African Annals of
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AFRICAN ASSOCIATION OF THORACIC AND CARDIO-VASCULAR SURGEONS
  • Abbreviation: Afr. Ann. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1994-7461
  • DOI: 10.5897/AATCVS
  • Start Year: 2005
  • Published Articles: 69

Table of Content: August, 2021; 13(2)

August 2021

Comparison between ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia and general anaesthesia in arteriovenous fistula creation at the Douala General Hospital

Anaesthetic modalities for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation include general (GA), local (LA) and regional anaesthesia (RA). Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia (USRA) proved to have more benefits in AVF creation than the other two. This study conducted at the Douala General Hospital aimed to assess these benefits over GA and RA. A retrospective review was performed on 217 records of patients who underwent an AVF...

Author(s): METOGO Mbengono Junette Arlette, HALLE Marie Patrice, MVE MVONDO Charles, TOUA Marie Michèle, SANGO Joseph, MASSOM Annie, YAKANA Linus, MBAKOP Corinne, BEYIHA Gérard, and NGATCHOU Djomo William,

August 2021

The relationship between peripheral arterial disease severity and allostatic load: A national health and nutrition examination survey study

Major socioeconomic disparities persist in the management and outcomes of peripheral artery disease (PAD) globally. Allostatic load, which is described as a measure of physiologic adaptation to socio-environmental stress, has been reported to partially explain higher mortality rates in US Blacks. However, it is not clear if allostatic load is associated with PAD severity. The National Health and Nutrition Examination...

Author(s): Kakra Hughes, Olubode A. Olufajo, Edmund Ameyaw, Kellee White, Dylan H. Roby, Craig S. Fryer, Joseph L. Wright, and Neil J. Sehgal