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Refugees Aren't Getting Needed Surgeries

Posted 3 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 – Millions of refugees aren't getting the surgery they need, researchers report. "When planning to take care of refugees, much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are far from home for circumstances often beyond their control. But surgery is a basic need and nobody talks about this," said Dr. Adam Kushner, leader of a new study conducted at the ...

Low-Cost Mosquito Mesh Good Alternative for Hernia Repair in Poor Countries: Study

Posted 13 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 – Hernia repair with mosquito netting may be a viable alternative in countries where commercial mesh is too expensive, a new study says. Synthetic mesh is the preferred method for repairing groin hernias, because it carries a lower risk of infection than stitches, the researchers explained. But this operation is performed infrequently in poor countries because surgical ...

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