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August 2015, Vol 150, No. 8, Pages 693-820

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):693. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2518
Viewpoint

The American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program: Building on Past Successes

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):697-698. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0885

This Viewpoint describes the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification Program.

The American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Program: Cocreating the Future

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):699-700. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0888

This Viewpoint discusses the American Board of Internal Medicine’s recent changes to the Maintenance of Certification Program and plans for program revision.

Original Investigation

Characteristics of 10-Year Survivors of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):701-710. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0668

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.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Thromboembolic Complications and Prophylaxis Patterns in Colorectal Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):712-720. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1057

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.

Association Between Specific Mutations in KRAS Codon 12 and Colorectal Liver Metastasis

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):722-729. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0313

This single-center study investigates the prognostic impact of specific KRAS mutations on the survival of patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases.

Erythromycin for Gastric Emptying in Patients Undergoing General Anesthesia for Emergency Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):730-737. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0306

This randomized clinical trial reports that erythromycin administration increases gastric emptying among patients undergoing emergency surgery under general anesthesia.

Survival Benefit of Breast Surgery for Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A Population-Based Cohort Study

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):739-745. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0876

This cohort study uses SEER database data to investigate the survival benefit of breast surgery for low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ.

Effect of Incorporation of Pretreatment Serum Carcinoembryonic Antigen Levels Into AJCC Staging for Colon Cancer on 5-Year Survival

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):747-755. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0871

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.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Computed Tomographic Findings and Mortality in Patients With Pneumomediastinum From Blunt Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):757-762. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1138

This medical record review describes the use of computed tomography in identifying the mortality risk in patients with pneumomediastinum due to blunt trauma.

Quality Improvement Targets for Regional Variation in Surgical End-Stage Renal Disease Care

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):764-770. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1126

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.

Critical Outcomes in Nonrobotic vs Robotic-Assisted Cardiac Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):771-777. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1098

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.

Disparities in the Use of Breast-Conserving Therapy Among Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):778-786. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1102

This analysis of women with breast cancer in the National Cancer Data Base describes barriers to the use of breast-conserving therapy.

Comparing Medical Costs and Use After Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):787-794. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1081

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.

Invited Commentary

Long-term Survival After Pancreatic Cancer: Hope Has Arrived

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):710-711. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0702

More Evidence That the Use of Venous Thromboembolism Rates as Hospital Quality Measures May Be Off the Mark

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):721. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1065

Colorectal Liver Metastasis Resection Outcomes Defined by Molecular Biology

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):729. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1062

Erythromycin Use Before Induction of General Endotracheal Anesthesia

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):738. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0327

No Surgery for Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ?

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):746. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0895

Elevation of Pretreatment Carcinoembryonic Antigen Level as a Prognostic Factor for Colon Cancer: Incorporating a C Stage in the AJCC TNM Classification

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):755-756. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0901

Pneumomediastinum Following Blunt Trauma: Are We Closer to Unlocking Its Significance?

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):762-763. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1146

Ongoing Consequences of Disparities in Breast Cancer Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):786. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1114

Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce Health Care Costs?Weighing the Evidence

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):795. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1095
Review

Wrong-Site Surgery, Retained Surgical Items, and Surgical Fires : A Systematic Review of Surgical Never Events

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):796-805. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0301

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.

Surgical Innovation

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy for Achalasia

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):806-807. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0954
JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Diarrhea, Weight Loss, and an Ampullary Mass

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):809-810. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0411

Arm Ischemia and Posterior Stroke in a Patient With a Pulsatile Mass in the Right Upper Side of Chest

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):811-812. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0686

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.

Research Letter

Attending Physician Performance Measure Scores and Resident Physicians’ Ordering Practices

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):813-814. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0891

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.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Comparing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program With the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):815-816. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0962

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.

A Comparison of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging of Invasive Lobular Carcinomas and Ductal Carcinomas

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):816-818. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0965

This review reports on the use of breast-specific gamma imaging as an adjunct imaging method for detecting invasive lobular carcinomas.

Comment & Response

Less Surgery, Improved Survival From Stage IV Colorectal Cancer?

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):818. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0680

Less Surgery, Improved Survival From Stage IV Colorectal Cancer?

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):818-819. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1331

Less Surgery, Improved Survival From Stage IV Colorectal Cancer?—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):819-820. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0683
Correction

Errors in the Author Affiliations and Corresponding Author Address

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):820. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2000

Error in Reference Numbering

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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):820. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2375
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JAMA Surg. 2015;150(8):695. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2519
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