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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...

2013-09-17 23:17:35

American College of Surgeons calls surgical patient care outcomes at St. Charles Surgical Hospital "Meritorious". New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized St. Charles Surgical Hospital as one of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, St. Charles Surgical Hospital is...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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