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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 10, October 2016

Pain Assessment and Control in the Injured Elderly
pp. 867-871(5)
Authors: Ko, Ara; Harada, Megan Y.; Smith, Eric J.T.; Scheipe, Michael; Alban, Rodrigo F.; Melo, Nicolas; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.

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Surgical Hand Tracking in Open Surgery Using a Versatile Motion Sensing System: Are We There Yet?
pp. 872-875(4)
Authors: Genovese, Bradley; Yin, Steven; Sareh, Sohail; DeVirgilio, Michael; Mukdad, Laith; Davis, Jessica; Santos, Veronica J.; Benharash, Peyman

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Intraosseous Infusion as a Bridge to Definitive Access
pp. 876-880(5)
Authors: Johnson, Megan; Inaba, Kenji; Byerly, Saskya; Falsgraf, Erika; Lam, Lydia; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Strumwasser, Aaron; David, Jean-Stephane; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Management of Completion and Total Thyroidectomy Patients Based on 1-Hour Postoperative Parathyroid Hormone
pp. 881-884(4)
Authors: Park, Joshua; Frank, Ethan; Simental, Alfred; Yang, Sara; Vuong, Christopher; Lee, Steve; Filho, Pedro Andrade

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Does Incidental Appendectomy Increase the Risk of Complications after Abdominal Procedures?
pp. 885-889(5)
Authors: Al-Temimi, Mohammed; Trujillo, Charles; Agapian, John; Park, Hanna; Dehal, Ahmad; Johna, Samir; Tessier, Deron

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Dysphagia after Cardiac Operations Is Associated with Increased Length of Stay and Costs
pp. 890-893(4)
Authors: Nguyen, Son; Zhu, Allen; Toppen, William; Ashfaq, Adeel; Davis, Jessica; Shemin, Richard; Mendelsohn, Abie H.; Benharash, Peyman

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Admission Variables Associated with a Favorable Outcome after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
pp. 898-902(5)
Authors: Schwed, Alexander C.; Boggs, Monica M.; Watanabe, Drew; Plurad, David S.; Putnam, Brant A.; Kim, Dennis Y.

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National Outcomes after Pressure Ulcer Closure: Inspiring Surgery
pp. 903-906(4)
Authors: Diamond, Shawn; Moghaddas, Hassan S.; Kaminski, Stephen S.; Grotts, Jonathan; Ferrigno, Lisa; Schooler, Wesley

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Robotic Colorectal Surgery: Our Initial Experience
pp. 907-910(4)
Authors: Dehal, Ahmed; Patel, Sunal; Park, Hanna; Nguyen, Patrick; Yuhan, Robert; Ruan, Joseph

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A Durable Laparoscopic Technique for the Repair of Large Paraesophageal Hernias
pp. 911-915(5)
Authors: Reynolds, Jessica L.; Zehetner, Joerg; Bildzukewicz, Nikolai; Katkhouda, Namir; Lipham, John C.

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Influence of Weight Loss Attempts on Bariatric Surgery Outcomes
pp. 916-920(5)
Authors: Deb, Sayantan; Voller, Lindsey; Palisch, Chase; Ceja, Omar; Turner, Wes; Rivas, Homero; Morton, John M.

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Racial Disparities in Access and Outcomes of Cholecystectomy in the United States
pp. 921-925(5)
Authors: Gahagan, John V.; Hanna, Mark H.; Whealon, Matthew D.; Maximus, Steven; Phelan, Michael J.; Lekawa, Michael; Barrios, Cristobal; Bernal, Nicole P.

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Predictors of Mortality in Trauma Patients Aged 80 years or Older
pp. 926-929(4)
Authors: Mock, Kyle; Keeley, Jessica; Moazzez, Ashkan; Plurad, David S.; Putnam, Brant; Kim, Dennis Y.

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Body Mass Index Significantly Impacts Outcomes of Colorectal Surgery
pp. 930-935(6)
Authors: Alizadeh, Reza Fazl; Moghadamyeghaneh, Zhobin; Whealon, Matthew D.; Hanna, Mark H.; Mills, Steven D.; Pigazzi, Alessio; Stamos, Michael J.; Carmichael, Joseph C.

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Anticipated Transfusion Requirements and Mortality in Patients with Orthopedic and Solid Organ Injuries
pp. 936-939(4)
Authors: Callahan, Devon S.; Ashman, Zane; Kim, Dennis Y.; Plurad, David S.

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Patient and Surgical Factors Contributing to Perioperative Infection in Complex Lower Extremity Trauma
pp. 940-943(4)
Authors: Burtt, Karen E.; Rounds, Alexis D.; Leland, Hyuma A.; Alluri, Ram K.; Patel, Ketan M.; Carey, Joseph N.

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Outcomes of Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Role of Anatomic Measurements
pp. 944-948(5)
Authors: Pairawan, Seyed S.; Cody, Derek; Kim, Hahns; Hughes, M. Katherine; Solomon, Naveenraj; Senthil, Maheswari; Garberoglio, Carlos; Lum, Sharon

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Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy: Almost a Decade of Experience at an Academic Center
pp. 949-952(4)
Authors: Frank, Ethan; Park, Joshua; Simental, Alfred; Vuong, Christopher; Liu, Yuan; Kwon, Daniel; Lin, Yi; Filho, Pedro Andrade

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Long-Term Nononcologic Outcomes for Laparoscopic Liver Resection: Improvement over Open Hepatectomy?
pp. 953-956(4)
Authors: Pedersen, Rose; Sung, Michael; DiFronzo, Andrew L.

