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Nationwide Trends in Mastectomy for Breast Cancer

This population epidemiology study reports trends in proportion of breast conservation surgery–eligible patients undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and bilateral mastectomy in the past decade.
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Preoperative Impaired Sensorium and Postoperative Outcomes

This cohort study reports associations between preoperative impaired sensorium and postoperative morbidity and mortality.

Diverticulitis and Seasonal Variation

This population epidemiology study reports associations between seasonality and admissions for diverticulitis.

Repeat Surgery After Conservative Surgical Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Carcinoma

This cohort study describes the frequency of repeat breast surgery among women undergoing initial breast conservation surgery for early-stage breast cancer, and risk factors for repeat surgery.
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Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Expansion

This cohort study suggests that smoking and higher diastolic blood pressure are associated with more rapid expansion of presurgical abdominal aortic aneurysms.

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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: 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.

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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.

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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