This cross-sectional study evaluates the ability of the Glasgow Coma Scale and Simplified Motor Scores to identify patients with severe TBI from mass casualty explosions who require neurosurgical intervention.
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
This observational cohort study reports that lengthening of postoperative antibiotic treatment to 5 days was not associated with a reduction in infectious complications after laparoscopic appendectomy for acute complicated appendicitis.
This prospective study from the Washington State Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program describes the thromboembolic complications and contemporary venous thromboembolism prophylaxis patterns in 16 115 consecutive patients undergoing colorectal surgery.
Valentine et al determine the relationship among level of peer interaction, group and solo practice, and maintenance of certification examination performance.
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.
Robb et al studied a large multicenter national cohort to identify factors that predict 30-day postoperative mortality after resection of junctional and gastric adenocarcinoma.
This study evaluates whether a clinical practice guideline for complicated appendicitis is associated with improved clinical outcomes.
This review of Pediatric Surgery Board recertification case log data describes the demographic characteristics and operative experiences of practicing pediatric surgeons.
This Viewpoint reports on the ethical challenges of surgical innovation, emphasizing the importance of the patient-surgeon relationship.