Journal of Universal Surgery

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Anesthesia in the Syrian crisis

Joint Event on 4th International Conference on Anesthesia & 8th Edition of International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery and Transplantation
July 01-02, 2019 Valencia, Spain

Osama Yanes

Damascus hospital, Syria

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Univer Surg


As described by UNHCR the Syrian armed conflict is the worst humanitarian tragedy in this century. Syria is experiencing a protracted political and socioeconomic crisis that result in severe deterioration of living conditions which has also significantly eroded the health system. The armed conflict crisis in Syria is characterized by high number of trauma cases still other surgical health requires urgent care and varies between Government and none government areas in general. A descriptive study with direct examination of records in Ministry of Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital (200 beds) which is located at the north site of Damascus, where it serves all cases challenging difficulties of crisis (frequent shelling attacks and bombings, terrorist acts). Anesthesia care was assured through strict adherence with a minimum sanitation availability of essential disposals; adequate infrastructure; adequate water drugs and equipment mandatory use of sterile equipment for anesthesia procedures which have capability for blood transfusion. During the study period (Jan-step 2015), 700 anesthesia's were performed. 65% male median age was 32. Violent trauma was the most common surgical indication also selected regular operations. Local, regional, general anesthesia and combinations were used, with or without intubation. As an overall view and by comparing to non-government hospitals or health centers the hospital quality and the outcome results of anesthesia and surgery were within good standards with low mortalities and complications. Regional anesthesia was used frequently. Ketamine was used for many advantages, with or without Midazolam. Availability of adequate anesthesia staff and equipped hospital facilitates serving both military and civil cases. Different medical reports shown that the nongovernment area have different levels of service depending on many separate or combined factors.

Biography :

Osama Yanes has worked in different anesthesia subspecialty such cardiac anesthesia oby-gyn and also at different hospitals mainly Damascus hospital Ibn Al- Nafees Hospital and al – Basel heart center. He attended a course for one year at Ohio State University Research Training. He contributed to euro score model for cardiac surgery as a highest number of patients contribution in 2010. He was awarded in Epidural Anesthesia from Ministry of Health in Syria.

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