Shailvi Gupta

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A retrospective study was carried out based on 110 paediatric burns (0-14 years) seen at the Burn unit, Choithram Hospital & Research Centre, Indore over a period of 7 years (1993-1999). Epidemiological data included age, sex, seasonal variation, place of burn and the cause and mode of burn. Hospitalised paediatric burns constituted 13.5% of total burn(More)
BACKGROUND Injury remains a leading cause of death worldwide with a disproportionate impact in the developing world. Capabilities for trauma care remain limited in these settings. We propose the implementation of the International Assessment of Capacity for Trauma (INTACT) index to provide a standardized way of assessing a health care facility's capacity to(More)
The Surgeons OverSeas assessment of surgical need (SOSAS) tool, a population-based survey on surgical conditions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), was performed in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. This pilot study in Nepal is the initial implementation of the SOSAS survey in South Asia. A pilot study of SOSAS, modified for Nepal’s needs and reprogrammed(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma is a large contributor to the global burden of disease, particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study aimed to summarize the literature assessing surgical capacity in LMICs to provide a current assessment of trauma capacity, which will help guide future efforts. MATERIALS AND METHODS The MEDLINE database was queried(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)
IMPORTANCE More than 90% of thermal injury-related deaths occur in low-resource settings. While baseline assessment of burn management capabilities is necessary to guide capacity building strategies, limited data exist from low and middle-income countries (LMICs). OBJECTIVE The objective of our review is to assess burn management capacity in LMICs. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess protection of surgical healthcare workers against HIV and other bloodborne infections in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). METHODS Literature review based on recent studies assessing baseline surgical capacity in LMICs using the WHO Situational Analysis of Access to Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, the Surgeons OverSeas(More)
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. A retrospective review of prospectively collected operative cases performed at MSF-Operational(More)
While an estimated two billion people lack access to surgical care, little data are available on surgical conditions for pediatric populations in low- and middle-income countries. Our study aims to assess pediatric surgical needs in Nepal. A countrywide cross-sectional study was performed in 15 randomly chosen districts; 3 clusters (2 rural; 1 urban) per(More)
The first step in improving surgical care delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is quantifying surgical need. The Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) is a validated household survey that has been previously implemented in three LMICs with great success. We implemented the SOSAS survey in Uganda, a medium-sized country with(More)