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Volume 78, Number 10, October 2012

Predictive Factors of Acute Renal Failure in Colon and Rectal Surgery
pp. 1019-1023(5)
Authors: Masoomi, Hossein; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Dolich, Matthew; Mills, Steven; Ketana, Noor; Pigazzi, Alessio; Stamos, Michael J.

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Predictive Factors of Acute Respiratory Failure in Esophagectomy for Esophageal Malignancy
pp. 1024-1028(5)
Authors: Masoomi, Hossein; Nguyen, Brian; Smith, Brian R.; Stamos, Michael J.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Analysis of Radiation Exposure During Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
pp. 1029-1032(4)
Authors: Butler, Michael; Patel, Madhukar S.; Wilson, Samuel E.

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Robotic-Assisted Extralevator Abdominoperineal Resection in the Lithotomy Position: Technique and Early Outcomes
pp. 1033-1037(5)
Authors: Kang, Celeste Y.; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Friesen, Jeffrey; Stamos, Michael J.; Mills, Steven; Pigazzi, Alessio

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FAST Enough? A Validation Study for Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma Ultrasounds in a Level II Trauma Center
pp. 1038-1040(3)
Authors: Holmes, Galen; Romero, Javier; Waxman, Kenneth; Diaz, Graal

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Enhanced Recovery Protocol: Implementation at a County Institution with Limited Resources
pp. 1041-1044(4)
Authors: Rona, Kais; Choi, J.; Sigle, G.; Kidd, S.; Ault, G.; Senagore, A. J.

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Time to Failure of Arterial Shunts in a Pig Hemorrhagic Shock Model
pp. 1045-1048(4)
Authors: Chao, Alexander; Chen, Kejian; Trask, Scott; Bastiansen, David; Nelson, Brenda; Valentine, James C.; Borut, Jeffery; Kang, Jeffery; Ziegler, Wendy; Elshire, Donel

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Lymph Node Harvest in Emergent versus Elective Colon Resections
pp. 1049-1053(5)
Authors: Lewis, Aaron; Akopian, Gabriel; Carillo, Sharon; Kaufman, Howard S.

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The Evolution of Surgical Technique for Total Gastrectomy Over a 12-Year Period: A Single Institution’s Experience
pp. 1054-1058(5)
Authors: Arrington, Amanda K.; Nelson, Rebecca; Chen, Steven L.; Ellenhorn, Joshua D.; Garcia-Aguilar, Julio; Kim, Joseph

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A 3-Year Experience with Necrotizing Fasciitis: Favorable Outcomes Despite Operative Delays in a Busy Acute Care Hospital
pp. 1059-1062(4)
Authors: Pakula, Andrea M.; Kapadia, Ravi; Freeman, Brandon; Skinner, Ruby A.

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Laparoscopic versus Open Colon Resections in California: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
pp. 1063-1065(3)
Authors: Patel, Supriya S.; Patel, Madhukar S.; Mahanti, Sanjit; Ortega, Adrian; Ault, Glenn T.; Kaiser, Andreas M.; Senagore, Anthony J.

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Two-Wheel Vehicular Trauma: An Age-Based Analysis
pp. 1066-1070(5)
Authors: Wagner, Justin; Rai, Ajit; Ituarte, Felipe; Tillou, Areti; Cryer, Henry; Hiatt, Jonathan R.

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Intraoperative Electron Radiotherapy Boost as a Component of Adjuvant Radiation for Breast Cancer in the Community Setting
pp. 1071-1074(4)
Authors: Forouzannia, Afshin; Harness, Jay K.; Carpenter, Michele M.; Ash, Robert B.; Williams, Venita; Gonzalez, Maria M.; Fischer, Stacey; Rodriguez, Alice; Wagman, Lawrence D.

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Admission Variables Predictive of Gangrenous Cholecystitis
pp. 1075-1078(4)
Authors: Falor, Ann E.; Zobel, Michael; Kaji, Amy; Neville, Angela; De Virgilio, Christian

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Hospital Type Predicts Surgical Complications for Infants with Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
pp. 1079-1082(4)
Authors: Kelley-Quon, Lorraine I.; Tseng, Chi-Hong; Jen, Howard C.; Shew, Stephen B.

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Laparoscopic versus Open Appendectomy: Outcomes Analysis
pp. 1083-1086(4)
Authors: Yaghoubian, Arezou; Kaji, Amy H.; Lee, Steven L.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Breast Biopsy in Lesions Not Visualized by Mammogram or Ultrasound
pp. 1087-1090(4)
Authors: Oxner, Christopher R.; Vora, Lalit; Yim, John; Kruper, Laura; Ellenhorn, Joshua D.I.

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An Appraisal of Radiofrequency Ablation and Surgical Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry
pp. 1091-1095(5)
Authors: Le, Maithao; Nelson, Rebecca; Lee, Wendy; Wiatrek, Rebecca; Singh, Gagandeep; Garcia-Aguilar, Julio; Kim, Joseph

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Risk Factors for Postoperative Urinary Tract Infection and Urinary Retention in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Colorectal Cancer
pp. 1100-1104(5)
Authors: Kang, Celeste Y.; Chaudhry, Obaid O.; Halabi, Wissam J.; Nguyen, Vinh; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Mills, Steven; Stamos, Michael J.

