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August 2013, Vol 148, No. 8, Pages 697-794

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):697-699. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2200
Viewpoint

The Nonattending Physician

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):702. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.369
Original Investigation

Increased Risk of Mucinous Neoplasm of the Appendix in Adults Undergoing Interval Appendectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):703-706. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1212

Furman and colleagues undertook a retrospective study to determine the rate of mucinous neoplasms among adults undergoing interval appendectomy.

Ultrasonography-Guided Bilateral Rectus Sheath Block vs Local Anesthetic Infiltration After Pediatric Umbilical Hernia Repair: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):707-713. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1442

Dingeman et al compare the efficacy of ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and local anesthetic infiltration in providing postoperative analgesia after umbilical hernia repair in children. An invited critique by Warner follows.

Incidence and Predictors of Bowel Obstruction in Elderly Patients With Stage IV Colon Cancer: A Population-Based Cohort Study

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):715-722. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1

Winner et al conducted a large population-based study to investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with bowel obstruction in elderly patients with stage IV colon cancer. An Article by Krouse follows.

Laparoscopic vs Open Ventral Hernia Repair in the Era of Obesity

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):723-726. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1395

Lee et al evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic compared with open ventral hernia repair in obese patients.

Implementation of an Intern Boot Camp Curriculum to Address Clinical Competencies Under the New Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Supervision Requirements and Duty Hour Restrictions

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):727-732. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2350

Krajewski et al describe the implementation of an intern boot camp curriculum and the effect on resident performance and teaching faculty and nursing staff perceptions. All interns underwent a 2-month (July and August 2011) curriculum, followed by several assessment tools. Data were analyzed by independent group t tests and χ2 tests of proportions.

Esophagectomies With Thoracic Incisions Carry Increased Pulmonary Morbidity

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):733-738. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2356

Bhayani et al compared rates of pulmonary and overall morbidity, infection, and thromboembolic complications between patients undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy and those undergoing esophagectomy with the Ivor Lewis or McKeown technique. See the invited commentary by Chang.

I COUGH: Reducing Postoperative Pulmonary Complications With a Multidisciplinary Patient Care Program

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):740-745. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.358

Cassidy et al developed and implemented a set of multidisciplinary standardized interventions to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications in patients. The I COUGH program emphasizes incentive spirometry, coughing and deep breathing, oral care (brushing teeth and using mouthwash twice daily), understanding (patient and family education), getting out of bed at least 3 times daily, and head-of-bed elevation. See also the invited critique by Leavitt.

Impact of Screening Colonoscopy on Outcomes in Colon Cancer Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):747-754. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.8

Amri et al assess the effect of screening colonoscopy on outcomes of colon cancer surgery by reviewing differences in staging, disease-free interval, risk of recurrence, and survival and identify whether diagnosis through screening improves long-term outcomes independent of staging.

Smoking and the Risk of Mortality and Vascular and Respiratory Events in Patients Undergoing Major Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):755-762. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2360

Musallam et al evaluate the association between current and past smoking on the risk of postoperative mortality and vascular and respiratory events in patients undergoing major surgery.

Secondary Overtriage: The Burden of Unnecessary Interfacility Transfers in a Rural Trauma System

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):763-768. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2132

Sorensen et al describe the burden of secondary overtriage in a rural trauma system with a single level I trauma center.

A Novel Risk-Adjusted Nomogram for Rectal Cancer Surgery Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):769-777. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2136

In a retrospective review of the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2007, Russell and coauthors identify treatment-related factors associated with hospital margin-positive resection and develop a tool that could be used by individual hospitals to assess their outcomes based on their unique mix of patient and tumor characteristics. See the invited critique by Fleshman.

Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Primary vs Delayed Primary Skin Closure in Contaminated and Dirty Abdominal Incisions

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):779-786. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2336

In a systemic review and meta-analysis, Bhangu et al determine whether delayed primary skin closure of contaminated and dirty abdominal incisions reduces the rate of surgical site infection compared with primary skin closure. See also the Invited Critique by Cohn.

Brief Report

Resident's Forum

Management of Carotid Stenosis in Women

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):788-790. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.342

In a review article, Kuy and colleagues aimed to define carotid disease burden in women, review outcomes of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in women, and provide guidelines for management of women with carotid stenosis.

Invited Commentary

Pain Control After Umbilical Hernia Repair: How Difficult Can We Make It?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):713-714. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.1453

Obstructions to Understanding Malignant Bowel Obstruction

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):722. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.15

Incisions and Esophagectomy: Is Surgical Approach All That Matters?

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):739. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2366

Out of Bed With a Good COUGH, Just What the Doctor Ordered

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):745-746. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.375

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Rectal Cancer: The Way of the Future

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):778. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2151

Please Pack Open Your Dirty Wounds!

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):786-787. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2343
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

An Unexpected Find

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):791-792. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.308a

A Progressively Enlarging Mass and Abdominal Distention

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):793-794. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.310a
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2013;148(8):701. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.2178
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