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Survival Benefit of Solid-Organ Transplant

This epidemiology study used UNOS data to compare survival of patients who received solid-organ transplant vs those who remained on the wait list between 1987 and 2012.

Perioperative Management of Rectal Cancer

This narrative review describes contemporary approaches to the management of rectal cancer.

NSAIDs and Anastomotic Failure

This cohort study reports an increased risk for anastomotic complications after colorectal resection when postoperative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescribed.

Spirometry and Pulmonary Function After Laparotomy

This randomized clinical trial shows that education and provision of incentive spirometry for unmonitored patient use does not result in statistically significant improvement in pulmonary dynamics following laparotomy.

Surgical and Anesthesia Staff in Sierra Leone

This survey study characterizes surgical and anesthesia workforce in Sierra Leone.

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Intraoperative laparoscopic findings and principles of treatment in the present patient with colicky pain of the upper abdomen.


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A woman in her early 60s with a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia was transferred to our hospital after multiple transient ischemic attacks and left internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis during the past several months.

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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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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.

Annual Meeting: Pacific Coast Surgical Association

Announcing the Pacific Coast Surgical Association meeting, Monterey, California, February 19-22, 2015.

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