Looking forward – March 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – March 2017)
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.
Correct coding reporting descriptions for skin- and nipple-sparing mastectomies are summarized in this month’s column.
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, sought to investigate whether standardized management of indwelling urinary catheterization placement and duration could reduce the incident of UTIs after colon and rectal surgery.
This month’s column provides an update on the ALCHEMIST trials for patients with operable lung cancer, including the addition of a third arm to study, which permits the inclusion of patients without ALK or EGFR mutations.
The value of mentorship as exemplified by the Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship; the Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship; and the Olga M. Jonasson Lectureship is the focus of this month’s column.
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- The Joint Commission clarifies stance on secure text messaging of patient care orders
- What you don’t see can kill you
- Looking forward – February 2017
- A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences
- A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy
- Joint Commission now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification
- 2016 Pediatric Annual Report: Almost a 10
- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – January 2017
- Impact of SSI reduction strategy after colorectal resection
- Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding
- Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship
- Surgery versus monitoring and endocrine therapy for low-risk DCIS: The COMET Trial
- New ACS Foundation board members installed
- Annual report provides details on patient safety, quality improvements