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Decontamination Protocol for Patients With Hardware Implants

This cohort study estimates the effect of a patient-applied preoperative decontamination protocol on skin and soft tissue infections among patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery with hardware implantation.

Trends in Hemodialysis Access Mortality

This population epidemiology study uses US Renal Data System registry data to assess if the proportion of patients undergoing arteriovenous fistula placement prior to dialysis meets the National Kidney Foundation’s guideline-recommended target of 50%.
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Distractions During Resident Handoffs

This observational study reports that distractions are very common during surgery resident handoffs.

Transplantation and Benign Solid Liver Tumors

This cohort study used UNOS data to assess outcomes for patients with benign solid liver tumors undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation.

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This cohort study uses VA data to compare 30-day postoperative mortality among healthy vs HIV patients undergoing surgery.

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Computed tomographic myelogram demonstrated a lesion obstructing free flow of contrast and causing intermittent deformity of the spinal cord at the T7 level with cerebrospinal fluid pulsation.


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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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