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This study was designed to propose a classification scheme for platforms of surgical delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and to review the literature documenting their effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, sustainability, and role in training. Approximately 28 % of the global burden of disease is surgical. In LMICs, much of this burden is(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are associated with papillomatosis of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi in decreasing order of frequency, and these papillomatosis lesions may become malignant. When the patients are not selected for a history of papillomatosis, the frequency of HPV in bronchogenic carcinoma tissue is 1-5%. In order to develop a model for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship among the degree of posterior vaginal wall prolapse, anorectal symptoms, and physiology. STUDY DESIGN This was a prospective study that included patients with fecal dysfunction and prolapse/urinary symptoms. A validated instrument for fecal incontinence and the ROME II criteria were(More)
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate a new application of structured expert judgement to assess the effectiveness of surgery to correct obstetric fistula in a low-income setting. Intervention effectiveness is a major input of evidence-informed priority setting in healthcare, but information on intervention effectiveness is generally lacking. This is particularly(More)
Nosocomial vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infections have been described in only small numbers of pediatric patients. In none of these studies were multivariate analyses performed to assess which factors were independent risk factors in these patients. In the present cohort study of patients admitted to our hematology/oncology unit, surveillance(More)
We report our experience with a low-pressure colonic pouch for urinary diversion in women with irreparable vesicovaginal fistulas and bladder extrophy. This is a case series of 35 women with irreparable vesicovaginal fistula who underwent urinary diversion and two cases performed for bladder extrophy. Partial or complete loss of the urethra was present in(More)
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are associated with papillomatosis of the larynx, trachea, and bronchi in decreasing order of frequency, and these papillomatosis lesions may become malignant. When the patients are not selected for a history of papillomatosis, the frequency of HPV in bronchogenic carcinoma tissue is 1-5%. In order to develop a model for(More)
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