This Viewpoint discusses differences between randomized clinical trials and observational studies and suggests 4 possible considerations for improvement of acceptance and clinical use of observational study results.
This Viewpoint discusses approaches to providing care for high-profile patients that ensures proper care for all patients in the hospital as well as protecting the privacy of high-profile patients.
This randomized clinical trial examines the incidence of incisional hernia in patients undergoing prophylactic intraperitoneal mesh implantation vs patients undergoing standard abdominal closure.
This simulation study uses case vignettes to determine how wound photography affects surgeons’ abilities to diagnose surgical site infections in a pragmatic setting.
This study assesses the prevalence of false-negative results and the accuracy of intraoperative consultations on surgical margins in patients undergoing curative intent resection for gastric or gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma.
This case series evaluates demographic, perioperative, and pathologic data from the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group database to identify the role of positive lymph nodes in small-bowel neuroendocrine tumors.
This cohort study compares the outcomes of nonoperatively managed appendicitis against appendectomy in patients with uncomplicated appendicitis from a private insurance claims database.
This single-arm study evaluates the role of fluorescent lymphography using near-infrared imaging as an intraoperative tool for achieving complete lymph node dissection and compares the number of lymph nodes retrieved with the use of near-infrared imaging and the number of lymph nodes retrieved without the use of near-infrared imaging.
This cohort study describes antithrombotic medication practices following bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement (bAVR) across the Veterans Health Administration and assesses the association between antithrombotic strategies and post-bAVR outcomes.
This cohort study of patients with severe orthopedic injuries examines whether risk and protective factors measured at 6 weeks after injury could classify individuals into risk clusters and evaluates whether these clusters explain variations in 12-month outcomes.
This systematic review assesses studies of exogenous hormone use in patients of all gender identities to determine the safety of stopping or continuing these regimens in transgender patients in the perioperative period.
This Surgical Innovation reviews a 3-part curriculum that promotes the development of nonclinical professional and personal skills in surgical residents to examine its financial and temporal costs and its potential benefit to the residents.
This Clinical Update discusses the risks and benefits of nonantibiotic medical, minimally invasive, and open surgical management for acute diverticulitis of various severities.
A 55-year-old man with a history of Childs B cirrhosis presents with a 2.5-year history of right groin pain and increased urinary frequency with difficulty voiding. What is your diagnosis?
A healthy 29-year- old pregnant woman, with 34 weeks’ gestational age, presented to the ER emergency room with diffused acute abdominal pain and vomiting. The pain was located in the periumbilical region and intensified within a few hours. What is your diagnosis?
This study uses data from the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program to assess the level of Medicare reconciliation payments and examine these levels by hospital size and teaching hospital status to understand hospital performance.
This study measures patient-reported outcomes and identifies factors associated with patient satisfaction after excision of facial nonmelanoma skin cancer in the veteran population.
This study examines the effectiveness and cost of gastrografin upper gastrointestinal imaging test performed on patients after a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.
This study analyzes a survey conducted at a gathering of clinicians who specialize in breast cancer in sub-Saharan Africa to better understand what they need from international collaborators.
Create a personal account or sign in to: