Dr. Douglas Swords
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study... More
Hospital clinicians commonly work while sick
The vast majority of doctors and other trained medical professionals at a hospital went to work while sick within the... More
Dr. Bernard Prendergast
PARIS – Thought leaders in interventional cardiology have been quick to throw cold water on recent reports of valve... More
Coming in July! New design for ACS Surgery News
ACS Surgery News, the official newspaper of the American College of Surgeons, has a new look. The July issue will have... More
Dr. Anita Courcoulas
Among obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery 40% achieved at least partial remission of type 2 diabetes... More
Newborns had CEEG within 6 hours of their return to the cardiac intensive care unit.
In the first report evaluating the impact of a clinical guideline that calls for the use of postoperative continuous... More
Dr. Steven Boyce
CHICAGO – Autologous engineered skin substitutes (EES) reduce mortality and donor-site harvesting in children with... More
VIDEO: Sometimes, comfort care is best for ruptured AAAs
CHICAGO – Four preoperative variables predict whether or not patients will survive ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm... More
Dr. Dacia Henriquez
TORONTO – For women with persistent postpartum hemorrhage, correction of coagulopathy by administering plasma is often... More
Optical imaging has bright future for cancer surgery
For cancer patients and the surgeons who treat them, tumor margins matter. The amount of malignant tissue left behind... More
Dr. Paolo Gresele
VIENNA – Inherited platelet function disorders are associated with a significant bleeding risk during surgery, a... More
Robert Medairos
SEATTLE – Metformin use before surgery for stage I and II non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was associated with... More

News

ELIZABETH MECHCATIE
WASHINGTON – Initial misdiagnoses were common and were associated with a later disease stage at diagnosis, in a study of 313 patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Dr. Douglas Swords said at the annual Digestive Disease Week. “By far, the m... More »
 

News

TARA HAELLE
The vast majority of doctors and other trained medical professionals at a hospital went to work while sick within the past year, even though they realized the risk that decision places on patients, according to a recent study. In fact, almost 1 in 1... More »
 

Practice Management

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
More than two-thirds of health care organizations responding to a survey have experienced a significant and recent security event, according to the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The single largest source of significant s... More »
 

Healthcare Reform

GREGORY TWACHTMAN
Improvements to the Open Payments reporting system are welcome, but don’t go far enough. That was the message from the American Medical Association upon the July 1 release of another round of data in the financial disclosure system created by the... More »
 

Editorials

CLAY COTHREN BURLEW, MD, FACS, AND GREGORY J. JURKOVICH, MD., FACS
In continuing with the series, An Update in Acute Care Surgery, the following section highlights the evolution of the training process for the Acute Care Surgery fellowship. Grace S. Rozycki, MD, FACS The Willis D. Gatch Professor of Surgery Assoc... More »
 

Editorials

S.Y. TAN, M.D., J.D.
Question: Driving home after a demanding 24 hours on call, the sleepy and fatigued first-year medical resident momentarily dozed off at the wheel, ran a stop sign, and struck an oncoming car, injuring its driver. In a lawsuit by the injured victim, w... More »