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ACS Offers New Look At Membership Benefits

January 23, 2015 11:30 am | by American College of Surgeon | Comments

Since its founding in 1913, ACS has worked on behalf of its members and their patients in a number of ways. In a recently unveiled program, the College is working to educate younger members on many of the educational opportunities available to them.

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Colorectal Cancer Treatment Needs Continue To Grow

January 23, 2015 10:34 am | by GBI Research | Comments

While a number of new drug options will be launched in the CRC therapeutics market over the forecast period, none of these drugs will have a dramatic impact on the overall arena.                 

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Device Company Manager Sentenced for Fraud

January 23, 2015 10:28 am | Comments

A manager at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm is going to prison for nine months for his role in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Prosecutors say he and another man used various fraudulent methods to overcharge hospitals and surgery centers.

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New Brain Tumor Drug Testing Involves Surgery

January 23, 2015 10:22 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP | Comments

With special permission from the FDA, an Arizona hospital is testing medicines very early in development and never tried on brain tumors before. Within a day of getting a single dose of one of these drugs, patients have their tumors removed and checked to see if the medicine had any effect.

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Transoral Fundoplication Proven Effective For GERD

January 22, 2015 1:29 pm | by American Gastroenterological Association | Comments

Transoral fundoplication is an effective treatment for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), especially for patients with persistent regurgitation despite proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy, according to a new study.          

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Study Examines Post-Op Use of NSAIDs

January 22, 2015 1:16 pm | Comments

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were associated with an increased risk of anastomotic leak at the surgical junction in patients undergoing non-elective colorectal procedures. NSAIDs are a broad class of drugs used to relieve pain and inflammation. Their postoperative use has expanded with the recent development of intravenous formulations and because they avoid the adverse effects of opioid pain relievers.

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Active Monitoring Can Help Avoid Renal Tumor Surgery

January 22, 2015 1:07 pm | Comments

Although surgical excision of tumors remains the standard of care for renal tumors that have not yet spread, the risk of complications in elderly or ill patients may outweigh the benefits of surgery. Actively monitoring renal tumors in some patients may prove to be a safer option.

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Obamacare Enrollment Goal Within Reach

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | Comments

The Obama administration is moving closer to its goal of 9.1 million people signed up for private coverage under the president's health care law. The administration is expecting a surge near the February 15 sign-up deadline.      

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Oregon Patients Feeling The Burn of OR Lights

January 22, 2015 12:42 pm | by Gosia Wozniacka, AP | Comments

The hospital initially looked at solutions used to prep skin before surgery, bandages or dressings used after surgery, and cautery devices used to stop bleeding during surgery. When none of those turned out to be the cause, a surgical team member recalled maintenance had been done on the lights.

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Man Who Killed Boston Surgeon Blamed Him for Mother's Death

January 22, 2015 12:28 pm | Comments

The gunman's sister and brother were shocked by his actions and believe he held the surgeon responsible for the death of their mother, even though they had "a fine relationship." Gregory Pasceri thinks his brother might have learned something new about his mother's death that led to the shooting.

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Breakthroughs Produce New Anesthetics

January 21, 2015 12:44 pm | Comments

For the first time since the 1970s, researchers are on the verge of developing a new class of anesthetics. An approach often used in drug development for therapeutics has identified two new drug options.                           

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Even When Warmed During Surgery, Patients Can Still Experience Hypothermia

January 21, 2015 12:37 pm | Comments

According to a new study, body temperature decreases during the first hour of surgery, even when patients are actively warmed with forced air. Furthermore, patients who experience the most hypothermia are more likely to require blood transfusions.

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Report Validates Benefits of Bariatric Surgery for Some Children and Teens

January 21, 2015 12:18 pm | Comments

Bariatric surgery - as a last resort when conservative interventions have failed - can improve liver disease and other obesity-related health problems in severely obese children and adolescents. However, the appropriate use of bariatric surgery in pediatric patients remains unclear.

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Cardiac Surgeon Succumbs To Gunshots

January 21, 2015 11:59 am | by Philip Marcelo, AP | Comments

Administrators and staff at a leading Boston hospital are mourning the death of a cardiac surgeon who was fatally shot at the hospital by a man who then killed himself. Hospital officials plan to lower a flag outside the hospital to half-staff in honor of Dr. Michael J. Davidson.

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Non-invasive Monitoring Can Reduce Surgical Costs By One-Third

January 20, 2015 2:39 pm | Comments

According to Duke University assistant professor Thomas Hopkins, MD, Director of Quality Improvement at Duke University School of Medicine’s Anesthesiology Department, "Our model shows more than $3 of costs avoided for each $1 spent perioperatively on noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.

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