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2010-11-18 17:29:47

Patients undergoing plastic/reconstructive surgeries benefit from individual blood clot risk assessments Patients undergoing plastic or reconstructive surgery should receive a risk assessment before their procedure to predict whether they'll develop potentially fatal blood clots in the legs or lungs, according to research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Researchers also found that 1 in 9 patients at highest risk based on that assessment will develop clots if not given...

2010-11-01 21:34:17

Minorities in Academic Surgery Journal of the American College of Surgeons Article Reviews Grant Program's Success in Addressing Lack of Minority Surgeons in the Academic Field According to a report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a grant-funded program tailored to provide advanced minimally invasive surgery skills to young, underrepresented minority surgeons, is helping address shortages of minority faculty members at U.S. medical...

2010-10-28 00:00:44

BMI of Texas announces that co-founder and bariatric surgeon Dr.Terive Duperier has received the FACS designation. It also announced that it will offer an accredited bariatric fellowship via a grant from the Foundation for Surgical Fellowships. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) October 27, 2010 BMI of Texas, which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery proceduresin San Antonio, Texas, today announced Dr. Frank "Terive" Duperierwas named a Fellow by the American College of Surgeons. The...

2010-10-20 04:00:00

NEWARK, Del., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) has recognized Christiana Care Health System as one of 26 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals in the United States that have achieved exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) As a participant in ACS NSQIP, Christiana...

2010-10-07 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Thelma C. Hurd, M.D., of Elizabeth, New Jersey, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare. ABOUT DR. THELMA C. HURD Dr. Hurd has had 27 years of experience focusing on markers of breast cancer progression, special surgical techniques and health disparities in underserved populations. She is currently a Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of...

2010-10-06 10:15:00

National Trauma Data Bank research finds ATV riders more likely to die or require aggressive trauma treatment WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With four wheels rather than two, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) would seem to be safer than motorcycles for off-road traveling or sports. However, a study presented at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) found that ATV riders were far more likely to die or need aggressive trauma care than...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

Growing Shortages of Surgeons and Other Physicians Pose an Increasing Threat to Patient Access to Safe, High-Quality and Affordable Care WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- -- A new interactive, web-based map from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Health Policy Research Institute shows, county-by-county throughout the U.S., where shortages of surgeons and other physicians threaten patient access to timely, safe, high-quality and affordable care. The Surgery Workforce Atlas...

2010-10-04 16:45:00

New study shows direct correlation between motor vehicle deaths and access to surgeons WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having more surgeons working in a geographic area has a direct impact on the likelihood that victims will survive motor vehicle crashes, according to a new research study presented at the 2010 Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. The study, led by David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, at the Center for Surgical Systems and Public Health, in...

2010-10-04 06:37:00

MISGAV, Israel, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyTouch Medical Ltd., a leading developer of laparoscopic soft tissue prosthetic placement technologies, announced today it will be exhibiting its lead product, PatchAssist(TM) at the American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC this week. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) brings together thousands of surgeons and experts to provide a forum to advance surgeons' ongoing efforts to achieve the best...

2010-09-28 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 96th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 3-7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. This year marks the first time that the ACS Clinical Congress has ever been held in our nation's capitol. The Clinical Congress provides a prime opportunity for writers, editors, and producers who cover the health care...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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