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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 10, October 2018

Impact of Children’s Hospital Designation on Outcomes and Costs after Cholecystectomy in Adolescent Patients
pp. 1547-1550(4)
Authors: Tom, Cynthia M.; Won, Roy P.; Friedlander, Scott; Sakai-Bizmark, Rie; de Virgilio, Christian; Lee, Steven L.

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Surgery Residents and Family Dynamics: Are Our Trainees Equipped to Handle Patient Care Beyond Disease?
pp. 1551-1554(4)
Authors: Pepper, Victoria K.; Thirumoorthi, Arul; Munoz, Amanda; Vannix, Rosemary; Baerg, Joanne; Hernandez, Barbara; Tagge, Edward

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Preoperative Educational Intervention Decreases Unplanned Gastrostomy-Related Health Care Utilization
pp. 1555-1559(5)
Authors: Barry, Wesley E.; Barin, Erica N.; Marshall, Lori C.; Doherty, Majella; Nguyen, Eugene; McLaughlin, Cory; Kaplan, Lucas; Stein, James E.; Jensen, Aaron R.

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Racial Disparities in the Incidence of Pulmonary Embolism after Colectomy
pp. 1560-1564(5)
Authors: Sanaiha, Yas; Bailey, Katherine L.; Aguayo, Esteban; Seo, Young-Ji; Dobaria, Vishal; Lin, Anne Y.; Benharash, Peyman

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Advance Directive and Do-Not-Resuscitate Status among Advanced Cancer Patients with Acute Care Surgical Consultation
pp. 1565-1569(5)
Authors: Marcia, Lobsang; Ashman, Zane W.; Pillado, Eric B.; Kim, Dennis Y.; Plurad, David S.

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Long-Term Outcomes after Elective versus Emergency Surgery for Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors
pp. 1570-1574(5)
Authors: Manguso, Nicholas; Gangi, Alexandra; Nissen, Nicholas; Harit, Attiya; Siegel, Emily; Hendifar, Andrew; Amersi, Farin

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Factors Predictive of Outcomes after Cytoreductive Surgery and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Colon and Appendiceal Carcinomatosis: A Single-Institution Experience
pp. 1575-1579(5)
Authors: Babcock, Blake; Jabo, Brice; Selleck, Matthew; Reeves, Mark; Garberoglio, Carlos; Namm, Jukes; Kazanjian, Kevork; Senthil, Maheswari

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Can Selective Image-Guided Intraoperative Margin Resection Improve Re-Excision Rates after Lumpectomy in Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast?
pp. 1580-1583(4)
Authors: Gray, Kelsey; Ayabe, Reed; Shover, Andrew; Moazzez, Ashkan; Ozao-Choy, Junko; Dauphine, Christine

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Menopausal Status and Outcomes of BRCA Mutation Carriers with Breast Cancer
pp. 1584-1588(5)
Authors: Carlson, Kjirsten; Chung, Alice; Mirocha, James; Donovan, Cory; Estrada, Sylvia; Siegel, Emily; Giuliano, Armando; Amersi, Farin

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Current Imaging Modalities Understage One-Third of Patients with Stage I Rectal Cancer: Implications for Treatment Selection
pp. 1589-1594(6)
Authors: Dehal, Ahmed; Graff-Baker, Amanda N.; Vuong, Brooke; Nelson, Daniel; Chang, Shu-Ching; Goldfarb, Melanie; Bilchik, Anton J.

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Attending Surgeon Variation in Operative Case Length: An Opportunity for Quality Improvement
pp. 1595-1599(5)
Authors: Malek, Kirollos S.; Namm, Jukes P.; Garberoglio, Carlos A.; Senthil, Maheswari; Solomon, Naveen; Reeves, Mark E.; Lum, Sharon S.

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Outcomes of Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery in the Elderly Population
pp. 1600-1603(4)
Authors: Koh, Christina Y.; Inaba, Colette S.; Sujatha-Bhaskar, Sarath; Nguyen, Ninh T.

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Outcomes of Combined Hernia Repair and Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement: A NSQIP Analysis
pp. 1604-1607(4)
Authors: Tom, Cynthia M.; Dubina, Emily D.; Simms, Eric R.; de Virgilio, Christian; Moazzez, Ashkan

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Surgical Intervention for Right-Side Diverticulitis: A Case-Matched Comparison with Left-Side Diverticulitis
pp. 1608-1612(5)
Authors: Al-Temimi, Mohammed H.; Trujillo, Charles N.; Mahlberg, Scott; Ruan, Joseph; Nguyen, Patrick; Yuhan, Robert; Carmichael, Joseph C.

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An Analysis of Early Postoperative Returns after Inguinal Hernia Surgery
pp. 1613-1616(4)
Authors: Crain, Nikhil; Tejirian, Talar

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Supermassive Transfusion: A 15-Year Single Center Experience and Outcomes
pp. 1617-1621(5)
Authors: Yu, Alison J.; Inaba, Kenji; Biswas, Subarna; de Leon, Luis Alejandro; Wong, Monica; Benjamin, Elizabeth; Lam, Lydia; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Variability in Critical Care‐Related Charge Markups in Medicare Patients
pp. 1622-1625(4)
Authors: Tseng, Joshua; Sax, Harry C.; Alban, Rodrigo F.

