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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 77, Number 10, October 2011

Surgical Complications and Pathologic Complete Response after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer
pp. 1281-1285(5)
Authors: Duldulao, Marjun P.; Lee, Wendy; Le, Maithao; Wiatrek, Rebecca; Nelson, Rebecca A.; Chen, Zhenbin; Li, Wenyan; Kim, Joseph; Garcia-Aguilar, Julio

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Preoperative Serum Albumin but Not Prealbumin Is an Excellent Predictor of Postoperative Complications and Mortality in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer
pp. 1286-1289(4)
Authors: Lin, Matthew Y. C.; Liu, Wendy Y.; Tolan, Amy M.; Aboulian, Armen; Petrie, Beverley A.; Stabile, Bruce E.

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Surgical Site Infection Rates in Laparoscopic Versus Open Colorectal Surgery
pp. 1290-1294(5)
Authors: Aimaq, Rahim; Akopian, Gabriel; Kaufman, Howard S.

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Utilization of Laparoscopy in Colorectal Surgery for Cancer at Academic Medical Centers: Does Site of Surgery Affect Rate of Laparoscopy?
pp. 1300-1304(5)
Authors: Carmichael, Joseph C.; Masoomi, Hossein; Mills, Steven; Stamos, Michael J.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Quality Improvement Pilot Program for Vulnerable Elderly Surgical Patients
pp. 1305-1308(4)
Authors: Cronin, Jennifer; Livhits, Masha; Mercado, Cheryl; Chen, Formosa; Foster, Nova; Chandler, Charles; Gibbons, Melinda; Ko, Clifford Y.; Chen, David C.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis Increases Perioperative Surgical Site Infection in a Prospective Cohort of Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery
pp. 1309-1313(5)
Authors: Short, Scott S.; Nasseri, Yosef; Gangi, Alexandra; Berel, Dror; Fleshner, Phillip

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Surgical Procedures for Patients Receiving Mechanical Cardiac Support
pp. 1314-1317(4)
Authors: Chestovich, Paul J.; Kwon, Murray H.; Cryer, H. Gill; Tillou, Areti; Hiatt, Jonathan R.

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Renal Insufficiency Predicts Mortality in Geriatric Patients Undergoing Emergent General Surgery
pp. 1322-1325(4)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; Ge, Phillip; Tolan, Amy; Saltmarsh, Guy; Kaji, Amy H.; Neville, Angela L.; Bricker, Scott; De Virgilio, Christian

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D2 Lymph Node Dissection Improves Staging in Patients with Gastric Adenocarcinoma
pp. 1326-1329(4)
Authors: Putchakayala, Krishna; DiFronzo, L. Andrew

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Associated Vascular Injury in Patients with Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy
pp. 1330-1333(4)
Authors: Keleman, Alex M.; Imagawa, David K.; Findeiss, Laura; Hanna, Mark H.; Tan, Vicki H.; Katz, Matthew H. G.; Goodwin, Scott C.; Lane, John S.; Vajgrt, Duane; Nguyen, Thong; Smith, Clyde W.

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Are All Level I Trauma Centers Created Equal? A Comparison of American College of Surgeons and State-Verified Centers
pp. 1334-1336(3)
Authors: Smith, Jennifer; Plurad, David; Inaba, Kenji; Talving, Peep; Lam, Lydia; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Mortality Risk Stratification in Elderly Trauma Patients Based on Initial Arterial Lactate and Base Deficit Levels
pp. 1337-1341(5)
Authors: Neville, Angela L.; Nemtsev, Denis; Manasrah, Raed; Bricker, Scott D.; Putnam, Brant A.

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Mortality by Decade in Trauma Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale 3
pp. 1342-1345(4)
Authors: Ley, Eric J.; Clond, Morgan A.; Hussain, Omar N.; Srour, Marissa; Mirocha, James; Bukur, Marko; Margulies, Dan R.; Salim, Ali

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Are There Racial Disparities in the Use of Restraints and Outcomes after Motor Vehicle Collisions in Los Angeles County?
pp. 1346-1348(3)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; De Virgilio, Christian; Kaji, Amy H.; Putnam, Brant; Neville, Angela L.; Bricker, Scott; Lee, Steven L.

