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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 75, Number 10, October 2009

Disparities in the Surgical Management of Women with Stage I Breast Cancer
pp. 869-872(4)
Authors: Olaya, Windy; Wong, Jan H.; Morgan, John W.; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Lum, Sharon S.

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The Impact of the Ratio of Positive to Total Lymph Nodes Examined and Outcome in Colorectal Cancer
pp. 873-876(4)
Authors: Ng, Melody; Roy-Chowdhury, Sharmila; Lum, Sharon S.; Morgan, John W.; Wong, Jan H.

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Management of Vascular Graft Infections with Soft Tissue Flap Coverage: Improving Limb Salvage Rates—A Veterans Affairs Experience
pp. 877-881(5)
Authors: Herrera, Fernando A.; Kohanzadeh, Som; Nasseri, Yosef; Kansal, Nikhil; Owens, Eric L.; Bodor, Richard

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Acute Care Surgery after Renal Transplantation
pp. 882-886(5)
Authors: Benjamin, Elizabeth R.; Jim, Jeffrey; Kim, Thomas J.; Meals, Clifton; Gritsch, H. Albin; Tillou, Areti; Cryer, H. Gill; Hiatt, Jonathan R.

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Does Specialized Surgical Training Increase Lymph Node Yield in Colon Cancer?
pp. 887-891(5)
Authors: Nicholl, Michael B.; Wright, Byron E.; Conway, W. Charles; Aarnes-Leong, Trista; Sim, Myung-Shin; Faries, Mark B.

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CT Imaging in Motorcycle Collision Victims: Routine or Selective?
pp. 892-896(5)
Authors: Compoginis, John M.; Akopian, Gabriel

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Long-Term Outcome of Endoscopic Colorectal Stenting for Malignant and Benign Disease
pp. 897-900(4)
Authors: Rayhanabad, Jessica; Abbas, Maher A.

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A Disease-Based Comparison of Liver Transplantation Outcomes
pp. 901-908(8)
Authors: Mailey, Brian; Buchberg, Brian; Prendergast, Christie; Artinyan, Avo; Khalili, Joshua; Sanchez-Luege, Nicelio; Colquhoun, Steven D.; Kim, Joseph

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Perioperative Clopidogrel Is Seven Days Enough?
pp. 909-913(5)
Authors: Grujic, Dejan; Martin, David

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Breast: A Review of 177 Cases
pp. 914-917(4)
Authors: Grabowski, Julia; Saltzstein, Sidney L.; Sadler, Georgia; Blair, Sarah

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How Often Does Computed Tomography Change the Management of Acute Appendicitis?
pp. 918-921(4)
Authors: Santos, David A.; Manunga, Jesse; Hohman, Donald; Avik, Elisa; Taylor, Edward W.

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Predictors of Postoperative Urinary Retention
pp. 922-924(3)
Authors: Shadle, Benjamin; Barbaro, Casey; Waxman, Kenneth; Connor, Scott; Von Dollen, Kathryn

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Botulinum Toxin A with Fissurectomy Is a Viable Alternative to Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy for Chronic Anal Fissure
pp. 925-928(4)
Authors: Aivaz, Ohara; Rayhanabad, Jessica; Nguyen, Vincent; Haigh, Philip I.; Abbas, Maher

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Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy without the Use of Postoperative Nasogastric Tube Decompression
pp. 929-931(3)
Authors: Nguyen, Ninh T.; Slone, Johnathan; Wooldridge, James; Smith, Brian R.; Reavis, Kevin M.; Hoyt, David

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Hospital Volume Is Not a Predictor of Outcomes after Gastrectomy for Neoplasm
pp. 932-936(5)
Authors: Reavis, Kevin M.; Hinojosa, Marcelo W.; Smith, Brian R.; Wooldridge, James B.; Krishnan, Sindhu; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Increased Use of MRI for Breast Cancer Surveillance and Staging Is Not Associated with Increased Rate of Mastectomy
pp. 937-940(4)
Authors: Dang, Catherine M.; Zaghiyan, Karen; Karlan, Scott R.; Phillips, Edward H.

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Role of Water-Soluble Enema before Takedown of Diverting Ileostomy for Low Pelvic Anastomosis
pp. 941-944(4)
Authors: Karsten, Benjamin J.; King, Justin B.; Kumar, Ravin R.

