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Original Investigation 
Yasuaki Sagara, MD; Melissa Anne Mallory, MD; Stephanie Wong, MD; Fatih Aydogan, MD; Stephen DeSantis, BS; William T. Barry, PhD; Mehra Golshan, MD

Importance  While the prevalence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast has increased substantially following the introduction of breast-screening methods, the clinical significance of early detection and treatment for DCIS remains unclear.

Objective  To investigate the survival benefit of breast surgery for low-grade DCIS....

Invited Commentary: No Surgery for Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ?; Julie A. Margenthaler, MD; Aislinn Vaughan, MD
Original Investigation 
Kristina H. Lewis, MD, MPH, SM; Fang Zhang, PhD; David E. Arterburn, MD, MPH; Dennis Ross-Degnan, ScD; Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM; J. Frank Wharam, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH
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Importance  There is conflicting evidence about how different bariatric procedures impact health care use.

Objective  To compare the impact of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (AGB) and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on health care use and costs.

Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective interrupted time series ...

Invited Commentary: Does Bariatric Surgery Reduce Health Care Costs?; Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH
Original Investigation 
Jordan M. Cloyd, MD; Joy Chen, MD; Yifei Ma, MS; Kim F. Rhoads, MD, MPH

Importance  Although evidence suggests worse outcomes for patients admitted to the hospital on a weekend, to our knowledge, no previous studies have investigated the effects of weekend discharge.

Objective  To determine whether weekend discharge would be associated with an increased rate of 30- and 90-day hospital ...

Invited Commentary: Weekday or Weekend Discharge—Does It Make a Difference?; Greg D. Sacks, MD, MPH; Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD
Invited Commentary 
Julie A. Margenthaler, MD; Aislinn Vaughan, MD

Since the more widespread use of routine screening mammography, the incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has increased dramatically and accounts for about 20% to 30% of all newly diagnosed breast cancers.1 Deaths from breast cancer among women with DCIS may occur from unidentified invasive disease ...

Invited Commentary 
Des Winter, MD

Determination of tumor molecular biology is going to advance cancer care within a decade. Margonis and colleagues1 have shown how. As found in primary cancer, the prognosis of patients undergoing resection of colorectal liver metastases is associated with specific gene mutations of the tumors. The genes in ...

Invited Commentary 
Greg D. Sacks, MD, MPH; Jonathan R. Hiatt, MD

Aiming to improve care quality and avoid financial penalties imposed by Medicare, hospitals are investing considerable resources in efforts to reduce hospital readmissions. While overall readmission rates have seen modest declines in recent years, hospital initiatives to reduce readmissions have been met with varying levels of success.1...

Invited Commentary 
Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH

Bariatric surgery is by far the most effective therapy for morbid obesity and obesity-related conditions, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus. Numerous well-designed observational studies and randomized clinical trials show profound weight loss, high rates of comorbidity resolution, improved quality of life, and decreased mortality after bariatric surgery.1...

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Julie Ann Freischlag, MD

The editors and editorial board of JAMA Surgery would like to acknowledge and express appreciation to those individuals who served as peer reviewers in 2012. Their invaluable service helps us maintain the quality of the articles we publish. Those reviewers listed below with an asterisk reviewed manuscripts for ...

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