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Editor's Note| Volume 173, ISSUE 4, P887, April 2023

Diversity in Publications

      We are very proud of the myriad ways in which Surgery has led diversity. The table of contents in the April issue is an outstanding example of many types of diversity including geographic distribution of authorship, hospital settings in which the research was conducted, specialty interests, type of study, and numerous other variables. Review of the April issue shows that our authors from 15 countries have made contributions in categories of appendix, bariatric surgery, biliary surgery, colon rectum and anus, Covid-19, education, gastric, health care, hepatic, hernia, infection/inflammation, outcomes, pancreas, plastic/wound healing, small bowel, thoracic, transplantation, trauma/critical care, and vascular. Furthermore, perusal of the April table of contents highlights timely issues such as age-related disparities relative to appendicitis. This retrospective cost analysis utilizes national data to highlight a problem which clearly needs to be addressed and remedied. Our bariatric surgery article highlights a benefit of bariatric surgery, which may not be one usually discussed, which is symptom remission in patients with pseudotumor cerebri. The study from Finland on stoma reversal is very interesting in that it highlights that two years after a Hartmann’s procedure is performed, the “temporary” colostomy had been reversed in less than half of patients. While colostomies created for perforated diverticulitis are often referred to as “temporary”, our colleagues from Finland have clearly shown us that this supposition is indeed quite erroneous.
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