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April 26, 2017
Viewpoint

Emergency General Surgery Needs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender PatientsAre We Prepared?

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0541

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.

Original Investigation

Variation in Outcomes at Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0542

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.

Allegations of Failure to Obtain Informed Consent in Spinal Surgery Medical Malpractice Claims

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0544

This cohort study investigates the failure to obtain informed consent as an allegation in medical malpractice claims for patients undergoing a spinal procedure.

Invited Commentary

Quality Improvement and AccreditationThe Never-Ending Story

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0543
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Small-Bowel Obstruction in a 45-Year-Old Woman

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0545

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?

Comment & Response

A More Common Massive Retroperitoneal Mass

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0546

A More Common Massive Retroperitoneal Mass—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 26, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0547
April 19, 2017
Original Investigation

Identification of Patients With Documented Pathologic Complete Response in the Breast After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Omission of Axillary Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0562

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.

Comparison of Appendectomy Outcomes Between Senior General Surgeons and General Surgery Residents

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0578

This cohort study compares the outcomes of appendectomies performed by senior general surgeons with those performed by general surgery residents.

Invited Commentary

Leveraging the Benefits of Systemic Therapy to Tailor Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0565

Increasing Resident Autonomy Without Compromising Patient Safety

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0582
Review

The Role of Genetic Testing in Patients With Breast CancerA Review

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0552

This review discusses the role of genetic testing in patients at risk for breast cancer.

Surgical Innovation

A Pilot Use of Patient-Generated Wound Data to Improve Postdischarge Surgical Site Infection Monitoring

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0568

This article reviews the benefits of using a mobile health app to enhance and personalize postsurgical wound care after hospital discharge.

Research Letter

US Emergency Department Encounters for Law Enforcement–Associated Injury, 2006-2012

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 19, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0574

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.

April 12, 2017
Viewpoint

Safety for the Surgical Patient—What Will “Move the Needle?”The 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0503

This Viewpoint argues for adopting several surgical safety and learning standards proposed by participants in the 2016 National Surgical Patient Safety Summit.

Original Investigation

Risk Stratification for Surgical Site Infections in Colon Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0505

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.

New Persistent Opioid Use After Minor and Major Surgical Procedures in US Adults

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0504

This population-based study determines the incidence of new persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical operations.

Invited Commentary
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Acute Large-Bowel Obstruction in an Institutionalized Man

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0507

A 77-year-old man presents with bowel obstruction, dehydration, a distended abdomen, and a colonic distension. What is your diagnosis?

Comment & Response

Inaccurate Claims About VA Surgical Quality Might Mislead Veterans

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0508

Inaccurate Claims About VA Surgical Quality Might Mislead Veterans—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 12, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0509
April 5, 2017
Original Investigation

Patient Reactions to Surgeon Recommendations About Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy for Treatment of Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0458

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.

Association of Surgical Treatment, Systemic Therapy, and Survival in Patients With Abdominal Visceral Melanoma Metastases, 1965-2014Relevance of Surgical Cure in the Era of Modern Systemic Therapy

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0459

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.

Association of Insurance Expansion With Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0461

This cohort study examines the association of insurance expansion in Massachusetts with the rate of surgical procedures for thyroid cancer.

Invited Commentary

Metastasectomy for Abdominal Visceral Oligometastatic Melanoma

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0460
Comment & Response

Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0468

Acceptance of Surgical Treatment for Adolescent Obesity—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0471

Inferior Vena Caval Filter Insertion in Trauma Patients—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0474

Acceptance of Surgical Treatment for Adolescent ObesityA UK Perspective

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JAMA Surg. Published online April 5, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.0477
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