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Early Experience with Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Single-Stage Bariatric Procedure
pp. 945-949(5)
Authors: Lewis, Catherine E.; Dhanasopon, Andrew; Dutson, Erik P.; Mehran, Amir

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Elevated Blood Alcohol Level May Be Protective of Trauma Patient Mortality
pp. 950-953(4)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; Kaji, Amy; Putnam, Brant; De Virgilio, Nicholas; De Virgilio, Christian

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Increased Incidence of Pancreatic Fistulas after the Introduction of a Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement in Distal Pancreatic Resections
pp. 954-957(4)
Authors: Guzman, Eduardo A.; Nelson, Rebecca A.; Kim, Joseph; Pigazzi, Alessio; Trisal, Vijay; Paz, Benjamin; Di Ellenhorn, Joshua

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In the Era of Routine Use of CT Scan for Acute Abdominal Pain, Should All Adults with Small Bowel Intussusception Undergo Surgery?
pp. 958-961(4)
Authors: Olasky, Jaisa; Moazzez, Ashkan; Barrera, Kaylene; Clarke, Tatyan; Shriki, Jabi; Sohn, Helen J.; Katkhouda, Namir; Mason, Rodney J.

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Groin Herniorrhaphy in Patients with Cirrhosis and after Liver Transplantation
pp. 962-965(4)
Authors: Lawson, Elise H.; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Busuttil, Ronald W.; Hiatt, Jonathan R.

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Utility of Thoracic Computed Tomography after Blunt Trauma: When is Chest Radiograph Enough?
pp. 966-969(4)
Authors: Barrios, Cristobal; Malinoski, Darren; Dolich, Matthew; Lekawa, Michael; Hoyt, David; Cinat, Marianne

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MRI versus Ultrasonography and Mammography for Preoperative Assessment of Breast Cancer
pp. 970-975(6)
Authors: Wasif, Nabil; Garreau, Jennifer; Terando, Alicia; Kirsch, Daniel; Mund, Debra F.; Giuliano, Armando E.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the United States from 1998 to 2005: Has Infliximab Affected Surgical Rates?
pp. 976-980(5)
Authors: Cannom, Rebecca R.; Kaiser, Andreas M.; Ault, Glenn T.; Beart, Robert W.; Etzioni, David A.

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Diverticulitis in California from 1995 to 2006: Increased Rates of Treatment for Younger Patients
pp. 981-985(5)
Authors: Etzioni, David A.; Cannom, Rebecca R.; Ault, Glenn T.; Beart, Robert W.; Kaiser, Andreas M.

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Early Predictors of the Need for Emergent Surgery to Control Hemorrhage in Hypotensive Trauma Patients
pp. 986-990(5)
Authors: Kaiser, Meghann; Ahearn, Patrick; Nguyen, Xuan-Mai; Barleben, Andrew; Cinat, Marianne; Barrios, Cristobal; Hoyt, David; Malinoski, Darren

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Liver Resection Using a Four-Prong Radiofrequency Transection Device
pp. 991-994(4)
Authors: Wagman, Lawrence D.; Lee, Byrne; Castillo, Erick; El-Bayar, Hisham; Lai, Lily

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Recent Experience with Abdominal Perineal Resection with Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction after Preoperative Pelvic Radiation
pp. 995-999(5)
Authors: Hinojosa, Marcelo W.; Parikh, Dhavan A.; Menon, Raman; Wirth, Garrett A.; Stamos, Michael J.; Mills, Steven

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Arterial Allograft Allows In-line Reconstruction of Prosthetic Graft Infection with Low Recurrence Rate and Mortality
pp. 1000-1003(4)
Authors: Vardanian, Andrew J.; Chau, Anthony; Quinones-Baldrich, William; Lawrence, Peter F.

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All-Terrain Vehicle Injuries at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (Level II): Epidemiology, Risks, and Outcome
pp. 1004-1008(5)
Authors: Thepyasuwan, Nattapaun; Wan, Xiao T.; Davis, Vivian J.

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Evaluation of Prehospital and Emergency Department Systolic Blood Pressure as a Predictor of In-Hospital Mortality
pp. 1009-1014(6)
Authors: Lalezarzadeh, Fariborz; Wisniewski, Paul; Huynh, Katie; Loza, Maria; Gnanadev, Dev

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Is Laparoscopic Colon Surgery Appropriate in Patients Who Have Had Previous Abdominal Surgery?
pp. 1015-1019(5)
Authors: Barleben, Andrew; Gandhi, Dhruvil; Nguyen, Xuan-Mai; Che, Fred; Nguyen, Ninh T.; Mills, Steven; Stamos, Michael J.

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Extreme Thrombocytosis in Trauma Patients: Are Antiplatelet Agents the Answer?
pp. 1020-1024(5)
Authors: Saadi, Zainab; Inaba, Kenji; Barmparas, Galinos; Salim, Ali; Talving, Peep; Plurad, David; Green, Donald; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Presentation, Management, and Outcomes
pp. 1025-1029(5)
Authors: Nissen, Nicholas N.; Kim, Amanda S.; Yu, Run; Wolin, Edward M.; Friedman, Marc L.; Lo, Simon K.; Wachsman, Ashley M.; Colquhoun, Steven D.

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