This Viewpoint discusses improving delivery of care to surgical/trauma patients in the developing world through collaborations with academic institutions, such as the University of Michigan–All India Institutes of Medical Sciences collaborative.
This Viewpoint discusses the recent implementation of Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program.
This cost-effectiveness analysis assesses quality-adjusted life-years and costs associated with bariatric surgery for adolescents with obesity using results from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery study.
This cohort study assesses the association of time interval from the initial cholecystectomy to reoperation with overall survival in patients with gallbladder cancer.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the efficacy of polyglycolic acid mesh in preventing postoperative pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy.
This multicenter study examines the clinical and radiological postoperative pulmonary complications and respiratory insufficiency therapies in patients undergoing noncardiothoracic surgery requiring 2 hours or more of general anesthesia with mechanical ventilation.
This cohort study evaluates trends in mortality, hospital length of stay, and unplanned hospital readmission in Canadian trauma systems between 2006 and 2012.
This cohort study evaluates the Risk Analysis Index, a 14-item instrument used to measure frailty in surgical patients.
This population-based cohort study examines the risk for perinatal complications in women with a history of bariatric surgery by comparing them with mothers without operations and examining the association of the operation-to-birth interval with perinatal outcomes.
This cohort study assesses factors driving end-of-life decisions in hospitalized vascular surgery patients.
This study evaluates urologists practice patterns in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment following the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine population-wide prostate-specific antigen screening.
This cohort study evaluates whether sarcopenia and/or osteopenia are associated with 1-year mortality in an older trauma patient population.
This cohort study uses ACS NSQUIP data to identify associations specific postoperative complications on outcomes after elective colon resection.
A 52-year-old previously healthy man presented to the emergency department with gradual onset of severe right lower quadrant abdominal pain over the course of 24 hours without overt signs of peritonitis. The patient reported undergoing an appendectomy when he was 10 years old. What is your diagnosis?
A healthy 43-year-old woman presented with weight loss, heartburn, and progressively worsening dysphagia to solid food. Intriguingly, the heartburn was most severe while she was sitting up but lying supine relieved the symptoms. What is your diagnosis?
This study examines changes in treatment for Dupuytren contracture during an 8-year period within the Veterans Affairs health system.
This study examines the effect of missing data on the predictive ability of the modified frailty index using data from the ACS-NSQIP.
This study analyzes the effectiveness and safety of endobronchial valves in a high-risk veteran population with a history of smoking.