In This Issue February 2018 Volume 153, Number 2 JAMA Surgery Pages 101-196 Clinical Review & Education Research JAMA Surgery Clinical Challenge Prehospital Transportation and Trauma Mortality 107 Prehospital trauma care policies affect patient outcomes. This study evaluates whether pri- vate vehicle transport confers a survival advantage over ground emergency medical ser- vices transport for penetrating trauma in urban US trauma systems. Wandling et al retro- spectively assessed 103 029 individuals with penetrating injuries who were treated at 298 urban trauma centers and identified a substantial mortality benefit associated with private vehicle transport. CME jamanetwork.com/learning 179 What is your diagnosis? ASSOCIATION OF VA SURGEONS Video jamasurgery.com Combining Oral Antibiotics and Bowel Preparation for Surgery 114 Surgical site infection is a common postoperative complication after colorectal surgery, af- LETTERS fecting patient morbidity and mortality. In this cohort study of 89 patients, Vo et al exam- ined the association of combined oral antibiotic and mechanical bowel preparation with sur- Comment & Response gical site infections in left colon and rectal cancer resections and the effect of this regimen 188 Association Between Appendectomy Outcomes and Surgeons’ Seniority on timely administration of adjuvant therapy. They found that oral antibiotics and mechani- cal bowel
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Published: Feb 1, 2018
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