Testosterone Levels Improve in Obese Men Following a Common Weight-Loss Operation
CHICAGO (October 5, 1:15 pm CT): A common weight-loss operation called sleeve gastrectomy can make testosterone levels normal in obese men, according to new findings presented at the 2015 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons is Awarded to Six Prominent Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): Honorary Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) was awarded to six prominent surgeons from Ghana, Australia, India, France, Argentina, and Barbados. The Honorary Fellowships were presented at the Convocation ceremony.
Kentucky Surgeon J. David Richardson, MD, FACS Installed as 96th President of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, a general, thoracic, and trauma surgeon, was installed as the 96th President of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Richardson is a professor of surgery and vice-chairman of the Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD Department of Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY.
Wisconsin Surgeon John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, Receives 2015 Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Surgeons
CHICAGO (October 5, 12:01 am CT): John A. Weigelt, MD, DVM, FACS, a trauma surgeon from Milwaukee, WI, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during the Convocation ceremony. The DSA is the highest honor bestowed by the ACS.
American College of Surgeons Releases Compendium of Strategies to Enhance Victims’ Survivability from Mass Casualty Events
Description: ACS has released a new compendium of expert recommendations on strengthening the security and resilience of U.S. citizens after mass casualty events.
American College of Surgeons Launches Enhanced “Surgery Career Connection” Powered by YourMembership
(September 2, 2015): The ACS launched Surgery Career Connection, a new career center that connects surgeons across all disciplines and career stages with employers offering career opportunities.
20 Cancer Care Facilities Receive National Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
(August 3, 2015): The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American
College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted its mid-year 2015 Outstanding
Achievement Award to a select group of 20 accredited cancer programs
throughout the United States. Award criteria were based on qualitative
and quantitative surveys conducted during the first half of 2015.
New Scoring System May Help Identify Surgical Patients at Greatest Risk for Pulmonary Complications
CHICAGO (July 26, 2015–4 pm CT): Physicians have developed an analytical tool to identify surgical patients at risk for costly respiratory complications, which may help hospitals avoid those complications and their related costs as Medicare and commercial payers exert increasing pressure on them by eliminating payment for patient complications that occur after operations and may extend hospital stays.
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Texas Children’s Hospital Cuts Waitlist Times for Pediatric Heart Transplant Patients
CHICAGO (July 26, 2015–4 pm CT): Long waitlist times often lead to a higher risk of death for children awaiting heart transplantation. However, the team at Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, cut wait times by revising their waitlist protocols for donor heart size and patient severity status and presented results at the 2015 ACS NSQIP® Conference.
Surgical Teams Reduce Urinary Tract Infection Rate by Focusing on Catheter Use in the Operating Room
CHICAGO (July 26, 2015–4 pm CT): Surgical teams at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are decreasing the UTI rate by paying scrupulous attention to the use of catheters before and immediately after operations. Their efforts are believed to be among the first reported in the country to target UTI prevention in the OR by decreasing catheter utilization.
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