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Efficacy and Safety of Migraine Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Outcomes and Complication Rates.

Hassan ElHawary, Natasha Barone, Aslan Baradaran, Jeffrey E Janis,

<h4>Objective</h4>The objectives of this study are to assess the efficacy and safety of peripheral nerve surgery for migraine headaches and to bibliometrically analyze all anatomical studies relevant to migraine surgery.<h4>Summary background data</h4>Migraines rank as the second leading cause of disability worldwide. Despite the availability of conservative management options, individuals suffer ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e315-e323]

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The Female Groin Hernia: Isn't it Time that we Study this?

Anne P Ehlers,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):220-221]

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Looking Beyond Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality as Measures of Surgical Quality.

Ryan P Merkow, Nader N Massarweh,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e281-e283]

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Invited Commentary: "Robotic Airway Resection Under Spontaneous Ventilation".

Harald C Ott,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e537]

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Effect of Perioperative Intravenous Iron Supplementation for Complex Cardiac Surgery on Transfusion Requirements: A Randomized, Double-blinded Placebo-controlled Trial.

Jong Wook Song, Sarah Soh, Jae-Kwang Shim, Sak Lee, Seung Hyun Lee, Hye Bin Kim, Min-Yu Kim, Young Lan Kwak,

<h4>Objectives</h4>We investigated whether routine perioperative intravenous iron replenishment reduces the requirement for packed erythrocytes (pRBC) transfusion.<h4>Summary of background data</h4>Patients undergoing complex cardiac surgery are at high risk of developing postoperative iron deficiency anemia, thus requiring transfusion, which is associated with adverse outcomes.<h4>Methods</h4>Patients were randomized to receive either ferric derisomaltose 20 mg/kg ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):232-239]

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Use of Feedback Data to Reduce Surgical Site Infections and Optimize Antibiotic Use in Surgery: A Systematic Scoping Review.

Shalini Ahuja, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Kimberly Peven, Michelle White, Andrew J M Leather, Sanjeev Singh, Marc Mendelson, Alison Holmes, Gabriel Birgand, Nick Sevdalis, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>Surgical site infection (SSI) prevention remains significant, particularly in the era of antimicrobial resistance. Feedback on practices and outcomes is known to be key to reduce SSI rates and optimize antibiotic usage. However, the optimal method, format and frequency of feedback for surgical teams remains unclear. The objective of the ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e345-e352]

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Rates of Anastomotic Complications and Their Management Following Esophagectomy: Results of the Oesophago-Gastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA).

Ewen A Griffiths, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study aimed to characterize rates and management of anastomotic leak (AL) and conduit necrosis (CN) after esophagectomy in an international cohort.<h4>Background</h4>Outcomes in patients with anastomotic complications of esophagectomy are currently uncertain. Optimum strategies to manage AL/CN are unknown, and have not been assessed in an international cohort.<h4>Methods</h4>This prospective multicenter ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e382-e391]

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Relationship Between Health Care Spending and Clinical Outcomes in Bariatric Surgery: Implications for Medicare Bundled Payments.

Karan R Chhabra, Amir A Ghaferi, Jie Yang, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick, Thomas C Tsai,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate sources of 90-day episode spending variation in Medicare patients undergoing bariatric surgery and whether spending variation was related to quality of care.<h4>Summary of background data</h4>Medicare's bundled payments for care improvement-advanced program includes the first large-scale episodic bundling program for bariatric surgery. This voluntary program will pay bariatric programs ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):356-362]

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The Risk of Incarceration During Nonoperative Management of Incisional Hernias: A Population-based Analysis of 30,998 Patients.

Esmaeel R Dadashzadeh, Lauren V Huckaby, Robert Handzel, M Shanaz Hossain, Gloria D Sanin, Vincent P Anto, Patrick Bou-Samra, J B Moses, Stephen Cai, Heather M Phelos, Richard L Simmons, Matthew R Rosengart, Dirk J van der Windt,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of the study was to quantify the risk of incarceration of incisional hernias.<h4>Background</h4>Operative repair is the definitive treatment for incisional ventral hernias but is often deferred if the perceived risk of elective operation is elevated secondary to comorbid conditions. The risk of incarceration during nonoperative management (NOM) factors ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e488-e495]

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A Combination of Biochemical and Pathological Parameters Improves Prediction of Postresection Survival After Preoperative Chemotherapy in Pancreatic Cancer: The PANAMA-score.

