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June 26, 2019
Original Investigation

Outcomes After Inguinal Hernia Repair With Mesh Performed by Medical Doctors and Surgeons in Ghana

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 26, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1744

This cohort study compares the outcomes associated with inguinal hernia repair performed by medical doctors vs surgeons in Ghana.

Invited Commentary

Task Shifting in Surgery—What US Health Care Can Learn From Ghana

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 26, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1745
Research Letter

Surgeon Awareness of the Relative Costs of Common Surgical Instruments

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 26, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1746

This study surveys surgeons’ cost knowledge and ability to distinguish subtle price variations between surgical tools with similar functions or indications.

Comment & Response

Cancer and Other Outcomes After Surgery With Fluoridated Anesthesia

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 26, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1747

Cancer and Other Outcomes After Surgery With Fluoridated Anesthesia—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 26, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1748
June 19, 2019
Viewpoint

Use of Artificial Intelligence to Represent Emergent Systems and Augment Surgical Decision-making

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1510

This Viewpoint describes the use of artificial intelligence models for phenotyping and assessing sepsis risk as well as enhancing surgical decision making.

Original Investigation

Association of Coworker Reports About Unprofessional Behavior by Surgeons With Surgical Complications in Their Patients

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1738

This cohort study assesses the association between surgeons with higher numbers of reports from coworkers about unprofessional behaviors and the risk for postoperative complications in their patients.

Invited Commentary

Time for Changes in the Surgical Community—Promoting Professionalism as #MeToo 2.0

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1739
Research Letter

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Use of a Statewide Public Health Tool to Estimate Miles Driven by Intoxicated Drivers

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1720

This study uses data from the Place of Last Drink database and Google maps to assess the association of blood alcohol concentration with distance traveled and driver’s age among intoxicated drivers in Minnesota.

Comment & Response

Revisions of Gastric Bypass—A Moral Obligation

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1740

Revisions of Gastric Bypass—A Moral Obligation—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 19, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1741
June 12, 2019
Original Investigation

Comparison of Targeted vs Systematic Prostate Biopsy in Men Who Are Biopsy Naive: The Prospective Assessment of Image Registration in the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer (PAIREDCAP) Study

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1734

This paired cohort study seeks to determine the cancer detection rate of biopsy methods targeting magnetic resonance imaging–visible lesions vs systematic prostate sampling in the diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer in men who were biopsy naive.

Assessment of Use of Arteriovenous Graft vs Arteriovenous Fistula for First-time Permanent Hemodialysis Access

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1736

This study uses Medicare claims data to explore contemporary practice patterns and physician characteristics associated with high rates of use of arteriovenous grafting compared with arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access.

Invited Commentary

Closing the Loop on the Role of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging–Targeted Prostate Biopsy

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1735

Refining How We Identify High-Value Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1737
Comment & Response

Concerning Greater Social Contexts in Bariatric Surgery Availability and Telomere Length Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1717

Concerning Greater Social Contexts in Bariatric Surgery Availability and Telomere Length Outcomes—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 12, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1727
June 5, 2019
Original Investigation

Contributors to Postinjury Mental Health in Urban Black Men With Serious Injuries

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 5, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1622

This cohort study of black men who were hospitalized with serious injuries assesses how risk and protective factors from childhood and adulthood contribute to depression and posttraumatic stress symptom severity 3 months after discharge.

Comment & Response

Potential Benefit of Nonsurgical Management to Periappendicular Abscess

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 5, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1682

Potential Benefit of Nonsurgical Management to Periappendicular Abscess—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online June 5, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1685
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