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Next Meeting: August 4, 2016
Urologic Disease in Resource-poor settings

Urologic disease in a resource-poor country

Global surgery 2030: evidence and solutions for achieving health, welfare, and economic development

Where: Building 25 (New Building), HG 904, SFGH
When: 7 PM

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Call-in details: +1 (571) 317-3116. Access Code: 756-517-781

Past meetings

MAY 3, 2016
prehospital Care in Resource-Poor Settings

Rural prehospital trauma systems improve trauma outcome in low-income countries: a prospective study from North Iraq and Cambodia

First things first: effectiveness and scalability of a basic prehospital trauma care program for lay first-responders in Kampala, Uganda

Prehospital trauma systems reduce mortality in developing countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

DECEMBER 7, 2015

 A safe-anesthesia innovation for emergency and life-improving surgeries when no anesthetist is available: a descriptive review of 193 consecutive surgeries

Ketamine: a growing global health-care need

Peri-operative pulse oximetry in low-income countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis 


Hospital-based trauma quality improvement initiatives: First step toward improving trauma outcomes in the developing world

Minimizing preventable trauma deaths in a limited-resource setting: A test-case of a multidisciplinary panel review approach at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana

JULY 8, 2015

What factors influence the production of orthopaedic research in East Africa? A qualitative analysis of interviews

Future perspectives: the need for large clinical trials

February 24, 2015
Cost-effectiveness of surgical interventions in low- and middle-income countries 

Cost-effectiveness of groin hernia surgery in the western region of Ghana

Comparative cost-effectiveness analysis of two MSF surgical trauma centers

Cost-effectiveness of surgery and its policy implications for global health: a systematic review and analysis 

January 8, 2015
Non-mortality consequences of trauma in low- and middle-income countries

Socioeconomic impact of road traffic injuries in West Africa: exploratory data from Nigeria

Economic consequences of injury and resulting family coping strategies in Ghana 

Socioeconomic and disability consequences of injuries in the Sudan: a community-based survey in Khartoum State

June 11, 2014
Rebecca Maine will be joining us to discuss her experiences working in Rwanda this year as Paul Farmer Global Surgery fellow, where she worked on a community survey of the surgically-treated disease burden.  We will talk about both the realities of global surgery research as a resident and about the challenging research questions involving surgical epidemiology in developing countries.

April 7, 2014 
Increasing capacity-based on comprehensive overviews

Surgery and global health: a Lancet commission

Increasing access to surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa: Priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group

February 4, 2014
Treating breast cancer in the developing world

Breast-cancer screening with trained volunteers in a rural area of Sudan: a pilot study

Breast-cancer early detection in low-income and middle-income countries: do what you can versus one size fits all

Cancer treatment in Malawi: A disease of palliation

December 5, 2013
Palate repair in developing countries

An opportunity for diagonal development in global surgery: Cleft lip and palate care in resource-limited settings

Comparison of fistula rates after palatoplasty for international and local surgeons on surgical missions in Ecuador with rates at a craniofacial center in the United States

The clinical and economic impact of a sustained program in global plastic surgery: Valuing cleft care in resource-poor settings

November 5, 2013
Intramedullary nail technology in resource-poor settings

Collaborative partnerships and the future of global orthopaedics

Cost-effectiveness of replacing skeletal traction by interlocked intramedullary nailing for femoral shaft fractures in a provincial trauma hospital in Cambodia

Low infection rates after 34,361 intramedullary nail operations in 55 low- and middle-income countries: Validation of the Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) Online Surgical Database

October 7, 2013
International clinical rotations during residency

Residents share their experience and insights

September 29, 2013
Examining surgical needs and priorities in resource-limited settings

Increasing access to surgical services in sub-Saharan Africa: Priorities for national and international agencies recommended by the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group

An estimation of the global volume of surgery: A modelling strategy based on available data

Systematic review of met and unmet need of surgical disease in rural sub-Saharan Africa

July 24, 2013
Why global surgery matters

Surgery and global health: A view from beyond the OR

Bridging the gap between public health and surgery: Access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries

April 24, 2013
Inguinal hernia in resource-poor settings

Characterizing the global burden of surgical disease: A method to estimate inguinal hernia epidemiology in Ghana

Cost-effectiveness of groin hernia surgery in the western region of Ghana

Public health and policy issues of hernia surgery in Africa

March 19, 2013
Humanitarian surgery

Accelerating surgical training and reducing the burden of surgical disease in Haiti before and after the earthquake

Surgical care during humanitarian crises: A systematic review of published surgical caseload data from foreign medical teams

The livelihoods of Haitian health-care providers after the January 2010 earthquake: A pilot study of the economic and quality-of-life impact of emergency relief

Improving effective surgical delivery in humanitarian disasters: Lessons from Haiti

A qualitative and quantitative study of the surgical and rehabilitation response to the earthquake in Haiti, January 2010

Haiti disaster tourism--a medical shame

The impact of natural disaster on pediatric surgical delivery: A review of Haiti six months before and after the 2010 earthquake

February 19, 2013
Academic partnerships: Global surgery and anesthesia training

Surgery and anesthesia capacity-building in resource-poor settings: Description of an ongoing academic partnership in Uganda

Surgery and global public health: The UNC-Malawi surgical initiative as a model for sustainable collaboration

Role of collaborative academic partnerships in surgical training, education, and provision

Surgical training and global health: Initial results of a 5-year partnership with a surgical training program in a low-income country

November 29, 2012

Commercial mesh versus Nylon mosquito net for hernial repair: A randomized double-blind study in Burkina Faso

Cost-effectiveness of inguinal hernia surgery in northwestern Ecuador

Risk factors for infection after 46,113 intramedullary nail operations in low- and middle-income countries

October 30, 2012
Laparoscopy in low- and middle-income countries

Laparoscopy in developing countries in the management of patients with an acute abdomen

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana: An initial report

Should laparoscopic cholecystectomy be practiced in the developing world?: The experience of the first training program in Afghanistan

September 12, 2012

Sharing projects, funding, and clinical experiences for students and residents interested in global health

August 20, 2012
Burn interventions in developing countries

"What do kids know": A survey of 420 grade 5 students in Cambodia on their knowledge of burn prevention and first-aid treatment

Characteristics of paediatric burns seen at a tertiary centre in a low income country: A five year (2004-2008) study

Open versus closed management of burn wounds in a low-income developing country

Burn prevention programs for children in developing countries require urgent attention: A targeted literature review

July 12, 2012
Ethics in global surgery

Ethics in international health research: A perspective from the developing world

Surgical missions to developing countries: Ethical conflicts

Volunteers in plastic surgery guidelines for providing surgical care for children in the less developed world: Part II. Ethical considerations

June 13, 2012
Trauma epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries

Road traffic injury incidence and crash characteristics in Dar es Salaam: A population based study

Current patters of prehospital trauma care in Kampala, Uganda and the feasibility of a lay-first-responder training program

First things first: Effectiveness and scalability of a basic prehospital trauma care program for lay first-responders in Kampala, Uganda

May 17, 2012
The surgical workforce in low- and middle-income countries

Human resource and funding constraints for essential surgery in district hospitals in Africa: A retrospective cross-sectional survey

Surgical training and experience of medical officers in Ghana's district hospitals

Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: an economic- and needs-based approach

March 29, 2012

Addressing the Millennium Development Goals from a surgical perspective: Essential surgery and anesthesia in 8 low- and middle-income countries

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