Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 11: Hernia Repair/Acute Lung Injury

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Frederic E. Eckhauser, MD, Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Operations, John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, presented on Incisional Hernia Repair, and Steven R. Shackford, MD, Director of Trauma Resident Education and Quality Improvement, Scripps Mercy Medical Center, San Diego, CA, presented on Acute Lung Injury.

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of General Surgery Volume 60, Issue 11: Hernia Repair/Acute Lung Injury.

The goal of this program is to improve the management of hernia and acute lung injury. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1. Use the Ventral Hernia Working Group grading system to assess risk for surgical site occurrences in patients with incisional hernia.
2. Select appropriate reinforcement materials for incisional hernia repair (IHR).
3. Reduce recurrence in patients who undergo IHR surgery.
4. Describe the etiology and pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
5. Prevent and treat ALI and ARDS with evidence-based therapies.

The original programs were presented by Frederic E. Eckhauser, MD, Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Operations, John Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD, and Steven R. Shackford, MD, Director of Trauma Resident Education and Quality Improvement, Scripps Mercy Medical Center, San Diego, CA.

Audio-Digest Foundation, the largest independent publisher of Continuing Medical Education in the world, records over 10,000 hours of lectures every year in anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychology, and urology by the leading medical researchers at the top laboratories, universities, and institutions.

Recent researchers have hailed from Harvard, Cedars-Sinai, Mayo Clinic, UCSF, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of California, San Diego, The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, The University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and many others.

Out of these cutting-edge programs, Audio-Digest then chooses the most clinically relevant, edits them for clarity, and publishes them either every week or every two weeks.

In addition, Audio-Digest publishes subscription series in conjunction with leading medical societies: DiabetesInsight with The American Diabetes Association, ACCEL with The American College of Cardiology, Continuum Audio with The American Academy of Neurology, and Journal Watch Audio General Medicine with Massachusetts Medical Society.

For 60 years, the global medical community of doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other medical professionals around the world has subscribed to Audio-Digest specialty series in order to remain current in their specialties as well as to maintain their Continuing Education requirements with the most cutting-edge, independent, and unbiased continuing medical education (CME).

Long a technical innovator, Audio-Digest was the first to produce audio medical education programs and the first to produce in-car medical education. Currently, its subscription and annual products are available on CD and MP3, as well as iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.

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