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.
This cohort study examines the association between hemoglobin A1c and hospital readmissions among surgical patients with hyperglycemia.
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.
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?
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.
This study identifies sources of avoidable surgical intensive care unit days and determines strategies to minimize these days in preinterventional and postinterventional populations.
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.
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.
This review summarizes concerns about approaches to address aging physicians and when to cease practice.
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.
This cohort study analyzes the cost and stabilization of disease in patients undergoing transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement.
This study distinguishes risk factors for surgical site infection subtypes and examines the association with other clinical outcomes in patients undergoing pancreatic surgery.
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.
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.
This Surgical Innovation describes the Quality Minute, a brief, structured presentation designed to incorporate quality improvement education into the surgical morbidity and mortality conference.
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?
This Viewpoint discusses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education changes in resident duty hour requirements from the perspective of residency program directors.
This Viewpoint discusses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education changes in resident duty hour requirements from the perspective of surgical resident trainees.
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.
This database review evaluates the association of safety-net hospital burden with the outcomes of appendectomy.
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.
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.
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.