-Day Postoperative Mortality Among Individuals With HIV Infection Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy and Procedure-Matched, Uninfected Comparators

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):343-351. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2257

The retrospective data analysis indicates that postoperative mortality rates among individuals with HIV who are receiving antiretroviral therapy are low and are influenced as much by hypoalbuminemia and age as by CD4 cell status.

Five-Year Outcomes After Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass and Laparoscopic Duodenal Switch in Patients With Body Mass Index of 50 to 60A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):352-361. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3579

This randomized clinical trial reports that in patients with a body mass index of 50 to 60 kg/m2, duodenal switch resulted in greater weight loss and greater improvements in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose 5 years after surgery compared with gastric bypass while improvements in health-related quality of life were similar.

Invited Commentary

Tailoring GIST Therapy—Biology Is Still King

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):306-307. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2905

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Bariatric SurgeryChoose Your Own Adventure

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):362. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3585
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

A Man in His 50s With a Giant Abdominal Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):363-364. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.871

Splenic Cyst

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):365-366. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.852
Research Letter

Differences in the Rates of Treatment of Severe Obesity Using Bariatric Surgery Across Socioeconomic Groups

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):367-368. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3180

Population-Based Estimates of the Prevalence of Uterine Sarcoma Among Patients With Leiomyomata Undergoing Surgical Treatment

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):368-370. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3518
Comment & Response

Growth Assessment of Hepatic Venous Malformations

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):370-371. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3930

Growth Assessment of Hepatic Venous Malformations—ReplyGrowth Assessment of Hepatic Venous Malformations

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):371. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3933

Faulty Analysis in Study of Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):371-372. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.42

Faulty Analysis in Study of Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomy—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):372. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.45
Peer Reviewers List

JAMA Surgery Peer Reviewers in 2014

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):373-374. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0366
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(4):286. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2499
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