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Volume 77, Number 8, August 2011

Pelvic Sepsis after Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgical Excision of Rectal Polyps
pp. e154-e155(2)
Authors: Turner, Jacquelyn; Brand, Marc I.; Saclarides, Theodore J.

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Laparoscopic Treatment of a Meckel's Diverticulum
pp. e156-e157(2)
Authors: Abadin, Shabirhusain S.; Salti, George I.

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Assessment of Time and Cost of Anesthesia with versus Without Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring in Patients Undergoing Total Thyroidectomy
pp. e158-e159(2)
Authors: Bailey, Christopher W.; Crosby, Lauren D.; Johnson, Brent; Lokey, Jonathan S.

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Tailgut Cysts: What Is the Best Surgical Approach?
pp. e160-e161(2)
Authors: Leppard, William M.; Adams, David B.; Morgan, Katherine A.

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Pellet Venous Embolism from a Destructive Shotgun Injury
pp. e162-e163(2)
Authors: Hina, Miss; Hunt, Darren J.; Stanley, J. Daniel; Dart, Benjamin W.

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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Intra-Abdominal Metastatic Melanoma
pp. e164-e165(2)
Authors: Turner, Jacquelyn; Myers, Jonathan A.; Titze, Jill; Kaufman, Howard L.; Bines, Steven D.

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An Innovative Technique for Intra-Abdominal Abscess Drainage using a Sump Drain by Trocar Puncture
pp. e166-e167(2)
Authors: Gu, Guosheng; Ren, Jianan; Yuan, Yujie; Chen, Jun; Fan, Yueping; Cao, Shougen; Li, Jieshou

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Successful Application of the Vacuum-Assisted Closure System in Delayed Primary Closure: A Case of Gastrointestinal Perforation
pp. e168-e169(2)
Authors: Sofat, Sujata; Pope, Nicolas H.; David, Elizabeth A.; Bhanot, Parag

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Laparoscopic Repair of a Septum Transversum Hernia in an Adult
pp. e170-e171(2)
Authors: Friend, Kara E.; Britt, Rebecca C.; Collins, Jay N.; Britt, L. D.

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Granulomatous Stump Appendicitis Mimicking Crohn's Disease
pp. e172-e174(3)
Authors: Al-Mansour, Mazen; Watch, Libby

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Risk Factors for Pancreatic Fistula after Stapled Gland Transection
pp. 965-970(6)
Authors: Subhedar, Preeti D.; Patel, Sameer H.; Kneuertz, Peter J.; Maithel, Shishir K.; Staley, Charles A.; Sarmiento, Juan M.; Galloway, John R.; Kooby, David A.

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Outcomes of Emergent Incisional Hernia Repair
pp. 971-976(6)
Authors: Altom, Laura K.; Snyder, Christopher W.; Gray, Stephen H.; Graham, Laura A.; Vick, Catherine C.; Hawn, Mary T.

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Predictors of Fatal Outcome after Colectomy for Fulminant Clostridium difficile Colitis: A 10-Year Experience
pp. 977-980(4)
Authors: Markelov, Alexey; Livert, David; Kohli, Harjeet

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Prolonged (Longer than 3 Hours) Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Reasons and Results
pp. 981-984(4)
Authors: Subhas, Gokulakkrishna; Gupta, Aditya; Bhullar, Jasneet; Dubay, Linda; Ferguson, Lorenzo; Goriel, Yousif; Jacobs, Michael J.; Kolachalam, Ramachandra B.; Silapaswan, Sumet; Mittal, Vijay K.

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Biliary Obstruction During Cholecystectomy: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Evade, or Explore?
pp. 985-991(7)
Authors: Poulose, Benjamin K.; Kummerow, Kristy L.; Nealon, William H.; Shelton, Julia S.; Masys, Daniel R.; Holzman, Michael D.

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Lymphovascular Invasion as a Prognostic Factor in Melanoma
pp. 992-997(6)
Authors: Egger, Michael E.; Gilbert, Julianna E.; Burton, Alison L.; McMasters, Kelly M.; Callender, Glenda G.; Quillo, Amy R.; Brown, Russell E.; St. Hill, Charles R.; Hagendoorn, Lee; Martin, Robert C. G.; Stromberg, Arnold J.; Scoggins, Charles R.

