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Surgery Update - February 2010 (full edition)


Selected Articles:

Change is Coming to CME - Dr. Robert Ausman and Jon Mayer

Physicians think about continuing medical education (CME) primarily at the time of license renewal. Signing the attendance sheet before a lecture is another reminder of the requirement to accrue credits for the annual minimum of CME hours.

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Comprehensive Obesity Management: The Multidisciplinary Approach - Dr. Bradley Javorsky

Over the last several decades, the understanding of appetite regulation and obesity management has increased enormously. The impetus for this research has grown from the alarming increase in the prevalence of obesity and its medical, social and economic consequences.

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CT Scanning and Radiation Dose - Dr. W. Dennis Foley

It is estimated that computed tomography (CT) scanning accounts for 17 percent of hospital departmental work load, but 70 percent to 75 percent of the collective dose from medical radiation.

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Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery - Dr. Tina W.F. Yen

Lymphedema, or arm/hand swelling, is an important source of treatment-related morbidity among breast cancer survivors.

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Management of Traumatic Pancreatic Injuries - Dr. Panna Codner

Injuries to the pancreas are uncommon, since the pancreas lies deep in the middle of the upper abdomen behind the stomach and other larger organs.

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Message from the Chairman - Dr. Douglas Evans

The Department of Surgery newsletter serves as a source of clinical and scientific information provided by the residents and faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin....

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Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children - Dr. Thomas Sato

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes a spectrum of idiopathic, lifelong and progressive intestinal inflammatory conditions that includes Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis.

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Trauma Care in Milwaukee: Scoping out the Future - Dr. Travis Webb

One of this year's great debates concerns health care in the United States. Cost containment and preventive health measures are hot topics.

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