Jenny Löfgren

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BACKGROUND The most effective method for repair of a groin hernia involves the use of a synthetic mesh, but this type of mesh is unaffordable for many patients in low- and middle-income countries. Sterilized mosquito meshes have been used as a lower-cost alternative but have not been rigorously studied. METHODS We performed a double-blind, randomized,(More)
Diarrheal diseases due to infection constitute a major burden of disease. Dehydration resulting from diarrhea can be fatal. It is the cause of approximately 1.8 million deaths every year. The vast majority of these deaths are of children under five years of age living in lowand middleincome countries. Interventions to prevent diarrhea include provision of(More)
BACKGROUND There is a vast unmet need for surgical interventions in resource scarce settings. The poorest 2 billion people share 3·5% of the world's operations. The highest burden of surgical disease is seen in Africa where surgery could avert many deaths. Prospective studies investigating interventions, indications, and outcomes including perioperative(More)
BACKGROUND Hernia repair is the most commonly performed general surgical procedure worldwide. The prevalence is poorly described in many areas, and access to surgery may not be met in low- and middle-income countries. The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence of groin hernia and the surgical repair rate in a defined sub-Saharan region(More)
BACKGROUND The world's poorest 2 billion people, benefit from no more than about 3.5% of the world's operative procedures. The burden of surgical disease is greatest in Africa, where operations could save many lives. Previous facility-based studies have described operative procedure caseloads, but prospective studies investigating interventions, indications(More)
BACKGROUND Operative interventions have traditionally been seen as expensive; therefore, surgery has been given low priority in global health care planning in low-income countries. A growing body of evidence indicates that surgery can also be highly cost effective in low-income settings, but our current knowledge of the actual cost of surgery in such(More)
The experience with embolization of intracerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with bucrylate (isobutyl-2-cyanoacrylate) in 29 patients is reported. In 9 cases (31%) less than 1/3 of the AVM nidus was occluded, in 12 (41%) 1/3 to 2/3, in 4 (14%) more than 2/3, and total occlusion was only seen in 3 cases (10%). One patient was never embolized, owing(More)