Entries by Ankit Raj

Impact of COVID-19 on the Surgical Ecosystem

May 17, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj The CovidSurg collaborative study estimates that over 28 million operations could be cancelled or postponed during the peak 12 weeks of COVID-19 related disruptions (2,367,050 operations per week). Breaking this down, this includes 81.7% of benign surgery, 37.7% of cancer surgery, and 25.4% of elective caesarean sections globally. Even...

Big Data in Surgery

May 11, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj COVID-19 has taught us many things including that information is surplus, rapidly evolving and grows exponentially. The huge amount of data associated with ongoing COVID19 studies is definitely a boon for the society which is still developing its understanding of the diseases but also a bane if not...

Time for Global Anesthesia to come forward

March 29, 2020: Posted by Ankit Raj COVID19 pandemic or “The Pandemic” has moved at an unprecedented rate, exposing our healthcare systems at the weakest links, not even sparing highly efficient HIC based healthcare systems like NHS. The worst of impact has been felt by anesthesia teams, including many who specialize in intensive care. They...