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Medicaid Expansion in Kentucky Improves Breast Cancer Care for Women 20 to 64 Years Old

Kentucky researchers report rates of diagnosis of early stage disease and utilization of less invasive operations have increased since 2014.
8-Feb-2018 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Patients Who Achieve Short-Term Weight Loss Before Bariatric Surgery Have Better Outcomes

Patients who lose some excess weight prior to weight loss surgery achieve greater weight loss after surgery, and also experience shorter hospital stays and shorter procedures, according to Journal of American College of Surgeons study findings.
1-Feb-2018 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites


Postoperative Wound Monitoring App Can Reduce Readmissions and Improve Patient Care

A new smartphone app called WoundCare is successfully enabling patients to remotely send images of their surgical wounds for monitoring by nurses.
19-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patient Education Brochure Provides Low-Cost Solution to Avoid Diversion of Unused Opioids after Surgery

A new patient education brochure that describes safe disposal practices of unused pain pills can be a low-cost and effective way of getting patients to properly dispose of their leftover medications.
11-Jan-2018 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Many Women Report Not Feeling Completely Informed about Breast Cancer Treatment Options, but Web-Based Tool Could Help

Results from two separate studies in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showed a decision aid tool may help mitigate the sense of urgency patients feel about making treatment decisions.
13-Dec-2017 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

Trauma Quality Improvement Program Annual Meeting Brings Bleeding Control Message to Chicago

The ACS TQIP annual meeting featured bleeding control training and a keynote speech outlining the progress to date of bleeding control efforts.
7-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Seattle Surgeon Eileen Metzer Bulger, MD, FACS, Is Next Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma

The Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) recently appointed Eileen Metzger Bulger, MD, FACS, as the next Chair of the ACS Committee on Trauma (COT).
5-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Postsurgery Prescribing Guideline Could Reduce Opioid Prescriptions by as Much as 40 Percent

New study results suggest that a more vigilant prescribing guideline for surgeons could reduce by as much as 40 percent the number of opioid pills prescribed after operations, and still meet patients’ pain management needs.
30-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST 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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