P R Health Sci J 2022 06;41(2):2965
Department of Biochemistry, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
BMJ Case Rep 2022 Jul 6;15(7). Epub 2022 Jul 6.
Department of Medicine, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent, UK.
This case report discusses an uncommon presentation of vitamin D intoxication and severe hypercalcaemia attributed to misuse of multiple nutritional supplements (˃20 active agents). A review of this case, supported by accumulated literature, lends room to further public health safety discussions. The multisystemic clinical manifestations of vitamin D toxicity can be debilitating, hence the need to prevent its occurrence. Read More
Anaesthesia 2022 Jan 24;77(1):28-39. Epub 2021 Aug 24.
NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery, Birmingham, UK.
SARS-CoV-2 has been associated with an increased rate of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients. Since surgical patients are already at higher risk of venous thromboembolism than general populations, this study aimed to determine if patients with peri-operative or prior SARS-CoV-2 were at further increased risk of venous thromboembolism. We conducted a planned sub-study and analysis from an international, multicentre, prospective cohort study of elective and emergency patients undergoing surgery during October 2020. Read More
Anaesthesia 2021 11 9;76(11):1454-1464. Epub 2021 Aug 9.
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.
We aimed to determine the impact of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery during the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. We performed an international prospective cohort study including patients undergoing elective surgery in October 2020. Isolation was defined as the period before surgery during which patients did not leave their house or receive visitors from outside their household. Read More
Br J Surg 2021 Sep;108(9):1056-1063
Background: Preoperative SARS-CoV-2 vaccination could support safer elective surgery. Vaccine numbers are limited so this study aimed to inform their prioritization by modelling.Methods: The primary outcome was the number needed to vaccinate (NNV) to prevent one COVID-19-related death in 1 year. Read More