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Managing postoperative pain while limiting opioid prescriptions(0)

October 1, 2020

Opioid abuse has come to the forefront of medical issues in recent years. What began in the 1990s with an increase in opioid prescriptions, fueled by a desire to better treat pain and reassurances from pharmaceutical companies on safety, developed into a crisis affecting nearly 1.7 million individuals by 2017, according to the National Institute […]

New trial aims to settle debate on the intensity of pancreatic cyst surveillance

Pancreatic cystic neoplasms occur in up to 20 percent of the U.S. adult population, and the incidence increases with more advanced age.1 In recent years, the prevalence of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas appears to be increasing as more patients undergo cross-sectional imaging in both the ambulatory and emergency setting. A recent study of patients […]

Trends in perioperative treatment of gastric cancer 2004–2017: An NCDB analysis

There will be 27,600 new diagnoses of gastric cancer and 11,010 gastric cancer-related deaths in the U.S. in 2020. Most patients with gastric cancer will succumb to their disease, and only those few patients diagnosed at an early stage can expect to be cured.1 Gastric cancer occurs with significantly higher incidence in eastern countries, which […]

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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