Using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Open Abdomen Registry, Bradley and coauthors determine independent predictors of enterocutaneous fistula, enteroatmospheric fistula, or intra-abdominal sepsis/abscess in patients undergoing damage control laparotomy after trauma. See invited commentary by Cannon.
This cohort study determines if inferior vena cava filter insertion in trauma patients affects overall mortality.
Deveney and colleagues aimed to determine whether fourth-year residents at a hospital in a rural setting were more likely to enter general surgery practice than a specialty. Diana Farmer, MD, FRCS, provides an invited commentary.
This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.