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The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes The American Surgeon monthly. It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format. In addition to publishing papers presented at the annual meetings of the associated organizations, the journal publishes selected unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a manuscript you'd like to see published in The American Surgeon select "Information for Authors" from the Related Information options below. A Copyright Release Form must accompany all manuscripts submitted.

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Volume 72, Number 10, October 2006

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Reduction in Prescription Medication Costs after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
pp. 853-856(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Ninh T; Varela, J Esteban; Sabio, Allen; Naim, Joseph; Stamos, Michael; Wilson, Samuel E

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Gallbladder Management During Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery: Routine Preoperative Screening for Gallstones and Postoperative Prophylactic Medical Treatment are Not Necessary
pp. 857-861(5)
Authors: Patel, Kevin R; White, SC; Tejirian, Talar; Han, Soo H; Russell, Doug; Vira, Darshai; Liao, Lingchen; Patel, Karina B; Gracia, Carlos; Haigh, Phillip; Dutson, Erik; Mehran, Amir

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Routine Postoperative Upper Gastroesophageal Imaging is Unnecessary after Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
pp. 862-864(3)
Authors: Bertucci, William; White, Stephen; Yadegar, John; Patel, Kaushal; Hwa Han, Soo; Blocker, Oliver; Frickel, Deborah; Kadell, Barbara; Mehran, Amir; Gracia, Carlos; Dutson, Erik

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Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in the Elderly
pp. 865-869(5)
Authors: Varela, J Esteban; Wilson, Samuel E; Nguyen, Ninh T

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Development of Quality Indicators: Lessons Learned in Bariatric Surgery
pp. 870-874(5)
Authors: Maggard, Melinda A; Mcgory, Marcia L; Ko, Clifford Y

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Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Are Newer Generation Probes Better?
pp. 875-879(5)
Authors: Ahmad, Aziz; Chen, Steven L; Kavanagh, Maihgan A; Allegra, David P; Bilchik, Anton J

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Pump Removal in Infected Patients with Hepatic Chemotherapy Pumps: When Is It Necessary?
pp. 880-884(5)
Authors: Roybal, Jonathan J; Feliberti, Eric C; Rouse, Layla; Wagman, Lawrence D

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What are the True Advantages of a Pediatric Appendicitis Clinical Pathway?
pp. 885-889(5)
Authors: Emil, Sherif; Taylor, Michael; Ndiforchu, Fombe; Nguyen, Nam

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Retrocecal Appendix Location and Perforation at Presentation
pp. 890-893(4)
Authors: Herscu, Gabriel; Kong, Allen; Russell, Dylan; Tran, Cam-Ly; Varela, J Esteban; Cohen, Allen; Stamos, Michael J

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The Use of Tagged White Blood Cell Scans to Diagnose Appendicitis in Pregnant Patients
pp. 894-896(3)
Authors: Stewart, David; Grewal, Nina; Choi, Rosa; Waxman, Kenneth

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The Role of Carcinoembryonic Antigen as a Predictor of the Need for Preoperative Computed Tomography in Colon Cancer Patients
pp. 897-901(5)
Authors: Holt, Alicia D; Kim, Justin T; Murrell, Zuri; Huynh, Richard; Stamos, Michael J; Kumar, Ravin R

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Number of Lymph Nodes Examined and Its Impact on Colorectal Cancer Staging
pp. 902-905(4)
Authors: Kim, Justin; Huynh, Richard; Abraham, Iype; Kim, Eddie; Kumar, Ravin R

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Treatment Disparities in Hispanic Rectal Cancer Patients: A SEER Database Study
pp. 906-908(3)
Authors: Martinez, Steve R; Chen, Steven L; Bilchik, Anton J

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Can a Meta-Analysis Answer the Question: Is Mucosectomy and Handsewn or Double-Stapled Anastomosis Better in Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis?
pp. 912-916(5)
Authors: Schluender, Stefanie J; Mei, Ling; Yang, Huiying; Fleshner, Phillip R

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Factors Affecting Survival in Patients with Anal Melanoma
pp. 917-920(4)
Authors: Podnos, Yale D; Tsai, Ni-Chun; Smith, David; Ellenhorn, Joshua D.I

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A Prospective Study of Nurse and Patient Education on Compliance with Sequential Compression Devices
pp. 921-923(3)
Authors: Stewart, David; Zalamea, Nia; Waxman, Ken; Schuster, Rob; Bozuk, Michael

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The Effect of the 80-Hour Work Week on General Surgery Resident Operative Case Volume
pp. 924-928(5)
Authors: Tran, Julie; Lewis, Roger; De Virgilio, Christian

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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Using the MammoSite Device: Early Technical Experience and Short-Term Clinical Follow-Up
pp. 929-934(6)
Authors: Tsai, Peter I; Ryan, Marianne; Meek, Kelly; Ryoo, Monica C; Tome, Michael; Takasugi, Jan; Haigh, Philip; Difronzo, L Andrew

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Success of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Conversion of Mastectomy to Breast Conservation Surgery
pp. 935-938(4)
Authors: Kaufmann, Paul; Dauphine, Christine E; Vargas, M Perla; Burla, Melissa L; Isaac, Nova M; Gonzalez, Katherine D; Rosing, David; Vargas, Hernan I

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Axillary Regional Recurrence After Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer
pp. 939-942(4)
Authors: Rosing, David K; Dauphine, Christine E; Vargas, M Perla; Gonzalez, Katherine; Burla, Melissa; Kaufmann, Paul; Vargas, Hernan I

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Splenectomy for Trauma Increases the Rate of Early Postoperative Infections
pp. 947-950(4)
Authors: Wiseman, James; Brown, Carlos V.R; Weng, Janie; Salim, Ali; Rhee, Peter; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Utility of Plain Film Pelvic Radiographs in Blunt Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department
pp. 951-954(4)
Authors: Obaid, Amal Kamil; Barleben, Andrew; Porral, Diana; Lush, Stephanie; Cinat, Marianne

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Mesenteric Injuries after Blunt Abdominal Trauma: Delay in Diagnosis and Increased Morbidity
pp. 955-961(7)
Authors: Shebrain, Saad; Zelada, Juliette; Lipsky, Ari M; Putnam, Brant

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Pelvic Fractures in Children
pp. 962-965(4)
Authors: Momiy, Janneth P; Clayton, John L; Villalba, Herman; Cohen, Marilyn; Hiatt, Jonathan R; Gill Cryer, H; Tillou, Areti

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Obesity Does Not Affect Mortality after Trauma
pp. 966-969(4)
Authors: Alban, Rodrigo F; Lyass, Sergey; Margulies, Daniel R; Shabot, M Michael

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Evaluation of Bronchoscopic-Assisted Percutaneous Tracheostomy
pp. 970-972(3)
Authors: Tomsic, Jason P; Connolly, Mark C; Joe, Victor C; Wong, David T

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Transmetatarsal Amputation: Predictors of Healing
pp. 973-977(5)
Authors: Nguyen, Tien H; Gordon, Ian L; Whalen, Delores; Wilson, Samuel E

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The California Cardiac Surgery and Intervention Project: Evolution of a Public Reporting Program
pp. 978-983(6)
Authors: Carey, Joseph S; Danielsen, Beate; Junod, Forrest L; Rossiter, Stephen J; Stabile, Bruce E

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