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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427944/creating-a-global-acute-care-surgery-fellowship-to-meet-international-need
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Amina I Merchant, Camila B Walters, Julie Valenzuela, Kelly A McQueen, Addison K May
INTRODUCTION: Existing Acute Care Surgery (ACS) fellowships are positioned to develop well-trained surgeons with specific skills to facilitate improvements in care delivery in Global ACS. Many resident and fellowship programs offer clinical electives that expose trainees to operative experiences, exposing trainees to the needs in resource-challenged settings. However, most lack a focus on long-term development and research designed to enhance the country's local skills, capability, and capacity...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424776/socially-responsible-surgery-building-recognition-and-coalition
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Tyler D Robinson, Thiago M Oliveira, Theresa R Timmes, Jacqueline M Mills, Nichole Starr, Matthew Fleming, Megan Janeway, Diane Haddad, Feroze Sidhwa, Ryan D Macht, Douglas F Kauffman, Tracey A Dechert
IMPORTANCE: Socially responsible surgery (SRS) integrates surgery and public health, providing a framework for research, advocacy, education, and clinical practice to address the social barriers of health that decrease surgical access and worsen surgical outcomes in underserved patient populations. These patients face disparities in both health and in health care, which can be effectively addressed by surgeons in collaboration with allied health professionals. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the current state of surgical access and outcomes of underserved populations in American rural communities, American urban communities, and in low- and middle-income countries...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408717/eliminating-postoperative-infections-on-a-budget-collaborative-quality-improvement-for-congenital-heart-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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EDITORIAL
Michael Gaies, Graeme MacLaren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408415/impact-of-international-quality-improvement-collaborative-on-congenital-heart-surgery-in-pakistan
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Amina Khan, Ahmed Abdullah, Huzaifa Ahmad, Arjumand Rizvi, Sehrish Batool, Kathy J Jenkins, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Muneer Amanullah, Anwar Haq, Nadeem Aslam, Fauzia Minai, Babar Hasan
BACKGROUND: The International Quality Improvement Collaborative (IQIC) was formed to reduce mortality and morbidity from congenital heart disease (CHD) surgeries in low/middle-income countries. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this study to compare the postoperative outcomes of CHD surgeries at a centre in Pakistan before and after joining IQIC. METHODS: The IQIC provides guidelines targeting key drivers responsible for morbidity and mortality in postoperativepatients with CHD...
April 13, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404204/global-surgical-electives-in-residency-the-impact-on-training-and-future-practice
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Melike Harfouche, Leandra Krowsoski, Amy Goldberg, Zoe Maher
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate perceptions regarding the value of global surgical electives (GSEs) and pursuit of a career in global surgery amongst residents and surgeons. METHODS: We sent an anonymous questionnaire to all current and former surgical residents of our tertiary-care, university-based institution from the years 2000-2013. Questions addressed the experience and value of practicing surgery in low or middle income countries (LMIC) in residency and as a career...
April 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393094/laparoscopic-surgery-for-gynecologic-cancer-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-lmics-an-area-of-need
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Melissa Schwartz, Cherng-Jye Jeng, Linus T Chuang
Over 90% of people living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not have access to surgical care. In the absence of appropriate surgical care, there is high morbidity and mortality from surgically curable diseases, such as cervical cancer. Laparoscopic surgery for gynecologic cancer in LMICs is extremely limited. The benefits of laparoscopy over open surgery are even more pronounced in LMICs than in resource-rich countries. Barriers to implementation of laparoscopic surgery in LMICs should be identified and addressed in order to improve global cancer care and the lives of women worldwide...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373758/typhoid-intestinal-perforation-in-developing-countries-still-unavoidable-deaths
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Contini
Typhoid fever is a public health challenge mostly concentrated in impoverished, overcrowded areas of the developing world, with lack of safe drinking and sanitation. The most serious complication is typhoid intestinal perforation (TIP), observed in 0.8% to 39%, with a striking rate difference between high-income and low-middle-income countries. Although the mortality rate consequent to TIP in resource-poor countries is improved in the last decades, it is still fluctuating from 5% to 80%, due to surgical- and not surgical-related constraints...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325240/cancer-care-access-and-outcomes-for-american-indian-populations-in-the-united-states-challenges-and-models-for-progress
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REVIEW
B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Daniel G Petereit, C Norman Coleman
Low socioeconomic and health care access realities of being American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) in the United States combined with decades of data documenting poor cancer outcomes for this population provide a population nested within the United States that is analogous to the cancer care landscape of low- and middle-income countries internationally. We reviewed the medical literature with respect to cancer prevention, access to cancer treatment, and access to effective supportive and palliative care for AI/AN populations in the United States...
