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Journal: Annals of surgery


Investigate and confirm the association between sympathoadrenal activation, endotheliopathy and poor outcome in trauma patients.

Concepts: Scientific method, Observational study, The Association, Psychological trauma, Physical trauma, Sunshine pop


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


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


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

Concepts: Randomized controlled trial


This study aimed to elucidate current medical student perceptions on barriers to a career in surgery, with a particular focus on gender-specific differences.


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 determine whether parastomal hernia (PSH) rate can be reduced by using synthetic mesh in the sublay position when constructing permanent end colostomy. The secondary aim was to investigate possible side-effects of the mesh.

Concepts: Colostomy


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