A systematic program for analyzing processes associated with catheter placement and removal for surgical patients decreased urinary tract infections (UTI) for all hospitalized patients. These results are believed to be the first report of a quality...
15-Jul-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Patients who have weight-loss operations at nonaccredited bariatric surgical facilities in the United States are up to 1.4 times likelier to experience serious complications and more than twice as likely to die after the operation compared with...
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Study Results Show Incidence of Cancer in Patients with Large Colorectal Polyps Is Much Lower than Previously Thought
In a new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study, 92 percent of the colorectal polyps in patients referred for operations were noncancerous, suggesting advanced endoscopic treatments may be a viable option.
28-Jun-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Greater Public Access to Bleeding Control Training and Kits Receives Strong Support Within the U.S. Medical Community
Yesterday the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates approved a resolution introduced by the American College of Surgeons and other medical societies to train more professional first responders (i.e., police and firefighters) and...
15-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Surgeons and researchers, responding to the known prevalence of inequalities in U.S. surgical care, have taken the first steps toward eliminating surgical care disparities by grouping their causes into themes and identifying modifiable contributing...
10-Jun-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Louis C. Argenta, MD, FACS, received the 2016 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) at a dinner held in his honor this evening in Chicago, Ill.
3-Jun-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Free Colonoscopy Program for Uninsured at-Risk Patients Detects Cancer at an Earlier Stage and Is Cost Neutral
For uninsured patients who are at a high risk for colorectal cancer (CRC), performing free screening colonoscopies can identify cancer at an earlier stage and appears to be cost neutral from a hospital system perspective.
26-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Study authors propose new education and training paradigm that will benefit military surgeons and their patients in combat and non-combat environments.
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Nationally Recognized Cancer Expert from American College of Surgeons Available to Discuss the BRCA-Positive Patient's Treatment Options
15-May-2013 2:30 PM EDT
Surgical experts affiliated with the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers are available to discuss breast cancer awareness issues
5-Oct-2011 10:15 AM EDT
Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT