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Coming next month in JACS and online now: Twenty-year experience with aorto-enteric fistula repair: Gastrointestinal complications predict mortality

This news brief highlights a JACS article indicating that approximately half of aorto-enteric fistula repair patients die within 60 days during a 20-year period.

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Coming next month in JACS and online now: Personal and professional well-being of surgical residents in New England

This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines the well-being of surgical residents in New England.

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Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Public perceptions of overlapping surgery

This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines public perceptions of overlapping surgery.

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Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Distal cholangiocarcinoma and pancreas cancer

This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines the results of a distal cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic cancer multi-institution study.

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Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Quality measures and accreditation of breast centers

This news brief highlights a JACS article which examines how the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers has affected compliance with the post-mastectomy radiation quality measure.

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Coming next month in JACS, and online now: Latest results from the “FIRST” Trial

This news brief highlights a JACS article covering the latest results from the FIRST Trial.

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Coming in January in JACS, and online now: American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update

This news brief highlights a JACS article on updated surgical site infection guidelines.

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Coming in December in JACS, and online now

This news brief highlights a JACS article on the ACS NSQIP® targeted hepatectomy database, which researchers used to analyze operative site drainage after elective hepatectomy.

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Coming in November in JACS, and online now: Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator

This news brief highlights a JACS article on the development and evaluation of the ACS NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator.

Coming in October in JACS, and online now

This news brief highlights a JACS article on the topic of solid organ transplant outcomes and insurance type.

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Coming in September in JACS, and online now: National survey of burnout among U.S. general surgery residents

An analysis of the first national survey evaluating burnout among general surgery residents is featured in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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JACS CME and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator

Two ACS resources are highlighted in this month’s column—JACS and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator.

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ACS-Military Health System Partnership focuses on surgeon readiness and sustaining trauma systems

The recent activities of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons are summarized as the collaborative effort enters its second year.

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Coming in July in JACS, and online now: Surgical training in the United States: Is it time for a paradigm shift?

This news brief highlights a new study published in JACS on the topic of gender-based disparities in promotion criteria.

JACS receives highest impact factor to date

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons received its highest Thomson Reuters impact factor to date for 2014.

New ACS NSQIP® Surgical Risk Calculator offers personalized estimates of surgical complications

According to a study that will appear in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons later this year, the new ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Surgical Risk Calculator uses highly detailed and accurate data collected from nearly 400 hospitals and 1.4 million patients to develop a universal risk calculator that covers more than 1,500 unique surgical procedures across multiple specialties.

JACS announces speedy online publication of accepted manuscripts

The Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) has initiated a new online feature: “In Press Accepted Manuscripts.” With this program, accepted manuscripts are now published online at www.journalacs.org approximately one-and-a-half weeks after acceptance.

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Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: June 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of June 2013.

Study shows ACS NSQIP data more useful than administrative data in tracking readmissions

Hospitals participating in ACS NSQIP® may review clinical patient data and compare their outcomes with those at other hospitals in the database. In January 2011, ACS NSQIP began collecting key data on the frequency and causes of readmissions. A recently released study conducted by a research team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, demonstrates that the information in ACS NSQIP accurately reflected patient medical records and how the information compared with administrative data.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2012

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the American College of Surgeons as of October 2012.

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