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Critical Care Surgery Team Develops Surgery Blueprint for Essential Operations During COVID-19

A systemwide tiered approach to triage the most pressing operations aims to keep hospital resources focused on treating COVID-19 patients

ACS Releases New Clinical Guidance Document for Elective Surgical Case Triage during COVID-19

The American College of Surgeons continues to provide guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for care of critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridget Ross Appointed New CEO at ChroniSense Medical

Becomes effective February 10, 2020.

ACR Recommendations for the use of Chest Radiography and Computed Tomography (CT) for Suspected COVID-19 Infection

As COVID-19 spreads in the U.S., there is growing interest in the role and appropriateness of chest radiographs (CXR) and computed tomography (CT) for the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or known COVID-19 infection. Contributing to this interest are limited availability of viral testing kits to date, concern for test sensitivity from earlier reports in China, and the growing number of publications describing the CXR and CT appearance in the setting of known or suspected COVID-infection.

Society of Interventional Radiology Issues Position Statement to Guide Use of Life-Saving Endovascular Interventions in Trauma Care

The position statement, published in the March issue of SIR’s Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, was written by a multidisciplinary group of experts composed of members from interventional radiology, trauma surgery, orthopaedic surgery and vascular surgery.

Surgeons Find the Best Preoperative Definition of Cancer-Related Malnutrition Depends on Cancer Type

The best approach for surgeons to identify malnourished cancer patients before they have a cancer operation may be specifically related to the type of cancer the patient has, according to researchers who found that common definitions of malnutrition do not apply equally to all cancers in assessment of preoperative risk. The study is published as an “article in press” on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website ahead of print.

Coronavirus: AHF Thanks Members of Congress who say ‘No’ to Exclusive Patent Rights for Vaccine

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) welcomed a letter signed by 46 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives asking the Trump Administration to make a potential vaccine against the coronavirus disease accessible, affordable and available.

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar Named New Editor of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology

Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Shivkumar is a physician scientist who serves as the director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, as well as the university’s electrophysiology programs. He is a professor of medicine (cardiology), radiology and bioengineering at UCLA.