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OAEE UPDATE - Urgent Call for Surgical Supplies in Ukraine

UK professionals have called for aid in sending surgical equipment to Ukraine during Russian invasion.

Practising surgery in a war zone: an interview with Dr Volodymyr Melnyk

It is now nine months since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine commenced in late February 2022, with Putin announcing a “special military operation” to “denazify and demilitarise” Ukraine. The rest of the world, however, saw it for what it...

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation

Dr. Giacomo Colletti, Laserplast, and Candela Medical Collaborate to Provide Pro Bono Laser and Ultrasound Treatments

ERAS in microvascular breast reconstruction

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is an important concept in today’s accountancy dominated hospitals, effectively decreasing the length of stay (LOS) of postoperative patients. This is something that surgeons will have to consider – or have protocols foisted upon them...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 15) – Duty of Care

Just to recap; I have been looking at the Reasons for Sentence in the case of HKSAR and Kwan Hau chi, Vanessa. The verdict had been declared: “guilty”. Now, on 4 October 2021, the Hon D’Almada Remedios J is going to present her review of the case and the factors she has taken into account when deciding the sentence. I am referring to an official document which is in the public domain. The case reference is HCCC 200/2018. It is a shameful document, but we must all share in that shame.

Simplification measure for costal cartilage grafting

The scalpel is currently the instrument used by most surgeons for carving costal cartilage grafts. However, this method is time consuming, requires a high degree of skill, and is far from ideal for reproducibly attaining uniform slices, even in expert...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 23b) – Timelines

Timelines are very important but how reliable are they? Of course, it depends on the source(s) of the data on which they are based.

Plastic Surgery Volume 3: Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery, Paediatric Surgery

A detailed description of all aspects of head and neck surgery is a considerable challenge for any single volume but the fourth volume of this series is nonetheless fairly comprehensive and attempts to cover the anatomy, craniofacial trauma and head...

Support groups for hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory condition characterised by painful inflamed nodules in the apocrine regions of the body. It follows a chronic relapsing clinical course and is a very difficult condition to treat. It has an estimated prevalence of...

Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2nd Edition

This second edition of the popular Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery builds impressively on the first. Whilst the editors need little introduction, their expertise is supplemented by contributions from over 180 authors and world-renowned experts, providing a thoroughly comprehensive text. Part...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 17) – A mystery

There are things that we just do not know because it is now too late to find out: what were the oxygen saturation levels, for example? But there are other things we do not know although they are known. Where did Dr Kwan go when she left the operating room?