GI Societies Issue Updated Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations

These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps.

Readmission Risk Increases for Elderly Patients with Geriatric-Specific Characteristics

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study results suggest the need to intervene early to prevent costly unplanned readmissions, according to researchers who participated in ACS NSQIP Geriatric Pilot

American College of Cardiology Issues Clinical Bulletin on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus

The bulletin provides background on the epidemic, which was first reported in late December 2019, and looks at early cardiac implications from case reports.

Radiation Doses to the Heart Can Worsen Fatigue, Shortness of Breath in Cancer Patients

Engaging in more physical activity prior to treatment may improve these symptoms.

Society of Interventional Radiology’s First-Ever Position Statement on the Role of Percutaneous Ablation in the Treatment of Tenal Cell Carcinoma

The position statement and quality improvement document, published in the February issue of SIR’s flagship Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), were written by a multidisciplinary group of experts, including interventional radiologists and urologists.

American Diabetes Association® Awards $3.25 Million for Innovative Diabetes Research

Both will receive $1.625 million dollars over a five-year grant term to support breakthroughs in basic science, clinical science, technology, care and potential cures in the field of diabetes.  

Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization, and the Society for Vascular Medicine, with Support from the American Heart Association, Launch New Vascular Medicine Consult Registry for the Vascular Quality Initiative

The Registry targets the management of new patients who are being treated medically for Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Occlusive Disease, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Peripheral Lower Extremity Arterial Disease due to atherosclerosis or true aneurysm.

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Opens First Dedicated Hospital-Based Ophthalmic Operating Room in Los Angeles County

The new surgery suite is the first hospital-based facility dedicated to eye surgery in the Los Angeles area.