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Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Statewide prehabilitation program and episode payment in Medicare beneficiaries
A study published in the March Issue of JACS found that participation in a prehabilitation program was associated with shorter length of stay and lower total episode payments after surgery.
Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Influence of student loan debt on general surgery resident career and lifestyle decision making
A study published in the February issue of JACS reveals that large debt significantly influences a resident’s practice location and salary goals.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Enhancing the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator to predict geriatric outcomes
The ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator can predict four unique outcomes germane to geriatric surgical patients, with improvement of predictive capability after accounting for geriatric risk factors, according to findings published in JACS.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Outcomes of resectability assessment of the Dutch Colorectal Cancer Group Liver Metastases Expert Panel
Researchers report that the high rate of disagreement among experienced liver surgeons reflects the complexity in defining treatment strategies for colorectal cancer liver metastases.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Lung surveillance strategy for high-grade soft tissue sarcomas: Chest X-ray or CT scan?
Lung surveillance with chest X-ray did not result in worse overall survival when compared with computer tomography, according to findings published in the November issue of JACS.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Who hurts more? A multicenter prospective study of in-hospital opioid use in pediatric trauma patients in the Midwest
Researchers report on in-hospital pain management of pediatric patients and suggest areas of improvement specifically for children with minor injuries.
Opportunities for members of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS to get involved with the Journal of the American College of Surgeons are summarized.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Firearm legislation stringency and firearm-related fatalities among children in the United States
Researchers report that that strict firearms legislation and child access prevention laws are associated with fewer pediatric firearm fatalities.
Researchers report that the addition of adjuvant immunotherapy to chemotherapy is associated with improved survival after curative-intent resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Transferred emergency general surgery patients are at increased risk of death: A NSQIP propensity score-matched analysis
Interhospital transfer status has a small effect on mortality and morbidity in the emergency general surgery population, according to a new study published in JACS.
There is no clinical value in submitting mesh specimen for microscopic surgical pathology evaluation, according to a new study published in JACS.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Enhancing patient outcomes while containing costs after complex abdominal surgery: A randomized controlled trial of the Whipple accelerated recovery pathway
Researchers report that using the Whipple procedure accelerated the recovery pathway in pancreaticoduodenectomy patients without increasing readmission risk.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Reducing implicit bias: Association of Women Surgeons #HeForShe Taskforce best-practice recommendations
Researchers recommend the adoption of best practices to reduce implicit bias in order to allow for greater inclusivity in surgical departments.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Outcomes after pancreatectomy with routine pasireotide use
Adoption of pasireotide during routine surgical practice allowed for achievement of clinically significant abscess or pancreatic leak rate of 13.3 percent.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Standardization of outpatient procedure narcotics: A prospective non-inferiority study to reduce opioid use in outpatient general surgical procedures
For outpatient open hernia repair and cholecystectomy, researchers report that a standardized pain care bundle significantly decreased opioid prescribing.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Novel test method for the evaluation of fluid leakage at the glove-gown interface and investigation of test parameters
Researchers report on an innovative method to evaluate fluid leakage and assess performance improvements with new gowns and gloves.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Postmortem evaluation of potentially survivable hemorrhagic death in a civilian population
A study reported in an upcoming issue of JACS found that over a 14-year study interval, 124 Maryland decedents—an average of nine per year—might have been saved with prompt placement of a tourniquet.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Surgical comanagement by hospitalists in colorectal surgery
A study in an upcoming issue of JACS found that surgical comanagement intervention was associated with a decrease in transfers to intensive care unit after rapid response team call, length of stay, medical consultants, and the cost of care.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Creating individual surgeon performance assessments in a statewide hospital surgical quality improvement collaborative
A study in an upcoming issue of JACS suggests that low surgeon-specific case volumes and minimal variance between surgeons may limit the utility of ACS NSQIP outcomes measures for individual profiling.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Clinically competent and fiscally at risk: Impact of debt and financial parameters on the surgical resident
A study in an upcoming issue of JACS examines the effect of financial stability on surgical residents.