The American Journal of Surgery
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Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma: paradigms of surgical management.
Cholangiocarcinoma is a lethal disease with increasing incidence worldwide. Perihilar cholangiocarcinoma represents the most common type of cholangiocarcinoma. Despite major development on surgical strategies over the past 20 years, the 5-year survival rate after surgery has remained below 40%, ofte...
Perceptions of surgeons: what characteristics do women surgeons prefer in a colleague?
We received 212 surveys. In both preference and professional scores, female surgeons were rated significantly higher compared with their male counterparts (4.7 vs 4.4 and 4.3 vs 4.0, respectively). Communal surgeons were rated significantly higher versus agentic surgeons in both scores (4.7 vs 4.4 a...
Actual versus estimated length of stay after colorectal surgery: which factors influence a deviation?
The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with deviation in length of hospital stay (LOS) from that determined by diagnosis-related groups. A cohort study from a prospectively collected database was conducted, including consecutive patients undergoing surgery in a high-volume colorec...
National trends in minimally invasive and open operative experience of graduating general surgery residents: implications for surgical skill...
The results of this study demonstrate that general surgery residents in the United States are performing a greater number of minimally invasive and fewer open procedures for common surgical conditions. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved....
Esophageal salvage with removable covered self-expanding metal stents in the setting of intrathoracic esophageal leakage.
We suggest that the use of covered self-expanding metal stents in patients with intrathoracic leak after esophageal perforation is safe and offers esophageal salvage in 77% regardless of time of presentation. Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc....
Cardiothoracic surgeons provide care to neonates, children, adults, and the elderly with a range of disorders of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and major blood vessels of the chest. The field of cardiothoracic surgery continues to thrive among the transformations in thoracic and cardio...
Negative appendectomy: a 10-year review of a nationally representative sample
Appendectomy remains one of the most common emergency surgical procedures encountered throughout the United States. With improvements in diagnostic techniques, the efficiency of diagnosis has increased over the years. However, the entity of negative appendectomies still poses a dilemma because these...
Vascular procedures in nonagenarians and centenarians are safe
An increasing number of elderly patients present for elective and emergent vascular procedures. The purpose of this study was to analyze the 30-day and long-term outcome of patients in their 10th decade of life undergoing vascular procedures.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis: Outcome of surgical resection for patients with thyromegaly and compressive symptoms
The purpose of this study was to determine the indications and outcome of surgery in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT).