SURGICAL DISEASES AND HIV STATUS IN PATIENTS AT CENTRAL HOSPITAL OF BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE.

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Mario Antunes, Damiano Pizzol, Kajal Chhaganlal, Giovanni Putoto, Angela De Palma,                            Marcella Schiavone, Mariagrazia Lorusso, Francesco Di Gennaro

HIV-positive patients with surgical diseases are at a higher risk than HIV-negative patients of developing post-surgery complications. The goal of this study was to evaluate the main surgical diseases among HIV positive and HIV negative patients hospitalized in the surgical ward of the Hospital Central da Beira (HCB) in Mozambique. Were collected data before and after surgical procedures in all consecutive adult patients (> 18 years old) admitted and hospitalized at the Surgical Ward of the HCB from January to December 2017. Overall, a total of 237 adult patients were admitted to the surgical ward of Hospital Central of Beira, Mozambique. We reported all surgical information collected from patients. The most frequent surgical site for the operation was the abdomen (n=174; 73.4%), followed by perineum (n=42; 17.7%) and thorax (n=21; 8.8%). For health professionals working in surgery wards, data on the most frequent postoperative complications in HIV-positive patients will offer useful tools for the follow-up of those patients.

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