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    • Assessing the Brazilian surgical system with six surgical indicators: a descriptive and modelling study 

      Massenburg, Benjamin B; Saluja, Saurabh; Jenny, Hillary; Raykar, Nakul Prakash; Ng-Kamstra, Josh; Guilloux, Aline G A; Scheffer, Mário C; Meara, John Gerard; Alonso, Nivaldo; Shrime, Mark George (BMJ, 2017)
      Background: Brazil boasts a health scheme that aspires to provide universal coverage, but its surgical system has rarely been analyzed. In an effort to strengthen surgical systems worldwide, the Lancet Commission on Global ...
    • Financial contributions to global surgery: an analysis of 160 international charitable organizations 

      Gutnik, Lily; Yamey, Gavin; Riviello, Robert; Meara, John G.; Dare, Anna J.; Shrime, Mark G. (Springer International Publishing, 2016)
      Background: The non-profit and volunteer sector has made notable contributions to delivering surgical services in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). As an estimated 55 % of surgical care delivered in some LMICs is ...
    • Funding allocation to surgery in low and middle-income countries: a retrospective analysis of contributions from the USA 

      Gutnik, Lily; Dieleman, Joseph; Dare, Anna J; Ramos, Margarita S; Riviello, Robert; Meara, John G; Yamey, Gavin; Shrime, Mark G (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015)
      Objective: The funds available for global surgical delivery, capacity building and research are unknown and presumed to be low. Meanwhile, conditions amenable to surgery are estimated to account for nearly 30% of the global ...
    • Global economic consequences of selected surgical diseases: a modelling study 

      Alkire, Blake Christian; Shrime, Mark George; Dare, Anna J; Vincent, Jeffrey R; Meara, John Gerard (Elsevier BV, 2015)
      Background The surgical burden of disease is substantial, but little is known about the associated economic consequences. We estimate the global macroeconomic impact of the surgical burden of disease due to injury, neoplasm, ...
    • The Haiti Breast Cancer Initiative: Initial Findings and Analysis of Barriers-to-Care Delaying Patient Presentation 

      Sharma, Ketan; Costas, Ainhoa; Damuse, Ruth; Hamiltong-Pierre, Jean; Pyda, Jordan; Ong, Cecilia T.; Shulman, Lawrence N.; Meara, John G. (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2013)
      Background. In Haiti, breast cancer patients present at such advanced stages that even modern therapies offer modest survival benefit. Identifying the personal, sociocultural, and economic barriers-to-care delaying patient ...
    • Health and Economic Benefits of Improved Injury Prevention and Trauma Care Worldwide 

      Kotagal, Meera; Agarwal-Harding, Kiran J.; Mock, Charles; Quansah, Robert; Arreola-Risa, Carlos; Meara, John G. (Public Library of Science, 2014)
      Objectives: Injury is a significant source of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and often disproportionately affects younger, more productive members of society. While many have made the case for improved injury prevention ...
    • The Impact of Natural Disaster on Pediatric Surgical Delivery: A Review of Haiti Six Months Before and After the 2010 Earthquake 

      Hughes, Christopher; Nash, Katherine; Alkire, Blake Christian; McClain, Craig David; Hagander, Lars; Smithers, Charles Jason; Raymonville, Maxi; Sullivan, Stephen R.; Riviello, Robert; Rogers, Selwyn O.; Meara, John Gerard (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012)
      Little is known about pediatric surgical disease in resource-poor countries. This study documents the surgical care of children in central Haiti and demonstrates the influence of the 2010 earthquake on pediatric surgical ...
    • Obstructed Labor and Caesarean Delivery: The Cost and Benefit of Surgical Intervention 

      Alkire, Blake Christian; Vincent, Jeffrey R.; Burns, Christy Turlington; Metzler, Ian Scott; Farmer, Paul Edward; Meara, John Gerard (Public Library of Science, 2012)
      Background: Although advances in the reduction of maternal mortality have been made, up to 273,000 women will die this year from obstetric etiologies. Obstructed labor (OL), most commonly treated with Caesarean delivery, ...
    • An Opportunity for Diagonal Development in Global Surgery: Cleft Lip and Palate Care in Resource-Limited Settings 

      Patel, Pratik Bharat; Hoyler, Marguerite Mcmillan; Maine, Rebecca Gwynne; Hughes, Christopher D.; Hagander, Lars Erik; Meara, John Gerard (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
      Global cleft surgery missions have provided much-needed care to millions of poor patients worldwide. Still, surgical capacity in low- and middle-income countries is generally inadequate. Through surgical missions, global ...
    • A Systematic Review of Barriers to Breast Cancer Care in Developing Countries Resulting in Delayed Patient Presentation 

      Sharma, Ketan; Costas, Ainhoa; Shulman, Lawrence Nathan; Meara, John Gerard (Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
      Background: Within the developing world, many personal, sociocultural, and economic factors cause delayed patient presentation, a prolonged interval from initial symptom discovery to provider presentation. Understanding ...
    • Tongue-tie Repair: Z-Plasty Vs Simple Release 

      Yousefi, Jamshid; Tabrizian Namini, Fariba; Raisolsadat, Seyed Mohammad Ali; Gillies, Rowan; Ashkezari, Azar; Meara, John G. (Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, 2015)
      Introduction: Ankyloglossia is a congenital anomaly in which the lingual frenulum is unusually short and thick, thus decreasing tongue mobility. In the context of the newborn or young infant it is a subject of ongoing ...
    • Unilateral Cleft Lip and Nasal Repair: Techniques and Principles 

      Meara, John Gerard; Andrews, Brian T.; Ridgway, Emily B.; Raisolsadat, Mohammad-Ali; Hiradfar, Mehran (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2011)
      The Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and the Sheikh Hospital in Mashhad sponsored a Cleft Lip and Palate Workshop 30 April – 1 May 2009. During the Workshop, 6 surgical cases were performed and televised live to the ...