This study examines the feasibility of using laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
This cohort study compares the morbidity and mortality associated with primary catheter draining vs primary relaparotomy in patients with severe pancreatic fistula.
This study compares patient-reported outcomes following lumbar microdiskectomy among patients at least 65 years of age vs younger patients.
This cohort study uses data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System to examine whether patients of surgeons with a history of higher numbers of unsolicited patient observations are at greater risk for postoperative complications than patients whose surgeons generate fewer such unsolicited patient observations.
This case-control study evaluates if abstinence from smoking on the day of surgery is associated with a decreased frequency of surgical site infection in patients who smoke cigarettes.
This study evaluates the effect of nativity status on clinical outcomes among Hispanic patients with breast cancer.
This pre- and postintervention study evaluates the association of the Best Case/Worst Case framework with surgical communication when communicating to older patients about treament options in high-stakes surgical decisions.