Vasectomy Under Local Anaesthesia Performed Free of Charge As a Family Planning Service: Complications and Results (Original Articles)

Vasectomy Under Local Anaesthesia Performed Free of Charge As a Family Planning Service: Complications and Results (Original Articles)

The link between global warming and unbridled population growth emphasises the urgent necessity for political action to promote effective forms of contraception. (1) Vasectomy is one of the most reliable family planning methods but is underutilised worldwide, accounting for only 5-10% of contraceptive methods, and in most African countries this figure is much lower. (2) […]

Pre-Operative Clinical Assessment for Anaesthesia and the Effect of HIV Infection (Clinical Report)

Pre-Operative Clinical Assessment for Anaesthesia and the Effect of HIV Infection (Clinical Report)

Background. HIV infection is common in South Africa, often remaining clinically latent and liable to be missed during clinical pre-operative assessment, despite the patient having a severe degree of immune compromise. Objectives. The primary objective was to determine the pre-operative physical status of patients presenting for anaesthesia, and to compare this with subsequent HIV tests […]

Core Topics in Vascular Anaesthesia

Core Topics in Vascular Anaesthesia

Vascular surgery and anaesthesia have changed considerably in recent years and become recognised subspecialties, although non-specialist anaesthetists continue to provide much of the care for emergency vascular surgical patients. Core Topics in Vascular Anaesthesia brings together the clinical expertise of global leaders in the field in a comprehensive review of contemporary practice. Detailed discussion is […]