Gall et al examine the impact of 2 different surgical techniques, standard pancreaticoduodenectomy and no-touch isolation pancreaticoduodenectomy, on tumor behavior and outcome in patients with pancreatic cancer by using circulating tumor cells as biomarkers.
This population-based study uses data from a large health claims database to evaluate the incidence of bone fracture and characteristics that may be associated with nonunion of the fractures.
This cohort study compares the short- and long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery, with a specific focus on the rate of remission of type 2 diabetes in patients with early- and late-onset type 2 diabetes.
This study surveyed diverticulitis experts to create a consensus statement regarding the treatment of acute diverticulitis.
This observational study evaluates the results obtained in a population of patients with Crohn disease who have undergone side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty.
This cohort study examines whether metabolomics can distinguish healthy volunteers from trauma patients and quantify changes in catabolic metabolites over time after traumatic injury.
The study evaluates trends in transfusion rates for major abdominal oncologic resections to assess changes in recent clinical practice (given the accumulating evidence of the deleterious effects of blood transfusion).
This retrospective cohort study finds that pancreatic resection with autologous islet transplantation for severe chronic pancreatitis is a safe and effective final alternative to ameliorate debilitating pain and to help prevent the development of surgical diabetes.
This cohort study reports that bariatric surgery increases the chance for remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This pre-post analysis of patients who received visceral angiography for acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage showed that preceding visceral angiography with computed tomographic angiography improves localization of the hemorrhage site. See also the Invited Commentary by Lightner and Russell.
This population-based study compares the complications and length of stay for total hip and total knee arthroplasty between the United States and Canada.
This randomized clinical trial assesses the efficacy and safety of standard gastric bypass vs distal gastric bypass in patients with a BMI of 50 to 60.
This study characterizes surgical care infrastructure, location, capacity, and availability in Zambia.
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.
In this retrospective analysis, the technique of locoregional anesthesia, conscious sedation, and exploration via a limited incision was used to perform minimally invasive bilateral exploration in patients who have multigland hyperplasia.