This nationwide retrospective cohort study describes patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims.
Keenan et al determine the effect of a preventive surgical site infection (SSI) bundle on SSI rates and costs in colorectal surgery. In a retrospective study of institutional clinical and cost data, the primary outcome was the rate of superficial SSIs before and after implementation of the bundle. See the Invited Commentary by Leeds and Wick.
This review of Pediatric Surgery Board recertification case log data describes the demographic characteristics and operative experiences of practicing pediatric surgeons.
This observational study describes an international competency-based training paradigm for hernia surgery in underserved countries.