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Errors in Administrative-Reported Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates: Are Never Events Really So?
pp. 998-1002(5)
Authors: Thomas, Bradley W.; Maxwell, Robert A.; Dart, Benjamin W.; Hartmann, Elizabeth H.; Bates, Dustin L.; Mejia, Vicente A.; Smith, Philip W.; Barker, Donald E.

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Obesity in Trauma Patients: Correlations of Body Mass Index with Outcomes, Injury Patterns, and Complications
pp. 1003-1008(6)
Authors: Evans, David C.; Stawicki, Stanislaw P. A.; Davido, H. Tracy; Eiferman, Daniel

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Regression Does Not Predict Nodal Metastasis or Survival in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma
pp. 1009-1013(5)
Authors: Burton, Alison L.; Gilbert, Juliana; Farmer, Russell W.; Stromberg, Arnold J.; Hagendoorn, Lee; Ross, Merrick I.; Martin, Robert C. G.; McMasters, Kelly M.; Scoggins, Charles R.; Callender, Glenda G.

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Is Safe but Underused in the Elderly
pp. 1014-1020(7)
Authors: Tucker, James J.; Yanagawa, Franz; Grim, Rod; Bell, Theodore; Ahuja, Vanita

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After-Hours Urgent and Emergent Surgery in the Elderly: Outcomes and Prognostic Factors
pp. 1021-1024(4)
Authors: Griner, Devan; Adams, Ashley; Kotwall, Cyrus A.; Clancy, Thomas V.; Hope, William W.

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Lysostaphin-Coated Mesh Prevents Staphylococcal Infection and Significantly Improves Survival in a Contaminated Surgical Field
pp. 1025-1031(7)
Authors: Belyansky, Igor; Tsirline, Victor B.; Montero, Paul N.; Satishkumar, Rohan; Martin, Terry R.; Lincourt, Amy E.; Shipp, John I.; Vertegel, Alexey; Heniford, B. Todd

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Impact of Pancreatic Cancer and Subsequent Resection on Glycemic Control in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Patients
pp. 1032-1037(6)
Authors: White, Michael A.; Agle, Steven C.; Fuhr, Hannah M.; Mehaffey, James H.; Waibel, Brett H.; Zervos, Emmanuel E.

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Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient
pp. 1038-1042(5)
Authors: Smith, Jason W.; Egger, Michael; Franklin, Glen; Harbrecht, Brian; Richardson, J. David

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The Effects of Protocolized Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa Within a Massive Transfusion Protocol in a Civilian Level I Trauma Center
pp. 1043-1049(7)
Authors: Morse, Bryan C.; Dente, Christopher J.; Hodgman, Erica I.; Shaz, Beth H.; Nicholas, Jeffrey M.; Wyrzykowski, Amy D.; Salomone, Jeffrey P.; Vercruysse, Gary A.; Rozycki, Grace S.; Feliciano, David V.

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The Impact of Shave Biopsy on The Management of Patients with Thin Melanomas
pp. 1050-1053(4)
Authors: Lowe, Michael; Hill, Nikki; Page, Andrew; Chen, Suephy; Delman, Keith A.

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Helicobacter Pylori Is Not the Predominant Etiology for Peptic Ulcers Requiring Operation
pp. 1054-1060(7)
Authors: Zelickson, Marc S.; Bronder, Cathy M.; Johnson, Brent L.; Camunas, Joseph A.; Smith, Dane E.; Rawlinson, Dustin; Von, Stephen; Stone, H. Harlan; Taylor, Spence M.

