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Shabeer Wani
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The Role of Smartphones and WhatsApp in Plastic Surgery

In conclusion, by using WhatsApp a quick communication was established between staff members, which resulted in better patient care and academic endorsement. It is recommended that this method should be used in other specialties. Nevertheless, this method doesn't replace a personal conversation in the case of critical issues.

The article was published by
El artículo fue publicado por
Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery
Volume / Volumen: 46
Number / Número: 3
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 502-505
Year / Año: 2013
Month / Mes: september

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Principal institution where the research took place
Institución principal de la investigación
Departments of Surgical Specialities, Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Bibliographic references
Referencias bibliográficas

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Other articles written by the author Shabeer Wani
Otros artículos de Shabeer Wani

1. A novel method of marking nipple areola complex in gynecomastia surgery

2.A simple method of managing unsterile overhead light handles in operating room.

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Shabeer Wani was invited by SIIC on
Shabeer Wani fue invitado por SIIC el
2014, march 18
  The authors' report was accepted on
La crónica del autor fue aprobada el
2021, march 9
The authors' report was accepted on
La crónica del autor fue aprobada el
2021, march 9
Published in siicsalud
Publicado en siicsalud
2021, june 7

The article is strictly related to the following sections of siicsalud
El artículo se relaciona estrictamente con las siguientes secciones de siicsalud

/ Cirugía
/ Informática Biomédica

and secondarily related to the following sections

y secundariamente con las siguientes secciones

Anatomía Patológica


Internal Medicine
Medicina Interna


Orthopedics and Traumatology
Ortopedia y Traumatología


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Efficacy of Communication Amongst Staff Members at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Section Using Smartphone and Mobile WhatsApp

Author / Autor
Shabeer Wani1, Seham Alarfaj2, Maryam Alsaif3, Sari Rabah4, Sara Alfadil5, Nancy Dewanjee6, Yahya Najmi7


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Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery

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