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woensdag 21 juni 2017

The Lancet: [Articles] Prevention of incisional hernia with prophylactic onlay and sublay mesh reinforcement versus p...

[Articles] Prevention of incisional hernia with prophylactic onlay and sublay mesh reinforcement versus primary suture only in midline laparotomies (PRIMA): 2-year follow-up of a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial
A significant reduction in incidence of incisional hernia was achieved with onlay mesh reinforcement compared with sublay mesh reinforcement and primary suture only. Onlay mesh reinforcement has the potential to become the standard treatment for high-risk patients undergoing midline laparotomy.
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[Comment] What are the health research needs for the Sendai Framework?
There is an important opportunity to build coherence across different policy areas with the 2015–16 adoption of four landmark UN agreements—the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030,1 the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III). Ensuring that health is at the heart of the Sendai Framework is crucial. The 2030 targets of the Sendai Framework call for substantial global reductions in disaster-related mortality, number of affected people, direct economic loss, and damage to critical infrastructure (panel).
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[Department of Error] Department of Error
Cleaver G. Access to abortion in the USA—the legal battle. Lancet 2017; 389: 2361–62—In this World Report, the following sentence should have read "Gorsuch is, as lawyer and graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine Julie Cantor says, an 'unknown'". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 20, 2017.
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[Articles] Infection-related microcephaly after the 2015 and 2016 Zika virus outbreaks in Brazil: a surveillance-based analysis
The distribution of infection-related microcephaly after Zika virus outbreaks has varied across time and Brazilian regions. Reasons for these apparent differences remain to be elucidated.
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[Review] An update on Zika virus infection
The epidemic history of Zika virus began in 2007, with its emergence in Yap Island in the western Pacific, followed in 2013–14 by a larger epidemic in French Polynesia, south Pacific, where the first severe complications and non-vector-borne transmission of the virus were reported. Zika virus emerged in Brazil in 2015 and was declared a national public health emergency after local researchers and physicians reported an increase in microcephaly cases. In 2016, WHO declared the recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders reported in Brazil a global public health emergency.
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