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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 10, October 2015

An Early Warning Score Predicts Risk of Death after In-hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest in Surgical Patients
pp. 916-921(6)
Authors: Stark, Alexander P.; Maciel, Robert C.; Sheppard, William; Sacks, Greg; Hines, O. Joe

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Nutritional Status Does Not Correlate with Stump Complications in Two-stage Lower Extremity Amputations
pp. 922-926(5)
Authors: Keeley, Jessica; Kaji, Amy; Kim, Dennis; Plurad, David; Putnam, Brant; Neville, Angela

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Should All Severely Injured Pediatric Patients be Treated at Pediatric Level I Trauma Centers? A National Trauma Data Bank Study
pp. 927-931(5)
Authors: Miyata, Shin; Haltmeier, Tobias; Inaba, Kenji; Matsushima, Kazuhide; Goodhue, Catherine; Bliss, David W.

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General Anesthesia Is Not Necessary for Hemodialysis Access Surgery
pp. 932-935(4)
Authors: Kim, Jerry J.; Dhaliwal, Gurpreet; Kim, Gloria Y.; Gifford, Edward D.; Yan, Huan; Koopmann, Matthew; Ryan, Timothy; Donayre, Carlos; White, Rodney; Derdemezi, Jeanette; DeVirgilio, Christian

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Porcelain Gallbladder: No Longer an Indication for Prophylactic Cholecystectomy
pp. 936-940(5)
Authors: Chen, Gao L.; Akmal, Yasir; DiFronzo, Andrew L.; Vuong, Brooke; O’Connor, Victoria

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Initial Results of Multigene Panel Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Lynch Syndrome
pp. 941-944(4)
Authors: Howarth, Dt R.; Lum, Sharon S.; Esquivel, Pamela; Garberoglio, Carlos A.; Senthil, Maheswari; Solomon, Naveenraj L.

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Activation of Massive Transfusion for Elderly Trauma Patients
pp. 945-949(5)
Authors: Murry, Jason S.; Zaw, Andrea A.; Hoang, David M.; Mehrzadi, Devorah; Tran, Danielle; Nuno, Miriam; Bloom, Matthew; Melo, Nicolas; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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Epidural Analgesia after Rib Fractures
pp. 950-954(5)
Authors: Zaw, Andrea A.; Murry, Jason; Hoang, David; Chen, Kevin; Louy, Charles; Bloom, Matthew B.; Melo, Nicolas; Alban, Rodrigo F.; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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Isolated Blunt Duodenal Trauma: Simple Repair, Low Mortality
pp. 961-964(4)
Authors: Siboni, Stefano; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Haltmeier, Tobias; Inaba, Kenji; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Utility of Chest Computed Tomography after a “Normal” Chest Radiograph in Patients with Thoracic Stab Wounds
pp. 965-968(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Brian M.; Plurad, David; Abrishami, Sadaf; Neville, Angela; Putnam, Brant; Kim, Dennis Y.

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Causes and Timing of Nonelective Reoperations After Bariatric Surgery: A Review of 1304 Cases at a Single Institution
pp. 969-973(5)
Authors: Thompson, Erin; Ferrigno, Lisa; Grotts, Jonathon; Knox, Jenna; Sobelman, Samantha; Thoman, David; Bounoua, Farida; Zerey, Marc

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Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in Patients Younger than 40 Years: A Two-Decade Experience at a Public and Private Hospital
pp. 974-978(5)
Authors: Boys, Joshua A.; Oh, Daniel S.; Lewis, Justin S.; DeMeester, Steven R.; Hagen, Jeffrey A.

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A Targeted Swallow Screen for the Detection of Postoperative Dysphagia
pp. 979-982(4)
Authors: Gee, Erica; Lancaster, Elizabeth; Meltzer, Jospeh; Mendelsohn, Abie H.; Benharash, Peyman

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Can Transfusions Be Eliminated in Major Abdominal Surgery? Analysis of a Five-Year Experience of Blood Conservation in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy
pp. 983-987(5)
Authors: Singer, Matthew B.; Sheckley, Marwan; Menon, Vijay G.; Sundaram, Vinay; Donchev, Vladimir; Voidonikolas, George; Nissen, Nicholas N.

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The Role of Surgery in the Clinical Management of Primary Gastrointestinal Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
pp. 988-994(7)
Authors: MacQueen, Ian T.; Shannon, Evan M.; Dawes, Aaron J.; Ostrzega, Nora; Russell, Marcia M.; Maggard-Gibbons, Melinda

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Regional Quality Groups Enhance Effectiveness of Vascular Quality Initiative®
pp. 995-999(5)
Authors: Dunn, Joie; Weaver, Fred A.; Woo, Karen

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Predictors of Mortality in Patients with Penetrating Inferior Vena Cava Injuries Surviving to the Operating Room
pp. 1000-1004(5)
Authors: Maciel, James D.; Plurad, David; Gifford, Edward; deVirgilio, Christian; Koopmann, Matt; Neville, Angela; Putnam, Brant; Kim, Dennis Y.

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Adrenalectomy for Metastatic Melanoma: Current Role in the Age of Nonsurgical Treatments
pp. 1005-1009(5)
Authors: Flaherty, Devin C.; Deutsch, Gary B.; D. Kirchoff, Daniel; Lee, Jihey; Huynh, Kelly T.; Lee, David Y.; Foshag, Leland J.; Bilchik, Anton J.; Faries, Mark B.

