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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

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

February 1, 2017

The ACS’ role as an international organization that meets the needs of surgeons and patients around the world, particularly in the areas of membership, education, quality programs, and surgical capacity building, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.

Surgeons

A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences

A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.

Figure 1. A021302: Impact of early FDG-PET directed intervention in locally advanced gastric cancer

A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy

This month’s column describes how new technology may improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastric cancer, specifically the use of PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy.

Figure 1. Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification domains

Joint Commission now offering Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

The scope-of-care requirements for the Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program, which helps facilities offer a complete range of high-quality services for cardiac patients, is the focus of this month’s column.

NTDB

2016 Pediatric Annual Report: Almost a 10

The 2016 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients  in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted.


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