Valverde, Silvia Gastrointestinal surgeon, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard technique for the treatment of gallstones and cholecystitis. Since its introduction in the ‘90s, a higher rate of biliary duct injury (BDI) has been described compared to open cholecystectomy. This difference is maintained even beyond the learning curve. More complicated and […]
Ana Otero, MD Beatriz Martín, MD Victor Turrado, MD Silvia Valverde, MD Borja de Lacy, MD Gastrointestinal surgery specialists Hospital Clinic, Barcelona Today, experts estimate that all human medical knowledge doubles every 18 months. The pace of progress in surgical innovation is so fast that some surgeons have expressed serious concern about patient safety as […]
Silvia Valverde, MD Hospital Clínic, Barcelona Epidemiology Many clinical conditions can lead to hemorrhagic shock, which is a severe blood loss that causes multiorganic failure if not treated due to a complete break of cellular homeostasis. According to the literature 1.9 million people die per year worldwide due to hemorragic shock, most of them being […]
- Silvia Valverde MD.