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Pneumatosis in Post-Whipple Patients
pp. 1105-1108(4)
Authors: Wikholm, Lauren I.; Imagawa, David K.

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Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography‐Computed Tomography: A Novel Approach for the Diagnosis of Cholecystitis for Equivocal Diagnoses after Ultrasound Imaging
pp. 1109-1113(5)
Authors: Nasseri, Yosef; Ourian, Ariel J.; Waxman, Alan; D’Angolo, Alessandro; Thomson, Louise E.; Margulies, Daniel R.

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Risk for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in Elderly Trauma Patients
pp. 1114-1117(4)
Authors: Finigan, Ryan; Pham, Jacqueline; Mendoza, Rosemarie; Lekawa, Michael; Dolich, Matthew; Kong, Allen; Bernal, Nicole; Lush, Stephanie; Barrios, Cristobal

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Obesity Increases the Odds of Acquiring and Incarcerating Noninguinal Abdominal Wall Hernias
pp. 1118-1121(4)
Authors: Lau, Briana; Kim, Hanjoo; Haigh, Philip I.; Tejirian, Talar

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Postmastectomy Radiation of Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap Reconstruction Is Well Tolerated in Women with Breast Cancer
pp. 1122-1127(6)
Authors: Durkan, Brandice; Amersi, Farin; Phillips, Edward H.; Sherman, Randy; Dang, Catherine M.

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Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Surgery for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
pp. 1128-1131(4)
Authors: Seyedin, Steven; Luu, Carrie; Stabile, Bruce E.; Lee, Byrne

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Development and Use of a Novel Cardiovascular Simulator: Time for a Paradigm Shift?
pp. 1132-1136(5)
Authors: Benharash, Peyman; Frank, Paul; Hoy, Brenda

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Association Between Postoperative Complications and Reoperation for Patients Undergoing Geriatric Surgery and the Effect of Reoperation on Mortality
pp. 1137-1142(6)
Authors: Chow, Warren B.; Merkow, Ryan P.; Cohen, Mark E.; Bilimoria, Karl Y.; Ko, Clifford Y.

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A Simple Algorithm for Drain Management after Pancreaticoduodenectomy
pp. 1143-1146(4)
Authors: Nissen, Nicholas N.; Menon, Vijay G.; Puri, Vichin; Annamalai, Alagappan; Boland, Brendan

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A Prospective Single-Institution Evaluation of Current Practices of Early Postoperative Feeding after Elective Intestinal Surgery
pp. 1147-1150(4)
Authors: Rohatiner, Tamar; Wend, Joseph; Rhodes, Samuel; Murrell, Zuri; Berel, Dror; Fleshner, Phillip

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The Evolving Management of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis
pp. 1151-1155(5)
Authors: Donald, Graham; Donahue, Timothy; Reber, Howard A.; Hines, O. Joe

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The Current Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosing Cervical Spine Injury in Blunt Trauma Patients with Negative Computed Tomography Scan
pp. 1156-1160(5)
Authors: Kaiser, Meghann L.; Whealon, Matthew D.; Barrios, Cristobal; Kong, Allen P.; Lekawa, Michael E.; Dolich, Matthew O.

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Intraductal Papillary Lesions of the Breast: Clinical and Pathological Correlation
pp. 1161-1165(5)
Authors: Shouhed, Daniel; Amersi, Farin F.; Spurrier, Ryan; Dang, Catherine; Astvatsaturyan, Kristine; Bose, Shika; Phillips, Edward

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Decreased Intracranial Pressure Monitor Use At Level II Trauma Centers Is Associated with Increased Mortality
pp. 1166-1171(6)
Authors: Barmparas, Galinos; Singer, Matthew; Ley, Eric; Chung, Rex; Malinoski, Darren; Margulies, Daniel; Salim, Ali; Bukur, Marko

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Are Community Hospitals Meeting the Same Standards as Academic Hospitals for the Multimodal Management of Rectal Cancer?
pp. 1172-1177(6)
Authors: Chiu, Connie G.; Hari, Danielle M.; Leung, Anna M.; Yoon, Jeong-Lim; Sim, Myung-Shin; Bilchik, Anton J.

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Open Appendectomy: No Longer an Intern Case
pp. 1178-1181(4)
Authors: Neville, Angela L.; Nemceff, Dennis; Bricker, Scott D.; Plurad, David; Bongard, Frederick; Putnam, Brant A.

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Laparoscopic Transgastric Endoscopy after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: Case Series and Review of the Literature
pp. 1182-1186(5)
Authors: Richardson, Jason F.; Lee, John G.; Smith, Brian R.; Nguyen, Brian; Pham, Kathleen P.; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Closed-Suction Drain Placement at Laparotomy in Isolated Solid Organ Injury Is Not Associated with Decreased Risk of Deep Surgical Site Infection
pp. 1187-1191(5)
Authors: Mohseni, Shahin; Talving, Peep; Kobayashi, Leslie; Kim, Dennis; Inaba, Kenji; Lam, Lydia; Chan, Linda S.; Coimbra, Raul; Demetriades, Demetrios

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