Organization profile

Organization profile

Description: Given the considerable volume of patients with surgical pathologies in General Surgery at the Cardio-infantil Foundation, it was decided to create the research group with different lines of work, to evaluate the epidemiology, treatment and results associated with the most frequent pathologies. in our institution, as well as promoting the creation of projects that allow the continuous improvement of our practices. The work plan to follow is: a. Each of the members of the group, who in turn is the leader of one of the lines of research, must present their research projects and the progress in previous projects every 6 months. In this meeting, the corresponding suggestions and improvements to the project will be made. b. The projects are approved for implementation in the Department and are taken for approval by the different research and ethics committees of the Cardio-infantil Foundation-Institute of Cardiology. C. The members of the Department of General Surgery are in charge of training medical students with an emphasis on research in Surgery. Therefore, each of the students must join a line of work on which they will carry out a research project as a requirement to pass their rotation. State of the art: The General Surgery service is essential for the identification, treatment and monitoring of patients suffering from pathologies that, for the most part, require surgical interventions to resolve. This service is in charge of multiple subspecialties (abdominal wall, gastrointestinal surgery, coloproctology) in addition to the wound clinic group, nutritional support and vascular accessories. Taking advantage of this extensive coverage by the department, the General Surgery research group allows us to evaluate the results of our institution through a comprehensive evaluation that takes advantage of the different methodological approaches offered by epidemiology; This group continually gains experience in conducting local descriptive and analytical studies, as well as participating in international and prospective work on a global scale. This globalized approach allows us to strengthen contact networks with the most prestigious institutions around the world, promoting the creation of beneficial and lasting ties that favorably impact the Cardio-infantil Foundation. Through the experience and products obtained from research, we aspire to optimize our management guidelines in order to continually improve morbidity and mortality indicators and the quality of life of patients, through medicine based on evidence. Projects will be carried out evaluating cost-effectiveness to impact the development of our department, which is in continuous improvement. We also seek to conduct research in the field of surgical education, since we have residents in the department with whom we have a commitment to adequate professional training. Goals: • Carry out projects that make our lines of research known and begin to strengthen each of them. • Encourage continuous training for group members in the different topics of the research lines and in epidemiology and statistics for better development of the projects. • Create alliances with research groups in others. areas. • Create alliances with groups in General Surgery from other national and international institutions, to create multicenter jobs. • Create research awareness in our residents and students. • Search for multi-institutional research projects. • Consolidate the group as a leader in General Surgery in the country. • Train new researchers in the area of General Surgery who multiply the group's achievements. Lines of investigation: • Vascular Accesses • General Surgery • Wound Clinic • Surgical education • Abdominal wall • Nutritional Support