In the first randomized trial comparing laparoscopic with robotic ventral and inguinal hernia repair, clinical outcomes were similar for both approaches However, robotic repair increased operative time and cost. 2 patients on the robotic repair arm resulted in intestinal wall lesion and none in the laparoscopic repair.
Scaring is affected by smoking. Scientific literature shows that smoking has been associated with increased risk of wound infection, major operative complications, readmission, and hernia recurrence. The American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons released 2020 guidelines and recommends avoiding elective surgery until a patient ceases smoking.
Costa Rica´s National Tumor Registry documented 10 cases of male breast cancer per year. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) release treatment guidelines for male breast cancer during 2020.
The 2020 Diet and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, the American Cancer Association, insists on the importance of consuming a vegetable, legumes and fruits with different colors every day. Other recommendations include whole grain products and reducing the consumption of red and processed meat.
The American Cancer Society released 2020 guidelines of diet and physical activity for cancer prevention. For Adults, they recommend 75 to 150 minutes of vigorous physical activity or 150-350 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week. Children should have at least 1 hour of activity daily. Other strategies include limiting electronic entertainment and avoiding a sedentary […]
Both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom and the World Health Organization concur that 100% of pediatric patients with COVID-19 present with a fever of 24 hours or more. If your child has a fever during this time of pandemic, it is best to get him or her tested […]
In a region in France patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were asked to fill out a questionnaire with reported symptoms. 32% of them confirmed that hypogeusia and anosmia were new symptoms. In the paper the authors assert that these symptoms are caused because SAR-CoV2 has the ability to invade the olfactory nerves.
The common cold is a mild or moderately mild upper-respiratory tract infection cause by approximately 200 different viruses. These viruses are members of the Rhinovirus family and are responsible for 30-50% of all common colds, of which coronaviruses are responsible for 10-15% of the total. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first isolated in pneumonia patients in China […]
Did you know that cases of digestive bleeding in our hospital increased in 2019? Our guidelines for the management of upper gastrointestinal bleeding have already been updated, based on international standards, and we recommend early endoscopic hemostasis and gastroscopy.
Did you know that between 2006 and 2015 the incidence of melanoma in young adults and adolescents in the US declined by 4% annually. It is possible that a positive change in the use of sun-protection is responsible for this trend.