April 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257418/epidemiology-of-pediatric-surgical-needs-in-low-income-countries
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Elissa K Butler, Tu M Tran, Neeraja Nagarajan, Joseph Canner, Anthony T Fuller, Adam Kushner, Michael M Haglund, Emily R Smith
OBJECTIVE: According to recent estimates, at least 11% of the total global burden of disease is attributable to surgically-treatable diseases. In children, the burden is even more striking with up to 85% of children in low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC) having a surgically-treatable condition by age 15. Using population data from four countries, we estimated pediatric surgical needs amongst children residing in LMICs. METHODS: A cluster randomized cross-sectional countrywide household survey (Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need) was done in four countries (Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Nepal and Uganda) and included demographics, a verbal head to toe examination, and questions on access to care...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257319/contextual-challenges-to-safe-surgery-in-a-resource-limited-setting-a-multicenter-multiprofessional-qualitative-study
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John W Scott, Yihan Lin, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Zeta A Mutabazi, William Austin Davis, Megan A Morris, Douglas S Smink, Robert Riviello, Steven Yule
OBJECTIVES: Safe surgery should be available to all patients, no matter the setting. The purpose of this study was to explore the contextual-specific challenges to safe surgical care encountered by surgeons and surgical teams in many in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and to understand the ways in which surgical teams overcome them. BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical performance is highly complex and requires providers to integrate and communicate information regarding the patient, task, team, and environment to coordinate team-based care that is timely, effective, and safe...
March 2, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242111/cataracts
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REVIEW
Yu-Chi Liu, Mark Wilkins, Terry Kim, Boris Malyugin, Jodhbir S Mehta
An estimated 95 million people worldwide are affected by cataract. Cataract still remains the leading cause of blindness in middle-income and low-income countries. With the advancement of surgical technology and techniques, cataract surgery has evolved to small-incisional surgery with rapid visual recovery, good visual outcomes, and minimal complications in most patients. With the development of advanced technology in intraocular lenses, the combined treatment of cataract and astigmatism or presbyopia, or both, is possible...
February 23, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228841/an-update-on-the-management-of-breast-cancer-in-africa
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REVIEW
V Vanderpuye, S Grover, N Hammad, PoojaPrabhakar, H Simonds, F Olopade, D C Stefan
BACKGROUND: There is limited information about the challenges of cancer management and attempts at improving outcomes in Africa. Even though South and North Africa are better resourceds to tackle the burden of breast cancer, similar poor prognostic factors are common to all countries. The five-year overall Survival rate for breast cancer patients does not exceed 60% for any low and middle-income country (LMIC) in Africa. In spite of the gains achieved over the past decade, certain characteristics remain the same such as limited availability of breast conservation therapies, inadequate access to drugs, few oncology specialists and adherence to harmful socio-cultural practices...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216396/estimating-the-cost-of-neurosurgical-procedures-in-a-low-income-setting-an-observational-economic-analysis
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Jihad Abdelgadir, Tu Tran, Alex Muhindo, Doomwin Obiga, John Mukasa, Hussein Ssenyonjo, Michael Muhumza, Joel Kiryabwire, Michael M Haglund, Frank A Sloan
BACKGROUND: There are no data on cost of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries. This study's objective was to estimate the cost of neurosurgical procedures in a low-resource setting to better inform resource allocation and health sector planning. METHODS: In this observational economic analysis, micro-costing was used to estimate the direct and indirect costs of neurosurgical procedures at Mulago National Referral Hospital (Kampala, Uganda). RESULTS: During the study period, October 2014-September 2015, a total of 1,440 charts were reviewed...