Thomas Hank, Marta Sandini, Cristina R Ferrone, David P Ryan, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Motaz Qadan, Jennifer Y Wo, Ulla Klaiber, Colin D Weekes, Maximilian Weniger, Ulf Hinz, Jon M Harrison, Max Heckler, Andrew L Warshaw, Theodore S Hong, Thilo Hackert, Jeffrey W Clark, Markus W Büchler, Keith D Lillemoe, Oliver Strobel, Carlos Fernández-Del Castillo,

<h4>Objective</h4>To build a prognostic score for patients with primary chemotherapy undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer based on pathological parameters and preoperative Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) levels.<h4>Background</h4>Prognostic stratification after primary chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer is challenging and prediction models, such as the AJCC staging system, lack validation in the setting of ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):391-397]

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Geographic Variation in the Utilization of and Mortality After Emergency General Surgery Operations in the Northeastern and Southeastern United States.

Robert D Becher, Lan Jin, Joshua L Warren, Thomas M Gill, Michael P DeWane, Kimberly A Davis, Yawei Zhang,

<h4>Objective</h4>To define geographic variations in emergency general surgery (EGS) care, we sought to determine how much variability exists in the rates of EGS operations and subsequent mortality in the Northeastern and Southeastern United States (US).<h4>Summary background data</h4>While some geographic variations in healthcare are normal, unwarranted variations raise questions about the ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):340-347]

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Molecular Patterns in Acute Pancreatitis Reflect Generalizable Endotypes of the Host Response to Systemic Injury in Humans.

Lucile P A Neyton, Xiaozhong Zheng, Christos Skouras, Andrea Doeschl-Wilson, Michael U Gutmann, Iain Uings, Francesco V Rao, Armel Nicolas, Craig Marshall, Lisa-Marie Wilson, J Kenneth Baillie, Damian J Mole,

<h4>Objective</h4>Acute Pancreatitis (AP) is sudden onset pancreas inflammation that causes systemic injury with a wide and markedly heterogeneous range of clinical consequences. Here, we hypothesized that this observed clinical diversity corresponds to diversity in molecular subtypes that can be identified in clinical and multiomics data.<h4>Summary background data</h4>Observational cohort study. n ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e453-e462]

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Lasting Symptoms After Esophageal Resection (LASER): European Multicenter Cross-sectional Study.

Sheraz R Markar, Giovanni Zaninotto, Carlo Castoro, Asif Johar, Pernilla Lagergren, Jessie A Elliott, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Christophe Mariette, Rita Alfieri, Jeremy Huddy, Viknesh Sounderajah, Eleonora Pinto, Marco Scarpa, Fredrik Klevebro, Berit Sunde, Conor F Murphy, Christine Greene, Narayanasamy Ravi, Guillaume Piessen, Hylke Brenkman, Jelle P Ruurda, Richard Van Hillegersberg, Sjoerd Lagarde, Bas Wijnhoven, Manuel Pera, José Roig, Sandra Castro, Robert Matthijsen, John Findlay, Stefan Antonowicz, Nick Maynard, Orla McCormack, Arun Ariyarathenam, Grant Sanders, Edward Cheong, Shameen Jaunoo, William Allum, Jan Van Lanschot, Magnus Nilsson, John V Reynolds, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, George B Hanna,

<h4>Objective</h4>To identify the most prevalent symptoms and those with greatest impact upon health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among esophageal cancer survivors.<h4>Background</h4>Long-term symptom burden after esophagectomy, and associations with HRQOL, are poorly understood.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>Between 2010 and 2016, patients from 20 European Centers who underwent esophageal cancer surgery, and were disease-free ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e392-e400]

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Left Lobe Living Donor Liver Transplantation Using Rapid Procedure in a Cirrhotic Patient With Portal Vein Thrombosis.

