Shailvi Gupta

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15 renal dialysis patients have been identified with a skin condition characterised by thickening and hardening of the skin of the extremities and an increase in dermal fibroblast-like cells associated with collagen remodelling and mucin deposition. The disease closely resembles scleromyxoedema, yet has significant enough clinical and histopathological(More)
BACKGROUND With an ageing global population comes major non-communicable disease burden, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. An unknown proportion of this burden is treatable or palliated with surgery. This study aimed to estimate the surgical needs of individuals aged 50 years or older in Nepal. METHODS A two-stage, 30 randomised(More)
BACKGROUND As the demographic transition occurs across developing countries, an increasing number of elderly individuals are affected by disasters and conflicts. This study aimed to evaluate the elderly population that underwent an operative procedure at MSF facilities. METHODS A retrospective review of prospectively collected operative cases performed at(More)
BACKGROUND Herniorrhaphy is one of the most frequently performed general surgical operations worldwide; however, most low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs) are unable to provide this essential surgery resulting in substantial morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of, barriers to care for, and disability from untreated(More)
BACKGROUND Various barriers exist that preclude individuals from undergoing surgical care in low-income countries. Our study assessed the main barriers in Nepal, and identified individuals most at risk for not receiving required surgical care. METHODS A countrywide survey, using the Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) survey tool, was(More)
BACKGROUND Women in developing countries might experience certain barriers to care more frequently than men. We aimed to describe barriers to essential surgical care that women face in five communities in Ghana. METHODS Questions regarding potential barriers were asked during surgical outreaches to five communities in the northernmost regions of Ghana.(More)
BACKGROUND Road traffic injury has emerged as a leading cause of mortality, contributing to 2·1% of deaths globally and is predicted to be the third highest contributor to the global burden of mortality by 2020. This major public health problem disproportionately affects low-income and middle-income countries, where such incidents are too often(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma has become a worldwide pandemic. Without dedicated public health interventions, fatal injuries will rise 40% and become the 4th leading cause of death by 2030, with the burden highest in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of traumatic injuries and injury-related deaths in(More)