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Utility of Repeat Head CT in Patients on Preinjury Antithrombotic Medications
pp. 1626-1629(4)
Authors: Marcia, Lobsang; Moazzez, Ashkan; Plurad, David S.; Putnam, Brant; Kim, Dennis Y.

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Helicopter Transport Use for Trauma Patients Is Decreasing Significantly Nationwide but Remains Overutilized
pp. 1630-1634(5)
Authors: Dhillon, Navpreet K.; Linaval, Nikhil T.; Patel, Kavita A.; Colovos, Christos; Ko, Ara; Margulies, Daniel R.; Ley, Eric J.; Barmparas, Galinos

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Stop the Bleed: Does the Training Work One Month Out?
pp. 1635-1638(4)
Authors: Pasley, Amelia M.; Parker, Brandon M.; Levy, Matthew J.; Christiani, Anthony; Dubose, Joseph; Brenner, Megan L.; Scalea, Thomas; Pasley, Jason D.

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Ileocolic Resection for Crohn’s Disease: A Minimally Invasive Approach Claims Its Place
pp. 1639-1644(6)
Authors: Alizadeh, Reza Fazl; Chaudhry, Haris H.; Li, Shiri; Jafari, Mehraneh D.; Mills, Steven D.; Carmichael, Joseph C.; Pigazzi, Alessio; Monson, John R.T.; Stamos, Michael J.

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Tertiary Care Multidisciplinary Teams Associated with Improved Survival in Rectal Cancer Patients: A Comparative Study
pp. 1645-1649(5)
Authors: Tambe, Beverly; Wang, Clara V.; Noren, Erik; Duldulao, M. Philip; Barzi, Afsaneh; Lee, Sang W.

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High-Risk Colorectal Surgery: What Are the Outcomes for Geriatric Patients?
pp. 1650-1654(5)
Authors: Dworsky, Jill Q.; Childers, Christopher P.; Maggard-Gibbons, Melinda; Russell, Marcia M.

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Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) for Rectal Cancer: A Case Series Report of a Natural Orifice Surgical Technique
pp. 1655-1660(6)
Authors: Basam, Motahar; Tsay, Anna; Attaluri, Vikram; McLemore, Elisabeth C.

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Readmissions after Ileostomy Creation Using a Nationwide Database
pp. 1661-1664(4)
Authors: Seo, Young-Ji; Bailey, Katherine; Aguayo, Esteban; Juo, Yen-Yi; Sanaiha, Yas; Dobaria, Vishal; Benharash, Peyman; Lin, Anne

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Sustaining Improvement: Implementation and Spread of a Surgical Site Infection Bundle
pp. 1665-1669(5)
Authors: Russell, Tara A.; Chung, Hallie; Riad, Christina; Reardon, Sarah; Kazanjian, Kevork; Cherry, Robert; Hines, O. Joe; Lin, Anne

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Gallbladder Polyps: Real or Imagined?
pp. 1670-1674(5)
Authors: Li, Yiping; Tejirian, Talar; Collins, J. Craig

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Practice Changes in Postoperative Feeding after Elective Colorectal Surgery: From Prospective Randomized Study to Everyday Practice
pp. 1675-1678(4)
Authors: Chough, Ino; Zaghiyan, Karen; Ovsepyan, Gayane; Fleshner, Phillip

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Same-Day versus Conventional Different-Day Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Multi-Center Retrospective Study
pp. 1679-1683(5)
Authors: Al-Temimi, Mohammed H.; Trujillo, Charles; Shah, Mital; Rangarajan, Sriram; Kim, Edwin; Chandrasekaran, Bindupryia; Handman, David; Johna, Samir

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Monitoring Complications of Medically Managed Acute Appendicitis
pp. 1684-1690(7)
Authors: Siletz, Anaar; Grotts, Jonathan; Lewis, Catherine; Tillou, Areti; Cheaito, Ali; Cryer, Henry

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Internal Iliac Artery Embolization versus Silastic Loop Ligation for Control of Traumatic Pelvic Hemorrhage
pp. 1696-1700(5)
Authors: Chernobylsky, David; Inaba, Kenji; Matsushima, Kazuhide; Clark, Damon; Demetriades, Demetrios; Strumwasser, Aaron

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Results from a Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Infection-Related Ventilator Events in Trauma Patients at a Community Teaching Hospital
pp. 1701-1704(4)
Authors: Anand, Tanya; Ponce, Santa; Pakula, Andrea; Norville, Cindy; Kallish, David; Martin, Maureen; Skinner, Ruby

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Early FAST Examinations during Resuscitation May Compromise Trauma Outcomes
pp. 1705-1709(5)
Authors: Kleinman, John; Inaba, Kenji; Pott, Emily; Matsushima, Kazuhide; Demetriades, Demetrios; Strumwasser, Aaron

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