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February 2018, Vol 153, No. 2, Pages 101-192

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):101. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3651
Viewpoint

Imminent Death Liver Donation for Children: Potential to Meet an Unmet Need

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):103-104. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3793

This Viewpoint proposes a new process, imminent death donation, to correct a chronic shortage of livers available for pediatric transplantation.

Editorial

New Deputy Editor—January 2018

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):105. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5755
Original Investigation

Association of Prehospital Mode of Transport With Mortality in Penetrating Trauma: A Trauma System–Level Assessment of Private Vehicle Transportation vs Ground Emergency Medical Services

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):107-113. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3601

This study evaluates whether private vehicle prehospital transport confers a survival advantage vs ground emergency medical services transport following penetrating injuries in urban trauma systems.

Association of VA Surgeons

Association of the Addition of Oral Antibiotics to Mechanical Bowel Preparation for Left Colon and Rectal Cancer Resections With Reduction of Surgical Site Infections

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):114-121. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3827

This cohort study examines the association of combined oral antibiotic and mechanical bowel preparation with surgical site infections in left colon and rectal cancer resections and its effect on timely administration of adjuvant therapy.

Oncologic Safety of Prophylactic Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy in a Population With BRCA Mutations: A Multi-institutional Study

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):123-129. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3422

This study describes the oncologic safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and provides evidence-based data regarding preservation of the nipple-areolar complex during a risk-reducing mastectomy in a population with BRCA mutations.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Use of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta for Proximal Aortic Control in Patients With Severe Hemorrhage and Arrest

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):130-135. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3549

This case series describes a large single-institution experience with resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta for severe traumatic hemorrhage, traumatic arrest, or nontraumatic hemorrhage.

Association of Health Literacy With Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):137-142. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3832

This study investigates surgical outcomes that are associated with a patient’s health literacy level among a population undergoing major abdominal surgery.

Association of VA Surgeons

Association of Anti–Factor Xa–Guided Dosing of Enoxaparin With Venous Thromboembolism After Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):144-149. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3787

This study assesses whether anti–factor Xa–guided dosing, compared with standard dosing, reduces the rate of venous thromboembolism in adults admitted to a level I trauma intensive care unit.

Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery: An Uneven Solution to the National Emergency General Surgery Crisis

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):150-159. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3799

This study investigates geographic diffusion of acute care surgery models and characterizes the communities in which acute care surgery implementation is lagging.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Association of Patient Frailty With Increased Morbidity After Common Ambulatory General Surgery Operations

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):160-168. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4007

This cohort study uses the 2007-2010 American College of Surgeons NSQIP Participant Use File to examine the association between frailty and perioperative morbidity in patients undergoing ambulatory surgery.

Evaluation of Military Use of Tranexamic Acid and Associated Thromboembolic Events

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):169-175. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3821

This study aims to determine the appropriateness of tranexamic acid administration by US military medical personnel based on current Joint Trauma System clinical practice guidelines and to determine if tranexamic acid administration is associated with venous thromboembolism.

Correlation Between 24-Hour Predischarge Opioid Use and Amount of Opioids Prescribed at Hospital Discharge

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):e174859. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4859

This cross-sectional study examines the correlation between a postoperative patient’s 24-hour predischarge opioid use and the amount of opioids prescribed at hospital discharge, as well as the number of patients who used no opioids prior to hospital discharge but were still prescribed opioids after hospital discharge.

Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):e174947. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4947

This systematic review and meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders among at-risk physicians and to evaluate the scope of preventive efforts.

Invited Commentary

Oral Antibiotics for Colon Surgery: The Questions Remain the Same, as Do the Answers

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):121-122. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3843

When Is a Little Breast Tissue Too Much?Nipple-Sparing Risk-Reducing Mastectomy in BRCA Carriers

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):129. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3438

Early Adoption of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta: The Beginning of a Journey

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):136. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3552

Becoming Literate in Health Literacy

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):143. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3835

Does Tranexamic Acid Cause Venous Thromboembolism After Trauma?Who Cares, If It Saves Lives?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3855

Opioid Stewardship and the Surgeon

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):e174875. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4875
Surgical Innovation

Bringing Surgical Care to the Home Through Video Visits

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):177-178. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4926

This Surgical Innovation describes the benefits and challenges of video visits, a form of telemedicine defined as an audiovisual 2-way clinical encounter between a physician and patient.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Abdominal Handlebar Injury

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):179-180. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4930

A 6-year-old boy presents to the emergency department with abdominal pain after experiencing a bicycle handlebar injury and vomitting twice. What is your diagnosis?

Right Lower Quadrant Pain in Early Pregnancy

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):181-182. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4936

A woman in her mid-20s who was 8 weeks pregnant presented to the emergency department for abdominal pain localized in the right iliac fossa, sense of numbness in the right lower limb, and nausea and vomiting. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Association of VA Surgeons

Comparison of Neurologic Trauma and Motorcycle Helmet Use in Drivers vs Passengers

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):183-184. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3163

This study compares postcrash prevalences of neurological and head and neck injuries in motorcycle drivers and passengers, stratified by helmet use.

Machine Learning Models for Prediction of Reinjury After Penetrating Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):184-186. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3116

This study compares several machine learning models for prediction of reinjury after penetrating trauma.

Association of VA Surgeons

Association of Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease With Abdominoplasty Outcomes: A Nationwide Analysis of Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):186-188. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3796

This study uses Nationwide Inpatient Sample data to investigate the effects of abdominoplasty procedures on patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases

Comment & Response

Association Between Appendectomy Outcomes and Surgeons’ Seniority

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):188-189. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4004

Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):189-190. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4512

Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):190. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4513

Outcomes After Adjustable Gastric Banding—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):190-191. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4514

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accreditation: Time to Move From Competition to Collaboration

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):191. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4589

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program Accreditation—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):191-192. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4590
Correction

Error in Table 2

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):192. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5387
JAMA Surgery Masthead

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(2):102. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3652
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