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July 26, 2017
Original Investigation

Factors Associated With Achieving a Body Mass Index of Less Than 30 After Bariatric Surgery

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2348

This study uses data from a statewide clinical registry to identify factors associated with achieving a body mass index of less than 30 in patients who have undergone bariatric surgery.

Association Between Preoperative Hemoglobin A1c Levels, Postoperative Hyperglycemia, and Readmissions Following Gastrointestinal Surgery

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2350

This cohort study examines the association between hemoglobin A1c and hospital readmissions among surgical patients with hyperglycemia.

Association of Hospital Market Concentration With Costs of Complex Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2158

This study uses data from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample to examine the association between regional hospital market concentration and hospital charges in a population of patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical procedures.

Invited Commentary

It’s About the Weight Loss

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2349

Can We Reap the Benefits of Regionalization Without Paying the Price?

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2152
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

An Incidental Hypervascular Retroperitoneal Mass

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2147

A 69-year-old man presented with an incidental right infrarenal, retroperitoneal mass measuring 9.7 × 7.7 × 9.1 cm. The mass was supplied from a hypertrophied lumbar artery and from a branch of the internal iliac artery. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Role of Preventability in Redefining Failure to Rescue Among Major Trauma Patients

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2351

This cohort study assesses the role of preventability in the definition of failure to rescue when reviewing surgical performance for trauma patients who died after emergency surgery.

Comment & Response

Undertriage of Firearm-Related Injuries Not Actually Assessed

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2352
July 19, 2017
Editorial

Converting Bystanders to Immediate RespondersWe Need to Start in High School or Before

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2231
Original Investigation

Potentially Avoidable Surgical Intensive Care Unit Admissions and Disposition Delays

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2165

This study identifies sources of avoidable surgical intensive care unit days and determines strategies to minimize these days in preinterventional and postinterventional populations.

A Nationwide Analysis of Cost Variation for Autologous Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2339

This secondary cross-sectional analysis, performed using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project National Inpatient Sample database from 2008 to 2010, investigates factors that influence cost variation for autologous free flap breast reconstruction.

Comparison of Wound Complications After Immediate, Delayed, and Secondary Breast Reconstruction Procedures

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2338

This cohort study compares the incidence of surgical site infection and noninfectious wound complications after immediate, delayed, and secondary implant and autologous breast reconstruction in patients undergoing mastectomy.

Review

The Aging Physician and the Medical ProfessionA Review

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2342

This review summarizes concerns about approaches to address aging physicians and when to cease practice.

Research Letter

Emergency Medical Services Response Times in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Areas

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2230

This study describes the interval between receipt of a 911 call and the arrival of the first emergency medical service unit on the scene of a reported emergency in the United States.

Evolution of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in the Era of Transcatheter Valve Technology

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2344

This cohort study analyzes the cost and stabilization of disease in patients undergoing transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement.

Comment & Response

Gender Confirmation Surgery and Terminology in Transgender Health

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2345

Gender Confirmation Surgery and Terminology in Transgender Health

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2346

Gender Confirmation Surgery and Terminology in Transgender Health—Reply

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2347
July 12, 2017
Original Investigation

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Distinction of Risk Factors for Superficial vs Organ-Space Surgical Site Infections After Pancreatic Surgery

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2155

This study distinguishes risk factors for surgical site infection subtypes and examines the association with other clinical outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Factors Associated With Underestimation of Invasive Cancer in Patients With Ductal Carcinoma In SituPrecautions for Active Surveillance

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2181

This cohort study uses the National Cancer Database to examine the factors associated with underestimation of invasive cancer in patients with a clinical diagnosis of non–high-grade DCIS that would preclude active surveillance.

Association of Clinical Factors With a Major Pathologic Response Following Preoperative Therapy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2227

This study identifies clinical factors associated with major pathologic response in a large cohort of patients who underwent preoperative therapy and pancreatectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Invited Commentary

Infection After Pancreatic SurgerySuperficial and Deep Thoughts

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2144

Neoadjuvant Treatment in Locally Advanced and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer vs Primary Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2228
Surgical Innovation

The “Quality Minute”—A New, Brief, and Structured Technique for Quality Improvement Education During the Morbidity and Mortality Conference

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2229

This Surgical Innovation describes the Quality Minute, a brief, structured presentation designed to incorporate quality improvement education into the surgical morbidity and mortality conference.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

A Young Woman With a New Breast Mass

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2172

A 28-year-old woman without clinical signs of inflammation or infection but with symptoms of fatigue visited the emergency department for a sudden, diffuse, and painful enlargement of the upper quadrants of the left breast with edema and palpable axillary lymph nodes. What is your diagnosis?

Comment & Response

A Unique Program to Incorporate Volunteers Into a Nationwide Emergency Medical SystemMaximizing Preparedness for a Mass Casualty Incident

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2232

A Unique Program to Incorporate Volunteers Into a Nationwide Emergency Medical System—Reply

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2233
July 5, 2017
Viewpoint

Perspective of Residency Program Directors on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Changes in Resident Work Environment and Duty Hours

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2206

This Viewpoint discusses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education changes in resident duty hour requirements from the perspective of residency program directors.

Perspective of Surgical Resident Trainees on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Changes in Resident Work Environment and Duty Hours

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2215

This Viewpoint discusses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education changes in resident duty hour requirements from the perspective of surgical resident trainees.

Perspective of the FIRST Trial Investigators on Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Changes in Resident Work Environment and Duty Hours

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2218

This Viewpoint discusses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education changes in resident duty hour requirements from the perspective of the Flexibility In Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees trial investigators.

Original Investigation

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Outcomes and Costs of Managing Appendicitis at Safety-Net Hospitals

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2209

This database review evaluates the association of safety-net hospital burden with the outcomes of appendectomy.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Association of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating With Outcomes in Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2212

This study examines whether Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services high-star hospitals have improved patient outcomes and resource use in advanced laparoscopic abdominal surgery compared with low-star hospitals.

Association of Same-Day Discharge With Hospital Readmission After Appendectomy in Pediatric Patients

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2221

This cohort study uses American College of Surgeons NSQIP-Pediatric data to assess hospital readmission rates following appendectomy among children discharged the same day vs 1 or 2 days after surgery.

Invited Commentary

Ranking of Hospitals Performing Advanced Abdominal Laparoscopic Procedures

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2226
Research Letter

Rapid Retriage of Critically Injured Trauma Patients

Abstract Full Text
JAMA Surg. Published online July 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2178

This study uses data compiled from the patient registries of 12 trauma centers in 1 region to analyze differences in outcomes for critically injured trauma patients.

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