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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...

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...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.