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  • Design of a Novel Online, Modular, Flipped-classroom Surgical Curriculum for East, Central, and Southern Africa 

    Parker, Andrea S; Hill, Katherine A; Steffes, Bruce C; Mangaoang, Deirdre; O’Flynn, Eric; Bachheta, Niraj; Bates, Maria F; Bitta, Caesar; Carter, Nicholas H; Davis, Richard E; Dressler, Jeremy A; Eisenhut, Deborah A; Fadipe, Akinniyi E; Kanyi, John K; Kauffmann, Rondi M; Kazal, Frances; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Lando, Justus O; Many, Heath R; Mbithi, Valentine C; McCoy, Amanda J; Meade, Peter C; Ndegwa, Wairimu YB; Nkusi, Emmy A; Ooko, Philip B; Osilli, Dixon JS; Parker, Madison ED; Rankeeti, Sinkeet; Smith, James D; Snyder, David; Kimutai, R Sylvester; Wakeley, Michelle E; Wekesa, Marvin K; Torbeck, Laura; White, Russell E; Bekele, Abebe; Parker, Robert K; Shafer, Katherine (Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications , Wolters Kluwer India Pvt Ltd , A-202, 2nd Flr, Qube, C T S No 1498a-2 Village Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, India, Maharashtra, 400059, 2022)
    Objective: We describe a structured approach to developing a standardized curriculum for surgical trainees in East, Central, and Southern Africa (ECSA). Summary Background Data: Surgical education is essential to ...
  • Interventions to Reduce Pedestrian Road Traffic Injuries: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials, Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials, Interrupted Time-series, and Controlled Before-after Studies 

    Namatovu, Stellah; Balugaba, Bonny E; Muni, Kennedy; Ningwa, Albert; Nsabagwa, Linda; Oporia, Fredrick; Kiconco, Arthur; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Mutto, Milton; Osuret, Jimmy; Rehfuess, Evan A; Burns, Jacob; Kobusingye, Olive (Public Library Science, 1160 Battery Street, Ste 100, San Francisco, Usa, Ca, 94111, 2022)
    Background Road traffic injuries are among the top ten causes of death globally, with the highest burden in low and middle-income countries, where over a third of deaths occur among pedestrians and cyclists. Several ...
  • Psychological Distress and Associated Factors Among Hospital Workers in Uganda During the COVID-19 Lockdown–A Multicentre Study 

    Kirabira, Joseph; Forry, Jimmy Ben; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Akimana, Benedict; Nakawuki, Madrine; Anyayo, Lucas; Mpamizo, Emmanuel; Onen, Bruno Chan; Ingabire, Jane; Gumisiriza, Nolbert; Waiswa, Ali; Mawanda, Anatoli; Ashaba, Scholastic; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Elsevier Science Inc , Ste 800, 230 Park Ave, New York, USA, NY, 10169, 2022)
    Objective To assess the prevalence of psychological distress (PD), and its associated demographic, psychosocial, hospital and health-related factors among hospital workers in Uganda during the COVID-19 related ...
  • Prevalence and Factors Associated with Cancellation and Deferment of Elective Surgical Cases at a Rural Private Tertiary Hospital in Western Uganda: A Cross-sectional Study 

    Vahwere, Bienfait Mumbere; Sikakulya, Franck K; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Soria, Jorge; Okedi, X Francis; Abdullah, Shaban; Kyamanywa, Patrick (African Field Epidemiology Network-Afenet , Po Box 12874, Kampala, Uganda, 00000, 2021)
    Introduction: the cancellation of elective surgery is still a worldwide challenge and this is associated with emotional and economical trauma for the patients and their families as well as a decrease in the efficiency ...
  • Surgery of COVID-19-infected Patients in Africa: A Scoping 

