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Volume 80, Number 8, August 2014

Component Separation with Porcine Acellular Dermal Reinforcement Is Superior to Traditional Bridged Mesh Repairs in the Open Repair of Significant Midline Ventral Hernia Defects
pp. 725-731(7)
Authors: Richmond, Bryan; Ubert, Adam; Judhan, Rudy; King, Jonathan; Harrah, Tanner; Dyer, Benjamin; Thompson, Stephanie

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Hypercalcemia in the Emergency Department: A Missed Opportunity
pp. 732-735(4)
Authors: Royer, Anna Marie; Maclellan, Reid A.; Daniel Stanley, J.; Willingham, Trent B.; Heath Giles, W.

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One Decade of Experience with Endoscopic Stenting for Intrathoracic Anastomotic Leakage after Esophagectomy: Brilliant Breakthrough or Flash in the Pan?
pp. 736-745(10)
Authors: Schweigert, Michael; Solymosi, Norbert; Dubecz, Attila; González, Maria Posada; Stein, Hubert J.; Ofner, Dietmar

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What Is the Risk of Diagnostic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography before Cholecystectomy?
pp. 746-751(6)
Authors: Jones, Wesley B.; Blackwell, Joseph; McKinley, Brian; Trocha, Steven

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Reassessment of the Role of Enteral Tube Feedings for Patients with Esophageal Cancer
pp. 752-758(7)
Authors: Starr, Brett; Davis, Stephanie; Ayala-Peacock, Diandra; Blackstock, William A.; Levine, Edward A.

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Improving Quality of Surgical Care and Outcomes: Factors Impacting Surgical Site Infection after Colorectal Resection
pp. 759-763(5)
Authors: Shaffer, Virginia Oliva; Baptiste, Caitlin D.; Liu, Yuan; Srinivasan, Jahnavi K.; Galloway, John R.; Sullivan, Patrick S.; Staley, Charles A.; Sweeney, John F.; Sharma, Joe; Gillespie, Theresa W.

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Withdrawal of Care in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit: The Impact on Mortality Rate
pp. 764-767(4)
Authors: Weireter, Leonard J.; Collins, Jay N.; Britt, Rebecca C.; Novosel, T. J.; Britt, L. D.

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Damage Control Resuscitation Protocol and the Management of Open Abdomens in Trauma Patients
pp. 768-775(8)
Authors: Bradley, Matthew; Galvagno, Samuel; Dhanda, Amit; Rodriguez, Carlos; Lauerman, Margaret; DuBose, Joseph; Scalea, Thomas; Stein, Deborah

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Concurrent Surgical Patient Safety Indicator Evaluation Results in More Accurate Reporting and Reimbursement
pp. 776-777(2)
Authors: Duane, Therese M.; Ramanathan, Rajesh; Leavell, Patrick; Mays, Catherine; Harvey, Dale

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Trauma Intensive Care Unit ‘Bouncebacks’: Identifying Risk Factors for Unexpected Return Admission to the Intensive Care Unit
pp. 778-782(5)
Authors: Christmas, A. Britton; Freeman, Elizabeth; Chisolm, Angela; Fischer, Peter E.; Sachdev, Gaurav; Jacobs, David G.; Sing, Ronald F.

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Basic Ultrasound Training Can Replace Chest Radiography for Safe Tube Thoracostomy Removal
pp. 783-786(4)
Authors: Lavingia, Kedar S.; Soult, Michael C.; Collins, Jay N.; Novosel, Timothy J.; Weireter, Leonard J.; Britt, L. D.

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Same-day Discharge after Appendectomy Results in Cost Savings and Improved Efficiency
pp. 787-791(5)
Authors: Farach, Sandra M.; Danielson, Paul D.; Walford, N. Elizabeth; Harmel, Richard P.; Chandler, Nicole M.

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Moped Collisions among Patients with Revoked Drivers’ Licenses Are a Significant Public Health Problem: A Retrospective Cohort Study
pp. 792-795(4)
Authors: Braun, Benjamin M.; Gries, Lynn M.; Hildreth, Amy N.; Miller, Anna N.

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Program Directors’ Perspective of Transplant Training during General Surgery Residency
pp. 796-800(5)
Authors: Egle, Jonathan P.; Mittal, Vijay K.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Indicators and Mortality in Surgical Patients
pp. 801-804(4)
Authors: Ramanathan, Rajesh; Leavell, Patricia; Wolfe, Luke G.; Duane, Therese M.

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Systematic Review: Surgery for Patients with Metastatic Melanoma during Active Treatment with Ipilimumab
pp. 805-810(6)
Authors: Baker, Justin J.; Stitzenberg, Karyn B.; Collichio, Frances A.; Meyers, Michael O.; Ollila, David W.

