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Care of Infants With Gastroschisis in Low-Resource Settings

2018-09-18T14:49:42+00:00

The manuscript for a new research article written about a key congenital anomaly - gastroschisis - has been accepted and is currently in press for the next issue of Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. With an incidence of about 1 in 2000, gastroschisis is one of the most frequently encountered congenital anomalies by paediatric surgeons. Despite

Care of Infants With Gastroschisis in Low-Resource Settings 2018-09-18T14:49:42+00:00

Talking IA and ARM with Dr Sebastian King – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne

2018-09-19T12:50:29+00:00

The ONE in 5000 Foundation is a non-profit charity organisation established to champion and support anyone affected by the congenital condition anorectal malformation (ARM) (also called imperforate anus or IA), one of seven conditions included in Global PaedSurg. The condition has an incidence of about 1:5000 births in Western communities with higher rates in some communities. IA/ARM can

Talking IA and ARM with Dr Sebastian King – Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne 2018-09-19T12:50:29+00:00

Meet CDH UK: Charity, Lifeline and Ally in Improving Care for Congenital Anomalies

2018-09-05T19:31:42+00:00

With a study that aims to be as far-reaching and collaborative as Global PaedSurg, we are rarely far from another ally. Indeed, just recently, CDH UK have offered their expertise and feedback on crucial aspects of the study design surrounding the care of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH). CDH make up one of seven

Meet CDH UK: Charity, Lifeline and Ally in Improving Care for Congenital Anomalies 2018-09-05T19:31:42+00:00

National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs) for Paediatric and Child Health

2018-09-04T22:13:01+00:00

Dominique Vervoort outside the UN for the World Health Assembly, where NSOAPs took center stage within the discussion of global surgery. This week's blog comes from one of our own Global PaedSurg lead organisers, and touches on an important aspect of global surgical health: National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPS). Dominique Vervoort, MD is Chair of

National Surgical, Obstetric, and Anaesthesia Plans (NSOAPs) for Paediatric and Child Health 2018-09-04T22:13:01+00:00

APSON Conference, Kano, Nigeria

2018-08-16T04:40:58+00:00

In its 17th year, the Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Association of Paediatric Surgeons of Nigeria (APSON) will take place in Kano on the 24-29th September 2018. This year's theme will be Paediatric Surgical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Prospects. Click for more information regarding the preliminary programme and tickets as well as accommodation

APSON Conference, Kano, Nigeria 2018-08-16T04:40:58+00:00

TRIUMPH – Against All Odds (TINO MUDARIKWA)

2018-07-10T14:44:02+00:00

"Rare diseases are rare, but rare disease patients are numerous." The quote, originally from the Orphanet website, has always resonated with our blog author today, Tino Mudarikwa, who has lived with a rare disease all of his life: imperforate anus (IA) - one of seven conditions Global PaedSurg will be investigating. Growing up, Tino had always felt alone

TRIUMPH – Against All Odds (TINO MUDARIKWA) 2018-07-10T14:44:02+00:00

CARE and DHREAMS studies: an opportunity to enhance our genetic understanding of congenital anomalies

2018-06-11T02:15:04+00:00

Just as mutual collaboration begets mutual opportunity, Global PaedSurg would like to present a new exciting opportunity for all of our collaborators: to further contribute to improving global outcomes for congenital anomalies. The CARE (Congenital Anomalies Research Exploration) and DHREAMS (Diaphragmatic Hernia Research & Exploration; Advancing Molecular Genetics) studies are international studies examining the genetic mechanisms

CARE and DHREAMS studies: an opportunity to enhance our genetic understanding of congenital anomalies 2018-06-11T02:15:04+00:00

A Secret Life – Surviving A Rare Congenital Condition (Greg Ryan)

2018-06-10T10:04:24+00:00

This week, we have an incredible blog post from Greg Ryan, a man born 53 years ago with a congenital condition that should have killed him, had it not been for the incredible skill of his surgeons at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Nevertheless, while the surgery gave him a chance at life, Greg

A Secret Life – Surviving A Rare Congenital Condition (Greg Ryan) 2018-06-10T10:04:24+00:00

Global Collaborator Perspective: Dr. Nurudeen Abdulraheem (Nigeria)

2018-05-18T04:16:37+00:00

Dr. Nurudeen Abdulraheem presenting the results of PaedSurg Africa for the first time at the 47th World Congress of Surgery (Basel, Switzerland, August 2017)   Contact with PaedSurg Africa I first came across PaedSurg Africa in September 2016 at the Pan African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) conference, Lagos 2016. The study protocol was

Global Collaborator Perspective: Dr. Nurudeen Abdulraheem (Nigeria) 2018-05-18T04:16:37+00:00

Global Collaborator Perspective: Andile Maqhawe Dube (Zimbabwe)

2018-06-09T22:06:36+00:00

Miss Naomi Wright (third from the right) and Andile (centre) at the InciSioN Global Surgery Symposium  (Leuven, Belgium, May 2018)  "While standing in the immigration queue, third from the front, I caught a glimpse of the Incision IGSS invitation letter head as I was gathering my documentation for the immigration officers. Suddenly, I realised, this was

Global Collaborator Perspective: Andile Maqhawe Dube (Zimbabwe) 2018-06-09T22:06:36+00:00