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The Impact of Radiation on Surgical Outcomes of Immediate Breast Reconstruction
pp. 1349-1352(4)
Authors: Tran, Tuan; Tran, Tu; Miles, Duncan; Hill, Michael; Lum, Sharon S.

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Utilization and Outcomes of Laparoscopic Versus Open Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
pp. 1353-1357(5)
Authors: Nguyen, Ninh T.; Christie, Catherine; Masoomi, Hossein; Matin, Taraneh; Laugenour, Kelly; Hohmann, Samuel

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Excisional Biopsy of Borderline Lesions after Large Bore Vacuum-Assisted Core Needle Biopsy‐ Is It Necessary?
pp. 1358-1360(3)
Authors: Green, Sari; Khalkhali, Iraj; Azizollahi, Elliot; Venegas, Rose; Jalil, Yasmin; Dauphine, Christine

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Discordance Between Pathologic and Radiologic Tumor Size on Breast MRI May Contribute to Increased Re-excision Rates
pp. 1361-1363(3)
Authors: Vanderwalde, Lindi H.; Dang, Catherine M.; Bresee, Catherine; Phillips, Edward H.

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Outcomes of Laparoscopic and Open Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis in Patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
pp. 1372-1376(5)
Authors: Masoomi, Hossein; Mills, Steven D.; Dolich, Matthew O.; Dang, Phat; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Nguyen, Ninh T.; Stamos, Michael J.

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Krukenberg Tumors from Colorectal Cancer: Presentation, Treatment and Outcomes
pp. 1381-1385(5)
Authors: Ojo, John; De Silva, Sadie; Han, Ernest; Lin, Paul; Wakabayashi, Mark; Nelson, Rebecca; Lai, Lily L.

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Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication: Initial Experience in Patients Referred to an Integrated Academic Institution
pp. 1386-1389(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Allan; Vo, Thomas; Nguyen, Xuan-Mai T.; Smith, Brian R.; Reavis, Kevin M.

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Laparoscopic Enucleation or Wedge Resection of Benign Gastric Pathology: Analysis of 44 Consecutive Cases
pp. 1390-1394(5)
Authors: Nguyen, Ninh T.; Shapiro, Caitlin; Massomi, Hossein; Laugenour, Kelly; Elliott, Christian; Stamos, Michael J.

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Reduction in Ruptured Aortic Aneurysms Is Not Due to Increases in Endovascular Repairs
pp. 1395-1398(4)
Authors: Hadjibashi, Anoushiravan Amini; Ng, Tina; Mirocha, James; Cossman, David; Gewertz, Bruce

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Predictability of Cerebral Embolization from Aortic Arch Manipulations During Thoracic Endovascular Repair
pp. 1399-1409(11)
Authors: Kim, Karen; Reynolds, Tyler; Donayre, Carlos; Kopchok, George; White, Rodney; De Virgilio, Christian; Chauvapun, Joe

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Factors Predictive of Venous Thromboembolism in Bariatric Surgery
pp. 1403-1406(4)
Authors: Masoomi, Hossein; Buchberg, Brian; Reavis, Kevin M.; Mills, Steven D.; Stamos, Michael; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Improvement in Short-Term Pancreas Transplant Outcome by Targeted Antimicrobial Therapy and Refined Donor Selection
pp. 1407-1411(5)
Authors: Schnickel, Gabriel T.; Busuttil, Ronald W.; Lipshutz, Gerald S.

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Outreach in Surgery at the Undergraduate Level: An Opportunity to Improve Surgical Interest among Women?
pp. 1412-1415(4)
Authors: Ourian, Ariel J.; Nasseri, Yosef; Kohanzadeh, Som; Margulies, Daniel R.; Gewertz, Bruce L.; Chen, Steve C.; Towfigh, Shirin

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Correlating the Blood Alcohol Concentration with Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury: Too Much Is Not a Bad Thing
pp. 1416-1419(4)
Authors: Berry, Cherisse; Ley, Eric J.; Margulies, Daniel R.; Mirocha, James; Bukur, Marko; Malinoski, Darren; Salim, Ali

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Common Denominators in Death from Pediatric Back-Over Trauma
pp. 1420-1422(3)
Authors: Stark, Rebecca; Lee, Steven; Neville, Angela; Putnam, Brant; Bricker, Scott

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