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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 84, Number 7, July 2018

The Life and Death of Curtis Artz
pp. 1123-1128(6)
Author: Adams, David B.

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Improving Surveillance of Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Injuries Repaired with Thoracic Endovascular Graft Placement
pp. 1129-1132(4)
Authors: Ludwig, Nathan A.; Bhutiani, Neal; Linsky, Paul L.; Dwivedi, Amit J.; Bozeman, Matthew C.

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Are Lymph Node Characteristics on Axillary Ultrasound Associated with ≥3 Positive Lymph Nodes in Patients Managed by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0011 Trial Criteria?
pp. 1133-1137(5)
Authors: Rooney, Emma G.; Fleming, Margaret M.; Patel, Jay G.; Clifford, Kelly; Kim, Chaejin; Chen, Zhengjia; Gillespie, Theresa W.; Arciero, Cletus A.; Subhedar, Preeti D.

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One More Time: Redo Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Results in Safe, Durable Outcomes Compared with Primary Repairs
pp. 1138-1145(8)
Authors: Kao, Angela M.; Otero, Javier; Schlosser, Kathryn A.; Marx, Julia E.; Prasad, Tanushree; Colavita, Paul D.; Heniford, B. Todd

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Antibiotic Irrigation of the Surgical Site Decreases Incidence of Surgical Site Infection after Open Ventral Hernia Repair
pp. 1146-1151(6)
Authors: Fatula, Lily Knight; Nelson, Allison; Abbad, Hamza; Ewing, J. Alex; Hancock, Ben S.; Cobb, William S.; Carbonell, Alfredo M.; Warren, Jeremy A.

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Analysis of 334 Cases of Pediatric Esophageal Foreign Body Removal Suggests that Traditional Methods Have Similar Outcomes Whereas a Magnetic Tip Orogastric Tube Appears to Be an Effective, Efficient, and Safe Technique for Disc Battery Removal
pp. 1152-1158(7)
Authors: Ham, P. Benson; Ellis, Mark A.; Simmerman, Erika L.; Walsh, Nathaniel J.; Lalani, Alykhan; Young, Morgan; Hatley, Robyn; Howell, Charles G.; Hughes, Charles Anthony

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Epiphrenic Diverticulum: 20-Year Single-Institution Experience
pp. 1159-1163(5)
Authors: Kao, Angela M.; Arnold, Michael R.; Schlosser, Kathryn A.; Siddiqui, Sania L.; Prasad, Tanushree; Colavita, Paul D.; Heniford, B. Todd

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Improving Information Transfer during Transitions of Care via Standardized Handoffs
pp. 1169-1174(6)
Authors: Friend, Kara; Hook, Lauren; Joshi, Amit R. T.

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Feasibility and Safety of Intraoperative Colonoscopy after Segmental Colectomy and Primary Anastomosis
pp. 1175-1179(5)
Authors: Simmerman, Erika L.; King, Ray S.; Ham, P. Benson; Hooks, Vendie H.

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Does Antithrombotic Drug Use Mandate Trauma Team Activation in Awake Geriatric Patients with Intracranial Hemorrhage?
pp. 1180-1184(5)
Authors: Moyer, Jeffrey A.; Shah, Jharna; Nowakowski, Kevin; Martin, Anthony; McNicholas, Amanda; Muller, Alison; Fernandez, Forrest B.; Ong, Adrian W.

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Decreasing Resource Utilization without Compromising Care through Minimizing Preoperative Laboratories
pp. 1185-1189(5)
Authors: Beliveau, Lauren; Buddenhagen, Denise; Moore, Billy; Davenport, Daniel; Burton, Mandy; Duane, Therese

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Predicting Mortality in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit Using Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing of Physician Documentation
pp. 1190-1194(5)
Authors: Parreco, Joshua; Hidalgo, Antonio; Kozol, Robert; Namias, Nicholas; Rattan, Rishi

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Iatrogenic Incarcerated Diaphragmatic Hernia after Nissen Fundoplication
pp. 1195-1196(2)
Authors: Sommese, Kathryn; Kelley, Katherine; Tan, Bethany; Fontana, Mark; Brooks, Jared

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Is Fulminant Hepatic Failure the Nemesis for Liver Transplant Centers? A Two Decade Psychosocial and Long-Term Outcome Study
pp. 1197-1203(7)
Authors: Alsina, Angel; Alsina, Alexa; Athienitis, Alexia; Buggs, Jacentha; Aslam, Sadaf; Kemmer, Nyingi

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Gastroduodenal Surgery: A Persistent and Continuing Challenge
pp. 1204-1206(3)
Authors: Melmer, Patrick D.; Banks, Trenton; Holmes, Sharon; Sciarretta, Jason D.; Davis, John Mihran

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Emergency General Surgery—A Misnomer?
pp. 1214-1216(3)
Authors: Quinn, Kirby; Davis, Mary E.; Carter, Lewin; Shortell, Cynthia K.; Sommer, Courtney

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Factors Contributing to Morbidity after Combined Arterial and Venous Lower Extremity Trauma
pp. 1217-1222(6)
Authors: Manley, Nathan R.; Magnotti, Louis J.; Fabian, Timothy C.; Cutshall, Michael B.; Croce, Martin A.; Sharpe, John P.

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The Effect of Insurance and Race on Breast Cancer Tumor Biology and Short-Term Outcomes
pp. 1223-1228(6)
Authors: Samiian, Laila; Sharma, Priya; Van Den Bruele, Astrid Botty; Smotherman, Carmen; Vincent, Mia; Crandall, Marie

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Later Stage Disease and Earlier Onset of Rectal Cancer: Epidemiology and Outcomes Comparison of Rectal Cancer in a Rural Appalachian Area to State and National Rates
pp. 1229-1235(7)
Authors: Wolbert, Thao; Leigh, Emilia C.; Barry, Rahman; Thompson, Errington C.; Gress, Todd; Ajmera, Akash; Arrington, Amanda K.

