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Looking forward – May 2015(Comments Off)

May 1, 2015

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights A History of Surgery at Cook County Hospital, a new book edited by ACS fellows that describes the hospital’s impact on surgical care and its ties with the College.

One surgeon’s principles

The author of this month’s column shares his 10 principles for the provision of care—words of wisdom culled from nearly 50 years as a surgeon.

Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

Limited resection as a cure for early lung cancer: Time to challenge the gold standard?

A clinical trial is exploring whether limited resection should replace lobectomy as the gold standard for treatment of early-stage lung cancer.

Monitoring OR fires to improve patient safety

The goals of the Preventing Surgical Fires initiative are summarized in this month’s column.

Figure 1. Age of scald injury victims

What’s cookin’? Who’s lookin’?

This month’s column examines the occurrence of pediatric scald injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.


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