Silvia Valverde, MD, PhD Emergency Surgery General Surgery Abdominal Wall Surgery There is a high rate of IH, specially in high-risk groups such as obese patients, immunosuppressed patients, and colorectal surgery patients. There is an increasing evidence of augmented mesh placement benefits in reducing IH rates. Abdominal wall closure should be standardized and education in […]
Silvia Valverde, MD Gastrointestinal Surgeon Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (Spain) Expansion of surgical services in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) is currently a major need. Surgical disease carries a great morbidity and Mortality. The majority of the world’s population does not currrently have access to surgical care, and 5 billion people lack basic surgical assistance. Trauma, […]
Silvia Valverde, MD Gastrointestinal Surgeon Hospital Clinic, Barcelona (Spain) Incisional hernia can affect more than 30% of high-risk patients undergoing a laparotomy, leading to a great impact on both quality of life and healthcare costs. Impaired wound healing underlies the development of a hernia during the first months after surgery. Anatomic dysfunction perpetuates the atrophy […]
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