This study documents and analyzes the first clinical use of the HUB, a computer-assisted system designed to support intraoperative team performance.
This Special Communication describes evidence-based guidelines to enhance the appropriate, safe, and effective practice of parathyroidectomy.
This exploratory qualitative study engaged stakeholders as part of an attempt to design and implement best practice guidelines or team training interventions to enhance communication and teamwork in the operating room.
This Viewpoint examines the practice of concurrent surgery and the need to discuss with patients when and why a surgeon may be absent during noncritical portions of a procedure.
This observational study examines the databases of 3 institutions to compare the incidence of wound infections after pancreaticoduodenectomy as well as the microorganisms identified on cultures and the effectiveness of institution-based perioperative antibiotic protocols.
This clinical trial analyzes the feasibility and clinical benefit of intraoperative near infrared fluorescence sentinel lymph node excision (SLNE) compared with standard technetium Tc 99m–guided SLNE in 80 patients with malignant melanoma on the trunk or extremities.
This retrospective cohort study found that patients who underwent segmental colectomy and sustained a period of intraoperative hypothermia were no more likely to develop a surgical site infection than those who were normothermic. See also the Invited Commentary by Stamos.
This Viewpoint describes the necessity of intraoperative consultation and the need to avoid
unnecessary or unexpected out-of-network billing.
Lamore et al evaluate the variability of perioperative dosing of glucocorticoids among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who are undergoing major abdominal surgery. See the Invited Commentary by Nakakura.
Jafari and colleagues aimed to determine the associated 30-day morbidity and mortality of cytoreductive surgery–hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the treatment of metastatic and primary peritoneal cancer in American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program centers. Arrington and Kim provided a related invited commentary.
Tisherman et al discuss how intensivists from all specialties can provide optimal care for the critically ill surgical patient, particularly with continuing involvement by the surgeon of record. Recommendations are made for maintaining the intensivist model within acute care surgery practice. See the Invited Critique by Luchette.