Seasonality of Acute Cholecystitis: A Review of Global Patterns
Auda Fares, Adnan Taib and Resul Toprak
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 30, 2022
Acute Cholecystitis occurs throughout the year, but some months are associated with higher incidences. The aim of this study is to review prior research, summarise the current knowledge and controversies related to seasonal variability of acute cholecystitis and to examine whether acute cholecystitis has a seasonal pattern....
Analyzing Letters to the Editor Guidelines of Major Surgery Journals: A Brief Report
Morgan Garrett, Brayden Rucker, Max Bouvette and Matt Vassar
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 06, 2022
Peer review is the process by which an author’s work is subjected to critical evaluation by experts in the same field . A survey performed in 2016 by the Publishing Research Consortium showed that 82% of researchers were in agreement that “without peer review, there is no control in scientific communication” ....
Necrotizing Fasciitis: Analysis of the Clinical, Microbiological Pattern, and Factors Associated with Mortality
Hamza Assad Shirah, Ibraheem Abdulaziz Zabeery, Osama Abdulqader Sogair, Ahmed Medawi Alahmari and Waal Nafa Aljabri
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 30, 2022
Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening rapidly progressing bacterial infection associated with necrotic changes of the superficial fascia, subcutaneous tissue, and the deep fascia. It is a surgical emergency requiring a high suspicion, early diagnosis, and early treatment. We aim to analyze the clinical and microbiological pattern of necrotizing fasciitis and to determine factors associated with mortality....
Role of Briefing and Debriefing in Running Surgical Ward Round Effectively: A Prospective Observational Study
Muhamamd S Sajid, FRCS, Shehram Shafique, BSc, Ahmed M Malik, MRCS, Christi Swaminathan, FRCS, Parv Sains, FRCS and Krishna K Singh, FRCS
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 15, 2022
A surgical ward round (SWR) is a review of all inpatients admitted electively for investigation or an operation or acute surgical admissions. This diverse and complex cohort of surgical patients can pose significant diagnostic and management challenges and therefore, their adequate review during SWR can undoubtedly improve safety of the patients....
Protection Status of Healthcare Professionals Working in the Operating Room from Surgical Smoke
Ikbal Cavdar, PhD, MSc, RN, Yasemin Ozhanli, PhD, MSc, RN, Ahmet Karaman, PhD, MSc, RN, Ayfer Ozbas, PhD, MSc, RN, Cagla Dastan, MSc, RN and Ertugrul Goksoy, MD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 31, 2022
Despite knowledge of the dangerous components of surgical smoke and evidence-based practices to control surgical smoke, healthcare professionals continue to be exposed to surgical smoke. It is critical to determine the possible damages of surgical smoke during the operation and to minimize these damages....
Acute Appendicitis Secondary to Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Case Report and Literature Review
Hugo E Beyuma Mora, MD, Diana L Labastida Ramírez, MD, Laura M Murguía Zamora, MD, Osvaldo I Guevara Valmaña, MD and Carlos H Flores Juárez, MD
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 31, 2022
Acute appendicitis secondary to gastrointestinal Kaposi sarcoma is a rare but critical manifestation of this condition. An acute abdomen in patients with HIV-AIDS can be secondary to Kaposi sarcoma with appendiceal involvement. The timely identification of other clinical manifestations of pathologies associated with immunosuppression can lead to a promptly diagnosis. Regardless of the management of the underlying pathology, the treatment of choice for acute appendicitis is surgical. Kaposi’s s...
Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Interval on Tumour Regression Grading for Rectal Cancer
Thomas Tiang, MBBS, FRACS, Ankur Sidhu, MBBS, FRACS, David Williams, MBBS, FRCPA and Andrew Bui, MBBS, FRACS
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 30, 2022
The rectum is the site of 30% of all colorectal tumours. When contemplating neoadjuvant alternatives and surgical treatments, the rectum’s position within the bony pelvis and its closeness to important tissues offer major therapeutic difficulties. Colorectal cancer survival times have improved as a result of advances in primary and adjuvant treatments. This paper aims to investigate the tumour regression grade (TRG) in rectal cancer patients, primarily if the interval of surgery after neoadjuv...
Whole-Body Computed Tomography for Polytrauma Patients in the Emergency Department: Recommended or Unnecessary Radiation
Akram Bolbol, Abdulhakam Ahmed, Osman EA Suliman and Abdullah Al-mater Abduraboh
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 24, 2022
Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) is one of the standard non-invasive tests for trauma patients, to avoid the overuse of the WBCT and unnecessary radiation to the patients, a combination of evidence-based indications, approved guidelines and the clinical decision should be used. This study was done to emphasize on limitation of unnecessary WBCT following international or local criteria along with clinical assessment and decision without compromising the patient’s safety. This study was per...