This observational study reports that the survival advantage of endovascular over open aortic aneurysm repairs is maintained for 3 years, after which time, endovascular repair was associated with a higher mortality but mortality differences did not reach statistical significance during the study period.
This matched analysis study quantified the effect of index complications on patient risk of specific secondary complications.
This retrospective observational study reports that 30-day readmission rates for surgical procedures performed in the Veterans Health Administration declined between 2001 and 2010.
Kazaure and colleagues present long-term results of a standardized postoperative ward-acquired pneumonia prevention program introduced in 2007 on the surgical ward of a university-affiliated Veterans Affairs hospital and compare their postintervention pneumonia rates with those captured in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Kim et al design a predictive model for adverse outcomes in older surgical patients. See also the invited commentary by Zenilman.
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.