In a retrospective cohort study using national Veterans Affairs patient-level data for operations between 2005 and 2009, Richman et al determine whether adherence to the original or revised Surgical Care Improvement Project perioperative β-blocker continuation measure is associated with decreased adverse events. See the Invited Commentary by Britt.
This cohort study investigates whether a program that focuses on 8 major guideline-recommended risk-management therapies reduces cardiovascular and limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
Gonzalez et al determine whether increased mortality at low-volume hospitals performing cardiovascular surgery is a function of higher postoperative complication rates or of less successful rescue from complications. Kao provides commentary in an invited critique.
This case series reports that patients with systemic inflammatory disease are at high risk for postoperative complications, type II endoleak, sac expansion, and additional interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair.
This review summarizes the epidemiology, prevalence, and managment of peripheral arterial disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
This narrative review summarizes recent advances in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of critical limb ischemia.
This retrospective review identifies a progressive increase over time in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, left main coronary artery disease, and advanced New York Heart Association heart failure class among patients undergoing CABG.
In a systemic review and meta-analysis, Bhangu et al determine whether delayed primary skin closure of contaminated and dirty abdominal incisions reduces the rate of surgical site infection compared with primary skin closure. See also the Invited Critique by Cohn.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.