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Effectiveness of Gastric Banding vs Bypass

This cohort study found that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass resulted in greater weight loss than adjustable gastric banding but a higher risk of short-term complications and long-term hospitalization.
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Bypass vs Angioplasty With Stenting for Superficial Femoral Arterial Disease

This protocol review describes the design and objectives of a trial comparing open bypass with angioplasty and stenting in superficial femoral artery lesions.

Duodenal Obstruction Caused by SMA Syndrome

This case series describes outcomes for 12 patients with superior mesenteric artery syndrome treated with laparoscopic enteric bypass.

Perioperative Mortality After AAA Repair

This cohort study using NSQIP data estimates mortality after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in real-world settings and compares it to estimates from the VA’s Open Vs Endovascular Repair Veterans Affairs Cooperative trial.

Hospital Readmission After Colorectal Cancer

This cross-sectional study using linked SEER-Medicare data reports minimal risk-adjusted variation in hospital readmission rates following colorectal surgery.
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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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Laparoscopic Management of Duodenal Obstruction (03:11)

Laparoscopic management of duodenal obstruction resulting from superior mesenteric artery syndrome.

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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.

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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.

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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