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The Impact of Trauma Center Volume on Observed/Expected Mortality: Does Size Matter?
pp. 1236-1239(4)
Authors: Elkbuli, Adel; Eily, Alyssa; Hai, Shaikh; McKenney, Mark; Morejon, Orlando

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Factors Influencing Length of Stay after Elective Bowel Resection within an Enhanced Recovery Protocol
pp. 1240-1245(6)
Authors: Stethen, Trent W.; Ghazi, Yasir A.; Heidel, R. Eric; Daley, Brian J.; Barnes, Linda; McLoughlin, James M.

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A Giant Fibroepithelial Polyp of the Small Bowel Associated with High-Grade Obstruction
pp. e210-e211(2)
Authors: Lee, Hanjoo; Sade, Irony; Gilani, Sarwat; Zhong, Minghao; Lombardo, Gary

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Prophylactic Antibiotics in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
pp. e212-e214(3)
Authors: Kelley, Katherine; Viennas, Lambros

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Closed-Loop Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Acute Appendicitis
pp. e215-e216(2)
Authors: Cardentey-Oliva, Dariam; Rojas, Kelley; Safcsak, Karen; Bhullar, Indermeet S.

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Gastric Outlet Obstruction after Subtotal Cholecystectomy
pp. e217-e218(2)
Authors: Tierney, John F.; Qureshi, Javeria

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Temporal Factors Drive Motorcycle Collision‐Related Trauma
pp. e219-e221(3)
Authors: Smith, Michael C.; Stonko, David P.; Guillamondegui, Oscar D.; Dennis, Bradley M.

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Impact of Trauma Volume on Emergency Department Throughput, as Seen by CT Scan Completion Times
pp. e225-e227(3)
Authors: Ashley, Dennis W.; Wood, John L.; Colquitt, James D.; Vaithi, Ramupriya

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Does the Day of the Week a Mastectomy Is Performed Influence Length of Stay?
pp. e228-e230(3)
Authors: Huang, Julian; Chagpar, Anees

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Internal Hernia as Cause of Small Bowel Obstruction without History of Gastrointestinal Surgery
pp. e231-e233(3)
Authors: Turenkov, Anastasia; Kelley, Katherine M.; Boustany, Marc

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Appendiceal Carcinoids and the Reality of Nonoperative Acute Appendicitis: Analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database
pp. e234-e236(3)
Authors: Pahlkotter, Maranda; Melmer, Patrick D.; Holmes, Sharon; Davis, John Mihran; Sciarretta, Jason D.

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Gallbladder Necrosis after Right Hepatic Artery Embolization Due to Traumatic Hepatic Injury
pp. e237-e238(2)
Authors: Latremouille, Rachel; Martinez-Quinones, Patricia; Lopez, Nicole S.; White, Cassandra Q.

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An Update on the Use of Temporary Intravascular Shunting in the Era of Balanced Blood Product Resuscitation
pp. e239-e241(3)
Authors: Fitzgerald, Caitlin A.; Patel, Dipan C.; Dente, Christopher J.; Subramanian, Anuradha

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Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection Procedure with Two Different Devices: Comparative Results
pp. e242-e244(3)
Authors: Bove, Aldo; Palone, Gino; Panaccio, Paolo; Esposito, Ludovica; Curci, Fabio; Di Martino, Giuseppe; Bongarzoni, Giuseppe

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Adenosquamous Carcinoma of the Anus: An Uncommon Malignancy Presenting a Treatment Challenge
pp. e248-e250(3)
Authors: Johnson, Megan; Casillas, Mark; Orucevic, Amila

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Violence Against Women: Facial Fractures Secondary to Assault in the Urban Female Population
pp. e254-e256(3)
Authors: Oleck, Nicholas C.; Liu, Farrah C.; Halsey, Jordan N.; Lee, Edward S.; Granick, Mark S.

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Iatrogenic Intercostal Pulmonary Hernia Repaired Using a Combination of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Technique and Mini-Thoracotomy
pp. e257-e258(2)
Authors: Sodhi, Aparna; Crandall, Marie; Sasser, William F.; Jasra, Bharti

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The Treatment of Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Does Insurance Status Matter?
pp. e259-e261(3)
Authors: Hadadi, Agreen; Dale, Paul; Fancher, Crystal; Lian, Brad

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Cystic Lymphangiomas: Unusual Findings Resulting in Common General Surgery Presentations
pp. e262-e264(3)
Authors: Fluke, Laura M.; Bamberger, P. Kurt

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Multi-Disciplinary Approach after Blunt Polytrauma
pp. e265-e266(2)
Authors: Gerard, Justin; Fredericks, Charles; Kang, Danby; Keelan, Stephen; Kaminsky, Matthew; Bokhari, Faran

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Psychiatric Comorbidities and Outcomes in Trauma Patients: Is There a Significant Difference?
pp. e267-e269(3)
Authors: Perales-Villarroel, J. Paul; Elkbuli, Adel; Polcz, Valerie; Hai, Shaikh; Boneva, Dessy; Bernal, Eileen; McKenney, Mark; Ramirez, Marcela

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Traumatic Deaths during the Functional Years: Working Toward Sustainable Prevention
pp. e270-e272(3)
Authors: Allen, Lauren; Elkbuli, Adel; Glenn, Miller; Hai, Shaikh; Boneva, Dessy; Morejon, Orlando; Bernal, Eileen; McKenney, Mark; Ramirez, Marcela

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