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Comparison of Neurocognitive Outcomes after Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting
pp. 1010-1014(5)
Authors: Kim, Jerry J.; Schwartz, Samuel; Wen, Johnny; deVirgilio, Christian; Lobue, Abeline; Walot, Irwin; Koopmann, Matthew; Donayre, Carlos; White, Rodney A.

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Outcomes of Bowel Resection in Patients with Crohn’s Disease
pp. 1021-1027(7)
Authors: Moghadamyeghaneh, Zhobin; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Mills, Steven D.; Pigazzi, Alessio; Stamos, Michael J.

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Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction in the United States: Has Laparoscopy Made an Impact?
pp. 1028-1033(6)
Authors: Jafari, Mehraneh D.; Jafari, Fariba; Foe-Paker, Jennifer E.; Phelan, Michael J.; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Pigazzi, Alessio; Mills, Steven; Stamos, Michael J.

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Selective Nonoperative Management of Abdominal Stab Wounds
pp. 1034-1038(5)
Authors: Murry, Jason S.; Hoang, David M.; Ashragian, Sogol; Liou, Doug Z.; Barmparas, Galinos; Chung, Rex; Alban, Rodrigo F.; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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Dabigatran Use Does Not Increase Intracranial Hemorrhage in Traumatic Geriatric Falls When Compared with Warfarin
pp. 1039-1042(4)
Authors: Pozzessere, Anthony; Grotts, Jonathan; Kaminski, Stephen

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Increasing Body Mass Index Is Inversely Related to Groin Hernias
pp. 1043-1046(4)
Authors: Ravanbakhsh, Samine; Batech, Michael; Tejirian, Talar

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Combined Lung-Kidney Transplantation: An Analysis of the UNOS/OPTN Database
pp. 1047-1052(6)
Authors: Reich, Heidi J.; Chan, Joshua L.; Czer, Lawrence S.C.; Mirocha, James; Annamalai, Alagappan A.; Cheng, Wen; Jordan, Stanley C.; Chaux, George; Ramzy, Danny

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The Effect of Breast Implants on Mammogram Outcomes
pp. 1053-1056(4)
Authors: Kam, Kelli; Lee, Esther; Pairawan, Seyed; Anderson, Kendra; Cora, Cherie; Bae, Won; Senthil, Maheswari; Solomon, Naveenraj; Lum, Sharon

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Timing and Pattern of Recurrence after Gastrectomy for Adenocarcinoma
pp. 1057-1060(4)
Authors: Alnoor, Mohammad; Boys, Joshua A.; Worrell, Stephanie G.; Oh, Daniel S.; Hagen, Jeffrey A.; DeMeester, Steven R.

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Wireless Technology to Track Surgical Patients after Discharge: A Pilot Study
pp. 1061-1066(6)
Authors: Dawes, Aaron J.; Reardon, Sarah; Chen, Victor L.; Kaiser, William; Russell, Marcia M.; Ko, Clifford Y.; Lin, Anne Y.

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Candida Score as a Predictor of Worse Outcomes and Mortality in Severely Injured Trauma Patients with Positive Candida Cultures
pp. 1067-1073(7)
Authors: Haltmeier, Tobias; Inaba, Kenji; Effron, Zachary; Dollbaum, Ryan; Shulman, Ira A.; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Lam, Lydia; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Use of a Hospital-Wide Screening Program for Early Detection of Sepsis in General Surgery Patients
pp. 1074-1079(6)
Authors: MacQueen, Ian T.; Dawes, Aaron J.; Hadnott, Tracy; Strength, Kristen; Moran, Gregory J.; Holschneider, Christine; Russell, Marcia M.; Maggard-Gibbons, Melinda

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CT Chest with IV Contrast Compared with CT Angiography after Blunt Trauma
pp. 1080-1083(4)
Authors: Zaw, Andrea A.; Stewart, Donovan; Murry, Jason S.; Hoang, David M.; Sun, Beatrice; Ashrafian, Sogol; Hotz, Heidi; Chung, Rex; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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Outcomes of Colostomy Reversal in a Public Safety Net Hospital: The End or Beginning of a New Problem?
pp. 1084-1087(4)
Authors: Adam, Nadir; Rahbar, Shahrzad; Skinner, Ruby

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Cracking the Code: The Unexpected Challenge of Identifying Major Bile Duct Injuries
pp. 1088-1092(5)
Authors: Vuong, Brooke; Tejirian, Talar; Chen, Gao Linda; Collins, John Craig

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General Surgery Resident Vascular Operative Experience in the Era of Endovascular Surgery and Vascular Fellowships
pp. 1093-1096(4)
Authors: Yan, Huan; Maximus, Steven; Kim, Jerry J.; Smith, Brian; Kim, Dennis; Koopmann, Matthew; DeVirgilio, Christian

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Short-term Outcomes of Laparoscopic versus Open Formal Anatomical Hepatectomy: A Case Matched Control Study
pp. 1097-1100(4)
Authors: Lau, Briana; Franken, Cara; Lee, David; Putchakayla, Krishna; DiFronzo, L. Andrew

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Living Donor Hepatectomy: Is it Safe?
pp. 1101-1106(6)
Authors: Weiss, Anna; Tapia, Viridiana; Parina, Ralitza; Berumen, Jennifer; Hemming, Alan; Mekeel, Kristin

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