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Arterial Compression in Patients With Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This case series describes clinical characteristics and outcomes of 22 patients with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome and arterial compression who underwent first rib resection and scalenectomy.

Treatment of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

This cohort study using SEER database data reports survival outcomes for older patients with early-stage NSCLC treated with surgery or ablative radiotherapy.

Assessing Normal Growth of Hepatic Hemangiomas

This cohort study of patients with hepatic hemangiomas characterizes the rate and magnitude of hemangioma growth.

Is Reference Pricing the Next Big Thing in Payment Reform?

Reference pricing in medicine may be the next paradigm shift to control costs and engage patients.

Analgesia After Open Abdominal Surgery

This meta-analysis suggests that epidural thoracic analgesia may be associated with better pain control than alternatives but without improved patient recovery or reduced morbidity when used within an enhanced recovery protocol.

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Interview with Elizabeth C. Wick, MD, author of Improving Safety and Quality of Care With Enhanced Teamwork Through Operating Room Briefings


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Ruptured Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysm (01:50)

Preoperative imaging demonstrating juxtarenal aortic aneurysm with contained rupture.

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Firm Flank Mass Decreasing in Size After Pregnancy

A woman in her mid-30s pregnant with twins at 13 weeks' gestation presented with a tender right-flank mass, which she noticed after falling and sustaining trauma to the area 1 week previously.

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Introducing Readers Comment

JAMA Surgery now has an online readers' discussion of published articles. Submit Comments by selecting the article Comments tab. Letters submitted for consideration for print and online (archival) publication but not accepted may be accepted for Readers Comment.

Call for Papers: Innovation in Safety; Safety in Innovation

During 2014, we will be soliciting manuscripts on innovation in surgical safety and safety in surgical innovation. The editorial board has selected this topic as our year-long theme. We are interested in papers that focus on novel ways surgeons are making the whole process of operative intervention safer- perioperative assessment, intraoperative monitoring of procedures, postoperative care. Additionally, we are interested in how surgeons are developing new techniques and procedures assuring safe outcomes. Accepted manuscripts will be given priority publication. Please indicate in your cover letter that your manuscript is to be considered for this theme.

Society Affiliations

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.

JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge – closed to new submissions

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge, we have temporarily discontinued accepting new submissions for this feature. Requests for submissions will resume in late 2014.

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