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Annals of Surgery

Lewis S Gall, Paul Vulliamy, Scarlett Gillespie, Timothy F Jones, Rochelle S J Pierre, Sabine E Breukers, Christine Gaarder, Nicole P Juffermans, Marc Maegele, Jakob Stensballe, Pär I Johansson, Ross A Davenport, Karim Brohi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of trauma patients with low levels of fibrinolysis as detected by viscoelastic hemostatic assay (VHA) and explore the underlying mechanisms of this subtype. BACKGROUND: Hyperfibrinolysis is a central component of acute traumatic coagulopathy but a group of patients present with low levels of VHA-detected fibrinolysis. There is concern that these patients may be at risk of thrombosis if empirically administered an antifibrinolytic agent...
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Sarah T Ward, Justin B Dimick, Wenying Zhang, Darrell A Campbell, Amir A Ghaferi
OBJECTIVE: To identify hospital staffing models associated with failure to rescue (FTR) rates at low- and high-performing hospitals. BACKGROUND: FTR is an important quality measure in surgical safety and is a metric that hospitals are seeking to improve. Specific unit-level determinants of FTR, however, remain unknown. METHODS: Retrospective, observational study using data from the Michigan Quality Surgical Collaborative, which is a prospectively collected and clinically audited database in the state of Michigan...
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Amirreza T Motameni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Per Sandström, Anna Lindhoff Larsson, Bergthor Björnsson, Bård I Røsok, Ernesto Sparrelid, Peter Nørgaard Larsen, Gert Lindell, Nicolai A Schultz, Bjorn A Bjørnbeth, Bengt Isaksson, Magnus Rizell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Mariano Cesare Giglio, Roberto Ivan Troisi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Tudor Borza, Mary K Oerline, Ted A Skolarus, Edward C Norton, Justin B Dimick, Bruce L Jacobs, Lindsey A Herrel, Chad Ellimoottil, John M Hollingsworth, Andrew M Ryan, David C Miller, Vahakn B Shahinian, Brent K Hollenbeck
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) on hospital readmission after common surgical procedures. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Hospital readmissions following surgery lead to worse patient outcomes and wasteful spending. ACOs, and their associated hospitals, have strong incentives to reduce readmissions from 2 distinct Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services policies. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using a 20% national Medicare sample to identify beneficiaries undergoing 1 of 7 common surgical procedures-abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, colectomy, cystectomy, prostatectomy, lung resection, total knee arthroplasty, and total hip arthroplasty-between 2010 and 2014...
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Bérénice Rault-Petit, Christine Do Cao, Serge Guyétant, Rosine Guimbaud, Vincent Rohmer, Catherine Julié, Eric Baudin, Bernard Goichot, Romain Coriat, Antoine Tabarin, Jeanne Ramos, Pierre Goudet, Valérie Hervieu, Jean-Yves Scoazec, Thomas Walter
OBJECTIVE: The primary endpoint was to analyze the predictive factors of lymph node involvement (LN+). BACKGROUND: Indications for additional right hemicolectomy (RHC) with lymph node (LN) resection after appendectomy for appendix neuroendocrine tumor (A-NET) remain controversial, especially for tumors between 1 and 2 cm in size. METHODS: National study including all patients with nonmetastatic A-NET diagnosed after January, 2010 in France...
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Jo Buyske
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 19, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Matthieu Bruzzi, Mircea Chirica, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Helene Corte, Thibault Voron, Emile Sarfati, Anne-Marie Zagdanski, Pierre Cattan
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is the best predictor of stricture formation after caustic ingestion. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to compare the accuracy of emergency computed tomography (CT) and endoscopy in predicting risks of esophageal stricture. METHODS: We describe a CT classification of esophageal caustic injuries: Grade I show normal esophagus; Grade IIa display internal enhancement of the esophageal mucosa and enhancement of the outer wall conferring a "target" aspect; Grade IIb present as a fine rim of external esophageal wall enhancement...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Long Pan, Mingyu Chen, Lin Ji, Longbo Zheng, Peijian Yan, Jing Fang, Bin Zhang, Xiujun Cai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of the laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) with preoperative endoscopic sphincterotomy (pre-EST) and LC for concomitant gallstones and common bile duct (CBD) stones. BACKGROUND: It remains controversial whether LCBDE+LC is better than pre-EST+LC for gallstones and CBD stones. METHODS: A specific search of online databases was performed from January 2006 to October 2017...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Christopher P Childers, Amy Showen, Teryl Nuckols, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to systematically review the risks and benefits of interventions designed to reduce intraoperative costs. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Episode-based payments shift financial risk from insurers onto hospitals and providers. The operating room (OR) is a resource dense environment and there is growing interest in identifying ways to reduce intraoperative costs while maintaining patient safety. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Cochrane, and CINAHL for articles published between 2001 and March 2017 that assessed interventions designed to reduce intraoperative costs...
