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2013-01-08 05:01:33

For the second year in a row, three colon and rectal surgeons of Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates ( http://www.LAcolon.com ), Gary H. Hoffman M.D., Eiman Firoozmand M.D. and Liza Capiendo M.D., have received the prestigious 2013 Los Angeles SuperDoctors Award. The award is based on a vote of their peers citywide, and is given to those physicians who have consistently demonstrated excellence in their field of care. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (PRWEB) January 07, 2013 Three Los...

2013-01-03 05:00:52

Dr. Amanda Rice joins with Clear Passage Physical Therapy to research conditions previously treated only with major surgery or drugs. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 Few things are more exciting for a scientist than being at the door of major life-saving advances in medicine. Dr. Amanda Rice, who joined Clear Passage Physical Therapy® as the group´s in-house researcher in December 2012, finds herself in a key role in healthcare advances that are saving lives and improving...

2012-12-28 15:21:59

Study authors explain that findings published in Journal of American College of Surgeons point to the need for further research on why these racial disparities exist and what preventive interventions can be developed When researchers from UCLA Medical Center investigated the link between racial disparities and appendicitis outcomes in children, they found that the type of hospital in which black, Hispanic and other minority patients receive care–community, children's or...

2012-12-22 05:00:33

A guide published in December 2012 by Clear Passage Physical Therapy® provides an extensive overview of diet guidelines for people with digestive problems, including those with recurring, life-threatening bowel obstruction. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 For people with digestive disorders or bowel obstruction, eating the wrong foods can create major problems, or even be life-threatening. To help clarify diet choices, Clear Passage Physical Therapy® has developed a...

2012-12-18 11:33:36

Comparing favorably with other diagnostic tools The presence of pain when traveling over speed bumps is associated with an increased likelihood of acute appendicitis, among patients coming into hospital with abdominal pain, finds a study in the BMJ Christmas issue and published online today. Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis can be difficult and yet it is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. There is no specific clinical diagnostic test for appendicitis, and removing a...

2012-12-13 05:04:01

15 new advisory board doctor members added to the new LocateADoc.com team to help guide the best user experience. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 LocateADoc.com, a premier online physician directory, is proud to announce the appointment of 15 new members to its Medical Advisory Board. The LocateADoc Medical Advisory Board is compiled of a small group of elite medical industry professionals in the fields of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Infertility (IVF),...

2012-12-07 12:47:10

While thoracic surgeons are traditionally known as the experts who perform heart surgeries, a UC Davis study has found that general thoracic surgeons, especially those at academic health centers, perform the vast majority of complex noncardiac operations, including surgeries of the esophagus and lungs. The authors said their results, published in the October issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, support the designation of general thoracic surgery as a distinct specialty, which will...


Latest General surgery Reference Libraries

General Surgery
2013-04-30 10:15:33

General surgery is a specialty that concentrates on the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and the thyroid gland. This specialty also deals with skin, breast, soft tissue and hernia related diseases. General Surgeons have the opportunity to subspecialize in one or more of the following: Trauma Surgery: Trauma surgery is the specialty that performs invasive procedures for physical injuries in an emergency. This subspecialty holds the...

Laparoscopy
2013-03-04 09:24:55

A laparoscopy is an invasive surgical procedure used in abdominal area but is much less invasive than the preceding methods. Small incisions are made in the abdomen or pelvic area in which the camera and tools are introduced to perform the surgery or inspect the area. The method before the laparoscopy involved cutting open the area completely with longer healing time and more complications. Although in the pediatric populations, abscesses have a tendency to form around the incision sites....

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Word of the Day
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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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