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Original Investigation | August 26, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Preadmission Chlorhexidine Showering Regimens Before Elective Surgery

This cohort study randomized patients to receive varying numbers of preadmission chlorhexidine gluconate 4% showers, and varying times-until-rinsing, to determine the optimal protocol for achieving maximal skin surface concentrations sufficient to inhibit or kill gram-positive or gram-negative surgical wound pathogens.
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Original Investigation | August 26, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Survival in Children With Hepatoblastoma and Hepatocellular Cancer

This case series assesses the efficacy of liver transplantation in children with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatoblastoma.
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Original Investigation | August 26, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Damage Control as a Strategy for Liver Transplant Recipients

This cohort study of liver transplant patients with coagulopathy or hemodynamic instability after liver allograft reperfusion reports on the incidence of, risk factors for, and outcomes of intra-abdominal packing and delayed biliary reconstruction.
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Original Investigation | August 19, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Caprini Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Model

This cohort study evaluates associations between Caprini venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk scores and VTE incidence among patients in a surgical intensive care unit.

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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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