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Volume 81, Number 2, February 2015

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston: Department of Surgery—A Brief History
pp. 111-117(7)
Authors: Kellar, William Henry; Wooten, Heather Green; Andrassy, Richard J.

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Vivien Thomas: Master Craftsman, Gifted Teacher, and Unsung Hero
pp. 118-120(3)
Authors: Joyner, Alisha; Yeo, Charles J.; Maxwell, Pinckney J.

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Francis Daniels Moore: One of the Brightest Minds in the Surgical Field
pp. 121-123(3)
Authors: Low, Sara L.; Yeo, Charles J.; Cowan, Scott W.; Shah, Ashesh P.

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Outcomes in Traumatic Brain Injury for Patients Presenting on Antiplatelet Therapy
pp. 128-132(5)
Authors: Cull, John David; Sakai, Lauren M.; Sabir, Imran; Johnson, Brent; Tully, Andrew; Nagy, Kimberly; Dennis, Andrew; Starr, Frederic L.; Joseph, Kimberly; Wiley, Dorion; Moore, Henry R.; Oliphant, Uretz J.; Bokhari, Faran

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Dermal Flap Advancement Combined with Conservative Sphincterotomy in the Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissure
pp. 133-142(10)
Authors: Theodoropoulos, George E.; Spiropoulos, Vasileios; Bramis, Konstantinos; Plastiras, Aris; Zografos, George

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Does Immediate Tissue Expander Placement Increase Immediate Postoperative Complications in Patients with Breast Cancer?
pp. 143-149(7)
Authors: Masoomi, Hossein; Paydar, Keyianoosh Z.; Evans, Gregory R. D.; Tan, Emily; Lane, Karen T.; Wirth, Garrett A.

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Surgical Aspects of Celiac Disease
pp. 155-158(4)
Authors: Thompson, Jon S.; Thompson, David S.; Meyer, Avishai

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Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass versus Sleeve Gastrectomy for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
pp. 164-169(6)
Authors: Wang, Man Cai; Guo, Xiao Hu; Zhang, Ya Wu; Zhang, Yu Long; Zhang, Hui Han; Zhang, You Cheng

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Impact of Implementing an Electronic Health Record on Surgical Resident Work Flow, Duty Hours, and Operative Experience
pp. 170-175(6)
Authors: Wormer, Blair A.; Colavita, Paul D.; Yokeley, William T.; Bradley, Joel F.; Williams, Kristopher B.; Walters, Amanda L.; Green, John M.; Heniford, B. Todd

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Admission to an Observational Unit Improves Length of Stay for Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries
pp. 176-179(4)
Authors: Halbert, Caitlin A.; Cipolle, Mark D.; Fulda, Gerard J.; Tinkoff, Glen H.; Pirrung, Joan M.; Kalina, Michael

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The Effect of Early Warm Plastic Bag Application on Postoperative Pain after Hemorrhoidectomy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial
pp. 180-184(5)
Authors: Balta, Ahmet Ziya; Ozdemir, Yavuz; Sucullu, Ilker; Filiz, Ali Ilker; Yucel, Ergun; Akin, Mehmet Levhi

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Histological Findings in Resected Bowel of Motility-disordered Patients
pp. 185-190(6)
Authors: Kidane, Biniam; Lam, Jennifer; Manji, Farouq; Gupta, Vaibhav; Chadi, Sami A.; Taylor, Brian M.

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Solutions to Intraoperative Wound Classification Miscoding in a Subset of American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Patients
pp. 191-195(5)
Authors: Turrentine, Florence E.; Giballa, Sarah B.; Shah, Puja M.; Jones, David R.; Hedrick, Traci L.; Friel, Charles M.

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Changes in Fecal and Colonic Mucosal Microbiota of Patients with Refractory Constipation after a Subtotal Colectomy
pp. 196-204(9)
Authors: Feng, Xiaobo; Su, Yong; Jiang, Jun; Li, Ning; Ding, Weiwei; Wang, Zhiming; Hu, Xionghui; Zhu, Weiyun; Li, Jieshou

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Late Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis after Craniotomy in Acute Traumatic Brain Injury
pp. 205-209(5)
Authors: Daley, Mitchell J.; Ali, Sadia; Brown, Carlos V. R.

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The Use of Alvimopan in Patients Receiving Epidural Analgesia after Large Bowel Resection
pp. 210-214(5)
Authors: McRae, William H.; Simpson-Camp, LaShondria; Hammen, Patrick F.; Al-Sayegh, Hasan K.

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Safety and Efficacy of Outpatient Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer
pp. 214-217(4)
Authors: Boll, Julia; Daly, Shaun; Smolevitz, Jill; Francescatti, Amanda; Myers, Jonathan; Bines, Steven; Luu, Minh

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Preliminary Residency in General Surgery: Comparative Outcomes of International and U.S. Medical Graduates
pp. 217-219(3)
Authors: Datta, Jashodeep; Hoffman, Rebecca L.; Kelz, Rachel R.; Morris, Jon B.; Williams, Noel N.

