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2010-01-19 12:16:38

Following a rule expanding coverage of weight-loss surgery under Medicare, bariatric procedures in the Medicare population were centralized to a smaller number of certified centers, were more likely to be minimally invasive and were associated with improved outcomes, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "The number of bariatric procedures performed in the United States increased from 12,775 in 1998 to 70,256 in 2001. The...

2010-01-05 20:35:42

Multidisciplinary care, patient decision aids rarely offered Most breast cancer surgeons' practices do not follow standards associated with the best quality of care, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. These standards include consulting with other specialists and providing resources and education to help patients make treatment decisions. "Despite the mantra for multidisciplinary decision-making and care intake for patients,...

2009-12-23 14:15:25

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study provides domestic model for low-cost, high-quality surgical care A new study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that a volunteer program providing low-risk outpatient surgical procedures can deliver safe and effective health care to patients in need. However, the study authors do caution that the program is not a long-term solution for dealing with the medically uninsured. While Congress...

2009-12-10 12:04:37

Study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds better than predicted outcomes for patients who undergo pancreatic necrosectomy New research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds that the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) is a powerful tool for assessing outcomes of uncommon, high-risk surgical procedures, including pancreatic necrosectomy. This is the first time that...

2009-11-23 11:15:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major medical errors self-reported by American surgeons are strongly related to both burnout and depression. Those findings appear today in the online edition of Annals of Surgery. The Mayo Clinic-led study included collaborators from Johns Hopkins and the American College of Surgeons. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090105/MAYOLOGO) VIDEO ALERT: Additional audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview...

2009-11-19 14:21:00

Encourages women to partner with their physicians to determine when and how often to receive mammograms CHICAGO, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACoS) today released comments strongly supporting current American Cancer Society (ACS) screening mammography guidelines that recommend women get a mammogram every year, starting at age 40. The College is supporting the ACS guidelines despite the recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

2009-11-19 11:30:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging/Molecular Breast Imaging (BSGI/MBI) has been recognized and endorsed by two highly esteemed organizations for the fight against breast cancer: The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Surgeons. Both societies published articles supporting the further application of this breakthrough imaging technology for the early detection of breast cancer. "These endorsements reinforce what I have found to...

2009-11-12 11:59:00

Study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds fertility preservation is safe option A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that breast cancer patients under 40 years old who undergo fertility preservation do not face a significant delay in the treatment of their disease when their care is coordinated in a timely fashion. "Easy access and good communication among surgeons, medical oncologists and reproductive...

2009-11-12 11:52:02

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds racial disparities in screening and treatment for several cancers New research published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that African-American patients with colorectal cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease and are less likely to undergo surgical procedures compared with Caucasians, suggesting that improvements in screening and rates of operation may reduce...

2009-11-10 15:20:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before news of the November 5, Fort Hood shootings reached the public, oral and maxillofacial surgeons Major Mark E. Ranschaert, DMD and Major Joseph Dylan Bowles, DDS were in Fort Hood's Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center emergency room working to save the lives of the shooter's victims. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050125/CGTU021LOGO) Arriving in the ER to help treat the influx of patients, Majors Ranschaert and Bowles...