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Early Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

This cohort study reports that compared to later intervention, laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed within 2 days of presentation of acute cholecystitis yielded better outcomes and lower costs.

Surgical Localization of Axillary Lymph Nodes

This report describes successful image-guided localization and resection of lymph nodes containing known metastases in patients with breast cancer who had a clip placed in their needle-biopsied lymph nodes.

Autologous Islet Transplantation for Pancreatitis

This cohort study reports that pancreatic resection with autologous islet transplantation for severe chronic pancreatitis is safe and effective for ameliorating pain and preventing surgical diabetes.

Prediction of Nocturia Severity in Men

This cross-sectional study investigates risk factors for severe nocturia in men.

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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: Surgical Delivery in Under-Resourced Settings

During 2015, we are soliciting manuscripts on surgical delivery in under-resourced settings. The editorial board has selected this topic as our year-long theme. We are interested in papers that focus on strategies for providing surgical care in resource-poor settings and on methods for expanding capacity, improving delivery, and reducing the global surgical burden of disease. Additionally, we are interested in papers that address the ethics of global surgical care. Accepted manuscripts will be given priority publication. Please indicate in your cover letter that your manuscript is to be considered for this theme.

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We are now accepting new submissions to the JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge. Please see the instructions for authors for guidelines on formatting your submissions for this section.

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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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