This Viewpoint describes the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program.
This Viewpoint discusses the American Board of Internal Medicine’s recent changes to the Maintenance of Certification Program and plans for program revision.
This cohort study observes characteristics associated with long-term survival of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and develops a nomogram to help identify potential long-term survivors.
This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
This single-center study investigates the prognostic impact of specific KRAS mutations on the survival of patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases.
This randomized clinical trial reports that erythromycin administration increases gastric emptying among patients undergoing emergency surgery under general anesthesia.
This cohort study uses SEER database data to investigate the survival benefit of breast surgery for low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.
This study of patients with colon cancer from the SEER database evaluated the effect of inclusion of C stage into standard cancer staging and the implications on survival estimates.
This medical record review describes the use of computed tomography in identifying the mortality risk in patients with pneumomediastinum due to blunt trauma.
This analysis of the US Renal Data System identifies differing frequencies and mortality rates associated with the use of arteriovenous fistulas at first hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease.
This observational study uses the AHRQ Nationwide Inpatient Sample to compare complications, length of stay, actual cost, and mortality between nonrobotic and robotic-assisted cardiac surgical procedures.
This analysis of women with breast cancer in the National Cancer Data Base describes barriers to the use of breast-conserving therapy.
This interrupted time series with comparison series study reports that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass were associated with flattened total health care cost trajectories but Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patients experienced lower total and prescription costs by 3 years postsurgery.
This systematic review of wrong-site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires finds that empirical evidence for interventions is limited and inconclusive, and root-cause analysis identifies the need for improved communication in the operating room.
This clinical review describes the use of an endovascular approach as a viable method for a pulsatile mass in the right upper side of the chest.
This study reports that, at academic medical centers, many common process measures are entirely dependent on resident physicians with minimal direct, real-time oversight or feedback from attending physicians.
This study compares the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program with the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database to determine which is superior at performing analyses of risk-adjusted outcomes for several operations.
This review reports on the use of breast-specific gamma imaging as an adjunct imaging method for detecting invasive lobular carcinomas.
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