This Viewpoint discusses firearm violence as a public health problem and the need to leverage resources to develop effective prevention strategies for firearm injury.
This Viewpoint discusses breast-conserving surgery trends and emerging intraoperative margin assessment techniques.
This cohort study uses data from the American College of Surgeons NSQIP and the Vanderbilt Patient Advocacy Reporting System to examine whether patients of surgeons with a history of higher numbers of unsolicited patient observations are at greater risk for postoperative complications than patients whose surgeons generate fewer such unsolicited patient observations.
This pre- and postintervention study evaluates the association of the Best Case/Worst Case framework with surgical communication when communicating to older patients about treament options in high-stakes surgical decisions.
This cohort study compares the morbidity and mortality associated with primary catheter draining vs primary relaparotomy in patients with severe pancreatic fistula.
This study examines the feasibility of using laparoscopic total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis.
This cohort study evaluates the outcomes of patients who receive complete vs incomplete doses of radiation following surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma.
This database study examines evidence of provider-induced demand in the management of carotid artery stenosis.
This study reports on the use and benefits of ratio-based blood product transfusions among patients without traumatic injury.
This study measures resident surgeon technical and nontechnical skills for trauma core competencies before and after training and up to 18 months later and compares resident performance with the performance of expert traumatologists.
This population-based study determines the incidence of new persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical operations.
This cohort study investigates the failure to obtain informed consent as an allegation in medical malpractice claims for patients undergoing a spinal procedure.
This review discusses the role of genetic testing in patients at risk for breast cancer.
This article reviews the benefits of using a mobile health app to enhance and personalize postsurgical wound care after hospital discharge.
A 77-year-old man presents with bowel obstruction, dehydration, a distended abdomen, and a colonic distension. What is your diagnosis?
A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department on the morning after Thanksgiving with sudden, severe, constant epigastric pain that migrated to the right upper quadrant as well as subjective fever and emesis since the previous evening. What is your diagnosis?
This cross-sectional review evaluates how specific components of electronic health record systems were associated with the weekend effect for patients undergoing acute cholecystectomy, acute appendectomy, and acute hernia repair.
This study uses a nationally representative database to determine whether the incidence of emergency department visits for law enforcement increased relative to total emergency department visits from 2006 to 2012.