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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...

2010-09-20 23:19:39

Delays of 12 hours or more before surgery do not appear to adversely affect 30-day outcomes among patients undergoing appendectomies for acute appendicitis, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Appendectomy is the most common emergent surgical procedure performed worldwide, with appendicitis accounting for approximately 1 million hospital days annually," the authors write as background information in the article. "Increased...

2010-09-08 00:28:38

Journal of the American College of Surgeons Study Finds Obese Women Who Undergo Bariatric Procedures Before Pregnancy Are Three Times Less Likely to Have Gestational Diabetes Obese women who have bariatric surgical procedures before pregnancy were three times less likely to develop gestational diabetes (GDM) than women who have bariatric operations after delivery, according to new research findings published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The...

2010-09-07 19:19:49

Study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons Found People Living in Low-Income Neighborhoods Have Nearly 20 Times More Penetrating Injuries Than People Living in High-Income Neighborhoods Penetrating injury rates were more than 20 times higher for persons living in the lowest income neighborhoods compared with those living in the highest income neighborhoods, according to a new study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Researchers also...

2010-07-08 10:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced the launch of the PEAK PlasmaBlade® 3.0S dissection device following 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This revolutionary product features a 3.0mm wide blade for even greater cutting precision, integrated suction for enhanced visibility, and a telescoping shaft that extends from 5.5 cm to 15 cm for improved surgical access. The PlasmaBlade 3.0S is cleared for...

2010-06-03 16:30:00

Site to serve as College's centerpiece presence on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest organization of surgeons in the world, today commemorated the official grand opening of its newly constructed 10-story, 130,000-square-foot Class A office building, at 20 F Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Located on one of the last and best development parcels on Capitol Hill, the new building will serve as the location for the...

2010-06-02 20:20:50

New research findings in Journal of the American College of Surgeons show patients not treated during initial hospitalization required re-admission within 2 years New research findings published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that delaying cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder, in elderly patients with sudden inflammation of the organ often results in increased costs, morbidity and mortality. Gallstone disease is the most costly...

2010-06-02 19:37:04

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds education programs increase number of minority organ and tissue donors Minority organ donations have more than doubled since the institution of grassroots awareness and education programs, according to a new retrospective study published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. In 2010, the percentage of minority donors is expected to reach 35 percent, up from approximately 15 percent in 1990. Since the first...

2010-05-18 09:00:00

The Florida Hospital Association and The American College of Surgeons Announce the Florida Surgical Care Initiative, a Partnership to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida hospitals and surgeons today launched a significant new initiative to improve patient safety and the quality of surgical care while reducing costs throughout the state. The Florida Surgical Care Initiative (FSCI), a joint initiative of the Florida Hospital...


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