This review examines the published evidence on the use of biological mesh materials and the US Food and Drug Administration approval history for these devices.
This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.
This analysis of data from an ongoing prospective trial determines that laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia results in excellent long-term quality of life (QOL). See also the invited commentary by Oleynikov.
This study describes the broad spectrum of nonvascular surgery cases that require intraoperative vascular surgery assistance.
This retrospective review shows that most patients with stage IV colorectal cancer had undergone primary tumor resection but, beginning in 2001, a trend toward fewer resections was seen. Despite the decreasing resection rate, patient survival rates improved.
This population-based cohort study examines the risk for perinatal complications in women with a history of bariatric surgery by comparing them with mothers without operations and examining the association of the operation-to-birth interval with perinatal outcomes.
This multicenter study examines the preoperative risk factors for malignancy in resected mucinous cystic neoplasms and assesses outcomes of mucinous cystic neoplasm–associated adenocarcinoma.
This study of medical records in a prospectively maintained database identifies factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and compares survival between those having intestinal-type or pancreaticobiliary-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal common bile duct with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.
This study compares the characteristics and outcomes among liver transplant recipients with radiographically apparent hepatocellular carcinoma lesions with α-fetoprotein (AFP)–producing tumors with those of recipients with tumors that do not produce AFP.
This single-center study investigates the prognostic impact of specific KRAS mutations on the survival of patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal liver metastases.
This Viewpoint highlights various initiatives for improving nontechnical surgical culture and also several studies on the association between improved surgical culture and its effects on quality of patient care.
This quantitative survey determines the willingness of voting US citizens to become living kidney donors and ascertains the potential influence of compensation on donation.
This cohort study examines whether metabolomics can distinguish healthy volunteers from trauma patients and quantify changes in catabolic metabolites over time after traumatic injury.
This medical record review cites postoperative hyperglycemia is a meaningful predictor of outcomes in patients with major comorbidities undergoing open ventral hernia repair (VHR).
This observational study evaluates the results obtained in a population of patients with Crohn disease who have undergone side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty.
This cohort study evaluates the changes in survival associated with patterns of receipt of initial breast surgery for patients with stage IV breast cancer in the United States, with particular attention to women who survived at least 10 years.
This cohort study uses data on patients who underwent liver resection for hepatitis B virus–related hepatocellular carcinoma to develop a nomogram for preoperative estimation of microvascular invasion.
This study reports on whether an association between the influx of new residents at the beginning of the academic year and outcomes exists among a nationally representative sample of patients who underwent emergency general surgery.