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This study uses the database Patient Administration Systems and Biostatistics Activity to examine the breadth of war-related and non–war-related surgical procedures provided by deployed military surgeons to locals in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2013.
This study compares the safety and outcomes of the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach with those of open thyroidectomy.
This Surgical Innovation reports the use of point-of-care ultrasonography as a first-line technique to evaluate hypoxia or hypotension among patients in surgical wards.
ImportanceMedical malpractice litigation against surgical residents is rarely discussed owing to assumed legal doctrine of respondeat superior, or “let the master answer.”
ObjectiveTo better understand lawsuits targeting surgical trainees to prevent future litigation.
Design, Setting, and...
ImportanceThe overprescription of pain medications has been implicated as a driver of the burgeoning opioid epidemic; however, few guidelines exist regarding the appropriateness of opioid pain medication prescriptions after surgery.
ObjectivesTo describe patterns of opioid pain medication...
Key PointsQuestionHow much does the attending surgeon influence variation in receipt of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) in the community?
FindingsThis population-based survey study found that the attending surgeon explained 20% of the variation in CPM. The estimated rate of CPM was...
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