Association between Preoperative HbA1c Levels and Complications after Esophagectomy: Analysis of 15 801 Esophagectomies from the National Clinical Database in Japan.

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To elucidate the association between preoperative hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels and short-term outcomes after oncologic esophagectomy.Although diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an increased risk of postoperative morbidity in several […]

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Thoracic endovascular aortic repair practice in 13 countries: A report from VASCUNET and the International Consortium of Vascular Registries.

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To assess practice patterns and short-term outcome after TEVAR, based on an international vascular registry collaboration.Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has become the primary surgical treatment modality for descending aortic […]

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Fetal Risk Stratification and Outcomes in Children with Prenatally Diagnosed Lung Malformations: Results from a Multi-Institutional Research Collaborative.

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To assess current clinical outcomes in children with prenatally diagnosed congenital lung malformations (CLMs) and to identify prenatal characteristics associated with adverse outcomes.Despite a wide spectrum of clinical disease, the […]

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Can the Risk Analysis Index for Frailty Predict Morbidity and Mortality in Patients Undergoing High-Risk Surgery?

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To determine the effectiveness of the revised Risk Analysis Index (RAI-rev), administrative Risk Analysis Index (RAI-A), cancer-corrected Risk Analysis Index [RAI-rev (cancer-corrected)], and 5-variable modified Frailty Index (mFI-5) for predicting […]

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Preoperative Hepatic and Regional Arterial Chemotherapy in Patients Who Underwent Curative Colorectal Cancer Resection: A Prospective, Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Trial.

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To evaluate the effects of the addition of preoperative hepatic and regional arterial chemotherapy (PHRAC) on prognosis of stage II and III colorectal cancer (CRC) in a multicenter setting.Our previous […]

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Factors Associated with Post-Procedure Opioid Prescribing and Persistent Opioid Use Among Opioid-Naïve Patients: A Nationally Representative Sample.

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Examine factors associated with post-procedure opioid receipt and persistent opioid use among opioid-naïve patients in a nationally representative sample SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA:: We used panels 18-20 in the Medical Expenditures […]

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The association between factors promoting non-beneficial surgery and moral distress: A national survey of surgeons.

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To assess the prevalence of moral distress among surgeons and test the association between factors promoting non-beneficial surgery and surgeons’ moral distress.Moral distress experienced by clinicians can lead to low-quality […]

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Bariatric Surgery in Medicare Patients: Examining Safety and Healthcare Utilization in the Disabled and Elderly.

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To compare safety and healthcare utilization after sleeve gastrectomy versus Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a national Medicare cohort.Though bariatric surgery is increasing among Medicare beneficiaries, no long-term, national studies examining […]

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Evaluation of Patient Reported Gastroesophageal Reflux Severity at Baseline and at One-Year after Bariatric Surgery.

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To assess patient-reported gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) severity before and after sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB).Development of new-onset or worsening GERD symptoms following bariatric surgery varies by […]

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The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Trauma Outcomes in At Risk Groups: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis with Control Group.

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Analyze the impact of the ACA on trauma outcomes at a population level and within at-risk subgroups.Trauma disproportionately affects the uninsured. Compared to the insured, uninsured patients have worse functional […]

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Alzheimer’s Dementia After Exposure to Anesthesia and Surgery in the Elderly: A Matched Natural Experiment Using Appendicitis.

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To determine if surgery and anesthesia in the elderly may promote Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).There is a substantial conflicting literature concerning the hypothesis that surgery and anesthesia promotes […]

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The Impact of Clinical and Pathological Features on Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Recurrence After Surgical Resection: Long-Term Follow-Up Analysis.

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This study aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence after pancreatic resection for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN).Long-term follow-up data on recurrence after surgical resection for IPMN are currently lacking. […]

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Enhanced Recovery Protocols Reduce Mortality Across Eight Surgical Specialties At Academic and University-Affiliated Community Hospitals.

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To determine if implementation of a simplified enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) across multiple surgical specialties in different hospitals is associated with improved short and long-term mortality. Secondary aims were to […]

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Survival Following Trimodality Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Esophagogastric Adenocarcinoma: Does Only a Complete Pathologic Response Matter?

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To evaluate whether pCR exclusively defines major pathologic response to treatment with improved survival.pCR after trimodality therapy for EAC is infrequent but associated with improved prognosis. Yet most clinical trials […]

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Distinct Genomic Profiles are Associated With Conversion to Resection and Survival in Patients With Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases Treated With Systemic and Hepatic Artery Chemotherapy.

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To examine genomic correlates of CTR and overall survival (OS) in patients with IU-CRLM treated with combination systemic and hepatic artery infusion (HAI) chemotherapy.In patients presenting with IU-CRLM, combination systemic […]

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Outcomes of Laparoscopic Redo Fundoplication in Patients With Failed Antireflux Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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The aim of this meta-analysis was to summarize the current available evidence regarding the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic redo fundoplication (LRF).Although antireflux surgery is highly effective, a minority of patients […]

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Upfront Small Bowel Resection for Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors with Synchronous Metastases: A Propensity-Score Matched Comparative Population-Based Analysis.

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We examined the impact of upfront small bowel resection (USBR) for metastatic SB-NET compared to non-operative management (NOM) on long-term healthcare utilization and survival outcomes.The role of early resection of […]

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