This Viewpoint outlines issues that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients may face while receiving surgical care and provides basic guidelines on how to serve patients in a culturally competent manner.
This study uses claims data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s State Inpatient Database to assess the variation in care quality and postoperative outcomes among US bariatric centers of excellence.
This cohort study investigates the failure to obtain informed consent as an allegation in medical malpractice claims for patients undergoing a spinal procedure.
A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department on the morning after Thanksgiving with sudden, severe, constant epigastric pain that migrated to the right upper quadrant as well as subjective fever and emesis since the previous evening. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study identifies patients with breast cancer and a pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with a low risk for axillary metastases and possibly eligible for omission of surgery.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of appendectomies performed by senior general surgeons with those performed by general surgery residents.
This review discusses the role of genetic testing in patients at risk for breast cancer.
This article reviews the benefits of using a mobile health app to enhance and personalize postsurgical wound care after hospital discharge.
This study uses a nationally representative database to determine whether the incidence of emergency department visits for law enforcement increased relative to total emergency department visits from 2006 to 2012.
This Viewpoint argues for adopting several surgical safety and learning standards proposed by participants in the 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit.
This cohort study of patients treated surgically for colon cancer analyzes baseline and surgical factors to determine their association with the risk of surgical site infections.
This population-based study determines the incidence of new persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical operations.
A 77-year-old man presents with bowel obstruction, dehydration, a distended abdomen, and a colonic distension. What is your diagnosis?
This population-based survey study examines the association between patient report of first-surgeon recommendation against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy and the extent of discussion about it with 3 outcomes: patient satisfaction with surgery decisions, receipt of a second opinion, and receipt of surgery by a second surgeon.
This study evaluates the survival benefit achieved through surgical resection of melanoma metastatic to the abdominal viscera in patients treated in the modern treatment environment.
This cohort study examines the association of insurance expansion in Massachusetts with the rate of surgical procedures for thyroid cancer.