Using the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Open Abdomen Registry, Bradley and coauthors determine independent predictors of enterocutaneous fistula, enteroatmospheric fistula, or intra-abdominal sepsis/abscess in patients undergoing damage control laparotomy after trauma. See invited commentary by Cannon.
Hicks et al identify factors associated with 3- vs 2-stage ileal pouch–anal anastomosis surgery for active ulcerative colitis and determine their impact on surgical outcomes.
This retrospective review of perioperative outcome parameters supports the safe implementation of robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy. See also the Invited Commentary by Edil.
Goudardet al describe a large single-center experience with central pancreatectomy. See also the invited commentary by Del Chiaro.