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March 2018, Vol 153, No. 3, Pages 197-292

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):197. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3657
Viewpoint

Reframing the Value Proposition of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Bundles

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):199-200. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4903

This Viewpoint discusses the issues associated with Medicare’s mandatory bundling of coronary artery bypass grafting.

Editorial

New Statistical Editor—January 2018

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):201. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6193
Original Investigation

Association of VA Surgeons

Comparison of Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residents' Assessments of Risk of Postsurgical Complications in Surgically Complex Patients

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):203-207. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3936

This study compares assessment of risk of postsurgical complications in surgically complex patients between internal medicine and general surgery trainees.

Association of VA Surgeons

Management of Stage I Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anal Canal

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):209-215. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3151

This cohort study examines the use of local excision among patients with T1 squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal and compares the overall survival relative to those who received standard treatment with chemoradiotherapy.

Association of Quality Improvement Registry Participation With Appropriate Follow-up After Vascular Procedures

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):216-223. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3942

This quasi-experimental study uses Medicare claims to examine whether hospital participation in the Vascular Quality Initiative registry increases rates of surveillance imaging after vascular procedures.

Comparative Effectiveness of Resection vs Surveillance for Pancreatic Branch Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms With Worrisome Features

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):225-232. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4587

This comparative effectiveness study compares the utility of upfront resection vs long-term surveillance in treatment of pancreatic branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms with worrisome features.

Forces of Tool-Tissue Interaction to Assess Surgical Skill Level

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):234-242. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4516

This study establishes a normative catalog of force profiles during the performance of surgery, compares force variables among surgeons with different skill levels, and evaluates whether such a force-based metric determines or differentiates skill level.

Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program With Surgical Readmissions

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):243-250. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4585

This cohort study evaluates the association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program with readmissions after major joint surgery (targeted) and procedures with historically high rates not under its purview (nontargeted).

Risks Associated With Primary and Redo Carotid Endarterectomy in the Endovascular Era

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):252-259. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4477

This cohort study evaluates the risks of redo carotid endarterectomy relative to primary carotid endarterectomy.

Comparing the Air Medical Prehospital Triage Score With Current Practice for Triage of Injured Patients to Helicopter Emergency Medical Services: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):261-268. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4485

This analysis evaluates the cost-effectiveness of current practice compared with the Air Medical Prehospital Triage score for helicopter emergency medical services scene triage of trauma patients.

Incidence and Prognosis of Primary Gastrinomas in the Hepatobiliary Tract

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):e175083. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5083

This study investigates the incidence and prognosis of gastrinomas originating in the hepatobiliary tract in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Association of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion With Access to and Quality of Care for Surgical Conditions

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):e175568. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5568

This study evaluates the association of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion with access to timely and recommended care for common and serious surgical conditions.

Invited Commentary

Risk, Complexity, Decision Making, and Patient Care

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):208. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3930

Low Rates of Surveillance Imaging After Vascular Surgery Procedures: Should We Ask the Patient?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):224. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3933

Branch Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms: How Worried Should We Be About Worrisome Features?

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):232-233. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4588

The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program—Targeting Weaknesses and Finding the Readmission Floor

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):251. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4586

Outcomes in Asymptomatic Redo Carotid Endartectomy: A Word of Caution

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):259-260. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4492

Moving Toward a Clinically and Fiscally Sound Aeromedical Triage System for Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):268-269. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4511
Review

Barriers to and Facilitators of Implementing Enhanced Recovery Pathways Using an Implementation Framework: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):270-279. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5565

This systematic review describes the barriers and facilitators associated with enhanced recovery pathway program implementation.

Surgical Innovation

Palliative Care Assessment in the Surgical and Trauma Intensive Care Unit

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):280-281. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5077

This report proposes the innovation of incorporating a palliative care assessment into daily rounds in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Patient With Ulcerative Colitis and Abdominal Pain

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5521

A 25-year-old woman with a history of ulcerative colitis presents to the emergency department with lower abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter

Association of VA Surgeons

Assessing the Necessity of Stopping Antithrombotic Agents Before Wide-Awake Hand Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):284-285. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3927

This review of 304 carpal tunnel release procedures examines the necessity of stopping antithrombotic medications prior to carpal tunnel release surgery.

Reduction in Opioid Prescribing Through Evidence-Based Prescribing Guidelines

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):285-287. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4436

This interrupted time series analysis found significant changes in multiple dimensions of pain medication usage after the implementation of postoperative opioid prescription guidelines in a single hospital.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center’s Contribution to Plastic Surgery Education

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):287-289. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4433

This population-based study evaluates the levels of case minimums met by plastic surgery residents in Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Comment & Response

Timing of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):289-290. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5037

Role of Preoperative Variables in Reducing the Rate of Occult Invasive Disease for Women Considering Active Surveillance for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):290-291. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5566

Role of Preoperative Variables in Reducing the Rate of Occult Invasive Disease for Women Considering Active Surveillance for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):291-292. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5567
Correction

Incorrect Data Presentation and Figure Citations

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):292. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5835

Errors in Figure and Table 3

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):292. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5848
JAMA Surgery Masthead

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(3):198. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3658
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