American College of Surgeons (ACS)
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MEDIA ALERT! ACS Issues Advisory About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants and Young Children at Risk for Peanut Allergy

Pediatric otolaryngologists and surgeons are concerned with parents getting the wrong message regarding the safety/desirability of letting babies and young children eat peanuts to prevent them from developing peanut allergies.
3-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EST

Specialized Consultations Improve Geriatric Care for Elderly Patients Who Are Hospitalized for Traumatic Injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings.
18-Feb-2015 9:25 AM EST

ACS Position Statement Stresses Importance of Trauma Center Designation Based Upon Population–Based System Need

The American College of Surgeons recently released a statement emphasizing that the allocation of trauma centers should be based upon the needs of the population, rather than the needs of individual health care organizations or hospital groups.
6-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

ACS Launches Initiative to Attract the Next Generation of Surgeons and Continue Its Legacy of Excellence

Today the American College of Surgeons announced the launch of a new initiative aimed at stimulating more young surgeons (defined as under the age of 45) to become involved in the organization and increase membership.
7-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Fingertip Blood Sensor May Save Valuable Time for Trauma Patients

Trauma surgeons at the University of Arizona, Tuscon evaluated the use of the Spot check Pronto-7® Pulse CO-oximeter in 525 critically injured patients. Their study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS), is believed...
29-Dec-2014 1:00 PM EST

North Carolina Surgeon Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, Elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents

Mark C. Weissler, MD, FACS, Chapel Hill, N.C., was elected Chair of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons during the College’s annual Clinical Congress, held in San Francisco, October 26-30, 2014.
4-Dec-2014 12:10 PM EST

Geriatricians and Surgeons Develop Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Postoperative Delirium in Older Patients

A new guideline is available to help health care providers prevent and treat one of the most common postoperative complications in older patients, delirium, which is an episode of sudden confusion.
26-Nov-2014 10:40 AM EST

Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two studies presented this week at the 2014 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
23-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

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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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