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trauma-list digest, Vol 1 #1804 - 4 msgs

SiR,avd Eigersund amb trauma-list@trauma.org
Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:59:32 +0200


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>    1. Appendecitis and CT (=?iso-8859-1?q?rm=20khattar?=)
>    2. Trauma unit closure, due to SARS. (Barry Armstrong)
>    3. Re: Appendecitis and CT (DocRickFry@aol.com)
>    4. Major Medical Units (simon_rolfe@baa.com)
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> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 14:28:10 +0100 (BST)
> From: =?iso-8859-1?q?rm=20khattar?= <dr_rm_khattar@yahoo.co.in>
> Subject: Appendecitis and CT
> To: trauma-list@trauma.org
> Reply-To: trauma-list@trauma.org
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> Although the debate on appendicitis and CT has died
> down Itake this opportunity to ask list members the
> number, percentage wise of appendicectomies performed
> laparoscopically and by open technique worldwide.For
> cholecystectomies the data exists to show LC : OC is
> 9:1.Have any such studies been conducted or are being
> conducted for appendicectomies?
>                           R.M.Khattar
>                           Consultant Surgeon
>                            Delhi India
>                            dr_rm_khattar@yahoo.co.in
>
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> Message: 2
> From: "Barry Armstrong" <docbear@sympatico.ca>
> To: "Trauma-List" <trauma-list@trauma.org>,
> "Trauma-L" <trauma-l@lists.aast.org>
> Subject: Trauma unit closure, due to SARS.
> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 14:15:23 -0500
> Reply-To: trauma-list@trauma.org
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> Canada's largest trauma unit, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, has
closed.
> The Emergency department, the Cardiac unit and most of the intensive care
> units are also closed.
>
> The burn unit will remain open.
>
> The closure was declared today, after four health care workers developed
> suspected cases of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).  There are
also
> 8 possible SARS cases (health care workers) under investigation.
>
> The trauma unit will remain closed for 10 days, the standard period of
> quarantine.  Sunnybrook hospital did not disclose the number of health
care
> workers placed in quarantine from this situation.
>
> The contact with SARS came during two "difficult" intubations, one of
which
> lasted 4 hours, according to the press conference.  There were no known
> breaches of infectious diseases precautions, except that one person
> remembers a face shield that briefly slipped out of place.
>
> As of April 18, Canada had declared 132 probable SARS cases.  There have
> been 13 deaths.   An epidemiological graph is available at
>
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/pphb-dgspsp/sars-sras/eu-ae/sars20030418_e.html#fig1
> .  It demonstrates that health care providers have been at high risk of
> acquiring SARS.
>
>
> Barry Armstrong
> General Surgeon,
> Dryden, Ontario, Canada
>
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> trauma unit, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, has closed.&nbsp; The =
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> deaths.&nbsp;&nbsp; An epidemiological graph is available at <A=20
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> size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
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> Message: 3
> From: DocRickFry@aol.com
> Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2003 18:11:32 EDT
> Subject: Re: Appendecitis and CT
> To: trauma-list@trauma.org
> Reply-To: trauma-list@trauma.org
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> In a message dated 4/19/2003 9:53:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> dr_rm_khattar@yahoo.co.in writes:
>
> > For
> > cholecystectomies the data exists to show LC : OC is
> > 9:1.Have any such studies been conducted or are being
> > conducted for appendicectomies?
> >
>
> Does anybody really care, or think it is at all important?
> ERF
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> <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF"
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> =3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0">In a message dated 4/19/2003 9:53:07 AM Eastern
Daylig=
> ht Time, dr_rm_khattar@yahoo.co.in writes:<BR>
> <BR>
> <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE=3DCITE style=3D"BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid;
MARGIN-LEFT=
> : 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">For<BR>
> cholecystectomies the data exists to show LC : OC is<BR>
> 9:1.Have any such studies been conducted or are being<BR>
> conducted for appendicectomies?<BR>
> </BLOCKQUOTE><BR>
> <BR>
> Does anybody really care, or think it is at all important?<BR>
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> Message: 4
> Subject: Major Medical Units
> To: trauma-list@trauma.org
> From: simon_rolfe@baa.com
> Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2003 09:46:03 +0100
> Reply-To: trauma-list@trauma.org
>
>
> I have been involved in re-designing and equipping our new MMU (Major
> Medical Unit) at Heathrow airport. It carries equipment for all levels
from
> Fire Fighters to Doctors. It's expected that with the new larger type
> aircraft there could be a total of 750 casualties. Have any of you been
> involved is similar projects that could send some info etc, I would
> appreciate any help.
> Simon
>
>
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