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June 2014

Incorrectly Classified Article

JAMA Surg. 2014;149(6):543. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.686

The article titled “Fifty-three Years’ Experience With Randomized Clinical Trials of Emergency Portacaval Shunt for Bleeding Esophageal Varices in Cirrhosis: 1958-2011” was published online January 8, 2014, and in the February print issue of JAMA Surgery (2014;149[2]:155-169. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4045) as an Original Investigation but has been reclassified as a Special Communication. Wording has been added to the Objectives portion of the Abstract (page 155) and to the opening paragraph of the text (page 156) to indicate that the article is a summary of two previously published randomized clinical trials (RCTs) by Orloff et al (J Am Coll Surg. 2009;209[1]:25-40; J Gastrointest Surg. 2011;15:38-47; and J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16[11]:2094-2111). In addition, references to the two previously published RCTs (J Am Coll Surg. 2009;209[1]:25-40 and J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16[11]:2094-2111) have been added to Tables 1, 2, 3, and 4 and Figure 1; a reference (J Am Coll Surg. 2009;209[1]:25-40) has been added to Figure 2; and a reference (J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16[11]:2094-2111) has been added to Figure 3. This article was corrected online.