– 5th WSES Congress, 2018
– TED talk by Ravina Kullar, PharmD (VIDEO)
– A global petiton to change Sepsis-3 definitions
– National chapters
– The surgical disater of the mesh infections
– How to combat antibiotic resistance in surgery
5th WSES CONGRESS, 2018
Bertinoro (ITALY) is ready to host the fifth edition of the WSES Congress: it will occur in June 27- 30, 2018. The WSES Congress will offer a high quality program with pre-congress FIAT courses, consensus conferences, case discussions, symposia, “Hit” the expert sessions and selected free paper presentations (with 5 best free papers prizes and possibility to publish the full paper on WJES with fast track peer review) besides many other activities.
ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE: WHAT CAN WE DO TO PREVENT A FUTURE PANDEMIC
Ravina Kullar PharmD recently gave a TED talk on antibiotic resistance & what we can do to be a part of the solution. We would like to share her youtube video with you. It is highly recommended.
GLOBAL PETITION TO CHANGE SEPSIS-3 DEFINITIONS
The Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery appreciates the great effort of the task force who derived and validated the Sepsis-3 definitions and considers the new definitions an important step forward in the evolution of our understanding of sepsis. Nevertheless, more than a year after their publication, we have a few concerns regarding the use of the Sepsis-3 definitions.
FILL IN THE PETITION TO CHANGE SEPSIS-3 DEFINITIONS. We will ask to change these definitions.
In order to reinforce knowledge, attitude, and awareness of infection prevention and management across the surgical pathway in every country around the world we invite you to create a Global Alliance for Infections in Surgery national chapter as in Italy it has been done by GISIC (Italian group for the study of infections in surgery).
…The use of a mesh has become the standard in hernia repair surgery worldwide due to the reduced rates of recurrence and technical ease of the operation. However, mesh-related complications have become increasingly more frequent. Post-operative mesh infections are rare but troublesome complications that cause considerable morbidity and necessitate mostly mesh removal. Antibiotics and mesh-saving operations are not generally sufficient to eradicate the infection in the majority of cases…
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as one of the principal public health problems of the 21st century. This has resulted in a public health crisis of international concern, which threatens the practice of modern medicine, animal health and food security…
The substantial problem of antimicrobial resistance is especially relevant to antibiotic resistance (ABR), although antifungal resistance is increasing at an alarming rate. Although the phenomenon of ABR can be attributed to many factors, there is a well-established relationship between antibiotic prescribing practices and the emergence of resistant bacteria…