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September 2014, Vol 149, No. 9, Pages 885-992

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):885. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3499
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A Case for Improving Measurement of Intraoperative Iatrogenic Injuries

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):887-888. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.5237

Neuroendocrine Tumors of Unknown Primary: Is the Primary Site Really Not Known?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):889-890. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.216

Improving Survival From Intentional Mass Casualty Incidents: The Need for a National Curriculum

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):891-892. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.189
Original Investigation

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Pregnancy-Related Attrition in General Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):893-897. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1227

Brown and colleagues determine whether child rearing increases the risk of attrition from general surgery residency.

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Effect of Community Educational Interventions on Rate of Organ Donation Among Hispanic Americans

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):899-902. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1014

Salim and colleagues investigate the effect of an aggressive outreach intervention during a 5-year period aimed at improving organ donation rates among Hispanic Americans. See also the invited commentary by Malinoski.

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Changing Patterns of In-Hospital Deaths Following Implementation of Damage Control Resuscitation Practices in US Forward Military Treatment Facilities

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):904-912. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.940

In a review of the Joint Theater Trauma Registry (2002-2011) of US forward combat hospitals, Langan et al analyze the evolution of injury patterns, early care, and resuscitation among patients who subsequently died in the hospital, before and after implementation of damage control resuscitation policies. See Invited Commentary by Holcomb.

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Long-term Results of a Postoperative Pneumonia Prevention Program for the Inpatient Surgical Ward

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):914-918. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1216

Kazaure and colleagues present long-term results of a standardized postoperative ward-acquired pneumonia prevention program introduced in 2007 on the surgical ward of a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital and compare their postintervention pneumonia rates with those captured in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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Effect of a Novel Financial Incentive Program on Operating Room Efficiency

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):920-924. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1233

Scalea et al test the hypothesis that establishing a financial incentive program for OR teams would improve efficiency, leading to decreased turnaround times (“wheels out” to “wheels in” of 60 minutes or less) and improved on-time first-case starts (“wheels in” within 6 minutes of the scheduled start time). See the Invited Commentary by Kaminski.

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Comparative Safety of Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Over Open Repair Using Patient Safety Indicators During Adoption

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):926-932. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1018

Rose et al evaluate the safety of endovascular vs open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm by measuring Patient Safety Indicators associated with each procedure over time. Cases were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2003-2010). Main outcome measures were Patient Safety Indicators and mortality. See the Invited Commentary by Suding and Paxton.

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Clinical Relevance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cervical Spine Clearance: A Prospective Study

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):934-939. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.867

Resnick et al investigated the accuracy of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the clearance of cervical spine injuries. See the Invited Commentary by Schreiber.

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Comparison of Short-term Outcomes in Laparoscopic vs Open Hepatectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):941-946. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1023

Franken et al compare short-term (30-day) outcomes between laparoscopic and open partial hepatectomies. An Invited Commentary by Biehl follows.

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Factors Associated With General Surgery Residents’ Desire to Leave Residency Programs: A Multi-institutional Study

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):948-953. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.935

Gifford et al determine how often categorical general surgery residents seriously consider leaving residency. At 13 residency programs, they administered an anonymous survey of 371 residents and 10-year attrition rates. Responses from those who seriously considered leaving were compared with those who did not. See the Invited Commentary by Deveney.

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Prospective Study of Colorectal Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in a Community Hospital

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):955-961. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.675

Geltzeiler and colleagues determine if favorable results could be reproduced in a community hospital setting using their enhanced recovery after surgery program.

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A Human Factors Subsystems Approach to Trauma Care

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):962-968. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1208

Catchpole and coauthors use human factors engineering to redesign the trauma process.

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The Impact of Meeting Donor Management Goals on the Number of Organs Transplanted per Expanded Criteria Donor: A Prospective Study From the UNOS Region 5 Donor Management Goals Workgroup

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):969-975. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.967

Patel and coauthors determine the effect of meeting a standardized set of critical care end points, or donor management goals, on the number of organs transplanted per donor using expanded criteria donors. See the Invited Commentary by Salim.

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Aortic Morphologic Findings After Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Type B Aortic Dissection

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):977-983. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1327
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Are There Repercussions Associated With Pregnancy-Related Attrition?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):898. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1200

How to Help Hispanic Families Benefit From Organ Donation After a Tragedy

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):903. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1029

Resuscitation Is Better for Combat Casualty Outcomes: Now Let’s Forcefully Close the Performance Improvement Loop on Adverse Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):913. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.961

Preventing Postoperative Pneumonia

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):919. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1249

The Need for Speed—Can Quality and Efficiency Coexist?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):925. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1201

Innovation in Safety: Safety in Innovation

How to Use Patient Safety Indicators to Monitor Vascular Surgery Technologies

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):933. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1026

Is Any Test 100% Specific and 100% Sensitive for Serious Injury?

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):940. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.880

A Comparison of Laparoscopic vs Open Hepatectomy: Good Try, but We Still Have Selection Bias

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):947. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1032

Transition From Residency to Practice: Life Does Get Better!

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):954. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.964

Donor Management Does Make a Difference

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):976. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.970
Special Communication

American Surgery and the Affordable Care Act

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):984-985. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1343
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Abrupt Vomiting and Pain With Abdominal Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):987-988. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3990

An Unusual Hernia

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):989-990. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4851

Indeterminate Left-Sided Retroperitoneal Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):991-992. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4940
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Missing Initial in Author Name

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):961. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2130

Incorrect Author Affiliation

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):961. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2154

Errors in Subtitle

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JAMA Surg. 2014;149(9):961. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2304
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