DESCRIPTION OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES:
Objectives of this Project:
To Provide to the J . C. Sanguinetti Hospital a Newton, Mod. MEC Stereoscopic Microscope, plus accessories and attachments for surgery (Microscope made in Argentina).
To establish workshops open to the Community for training in treatment of :
1) Head trauma.
2) Ischemic stroke / hemorrhage.
3) aneurysms of the brain.
4) Central nervous system Tumors
It intended to be put into practice during the period June 2016 to December 2016
Work schedule after receiving funds LFR:
1- Banking and Administrative activities, contact Provider..... 30 days
2- Delivery of equipment ..... 40 days
3- Advertising in newspapers, radio and social media .....7 months
4- Training Workshops open to the community ...........6 months
5- permanent communication with international Rotary .........Throughout the process.
6- Permanent monitoring of the progress of the project by the host club...Throughout the process.
The Department of Neurology of Hospital Sanguinetti will report every six months the number of interventions and surgeries that are performed under the operating microscope.
Rotarians Cristina Franco and Pilar Butterworth of RC Pilar Norte will be responsible for contacting medical authorities .
1 stereo microscope for surgery NEWTON brand
Mod. MEC and accessories (Made in Argentina) ......... ...... ..... u $ s 29,000
Banking expenses ................................................ . u $ s 1,500
TOTAL ................................................. ............ u $ s 30,500
Synthesis of the Letter by Dr. Nicholas A. Kusznir, Chief of Neurosurgery. Sanguinetti Hospital, Pilar to Cristina Franco, President of RC Pilar Norte:
"For decades, the surgical microscope has been an essential tool in modern neurosurgery. This tool should be available 24 hours in hospital operating rooms to meet scheduled pathologies as well as for emergency neurosurgery.
An example is the aneurysmal pathology. This high incidence disease affects young people and occurs in most cases when an intracranial hemorrhage is generated. Early surgical resolution (within 12 hours) is vital.
When transfer of the patient to other health centers is necessary, if a microscope is not available, the patient's life is too often endangered.
Some tumors should not be operated upon without the aid of a surgical microscope, which allows the surgeon to see the structures involved (nerves, arteries, veins) that he cannot with the naked eye.
Having the right Microscope improves rates of operative morbidity and mortality. In addition, this tool allows better surgical resolution for tumor, vascular diseases of the spine which reduces morbidity in many of them and is essential in other procedures.
Our hospital serves a large mostly poor population.
Approximately 30% of patients admitted to our hospital, either by the emergency room or outpatient treatment require a surgical microscope.
Hospital and neurological Service have tried to refer patients with this condition, most of the time, it becomes impossible in practice because the health system is collapsing.
Thus the patient often dies.
Thank you very much for your concern and time spent on our Department of Neurology at the Hospital Sanguinetti and residents of the community of Pilar.
Your help will mark a before and after for patients Neurology "
Nicholas A. Kusznir, M.D.
Chief of Neurosurgery Htal. J.C. Sanguinetti Pilar.
MN 120765 M.P. 57270