This cohort study uses American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data to investigate the association between loss of independence among older adult patients after surgical procedures and readmission and death after discharge.
This cohort study compares risk for proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism after incident isolated calf DVT in patients treated vs not treated with anticoagulation.
This Viewpoint highlights various initiatives for improving nontechnical surgical culture and also several studies on the association between improved surgical culture and its effects on quality of patient care.
This Viewpoint discusses the differences between 3-dimensional robotic surgery and conventional 2-dimensional laparoscopic surgery.
This Viewpoint explores the changes that can be made to more equitably evaluate and improve surgical quality at safety-net hospitals, which provide care for a large proportion of Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise vulnerable patients but have been shown to have worse surgical quality outcomes.
This cohort study compares the short- and long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, with a specific focus on the rate of remission of type 2 diabetes in patients with early- and late-onset type 2 diabetes.
This observational study analyzes cervical spine clearance practices and the utility of computed tomographic scans of the cervical spine in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma.
This nationwide survey study identifies the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and delineates their capacities.
This observational study evaluates the costs associated with surgical quality and the relative financial burden on hospitals and payers.
This study compares the readability and accuracy of patient-oriented online resources for pancreatic cancer by treatment modality and website affiliation.
This study describes the association of patient- and hospital-level factors on in-hospital mortality after elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
This study assesses the hierarchy and interaction of factors associated with the risk for liver decompensation in patients undergoing liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
This study identifies risk factors for readmission within 30 days of discharge from a general surgery service.
This narrative review summarizes recent advances in the management of localized pancreatic cancer, including the rationale for neoadjuvant treatment sequencing and new diagnostic biomarkers in development.
This article discusses a hands-on training program that allows surgeons in practice to scrub alongside an expert, providing 1-on-1 exposure to new techniques and surgical skills.
A 51-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of progressive abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting 6 weeks after gallbladder removal and 1 month after removal of a lost gallstone. What is your diagnosis?
A young adult presented with a progressively growing abdominal lump that left him feeling a dull ache and heavy. Ten weeks previously he was hospitalized and conservatively managed for acute pancreatitis. What is your diagnosis?
This study analyzes the trends in inpatient and outpatient hysterectomy and oophorectomy rates among commercially insured women in the United States from 2000 to 2014.
This case series compares unroofing and marsupialization vs wide local excision as surgical therapy for pilonidal disease.
This case series examines surgical patients’ perceptions of care in July and August, with the influx of new surgical residents, vs the rest of the year.
This study compares the frequency of website visits prompted by posters in a waiting room between publically insured patients and privately insured patients.