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September 15, 2021
Original Investigation

Effect of Hernia Mesh Weights on Postoperative Patient-Related and Clinical Outcomes After Open Ventral Hernia Repair: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4309

This randomized clinical trial investigates the impact of polypropylene mesh weight on clinical and patient-reported outcomes.

Evaluation of Community-Level Vulnerability and Racial Disparities in Living Donor Kidney Transplant

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4410

This cross-sectional study evaluates if racial disparities persist in living donor kidney transplant independent of community-level vulnerability.

A Novel Paradigm for Surgical Skills Training and Assessment of Competency

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4412

This cohort study assesses whether general surgeons participating in a 2-day standardized trauma skills course demonstrate measurable improvement in accuracy and independent performance of specific trauma skills.

Invited Commentary

Structural Barriers to African American Living Donor Kidney Transplant

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4411

The Experienced Surgeon and New Tricks—It’s Time for Full Adoption and Support of Automated Performance Metrics and Databases

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4531
Surgical Innovation

Deep Learning to Automate Technical Skills Assessment in Robotic Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3651

This article summarizes automating technical skills assessment in robotic surgery using deep learning.

Comment & Response

Competence Is About Skill, Not Procedure Case Numbers

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4414

Competence Is About Skill, Not Procedure Case Numbers—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 15, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4415
September 8, 2021
Original Investigation

Cost Analysis of Liver Acquisition Fees Before and After Acuity Circle Policy Implementation

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4406

This single-center study evaluates whether the costs associated with liver acquisition changed after the implementation of acuity circles allocation.

Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Patient-Centered Decision-making for Postoperative Narcotic-Free Endocrine Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4287

This randomized clinical trial compares the use of postoperative narcotics between patients who can select whether they want opioids prescribed after cervical endocrine surgery and those who receive standard postoperative prescription of opioids.

Invited Commentary

Acuity Circles—Higher Cost for Fewer Transplants?

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4407
Research Letter

Evaluation of Necrosis as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Indicator in Adrenocortical Carcinoma

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3646

This case series examines the presence of necrosis in adrenocortical carcinoma as a diagnostic and prognostic indicator.

Comment & Response

Associations of Preoperative Frailty With Cancer and Noncancer Deaths of Older Adults Following Surgery for Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4408

Associations of Preoperative Frailty With Cancer and Noncancer Deaths of Older Adults Following Surgery for Cancer—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4409
September 1, 2021
Viewpoint

Replication Studies for Database Research

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4132

This Viewpoint provides a template and example of a replication analysis for an article published in JAMA Surgery in 2018.

Original Investigation

Short-term Outcomes of Robotic Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Gastrectomy for Patients With Gastric Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3182

This randomized clinical superiority trial compares the short-term surgical outcomes of robotic gastrectomy with those of laparoscopic gastrectomy for patients with gastric cancer.

Association of Local Therapy With Quality-of-Life Outcomes in Young Women With Breast Cancer

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3758

This cross-sectional study of young breast cancer survivors assesses whether mastectomy is associated with poor quality-of-life outcomes.

Development and Validation of a Modified Pathologic Nodal Classification System for Cutaneous Melanoma

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4298

This cohort study assesses a modified nodal classification system for cutaneous melanoma and validates the modified system using overall and cause-specific mortality data from an independent registry.

Invited Commentary

Quality of Life and Breast Cancer Surgery

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.3759

In Search of a More Accurate Nodal Staging System for Melanoma: Should We Sacrifice Simplicity?

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4306
Comment & Response

Importance of the Assessment Time Window for Intravenous Tranexamic Acid and Thromboembolic Events

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4138

Importance of the Assessment Time Window for Intravenous Tranexamic Acid and Thromboembolic Events—Reply

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JAMA Surg. Published online September 1, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.4141
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