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2014-01-17 20:20:07

Speakers Share Lessons Learned from the Asiana Airlines Accident Response CHICAGO, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Surgeons from Bay Area hospitals that treated the victims of the July 2013 Asiana Airlines accident came together to share the successes and challenges in trauma and emergency care delivery in the days and weeks after the mass casualty response. Presenters offered new solutions to improve the quality of patient care and strengthen emergency medical response through...

2014-01-08 16:26:16

Surgical Leaders and other Medical Experts Discuss Lessons Learned from Asiana Airlines Accident Response CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, January 14, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and hosts John Maa, MD, FACS, and Shelley Marks, MD, FACS, will bring together health care leaders from across the Bay Area for the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Northern California, to share the successes and challenges in trauma/critical care delivery in the days and weeks after...

2014-01-03 15:23:46

Canadian surgeons collaborate with South African hospital to successfully develop an iPad app for capturing trauma patient data in a low medical resource environment according to new Journal of American College of Surgeons study Electronic health records (EHRs) have become standard practice throughout hospitals in North America, but in countries with fewer resources many front-line clinicians are still collecting data on paper, if they are collecting it at all. But now, surgeons from...

2013-12-18 23:02:57

Dr. Tamica Evelyn White of Summit Breast Care was inducted into the American College of Surgeons at the 100th Clinical Congress on October 6th, 2013, in Washington, D.C. Only surgeons who provide the highest quality of care and have the utmost respect of their peers qualify to become members of this college. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Approved NJ Top Doc, Dr. Tamica Evelyn White of Summit Breast Care was inducted into the American College of Surgeons at the 100th Clinical...

2013-10-17 17:06:11

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports many elderly patients who are not taken to a trauma center -- even though their injuries are severe enough to warrant specialized trauma care -- have a higher mortality rate Traumatic injuries can be more severe for older adults, yet they often do not get the right level of care, according to a study appearing in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Instead of going to a trauma center, many elderly...

2013-10-08 13:46:09

New ACS NSQIP® study identifies low blood albumin level as an independent risk factor for surgical-related health problems after radical cystectomy Patients with bladder cancer are two times more likely to have complications after a radical cystectomy procedure if they have a biomarker for poor nutritional status before the operation, according to study findings presented today at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons from the University of North...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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