Front Matter| Volume 286, Pv-vi, June 2023



        Acute Care Surgery

        Low-Dose Heparin Infusion as Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis in Patients With Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury. Gregory R. Stettler, Joshua J. Sumislawski, Margot Debot, Ernest E. Moore, and Clay Cothren Burlew 1
        Increased Complications of Emergent Surgical Procedures During the First Wave of COVID-19. Christina Colosimo, Bryce Ingram, John Weaver, Patrick Offner, and James Yon 16
        Geographic Variation in Operative Management of Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction. Samuel P. Carmichael II, David M. Kline, Nathan T. Mowery, Preston R. Miller III, J. Wayne Meredith, and Amresh D. Hanchate 57
        Implications of the Regulation of Endothelial Glycocalyx Breakdown and Reconstitution in Severe Burn Injury. Vincent A. Basas, Linda M. Schutzman, and Ian E. Brown 110

        Cardiac Surgery

        Pulmonary Hypertension and Operative Risk in Mitral Valve and Coronary Surgery. Robert B. Hawkins, Raymond J. Strobel, J. Hunter Mehaffey, Mohammed A. Quader, Mark Joseph, Alan M. Speir, Leora T. Yarboro, and Gorav Ailawadi 49
        Complement Cross Talks With H-K-ATPase to Upregulate Runx2 in Human Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells. Xin-sheng Deng, Xianzhong Meng, David Fullerton, Matthew Stone, John Iguidbashian, and James Jaggers 118

        Gastrointestinal Surgery

        Impact on Cardiovascular Health of Using Phentermine/Topiramate in Combination With Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in Super Obesity. Marionette S. Jayaprakash, Daniel P. Beavers, Gary D. Miller, Stephen McNatt, Adolfo Fernandez, Shenelle A. Edwards–Hampton, and Jamy D. Ard 41
        Outcomes of a Colorectal Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Modified for a Diverse and Urban Community. Julie Hong, Amory de Roulet, Christopher Foglia, Pierre Saldinger, and Steven Y. Chao 74
        Are Nerves Left In Situ Associated With Less Chronic Pain Than Manipulation During Inguinal Hernia Repair? Emily George, Molly A. Olson, and Benjamin K. Poulose 96

        Global Surgery

        Met and Unmet Need for Pediatric Surgical Access in Uganda: A Country-Wide Prospective Analysis. Nasser Kakembo, David F. Grabski, Martin Situma, Margaret Ajiko, Peter Kayima, David Nyeko, Anne Shikanda, Innocent Okello, Janat Tumukunde, Mary Nabukenya, Martin Ogwang, Phyllis Kisa, Arlene Muzira, Nensi Ruzgar, Tamara N. Fitzgerald, John Sekabira, and Doruk Ozgediz 23

        Healthcare Delivery, Quality, and Safety

        Overlapping Surgeries From the Patient's Perspective. Yangzi Liu, Shirley Chen, Catherine M. Hammack-Aviran, Brian C. Drolet, and Galen Perdikis 85
        The Use of Facial Recognition Software and Published Manuscripts to Examine Trends in Surgical Editorial Board Diversity. Christian Toney, Michelle Shroyer Mathis, and Colin Martin 104

        Surgical Oncology

        Statewide Examination of Access to Cancer Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Elizabeth J. Adams, Joe M. Feinglass, Rachel Hae-Soo Joung, and David D. Odell 8
        Clinical Impact and Accuracy of Shave Biopsy for Initial Diagnosis of Cutaneous Melanoma. Sherréa Jones, Valencia Henry, Erin Strong, Salma A. Sheriff, Karolyn Wanat, Julia Kasprzak, Melanie Clark, Monica Shukla, Joseph Zenga, Michael Stadler, William Dzwierzynski, Amy Harker-Murray, Kara Young, Anai N. Kothari, and Callisia N. Clarke 35
        Adherence Disparities and Utilization Trends of Oncotype Dx Assay: A National Cancer Database Study. Shuyi Chen, Christopher Thacker, Shengxuan Wang, Katelyn A. Young, Rebecca L. Hoffman, and Joseph A. Blansfield 65