Editorial| Volume 223, ISSUE 5, P829, May 2022

From the Editor – In – Chief: Featured papers in the May 2022 issue

      In the May Issue of the American Journal of Surgery (AJS) we feature the manuscripts listed below:
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        • Waddimba A.C.
        • Newman P.
        • Shelley J.K.
        • et al.
        Pain management after laparoscopic appendectomy: Comparative effectiveness of innovative pre-emptive analgesia using liposomal bupivacaine.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 832-838
        • Thomas A.
        • Stey A.
        Doing our part to address the opioid epidemic.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 830-831
        • Farr B.J.
        • Castillo-Angeles M.
        • Okafor B.
        • et al.
        Adult survivors of moderate and great complexity congenital heart disease undergoing general surgery procedures: how do they fare?.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 841-845
        • Soler L.
        • Dabal R.J.
        • Sorabella R.A.
        General surgical procedures in survivors of complex congenital heart disease: a potential Pandora's box?.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 839-840
        • Lee G.C.
        • Sell N.M.
        • et al.
        Association of age with treatment at high-volume hospitals and distance traveled for care, in patients with rectal cancer who seek curative resection.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 848-854
        • Calata J.
        • Peterson C.Y.
        Disparities in rectal cancer care: a call to action for all.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 846-847
        • Robinson T.N.
        • Kovar A.
        • Carmichael H.
        • Overbey D.M.
        • Goode C.M.
        • Jones T.S.
        Postoperative delirium is associated with decreased recovery of ambulation one-month after surgery.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 857-862
        • Zenilman M.E.
        Mobile apps and surgical patients- we are getting closer.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 855-856
        • Torregrosa L.
        • et al.
        Development and application of an inpatient traffic lights classification to improve the surgical ward round quality.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1010-1012
        • Brazelle M.
        • et al.
        Navigating the virtual medical school experience during COVID - what comes next?.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1013-1014
        • Carney P.R.
        • et al.
        Introducing the American journal of surgery virtual Research mentor: a primer for aspiring surgeon-scientists.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1015-1016
        • Schumm M.A.
        • et al.
        A hybrid remote surgery clerkship curriculum during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned and future perspectives.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1017-1018
        • Leyva-Moraga F.A.
        • et al.
        Letter to editor in response to article entitled: Visual teaching aids improve understanding and reduce anxiety prior to a colectomy.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1019
        • Edwards J.
        • et al.
        Racial disparities in incidence of lower extremity primary amputations.
        Am J Surg. 2022; 223: 1020-1022