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False-negative Results with the Bethesda System of Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology: Predictors of Malignancy in Thyroid Nodules Classified as Benign by Cytopathologic Evaluation
pp. 811-816(6)
Authors: Richmond, Bryan k.; Judhan, Rudy; Chong, Benny; Ubert, Adam; AbuRahma, Zachary; Mangano, William; Thompson, Stephanie

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Parathyroid Hormone Levels Predict Posttotal Thyroidectomy Hypoparathyroidism
pp. 817-820(4)
Authors: Rivere, Amy E.; Brooks, Ashton J.; Hayek, Genevieve A.; Wang, Heng; Corsetti, Ralph L.; Fuhrman, George M.

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A Modified Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumor Staging Schema Better Defines the Risk of Lymph Node Metastasis and Disease-free Survival
pp. 821-826(6)
Authors: Kachare, Swapnil D.; Liner, Kendall R.; Vohra, Nasreen A.; Zervos, Emmanuel E.; Fitzgerald, Timothy L.

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Adverse Outcomes in Obese Patients with Breast Cancer Cannot Be Attributed to Recognized Prognostic Features of the Primary Tumor
pp. e215-e217(3)
Authors: Kachare, Swapnil D.; Weber, Joseph J.; Vohra, Nasreen A.; Fitzgerald, Timothy L.; Zervos, Emmanuel E.; Wong, Jan H.

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Multifocal Glomangioma of the Gallbladder
pp. e218-e220(3)
Authors: Burgess, Pamela; Bandera, Bradley; Rozelle, Christopher

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Does Age Predict Outcome in Patients with Inflammatory Breast Cancer?
pp. e221-e224(4)
Authors: Ahmed, Shuja; Lawrence, Julia; Stewart, John H.; Melin, Susan; Levine, Edward A.; Howard-McNatt, Marissa

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Primary Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm from a Sinus Infection
pp. e225-e226(2)
Authors: Hinson, Kristen M.; Hartmann, Elizabeth H.; Katragunta, Neelima; Fugate, Mark W.

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Spigelain Hernia with Gallstone Ileus: What Are the Chances?
pp. e227-e229(3)
Authors: Ahmed, Shuja; Shen, Perry; Clark, Clancy J.

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Life-threatening Splenic Rupture after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
pp. e230-e231(2)
Authors: Weaver, Jessica L.; Jones, Whitney; Miller, Keith R.

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Tracheal Transection with Associated Bilateral Carotid and Esophageal Injuries after Blunt Neck Trauma
pp. e232-e233(2)
Authors: Reynolds, Jessica Kathleen; Dart, Benjamin W.; Maxwell, Robert A.; Barnes, David R.

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Fatal Ischemic Proctitis in a Patient with a History of an Aortobi-iliac Interposition Graft
pp. e234-e235(2)
Authors: Bandera, Bradley C.; Burgess, Pamela; Strode, Matthew; Sparks, Preston; Amin, Asna

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Results of Esophageal Surgery Performed by Residents in a Low-volume University Program
pp. e236-e237(2)
Authors: Kim, Tad; McElveen, Russell L.; Aru, Giorgio M.; Gaugler, Andrew C.; Kisner, Carson A.; Wood, Thomas T.; Zhang, Xu

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Is This Mass Really in Adrenal? Retroperitoneal Schwannoma
pp. e238-e239(2)
Authors: Malekpour, Fatemeh; John, Mohan M.; Ungsunan, Pituck; Cosgrove, John M.; Niazi, Masooma

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Recurrent Urothelial Cell Carcinoma Presenting with Gastrointestinal Symptoms
pp. e240-e242(3)
Authors: Asfour, Rozana; Stettler, Gregory; Pinzon, Maria Mora; Hayden, Dana; Eberhardt, Joshua; Saclarides, Theodore; Slogoff, Michele

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Pseudostratified Epithelium and Gastric-type Oxyntic Mucosa Present on a Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Scapula: A First Report
pp. e243-e246(4)
Authors: Bhalla, Varun K.; Beatty, John; Harper, J. Garrett; Biddinger, Paul; Pipkin, Walter L.

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Community Hospital Experience of Refractory Clostridium difficile Colitis: Treatment and Efficacy of Diverting Loop Ileostomy and Colonic Lavage
pp. e247-e249(3)
Authors: Dela’O, Connie M.; Quyyum, Asif; Dumire, Russell D.; Simunich, Thomas J.; Miller, S. Lee; Rodriguez, Aurelio

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Delayed Presentation of Mesenteric Cyst with Hemoperitoneum
pp. e250-e251(2)
Authors: Calder, Bennett; Jillard, Christa; Hebra, Andre

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Circumferential Subcutaneous Wound Approximation Improves Wound Healing after Ileostomy Reversal
pp. e252-e254(3)
Authors: Baker, Todd A.; Ton-That, Hieu H.; Hayden, Dana; Saclarides, Theodore; Eberhardt, Joshua M.; Shoup, Margo

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A Simple Hepatic Cyst Masquerading as a Complex Cyst
pp. e255-e256(2)
Authors: Berdel, Henrik O.; Maxey, Melissa; Smith, R. Stephen

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Atypical Ossifying Fibromyxoid Tumor
pp. e257-e258(2)
Authors: Lagergren, Emily; Powell, Myron S.

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