Statement On The Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry On The 2018 Gaza Protests

This report was shared with the Commission of Inquiry. In this report, Doctors of the World observes that Palestinian health NGOs face unprecedented levels of violence against its personnel, structures and ambulances. These attacks and the death of their colleagues have also left strong psychological scars. Beyond the atrocious violations of international law, the impact of these violations is difficult to quantify or measure through the untold stories of those who died or suffer serious life-long consequences because those who were supposed to help were killed or incapacitated. Doctors of the World takes thus this opportunity to remind all actors that attacks on healthcare workers, structures and ambulances should never occur: neither in times of peace nor in times of war. They represent serious violations of IHL and IHRL. Doctors of the World thanks again the CoI for its report and recommends the Human Rights Council and its members to: Condemn all attacks against healthcare personnel, structures and ambulances, and to promote awareness on the importance of their protection. Ensure all violations against healthcare are investigated and hold all perpetrators accountable for the unlawful use of force. Guarantee that all healthcare services and personnel are protected. Remind Israel of its obligation as an occupying force to ensure that the Palestinian population has access to proper medical services and that any obstruction to this right represents a violation of IHL; ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 5 June 2019Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryAuthor(s): Ashim Wadehra, Steven Douthett, Lawrence M. FallatAbstractSevere limb deformity can create a major disability, which can ultimately lead to a nonambulatory lifestyle. Limb deformities created by open fractures not only put a patient at risk for a nonfunctional lifestyle but also may lead to gross contamination and osteomyelitis of the osseous structures. At times, these deformities require amputation for better functionality. It is our belief, however, that an attempt at limb salvage should always be considered. When encou...
Source: The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The current study demonstrated good results of the PRTS for unstable intra-articular fractures of the PIP joint. Furthermore, satisfactory results were obtained in cases of an incomplete amputation at the PIP joint, a pathological fracture due to bone tumor, and an osteochondral defect due to comminuted fracture of the proximal phalangeal head, where costal osteochondral bone was transplanted. From this study, the PRTS is recommended as a useful treatment because it is widely effective for various unstable fractures of the PIP joint. PMID: 30987517 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONSThis series of the first 100 patients to undergo awake endoscopic MIS-TLIF demonstrates outcomes comparable to those reported in our earlier papers. This procedure can provide a safe and efficacious option for lumbar fusion with less morbidity than open surgery. Further refinements in surgical technique and technologies will allow for improved success. PMID: 30933915 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Neurosurgical Focus - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Neurosurg Focus Source Type: research
Conclusions: Perioperative invasive vascular catheterization was significantly associated with an increased the risk of postoperative infections in lumbar spine surgery, independent of a patient’s concomitant comorbidities. Therefore, in patients with an indication for invasive catheterization, surgeons should consider risks and benefits of surgery carefully. Level of Evidence: Level III.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: PRIMARY RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusion: In the present study, as the pathologies accompanying the depressed skull fractures of the patients increased, Glasgow Coma Scale scores at arrival and Glasgow Outcome Scale scores at discharge decreased. Regardless of whether the depressed fracture is simple or compound, primary bone fragment replacement with appropriate decontamination of the fractured bone and operation area via single-session intervention gives good results. It is important to perform the surgery as soon as possible to reduce the risk of contamination. Primary bone fragment replacement seems to be an appropriate treatment option for depress...
Source: Pediatric Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Background:Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is associated with significant morbidity, functional disability and mortality which leads to annual direct medical costs of 6 to 8 billion U.S. dollars. The incidence of VTE among patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) is significantly higher than in those without SCD, with lifetime risk of up to 25%. The highly variable clinical phenotypes of SCD, in addition to complex pathogenesis of thrombosis in SCD, are challenges to the early identification of high-risk patients and timely initiation of anticoagulant prophylaxis.Objective:To develop a population-based risk assessment model (P...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 903. Outcomes Research-Non-Malignant Hematology: Poster II Source Type: research
ConclusionPaediatric osteomyelitis poses a significant problem in Fiji, especially in the male, ethnic Fijian population between 5 and 9  years of age. The chance of complete resolution after treatment of acute osteomyelitis is very good. Therefore, interventions aimed at early diagnosis and treatments are required.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We included early in the investigation protocols a total body fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG PET) scan that was extremely helpful to promptly rule out malignant or infective nature of osteolysis. An update on the diagnostic and management options available for GSD, with particular reference to the role of nuclear medicine and the latest clinical trials from international patients registries and classification of idiopathic osteolysis is provided. PMID: 30411730 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: We found high- to moderate-quality evidence that vertebroplasty has little clinical benefit in terms of pain for treating acute or subacute osteoporotic vertebral fractures in routine practice when compared with a sham procedure. Results were consistent across the studies irrespective of the average duration of pain.Sensitivity analyses confirmed that open trials comparing vertebroplasty with usual care are likely to have overestimated any benefit of vertebroplasty. Correcting for these biases would likely drive any benefits observed with vertebroplasty towards the null, in keeping with findings from the place...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
ConclusionPotential sequela of osteomyelitis is ankylosis of affected joints. In this particular case, imaging provides evidence of regional ankylosis of the cervical spine. Considering the patient did not complain of cervical pain or related symptoms apart from lack of cervical range of motion, and his Neck Disability Index score was 2 out of 50 (4%), no intervention was provided to the cervical spine. The patient reported he self-managed well, worked full-time as a postal worker after he was discharged due to the injury to his neck, and planned to retire in less than one month at age 70. The patient demonstrates successf...
Source: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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