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March 2015, Vol 150, No. 3, Pages 191-279

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):191. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2493
Viewpoint

Social Networks, Social Media, and Innovating Surgical Education

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):192-193. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1324

This Viewpoint discusses how social networks and social media are revolutionizing the field of surgery, particularly surgical education.

Original Investigation

Trends in Emergent Hernia Repair in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):194-200. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1242

This retrospective analysis reports that increasing rates of emergent incisional hernia repair are troublesome owing to the significantly increased risk morbidity and mortality associated with emergent hernia repair. While this increased mortality risk is multifactorial, it is likely associated with older age and the accompanying serious comorbidities.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Innovative Approach Using Interprofessional Simulation to Educate Surgical Residents in Technical and Nontechnical Skills in High-Risk Clinical Scenarios

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):201-207. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2235

This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related Article .

A Checklist-Based Intervention to Improve Surgical Outcomes in Michigan: Evaluation of the Keystone Surgery Program

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):208-215. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2873

This retrospective longitudinal study showed that a checklist-based quality improvement intervention did not affect rates of adverse surgical outcomes among patients undergoing general surgery in participating Michigan hospitals. See also the invited commentary by Urbach.

Association of VA Surgeons

Development of a Veterans Affairs Hybrid Operating Room for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):216-222. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1404

This retrospective review finds that the primary factor for development of a successful TAVR program development is integration of the cardiac team.

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and the Risk for Anastomotic Failure: A Report From Washington State’s Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP)

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):223-228. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2239

This retrospective cohort study finds a significantly increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.

The Effect of Incentive Spirometry on Postoperative Pulmonary Function Following Laparotomy: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):229-236. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1846

This randomized clinical trial shows that education and provision of incentive spirometry for unmonitored patient use does not result in statistically significant improvement in pulmonary dynamics following laparotomy.

An Assessment of Surgical and Anesthesia Staff at 10 Government Hospitals in Sierra Leone

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):237-244. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2246

This study addresses the need for accredited local surgical specialization programs and providing health care professionals with essential equipment and resources for anesthesia.

Time Trend Analysis of Primary Tumor Resection for Stage IV Colorectal Cancer: Less Surgery, Improved Survival

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):245-251. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2253

This retrospective review shows that most patients with stage IV colorectal cancer had undergone primary tumor resection but, beginning in 2001, a trend toward fewer resections was seen. Despite the decreasing resection rate, patient survival rates improved.

Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplant in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):252-259. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2038

This retrospective analysis demonstrated that more than 2 million life-years were saved by solid-organ transplants during a 25-year study period.

Invited Commentary

Innovation in Safety: Safety in Innovation

Soft Skills Matter

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):207. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2250

The Challenge of Quality Improvement in Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):215. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2908
Review

Modern Multidisciplinary Perioperative Management of Rectal Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):260-266. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2887

This review describes new technologies and treatment options that will continue to advance the treatment of rectal cancer by a multidisciplinary team.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Greatly Enlarged Thickened Gallbladder

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):267-268. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.492

Neonatal Bowel Obstruction With Unilateral Labial Swelling

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):269-270. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.498
Research Letter

Association of VA Surgeons

Statistical Methods of Risk-Adjusted Statistical Process Control Charts to Assess Surgical Performance in Consecutive Colorectal Operations at a Single Institution

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):271-272. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1773

Association of VA Surgeons

The Use of Joint Incentive Funding to Create a Department of Veterans Affairs–Department of Defense Vascular Surgery Program

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):272-274. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1768

Association of VA Surgeons

Radiation Therapy for Unresectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Population-Based Trends in Utilization and Survival Rates in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):274-277. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1837

This Viewpoint examines the trends and predictors of the use of radiation for localized unresectable pancreatic cancer.

Comment & Response

Clarification of the Goals of the National Institutes of Health Symposium on Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):277. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.3515
Correction

Incorrect Academic Degree

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):277. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.156
JAMA Surgery Masthead

JAMA Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(3):279. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2494
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