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Children's Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon in Chief Henri R. Ford Receives Two Prestigious Honors

CHLA Surgeon-in-Chief Dr. Henri R. Ford earns an Honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is elected president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

Surgeons call for review of safety standards in private hospitals

Royal College of Surgeons says safety fears should be made more transparent after conviction of Ian Paterson last month Unexpected deaths and safety fears in private hospitals should be made more transparent for patients in order to prevent more cases like that of the rogue surgeon Ian Paterson, the Royal College of Surgeons has said. Show More Summary

American College of Surgeons Supports Developing a National Trauma Action Plan

As Trauma Awareness Month progresses throughout May, the ACS Committee on Trauma today again voiced its strong support for implementing a National Trauma Action Plan to close the gaps in trauma care in the United States.

Assay of clotting ability accurately predicts need for transfusion in trauma patients

(American College of Surgeons) By combining a conventional laboratory measurement of blood clotting time (known as the International Normalized Ratio or INR) with a new test of blood clot strength, based upon thrombelastography (TEGĀ®),...Show More Summary

Training surgeons to teach the public is effective in advancing bleeding control knowledge

(American College of Surgeons) Training surgeons in bleeding control techniques so that they can in turn train the general public is an effective way to disseminate bleeding control knowledge and teach skills, according to study findings published on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website.

Pancreatic cancer patients may live longer by traveling to academic hospital for operation

(American College of Surgeons) New study findings link traveling to an academic medical center for surgical removal of pancreatic or thyroid cancer with higher quality surgical care for both cancers.

Helpful tool allows physicians to more accurately predict parathyroid cancer recurrence

(American College of Surgeons) A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk. Consequently, the tool also helps to determine the optimum...Show More Summary

Pregnancy does not increase expectant mothers' melanoma risk

(American College of Surgeons) Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are not pregnant, according to study results published online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print publication.

Victory! Australian Surgeons to Stop Mutilating Live Animals

Following an extensive, nearly four-year campaign by PETA and PETA Australia, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has announced that it will stop forcing civilian and military surgeons... The post Victory! Australian Surgeons to Stop Mutilating Live Animals appeared first on PETA.

Chief of Cardiac Surgery Elected to Board of Governors

Dr. Richard Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of cardiac surgery, has been named to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons

More patients can avoid hospital admissions after emergency room visits for diverticulitis

(American College of Surgeons) Emergency room (ER) visits for diverticulitis, an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain, have increased 21 percent in recent years. However, these ER...Show More Summary

Outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy is feasible in a public county hospital

(American College of Surgeons) In the first study of its kind, a research team at a large, urban public safety net hospital found that outpatient laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) is safe for patients and results...Show More Summary

Save the Date: San Diego Hosts the Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, October 22-26

The 2017 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), one of the largest educational meetings of surgeons in the world, will convene October 22-26 in San Diego, Calif.

Hospital care standards released for delivering high-quality surgical care to older adults

(American College of Surgeons) The first comprehensive set of hospital-level surgical care standards for older adults has been released and published on the Annals of Surgery website.

Brief module effective in teaching hemorrhage control basics to staff in a large workplace

(American College of Surgeons) A medical team has developed a way to effectively provide a large group of people with basic knowledge and skills to locate and use bleeding control equipment to stop life-threatening bleeding in severely injured people.

Tool helps evaluate likely outcomes for elderly patients with traumatic brain injury

(American College of Surgeons) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death for people age 45 and younger in the United States, but, as people live longer, this type of injury is becoming more prevalent in those 75 and older. Show More Summary

Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Designated as Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons

The pediatric trauma center at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

In select patients with gunshot wounds, no operation is sometimes a better option

(American College of Surgeons) At one time, trauma surgeons considered an operation mandatory to treat gunshot wounds to the abdomen, but a study published online as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons...Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Participate in Bleeding Control Simulations

Leaders of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT) hosted a Congressional Briefing to highlight the ACS and Hartford Consensus bleeding control program.

Kidney transplant success rates improve in children and infants

(American College of Surgeons) The success of kidney transplants has vastly improved for children over the past half-century, with young children now experiencing better long-term transplant success than adults, according to study results from a large pediatric transplant center.

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