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2009-10-10 08:20:25

New study in Journal of American College of Surgeons finds new model can provide more efficient emergency care A new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that the establishment of an acute care surgery service can help surgeons at academic medical centers provide more timely care to the growing number of patients who are transferred from the emergency room or smaller hospitals and who require an immediate operation. Lack of access to...

2009-10-07 15:33:02

Recommendation for reduction of resident duty hours restrictions on hours perceived as detrimental to patient care and surgical education Ever since the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Educations (ACGME) and its Resident Review Committees instituted limitations on duty-hours for residents, in 2003, there has been an ongoing debate about the benefits and costs of the changes imposed on patient care and the education of residents. In a new special issue of Surgery, published by...

2009-10-07 15:09:27

Alarming number of women undergo open surgery when minimally invasive biopsy has demonstrated equivalent accuracy, less cost and reduced risk of scarring A special report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that an alarming 35% of initial diagnostic breast biopsies in the United States are still being done using unnecessary open surgical techniques. This in spite of the fact that it costs as much as three times more than the much less...

2009-10-07 07:31:00

BOSTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SNDY) is pleased to announce that its MammoView(TM) line of surgical endoscopy instruments will be demonstrated at the 95th Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, held October 11th-15th in Chicago, Illinois. During the Breast Ductoscopy for the General Surgeon course, postgraduate surgeons will be given lectures and access to hands-on skill stations that will provide the core knowledge base...

2009-10-01 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research from the American College of Surgeons (ACoS), two-thirds of women (66 percent) did not know about accreditation of breast care centers, what it means, and why it is important. However, after providing women who were surveyed with an overview of the meaning of accreditation, they overwhelmingly (92 percent) find it to be an important aspect in choosing a breast cancer treatment facility. To be "accredited," breast care centers...

2009-10-01 05:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has been recognized as one of 25 hospitals in the nation achieving exemplary outcomes for surgical patient care. The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) recognized 25 participating hospitals for achieving exemplary outcomes related to at least two out of five clinical areas: DVT (deep vein thrombosis, thrombophlebitis and pulmonary embolism); cardiac...

2009-10-01 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the organization announced the launch of their new humanitarian effort named "Faces of Honor," a program that will offer free surgical care for soldiers who have been injured in the line of duty. Consistent with this theme of acknowledging our veterans who have contributed so selflessly to keep our country free, the AAFPRS meeting's esteemed...

2009-09-25 09:36:38

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds no evidence of 'July Phenomenon' in trauma centers with constant resident supervision New research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons challenges the widely held belief that more medical errors occur in teaching hospitals during the month of July due to the influx of new graduates from medical and nursing schools "“ also known as the "July Phenomenon." The study shows no...

2009-09-25 09:28:28

New study in Journal of the American College of Surgeons examines impact of Hurricane Katrina on surgical services New research published in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons offers important insights into the long-term impact of a major disaster on routine surgical services in a hospital. In the study, researchers at Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA, showed that although Hurricane Katrina resulted in a significant loss of surgical staff and an...

2009-09-02 12:56:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons applauds Democrats - led by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) - for recognizing the need for Congress to address medical liability reform as part of the overall health care reform bill currently under consideration. Over the past few weeks, we have been encouraged to have heard Democrats and Republicans across the country talking with constituents at town hall meetings about the need to address this...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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