The shifting paradigm away from individual efforts toward collaboration has resulted in rapid, greater advancements in the care of children in the past 20 years. As is so often the case in medicine, necessity drives innovation. We can only hope that this trend will continue to evolve in the future. The goal continues to be earlier, non-invasive diagnostics with more effective interventions that minimize patient morbidity and maximize patient comfort.
Eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal neoplasms in the pediatric patient: a narrative review
Prophylactic colectomy for children with familial adenomatous polyposis: resource utilization and outcomes for open and laparoscopic surgery
A retrospective comparison of outcomes for open vs. laparoscopic surgical techniques in pediatric ulcerative colitis
Use of hem-o-lok clips for laparoscopic appendectomy in children: retrospective analysis and comparison to ligature loop and endoscopic surgical stapler
Same-day discharge vs. observation after laparoscopic pediatric appendectomy: a prospective cohort study
The series “Current Topics in Pediatric General Surgery” was commissioned by the editorial office, Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology without any sponsorship or funding. Eduardo A. Perez, Samir Pandya, and Matthew S. Clifton are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.