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December 28, 2016
Viewpoint

The Toll of Death and Disability From Traumatic Injury in the United States—The “Neglected Disease” of Modern Society, Still Neglected After 50 Years

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4625

This Viewpoint describes the lack of funding for trauma research as a possible cause of increasing mortality rates from traumatic injury.

Original Investigation

Defining a Hospital Volume Threshold for Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy in the United States

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4753

This study aims to determine whether there is a minimum number of minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy cases performed by a hospital that is associated with a reduced likelihood of postoperative complications.

A Propensity Score–Matched Analysis of Robotic vs Open Pancreatoduodenectomy on Incidence of Pancreatic Fistula

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4755

This study examines the effectiveness of robotic pancreatoduodenectomy vs open pancreatoduodenectomy for clinically relevant pancreatic fistula occurrence and other major postoperative outcomes.

Invited Commentary

Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy for the Treatment of Pancreatic-Head and Periampullary Tumors

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4754

Comparing Outcomes for Robotic and Open PancreatoduodenectomyA Technological Advance?

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4756
Research Letter

Mortality After Peritonitis in Sub-Saharan AfricaAn Issue of Access to Care

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 28, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4638

This observational study of patients with peritonitis in Malawi hypothesizes that increased access to timely triage and emergency surgical care would improve mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa.

December 21, 2016
Original Investigation

Incidence and Prognosis of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4610

This population-based cohort study examines the link between bariatric surgery and improvement in psoriasis symptoms.

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Decisions in a Population-Based Sample of Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4749

This study uses a surveye of women with recently diagnosed breast cancer identified through SEER to evaluate patient decisions on contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and the effect of the surgeon’s recommendations.

Reoperation Rates in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ vs Invasive Breast Cancer After Wire-Guided Breast-Conserving Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4751

This population-based study of the Danish National Patient Registry examines reoperation rates after wire-guided breast-conserving surgery in patients with nonpalpable invasive breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ and whether the risk of reoperation is associated with ductal carcinoma in situ or histologic type of invasive breast cancer.

Invited Commentary

Bariatric Surgery for Autoimmunity?

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4645

Contralateral Prophylactic MastectomyAligning Patient Preferences and Provider Recommendations

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4750

Difficulty of Achieving Clear Margins in Nonpalpable Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 21, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4752
December 14, 2016
Original Investigation

Prevalence and Causes of Attrition Among Surgical ResidentsA Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4086

This systematic review and meta-analysis summarizes the estimate of attrition prevalence among general surgery residents.

Complementing Operating Room Teaching With Video-Based Coaching

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4619

This mixed methods analysis evaluates a postoperative video-based coaching intervention for residents.

Fixed-Distance Model for Balloon Placement During Fluoroscopy-Free Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in a Civilian Population

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4757

This study describes a method for performing resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) using a standardized distance from a set point of entry.

Invited Commentary

Preventing General Surgery Residency Attrition—It Is All About the Mentoring

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4096

When and How to Teach Residents to Operate

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4648

What Lengths Should We Go to for Fluoroscopy-Free Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta?

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4748
Research Letter

A Faculty-Student Mentoring Program to Enhance Collaboration in Public Health Research in Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4629

This study reports participant characteristics and academic productivity of a structured mentoring program combining the disciplines of public health research and surgery to enhance the academic experience for students and faculty.

December 7, 2016
Original Investigation

Association Between Surgeon Scorecard Use and Operating Room Costs

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 7, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4674

This case-control study examines the association between providing surgeons with individualized cost feedback and surgical supply costs in the operating room.

Mortality and Prehospital Blood Pressure in Patients With Major Traumatic Brain InjuryImplications for the Hypotension Threshold

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 7, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4686

This secondary analysis of the Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care Traumatic Brain Injury Study evaluates whether a statistically supportable threshold between systolic pressure and mortality exists in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Invited Commentary

Use of an Operating Room Scorecard—Keeping Score and Cutting Costs

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JAMA Surg. Published online December 7, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4693
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