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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 81, Number 8, August 2015

A NSQIP Analysis of MELD and Perioperative Outcomes in General Surgery
pp. 755-759(5)
Authors: Zielsdorf, Shannon M.; Kubasiak, John C.; Janssen, Imke; Myers, Jonathan A.; Luu, Minh B.

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Safety of Outpatient Chest Tube Management of Air Leaks After Pulmonary Resection
pp. 760-763(4)
Authors: Royer, Anna M.; Smith, Jeremy S.; Miller, Ashley; Spiva, Marlana; Holcombe, Jenny M.; Headrick, James R.

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Surgical Site Occurrences of Simultaneous Panniculectomy and Incisional Hernia Repair
pp. 764-769(6)
Authors: Warren, Jeremy A.; Epps, Matthew; Debrux, Cart; Fowler, James L.; Ewing, Joseph A.; Cobb, William S.; Carbonell, Alfredo M.

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Permissive Hypotension: Potentially Harmful in the Elderly? A National Trauma Data Bank Analysis
pp. 770-777(8)
Authors: Bridges, Lindsay C.; Waibel, Brett H.; Newell, Mark A.

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National Outcomes for Open Ventral Hernia Repair Techniques in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
pp. 778-785(8)
Authors: Ross, Samuel W.; Oommen, Bindhu; Huntington, Ciara; Walters, Amanda L.; Lincourt, Amy E.; Kercher, Kent W.; Augenstein, Vedra A.; Heniford, B. Todd

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Present Status of Autonomy in Surgical Residency—a Program Director’s Perspective
pp. 786-790(5)
Authors: Patel, Mitesh; Bhullar, Jasneet S.; Subhas, Gokulakkrishna; Mittal, Vijay

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A Single Institution’s First 100 Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Fundoplications: Where Are They 20 Years Later?
pp. 791-797(7)
Authors: Sadowitz, Benjamin D.; Luberice, Kenneth; Bowman, Ty A.; Viso, Alexandra M.; Ayala, Daniel E.; Ross, Sharona B.; Rosemurgy, Alexander S.

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Torso Computed Tomography Can Be Bypassed after Thorough Trauma Bay Examination of Patients Who Fall from Standing
pp. 798-801(4)
Authors: Lavingia, Kedar S.; Collins, Jay N.; Soult, Michael C.; Terzian, W. Helman; Weireter, Leonard J.; Britt, L.D.

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Dramatic Increase in the Incidence and Mortality from Merkel Cell Carcinoma in the United States
pp. 802-806(5)
Authors: Fitzgerald, Timothy L.; Dennis, Samuel; Kachare, Swapnil D.; Vohra, Nasreen A.; Wong, Jan H.; Zervos, Emmanuel E.

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Cost-effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery: Increasing the Economic Viability of the Most Effective Treatment for Type II Diabetes Mellitus
pp. 807-811(5)
Authors: Warren, Jeremy A.; Ewing, Joseph A.; Hale, Allyson L.; Blackhurst, Dawn W.; Bour, Eric S.; Scott, John D.

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Preservation of Fat-free Mass after Bariatric Surgery: A Comparison of Malabsorptive and Restrictive Procedures
pp. 812-815(4)
Authors: Wells, Jason; Miller, Megan; Perry, Brittonni; Ewing, Joseph A.; Hale, Allyson L.; Scott, John D.

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Understanding Gram-negative Central Line‐Associated Blood Stream Infection in a Surgical Trauma ICU
pp. 816-819(4)
Authors: Duane, Therese M.; Kikhia, Rashid M.; Wolfe, Luke G.; Ober, Janis; Tessier, Jeffrey M.

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Risk Factors for Postoperative Unplanned Intubation: Analysis of a National Database
pp. 820-825(6)
Authors: Alvarez, Martin P.; Samayoa-Mendez, Andres X.; Naglak, Mary C.; Yuschak, James V.; Murayama, Kenric M.

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Effect of Pain Medication Choice on Emergency Room Visits for Pain after Ambulatory Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
pp. 826-828(3)
Authors: Reddy, Vemuru Sunil K.; Brown, Joshua D.; Ku, Benson; Gilchrist, Brian F.; Farkas, Daniel T.

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Emergency General Surgery: Defining Burden of Disease in the State of Maryland
pp. 829-834(6)
Authors: Bruns, Brandon R.; Tesoriero, Ronald; Narayan, Mayur; Klyushnenkova, Elena N.; Chen, Herbert; Scalea, Thomas M.; Diaz, Jose J.

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Trauma: A Potential Gateway to Primary Care
pp. e297-e298(2)
Authors: Hart, Deirdre; Germinder, Elizabeth; Geehan, Douglas; Friedell, Mark

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Conversion of a Remotely Performed Gastroplasty Procedure to a Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
pp. e299-e300(2)
Authors: Johnson-Mann, Crystal; Godshall, Elizabeth; Franklin, Adam; Rickey, Joshua; Pullatt, Rana

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Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy in a Morbidly Obese Patient Using a Medial Approach with an Intracorporeal Anastomosis
pp. e301-e302(2)
Authors: Franklin, Adam; Patterson, Alicia; Taylor, Jessica; Avery, Martin; Pullatt, Rana

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Comparison of Attending and Resident Surgeons’ Opinions of Robotic Surgery Training in General Surgery Residency
pp. e303-e305(3)
Authors: Nolan, Heather R.; Christie, D. Benjamin; Ashley, Dennis W.

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Facial Fractures with Oronasal Hemorrhage in the Elderly: Impact on Outcome
pp. e306-e308(3)
Authors: Butts, Christopher A.; Behnam, Amir; Fernandez, Forrest B.; Ong, Adrian W.

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An Unusual Case of Anorectal Avulsion after Blunt Traumatic Injury
pp. e309-e311(3)
Authors: Page, Eugenia K.; Gelbard, Rondi B.; Carney, Kenneth J.; Wyrzykowski, Amy D.; Davis, Millard A.; Dente, Christopher J.

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Transabdominal Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair as a Salvage Operation after Failure of Prior Total Extraperitoneal Repair
pp. e312-e313(2)
Authors: Godshall, Elizabeth; Eckhouse, Shaina; Johnson, Crystal; Patterson, Alicia; Pullatt, Rana

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Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma: A Rare but Aggressive Tumor
pp. e314-e315(2)
Authors: Smith, Kayla; Talukder, Asif; Kruse, E. James

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Constipation-Induced Acute Urinary Retention in the Intensive Care Unit
pp. e316-e318(3)
Authors: Foster, Jenna L.; Mohorn, Phillip L.; Luis, Alejandro J.

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Moans, Bones, Groans, and a Thyroid Mass
pp. e319-e321(3)
Authors: Bonasso, Patrick; Turner, Jason; Khan, Fawad; Nakayama, Don; Richmond, Bryan

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