Deniz Balci, Elvan Onur Kirimker, Meltem Bingol Kologlu, Evren Ustuner, Suheyla Karadag Erkoc, Gule Cinar, Ali Abbas Yilmaz, Ozlem Kucuk, Alpay Azap, Kaan Karayalcin,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e538-e539]

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Beyond the RCT: When are Randomized Trials Unnecessary for New Therapeutic Devices, and What Should We Do Instead?

Arsenio Páez, Maroeska Rovers, Katrina Hutchison, Wendy Rogers, Baptiste Vasey, Peter McCulloch, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>The aim of this study was to develop an evidence-based framework for evaluation of therapeutic devices, based on ethical principles and clinical evidence considerations.<h4>Summary background data</h4>Nearly all medical products which do not work solely through chemical action are regulated as medical devices. Their huge range of purposes, mechanisms of action ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):324-331]

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Measuring and Improving Emotional Intelligence in Surgery: A Systematic Review.

Joanne G Abi-Jaoudé, Lauren R Kennedy-Metz, Roger D Dias, Steven J Yule, Marco A Zenati,

<h4>Objective</h4>Evaluate how emotional intelligence (EI) has been measured among surgeons and to investigate interventions implemented for improving EI.<h4>Summary background</h4>EI has relevant applications in surgery given its alignment with nontechnical skills. In recent years, EI has been measured in a surgical context to evaluate its relationship with measures such as surgeon ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e353-e360]

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Early Drain Removal is Safe in Patients With Low or Intermediate Risk of Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled Trial.

Menghua Dai, Qiaofei Liu, Cheng Xing, Xiaodong Tian, Feng Cao, Wenbo Tang, Shaocheng Lv, Yongsu Ma, Dongxin Zhang, Jorg Kleeff, Yinmo Yang, Rong Liu, Qiang He, Fei Li, Guangming Li, Junchao Guo, Quan Liao, Yupei Zhao,

<h4>Objective</h4>This multicenter randomized controlled trial was designed to test the hypothesis that early drain removal (EDR) could decrease the incidence of grade 2 to 4 complications for patients undoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) with low or intermediate risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF).<h4>Background</h4>The safety and effects of EDR on postoperative complications after ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e307-e314]

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Oncologic Outcomes Associated With MRI-detected Extramural Venous Invasion (mrEMVI) in Rectal Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

François Rouleau Fournier, Mohammad Ali K Motamedi, Carl J Brown, Terry Phang, Manoj J Raval, Cameron J Hague, Ahmer A Karimuddin,

<h4>Background</h4>The role of MRI-detected EMVI (mrEMVI) as a reliable prognostic factor in rectal cancer has been emphasized in recent years but this finding remains underreported by many institutions.<h4>Objective</h4>This review aimed to demonstrate the importance of pre- and post-treatment MRI-detected EMVI as independent prognostic factors of adverse oncologic outcomes in patients ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):303-314]

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Effects of Community-based Exercise Prehabilitation for Patients Scheduled for Colorectal Surgery With High Risk for Postoperative Complications: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Annefleur E M Berkel, Bart C Bongers, Hayke Kotte, Paul Weltevreden, Frans H C de Jongh, Michiel M M Eijsvogel, Machteld Wymenga, Marloes Bigirwamungu-Bargeman, Job van der Palen, Marc J van Det, Nico L U van Meeteren, Joost M Klaase,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess the effects of a 3-week community-based exercise program on 30-day postoperative complications in high-risk patients scheduled for elective colorectal resection for (pre)malignancy.<h4>Summary background data</h4>Patients with a low preoperative aerobic fitness undergoing colorectal surgery have an increased risk of postoperative complications. It remains, however, to be demonstrated whether prehabilitation ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e299-e306]

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Combined Vascular Resection for Locally Advanced Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma.

