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Volume 84, Number 1, January 2018

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Controversies Regarding the Diagnosis and Management of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
pp. 1-6(6)
Authors: Levinsohn, Erik; Altman, Marcus; Chagpar, Anees B.

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Management of a Complex Case of a Bronchopleural Fistula
pp. e4-e5(2)
Authors: Simmerman, Erika L.; Simmerman, Andrew; Walsh, Nathan; Shafer, Melissa; Hao, Zhonglin; Schroeder, Carsten

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Thoracic Impalement by a Steel Reinforcing Bar
pp. e6-e8(3)
Authors: Ha, Jinny; Sikorski, Robert A.; O’Connor, James V.

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René Gerónimo Favaloro (1923‐2000): A Man Who Struggled with Matters of the Heart
pp. 7-11(5)
Authors: Rubenstein, Robyn; Cowan, Scott W.; Yeo, Charles J.; Entwistle, John W.

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Curative Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Single-Center Experience with Long-Term Follow-Up
pp. e9-e10(2)
Authors: Feo, Claudio F.; Ginesu, Giorgio C.; Barmina, Michele; Pinna, Antonio; Scanu, Antonio M.; Cossu, Maria L.; Fancellu, Alessandro; Porcu, Alberto

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Preprocedural Fasting: Is it Time to Change Practice?
pp. e11-e12(2)
Authors: Vaughan, Justin G.; Nolan, Heather R.; Long, Andrea; Ngann, Kuong; Christie, Benjamin; Ashley, Dennis

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Comparison of Risk-Adjusted Outcomes in Medicare Open versus Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
pp. 12-19(8)
Authors: Fry, Donald E.; Pine, Michael; Nedza, Susan M.; Reband, Agnes M.; Huang, Chun-Jung; Pine, Gregory

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Creatinine Kinase and Stimulant Abuse in Trauma
pp. e13-e16(4)
Authors: Byerly, Saskya; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Biswas, Subarna; Wang, Eugene; Inaba, Kenji; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Suprapubic Midline Extraperitoneal Approach for Widespread Retroperitoneal Abscess Originating from Anorectal Abscess
pp. e17-e19(3)
Authors: Aydin, Oktay; Pehlivanlı, Faruk; Karaca, Gökhan; Aydın, Gülçin; Özler, İsmail; Daphan, Çağatay

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Thoracic Endovascular Repair and Omental Flap Revision of Aortopulmonary Fistula Involving Aortic Pseudoaneurysm
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Authors: Brown, Danielle J.; Arnold, Peter; Mitchell, Marc; de Delva, Pierre

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Long-Term Functional Outcomes after Traumatic Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Fractures
pp. 20-27(8)
Authors: Marek, Ashley P.; Morancy, Jean Dominique; Chipman, Jeffrey G.; Nygaard, Rachel M.; Roach, Robert M.; Loor, Michele M.

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Military Medical Skills Readiness in Combat: Advanced Trauma Life Support Performance Efficiency at Afghanistan Role 3 Hospitals
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Authors: Hall, Andrew; Glaser, Jacob; Hanseman, Dennis; Parks, Ryan; Brazeau, Michael

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Left Lower Transverse Incision versus Transumbilical Incision for Laparoscopic Specimen Extraction in Patients with Sigmoid and Rectosigmoid Colon Cancer
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Authors: Masubuchi, Shinsuke; Yamamoto, Masashi; Hamamoto, Hiroki; Ishii, Masatsugu; Inoue, Yoshihiro; Tanaka, Keitaro; Okuda, Junji; Uchiyama, Kazuhisa

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Results after Definitive Surgical Treatment in Patients with Enteroatmospheric Fistula
pp. 28-35(8)
Authors: Martinez, Jose L.; Luque-de-León, Enrique; Souza-Gallardo, Luis Manuel; Jiménez-López, Maricela; Ferat-Osorio, Eduardo

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The Effect of Regional Anesthesia on Oncologic Outcomes after Resection of Colorectal Hepatic Metastases
pp. e29-e32(4)
Authors: Garland, Mary; Addis, Dylan; Russell, Greg; Clark, Clancy; Levine, Edward; Howerton, Russell; Votanopoulos, Konstantinos; Dobson, Sean; Shen, Perry

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Retained Capsule Endoscopy in a Patient with a Meckel Diverticulum Previously Treated by Endovascular Embolization
pp. e33-e35(3)
Authors: Cano-Valderrama, Oscar; Manso, Belen; Ruiz-Tovar, Jaime; Duran-Poveda, Manuel; Agudo-Fernández, Sandra

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Academic versus Clinical Productivity of (Elite) United States Transplant Surgeons: Who Publishes More and Who Operates More
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Authors: Rosati, Carlo Maria; Koniaris, Leonidas G.; Gaudino, Mario; Milgrom, Daniel P.; Girardi, Leonard N.; Ekser, Burcin

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Effect of Systemic Triphenylphosphonium on Organ Function and Oxidative Stress
pp. 36-42(7)
Authors: Powell, Rebecca D.; Goodenow, Donna A.; Christmas, A. Britton; Mckillop, Iain H.; Evans, Susan L.

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Ogilvie’s Syndrome or Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction
pp. e38-e39(2)
Authors: Shahait, Awni D.; Mostafa, Gamal

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Does Vasopressin Exacerbate Cerebral Edema in Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury?
pp. 43-50(8)
Authors: Allen, Casey J.; Subhawong, Ty K.; Hanna, Mena M.; Chelala, Lydia; Bullock, M. Ross; Schulman, Carl I.; Proctor, Kenneth G.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations Are Influenced by Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
pp. 51-55(5)
Authors: Bigatao, Amilcar M.; Herbella, Fernando A. M.; Del Grande, Leonardo M.; Nascimento, Oliver A.; Jardim, Jose R.; Patti, Marco G.