    Sikakulya, Franck K; Soria, Jorge; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Kiyaka, Sonye Magugu; Molen, Selamo Fabrice; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Annals of African Surgery, 2021)
    Objective: The aim of this scoping review was to highlight the nature and scope of research and publications about surgery in COVID-19-infected patients in Africa in order to inform guidelines applicable in Africa. Methods: ...
  • Building Trauma and EMS Systems Capacity in Rwanda: Lessons and Recommendations 

    Jayaraman, Sudha; Ntirenganya, Faustin; Nkeshimana, Menelas; Rosenberg, Ashley; Dushime, Theophile; Kabagema, Ignace; Uwitonze, Jean Marie; Uwitonize, Eric; Nyinawankusi, Jeanne d'Arc; Riviello, Robert; Bagahirwa, Irene; Williams, Kenneth L; Krebs, Elizabeth; Maine, Rebecca; Banguti, Paulin; Rulisa, Stephen; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Byiringiro, Jean Claude (Ubiquity Press Ltd , Unit 3.22, East London Works, 65-75 Whitechapel Road, London, England, E1 1du, 2021)
    Background: Surgical capacity building has gained substantial momentum. However, care at the hospital level depends on improved access to emergency services. There is no established model for facilitating trauma and EMS ...
  • Opportunities for Surgical Research in the Covid-19 Era 

    Kyamanywa, Patrick (Annals of African Surgery, 2021)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on 11 March 2020 (1). This was followed by near total disruption of all sectors, including the health sector, that will have lasting impact. ...
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula Due to a Strangulated Ritcher’s Femoral Hernia: A Case Report 

    Murwanashyaka, Emmanuel; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Authorea, 2021)
    Richter’s hernia has a misleading presentation with absence of typical intestinal obstructive symptoms leading to delay in making a diagnosis, tendency to strangulation and eventual spontaneous fistula formation. This ...
  • The Double Burden of Ebola and COVID-19 Viral Infections and the Readiness for Safe Surgical Care Provision in Uganda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo: an Online Cross-sectional Survey 

    Sikakulya, Franck K; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Longombe, Albert Ahuka Ona; Okedi, Francis; Kalongo, Michel; Valimungighe, Moise Muhindo; Furaha, Nzanzu Blaise Pascal; Vahwere, Bienfait Mumbere; Mambo, Simon Binezero; Mulumba, Yusuf; Muyisa, Muhindo Muhasa; Sonia, Fatuma Djuma; Sekabira, John; Fualal, Jane; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Research Square, 2021)
    Objective: This study aimed at highlighting the extent to which Uganda and the Eastern DR Congo are ready for safe surgical care provision during the double burden of Ebola and COVID-19. Methods: An online cross-sectional ...
  • State of Pedestrian Road Safety in Uganda: A Qualitative Study of Existing Interventions 

    Osuret, Jimmy; Namatovu, Stellah; Biribawa, Claire; Balugaba, Bonny E; Zziwa, Esther Bayiga; Muni, Kennedy; Ningwa, Albert; Oporia, Fredrick; Mutto, Milton; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Guwatudde, David; Kobusingye, Olive (Makerere Univ, Coll Health Sciences,Sch Med , Po Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda, 00000, 2021)
    Background: Pedestrians in Uganda account for 40% of road traffic fatalities and 25% of serious injuries annually. We explored the current pedestrian road traffic injury interventions in Uganda to understand why pedestrian ...
  • What are the Key Leadership Competencies Required by Medical School Deans in Uganda? A Qualitative Cross-sectional Study 

    Kyamanywa, Patrick; Redding, Peter (Makerere Univ, Coll Health Sciences,Sch Med , Po Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda, 00000, 2021)
    Background: Effective leadership is vital for organizational growth and sustainability. Globally, medical schools are faced with leadership challenges due to the pace of globalization, technological advances, reduced funding ...
  • Factors That Influenced Access and Utilisation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Ugandan Youths During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: An Online Cross-sectional Survey 

    Unknown author (Research Square, 2021)
    Background The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted health care access in many countries. The aim of this study was to explore factors that influenced access and utilisation of sexual and reproductive health services among ...
  • Health Facilities’ Readiness for Safe Surgical Care Provision in Uganda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo During Ebola and COVID-19 Era 

