Latest American College of Surgeons Stories

2010-05-13 11:07:22

A simple, 10-minute "frailty" test administered to older patients before they undergo surgery can predict with great certainty their risk for complications, how long they will stay in the hospital and — most strikingly — whether they are likely to end up in a nursing home afterward.

2010-04-12 09:35:42

Journal of the American Dietetic Association explores successful patient management.

2010-03-26 11:05:00

VALLEJO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Solano Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation with six commendations from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS).

2010-02-01 13:02:10

University of Maryland survey asked about physical symptoms, discomfort among surgeons.

2010-01-26 14:58:01

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study shows patients can benefit from choosing high-volume hospitals for cardiovascular procedures even if facilities do not have high ratings.

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.

2010-01-05 20:35:42

Multidisciplinary care, patient decision aids rarely offered.

2009-12-23 14:15:25

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study provides domestic model for low-cost, high-quality surgical care.

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.

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.

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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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