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2014-04-03 12:28:36

CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Apr. 1, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), in partnership with Safe Surgery 2015 and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA), hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum South Carolina, bringing together surgeons and other health care leaders to discuss the successes and challenges of implementing the surgical checklist in 100 percent of operating rooms in the state. Forum participants emphasized the...

2014-03-20 23:31:55

Hospital leaders everywhere, who have spent millions of dollars and countless hours implementing safe surgery checklists, are now wondering if this investment was a waste after a study from The New England Journal of Medicine recently declared that surgical checklists had no effect on patient mortality. LifeWings, a leading patient safety consulting firm, answers that question with a "No" and explains how to avoid the mistakes that caused these results. Collierville, TN (PRWEB)...

2014-02-04 12:21:21

- He was the first to describe a case of co-evolution - between butterflies and plants - and how it may contrive to generate biological diversity MADRID, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category goes to entomologist Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Biology at Stanford University (United States), for having "contributed key conceptual advances in the science of ecology and conservation...

2013-12-02 23:04:41

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) annually presents the Maxwell Finland Award and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award to recognize individuals for their outstanding achievement in humanitarian service, public education, legislative contributions, clinical and/or research activities, and training future leaders in the field of infectious diseases. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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