This Viewpoint addresses the current changes in surgical care and training and details future directions for residency training in general surgery.
This Viewpoint discusses training of general surgery subspecialists through postresidency fellowships.
This Viewpoint discusses specialty fellowships within general surgery and emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between specialty fellowships and residential training.
This Viewpoint discusses the growing number of hepatopancreatobilary surgery fellowships and emphasizes the need for standardization of training requirements.
This Viewpoint proposes a strategy to reduce general surgery resident attrition, focusing on the creation of formal mentorship programs.
This study reports on whether an association between the influx of new residents at the beginning of the academic year and outcomes exists among a nationally representative sample of patients who underwent emergency general surgery.
This population-based, longitudinal cohort study of patients undergoing bariatric surgery reported an increased risk of self-harm emergencies after bariatric surgery.
This study reports that patients with node-positive esophageal adenocarcinoma benefit significantly from neoadjuvant chemoradiation, while patients with node-negative tumors do not gain significant overall survival as compared with surgery alone.
This meta-analysis reviews the evidence for and against protamine use, both in its association with increased thrombotic complications and with decreased bleeding, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
This cross-sectional, cluster-based population survey reports on the self-reported determinants of access to surgical care in Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Nepal using the validated Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need tool.
This laboratory study examines the MC-2 peptide’s association with reduced liver injury following rescuscitated hemorrhagic shock in rats.
This article discusses the design and rationale for the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) randomized trial, which will evaluate whether changing surgical resident duty hour policies to permit greater flexibility in work hours will affect patient postoperative outcomes, resident education, and resident well-being.
This article discusses the potential of video-based peer coaching to improve the quality and safety of surgical care.
A 69-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of painful irreducible right inguinal swelling, a normal white blood cell count, and a hypodense mass on computed tomographic imaging. What is your diagnosis?
An active man in his early 80s presented to the hospital with a 6-month history of cramping epigastric abdominal pain that occurred 30 minutes after eating solid food and was associated with nausea and vomiting. His medical history was significant for atrial fibrillation and a history of an open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. What is your diagnosis?
This study reports whether clearance of nonmelanoma skin cancer in excisional specimens can be predicted based on the appearance of a lesion after biopsy and on the demographic characteristics of the patient.
This study reports on a novel method of transcutaneous intraoperative vagal stimulation in the upper neck that is less invasive and is feasible in thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy.
This study reports on the incidence of femoral hernia in patients who preoperatively received a diagnosis of inguinal hernia before undergoing total extraperitoneal laparoscopic hernia repair, with particular attention to cases of reoperation.