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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 74, Number 10, October 2008

Changing Paradigms in Breast Cancer Management: Introducing Molecular Genetics into the Treatment Algorithm
pp. 887-890(4)
Authors: Rayhanabad, Jessica A.; Difronzo, L. Andrew; Haigh, Phillip I.; Romero, Lina

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A Prospective Look at the Current State of Open Abdomens
pp. 891-897(7)
Authors: Teixeira, Pedro g.r.; Salim, Ali; Inaba, Kenji; Brown, Carlos; Browder, Timothy; Margulies, Daniel; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: A Survey Based Approach to Defining Standard of Care
pp. 902-905(4)
Authors: Shen, Jeannie; Ellenhorn, Joshua; Qian, Dajun; Kulber, David; Aronowitz, Joel

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Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Blunt Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage: A Retrospective Review
pp. 906-911(6)
Authors: Depew, Aron J.; Hu, Charles K.; Nguyen, Andre C.; Driessen, Natalie

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Components Separation: A Solution to Complex Abdominal Wall Defects
pp. 912-916(5)
Authors: Shabatian, Hooman; Lee, Dong-Joon; Abbas, Maher A.

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Long-Term Outcome of Endorectal Advancement Flap for Complex Anorectal Fistulae
pp. 921-924(4)
Authors: Abbas, Maher A.; Lemus-Rangel, Rafael; Hamadani, Ali

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Pyloric Exclusion in the Treatment of Severe Duodenal Injuries: Results from the National Trauma Data Bank
pp. 925-929(5)
Authors: Dubose, Joseph J.; Inaba, Kenji; Teixeira, Pedro G.R.; Shiflett, Anthony; Putty, Bradley; Green, D.J.; Plurad, David; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Impact on Patient Outcomes after Closure of an Adjacent Trauma Center
pp. 930-934(5)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; Lewis, Roger J.; Putnam, Brant A.; De Virgilio, Christian

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Combined CT Venography and CT Pulmonary Angiography for the Detection of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Injured Patients
pp. 935-938(4)
Authors: Jones, Christian; Teixeira, Pedro G.R.; Inaba, Kenji; Keesara, Sravanthi R.; Rhee, Peter; Brown, Carlos; Salim, Ali; Browder, Timothy; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Outcomes of Esophagectomy at Academic Centers: An Association between Volume and Outcome
pp. 939-943(5)
Authors: Reavis, Kevin M.; Smith, Brian R.; Hinojosa, Marcelo W.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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The Impact of Hospital Volume on the Number of Nodes Retrieved and Outcome in Colorectal Cancer
pp. 944-947(4)
Authors: Truong, Caitlyn; Wong, Jan H.; Lum, Sharon S.; Morgan, John W.; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila

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Remission of Diabetes after Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass
pp. 948-952(5)
Authors: Smith, Brian R.; Hinojosa, Marcelo W.; Reavis, Kevin M.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Blood Transfusions in Trauma: Six-Year Analysis of the Transfusion Practices at a Level I Trauma Center
pp. 953-957(5)
Authors: Teixeira, Pedro G.R.; Oncel, Didem; Demetriades, Demetrios; Inaba, Kenji; Shulman, Ira; Green, Donald; Plurad, David; Rhee, Peter

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Successful Management of Occult Pneumothorax without Tube Thoracostomy Despite Positive Pressure Ventilation
pp. 958-961(4)
Authors: Barrios, Cristobal; Tran, Tuan; Malinoski, Darren; Lekawa, Michael; Dolich, Matthew; Lush, Stephanie; Hoyt, David; Cinat, Marianne E.

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Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass at a Large Academic Medical Center: Lessons Learned from the First 1000 Cases
pp. 962-966(5)
Authors: Tejirian, Talar; Jensen, Candice; Lewis, Catherine; Dutson, Erik; Mehran, Amir

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Changing Concepts in the Pathogenesis, Evaluation, and Management of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome
pp. 967-972(6)
Authors: Ortega, Adrián E.; Klipfel, Nancy; Kelso, Rebecca; Petrone, Patrizio; Román, Ivan; Díaz, Alberto; Ávalos, Brenda; Kaufman, Howard S.

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Characteristics of Colorectal Cancer in Young Patients at an Urban County Hospital
pp. 973-976(4)
Authors: Karsten, Benjamin; Kim, Justin; King, Justin; Kumar, Ravin R.

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Total Bilirubin Is a Useful Predictor of Persisting Common Bile Duct Stone in Gallstone Pancreatitis
pp. 977-980(4)
Authors: Chan, Tony; Yaghoubian, Arezou; Rosing, David; Lee, Edward; Lewis, Roger J.; Stabile, Bruce E.; De Virgilio, Christian

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Regional Differences in the Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma: A Potential Quality Measure
pp. 981-984(4)
Authors: Lane, Karen; Kempf, Ashley; Magno, Cheryl; Lane, John; Butler, John; Hsiang, David; Greenfield, Sheldon; Jakowatz, James

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Management of High-Grade Splenic Injury in Children
pp. 988-992(5)
Authors: Jim, Jeffrey; Leonardi, Michael J.; Cryer, H. Gill; Hiatt, Jonathan R.; Shew, Stephen; Cohen, Marilyn; Tillou, Areti

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Surgical Resident and Attending Physician Attitudes toward Glucose Control in the Surgical Patient
pp. 993-996(4)
Authors: Costantini, Todd W.; Acosta, Jose A.; Hoyt, David B.; Ramamoorthy, Sonia

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How to Measure the Quality of Surgery-Related Web Sites
pp. 997-1000(4)
Authors: Yermilov, Irina; Chow, Warren; Devgan, Lara; Makary, Martin; Ko, Clifford Y.

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What Is the Rate of Small Bowel Obstruction after Colectomy?
pp. 1001-1005(5)
Authors: Parikh, Janak A.; KO, Clifford Y.; Maggard, Melinda A.; Zingmond, David S.

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Tissue Oxygen Saturation Predicts the Need for Early Blood Transfusion in Trauma Patients
pp. 1006-1011(6)
Authors: Smith, Jennifer; Bricker, Scott; Putnam, Brant

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The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) Initiative to Reduce Infection in Elective Colorectal Surgery: Which Performance Measures Affect Outcome?
pp. 1012-1016(5)
Authors: Nguyen, Nhien; Yegiyants, Sara; Kaloostian, Carolyn; Abbas, Maher A.; Difronzo, L. Andrew

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Effectiveness of Decentralized Community-Based Screening, Detection, and Treatment of Breast Cancer in Low-Income, Uninsured Women
pp. 1017-1021(5)
Authors: Bhaskara, Achala; Altamirano, Maria; Trisal, Vijay; Paz, I. Benjamin; Lai, Lily L.

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100 Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Gastric Bypasses at a Community Hospital
pp. 1022-1025(4)
Authors: Deng, Joseph Y.; Lourié, David J.

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The Value of Endoscopic Ultrasonography in Predicting Resectability and Margins of Resection for Periampullary Tumors
pp. 1026-1029(4)
Authors: Ho, Joyce M.; Eysselein, Viktor E.; Stabile, Bruce E.

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Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury
pp. 1033-1037(5)
Authors: Benjamin, Elizabeth R.; Tillou, Areti; Hiatt, Jonathan R.; Cryer, H. Gill

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