This Viewpoint discusses the need for changing the informed consent process to include physicians’ disclosures of industry relationships as a means to increase transparency and facilitate informed joint decision making.
This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related invited commentary.
This retrospective review shows that most patients with stage IV colorectal cancer had undergone primary tumor resection but, beginning in 2001, a trend toward fewer resections was seen. Despite the decreasing resection rate, patient survival rates improved.
This retrospective study demonstrates trends toward higher proportions of breast conservation surgery–eligible patients undergoing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and bilateral mastectomy in the past decade. See also the Invited Commentary by Sun and Zenilman.
Morrow et al examine correlates of reconstruction and determine if a significant unmet need for reconstruction exists among women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomy.
This observational study and intervention develop a prototype of a tool to improve the preoperative decision-making process and manage postoperative expectations among older adults undergoing high-risk surgery.