Teodoro J Herbosa

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BACKGROUND Surgery has become an integral part of global health care, with an estimated 234 million operations performed yearly. Surgical complications are common and often preventable. We hypothesized that a program to implement a 19-item surgical safety checklist designed to improve team communication and consistency of care would reduce complications and(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the relationship between changes in clinician attitude and changes in postoperative outcomes following a checklist-based surgical safety intervention. DESIGN Pre- and post intervention survey. SETTING Eight hospitals participating in a trial of a WHO surgical safety checklist. PARTICIPANTS Clinicians actively working in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In an effort to improve pre-hospital care, the authors assessed the availability and utility of ambulance devices. The study aimed to identify commonly used devices for managing emergency cases in Klang Valley of Malaysia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective study comprising of 1075 emergency ambulances running on 30 days. The(More)
INTRODUCTION The Twin-Barred Tree Snake, Chrysopelea pelias, is a colubrine that, like other members of the genus Chrysopelea, is able to glide in the arboreal strata. Little is known about the effects of its bite. This report is the first clinically documented bite by this relatively uncommon rear-fanged species. CASE REPORT The patient was a 19-year-old(More)
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