Adapting an emergency general surgery service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our emergency general surgery (EGS) service underwent significant restructuring, including establishing an enhanced ambulatory service and undertaking nonoperative management of selected pathologies. The aim […]

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The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on non-elective otolaryngology admissions and a positive change in clinical practice.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic progressed across the UK and Northern Ireland in March 2020, our otolaryngology department began to make preparations and changes in practice to accommodate for potentially large […]

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What does the SRS-22 outcome measure tell us about spinal deformity surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in the UK?

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The purpose of this study was to analyse SRS-22 outcomes measures recorded on the British Spine Registry (BSR) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) surgery in the UK.All cases having completed […]

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Safety of emergency, elective and day case operating during the winter period at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust: lessons from the outcomes of 4,254 surgical patients from the first COVID-19 wave.

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There is limited evidence on perioperative outcomes of surgical patients during the COVID-19 pandemic to inform continued operating into the winter period.We retrospectively analysed the rate of 30-day COVID-19 transmission […]

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Tracheomalacia after thyroidectomy for retrosternal goitres requiring sternotomy- a myth or reality?

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Tracheomalacia after thyroidectomy is not well understood. Reports on tracheomalacia are conflicting, with some suggesting a high rate and other large cohorts in which no tracheomalacia is reported. The aim […]

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Ludwig’s angina in Nigeria: The disease of the poor and health inequality!

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highlight the health inequality and identify opportunities to improve the care delivered to the patients who suffer from Ludwig’s angina which could have national and international clinical impact.Data was collected […]

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Mini-invasive bilateral transfacet screw fixation with reconstruction of the neural arch for lumbar stenosis: A two centre case series.

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Lumbar stenosis and instability frequently coexist. Spinal canal decompression is often combined with fixation of the relevant vertebral segment and can be performed using different techniques and devices, including pedicle […]

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Emergency hip disarticulations for severe necrotising fasciitis of the lower limb: a series of rare cases from a rural district general hospital.

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Hip disarticulation is the removal of the entire lower limb through the hip joint by detaching the femur from the acetabulum. This major ablative procedure is rarely performed for infection […]

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Outcomes of primary and recurrent inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic mesh in a single region over 15 years.

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Sutured inguinal hernia repairs are now uncommon, with evidence suggesting that those augmented with mesh are associated with a lower recurrence rate. We aimed to explore the suggestion that the […]

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Assessing the performance and learning curve of orthopaedic surgical trainees in primary total hip arthroplasty.

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The aims of this study were threefold: first, to review the surgical performance of trainees in our departments by reviewing postoperative radiographs and operative times; second, to investigate the effect […]

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Cycling injuries requiring orthopaedic intervention during the first COVID-19 lockdown period: A multi-centre SCottish Orthopaedic Research collaborativE (SCORE) study.

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The COVID-19 lockdown resulted in decreased vehicle use and an increased uptake in cycling. This study investigated the trends in cycling-related injuries requiring orthopaedic intervention during the COVID-19 lockdown period […]

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Evidence-based Guidelines on the Use of Virtual Surgical Education Pertaining to the Domains of Cognition and Curriculum, Psychomotor Skills Training, and Faculty Development and Mentorship.

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The Association for Surgical Education formed an ad-hoc research group to evaluate the quality and methodology of the current literature on virtual surgical education. Using SIGN methodology, evidence-based guidelines were […]

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Native Spleen Preservation During Visceral Transplantation Inhibits Graft-Versus-Host-Disease Development: Clinical and Experimental Study.

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We aimed to assess whether native spleen preservation during VT affects GVHD incidence.Graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) is one of the most severe and frequently lethal hematological complications after visceral transplantation (VT) procedures. […]

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Prospective Evaluation of a Tiered Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Inpatient Colorectal Operations.

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This study sought to prospectively validate an institutional prescribing guideline based on previously defined opioid consumption patterns following inpatient colorectal operations.In light of the opioid epidemic, reducing excess prescription quantities […]

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