The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery published a report on the state of global surgery in April 2015 reporting the staggering statistic that “5 billion Read More
Access to surgery remains inequitable worldwide, with 5 billion people lacking safe and affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed.1 The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery was convened in 2013 to assess the state of surgery around the world, provide recommendations for improving access, and propose indicators for assessing national surgical systems. A key safety indicator is the perioperative mortality rate (POMR). This is defined by the Commission as the number of all-cause deaths before discharge in patients who have undergone a procedure in an operating theatre, divided by the total number of procedures, and presented as a percentage.
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from WHO that aim to save lives, cut costs and arrest the spread of superbugs.
Emergency medicine is one of the youngest recognized specialties in Nepal, and its growth in clinical practice and academic development has been challenging.
Photos by Aliesha J. Porcena / Partners In HealthManoucheca Ketan (center) says “it’s magical” watching her triplet daughters, Marian, Michelle, and Tamar. The thing about triplet toddlers is that they never sit still. Twenty-month-old Tamar, Michelle, and Marian Bernard walk, run, squirm in their seats, dance, and generally create chaos for their parents, Manoucheca Ketan and David Bernard. But instead of being a headache, their movement is a source of constant relief and joy
Despite a high burden of surgical disease, access to surgical services in low- and middle-income countries is often limited.
Adequate pain control through sedation and anesthesia for emergency procedures is a crucial aspect of pediatric emergency care.
(no abstract available)(Published: 3 June 2016)Citation: Glob Health Action 2016, 9: 32016 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.32016
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Topical fluorouracil after surgery substantially reduced recurrence of OSSN, was well-tolerated, and its use recommended.
by Anna J. Dare, Katherine C. Lee, Josh Bleicher, Alex E. Elobu, Thaim B.
Objective To estimate a safe minimum hospital volume for hospitals performing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.