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July 2018, Vol 153, No. 7, Pages 601-692

In This Issue of JAMA Surgery

Highlights

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):601. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3681
Viewpoint

Addressing Continued Disparities in Access to Breast Reconstruction on the 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):603-604. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0387

This Viewpoint discusses ways to increase access to breast reconstruction after mastectomy among underserved populations in the United States.

Future Directions for Breast Reconstruction on the 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):605-606. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0397

This Viewpoint describes 20 years of effort to enhance access to breast reconstruction surgery and lasting concerns about safety, efficacy, and overuse.

Original Investigation

Temporal Trends in Gender-Affirming Surgery Among Transgender Patients in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):609-616. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6231

This population-based study investigates the incidence and trends over time of gender-affirming surgical procedures in the United States and analyzes characteristics and payer status of transgender patients seeking these operations.

A Model for Sustained Collaboration to Address the Unmet Global Burden of Bladder Exstrophy-Epispadias Complex and Penopubic Epispadias: The International Bladder Exstrophy Consortium

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):618-624. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0067

This study assesses whether a collaboration predicated on long-term commitment by surgeons returning to the same institution annually combined with an experienced host surgical team and infrastructure to ensure sustained patient follow-up could provide surgical care with acceptable outcomes to treat bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex and penopubic epispadias.

Cost-effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cervical Clearance of Obtunded Blunt Trauma After a Normal Computed Tomographic Finding

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):625-632. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0099

This cost-effectiveness analysis evaluates the use of magnetic resonance imaging vs no follow-up after a normal computed tomographic finding in a model of obtunded blunt trauma.

Development and Validation of a Prediction Model for Pain and Functional Outcomes After Lumbar Spine Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):634-642. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0072

This cohort study assesses population-level patient-reported outcomes after lumbar spine surgery to develop and validate prediction tools for improvement of these outcomes.

Pregnancy and Motherhood During Surgical Training

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):644-652. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0153

This survey study assesses the experience of surgeons with childbearing during training.

Associations of Bariatric Surgery With Changes in Interpersonal Relationship Status: Results From 2 Swedish Cohort Studies

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):654-661. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0215

This study of 2 Swedish cohorts investigated changes in interpersonal relationship status after bariatric surgery.

Association of Author Gender With Sex Bias in Surgical Research

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):663-670. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0040

This bibliometric analysis of research articles explores the distribution of male and female authors in top surgical journals and the possible influence of author gender on inclusion of research participants, article sex bias, and citations of sex-inclusive research.

Association of BRAF Mutations With Survival and Recurrence in Surgically Treated Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Liver Cancer

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):e180996. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0996

This study analyzes the association of BRAF and KRAS mutational status with overall and disease-free survival among patients undergoing hepatectomy for colorectal liver metastases.

Comparison of Efficacy and Safety of 4 Combinations of Laparoscopic and Intraoperative Techniques for Management of Gallstone Disease With Biliary Duct Calculi: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):e181167. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1167

This systematic review and meta-analysis compares 4 surgical strategies that combine laparoscopic cholecystectomy and a second technique to assess which strategy is most successful in patients with gallstone disease with common bile duct stones.

Invited Commentary

Trends of Gender-Affirming Surgery Among Transgender Patients in the United States

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):617. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6232

The Devil Is in the Details When Removing Cervical Collars After Blunt Trauma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):632-633. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0086

Value of Adding Predictive Clinical Decision Tools to Spine Surgery

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):643. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0078

Mountain Climbing, Motherhood, and Surgical Practice

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):652-653. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0136

Relationship Status After Bariatric Surgery: It’s Complicated

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):661-662. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0216
Review

Accuracy of Pediatric Trauma Field Triage: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):671-676. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1050

This systematic review examines 5 studies with a total of 1222 pediatric patients to assess the accuracy of prehospital trauma triage and diagnostics tests for identifying children in need of specialized trauma care.

Guide to Statistics and Methods

Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Medicare Claims Data

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):677-678. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0489

This Guide to Statistics and Methods describes the Medicare claims data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and its use in comparative effectiveness research and health policy analysis.

Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Military Health System Tricare Encounter Data

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):679-680. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0480

This Guide to Statistics and Methods describes the use of Tricare insurance claims data from the US Department of Defense to assess health care needs, utilization, and outcomes in active, retired, and disabled military service members.

Surgical Innovation

Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface for Management of Postamputation Neuroma

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):681-682. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0864

This report describes a procedure that uses residual nerve and muscle graft to manage and prevent neuromas in patients with amputations.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge

Elderly Man With Left Iliac Fossa and Inguinal Pain

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):683-684. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0600

An elderly man presents with pain and tenderness in the left iliac fossa as well as swelling in his left inguinofemoral region, scrotum, and femur. What would you do?

Research Letter

Association of Patient Volume With Online Ratings of California Urologists

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):685-686. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0149

This study evaluates Medicare billing data to examine whether urologists with higher patient volume have lower online ratings from patients.

A Target to Achieve Zero Preventable Trauma Deaths Through Quality Improvement

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):686-689. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0159

This study uses the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to examine the number of preventable trauma deaths in US hospitals to provide a target for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine mandate of zero preventable deaths after injury.

Comment & Response

Defining Postoperative Opioid Needs Among Preoperative Opioid Users

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):689-690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0217

Defining Postoperative Opioid Needs Among Preoperative Opioid Users—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):690. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0218

Limitations of the National Cancer Data Base to Evaluate Early-Stage Anal Cancer Treatment Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):690-691. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0391

Limitations of the National Cancer Data Base to Evaluate Early-Stage Anal Cancer Treatment Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):691. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0394

Limitations of the National Cancer Data Base to Evaluate Early-Stage Anal Cancer Treatment Outcomes—Reply

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):691-692. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0400
Correction

Correction of a Table Column Heading

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):692. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0253

Errors in Title, Author Degrees, Key Points, and Abstract

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):692. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.0903

Error in Presentation of Author’s Name

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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):692. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.1624
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JAMA Surg. 2018;153(7):602. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.3682
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