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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...

2009-11-04 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty surgical organizations, led by the American College of Surgeons, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate today stating they are prepared to oppose the Senate's health care reform bill because it will threaten patient access and harm quality. Surgeons state that as the legislation currently stands, it fails to address some of the fundamental problems that plague the health care system. "We strongly support health care reform that will expand access to...

2009-11-04 09:01:46

In FDA-approved trial, adolescents had 45 percent weight loss two years after surgery A surgeon at Children's National Medical Center and his colleagues from New York University have found laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (Lap band) to improve the health of morbidly obese adolescents. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, involved nearly 50 girls and boys ages 14-17. The participants showed significant decreases in total and android fat mass 2 years...

2009-10-15 11:15:00

National Trauma Databank researchers find elderly patients more vulnerable to problems CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A common drug used for preventing heart attacks and blood clots may also cause problems for individuals who suffer some form of trauma, particularly elderly patients, according to a study presented today at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. The study findings could have implications for how doctors prescribe warfarin as use of...

2009-10-14 17:45:00

CHICAGO and PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAK Surgical, Inc. today announced results from the first of its PRECISE Clinical Studies (Pulsed Plasma Radiofrequency Energy to ReduCe Thermal Injury and Improve Surgical HEaling) demonstrating that its PEAK PlasmaBlade® tissue dissection device is associated with significant improvements in post-operative wound drainage, narcotic consumption, thermal injury, wound strength and return to normal diet volume...

2009-10-13 15:32:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 2009 Clinical Congress, October 11-15, 2009 -- Trauma care in the United States is so fragmented, overwhelmed and underfunded that the survival and recovery of those who suffer major trauma often depends on where they happen to be when they are injured. That was the conclusion voiced today during a signature speech at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Chicago. High death rates in rural...

2009-10-12 08:05:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery introduced several novel surgical solutions at the 95th Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, highlighting how the company is enabling innovation through collaboration across the continuum of surgical techniques and options. A surgeon-only online community, first-of-its-kind technology to improve surgical visualization, a new Access System for single-site laparoscopy (SSL), and an articulating endoscopic...

2009-10-10 08:25:50

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds geography, education and economic status affect treatment for early invasive breast cancer According to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, although breast-conserving surgery (BCS), commonly known as lumpectomy, is increasingly being used to treat older women with nonmetastatic invasive breast cancer, there are still significant socioeconomic and geographic disparities in...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.