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Computerized Tomography Utilization in Children with Appendicitis—Differences in Referring and Children's Hospitals
pp. 1061-1065(5)
Authors: Neff, Lucas P.; Ladd, Mitchell R.; Becher, Robert D.; Jordanhazy, Ryan A.; Gallaher, Jared R.; Pranikoff, Thomas

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Blunt Breast Trauma: Is There a Standard of Care?
pp. 1066-1069(4)
Authors: Sanders, Christopher; Cipolla, James; Stehly, Christy; Hoey, Brian

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Denver Peritoneovenous Shunts for the Management of Malignant Ascites: A Review of the Literature in the Post LeVeen Era
pp. 1070-1075(6)
Authors: White, Michael A.; Agle, Steven C.; Padia, Reema K.; Zervos, Emmanuel E.

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Pencils and Pens: An Under-Recognized Source of Penetrating Injuries in Children
pp. 1076-1080(5)
Authors: Fisher, Sarah B.; Clifton, Matthew S.; Bhatia, Amina M.

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Differential Trends in Racial Preferences for Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
pp. 1081-1085(5)
Authors: Prendergast, Tahira I.; Ong'uti, Sharon K.; Ortega, Gezzer; Khoury, Amal L.; Onwuka, Ekene; Bolorunduro, Oluwaseyi B.; Cornwell, Edward E.; Paul, Henry

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Utilization of Interventional Radiology in the Postoperative Management of Patients after Surgery for Locally Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer
pp. 1086-1090(5)
Authors: Llaguna, Omar H.; Calvo, Benjamin F.; Stitzenberg, Karyn B.; Deal, Allison M.; Burke, Charles T.; Dixon, Robert G.; Stavas, Joseph M.; Meyers, Michael O.

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Dynamic Ultrasound and Treadling: Novel Approaches to Assess and Improve Lower Extremity Circulation
pp. 1091-1093(3)
Authors: Hope, William W.; Griner, Devan; Weatherford, David; Clancy, Thomas V.; Currie, Laura L.; Hundley, James D.

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The Bariatric Surgery Resident Training Experience: Results of a National Resident Survey
pp. 1094-1095(2)
Authors: Bailey, Christopher W.; Saunders, John C.; Ballecer, Conrad; Bour, Eric S.; Scott, John D.

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Laparoscopic Reoperative Choledocholithotomy in Elderly Patients with Prior Complicated Abdominal Operations
pp. 1095-1096(2)
Authors: Lo, Hung-Chieh; Hsieh, Chi-Hsun; Yeh, Hsien-Tang; Huang, Yung-Cheng; Chai, Kang-Chuang

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Occult Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation Resulting in Acute Mesenteric Ischemia and Post-Operative Respiratory Failure
pp. 1096-1098(3)
Authors: Marks, Joshua A.; Martin, Niels D.; Jenoff, Jay S.; Weinstein, Michael S.

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Traumatic Pulmonary Pseudocyst: A Rare but Noteworthy Entity
pp. 1098-1100(3)
Authors: Zheng, Zhi; Pan, Youmin; Guo, Fengwei; Pan, Tiecheng; Li, Jun

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Combined Laparoscopic-Endoscopic “Rendez-vous” Procedure for Minimally Invasive Resection of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors of the Stomach
pp. 1100-1102(3)
Authors: Marano, Luigi; Torelli, Francesco; Schettino, Michele; Porfidia, Raffaele; Reda, Gianmarco; Grassia, Michele; Braccio, Bartolomeo; Petrillo, Marianna; Di Martino, Natale

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Surgery after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Extrapulmonary Poorly Differentiated Neuroendocrine Cancer
pp. 1102-1104(3)
Authors: Lessing, Yonatan; Ben-Haim, Menahem; Lahat, Guy; Nackache, Richard; Klausner, Joseph M.; Shmueli, Einat; Lubezky, Nir

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Concerns for Central Line Risks Leads to Admixture Risks in Parenteral Nutrition Administration
pp. 1104-1106(3)
Authors: Hayward, Thomas Z.; Benajmin, Suzanne

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A Novel Frontier Method of Treating Scalping Injuries
pp. 1106-1107(2)
Authors: Testerman, George M.; Sheffey, James E.

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Complete Rupture of the Inferior Thyroid Artery
pp. 1107-1109(3)
Authors: Mittermair, Reinhard; Strohmenger, Ulrich; Rieger, Michael; Pratschke, Johann

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