Researchers from the University Hospital Polidoro Ernani of São Tiago (HU) and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) participate in an international scientific research that has led to an article recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records as the peer-reviewed scientific publication with the largest number of publications published. authors yet. NS Article – Commodity Modeling SARS-CoV-2 vaccination for safe, life-saving surgery: data from a prospective international cohort study, (SARS-Cov-2 Vaccination Modeling for Safe Lifesaving Surgery: Data from an International Prospective Cohort Study) published in British Journal of Surgery (kisses) It was co-authored by more than 15 thousand specialists.

At UFSC, researchers Humberto Fenner Lyra Júnior, Professor in the Department of Surgery at UFSC and coordinator of the study developed at HU; José Mauro dos Santos and João Carlos Costa de Oliveira, Professors in the Department of Surgery at UFSC; Dr. Thiago Rafael Onzi and Resident Natalia Sequeira Julio, of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Service, as well as Marlis Tavares Gerber, MD, of the hospital’s colorectal disease service.

These experts worked on an international collaborative study sponsored by CovidSurg Collaborative, an arm of the multicenter research group Global Surg Collaboratives, led by experts from the University of Birmingham, UK. The CovidSurg Collaborative is itself one of the world’s largest collaborative research projects: more than 25,000 surgeons worked together to collect data from 140,727 patients in 1,674 hospitals in 116 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, UAE, UK and USA.


In the study conducted at Heliopolis University, data were collected from patients undergoing surgeries by the colorectal disease service for a period of one month, according to the international protocol. The development of these patients was monitored during the first 30 days after surgery. The researchers collected information regarding aspects such as vaccination benefits for candidates for elective surgery and the safe time to refer to surgery after contracting Covid-19, among others.

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The study coordinator at Heliopolis University, Professor Umberto Venere Lira Jr., highlights “the importance of the topic for global and national public health and the great efforts that countless clinicians and researchers around the world are making in an effort to clarify the scientific and practical aspects of understanding this new disease.”

The data collected at Heliopolis University has been integrated into a number of other research centers and has led, so far, to the emergence of four scientific articles. In the publication recognized by Guinness, scientists showed that vaccination against Covid-19 for patients awaiting elective surgery could prevent the deaths of more than 58,000 people worldwide and suggested that this public be vaccinated before the population at large. It should be noted that Article – Commodity It was published in March, when most countries were at the beginning of their vaccination campaigns and there were few vaccines available to the general population.

in a Another article From the same international group of researchers, also published in March in the journal Anesthesia, of the Society of Anesthesiologists, a major topic was the waiting time for surgery by people with Covid-19. The study figures indicated that surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks after the patient was infected.

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