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2013-09-06 12:24:08

Only certified trauma center in the Baton Rouge region BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Our Lady of the Lake Trauma Center has earned official designation from the American College of Surgeons and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals as a Level II Trauma Center. This verification makes the Lake's trauma center the only such center in the greater Baton Rouge region. "Having a trauma center in Baton Rouge will mean patients with severe...

2013-09-05 08:28:44

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Updated guidelines on the management of acute pancreatitis, a condition that causes acute inflammation of the pancreas, appear in the September issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The guidelines from the American College of Gastroenterology include updated information and recommendations on the diagnosis, initial assessment, nutrition, and management for patients with acute pancreatitis. The disease, one of the...

2013-09-04 08:01:27

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among obese people who had lost considerable weight, those with high insulin levels–a marker of insulin resistance in the body–were the most likely to experience better blood vessel function following the weight loss. These findings appear online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health care problems in the U.S....

2013-08-28 08:25:47

Procellera's® Microcurrent Technology Associated With Significantly Reduced Healing Times Compared to other Advanced Wound Care Modalities CHANDLER, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new retrospective study published in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists,(1 )the use of Procellera(®) Antimicrobial Wound Dressing with its patented microcurrent technology was associated with significantly reduced healing times compared to other advanced...

2013-08-15 23:01:01

Global Leader in Cardiology, Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of The Mount Sinai Medical Center is New Editor-in-Chief of JACC New York, NY (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has selected internationally recognized cardiologist Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, as its next Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). Dr. Fuster will begin his five-year...

2013-08-15 16:23:25

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World-renowned cardiologist and researcher Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the nation's leading source of clinical information in the area of cardiovascular medicine and the flagship journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130815/DC65056) "JACC has long been committed to bringing the newest and...

2013-08-09 16:22:13

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Perfect attendance is a real challenge for schoolchildren with asthma and allergies. Even so, many doctors, school nurses and parents believe it's well within reach for the millions of children heading back to school with these conditions. "Perfect attendance is all about preparation and prevention," says Nancy Sander, president and founder of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading patient education...

2013-08-06 12:57:53

A group of pediatric surgeons at hospitals around the country have designed a system to collect and analyze data on surgical outcomes in children – the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is the first national database able to reliably compare outcomes among different hospitals where children’s surgery is performed. The effort could dramatically improve surgical outcomes in children, say the initiative’s leaders, who...

2013-07-31 16:29:04

Decision May Significantly Raise Risk of Mortality for Medicare Bariatric Surgical Patients GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering a reversal of its 2006 decision requiring certification of facilities that perform bariatric surgery, a move the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and other medical societies say could endanger Medicare...

2013-07-29 20:20:55

RESTON, Va., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft recommendation (Grade B) for computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of high-risk patients (those 55 through 79 years old and have a 30 pack year or greater history of smoking). Previous evidence, including published National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results, shows that CT lung cancer screening...


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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