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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking Forward – July 2020(0)

July 21, 2020

Dr. Hoyt’s Looking forward column—which serves as the cover story this month—outlines leadership strategies for meeting the challenges of two public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.

 

ACS Quality and Case Studies

Virtual acute care for older patients reduces hospital length of stay

A quality improvement initiative implemented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham improved patient mobility and decreased hospital length of stay for an older surgical patient population.

ACS CRP

Ga-68 imaging changes clinical management of GI and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

Ga-68 positron emission tomography has improved the clinical management of gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and multiple studies are ongoing to define its optimal role in clinical practice.

 

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Neoadjuvant and perioperative chemotherapy for localized pancreatic cancer: Leveraging small and large databases in the absence of Level 1 evidence

In the rapidly evolving clinical paradigms for localized pancreatic cancer, a combination of Level 1 data and large and small database studies can inform disease management.


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