Courcoulas et al determine feasibility of a randomized clinical trial and compare initial outcomes of bariatric surgery and a structured weight loss program for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This Viewpoint explores the changes that can be made to more equitably evaluate and improve surgical quality at safety-net hospitals, which provide care for a large proportion of Medicaid, uninsured, underinsured, or otherwise vulnerable patients but have been shown to have worse surgical quality outcomes.
This study identifies risk factors for readmission within 30 days of discharge from a general surgery service.
This case series describes outcomes for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemotherapy, and the details of how collaborating Oncology Study Groups coordinated and conducted the study.
This study evaluates the association between preoperative use of narcotics and postoperative outcomes in patients with Crohn disease.
A 49-year-old woman had headache, facial swelling, and elevated blood pressure. What is your diagnosis?
This review describes new technologies and treatment options that will continue to advance the treatment of rectal cancer by a multidisciplinary team.
This retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected institutional database linked to statewide data of patients who underwent pancreatectomy at a tertiary care referral center finds that 21.5% of patients required early readmission after pancreatectomy.
This retrospective review found that laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed within 2 days of presentation of acute cholecystitis yielded the best outcomes and lowest costs.
This retrospective observational study reports that 30-day readmission rates for surgical procedures performed in the Veterans Health Administration declined between 2001 and 2010.