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Volume 267 • Number 5 • May 2018

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FEATURES

Transplantation Versus Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: An Argument for Shifting Treatment Paradigms for Resectable Diseaseby Shishir Kumar Maithel, MD

Surgical Treatment of Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma: Resection or Transplant?by Masato Nagino, MD, PhD

Editorial: Transplantation Versus Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: An Argument for Shifting Paradigms for Resectable Disease in Annals of Surgery 2018by Charles Burke Rosen, MD

Hidden Costs of Hospitalization After Firearm Injury: National Analysis of Different Hospital Readmissionby Rishi Rattan, MD

Editorial of Hidden Costs of Hospitalization After Firearm Injury: National Analysis of Different Hospital Readmissionby Selwyn O. Rogers, MD, MPH

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SURGICAL PERSPECTIVES

To Cut is to Cure: The Surgeon's Role in Improving Valueby Jeffrey K. Jopling, MD, MSHS

Trainee Autonomy and Patient Safetyby Brian C. George, MD, MAEd

Measuring Processes of Care in Palliative Surgery: A Novel Approach Using Natural Language Processingby Elizabeth Lilley, MD, MPH

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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS

Extended Right Thoracic Approach Compared With Limited Left Thoracic Approach for Patients With Middle and Lower Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Three-year Survival of A Prospective, Randomized, Open-label Trialby Haiquan Chen, MD

ALPPS Improves Resectability Compared to Conventional Two-Stage Hepatectomy in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Liver Metastasis. Results From a Scandinavian Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (LIGRO Trial)by Per Sandstrom, MD, PhD

The ‘GroinPain Trial’: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Injection Therapy Versus Neurectomy For Post-herniorraphy Inguinal Neuralgiaby Tim Verhagen, MD

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META-ANALYSIS

Percutaneous Vascular Interventions Versus Bypass Surgeries in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia: A Comprehensive Meta-analysisby Jichun Zhao, MD

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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Effect of Preoperative Diabetes Management on Glycemic Control and Clinical Outcomes After Elective Surgeryby Rajesh Garg, MD

The Surgeon Volume-outcome Relationship: Not Yet Ready for Policyby J. Gregory Modrall, MD

A Statewide Surgical Coaching Program Provides Opportunity for Continuous Professional Developmentby Caprice C. Greenberg, MD, MPH

Age is the Most Significantly Associated Risk Factor With the Development of Delirium in Patients Hospitalized for More Than Five Days in Surgical Wards: Retrospective Cohort Studyby Keisuke Kubota, MD, PhD

Strategies for Reducing Population Surgical Costs in Medicare: Local Referrals to Low-cost Hospitalsby Hari Nathan, MD, PhD

Restrictive Transfusion Practices After Esophagectomy Are Associated with Improved Outcome: A Review of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Databaseby Christopher W. Towe, MD

The Impact of Surgical Approach on Long-term Survival in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Patients With or Without Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapyby Bo Jan Noordman, MD

Post-Treatment/Pre-operative PET Response Is Not an Independent Predictor of Outcomes for Patients With Gastric and GEJ Adenocarcinomaby Daniel G. Coit, MD

Effect of Surgeon Age on Bariatric Surgery Outcomesby Amir A. Ghaferi, MD

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) for Local Excision of Benign and Malignant Rectal Neoplasia: Outcomes From 200 Consecutive Cases With Midterm Follow-upby Sam B. Atallah, MD

Impact of Primary Tumor Location on Postoperative Recurrence and Subsequent Prognosis in Non-metastatic Colon Cancers: A Multicenter Retrospective Study Using a Propensity Score Analysisby Toshiaki Watanabe, MD, PhD

Incidence of Occult Intrahepatic Metastasis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treated With Transplantation Corresponds to Early Recurrence Rates After Partial Hepatectomyby Matthew Levine, MD, PhD

Survival Outcomes for Patients With Indeterminate 18FDG-PET Scan for Extrahepatic Disease Prior to Liver Resection for Metastatic Colorectal Cancerby Geoffrey Wong, MBBS, MSc in Surgical Sciences

Patterns, Timing and Predictors of Recurrence Following Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinomaby Vincent Paul Groot, MD

A Clinical Feasibility Trial for Identification of Exceptional Responders in Whom Breast Cancer Surgery Can be Eliminated Following Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapyby Henry M. Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS

Cause-specific Mortality in a Population-based Cohort of 9,799 Women Treated for Ductal Carcinoma In Situby Lotte Elshof, MD

Post-operative Morbidity After Radical Resection of Primary Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: A Report From the Transatlantic RPS Working Group (TARPSWG)by Andrea J. MacNeill, MD

Violence-related vs. Terror-related Stabbings: Significant Differences in Injury Characteristicsby Kobi Peleg, PhD, MPH

Is It Time to Reconsider Postoperative Epidural Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Elective Ventral Hernia Repair? An AHSQC Analysisby Ajita Prabhu, MD

Aggressive Surgical Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia - Worth the Effort? A Multi-center, Prospective, Cohort Studyby Matthew Tihen Harting, MD

Penis Transplantation: First U.S. Experienceby Dicken S. C. Ko, MD

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RETRACTION

Pancreatic Chymotrypsin Activity Rather Than Amylase Level Better Predicts Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula: Retraction

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BRIEF CLINICAL REPORTS (ONLINE ONLY)

Laparoscopic Trans-cystic Stenting and Post-operative ERCP for the Management of Common Bile Duct Stones at Laparoscopic Cholecystectomyby David Gomez, MD, PhD

Commentary on Gomez et al.by W. Scott Melvin, MD

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Doctor, Did You Put a Mesh on me That is no Longer Recommended?by Claudio Brandi, MD

Letter to the Editor: Safety of Overlapping Surgery at a High-volume Referral Centerby Brent A. Ponce, MD

Replyby Joseph A. Hyder, MD, PhD

Does a Longer Time Out of Bed Increase the Rate of Recovery for Functional Walking Capacity After Colorectal Surgery?by Shunsuke Taito, PhD

Does a Longer Time Out of Bed Increase the Rate of Recovery for Functional Walking Capacity After Colorectal Surgery? - Replyby Julio F. Fiore Junior, PT, MSc, PhD

Comment on “Teres Ligament Patch Reduces Relevant Morbidity After Distal Pancreatectomy (the DISCOVER Randomized Controlled Trial)”by Ge Chen, MD

Reply to Comment on “Teres Ligament Patch Reduces Relevant Morbidity After Distal Pancreatectomy (the DISCOVER Randomized Controlled Trial)”by Markus W. Buchler, MD

Pasireotide for the Prevention of Post-operative Pancreatic Fistula: Time to Curb the Enthusiasm?by Charles M. Vollmer, MD

Levels of Evidence in Medical Research: Bigger Isn’t Always Betterby Peter J. Allen, MD

The HIBA Index for ALPPS, Preliminary Results to Interpret With Cautionby Pim B. Olthof, MD

Reply to Letter to the Editor “The HIBA Index for ALPPS, Preliminary Results to Interpret With Caution”by Eduardo de Santibanes, MD, PhD

Legislative Strategies to Reduce the Toll of Firearm Injuries in Americaby John Maa, MD

Advocating for a Sensible Firearm Injury Prevention Plan. Peter T. Masiakos, MD and Andrew L. Warshaw, MDby Peter T. Masiakos, MD, FACS

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