Explore the latest in hepatobiliary surgery, including advances in surgical techniques and approaches to liver, gallbladder, and biliary disease.
This cohort study evaluates the rate of, associated risk factors for, and outcomes of anastomotic biliary complications and acuity level in adult recipients of liver transplants.
This cohort study analyzes the trends in use of liver grafts from older donors as well as all-cause graft loss and mortality outcomes among liver-only transplant recipients of older donor grafts in the United States from 2003 to 2016.
A man in his 50s with a history of poorly controlled diabetes and hepatitis C–associated liver failure presented with a new central scotoma of the right eye 3 days after orthotopic liver transplant. The patient was positive for cytomegalovirus IgG antibodies but had an undetectable cytomegalovirus load 1 month before transplant. What would you do next?
This cohort study analyzes data from all liver transplants performed in the United States from 2002 through 2016 to investigate the increase in liver transplants for alcohol-associated liver disease and evaluate the long-term success of transplant in these patients.
This study uses the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development database to compare the short- and long-term outcomes of biliary-enteric drainage and primary liver transplant in young children with biliary atresia.
This study examines outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed by surgical residents before and after mandatory implementation of Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery certification to assess whether certification is associated with residence performance or patient outcome.
This multicenter study investigates the risk factors, patterns, and outcomes of late recurrence after curative liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma.
This study uses 2011-2014 ACS NSQIP data to compare perioperative outcomes for early vs delayed cholecystectomy treatment among 1937 adult patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis.
This study evaluates the accuracy of the Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease score in estimating 90-day pretransplant mortality among of pediatric patients on the United Network for Organ Sharing waiting list.
This population-based study assesses patient and health system factors that are associated with the outcomes and costs after laparoscopic cholecystectomy among Canadian children.
This JAMA Patient Page describes reasons for undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy and what to expect with the surgery.
This study examines the laboratory data of patients who underwent a primary liver transplant to identify the variables most associated with posttransplant graft failure and create an accurate risk-scoring model.
This study uses data from the US Nationwide Inpatient Sample to examine the association between regional hospital market concentration and hospital charges in a population of patients undergoing hepatopancreaticobiliary surgical procedures.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2016 National Clinical Guideline Centre’s guideline on routine preoperative tests for elective surgery.
This cross-sectional review evaluates how specific components of electronic health record systems were associated with the weekend effect for patients undergoing acute cholecystectomy, acute appendectomy, and acute hernia repair.
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