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2014-08-05 17:22:52

The JAMA Network Journals The use of medical consultations for surgical patients varied widely across hospitals, especially among patients without complications, in a study of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing colectomy (to remove all or part of their colon) or total hip replacement (THR). Internists and medical subspecialists are frequently called on to assess surgical patients and to help manage their care. As payers move toward bundled payments, hospitals need to better understand...

2012-07-05 10:47:16

New research has shown that surgical residents who received structured training in a simulated environment perform significantly better when they start operating on patients. The results of the study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital were so convincing that the University of Toronto implemented the training program they developed even before their research was published in the July issue of the Annals of Surgery. "Often surgical residents came to the OR and we didn't know whether...

2012-05-10 23:16:23

A study of 7,424 privately insured colon cancer patients found that managed care presence in the market and hospital competition increased the likelihood laparoscopic surgery to treat colon cancer lowered costs, a national team of researchers led by a professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services reported in the journal Cancer, May 8, 2012. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and surgical resection is the...

2012-04-04 20:40:52

Patients whose symptoms of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) start outside of the hospital setting have a higher risk of colectomy due to severe infection, according to a large multicenter study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Infection from C. difficile is associated with antibiotic use and results in colitis and diarrhea....

2010-05-17 10:55:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), in conjunction with CBS HealthWatch and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), will bring together patients, caregivers and leading surgeons through a live Web event intended to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, the importance of early detection and treatment options. The event will be hosted by EES at the ASCRS 2010 Annual Meeting and accessible through cbs3.com/colorectal on Monday, May 17, at 2...

2010-02-16 15:12:58

New guideline identifies major risk factors in the development of colorectal cancer in children and adults with inflammatory bowel disease Certain patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease of the colon, have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer compared to individuals without IBD. A number of factors contribute to the increase in risk, which necessitates an individualized and sensible approach to surveillance in patients,...

2009-06-11 10:23:24

Cecal volvulus is axial twisting that occurs involving the cecum, terminal ileum, and ascending colon. Rarely, it may take the form of upward and anterior folding of the ascending colon ("cecal bascule").The research team led by Prof. Hiroshi Suzuki from Toyama Hospital reported a case of caecal voluvuls seen in a 78-year-old woman and reviewed of Japanese literature. This will be published in May 28, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this issue.A 78-year-old woman...

2009-04-16 07:25:00

 Despite rapid strides in minimally invasive surgical techniques "” most notably, laparoscopy "” traditional open surgery remains the most common surgical option across the United States for people with diseases of the rectum and colon.A newer, third option is a hybrid "” hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS). The approach is safe and effective and compares favorably with standard laparoscopy, according to a team of colorectal surgical specialists at...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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