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Original Investigation | September 21, 2016 FREE ONLINE FIRST
Complications After Inpatient Noncardiac Surgery in the VA Health System
This national cohort study uses data from the Veterans Affairs National Surgical Quality Improvement Program to report noncardiac postoperative outcomes in the Veterans Affairs health system for the past 15 years.
Original Investigation | September 14, 2016 ONLINE FIRST
Long-term Cost-effectiveness in Aortic Abdominal Aneurysm Repair
This randomized clinical trial compares the use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between patients undergoing open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Original Investigation | September 7, 2016 ONLINE FIRST
Epidural-General vs General Anesthesia Alone for Aortic Aneurysm Repair
This study uses data from the Vascular Study Group of New England data registry to compare postoperative complication and long-term survival rates in patients who received general anesthesia with those who received combined epidural and general anesthesia for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
Original Investigation | August 31, 2016 ONLINE FIRST
Bariatric Surgery and Long-term Weight Loss
This cohort study compares weight change over 10 years among veterans who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs nonsurgical patients, and 4-year weight change in veterans who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs adjustable gastric banding vs or sleeve gastrectomy.
Original Investigation | August 24, 2016 ONLINE FIRST
Trends in Choledocholithiasis Management in the US, 1998-2013
This surgical epidemiology study uses NIS data to characterize trends in laparoscopic cholecystectomy management of choledocholithiasis accompanied by ERCP vs laparoscopic common bile duct exploration vs both between 1998 and 2013.
Interview with Sally Carty, MD, author of The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Guidelines for Definitive Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism.
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A Case of Unexpected Gastric Mass
Transgastric laparoscopic resection of a gastric metastasis of Merkel cell carcinoma.
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Fatty Tumor Compressing the Heart
A man in his 40s training for weight-lifting presented with new-onset progressive dizziness, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath.
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