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January 2018, Vol 153, No. 1, Pages 1-95

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):1. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1788
Viewpoint

Interdisciplinary Disease-Based Peer Review: Moving Quality Assurance Into the Future

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):3-4. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3809

This Viewpoint argues that moribidity and mortality conferences and peer reviews for diseases that cross multiple specialities should be more interdisciplinary.

Conceptualizing Partnerships Between Private Payers and Medicare for Quality Improvement Initiatives

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):4-5. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3784

This Viewpoint proposes innovative quality-improvement programs funded via partnerships between private payers and the US Centers for Medicare and Medical Services.

Original Investigation

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Involving Surgical Residents

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):8-13. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2979

This study uses legal records accessed through Westlaw to examine lawsuits targeting surgical trainees.

Drivers of Payment Variation in 90-Day Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Episodes

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):14-19. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2881

This cohort study evaluates payment variation in Medicare and private payer claims for coronary artery bypass grafting in anticipation of the Medicare bundled payment program.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Safety and Outcomes of the Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Vestibular Approach

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):21-27. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3366

This study compares the safety and outcomes of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach with those of open thyroidectomy.

Surgeon Influence on Variation in Receipt of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy for Women With Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):29-36. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3415

This population-based survey study assesses the influence of attending surgeons on rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in women with breast cancer.

Defining Optimal Length of Opioid Pain Medication Prescription After Common Surgical Procedures

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):37-43. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3132

This cohort study uses data from the Department of Defense Military Health System Data Repository to describe patterns of opioid pain medication prescriptions after common surgical procedures and determine the appropriateness of the prescription as indicated by the rate of refills.

End-of-Life Care in Older Patients After Serious or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Low-Mortality Hospitals Compared With All Other Hospitals

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):44-50. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3148

This cohort study compares end-of-life treatment between low-mortality hospitals and all other hospitals in older patients with traumatic brain injury.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Risk Factors Associated With Reoperation and Disease-Specific Mortality in Patients With Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):52-59. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3555

This population-based study elucidates risk factors for reoperation in patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and disease-specific mortality.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Association of Primary Tumor Site With Mortality in Patients Receiving Bevacizumab and Cetuximab for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):60-67. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3466

This population-based cohort study evaluates the association of primary tumor site with mortality among patients receiving systemic chemotherapy and biologic therapy for metastatic colorectal cancer.

Adjuvant Sandwich Chemotherapy Plus Radiotherapy vs Adjuvant Chemotherapy Alone for Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer After Radical Cystectomy: A Randomized Phase 2 Trial

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):e174591. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4591

This randomized phase 2 trial investigates if adjuvant sequential radiotherapy plus chemotherapy can improve locoregional recurrence–free survival compared with adjuvant chemotherapy alone.

Variation of Thyroidectomy-Specific Outcomes Among Hospitals and Their Association With Risk Adjustment and Hospital Performance

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):e174593. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4593

This study evaluates whether thyroidectomy-specific outcomes vary among hospitals, whether the addition of thyroidectomy-specific variables affects risk adjustment, and whether differences in hospital performance are associated with thyroidectomy-specific care processes.

Invited Commentary

Episode Payment Model for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting—Opportunities and Challenges

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):20. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2895

Thyroid Surgery Through the Mouth Might Not Be as Crazy as It Sounds

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):28. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3384

Communication as the Key to Breast Conservation

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):36. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3435

Addressing Variability in Opioid Prescribing

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):43. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3166

Treatment Intensity After Traumatic Brain Injury: More Is Not Better

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):51. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3139

Medullary Thyroid Carcinoma—We Should Do Better

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):59. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3894

Progress in the March to Precision Cancer Medicine: Left, Right, Left

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):67-68. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3895

A Potential Role for Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for Patients With High-Risk Bladder Cancer Treated With Cystectomy in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):e174592. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4592

What Can Thyroidectomy-Specific Outcomes Teach Us About the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):e174594. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4594
Review

Association of Parathyroid Hormone Level With Postthyroidectomy Hypocalcemia: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):69-76. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3398

This systematic review examines the utility of parathyroid hormone levels in predicting temporary postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia.

Surgical Innovation

Ultrasonographic-Guided Resuscitation of the Surgical Patient

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):77-78. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4440

This Surgical Innovation reports the use of point-of-care ultrasonography as a first-line technique to evaluate hypoxia or hypotension among patients in surgical wards.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Breast Mass in a Man

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):79-80. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4428

A previously healthy 40-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of a right breast mass slowly enlarging with associated pain. There was a 3 × 4-cm hard, irregular, mobile nodule in the retroareolar area of the right breast, tethered to the overlying skin but not fixed to the underlying muscle. What is your diagnosis?

A Rare Cause of Small-Bowel Ischemia

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):81-82. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4595

A lethargic 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening diffuse abdominal pain, distension, nausea, and nonbilious emesis. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Humanitarian Surgical Care in the US Military Treatment Facilities in Afghanistan From 2002 to 2013

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):84-86. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3142

This study uses the database Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics Activity to examine the breadth of war-related and non–war-related surgical procedures provided by deployed military surgeons to locals in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2013.

Prevalence of Anemia 10 Years After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass in a Single Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):86-87. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3158

This database review evaluates the prevalence of anemia 10 years after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and whether bariatric follow-up influences anemia rates in a population of veterans.

Association of VA Surgeons

Prophylactic Ureteral Stent Placement vs No Ureteral Stent Placement During Open Colectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):87-90. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3477

This cohort study compares the outcomes of open colectomy with ureteral stenting with the outcomes of open colectomy without ureteral stenting.

Association of Colonoscopy With Risk of Appendicitis

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):90-91. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3790

This study examines the incidence of a patient developing appendicitis within 1 week after undergoing a colonoscopy vs during the following 51 weeks.

Comment & Response

Clinicopathological Factors Associated With Prognosis of Patients With Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma After Hepatectomy

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):91-92. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3483

Clinicopathological Factors Associated With Prognosis of Patients With Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma After Hepatectomy—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):92. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3480

Are Surgical Residents Prepared to Care for Transgender Patients?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4024

Are Surgical Residents Prepared to Care for Transgender Patients?—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):93-94. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4025

Nonoperative Management of Pancreatic Fistula—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):94-95. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3378

Nonoperative Management of Pancreatic Fistula: Why Not an Endoscopic Approach?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):94. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3381
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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):2. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.1789
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