Takashi Mizuno, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Igami, Junpei Yamaguchi, Shunsuke Onoe, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Yuzuru Kamei, Masato Nagino,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined vascular resection (VR) in advanced perihilar cholangiocarcinoma (PHC).<h4>Summary of background data</h4>Hepatectomy combined with portal vein resection (PVR) and/or hepatic artery resection (HAR) is technically demanding but an option only for tumor eradication against PHC involving the hilar hepatic inflow vessels; however, its ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):382-390]

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Outcomes of Robotic Living Donor Right Hepatectomy From 52 Consecutive Cases: Comparison With Open and Laparoscopy-assisted Donor Hepatectomy.

Seoung Yoon Rho, Jae Geun Lee, Dong Jin Joo, Myoung Soo Kim, Soon Il Kim, Dai Hoon Han, Jin Sub Choi, Gi Hong Choi,

<h4>Objective</h4>To investigate the feasibility and safety of RLDRH.<h4>Summary of background data</h4>Data for minimally invasive living-donor right hepatectomy, especially RLDRH, from a relatively large donor cohort that have not been reported yet.<h4>Methods</h4>From March 2016 to March 2019, 52 liver donors underwent RLDRH. The clinical and perioperative outcomes of RLDRH were compared ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e433-e442]

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Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Outcome of Parathyroid Carcinoma: Results of the NEKAR Retrospective International Multicenter Study.

Christina Lenschow, Sina Schrägle, Stefan Kircher, Kerstin Lorenz, Andreas Machens, Henning Dralle, Philipp Riss, Christian Scheuba, Andreas Pfestroff, Christine Spitzweg, Andreas Zielke, Anna Nießen, Cornelia Dotzenrath, Burkhard Riemann, Marcus Quinkler, Christian Vorländer, Alexandra Zahn, Friedhelm Raue, Costanza Chiapponi, Karl Alexander Iwen, Thomas Steinmüller, Matthias Kroiss, Nicolas Schlegel, ,

<h4>Objective</h4>In this retrospective cohort study, we describe the clinical presentation and workup of parathyroid carcinoma (PC) and determine its clinical prognostic parameters. Primary outcome was recurrence free survival.<h4>Summary background data</h4>PC is an orphan malignancy for which diagnostic workup and treatment is not established.<h4>Methods</h4>Eighty-three patients were diagnosed with PC between 1986 ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e479-e487]

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A Prospective Audit of 805 Consecutive Patients With Penetrating Abdominal Trauma: Evolving Beyond Injury Mechanism Dictating Management.

Anthony Sander, Richard T Spence, Deidre McPherson, Sorin Edu, Andrew Nicol, Pradeep Navsaria,

<h4>Background</h4>Global trends of penetrating abdominal trauma (PAT) have seen a shift toward a selectively conservative management strategy. However, its widespread adoption for gunshot injuries has been sluggish. The purpose of this study is to compare the injury mechanisms of gunshot (GSW) and stab wounds (SW) to the abdomen in presentation, ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):e527-e533]

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Intravenous Iron for All in Cardiac Surgery?

Donat R Spahn, Alexander Kaserer,

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):240-241]

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The Beirut Port Explosion Injuries and Lessons Learned: Results of the Beirut Blast Assessment for Surgical Services (BASS) Multicenter Study.

Anthony Gebran, Elissa Abou Khalil, Mohamad El Moheb, Obey Albaini, Mohamad El Warea, Rand Ibrahim, Karin Karam, Mohamad Othman El Helou, Elie P Ramly, Majed El Hechi, Ayah Matar, Jana Zeineddine, George Dabar, Assem Al Hajj, George Abi Saad, Jamal Hoballah, Bassem Safadi, Haytham M A Kaafarani,

<h4>Objective</h4>This multicenter study aims to describe the injury patterns, emergency management and outcomes of the blast victims, recognize the gaps in hospital disaster preparedness, and identify lessons to be learned.<h4>Summary background data</h4>On August 4th, 2020, the city of Beirut, Lebanon suffered the largest urban explosion since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, resulting ... Read more >>

Ann Surg (Annals of surgery)
[2022, 275(2):398-405]

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