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2012-04-03 09:52:29

New Study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals how a regular walking regimen can benefit some cancer survivors Researchers have affirmed that pancreatic cancer patients can literally take a step-by-step approach to combat fatigue. A study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reports that patients who underwent an operation as part of their cancer treatment and then started a regular walking regimen experienced less fatigue...

2012-04-03 09:51:16

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds that early appendectomy leads to shorter hospital stays, fewer medical interventions, and lower hospital charges Pediatric surgeons can lower health care costs if they remove a young patient´s perforated appendix sooner rather than later, according to new study results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Acute appendicitis, which can precede a perforated appendix, disproportionately...

2012-03-09 13:18:00

CHICAGO, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) announced plans today to combine their respective national bariatric surgery accreditation programs into a single unified program to achieve one national accreditation standard for bariatric surgery centers. As of April 1, 2012, all institutions that have met the standards under the two separate programs--the ACS Bariatric Surgery...

2012-03-09 12:01:00

Surgeons promote better patient outcomes and greater access to care at a lower cost CHICAGO, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 California health care leaders joined together March 2 for the American College of Surgeons (ACS) fourth Surgical Health Care Quality Forum at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. The session was held in partnership with community health care leaders representing Scripps Health; Naval Medical Center, San Diego; University of...

2012-03-08 01:06:00

Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have demonstrated that cancer of the appendix is different than colon cancer, a distinction that could lead to more effective treatments for both diseases. The study by Edward A. Levine, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the surgical oncology service at Wake Forest Baptist, is the result of gene analysis of cases covering a 10-year period. It appears in the early online edition of the April issue of the Journal of the American College...

2012-02-08 17:38:00

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital Trauma Center has been verified as a Level II trauma center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing lifesaving care for injured patients. "We couldn't be more thrilled to receive official approval from the Verification Review...

2012-01-23 22:05:19

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study reports Tennessee collaborative saves more than $2 million and improves quality of care A new study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds hospitals participating in a regional collaborative of the American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®), achieved substantial improvements in surgical outcomes, such as reducing the rates of acute renal failure and...

2012-01-23 01:09:00

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to be difficult to accomplish using common training approaches. Prior to the introduction of da Vinci simulation training, the only option for...

2012-01-22 18:35:00

SAN DIEGO and SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new assessment system has been developed by a team of researchers to more reliably predict whether surgeons are ready to operate on patients using the da Vinci robot. The new technology, called MScore, provides more precise analysis of actual surgical performance, which has been shown to be difficult to accomplish using common training approaches. Prior to the introduction of da Vinci simulation training, the only option for...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

Board-certified Plastic Surgeons A. Dean Jabs, MD and Franklin D. Richards, MD are the First in Washington DC Metro Area to Offer the QuickLift Mini Facelift Procedure Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 For the first time, women and men in the Washington, DC metro area have access to the QuickLift®, a revolutionary mini facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin along the jaw line and chin, offering natural-looking results without the lengthy recovery and costs associated...