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August 31, 2020
Editorial

Call to Action to All Surgery Journal Editors for Diversity in the Editorial and Peer Review Process

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4549
August 26, 2020
Viewpoint

Surgical Outcomes Club

Disparities Research—Mitigating Inequities in Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1926

This Viewpoint highlights the approaches and frameworks used by extramurally funded disparities research programs to address inequalities along the surgical care continuum.

Original Investigation

Assessment of Autonomy in Operative Procedures Among Female and Male New Zealand General Surgery Trainees

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3021

This cohort study investigates the association between trainee sex and surgical autonomy in the operating room in the New Zealand general surgery training program.

Factors Associated With the Professional Success of Female Surgical Department Chairs: A Qualitative Study

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3023

This quality improvement study examined the common factors associated with the success of women serving as surgical department chairs.

Changes in Reoperation After Publication of Consensus Guidelines on Margins for Breast-Conserving Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3025

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the reoperation rates reported in the literature before and after publication of the 2014 Society of Surgical Oncology–American Society for Radiation Oncology guideline for surgical management of invasive cancer.

Invited Commentary

Sex Inequity in Surgical Training

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3022

Challenges to Professional Advancement Facing Women Surgeons—The View From Our Chairs

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3024

Implementing Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology Margin Guidelines to Reduce Reoperations After Lumpectomy for Early Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3026
Surgical Innovation

Fluorescent Cholangiography During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Shedding New Light on Biliary Anatomy

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3003

This article describes the use of fluorescent cholangiography with indocyanine green, instead of radiographic intraoperative cholangiography, to enhance laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Research Letter

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Association of Weekend Effect With Recovery After Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2618

This cohort study assesses the association between day of the week and process measure adherence in patients undergoing colorectal surgery and identifies hospital-level factors associated with weekend adherence.

Changes in Performance of More Than 1000 Minimally Invasive Liver Resections

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 26, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2623

This cohort study examines changes in laparoscopic liver resection procedures in more than 1000 patients in a single center over a period of 17 years.

August 19, 2020
Viewpoint

Distant-Access Robotic Thyroidectomy—Is It Worth the Cost?

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1491

This Viewpoint describes the advent of distant-access robotic thyroidectomy and necessary considerations for its safe implementation.

Original Investigation

Association Between Surgeon Technical Skills and Patient Outcomes

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3007

This quality improvement study examines the technical skills of surgeons performing colectomies.

Association Between Medicaid Expansion and the Use of Outpatient General Surgical Care Among US Adults in Multiple States

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2959

This case-control study uses data from the State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project to assess the association between state participation in Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion reform and the use of outpatient surgical care among US adults.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Evaluation of Postoperative Functional Health Status Decline Among Older Adults

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2853

This cohort study examines the incidence, risk factors, and implications of adverse physical outcomes after surgical treatment for patients 80 years or older.

Invited Commentary

Integrating Surgical Skills Assessment Into Quality and Safety Measures

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3016

Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion and Access to Outpatient Surgical Care

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2974

Postoperative Function as a Measure of Quality in Geriatric Surgical Care—Can We Do Better?

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2863
Review

Multidisciplinary Update on Genital Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Review

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2611

This narrative review describes the medical and surgical therapies used for genital hidradenitis suppurativa as well as the close collaborations across multidisciplinary teams these therapies require.

Comment & Response

Discrimination in US Surgical Training Programs

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3019

Discrimination in US Surgical Training Programs—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 19, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3020
August 18, 2020
Viewpoint

COVID-19: Beyond Tomorrow

Maximizing the US Department of Veterans Affairs' Reserve Role in National Health Care Emergency Preparedness—The Fourth Mission

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 18, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.4153

This Viewpoint examines how the Department of Veterans Affairs can use its health care network and resources to assist the US health care system during national pandemics.

August 12, 2020
Original Investigation

Association of Low Muscle Mass and Low Muscle Radiodensity With Morbidity and Mortality for Colon Cancer Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2497

This cohort study examines the association of low skeletal muscle index and low skeletal muscle radiodensity levels with the risk of postoperative complications, mortality, hospitalization, and long-term mortality for patients undergoing colon resection.

Association Between Implementing Comprehensive Learning Collaborative Strategies in a Statewide Collaborative and Changes in Hospital Safety Culture

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2842

This survey study assesses the association between implementation of a comprehensive, multicomponent, statewide surgical quality improvement collaborative in Illinois and changes in hospital safety culture.

Intersectionality of Gender and Visible Minority Status Among General Surgery Residents in Canada

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2828

This survey study reports the perceived sex- and race/ethnicity-based barriers during training among general surgery residents in Canada.

Invited Commentary

Improving Safety Culture—To Err Is Human

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2860

Addressing Disparities in Graduate Medical Education—A Call to Action

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2857
JAMA Network Clinical Guideline Synopsis

Clinical Guidelines Synopsis of Groin Hernia Management

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2608

This article summarizes the 2018 version of the International Guidelines for Groin Hernia Management.

Research Letter

Physician-Reported Misuse of Thyroid Ultrasonography

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2507

This cohort study surveyed practicing physicians in the US about their use of thyroid ultrasonography to examine the rate at which misuse occurs.

Comment & Response

Pharmacologic Prehabilitation—What About “the Polypill”?

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 12, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3013
August 11, 2020
Research Letter

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Patients With COVID-19 in Severe Respiratory Failure

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 11, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.3950

This cohort study examines the outcome of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in 40 patients recently hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 in the US.

August 5, 2020
Viewpoint

Evidence-Based Orthopedic Surgery—From Synthesis to Practice

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.1521

This Viewpoint discusses the adoption of evidence-based surgery in orthopedics.

Original Investigation

Trends in Outcomes for Marginal Allografts in Liver Transplant

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2484

This cohort study examines the time trends in the outcomes of marginal liver allografts as defined by 6 different sets of criteria.

Evaluation of Liver Graft Donation After Euthanasia

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2479

This cohort study explores the concept, processes, implications, and outcomes of liver organ donation after a donor’s death from euthanasia in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Invited Commentary

A Move to Demarginalize the Liver Donor Allograft

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2520

Organ Donation After Euthanasia

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2514
Research Letter

Trauma as an Entry Point to the Health Care System

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2178

This study examines unmanaged chronic medical and psychiatric conditions in hospitalized trauma patients.

Comment & Response

The Utility of Perforated Appendix Rate as a Proxy for Timely Access to Care

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2504

The Utility of Perforated Appendix Rate as a Proxy for Timely Access to Care—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online August 5, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2517
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