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This epidemiologic study uses administrative data to compare health care costs and health services utilization among patients treated with laparoscopic vs open colectomy in 2010.

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This modelling study used National Inpatient Sample survey data to estimate cost savings from an increase in use of minimally invasive surgery in hospitals.

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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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Neonatal Bowel Obstruction With Unilateral Labial Swelling

A 2-day-old girl (weight, 3.7 kg) developed abdominal distention and vomiting after feeding. Her Apgar scores at 1 and 5 minutes were 7 and 9, respectively.

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Announcing the Association of VA Surgeons meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, May 3-5, 2015.

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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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