In a retrospective study covering the past 30 years at a tertiary cancer care institution, Radkani and coauthors review 30 patients with primary breast lymphoma (stage I or II) and analyze the different treatment modalities.
This Viewpoint discusses failure to rescue as a surgical quality metric.
Gerlach and coauthors explore the limitations of conventional surgery and the decision-making process for transplantation.
This retrospective study shows that prolonged ischemia is not associated with primary graft failure or survival following lung transplantation. See also the Invited Commentary by Bharat.
This retrospective cohort study finds a significantly increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.
Ferraris and colleagues conducted an observational study to evaluate failure to rescue in patients entered into the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Surgical patients included in this study underwent a wide range of operations during a 5-year period in more than 200 acute care hospitals.
Reames and coauthors determine whether variations in failure to rescue contribute to socioeconomic disparities in mortality rates after major cancer surgery.