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) […]

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Free Muscle Flap Reconstructions Using Interpositional Vein Grafts Vs. Local Anastomosis: A 5-Year Experience at a Rural Tertiary Care Center (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Introduction The primary goal in any patient is to return him or her to as normal a life as possible after repair of injury. The ability to cover tissue defects has greatly helped to fulfill this goal. The use of muscle, myocutaneous, fasciocutaneous, or bowel free flaps is well established as a means for reconstructing […]

Characteristics of Project Management at Institutions Sponsoring National Library of Medicine Medlineplus Go Local (Report)

Characteristics of Project Management at Institutions Sponsoring National Library of Medicine Medlineplus Go Local (Report)

INTRODUCTION The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM’s) MedlinePlus Go Local [1] provides statewide or regional databases of health-related services linked to health topics in MedlinePlus, NLM’s consumer health website. Links between MedlinePlus and Go Local allow users to move easily between researching a health topic and searching for a health service related to the topic. […]

Caesarean Section Wound Infiltration with Local Anaesthetic for Postoperative Pain Relief--Any Benefit?(Original Articles) (Report)

Caesarean Section Wound Infiltration with Local Anaesthetic for Postoperative Pain Relief–Any Benefit?(Original Articles) (Report)

Delivery by caesarean section (CS) is becoming more frequent and is one of the most common major operative procedures performed worldwide. In the USA a CS rate of 26% for all births is reported. (1) The rate approaches 25% in Canada and is over 20% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (2) In the private […]

An Approach to Terrorism Preparedness: Parkland Health and Hospital System (Local Perspectives on Bioterrorism)

An Approach to Terrorism Preparedness: Parkland Health and Hospital System (Local Perspectives on Bioterrorism)

In response to growing concerns regarding domestic terrorism, the 104th Congress passed Public Law 104-201, the National Defense Authorization Act, for fiscal year 1997. In addition to providing the nation’s first responders (i.e., law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, emergency planners, and health care personnel) with training regarding emergency response to weapons of […]