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Time to operating room matters in modern management of pancreatic injuries: A national review on the management of adult pancreatic injury at Canadian level 1 trauma centers

Time to operating room matters in modern management of pancreatic injuries: A national review on the management of adult pancreatic injury at Canadian level 1 trauma centers

Dr. Emilie Joos, associate director at BISC, along with colleagues recently undertook a study to evaluate the current diagnosis and management of pancreatic trauma in Canadian trauma centers. To read the full text, please visit here.     Abstract Background: Pancreatic injuries are rare, difficult to diagnose, and complex to manage despite multiple published guidelines. This study […]

Student Spotlight: Willow Thickson

Student Spotlight: Willow Thickson

Dr. Willow Thickson is a recent UBC medical graduate, who is Cree, Ashininaabe and Métis from the Michel First Nation in Alberta. She has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from UBC with a minor in science specifically focused on biochemical nutrition. Willow is a current student in our Graduate Certificate in Global […]

Publication Feature: Lessons from developing, implementing and sustaining a participatory partnership for children’s surgical care in Tanzania

Publication Feature: Lessons from developing, implementing and sustaining a participatory partnership for children’s surgical care in Tanzania

Dr. Godfrey Sama Philipo, BISC Adunct Professor, along with Shobhana Nagraj, Zaitun M Bokhary,and Kokila Lakhoo, recently published an article that shares experiences on developing, implementing and sustaining a partnership in global children’s surgery in Tanzania. To read the full text, please visit here. Abstract: Global surgery is an essential component of Universal Health Coverage. […]

Publication Feature: Assessing trauma care systems in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and evidence synthesis mapping the Three Delays framework to injury health system assessments

Publication Feature: Assessing trauma care systems in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and evidence synthesis mapping the Three Delays framework to injury health system assessments

Dr. Dan Poenaru, co-instructor of SURG 512, along with Dr. John Whitaker, Dr. Nollaig O’Donohoe, Dr. Max Denning, Dr. Elena Guadago, Dr. Andrew J M Leather, and Dr. Justine I Davies recently published an article that systematically reviewed existing literature on the assessment of LMIC trauma systems, applying the Three Delays framework and rapid assessment principles. […]

Publication Feature: Postoperative outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Canada: a systematic review

Publication Feature: Postoperative outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Canada: a systematic review

Dr. Nadine Caron, co-instructor of SURG 518,  recently published a systematic review of studies estimating the association between Indigenous identity and surgical rates or outcomes in Canada. To read the full text, please visit here.