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Impact of Massive Transfusion and Aging Blood in Acute Trauma
pp. 957-959(3)
Authors: Anand, Tanya; Ramnanan, Rajesh; Skinner, Ruby; Martin, Maureen

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Factors Associated with a Short (<2 Days) or Long (>10 Days) Length of Stay after Colectomy: A Multivariate Analysis of over 400 Patients
pp. 960-963(4)
Authors: Cologne, Kyle G.; Byers, Sean; Rosen, David R.; Hwang, Grace S.; Ortega, Adrian E.; Ault, Glenn T.; Lee, Sang W.

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Excision and Primary Closure May Be the Better Option in the Surgical Management of Pilonidal Disease in the Pediatric Population
pp. 964-967(4)
Authors: Zagory, Jessica A.; Golden, Jamie; Holoyda, Kathleen; Demeter, Natalie; Nguyen, Nam X.

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Do Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Agents Matter after Repair of Traumatic Arterial Injuries?
pp. 968-972(5)
Authors: Wang, Eugene; Inaba, Kenji; Cho, Jayun; Byerly, Saskya; Rowe, Vincent; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Lam, Lydia; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Racial and Gender Differences in Arterial Anatomy of the Arm
pp. 973-976(4)
Authors: Pham, Xuan-Binh D.; Kim, Jerry J.; Parrish, Aaron B.; Tom, Cynthia; Ihenachor, Ezinne J.; Mina, David; de Virgilio, Christian

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Is Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection Necessary in All Patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Undergoing Total Mastectomy?
pp. 982-984(3)
Authors: Bonev, Valentina; De Paz Villanueva, Carlos Chavez; Solomon, Naveenraj; Senthil, Maheswari; Reeves, Mark E.; Garberoglio, Carlos; Lum, Sharon S.

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Analysis of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography after Positive Intraoperative Cholangiogram: Is It Necessary?
pp. 985-988(4)
Authors: Gahagan, John V.; Maximus, Steven; Whealon, Matthew D.; Phelan, Michael J.; Demirjian, Aram; Joe, Victor C.

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Type and Quantity of Pharmacologic Therapy for Crohn’s Disease before Eventual Surgical Treatment
pp. 989-991(3)
Authors: Kamiński, Jan P.; Miraflor, Emily; Zaghiyan, Karen; Fleshner, Phillip

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Predictors of Ischemic Bowel in Patients with Small Bowel Obstruction
pp. 992-994(3)
Authors: O’Leary, Michael P.; Neville, Angela L.; Keeley, Jessica A.; Kim, Dennis Y.; de Virgilio, Christian; Plurad, David S.

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Survival Difference in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusions Treated with Pleural Catheter or Talc Pleurodesis
pp. 995-999(5)
Authors: Liou, Douglas Z.; Serna-Gallegos, Derek; Chan, Joshua L.; Borgella, Jerald; Akhmerov, Shah; Soukiasian, Harmik J.

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Initiating a Standard Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Order Set Designed to Improve Patient Outcomes at Los Angeles County+University of Southern California
pp. 1000-1004(5)
Authors: Gardner, Daniel; Liman, Andrew; Autelli, Victoria; O’Connell, Casey; Testa, Nicholas; Ault, Glenn

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Staging Rectal Cancer: The Utility of Chest Radiograph and Chest Computed Tomography
pp. 1005-1008(4)
Authors: O’Leary, Michael P.; Parrish, Aaron B.; Tom, Cynthia M.; MacLaughlin, Brian W.; Petrie, Beverley A.

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Second Primary Melanoma: Risk Factors, Histopathologic Features, Survival, and Implications for Follow-Up
pp. 1009-1013(5)
Authors: Jones, Maris S.; Torisu-Itakura, Hitoe; Flaherty, Devin C.; Schoellhammer, Hans F.; Lee, Jihey; Sim, Myung-Shim; Faries, Mark B.

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Robotic Inguinal Hernia Repair: Technique and Early Experience
pp. 1014-1017(4)
Authors: Arcerito, Massimo; Changchien, Eric; Bernal, Oscar; Konkoly-Thege, Adam; Moon, John

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Negative Appendectomy: Clinical and Economic Implications
pp. 1018-1022(5)
Authors: Lu, Yang; Friedlander, Scott; Lee, Steven L.

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Examining the Quality of Rectal Cancer Operative Reports in Teaching Institutions: Is There an Opportunity for Resident Education?
pp. 1023-1027(5)
Authors: Parrish, Aaron B.; Sanaiha, Yas; Petrie, Beverley A.; Russell, Marcia M.; Chen, Formosa

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Appendicitis in Cancer Patients Is Often Observed and Can Represent Appendiceal Malignancy
pp. 1028-1032(5)
Authors: Santos, David; Chiang, Yi-Ju; Badgwell, Brian

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Complications of Diverting Ileostomy after Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Carcinoma
pp. 1033-1037(5)
Authors: Maroney, Sean; Chavez de Paz, Carlos; Duldulao, Marjunphilip; Kim, Tracey; Reeves, Mark E.; Kazanjian, Kevork K.; Solomon, Naveenraj; Garberoglio, Carlos

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Small Bowel Obstructions in a Virgin Abdomen: Is an Operation Mandatory?
pp. 1038-1042(5)
Authors: Tavangari, Farees Ricky; Batech, Michael; Collins, J. Craig; Tejirian, Talar

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