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This retrospective review reports that mandated reporting for ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-related bloodstream infection bundle compliance is poorly correlated with decreased infection rates.
This case series describes outcomes of patients with Crohn disease who underwent intestinal transplantation for intestinal failure.
Keenan et al determine the effect of a preventive surgical site infection (SSI) bundle on SSI rates and costs in colorectal surgery.
Van Osdol et al determine whether all fibroepithelial lesions of the breast require excision to exclude phyllodes tumor.
Morrow et al examine correlates of reconstruction and determine if a significant unmet need for reconstruction exists among women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomy.
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
Preoperative imaging demonstrating juxtarenal aortic aneurysm with contained rupture.
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February 25, 2014
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Young Woman With Massive Splenomegaly
An otherwise healthy woman in her early 20s was referred to our general surgery clinic for massive splenomegaly after developing a migratory, urticaric maculopapular rash over her body earlier in the year.
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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.
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.
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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Author Lillian Min, MD, MSHS, discusses Long-term Postinjury Functional Recovery.
Author Ajay Jain, MD, discusses Expansion of Screening Mammography in the Veterans Health Administration: Implications for Breast Cancer Treatment.
Author Elise H. Lawson, MD, MSHS, discusses Risk Factors for Superficial vs Deep/Organ-Space Surgical Site Infections: Implications for Quality Improvement Initiatives.
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