This Viewpoint discusses surgical missions to low- and middle-income countries and suggests changes to improve their effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
This experimental rat model study of hemorrhage provides a foundation to design novel nonsurgical therapies to control hemorrhage and allows flexibility in experimental design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.