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Journal: Annals of surgery


Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is performed almost as often in Europe as laparoscopic Roux-Y-Gastric Bypass (LRYGB). We present the 3-year interim results of the 5-year prospective, randomized trial comparing the 2 procedures (Swiss Multicentre Bypass Or Sleeve Study; SM-BOSS).

Concepts: Randomized controlled trial


To determine if preoperative intravenous (IV) iron improves outcomes in abdominal surgery patients.

Concepts: Randomized controlled trial


The aim of the study was to evaluate biosynthetic absorbable mesh in single-staged contaminated (Centers for Disease Control class II and III) ventral hernia (CVH) repair over 24 months.

Concepts: Longitudinal study, Epidemiology, Surgery, Sociology, Hernia, Time series, Serpent Society


The authors sought to describe characteristics of effective mentoring relationships in academic surgery based upon lived experiences of mid-career and senior female academic surgeons.

Concepts: Philosophy of science


The aim of this study was to develop and internally validate a triage score that can identify trauma patients at the scene who would potentially benefit from helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS).

Concepts: Illness, Ambulance, Emergency medical services, Emergency medicine, Paramedic, Emergency medical technician, Emergency physician, R Adams Cowley


Surgeon-scientists are an essential component of the field of academic surgery, contributing to the fundamental understanding of disease and the discovery of innovative therapies. Despite this recognized value, the current landscape of academic medicine presents significant barriers to establishing and maintaining a successful career as a surgeon performing basic/translational research. Our objective is to define these barriers to academic success for surgeons, and to provide a consensus strategy for optimizing the chances of success.


To evaluate short-term outcomes of a new treatment for perforated diverticulitis with purulent peritonitis in a randomized controlled trial.

Concepts: Randomized controlled trial, Surgery, Pharmaceutical industry


: To evaluate the long-term impact of the 2003 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) duty hour limits on residents' perception of education.

Concepts: Psychology, Learning, School, United Nations, Medical education in the United States


To examine how surgeons use the “fix-it” model to communicate with patients before high-risk operations.

Concepts: Hospital, Physician, Cognition, Decision theory


To explore high-stakes surgical decision making from the perspective of seniors and surgeons.

Concepts: Decision making, Surgery