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Suggested reading from morning reports

From February 13, 2020

1. Modes, M.E., et al., Did a Goals-of-Care Discussion Happen? Differences in the Occurrence of Goals-of-Care Discussions as Reported by Patients, Clinicians, and in the Electronic Health Record. Journal of pain and symptom management, 2019. 57(2): p. 251-259.

From September 12, 2019

1. Ehrenpreis, E.D., G. Roginsky, and R.M. Gore, Clinical significance of mesenteric panniculitis-like abnormalities on abdominal computerized tomography in patients with malignant neoplasms. World J Gastroenterol, 2016. 22(48): p. 10601-10608. 

2. Klok, F.A. and M.V. Huisman, Management of incidental pulmonary embolism. Eur Respir J, 2017. 49(6).

From January 24, 2019

1.Green, J., et al., Approach to the Diagnostic Workup and Management of Small Bowel Lesions at a Tertiary Care Center. J Gastrointest Surg, 2018. 22(6): p. 1034-1042. 

2. Zielinski, M.D., et al., Multi-institutional, prospective, observational study comparing the Gastrografin challenge versus standard treatment in adhesive small bowel obstruction. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 2017. 83(1): p. 47-54. 

3. van Dijk, A.H., et al., Systematic review of antibiotic treatment for acute calculous cholecystitis. Br J Surg, 2016. 103(7): p. 797-811. 

4. Long, S., et al., This too shall pass: Standardized Gastrografin protocol for partial small bowel obstruction. Am J Surg, 2019. 

5. Baccei, S., UMass Memorial Medical Center Department of Radiology Policies/Procedures and or Clinical Guidelines: Policy #Rad2033 Communication of Actionable Findings (Critical Results) on Radiology Imaging Studies and Procedures. 2015.

From January 17, 2019

1. Janssens, J., et al. (2018). "Medical and moral considerations regarding complex medical decisions in older patients with multimorbidity: a compact deliberation framework." BMC Geriatrics 18(1): 25.

From October 11, 2018

1. Li, G. Z., et al. (2017). "Cutaneous Radiation-associated Breast Angiosarcoma: Radicality of Surgery Impacts Survival." Ann Surg 265(4): 814-820.

2. Salminen, S. H., et al. (2018). "Radiation-associated sarcoma after breast cancer in a nationwide population: Increasing risk of angiosarcoma." Cancer Med 7(9): 4825-4835.

From February 22, 2018

1. Sawicki, N.N., Who Judges Harm? J Clin Ethics, 2016. 27(3): p. 238-242.

2. Berlinger, N. and E. Dietz, Time-out: The Professional and Organizational Ethics of Speaking Up in the OR. AMA J Ethics, 2016. 18(9): p. 925-32.

From February 8, 2018

1. Konstantinidis, I. T., et al. (2018). "Primary liver sarcomas in the modern era: Resection or transplantation?" Journal of Surgical Oncology.

2. Kopani, K., et al. (2009). "The Coral Reef Aorta: Diagnosis and Treatment Following CT." Radiol Case Rep 4(1): 209.

From December 15, 2017

1. Park, J. Y. and Y. J. Kim (2014). "Uncut Roux-en-Y Reconstruction after Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy Can Be a Favorable Method in Terms of Gastritis, Bile Reflux, and Gastric Residue." Journal of Gastric Cancer 14(4): 229-237.

From October 12, 2017:

1. Tapnio, R. H., et al. (2017). Transcatheter Embolization of Cystic Artery Pseudoaneurysms Secondary to Acute Cholecystitis. Vasc Endovascular Surg 51(7): 498-500.   

2. Tashkin, D. P. (2013). Effects of marijuana smoking on the lungAnn Am Thorac Soc 10(3): 239-247. 

From September 28, 2017:

1. Gezer, H. O., et al. (2016). Meckel diverticulum in children: Evaluation of macroscopic appearance for guidance in subsequent surgeryJournal of Pediatric Surgery 51(7): 1177-1180.

2. Thirunavukarasu, P., et al. (2011). Meckel's diverticulum--a high-risk region for malignancy in the ileum. Insights from a population-based epidemiological study and implications in surgical managementAnn Surg 253(2): 223-230. 

From September 24, 2017:

1. Havens, J. M., et al. (2016). Association of model for end-stage liver disease score with mortality in emergency general surgery patients. JAMA Surgery, 151(7), e160789.

2. Wancata, L. M., et al. (2017). Outcomes after surgery for benign and malignant small bowel obstruction. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery : Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 21(2), 363-371.

From June 22, 2017:

1. Schweigert, M., et al. (2016). "Spotlight on esophageal perforation: A multinational study using the Pittsburgh esophageal perforation severity scoring system." Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 151(4): 1002-1009.

From May 11, 2017:

1. Bilimoria, K. Y., et al. (2013). "Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk calculator: a decision aid and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 217(5): 833-842.e831-833.

2. Heyland, D. K., et al. (2015). "Admission of the very elderly to the intensive care unit: family members' perspectives on clinical decision-making from a multicenter cohort study." Palliat Med 29(4): 324-335. 

From April 13, 2017:

1. Fintelmann, F., et al. (2008). "Jejunal diverticulosis: findings on CT in 28 patients." AJR Am J Roentgenol 190(5): 1286-1290. 

2. Horesh, N., et al. (2016). "Jejunal Diverticulitis." Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A 26(8): 596-599. 

From March 23, 2017:

1. Matsuda, A., et al. (2015). "Comparison of long-term outcomes of colonic stent as "bridge to surgery" and emergency surgery for malignant large-bowel obstruction: a meta-analysis." Annals of Surgical Oncology 22(2): 497-504. 

2. Eker, H. H., et al. (2011). "A prospective study on elective umbilical hernia repair in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites." Surgery 150(3): 542-546. 

3. Khodarahmi, I., et al. (2015). "Incarceration of umbilical hernia: a rare complication of large volume paracentesis." J Radiol Case Rep 9(9): 20-25. 

From February 23, 2017:

1. Antevil, J. L., et al. (2005). "Treatment of suspected symptomatic cholelithiasis with glycopyrrolate: A prospective, randomized clinical trial." Ann Emerg Med 45(2): 172-176.

From February 9, 2017:

1. Church, J. and J. Kao (2014). "Bedside colonoscopy in intensive care units: indications, techniques, and outcomes." Surg Endosc 28(9): 2679-2682.

2. Healy, J. M., et al. (2016). "Pediatric incidental appendectomy: a systematic review." Pediatr Surg Int 32(4): 321-335.

From January 26, 2017:

1. Neal, M. D., et al. (2011). "Diverting loop ileostomy and colonic lavage: an alternative to total abdominal colectomy for the treatment of severe, complicated Clostridium difficile associated disease." Ann Surg 254(3): 423-427; discussion 427-429.

2. Ott, S. J., et al. (2016). "Efficacy of Sterile Fecal Filtrate Transfer for Treating Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection." Gastroenterology.

3. Vyas, D., et al. (2015). "Fecal transplant policy and legislation." World J Gastroenterol 21(1): 6-11.

From January 12, 2017:

1. Singal, A. K., et al. (2013). "Mesenteric venous thrombosis." Mayo Clinic Proceedings 88(3): 285-294. 

2. Yang, S., et al. (2015). "Multidisciplinary stepwise management strategy for acute superior mesenteric venous thrombosis: an intestinal

stroke center experience.Thromb Res 135(1): 36-45.

3. Karas, J. R., et al. (2011). "No rectopexy versus rectopexy following rectal mobilization for full-thickness rectal prolapse: a randomized

controlled trial." Dis Colon Rectum 54(1): 29-34.