cancer diagnosis (ie, lower stage), we suggest that after a disease-free interval of 12 months, routine screening with a breast examination and mammography may be warranted because the survival rates are significantly better. Alexandra Gangi, MD Galinos Baramparas, MD Farin F. Amersi, MD Author Affiliations: Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

John Y. S. Kim, MD

Corresponding Author: Farin F. Amersi, MD, Department of Surgery, CedarsSinai Medical Center, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 ([email protected]).

Author Affiliation: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

Published Online: March 25, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.0196. Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Corresponding Author: John Y. S. Kim, MD, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 675 N St Clair St, Galter Ste 19-250, Chicago, IL 60611 ([email protected]).

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1. Kim JYS, Khavanin N, Rambachan A, et al. Surgical duration and risk of venous thromboembolism [published online December 3, 2014]. JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1841.

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Omitted Citation to Related Article To the Editor In a recent article published in JAMA Surgery,1 a related pilot study and publication in the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery2 should have been discussed and referenced. This pilot study included a preliminary analysis of 19 276 plastic surgery patients from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) from 2005 to 2011. After this study was accepted and published in the Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand


Surgery, we published a second large study in JAMA Surgery assessing the effect of surgical duration on venous thromboembolism that included a larger set of patients (ie, 1 432 855 patients who had undergone all types of surgery) from the NSQIP database. I would like to apologize to the editorial board and the JAMA Surgery readership for not properly referencing the pilot study; not doing so was an oversight that did not follow the JAMA Network requirements.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

2. Mlodinow AS, Khavanin N, Ver Halen JP, Rambachan A, Gutowski KA, Kim JY. Increased anaesthesia duration increases venous thromboembolism risk in plastic surgery: a 6-year analysis of over 19,000 cases using the NSQIP dataset [published online November 25, 2014]. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. doi:10.3109 /2000656X.2014.981267.

CORRECTION Incorrect Table Title: In the article titled “Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs and the Risk for Anastomotic Failure: A Report From Washington State’s Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP),” published online January 21, 2015, and also in the March 2015 issue of JAMA Surgery (2015;150[3]:223-228. doi:10.1001 /jamasurg.2014.2239), a table title was incorrect. On page 226, the title of Table 3 should have been given as “Risk for Anastomotic Leak Among 1621 Patients Undergoing Nonelective Colorectal Procedures.” This article was corrected online.

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