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ACS NSQIP® Now Offers a Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator

The new ACS NSQIP® Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the chance of a young patient experiencing postoperative complications, according to research findings.
22-Sep-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

First Report From Nationwide Bariatric Registry Examines Outcomes of Surgical Techniques Used in Popular Procedures

By analyzing information included in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) database, researchers found that laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, a newer type of weight loss surgery that reduces the...
20-Sep-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

20 Cancer Care Facilities Receive Outstanding Achievement Award From American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award to a select group of 20 accredited cancer programs throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on...
23-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NSQIP Data Helps Hospital Reduce UTI Rates Across Surgical and Non-Surgical Departments

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 at Accredited Bariatric Surgical Centers Have Fewer Postoperative Complications

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...
11-Jul-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

Disparities in Surgical Care Have Multilevel, Interconnected Causes

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

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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

National Surgical Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness Issues

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

Experts Available to Discuss Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer experts are available to serve as sources for reporters seeking to discuss breast cancer awareness.
22-Sep-2010 11:30 AM EDT

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