    Sikakulya, Franck K; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Longombe, Albert Ahoha Ona; Okedi, X Francis; Ilumbulumbu, Michel Kalongo; Valimungighe, Moise Muhindo; Furaha, Nzanzu Blaise Pascal; Vahwere, Bienfait Mumbere; Mambo, Simon Binezero; Mulumba, Yusuf; Muyisa, Anderson Muhindo Muhasa; Sonia, Fatuma Djuma; Sekabira, John; Fualal, Jane O (BMC , Campus, 4 Crinan St, London, England, N1 9XW, 2021)
    Objective This study aimed to assess health facilities’ readiness to provide safe surgical care during Ebola and COVID-19 era in Uganda and in the Eastern DR Congo. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in ...
  • Developing Research Potential and Building Partnerships: A Report of the Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course at the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa 

    Long, Kristin L; Galukande, Moses; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Tarpley, Margaret J; Dodgion, Christopher; Global Affairs Committee of the Association for Academic Surgery (Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science , 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, USA, CA, 92101-4495, 2021)
    Background Approximately a decade after the inaugural Fundamentals of Surgical Research Course (FSRC) at the West African College of Surgeons meeting (2008), the Association for Academic Surgery expanded the course offering ...
  • Estimating the Burden of Road Traffic Crashes in Uganda Using Police and Health Sector Data Sources 

    Unknown author (BMJ Publishing Group , British Med Assoc House, Tavistock Square, London, England, Wc1h 9jr, 2021)
    Background In many low-income countries, estimates of road injury burden are derived from police reports, and may not represent the complete picture of the burden in these countries. As a result, WHO and the Global Burden ...
  • A Descriptive-multivariate Analysis of Community Knowledge, Confidence, and Trust in COVID-19 Clinical Trials Among Healthcare Workers in Uganda 

    Kasozi, Keneth Iceland; Laudisoit, Anne; Osuwat, Lawrence Obado; Batiha, Gaber El-Saber; Al Omairi, Naif E; Aigbogun, Eric; Ninsiima, Herbert Izo; Usman, Ibe Michael; DeTora, Lisa M; MacLeod, Ewan Thomas; Nalugo, Halima; Crawley, Francis P; Bierer, Barbara E; Mwandah, Daniel Chans; Kato, Charles Drago; Kiyimba, Kenedy; Ayikobua, Emmanuel Tiyo; Lillian, Linda; Matama, Kevin; Mak, Shui Ching Nelly; Onanyang, David; Pius, Theophilus; Nalumenya, David Paul; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Rugambwa, Nina Olivia; Musoke, Grace Henry; Bardosh, Kevin; Ochieng, Juma John; Ssempijja, Fred; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Tumwine, Gabriel; Alzahrani, Khalid J; Welburn, Susan Christina (MDPI , St Alban-Anlage 66, Basel, Switzerland, Ch-4052, 2020)
    Background—misinformation and mistrust often undermines community vaccine uptake, yet information in rural communities, especially of developing countries, is scarce. This study aimed to identify major challenges associated ...
  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Self-reported Practice Toward Measures for Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19 Among Ugandans: A Nationwide Online Cross-sectional Survey 

    Ssebuufu, Robinson; Sikakulya, Franck K; Mambo, Simon Binezero; Wasingya, Lucien; Nganza, Sifa K; Bwaga, Ibrahim; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Frontiers Media SA , Avenue Du Tribunal Federal 34, Lausanne, Switzerland, Ch-1015, 2020)
    Background: The world is facing the Coronavirus pandemic, which is highly infectious. Several measures have been put in place to prevent its spread among the population. However, for these preventive measures to be effective, ...
  • Malnutrition Amongst HIV Adult Patients in Selected Hospitals of Bushenyi District in Southwestern Uganda 

    Ssebuufu, Robinson; