0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
This Month in Archives of Surgery |

This Month in Archives of Surgery FREE

Arch Surg. 2001;136(6):618. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.6.618.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

POSTOBSTRUCTIVE CHRONIC PANCREATITIS: RESULTS WITH DISTAL RESECTION ADULT-ONSET NESIDIOBLASTOSIS

The pancreas remains a difficult organ to treat when diseased. Two of our articles suggest resectional therapy for select patients with problems of postobstructive chronic pancreatitis and adult-onset nesidioblastosis.

CHILDBEARING AND CHILD CARE IN SURGERY

With the increasing number of female medical school graduates and their greater presence in surgical residency programs, it is only appropriate that attention be directed to the problems associated with childbearing and child care, the need for better facilities and time sharing, and the effect of these issues on career choice by women. This limited survey and the authors' comments give emphasis to many problems that need resolution.

See Article

IMAGE OF THE MONTH

Our new feature, "Image of the Month," continues under the guidance of Dr Grace Rozycki. This month's presentation is a beautifully documented patient problem satisfactorily resolved and illustrated for your diagnostic acumen.

See Article

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY AND ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF APPENDICITIS WHEN ARE THEY INDICATED?

This article helps to bring reason and fiscal responsibility to the diagnosis of appendicitis. At all institutions the trend has been for emergency department physicians to obtain a computed tomographic scan and/or an ultrasound of the pelvic area for all patients experiencing lower abdominal pain, and then to elicit a surgical opinion. This very informative series illustrates the value of the abdominal physical examination, especially in the male patient, the cost savings of a coordinated approach to the patient, and the problems associated with the ultrasound examination.

See Article

AVOIDANCE OF ABDOMINAL COMPARTMENT SYNDROME IN DAMAGE-CONTROL LAPAROTOMY AFTER TRAUMA

Reviewing 52 trauma patients requiring damage control laparotomy who survived longer than 48 hours, it is apparent that this type of intervention is fraught with frequent complications. Of these problems, abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) can potentially occur in a high percentage of patients, with associated adult respiratory distress syndrome and multiple organ failure. By avoiding primary fascial closure at the initial laparotomy, the risk of ACS can be minimized.

See Article

LESSONS LEARNED IN ADOPTING ENDOVASCULAR TECHNIQUES FOR TREATING ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM

It is interesting to review the trials and tribulations of developing an endovascular program for selected patients. This article analyzes the difficulties encountered in the first 41 patients treated for aneurysm with endovascular repair, noting the cardiac comorbidity of the population as well as the approach to the groin incision, the virtues of the various devices, and the need for follow-up.

See Article

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.