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Original Investigation | September 2, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Lymphadenectomy and Prognosis After Esophageal Cancer Surgery

This cohort study investigates associations between number of resected lymph nodes during surgery for esophageal cancer and 5-year all-cause and disease-specific mortality.
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Original Investigation | September 2, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Extranodal Extension on Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection

Commentary: Extranodal extension in breast cancer may predict aggressive biological behavior.
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Original Investigation | September 2, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Survival After Endovascular vs Open Aortic Aneurysm Repairs

This cohort study uses a California state hospital database to compare short and long term survival among patients undergoing endovascular vs open aortic aneurysm repairs between 2001 and 2009.
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Viewpoint | September 2, 2015 ONLINE FIRST

Raising the Bar for Failure to Rescue

This Viewpoint discusses failure to rescue as a surgical quality metric.

Original Investigation | August 26, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Preadmission Chlorhexidine Showering Regimens Before Elective Surgery

This cohort study randomized patients to receive varying numbers of preadmission chlorhexidine gluconate 4% showers, and varying times-until-rinsing, to determine the optimal protocol for achieving maximal skin surface concentrations sufficient to inhibit or kill gram-positive or gram-negative surgical wound pathogens.
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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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