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The Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Approach to Resection of Pancreatic Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms: An Underused Technique?
pp. 56-62(7)
Authors: Postlewait, Lauren M.; Ethun, Cecilia G.; McInnis, Mia R.; Merchant, Nipun; Parikh, Alexander; Idrees, Kamran; Isom, Chelsea A.; Hawkins, William; Fields, Ryan C.; Strand, Matthew; Weber, Sharon M.; Cho, Clifford S.; Salem, Ahmed; Martin, Robert C.G.; Scoggins, Charles; Bentrem, David; Kim, Hong J.; Carr, Jacquelyn; Ahmad, Syed; Abbott, Daniel; Wilson, Gregory C.; Kooby, David A.; Maithel, Shishir K.

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Longer Time Intervals from Diagnosis to Surgical Treatment in Breast Cancer: Associated Factors and Survival Impact
pp. 63-70(8)
Authors: Mariella, Margaret; Kimbrough, Charles W.; McMasters, Kelly M.; Ajkay, Nicolas

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Academic versus Clinical Productivity of Cardiac Surgeons in the State of New York: Who Publishes More and Who Operates More
pp. 71-79(9)
Authors: Rosati, Carlo Maria; Gaudino, Mario; Vardas, Panos N.; Weber, Daniel J.; Blitzer, David; Hameedi, Fawad; Koniaris, Leonidas G.; Girardi, Leonard N.

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Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Increases the Predictive Efficiency of α-Fetoprotein for Prognosis of Resected Hepatocellular Carcinoma
pp. 80-85(6)
Authors: Zhou, Li; Rui, Jing-An; Wang, Shao-Bin; Chen, Shu-Guang; Qu, Qiang

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Definitive Wound Closure Techniques in Fournier’s Gangrene
pp. 86-92(7)
Authors: Lauerman, Margaret; Kolesnik, Olga; Park, Habeeba; Buchanan, Laura S.; Chiu, William; Tesoriero, Ronald B.; Stein, Deborah; Scalea, Thomas; Henry, Sharon

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Impact of Trauma-Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Team on Intra-Operative Resuscitation and Postoperative Outcomes of Trauma Patients
pp. 93-98(6)
Authors: Duchesne, Juan; Majoue, Chad; Duke, Marquinn; Robledo, Rosemarie; Achord, Chad; McHale, Leslie; Davis, Brandy; Nahapetyan, Lusine

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The State of Prophylactic Mesh Augmentation
pp. 99-108(10)
Authors: Lanni, Michael A.; Tecce, Michael G.; Shubinets, Valeriy; Mirzabeigi, Michael N.; Fischer, John P.

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Span-1 and CA19-9 as Predictors of Early Recurrence and Lymph Node Metastasis for Patients with Invasive Pancreatic Cancer after Pancreatectomy
pp. 109-113(5)
Authors: Shimizu, Tetsunosuke; Asakuma, Mitsuhiro; Tomioka, Atsushi; Inoue, Yoshihiro; Hirokawa, Fumitoshi; Hayashi, Michihiro; Uchiyama, Kazuhisa

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The Vicious Cycle of Motorcycle Rally Casualties: A Single Center’s Experience
pp. 114-117(4)
Authors: Pinnola, Aaron; Sciarretta, Jason D.; Gibson, Stefanie; Muertos, Keely; Fernandez, Carlos; Romano, Andrea; Davis, John Mihran; Pepe, Antonio

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Incisional Hernia in the United States: Trends in Hospital Encounters and Corresponding Healthcare Charges
pp. 118-125(8)
Authors: Shubinets, Valeriy; Fox, Justin P.; Lanni, Michael A.; Tecce, Michael G.; Pauli, Eric M.; Hope, William W.; Kovach, Stephen J.; Fischer, John P.

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Rationale for Mastectomy after Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
pp. 126-132(7)
Authors: Gusic, Lejla Hadzikadic; Walsh, Kendall; Flippo-Morton, Teresa; Sarantou, Terry; Boselli, Danielle; White, Richard L.

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The Sonographic Subcentimeter Malignant Thyroid Nodule: What Does It Stand for?
pp. 137-139(3)
Authors: Marrero, Annette Pascual; Gracia, Alvaro; Méndez, William

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Extremity Vascular Injury Management: Good Outcomes Using Selective Referral to Vascular Surgeons
pp. 140-143(4)
Authors: Hafiz, Shabnam; Zubowicz, Elizabeth A.; Abouassaly, Chadi; Ricotta, John J.; Sava, Jack A.

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Trauma Surgeons Save Lives—Scribes Save Trauma Surgeons!
pp. 144-148(5)
Authors: Golob,, Joseph F.; Como, John J.; Claridge, Jeffrey A.

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Feasibility of Prophylactic Pancreatojejunostomy in Possible High-Risk Patients for Prevention of Pancreatic Fistula during Enucleation or Limited Pancreatic Resection
pp. 149-153(5)
Authors: Ohtsuka, Takao; Mori, Yasuhisa; Fujimoto, Takaaki; Miyasaka, Yoshihiro; Nakata, Kohei; Ohuchida, Kenoki; Nagai, Eishi; Oda, Yoshinao; Shimizu, Shuji; Nakamura, Masafumi

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Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast Cancer: The Decision to Decline
pp. 154-160(7)
Authors: White, V. Brook; Walsh, Kendall K.; Foss, Kimberly Showers; Amacker-North, Lisa; Lenarcic, Stacy; McNeely, Lindsay; White, Richard L.

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The Bethesda Classification for Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration: A Predictor or an Alarmist?
pp. 161-164(4)
Authors: Galbraith, John D.; Swann, Noah; Cox, Brian; LeTendre, Nobel; Recabaren, James

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