June 01, 2020 Published by the COVIDSurg Collaborative, this study estimates the number of elective surgeries cancelled worldwide, during a 12 week peak disruption period, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 22, 2020 Article 25 of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the right to health and well-being for every individual. However, universal access to high-quality healthcare remains the purview of a handful of wealthy nations. This is no more apparent than in peri-operative care, where an estimated five billion individuals lack access to safe, affordable and timely surgical care.
May 01, 2020 This systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies aims to assess the impact of platelet transfusion by comparing outcomes of patients who received platelet transfusion following cardiac surgery.
March 24, 2020 This study prioritized topics for developing future global surgery guidelines while placing the evidence base within low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), challenges and unique considerations within LMIC healthcare systems as a key component of the prioritization process. Prevention of surgical-site infection following abdominal surgery was the highest ranked priority, leading to the development of a global surgery guideline on the topic.