Experts say behavioral medicine works alongside medications and other methods. When patients learn how to manage stress and pain before surgery, they can have better outcomes – including less postsurgical chronic pain and even lower costs.
Most patients who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy or cholecystectomy found virtual follow-up care more convenient than traditional in-person appointments, yet equally as satisfying.
Same-day discharge after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) is safe in some patients classified as “high risk” – with no increase in complications or other adverse outcomes, reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.
Smaller is better when it comes to the flexible plastic endotracheal tubes placed in the windpipe to help patients breathe, say the medical professionals who treat vocal professionals.
After experiencing a medical emergency, Don Cohn is giving back to the department that he credits with saving his life.
From tele-monitoring patients with diabetes to using artificial intelligence to prevent sepsis, the newly launched Center for Health Innovation will seek to develop, test and commercialize technologies that make a real, measurable difference in the lives and wellbeing of patients.
Today the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced that it will present its highest honor given annually, the Distinguished Service Award, to general surgeon David P. Winchester, MD, FACS, who practiced for many years in Evanston, Illinois.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award: L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc (Hon), FACS, FCCM, MAMSE, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon).
After more than 50 days on advanced life support, a multi-disciplinary team at UC San Diego Health helps a patient who contracted COVID-19 become a candidate for a successful double lung transplant. The transplant surgery was the first in the region performed on a COVID-19 patient.
The virtual American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2021 will convene October 23-27, offering surgeons and guest clinicians both live and on-demand sessions. The conference will offer the finest in continuing education for surgeons across all specialties and throughout all stages of their careers.
Researchers from University of Michigan and Washington University in St. Louis receive $33 million in funding to lead a study comparing anesthetic medications
UC San Diego researchers report that solid organ transplant recipients who were vaccinated experienced an almost 80 percent reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated counterparts during the same time.
All patients undergoing non-emergency surgeries or procedures should continue to have preoperative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for SARS-CoV-2, irrespective of vaccination status, according to an updated guidance from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
Nutmeg the puppy had several health issues at birth, including a cleft palate, but is doing well thanks to specialty services at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.
Trauma centers can help address root causes of violence, improve health, and reduce inequities in marginalized communities.
Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an international clinical trial utilizing a new Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to help treat sudden cardiac arrest.
Survey findings show strong consensus for policy initiatives and safe firearm storage among 11,147 members of the American College of Surgeons
Researchers find pre-transplant cardiovascular diseases indirectly affect mortality and survival through increased post-transplant disease occurrence
Efforts to understand cardiac disease progression and develop therapeutic tissues that can repair the human heart are just a few areas of focus for the Feinberg research group at Carnegie Mellon University. The group’s latest dynamic model, created in partnership…
Return to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast ultrasound substantially reduces the recall rate, while being unlikely to result in adverse outcome
Pioneering ‘printed metal’ procedure to create bespoke treatment for early knee osteoarthritis set to be trialled in the UK following MHRA approval. World’s first 3D printed high tibial osteotomy (HTO) device and procedure developed at University of Bath given approval…
Technology could lead to more natural communication for people who have suffered speech loss
CHICAGO (July 13, 2021): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verification (CSV) program has announced the recent release of the second version of its Optimal Resources for Children’s Surgical Care manual. The updated standards are intended to ensure programs can achieve a high level of continuous quality improvement for children’s surgery patients from when they first enter a hospital setting until they are discharged. An informational session on the new standards will be presented tomorrow at the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference – VIRTUAL.
In proof-of-concept study, CHOP researchers used an AAV9 vector to edit a single base mutation, halting progression of a disease that causes irreversible damage before birth
Survival for a baby born with a birth defect – otherwise known as a congenital anomaly – is a “post-code lottery”, according to scientists from 74 countries. A study published today in The Lancet , led by researchers from King’s…
ACS QVP provides a proven, standardized method for establishing, measuring, and improving a hospital’s quality infrastructure across surgical departments.
A novel method of gene therapy is helping children born with a rare genetic disorder called AADC deficiency that causes severe physical and developmental disabilities. The study, led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The…
Split liver transplantation (SLT) provides an opportunity to divide a donor liver and offer transplants to two small patients, one or both of whom could be a child. SLT, which is underused in the United States, could be used more…
A lump in the thyroid gland is called a thyroid nodule, and 5-10% of all thyroid nodules are diagnosed as thyroid cancer. Thyroid cancer has a good prognosis, a high survival rate, and a low recurrence rate, so early diagnosis…
Treatment provides non-opiate alternative that is minimally invasive with emphasis on functional restoration.
Treatment provides non-opiate alternative that is minimally invasive with emphasis on functional restoration
July 8, 2021 – Until relatively recently, opioids were a mainstay of treatment for pain following total hip or knee replacement . Today, a growing body of evidence supports the use of multimodal analgesia – combinations of different techniques and…
CU Department of Surgery’s Victoria Huynh, MD, and Sarah Tevis, MD, are developing new protocols to improve surgical recovery
The lung transplant team at UC San Diego Health performed San Diego County’s first transplant surgery with lungs donated after cardiac death, an approach that could mean more opportunities to save the lives of those in critical need of new lungs.
What The Study Did: This national analysis examined the association between the travel distance to the nearest abortion care facility and abortion rate and the effect of reduced travel distance. Authors: Kirsten M. J. Thompson, M.P.H., of the University of…
Shekar will lead the department’s efforts to treat patients with cutting edge surgical approaches, train the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons and move the field forward through rigorous research.
The first two-level lumbar disc replacement was performed in Metro DC, Maryland, and Virginia on Friday, June 25, 2021, by Spine Surgeon Dr. Christopher Good (Virginia Spine Institute) – ending an around-the-world journey for one patient looking for relief to more than ten years of debilitating back pain and offering hope to many others looking for an option beyond a conventional spinal fusion that limits mobility.
Medical researchers devise a new way to repair the ruptured wall of the heart from a severe heart attack
Rice University bioengineers collaborated on a six-year study that systematically analyzed how the surface architecture of breast implants influences the development of adverse effects, including an unusual type of lymphoma.
The MeNTS method of prioritizing surgeries during the height of pandemic, developed by University of Chicago, helped procedures continue during time of need
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (JUNE 15, 2021). In this longitudinal study, researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, examined the frequency and severity of head impacts experienced by youth football players and how…
Inspired by kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and cutting paper to create three-dimensional structures, MIT engineers and their collaborators have designed a new type of stent that could be used to deliver drugs to the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, or other tubular organs in the body.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen provide better pain control and have fewer adverse effects than codeine, a commonly prescribed opioid, when prescribed after outpatient surgery, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https:/ /…
High-dose intranodal lymphangiography with ethiodized oil is a safe and effective procedure for treating high-output postsurgical chylothorax with chest tube removal in 83% of patients
One of the world’s most influential reproductive scientists, Patricia Kilroy Donahoe, MD, FACS, will receive the 2021 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during a virtual event to be held in her honor this evening.
Surgeons can ease their patients’ pain from common operations without prescribing opioids, and avoid the possibility of starting someone on a path to long-term use, a pair of new studies suggests.
Effective pain control with equal short-term outcomes and patient satisfaction seen in patients who got non-opioid pain medication
Advanced age is often considered a contraindication for heart transplantation, but a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) found that post-heart transplant survival among recipients aged ?70 years is not inferior to that of…
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society research summary
What The Study Did: This study looked at whether there was an association between rideshare use, motor vehicle crash traumas and impaired driving convictions in Houston, Texas, by comparing traumas and convictions before and after the introduction of Uber. Authors:…