This case series used a review of medical records to investigate the effect of costs of an index hospital admission on subsequent readmission rates among patients undergoing colorectal, pancreatic, or hepatic resection.
This cohort study evaluates how the age-related risk of discharge to postacute care facilities after major abdominal surgery is affected by preoperative functional status and postoperative complications.
This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.
This observational study uses National Inpatient Sample data to examine the rates of complications, mortality, and costs associated with emergency general surgery.
The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This review describes the innovative use of transversus abdominis release as an alternative component separation technique for ventral hernia repair and addresses limitations of traditional reconstructive options.
This case serues of patients undergoing liver transplant reports on damage control as a viable strategy for liver transplant recipients with coagulopathy or hemodynamic instability after allograft reperfusion.
In this prospective study, the economic impact of using liberal vs restrictive blood transfusion triggers in patients undergoing pancreas, liver, or colorectal surgery is assessed.
This meta-analysis reports that compared with alternative analgesic techniques, epidurals may be associated with superior pain control. However, this does not translate into improved recovery or reduced morbidity when used within an enhanced recovery protocol.
Lamore et al evaluate the variability of perioperative dosing of glucocorticoids among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are undergoing major abdominal surgery. See the Invited Commentary by Nakakura.