This observational study analyzes and reports Clostridium difficile infection rates, risk factors, and associations with postoperative outcomes in surgery programs of the Veterans Health Administration.
This data analysis of US military casualties in Afghanistan reports that a 2009 mandate from the Secretary of Defense resulted in 75.2% of missions achieving transport from combat injury to treatment facility in 60 minutes or less.
This study reports on the morbidity and mortality rates among patients who undergo an elective or emergency paraesophageal hernia repair.
This study evaluated the association between the percentage of change in hemoglobin levels and morbidity as an independent factor or combined with the nadir hemoglobin concentration in patients who undergo major gastrointestinal surgery.
This cohort study observes similar morbidity and mortality rates in pregnant and nonpregnant women undergoing general surgical operations.
Abt and coauthors determine the effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on postoperative morbidity in women undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate breast reconstruction.
To evaluate clinical and pathologic variables associated with morbidity and mortality following elective splenectomy for benign and malignant hematologic conditions, Bagrodia et al performed a review of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data for 2005 to 2011. See the Invited Commentary by Arcelus.
Krell et al determine the reliability of risk-adjusted morbidity and mortality for hospital performance profiling using clinical registry data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. See also the invited commentary by Rhoads and Wren.
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.
Bhayani et al compared rates of pulmonary and overall morbidity, infection, and thromboembolic complications between patients undergoing transhiatal esophagectomy and those undergoing esophagectomy with the Ivor Lewis or McKeown technique. See the invited commentary by Chang.