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doi: 10.1097/01.sla.0000549743.30069.45

Next Issue of Annals of Surgery®

Volume 269 • Number 1 • January 2019


Transitions at Annals of Surgery by Keith Lillemoe, MD


Minimally Invasive versus Open Distal Pancreatectomy (LEOPARD): a Multicenter Patient-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

by Thijs de Rooij, BSc

Minimally Invasive Versus Open Distal Pancreatectomy for Ductal Adenocarcinoma (DIPLOMA): A Pan-European Propensity Score Matched Study by Jony van Hilst, MD

Progress is an Iterative Process by David A. Kooby, MD

No Gains in Long-Term Survival After Liver Transplantation Over the Past Three Decades by Abbas Rana, MD

Towards Long-term Livers by Stuart J. Knechtle, MD

US FDA Breast Implant Post-Approval Studies: Long Term Outcomes in 99,993 Patients by Christopher James Coroneos, MD


Assessing the Risks of Breast Implants and FDA?s Vision for the National Breast Implant Registry by Binita S. Ashar, MD, MBA

Editorial: US FDA Breast Implant Post-Approval Studies: Long-term Outcomes in 99,993 Patients by Amy S Colwell, MD


Using Patient Reported Outcomes to Enhance Appropriateness in Low-Risk Elective General Surgery by Brian Fry, MS

Workplace Bullying Among Surgeons - the Perfect Crime by Kevin Pei, MD

Successful Development and Implementation of a Surgical Response Team for Emergent Surgical Cases by Amy M. Pichoff, MD


A Short-term Preoperative Diet Decreases Bleeding after Partial Hepatectomy: Results from a Multi-institutional Randomized Controlled Trial by Richard J. Barth, MD, FACS

Bowel Obstruction and Ventral Hernia After Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgery for Rectal Cancer In A Randomized Trial (COLOR II) by Thomas Willem Koedam, MD


Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection: Diagnostic Accuracy of Physical Examination, Imaging, and LRINEC Score - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis by Shannon M. Fernando, MD, MSc


A Roadmap for Aspiring Surgeon-Scientists in Today's Healthcare Environment by David Joel Hackam, MD, PhD


Barriers to Regionalized Surgical Care: Public Perspective Survey and Geospatial Analysis by Heather Yeo, MD, MHS

A Novel Method of Setting Performance Standards in Surgery Using Patient Outcomes by Mitchell Goldenberg, MB, BS

Recurrence Patterns and Long-term Results After Induction Chemotherapy, Chemoradiotherapy and Curative Surgery in Patients With Locally Advanced Esophageal Cancer by Thomas Steffen, MD

Learning Curve and associated Morbidity of Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: A Retrospective Multicenter Study by Frans van Workum, MD

Bariatric Surgery and the Risk of Cancer in a Large Multisite Cohort by Daniel Schauer, MD, MSc

Organ Preservation in cT2N0 Rectal Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy - The Impact of Radiation Therapy Dose-escalation and Consolidation Chemotherapy by Rodrigo Oliva Perez, MD, PhD

Oncologic Outcome and Morbidity in the Elderly Rectal Cancer Patients After Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy and Total Mesorectal Excision: A Multi-Institutional and Case-Matched Control Study by Jong Hoon Lee, MD

10th Anniversary of ALPPS - Lessons Learned and quo Vadis by Hauke Lang, MD

RAS Mutation Clinical Risk Score to Predict Survival After Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases by Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, MD

Targeting Value-Driven Quality Improvement for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Michigan by Kyle H. Sheetz, MD, MS

Hospital-Level Variation in Utilization of Surgery for Clinical Stage I-II Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma by Douglas S. Swords, MD

Risk Factors and Mitigation Strategies for Pancreatic Fistula After Distal Pancreatectomy: Analysis of 2,026 Resections from the International, Multi-institutional Distal Pancreatectomy Study Group by Brett Logan Ecker, MD

