This Viewpoint argues for the importance of interdisciplinary care in surgery and medicine, and proposes ways to incentivize physicians to move beyond assertion of individual control of patient care.
This Viewpoint discusses Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) 2.0 and how they can be used for to plan and design a quality improvement intervention.
This observational study analyzes and reports Clostridium difficile infection rates, risk factors, and associations with postoperative outcomes in surgery programs of the Veterans Health Administration.
This observational cohort study reports that lengthening of postoperative antibiotic treatment to 5 days was not associated with a reduction in infectious complications after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute complicated appendicitis.
This study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This cohort study investigates the associations between socioeconomic variables and surgical resection in patients with early-stage pancreatic cancer.
This case series uses review of medical records to report on potential immunohistochemical prognostic molecular markers to determine their prognostic and therapeutic utility for patients with vascular leiomyosarcomas.
This cohort study uses data on patients who underwent liver resection for hepatitis B virus–related hepatocellular carcinoma to develop a nomogram for preoperative estimation of microvascular invasion.
Using a cohort of patients at 13 major US institutions, this study defines clinicopathological variables associated with recurrence-free and overall survival after adrenocortical carcinoma resection and proposes nomograms for individual risk prediction.
This review examines the published evidence on the use of biological mesh materials and the US Food and Drug Administration approval history for these devices.
This review describes the innovative use of transversus abdominis release as an alternative component separation technique for ventral hernia repair and addresses limitations of traditional reconstructive options.
An asymptomatic 47-year-old woman with a mediastinal mass complained of mild but worsening orthopnea that was exacerbated when she would lie down. What is your diagnosis?
A 45-year-old woman had intermittent episodes of right hand and leg discoordination and paresthesia of increasing frequency. What is your diagnosis?
This study reports on whether treatment with β-blockers, statins, or both before cardiac surgery is associated with a reduction in the risk of adverse events after surgery.
This survey examines surgeons’ knowledge of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy.
This study seeks to quantify the need for transitional surgical care for pediatric patients with surgically corrected congenital anomalies in the coming decades.