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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – May 2017)

May 1, 2017

Dr. Hoyt describes the recently updated Surgeon Specific Registry, which will help surgeons more easily comply with regulatory mandates and ultimately will be a key element of a fully integrated platform for ACS clinical databases.

Figure 1. Transfusion before and after intervention

Practice changes lower rates of transfusion, superficial SSI, and morbidity

Researchers at Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH), University of Rochester, NY, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing pediatric general and pediatric orthopaedic morbidity and mortality due to transfusion and surgical site infection-related complications.

Principles of leadership for the young surgeon

Effective leadership skills for leading a team and advocating for patients are summarized.

Figure 1. Prostate cancer choice tool

Interventions to promote better conversations about initial treatment for prostate cancer

Decision aids to enhance conversations with minority males entering prostate cancer treatment are described.

Dr. Ladd (Photo: Boston Children’s Hospital Archives, MA)

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery

Dr. Ladd’s involvement in the Halifax Explosion and the launch of pediatric surgery as a specialty is highlighted.


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