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ and Margins <2 mm: Contemporary Outcomes with Breast Conservation by Henry M. Kuerer, MD, PhD, FACS

Surgery for Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Adherence to Consensus Guidelines in an Academic Health System by Eric James Kuo, MD

A National Analysis of Long-term Survival Following Thoracoscopic vs Open Lobectomy for Stage I Non-small Cell Lung Cancer by Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, MD

Immediate Impact of Centralisation on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Outcomes for a Vascular Network in the South West of England: A Retrospective Cohort Study by Philippa Leighton, MBBS, MRCS

Sinai Abbreviated Geriatric Evaluation: Development and Validation of a Practical Test by Mark Richard Katlic, MD

Faculty Development for the Operating Room: An Examination of the Effectiveness of an Intraoperative Teaching Course for Surgeons by Aimee K Gardner, PhD


Book Review of: The Americas entitled Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery, Practical Management of Dilemmas by Akhil Chawla, MD

Fischer?s Mastery of Surgery, 7th Edition by Leigh Anne Dageforde, MD, MPH


Comments on “Alternative Fistula Risk Score for Pancreatoduodenectomy (a-FRS) Design and International External Validation” by Sebastien Gaujoux, MD, PhD

Added Value of Body Fat Distribution in Predicting Clinically Significant Pancreatic Fistula in the a-FRS Following Pancreatoduodenectomy Currently Unclear by Timothy H. Mungroop, MD

Decoding Tumor Biology of Colorectal Liver Metastases with Radiogenomics: A Novel Insight into Surgical Approach Selection by Xiangcheng Li, MD, PhD

Reply to: “Decoding Tumor Biology of Colorectal Liver Metastases with Radiogenomics: A Novel Insight into Surgical Approach Selection” by Matthew J. Weiss, MD

Transplantation Versus Resection for Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: An Argument for Shifting Treatment Paradigms for Resectable Disease by Eric Vibert, MD, PhD

Surgeon Age in Relation to Prognosis After Esophageal Cancer Resection by Chang-Ming Huang, MD

Response to Lu et al, Concerning Manuscript Entitled, ‘Surgeon Age in Relation to Prognosis after Esophageal Cancer Resection’ by Sheraz Markar, PhD, MRCS, MSc, MA

Prevention of Clinically-relevant Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula After Pancreticoduodenectomy by Sergio Pedrazzoli, MD, FACS

Managing the High-risk Pancreatic Anastomosis by Brett Logan Ecker, MD

Don’t Calculate Post-hoc Power Using Observed Estimate of Effect Size by Andrew Gelman, PhD

Letter to editor: A Proposal to Mitigate the Consequences of Type 2 Error in Surgical Science by Olli Helminen, MD, PhD

Post Hoc Power Calculation: Observing the Expected by Joost Plate, MD

Post hoc Power: A Surgeon?s First Assistant in Interpreting?

Negative? Studies by Yanik J Bababekov, MD, MPH

Feedback Given to Surgeons is a Useful Tool for Quality Improvement: Demystifying the “Sensitizing Surgeons to Their Outcome has no Measurable Short-term Benefi t” by Mohamed Bekheit, MS Chir, MS

MiniChir, MSc BioStat, MRCS, FRCS, PhD

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Feedback given to Surgeons is a Useful Tool for Quality Improvement: Demystifying the “Sensitizing Surgeons to Their Outcome has no Measurable Short-term Benefit” by Olivier Farges, MD, PhD

MySurgeryRisk and Machine Learning: A Promising Start to Real-time Clinical Decision Support by Teodor P. Grantcharov, MD, PhD

Alpps vs. Conventional Two-Stage Hepatectomy in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Liver Metastases by Francesco Ardito, MD, PhD

Response to ? Alpps vs. Conventional Two-Stage Hepatectomy in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Liver Metastases?

by Per Sandstrom, MD, PhD

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