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Distribution of Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Changing Paradigm
pp. 219-221(3)
Authors: Gross, Kristin; Richards, Jjais; Lamzabi, Ihab; Pinzon, Maria Mora; Francescatti, Amanda; Brand, Marc; Jakate, Shriram; Hayden, Dana; Saclarides, Theodore

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Transdiaphragmatic Thoracic Injury Secondary to Anorectal Impalement
pp. e43-e44(2)
Authors: McReynolds, David; Overton, Tiffany; Phillips, J. Laureano

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Vaginal Evisceration Causing Small Bowel Obstruction
pp. e45-e47(3)
Authors: Lombardo, Gary; Tantchou, Irlna; Petrone, Patrizio; Karev, Dimitriy; Marini, Corrado P.

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Congenitally Absent Small Bowel Mesentery and Internal Herniation: A Rare Presentation of Bowel Obstruction in the Adult
pp. e48-e49(2)
Authors: Lane, Whitney O.; Zanotti, Giorgio; Barbas, Andrew S.; Rice, Henry E.

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Diverticular Fistulas to the Female Reproductive Tract: Colouterine and Colosalpingo-ovarian Fistulas
pp. e50-e51(2)
Authors: Blumetti, Jennifer; Harrison, Jacqueline; Abcarian, Herand

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Is Laparoscopy Needed for Incarcerated Hernias that Became Reducible during Induction of General Anesthesia?
pp. e52-e53(2)
Authors: Bozkurt, Mehmet Abdussamet; Gönenç, Murat; Kocataş, Ali; Temizgönül, Kaplan Baha; Unsal, Mustafa Gökhan; Aliş, Halil

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Does Initial Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Influence the Outcomes of Definitive Oncologic Resection for Gallbladder Cancer?
pp. e54-e56(3)
Authors: Ballo, Rana; Saeed, Mina; Daly, Shaun; Pinzon, Maria; Francescatti, Amanda; Millikan, Keith W.; Myers, Jonathan A.; Bines, Steven F.; Luu, Minh B.

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Malnutrition as Measured by Albumin and Prealbumin on Admission Is Associated with Poor Outcomes after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
pp. e61-e63(3)
Authors: Baltazar, Gerard A.; Pate, Amy J.; Panigrahi, Benita; LaBoy, Shannon; Prosniak, Roman; Mody, Armaiti; Chendrasekhar, Akella

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A Prevesical Space Mass: Bladder Necrosis as a Complication of a Preperitoneal Hematoma
pp. e64-e66(3)
Authors: Cook, Mackenzie R.; Frost, Megan M.; Gordy, Stephanie D.

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Comparison of Reduced-port and Conventional Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy with Ileal J-pouch‐anal Anastomosis
pp. e70-e72(3)
Authors: Inoue, Yasuhiro; Hiro, Junichiro; Kawamoto, Aya; Okugawa, Yoshinaga; Okita, Yoshiki; Toiyama, Yuji; Araki, Toshimitsu; Tanaka, Koji; Mohri, Yasuhiko; Kusunoki, Masato

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The C-reactive Protein: Prealbumin Ratio as a Predictor of Successful Surgical Closure of Gastrointestinal Fistulas
pp. e73-e74(2)
Authors: Harriman, Suzanne; Rodych, Nadia; Hayes, Paul; Moser, Michael A. J.

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Laparoscopic Treatment of Nonparasitic Splenic Cysts
pp. e75-e77(3)
Authors: Spanyer, Jonathon; Jaafar, Imad; Mackowski, Michael; Kehdy, Farid

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Peritoneal Onlay Patch Buttress as a Salvage Technique to Improve Enterotomy Repair
pp. e78-e79(2)
Authors: Fishman, Jordan E.; Wilson, Dorian J.

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Pulmonary Artery Bullet Embolism Necessitating Operative Removal
pp. e80-e81(2)
Authors: Echeverria, Angela; Feliciano, David V.; Vercruysse, Gary

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Intraoperative Fires during Emergent Colon Surgery
pp. e82-e83(2)
Authors: Raghavan, Kesav; Lagisetty, Kiran H.; Butler, Kathryn L.; Cahalane, Michael J.; Gupta, Alok; Odom, Stephen R.

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Is History of Ulcer an Adverse Factor for Laparoscopic Repair of Peptic Ulcer Perforation?
pp. e84-e86(3)
Authors: Lo, Hung-Chieh; Su, Li-Ting; Cheng, Han-Tsung; Wang, Yu-Chun; Hsieh, Chi-Hsun

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Pancreaticoduodenectomy after Remote Liver and Kidney Transplantation for the Treatment of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
pp. e87-e89(3)
Authors: Hobbs, Reilly D.; Ullery, Brant; Furth, Emma; Drebin, Jeffery

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