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August 2020
Volume 220, Issue 2

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The American Journal of Surgery is a peer-reviewed journal designed for the general surgeon who performs abdominal, cancer, vascular, head and neck, breast, colorectal, and other forms of surgery. AJS is the official journal of seven major surgical societies and publishes their official papers as well as independently submitted clinical studies, editorials, reviews, brief reports, correspondence and book reviews.


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Featured Article
  • Gender and compensation among surgical specialties in the Veterans Health Administration

    Jessica H. Maxwell, James A. Randall, Sarah M. Dermody, Adnan S. Hussaini, Hamsini Rao, Ajay S. Nathan, Sonya Malekzadeh, Jamie R. Litvack
    Vol. 220, Issue 2, p256–261
  • Ultrarestrictive intraoperative intravenous fluids during pancreatoduodenectomy is not associated with an increase in post-operative acute kidney injury

    Zayan Mahmooth, Mohammad Raheel Jajja, Daniel Maxwell, Anyul Ferez-Pinzon, Juan M. Sarmiento
    Vol. 220, Issue 2, p264–269
  • What is global surgery? Identifying misconceptions among health professionals

    Mackenzie N. Abraham, Peter J. Abraham, Herbert Chen, Kimberly M. Hendershot
    Vol. 220, Issue 2, p271–273
      • Influence of fellowship educational experience on practice patterns for adrenalectomy: A survey of recent AAES fellowship graduates

        Jessica M. Fazendin, Herbert Chen, Brenessa Lindeman
        Publication stage: In Press Journal Pre-Proof
      • Preoperative cholangitis is an independent risk factor for mortality in patients after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer

        Eli P. Darnell, Thomas J. Wang, Melissa A. Lumish, Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, Maximilian Weniger, Brenna W. Casey, Motaz Qadan, Keith D. Lillemoe, Cristina R. Ferrone, C. Fernandez-Del Castillo, Kumar Krishnan
        Publication stage: In Press Journal Pre-Proof
      • Novel oxygenation technique for hypothermic machine perfusion of liver grafts: Validation in porcine Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) liver model

        Guergana G. Panayotova, Jesus Rosado, Flavio Paterno, Dayanand Deo, George Dikdan, Matthew A. McCarty, Ben Arrington, Anthony Giudice, Adam Fano, Nehal Dhaduk, Keri E. Lunsford, Prakash Rao, James V. Guarrera
        Publication stage: In Press Journal Pre-Proof
      • Invited commentary. Simply speaking: The importance of health literacy for patient outcomes

        Ariel Nehemiah, Caroline E. Reinke
        Publication stage: In Press Journal Pre-Proof
      • An early introduction to surgical skills: Validating a low-cost laparoscopic skill training program purpose built for undergraduate medical education

        Taylor Sellers, Moleca Ghannam, Kojo Asantey, Jennifer Klei, Elizabeth Olive, Victoria A. Roach
        Publication stage: In Press Journal Pre-Proof

    AJS Editors' Statement

    The tragic murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others, again highlight that racism, hatred, and social injustices remain embedded in the fabric of our society. These injustices have been further brought to light by the current COVID-19 pandemic given that black and underrepresented minority Americans have been disproportionally affected. The citizens of this and other nations have gathered in demonstrations against racism and to urge much needed social justice policy changes. The American Journal of Surgery stands in full solidarity against racism and discrimination of all types, and we are committed to raising consciousness and addressing the disproportionate effects of structural violence against people of color who suffer at the hands of hatred and racial inequities .We are committed to learning and educating ourselves and others on how to be antiracists and effective allies. We pledge to publicly address and call for action against injustices on a local, regional and national level, condemning all acts of prejudice, police brutality, and racial inequality.

    We are immediately taking action by:

    • Ensuring our editorial board has diverse representation to assure all voices are heard and that we are addressing issues of racism, discrimination and structural violence in an open and inclusive way.
    • Creating a space which values and encourages rigorous research and scholarship into the areas of health inequities and will move the field forward. We will put out a call for papers in this domain and make this content free for all to view.
    • Using our resources and influence to support charities which address health inequities and racial discrimination.

    We will not be silent.

    Herbert Chen
    Paula Ferrada
    Gregory Kennedy
    Brenessa Lindeman
    Erika Newman
    Carmen Solorzano
    Dana Telem
    Tracy Wang
    Michael Zenilman

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