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Early Primary Care Provider Follow-up and Readmission After High-Risk Surgery. Brooke et al.

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Colorectal Surgery Outcomes at a Community Hospital With An 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program

Geltzeiler and colleagues determine if favorable results for patients undergoing colorectal surgery could be reproduced in a community hospital setting using their 'enhanced recovery after surgery' program.

Association Between Donor Management Goals and Tranplanted Organs From Expanded Criteria Donors

This epidemiology study describes associations between use of physiologic criteria for identifying expanded criteria donors and the number of organs transplanted per donor.
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Postoperative Pneumonia Prevention Program Results

Kazaure and colleagues compare pneumonia incidence after introduction of a postoperative pneumonia prevention program to incidence rates in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

Military Mortality Before and After Implementation of Damage Control Resuscitation Practices

This study compares injury severity, interventions, and outcomes among soldiers admitted to forward combat hospitals before and after implementation of damage control resuscitation practices in 2006.
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Pregnancy-Related Attrition in General Surgery Training

Brown and colleagues determine whether child rearing increases the risk of attrition from general surgery residency.

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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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Ruptured Juxtarenal Aortic Aneurysm (01:50)

Preoperative imaging demonstrating juxtarenal aortic aneurysm with contained rupture.

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Lower Abdominal Pain With Nausea and Vomiting

A woman in her 40s presented to our department with lower abdominal pain, lasting for a few weeks, with nausea and vomiting but no diarrhea or fever. Her medical history was unremarkable; in particular, she had no history of endometriosis.

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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.

Society Affiliations

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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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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