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January 16, 2019
Viewpoint

Can Anesthesia Influence Cancer Outcomes After Surgery?

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4619

This Viewpoint describes emerging evidence that 2 different classes of anesthetics have dissimilar effects on cancer metastasis.

Original Investigation

Association Between Postoperative Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Function After Major Nonemergent Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5093

This cohort study compares the association between preoperative cognitive status and postoperative delirium in adults undergoing major nonemergent surgery.

Comparison of Risk-Standardized Readmission Rates of Surgical Patients at Safety-Net and Non–Safety-Net Hospitals Using Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and American Hospital Association Data

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5242

This observational study uses Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and American Hospital Association data to compare readmissions in safety-net and non–safely-net hospitals and assess whether hospital characteristics might account for some of the variation.

Invited Commentary

Challenges With Postoperative Cognitive Impairment Research

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5110

Accounting for Disparities in the Evaluation of Medicare Alternative Payment Plans: Lessons in Inequity

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5243
Comment & Response

Postoperative Delirium—Amplifying the Confusion

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5244

Postoperative Delirium—Amplifying the Confusion—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 16, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5245
January 9, 2019
Original Investigation

Association of VA Surgeons

Risk Prediction Tools to Improve Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy Among Patients With Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5119

This cohort study uses Veterans Administration and Medicare data to develop a risk prediction tool to improve patient selection for carotid endarterectomy among patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis.

Invited Commentary

Appropriateness of Carotid Endarterectomy in Asymptomatic Carotid Disease—Predicting 5-Year Survival

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5126
Research Letter

Association of Transvaginal Mesh Complications With the Risk of New-Onset Depression or Self-harm in Women With a Midurethral Sling

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4644

This study evaluates 12 years’ worth of clinical data on transvaginal mesh complications and depression or self-harm in women who received a midurethral mesh sling.

Comment & Response

Errors in Analysis in Study of New Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5299
Correction

Errors in Analysis of New Persistent Opioid Use After Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 9, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5476
January 2, 2019
Original Investigation

Reoperations After Bariatric Surgery in 26 Years of Follow-up of the Swedish Obese Subjects Study

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5084

This analysis of the nonrandomized controlled Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study examines the incidence and type of revisional bariatric surgeries completed (banding, vertical banded gastroplasty, and gastric bypass) in 26 years of follow-up of study participants.

Association of Medicaid Expansion With Access to Rehabilitative Care in Adult Trauma Patients

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5177

This difference-in-difference analysis study assesses the extent of changes in insurance coverage, outcomes, and discharge to rehabilitation among adult trauma patients before and after Medicaid expansion and implementation of the remainder of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Invited Commentary

Revisional Bariatric Surgery and Choosing the First Procedure: Twenty-Six Years of Follow-up in the SOS Study

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5107

Medicaid Expansion Offers Hope for Improved Postinjury Rehabilitation Among the Underserved

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5178
Surgical Innovation

Supporting the Educational, Research, and Clinical Care Goals of the Academic Trauma Center: Video Review for Trauma Resuscitation

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.5077

This Surgical Innovation describes the technological advancements made in trauma video review and how it is used to improve patient care.

Comment & Response

Leveraging the Right Technology in Health Care—Having a Cow

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4691

Leveraging the Right Technology in Health Care—Having a Cow—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online January 2, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.4700
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