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Just released: Proceedings from inaugural Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention

Proceedings from the first-ever Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention have been released and published on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website as an “article in press” in advance of print publication.
20-May-2019 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Standards for quality surgical care for older adults finalized by Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery

Proposed quality standards for improving the surgical care of older adults received feedback from a sample of North American hospitals, and those deemed most feasible to implement are undergoing pilot testing before a national rollout.
14-May-2019 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Online Tool Gives Surgeons and Their Patients Probabilities for the Success of Their Ventral Hernia Repair Operation

A surgeon-developed online app can be used by patients and their surgeons to help guide preoperative planning and establish expectations for how a patient’s ventral hernia repair operation will turn out, according to new study findings.
2-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

May is our nation’s first ever National Stop the Bleed Month

May is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month, featuring training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public and empower them with the skills and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons.
30-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Save the date: San Francisco will host American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress October 27-31

The 2019 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)—one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world—will convene October 27-31 in San Francisco, Calif.
9-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Frailty May Be a New Screening Criterion for Fitness for an Operation

Frailty is linked to more complications after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study.
1-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Medicaid expansion in Kentucky led to an increase in screening and improved survival for colorectal cancer patients

The number of low-income patients screened for colorectal cancer more than tripled after Medicaid expansion in 2014, according to study findings in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
22-Feb-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Gallbladder Removal Operation During Pregnancy Associated with Adverse Maternal Outcomes

When faced with painful gallstones, pregnant women should consider postponing surgical treatment until after childbirth, new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study results show.
12-Feb-2019 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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