publication . Article . 2016

Reducing maternal mortality in conflict areas: Surgical-anesthetic experience in Boost Hospital – Afghanistan

Gilda Izquierdo; Miguel Trelles; Nasrullah Khan;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: SCARE-Sociedad Colombiana de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Introduction: Helmand province, whose capital is Lashkar-Gah, is one of the most volatile provinces affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Doctors without Borders began to work in Boost Hospital in 2009. Method: Retrospective review of surgical procedures at the Doctors without Borders Operational Center in Brussels, February 11, 2010 to September 30, 2012. Results: 5719 surgeries were performed on 4334 patients. 47% were emergency interventions and 75% were first interventions. 39.7% (n = 1721) of patients were female. In the Gyneco-obstetric (G) area, the average age was 31.3 years. 848 Cesarean operations (76%) were performed and 95% of these were urgent. O...
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publication . Article . 2016

Reducing maternal mortality in conflict areas: Surgical-anesthetic experience in Boost Hospital – Afghanistan

Gilda Izquierdo; Miguel Trelles; Nasrullah Khan;