This case series reports that patients with systemic inflammatory disease are at high risk for postoperative complications, type II endoleak, sac expansion, and additional interventions after endovascular aneurysm repair.
Courcoulas et al determine feasibility of a randomized clinical trial and compare initial outcomes of bariatric surgery and a structured weight loss program for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This randomized clinical trial reports that bariatric surgery with 2 years of an adjunctive low-level lifestyle intervention resulted in more disease remission than did lifestyle intervention alone for obese participants with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
This cohort study evaluates the differences in access to and outcomes of 9-1-1 emergency medical services’ response to injuries in rural and urban populations.
This cohort study explores the effect of radial margin positivity on perioperative outcomes as well as survival and disease-free survival in colon cancer.
This preliminary analysis of mortality after open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair and endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair shows that outcomes depend on hospital-level effects, particularly hospital size and type. See also the Invited Commentary by Goodney.
This Viewpoint explores the limits of the methods used in the Surgeon Scorecard, uses laparoscopic cholecystectomy data to illustrate the inherent statistical challenges the Scorecard faces, and suggests improvements for future surgical performance assessments.
This study describes the broad spectrum of nonvascular surgery cases that require intraoperative vascular surgery assistance.
This population-based study uses data from a large health claims database to evaluate the incidence of bone fracture and characteristics that may be associated with nonunion of the fractures.