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New Definitions May Improve Care for Elderly Surg. Patients
HSS to Present Research at 2023 AAOS Meeting
Hospitals’ Challenges in Implementing Surgery Recovery Programs
Medical Groups Form Coalition to Curb Firearm Violence
Physician Intuition Assesses Surgery Risk Factors: Understanding Value
Sicker Kids, Better Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Transplants
Standard sepsis-ID systems miss cases in trauma patients
Medicaid Expansion Improves Breast Cancer Care in South
Reduced Kidney Transplant Access Disparities Through Quality Improvement
Chronic Pancreatitis Patients Need Long-Term Care: Study
Telemedicine Effective in Shared Decision-Making as In-Person Appts
Children’s Trauma Surgery Wait Times Reduced Thanks to Program
Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program improves efficiency
Program Improves Efficiency in Treating Children’s Traumatic Injuries
Newly available Military Clinical Readiness Curriculum modules help surgeons sharpen their skills
Going green in operating theaters reduces costs and improves environmental impact
MicroRNAs may help predict disease recurrence in breast cancer patients
Pregnant trauma patients with certain injury patterns should be screened for intimate partner violence during their hospital stay
National quality improvement initiative led by American College of Surgeons successfully helped address pandemic-related cancer
Awards & Accolades 8 November
When used as biomarker, microRNA can help predict which breast cancer patients are more likely to see their cancer come back
Nasal cleansing system reveals potential for increasing compliance in CPAP patients
MedTips: Awards and announcements 1 November
New palliative care screening tool for surgical ICU patients may facilitate decision-making processes, reduce burden on families
Marijuana-dependent patients at higher risk for infection after knee or shoulder arthroscopy procedures
Timely surveillance with chest imaging may benefit colorectal cancer patients
Livers have potential to function for more than 100 years
Even without symptoms, trauma patients who test positive for COVID fare worse than comparable patients who do not have virus
Fewer patients sent to hospital rehabilitation facilities for recovery after colorectal operations early
Telemedicine reduces odds of no-show clinic visits by more than two-thirds for surgical patients
Operations for diverticulitis decreased in 2020, but degree of disease severity increased
Hospital room features may impact clinical outcomes for patients after surgery
Research reveals less expensive noninvasive test is effective alternative to more costly test for colorectal cancer screening
Awards & Accolades 15 October
American College of Surgeons applauds passage of STOP BLEED bill in California
New Emergency General Surgery Verification Program Releases Inaugural Standards for Quality Care
Adolescents with severe obesity lost weight, kept it off, and erased comorbidities after bariatric surgery
Postgraduate Courses
Second Medical Summit on Firearm Injury Prevention concludes with 47 professional organizations ready to tackle America’s public
Baylor College of Medicine recognizes research excellence with DeBakey Awards
Cath labs’ regard for patients’ DNR wishes varies widely
New Academic Global Surgery Fellowship Will Support Surgical Systems and Skills in Hawassa, Ethiopia
Clinicians Who Responded to Recent Mass Shootings Release Recommendations for Effective Healthcare Response
ACS Verifies First 25 Hospitals as Part of Its Quality Verification Program
President Biden Appoints Cancer Panel Members and Cancer Cabinet Unveils Priority Actions
Most patients with appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics
ACS statement released on governmental interference in medical practice and
Immunotherapy before surgery associated with improved survival for soft-tissue sarcoma