CIRCUMCISION RATES AFTER THE RELEASE OF PREPUTIAL ADHESIONS
Aworanti et al describe the release of preputial adhesions (RPAs) for phimosis. The technique was carried out on 534 boys. The authors state that it is an effective alternative to circumcision. Only 8.4% required a subsequent operative intervention.
VARICELLA RELATED HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN IRELAND
McCarthy et al report that there were 2717 admissions with Varicella in the period 2005-2016. 62 children required intensive care due to the complications such as cellulitis, volume depletion, and streptococcal infection.
THE ROLE OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL HAEMORRHAGE
O’Brien et al report on the application of arterial embolization on 22 women for obstetric and gynaecological haemorrhage. A variety of embolic agents were used, gelfoam being the commonest. The majority were performed under conscious sedation.