This Viewpoint discusses the preparedness and planning challenges of health care facilities responding to a multisite terrorist attack.
This cohort study examines receipt of adjuvant postoperative chemotherapy by age category and assesses whether age differences are associated with survival among patients with colon cancer who received surgery vs surgery and chemotherapy in an equal-access health care system.
This cohort study examines risk factors associated with hernia recurrence and death rates following unbilical hernia repair.
This cohort study identifies the factors associated with invasive intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma of the pancreas for branch duct, main duct, and mixed type carcinomas.
This cohort study examines maternal risk factors and pregnancy-, surgery-, and disease-associated risk factors for adverse obstetrical outcomes after appendectomy and cholecystectomy during pregnancy and stratifies the risk of such outcomes.
This cohort study uses SEER data to describe a group of adolescent and young adult patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors and compares gastrointestinal stromal tumor–specific and overall survival rates in this group with that of older patients.
This study analyzes the undertriage of patients with firearm-related injuries to facilities without specialized trauma units in Cook County, Illinois.
This article reviews the benefits of enhanced recovery pathways.
A white man in his early 30s presented to the emergency department with a 48-hour history of exacerbating right lower quadrant and epigastric abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
This Viewpoint discusses the needs to provide scholarships and stipends to medical students who commit early in their education to residency training in general surgery.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the effect of postoperative incentive spirometry vs clinical observation on hypoxemia, oxygen saturation, and pulmonary complications among patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
This cohort study compares outcomes after palliative stenting vs stoma creation in patients with malignant large-bowel obstruction requiring emergency management in New York State.
This review discusses the development of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocol as well as the improvements in clinical outcomes and cost savings that have resulted from its implementation.
This population-based cohort study uses National Trauma Data Bank data to examine the factors affecting transfer of trauma patients to facilities providing higher levels of care in accordance with the American College of Surgeons’ criteria.
This database study evaluates whether remnant liver ischemia may have an adverse effect on long-term survival and morbidity after liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.
This case-matched population study examines the pattern and recurrence rate of de novo hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with liver cirrhosis.
A 43-year-old man presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of cramps and abdominal pain after capsule endoscopy, which was ingested 3 days prior to his emergency department admission. An intraluminal hypodense mass was found in the mid-jejunum, and the capsule was clearly demonstrated to be adjacent in a dilated proximal loop of the small bowel. What is your diagnosis?
This survey study assesses patients’ preferences for selecting a surgeon, as well as the online tools used in this process.