This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Sacks and coauthors examine the accuracy of administrative codes in determining the cause of hospital readmission. See also the invited commentary by Urbach.
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 study identifies risk factors for readmission within 30 days of discharge from a general surgery service.
This study reports that rigorous risk-adjusted surgical quality assessment can be performed solely with objective variables. By leveraging data already routinely collected for patient care, this approach allows for wider adoption of quality assessment systems in health care.
This retrospective review shows that arterial compression can coexist with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and can be elucidated in most patients by medical record review and physical examination, along with confirmation by a duplex scan.
Waits et al investigate the relationship between survival of liver transplant recipients and a new measure of surgical risk assessment they term morphometric age.
This study describes the broad spectrum of nonvascular surgery cases that require intraoperative vascular surgery assistance.
This study of medical records in a prospectively maintained database identifies factors associated with survival in patients with periampullary adenocarcinomas and compares survival between those having intestinal-type or pancreaticobiliary-type cancers originating from the duodenum, ampulla, or distal common bile duct with those having pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.