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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 82, Number 1, January 2016

Evolving Therapeutic Strategies in Mucosal Melanoma Have Not Improved Survival Over Five Decades
pp. 1-5(5)
Authors: Kirchoff, Daniel D.; Deutsch, Gary B.; Foshag, Leland J.; Lee, Ji Hey; Sim, Myung-Shin; Faries, Mark B.

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Outcomes of 157 V-PatchTM Implants in the Repair of Umbilical, Epigastric, and Incisional Hernias
pp. 6-10(5)
Authors: Keating, Jane J.; Kennedy, Gregory T.; Datta, Jashodeep; Schuricht, Alan

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A Systematic Review of Perforated Appendicitis and Phlegmon: Interval Appendectomy or Wait-and-See?
pp. 11-15(5)
Authors: Darwazeh, Ghaleb; Cunningham, Steven C.; Kowdley, Gopal C.

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Pancreatectomy in Patients with Impaired Renal Function: How Risky Is It?
pp. 16-21(6)
Authors: Feyko, Jared; Hazard, Hannah; Cardinal, Jon; Thomay, Alan; Cho, Sung

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The Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) as a Mortality Predictor after Surgery in Elderly Patients
pp. 22-27(6)
Authors: Laor, Anat; Tal, Sari; Guller, Vladimir; Zbar, Andrew P.; Mavor, Eli

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Measuring Patterns of Surgeon Confidence Using a Novel Assessment Tool
pp. 28-35(8)
Authors: Farrell, Timothy M.; Ghaderi, Iman; McPhail, Lindsee E.; Alger, Amy R.; Meyers, Michael O.; Meyer, Anthony A.

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Delineation of Criteria for Admission to Step Down in the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patient
pp. 36-40(5)
Authors: Bardes, James M.; Turner, Jason; Bonasso, Patrick; Hobbs, Gerald; Wilson, Alison

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CT Chest with IV Contrast Compared with CT Angiography after Blunt Trauma
pp. 41-45(5)
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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Reduction of Costs for Pelvic Exenteration Performed by High Volume Surgeons: Analysis of the Maryland Health Service Cost Review Commission Database
pp. 46-52(7)
Authors: Althumairi, Azah A.; Canner, Joseph K.; Gorin, Michael A.; Fang, Sandy H.; Gearhart, Susan L.; Wick, Elizabeth C.; Safar, Bashar; Bivalacqua, Trinity J.; Efron, Jonathan E.

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Widespread Implications of ACOSOG Z0011: Effect on Total Mastectomy Patients
pp. 53-58(6)
Authors: Kenny, Timothy C.; Dove, James; Shabahang, Mohsen; Woll, Nicole; Hunsinger, Marie; Morgan, April; Blansfield, Joseph

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Using a Checklist to Improve Family Communication in Trauma Care
pp. 59-64(6)
Authors: Dennis, Bradley M.; Nolan, Tracy L.; Brown, Cecil E.; Vogel, Robert L.; Flowers, Kristin A.; Ashley, Dennis W.; Nakayama, Don K.

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Appendectomy: Should it Be Performed So Quickly?
pp. 65-74(10)
Authors: Jeon, Byeong Geon; Kim, Hyuk Jung; Jung, Kuk Hyun; Lim, Hye In; Kim, Sang Wook; Park, Jin Soo; Kim, Ki Ho; Kim, Il Dong

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Posttraumatic Resuscitation Affects Stent Graft Sizing in Patients with Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury
pp. 75-78(4)
Authors: Hoffman, Jordan R. H.; Chowdhury, Ritam; Johnson, Laura S.; Brewster, Luke P.; Duwayri, Yazan; Reeves, James G.; Veeraswamy, Ravi K.; Dodson, Thomas F.; Rajani, Ravi R.

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Restrictive Transfusion in Geriatric Trauma Patients
pp. 85-88(4)
Authors: DeLeon, Ashley N.; Uecker, John M.; Stafford, Susan V.; Ali, Sadia; Clark, Adam; Brown, Carlos V. R.

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Cost of Hospitalization for Infantile Pyloric Stenosis
pp. e3-e5(3)
Authors: Hajiran, Cyrus J.; Hobbs, Greg R.; Vona-Davis, Linda C.; Nakayama, Don K.

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Assessing the Night Float Educational Experience
pp. e6-e8(3)
Authors: Weltz, Adam S.; Harris, Donald G.; Kidd-Romero, Sarah; Kavic, Stephen M.

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Defining the Role of a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program Director: Results of a National Cross-sectional Survey
pp. e9-e12(4)
Authors: Tavakoli, Natasha; Demeter, Natalie E.; Burke, Rita V.; Chen, Mike K.; Upperman, Jeffrey S.

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Load Sharing, not Load Bearing Plates: Lessons Learned from Failure of Rib Fracture Stabilization
pp. e15-e17(3)
Authors: Sawan, Tareq G.; Nickerson, Terry P.; Thiels, Cornelius A.; Aho, Johnathon M.; Cross, William W.; Schiller, Henry J.; Kim, Brian D.

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Transabdominal Preperitoneal Repair of Spigelian Hernia
pp. e18-e19(2)
Authors: Patterson, Alicia L.; Thomas, Bryan; Franklin, Adam; Connor, Chelsea; Pullatt, Rana

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Surgical Care Improvement Project Measures among Rural and Urban Hospitals in West Virginia
pp. e20-e22(3)
Authors: Kudo, Yuya K.; Davis, Linda V.; Long, Dustin M.; Honaker, John C.; Nakayama, Don K.

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Successful Treatment of Acute Vein Graft Thrombosis Precipitated by Delayed Sepsis and Duodenocaval Fistulization
pp. e23-e24(2)
Authors: Rabindran, Joel; Chua, Terence C.; Neale, Michael; Samra, Jaswinder S.

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Does the Insurance Status Predict the Outcome of the Trauma Patients with Abdominal Gunshot Wounds? Report from a Level I Trauma Academic Center with a Public Hospital
pp. e25-e27(3)
Authors: Cerise, Adam C.; Jahromi, Alireza Hamidian; Ballard, David H.; Chu, Quyen D.; Youssef, Asser M.; Pahilan, M. Elaine; Warren, Patsy H.; Samra, Navdeep S.

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Do Radiographic Findings of Gangrenous Cholecystitis in the Preoperative Setting Influence Patient Outcome?
pp. e28-e30(3)
Authors: Habenicht, Katherine I.; Wright, Corey J.; Hunter, Chris T.; Adraktas, Dionesia D.; Hathuc, Vivan M.; Kaiser, Meghann L.; Hildreth, Amy N.; Miller, Preston R.

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Delayed Presentation of Cardiac Injury after a Penetrating Stab Wound to the Chest
pp. e31-e32(2)
Authors: Charafeddine, Ali H.; Cohen-Levy, Wayne B.; Talathi, Sonia; Reddy, Srinivas; Kaban, Jody M.

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Management of Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula Complicating Endoscopic Management for Corrosive Esophageal Stricture
pp. e33-e35(3)
Authors: Shah, Harsh; Prasar, Kunal; Srivastava, Siddharth; Mishra, Pramod Kumar; Saluja, Sundeep Singh

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Golf Cart‐related Injuries: A Community at Risk
pp. e36-e37(2)
Authors: Sciarretta, Jason D.; Harris, Taylor; Romano, Andrea; Davis, Ben D.; Pepe, Antonio

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