February 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188941/association-between-breast-reconstruction-surgery-and-quality-of-life-in-iranian-breast-cancer-patients
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Farnaz Sinaei, Kazem Zendehdel, Mahsa Adili, Atefeh Ardestani, Ali Montazeri, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi
Breast reconstruction (BR) surgery is not common for the treatment of breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries, including Iran. We evaluated the quality of life (QoL) in Iranian breast cancer patients who underwent BR at the Cancer Institute of Iran. We compared patients who had BR with breast cancer patients who had a radical mastectomy as the control group, matched for age, and time since surgery. We interviewed the cases and controls and collected data about QoL using EORTC-Q30 and EORTC-Q23 questionnaires...
January 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138364/practice-training-and-safety-of-laparoscopic-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#15
REVIEW
Maryam Alfa-Wali, Samuel Osaghae
Surgical management of diseases is recognised as a major unmet need in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Laparoscopic surgery has been present since the 1980s and offers the benefit of minimising the morbidity and potential mortality associated with laparotomies. Laparotomies are often carried out in LMICs for diagnosis and management, due to lack of radiological investigative and intervention options. The use of laparoscopy for diagnosis and treatment is globally variable, with high-income countries using laparoscopy routinely compared with LMICs...
January 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138304/radiation-therapy-and-cancer-control-in-developing-countries-can-we-save-more-lives
#16
REVIEW
Rajamanickam Baskar, Koji Itahana
Globally, morbidity and mortality due to cancer are predicted to increase in both men and women in the coming decades. Furthermore, it is estimated that two thirds of these cancer-related deaths will occur in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC). In addition to morbidity and mortality, cancer also causes an enormous economic burden, especially in developing countries. There are several treatment and management options for cancer including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and palliative care. Radiotherapy or radiation therapy (RT) can be an effective treatment, especially for localized or solid cancers; about half of cancer patients receive radiation as a curative or palliative treatment...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105528/cost-effectiveness-in-global-surgery-pearls-pitfalls-and-a-checklist
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REVIEW
Mark G Shrime, Blake C Alkire, Caris Grimes, Tiffany E Chao, Dan Poenaru, Stéphane Verguet
INTRODUCTION: Cost-effectiveness analysis can be a powerful policy-making tool. In the two decades since the first cost-effectiveness analyses in global surgery, the methodology has established the cost-effectiveness of many types of surgery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, with the crescendo of cost-effectiveness analyses in global surgery has come vast disparities in methodology, with only 15% of studies adhering to published guidelines. This has led to results that have varied up to 150-fold...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097413/when-surgical-resources-are-severely-constrained-who-receives-care-determinants-of-access-to-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery-in-uganda
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Trina Stephens, Alexander Mezei, Nathan N O'Hara, Jeffrey Potter, Rodney Mugarura, Piotr A Blachut, Peter J O'Brien, Tito Beyeza, Gerard P Slobogean
BACKGROUND: In low- and middle-income countries, the volume of traumatic injuries requiring orthopaedic intervention routinely exceeds the capacity of available surgical resources. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of surgical care for lower extremity fracture patients at a high-demand, resource-limited public hospital in Uganda. METHODS: Skeletally mature patients admitted with the intention of definitive surgical treatment of an isolated tibia or femur fractures to the national referral hospital in Uganda were recruited to participate in this study...
January 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007223/a-hidden-opportunity-within-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Allison Silverstein, Sristi Sharma, Swagoto Mukhopadhyay, Salim Afshar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002848/multidisciplinary-approach-to-neoadjuvant-endocrine-therapy-in-breast-cancer-a-comprehensive-review
#20
Tomás Reinert, Susana Ramalho, Rodrigo Gonçalves, Carlos Henrique Barrios, Marcia Silveira Graudenz, José Bines
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide. Hormone receptor-positive (HR+) tumors represent the most common form of this disease, with more than 70% of breast cancers expressing these receptors. Response and benefit to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT) varies according to HR expression, with lower responses in luminal tumors as compared with hormone receptor-negative (HR-) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) tumors...
December 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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