March 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Cyrus Jahansouz, Christopher Staley, Scott Kizy, Hongliang Xu, Ann V Hertzel, Jessi Coryell, Stephanie Singroy, Matthew Hamilton, Meri DuRand, David A Bernlohr, Michael J Sadowsky, Alexander Khoruts, Sayeed Ikramuddin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test whether the perioperative composition of intestinal microbiota can contribute to variable outcomes following vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Although bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for obesity, metabolic outcomes are variable. METHODS: Diet-induced obese mice were randomized to VSG or sham surgery, with or without exposure to antibiotics that selectively suppress mainly gram-positive (fidaxomicin, streptomycin) or gram-negative (ceftriaxone) bacteria on postoperative days (POD) 1-4...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Osama M Moussa, Simon Erridge, Swathikan Chidambaram, Paul Ziprin, Ara Darzi, Sanjay Purkayastha
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the Clinical Practice Research Datalink to identify the prognostic factors of all-cause mortality in the severely obese. BACKGROUND: Patients who are severely obese [body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m] are at increased risk of all-cause mortality as a result of metabolic sequelae including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes. Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the severity of the metabolic complications of obesity...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Gang Huang, Peng-Peng Li, Wan Yee Lau, Ze-Ya Pan, Ling-Hao Zhao, Zhen-Guang Wang, Meng-Chao Wang, Wei-Ping Zhou
BACKGROUND: Despite antiviral treatment has been shown to reduce hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after curative treatment for hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC in patients with high preoperative HBV-DNA levels, it is still unclear whether antiviral therapy is useful in reducing recurrence in patients with low preoperative HBV-DNA levels. METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, 200 patients who underwent curative resection for HCC with low baseline HBV-DNA levels were randomly assigned to receive preemptive antiviral therapy or not...
March 8, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Valerio Celentano, Neil Smart, John McGrath, Ronan A Cahill, Antonino Spinelli, Andreas Obermair, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Pawanindra Lal, Alex M Almoudaris, Charlotte R Hitchins, Gianluca Pellino, Matthew G Browning, Takashi Ishida, Federico Luvisetto, Pinar Cingiloglu, Katherine Gash, Rhiannon Harries, Deena Harji, Francesca Di Candido, Elisa Cassinotti, Frank D McDermott, James E A Berry, Nick J Battersby, Esther Platt, Nicholas J Campain, Barrie D Keeler, Luigi Boni, Sharmila Gupta, John P Griffith, Austin G Acheson, Tom D Cecil, Mark G Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Consensus statement by an international multispecialty trainers and trainees expert committee on guidelines for reporting of educational videos in laparoscopic surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Instructive laparoscopy videos with appropriate exposition could be ideal for initial training in laparoscopic surgery, but there are no guidelines for video annotation or procedural educational and safety evaluation. METHODS: Delphi questionnaire of 45 statements prepared by a steering group and voted on over 2 rounds by committee members using an electronic survey tool...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Nicolas Golse, Nicola Guglielmo, Albert El Metni, Fabio Frosio, Cyril Cosse, Salima Naili, Philippe Ichaï, Oriana Ciacio, Gabriella Pittau, Marc-Antoine Allard, Denis Castaing, Antonio S A Cunha, Daniel Cherqui, René Adam, Eric Vibert
BACKGROUND: Although many prognostic factors of primary graft dysfunction after liver transplantation (LT) are available, it remains difficult to predict failure in a given recipient. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to determine whether the intraoperative assay of arterial lactate concentration at the end of LT (LCEOT) might constitute a reliable biological test to predict early outcomes [primary nonfunction (PNF), early graft dysfunction (EAD)]. METHODS: We reviewed data from a prospective database in a single center concerning patients transplanted between January 2015 and December 2016 (n = 296)...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Ketan Sharma, Aaron L Morgan, Jean Stroud, Susan E Mackinnon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Azra Bihorac, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Ashkan Ebadi, Amir Motaei, Mohcine Madkour, Panagote M Pardalos, Gloria Lipori, William R Hogan, Philip A Efron, Frederick Moore, Lyle L Moldawer, Daisy Zhe Wang, Charles E Hobson, Parisa Rashidi, Xiaolin Li, Petar Momcilovic
MINI: In a single-center cohort of 51,457 adult surgical patients, we have developed and validated an automated machine-learning algorithm that uses existing clinical data in electronic health records to forecast the risk for major complications and death after any type of surgery with high sensitivity and high specificity. OBJECTIVE: To accurately calculate the risk for postoperative complications and death after surgery in the preoperative period using machine-learning modeling of clinical data...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Miguel A Mercado
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February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Ricardo Robles-Campos, Roberto Brusadin, Asunción López-Conesa, Victor López-López, Pascual Parrilla
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February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgery
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