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Original Investigation | July 29, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Decreased Blood Hemoglobin and Morbidity in Major GI Surgery

This cohort study evaluated the association between percent perioperative change in hemoglobin and overall and ischemic-specific complications in patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery.
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Review | July 29, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Patient and Practitioner Characteristics Associated With Bariatric Surgery

This systematic review summarizes patient and referring practitioner characteristics associated with patients undergoing bariatric surgery.

Original Investigation | July 22, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Interhospital Variation in Mortality for Patients With Severe TBI

This study examines whether hospital-level compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for intracranial pressure monitoring and craniotomy is associated with risk-adjusted mortality rates in patients with severe traumatic brain injury.
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Original Investigation | July 15, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST CME

Study Habits and ABSITE Performance in General Surgery Residents

This survey study reports on surgery residents’ study habits and reading practices, as well as factors associated with performance on the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination.
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Original Investigation | July 8, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Periprosthetic Anesthetic After Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

This randomized trial involving patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair tested whether intraoperative bupivacaine delivered between surgically placed mesh and the peritoneum reduced posteroperative pain and narcotic requirements.

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Interview with Scott R. Steele, MD, author of Thromboembolic Complications and Prophylaxis Patterns in Colorectal Surgery

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Thromboembolic Complications and Prophylaxis Patterns in Colorectal Surgery

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A woman in her 60s presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of abdominal pain. She reported acute onset of pain that woke her up from sleep, was crampy in nature, and was localized to the right upper quadrant.

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JAMA Surgery is the official publication for the Association of VA Surgeons and the Pacific Coast Surgical Association. Each year, the journal publishes issues dedicated to the annual meetings of these two societies.

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