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Original Investigation | June 22, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Survey of Trauma Care Hospitals in Syria

This nationwide survey study identifies the number of trauma hospitals operating in Syria and delineates their capacities.

Original Investigation | June 22, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Mapping Access to Essential Surgical Care in Ghana

This population-based survey assesses the performance of bellwether procedures as a proxy for performing essential surgery, maps population-level spatial access to essential surgery, and identifies first-level referral hospitals that would most improve access to essential surgery if strengthened in Ghana.
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JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge | June 22, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

A Man With a Giant Retroperitoneal Mass

A man aged 54 years presented to the emergency department with a 1-month history of generalized weakness and bilateral lower extremity swelling that had progressed to his upper abdomen. What is your diagnosis?

Original Investigation | June 15, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Cervical Spine Clearance in Intoxicated Patients by Computed Tomography

This observational study analyzes cervical spine clearance practices and the utility of computed tomographic scans of the cervical spine in intoxicated patients with blunt trauma.
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Original Investigation | June 8, 2016 ONLINE FIRST

Preoperative Chemotherapy and Radiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer

This case series describes outcomes for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer treated with preoperative chemotherapy, and the details of how collaborating Oncology Study Groups coordinated and conducted the study.
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Interview with Matthew H. G. Katz, MD, author of Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101

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Preoperative Modified FOLFIRINOX Treatment Followed by Capecitabine-Based Chemoradiation for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Trial A021101

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A Case of Unexpected Gastric Mass (4:26)

Transgastric laparoscopic resection of a gastric metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma.

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Headache and Facial Swelling

A 49-year-old woman had headache, facial swelling, and elevated blood pressure.

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JAMA Surgery is the official publication for the Association of VA Surgeons, the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, and the Surgical Outcomes Club. Manuscripts containing original research or content pertinent to the field of surgery presented at each respective annual meeting are published throughout the year in JAMA Surgery.

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