This study assesses the rates and risk factors for hospital readmissions following emergency general surgery.
This meta-analysis reviews the evidence for and against protamine use, both in its association with increased thrombotic complications and with decreased bleeding, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
This population-based study uses SEER-Medicare database data to evaluate urologist-level rates of variation in the use of observation for men diagnosed with low- and high-risk prostate cancer between 2004 and 2009.
This study uses disease registry data to examine the association between time intervals from the completion of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy to surgical procedure and rates of pathologic complete responses in patients with esophageal cancer.
A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1 day history of upper abdominal pain. What is your diagnosis?
This study evaluates whether a clinical practice guideline for complicated appendicitis is associated with improved clinical outcomes.
This study attempts to determine the changes in the incidence and outcomes of Clostridium difficile–associated megacolon over a 10-year period.
This review of 536 423 pediatric patients 0 to 17 years old using the National Trauma Data Bank from 2007 to 2012 develops a risk prediction calculator for venous thromboembolism in children admitted to the hospital after traumatic injury.
This case series assesses the efficacy of liver transplantation in children with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatoblastoma.
This retrospective review determined that the Center of Excellence certification requirement did not limit patients’ access to bariatric surgery based on demographic characteristics. See also the Invited Commentary by Dimick.
This cross-sectional study concludes that unconscious class and race biases are not associated with clinical decision making among surgical clinicians.
Yen et al evaluate measures of surgical expertise, including the percentage of a surgeon’s operations for breast cancer, on the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for invasive breast cancer. Zenilman provides an invited commentary.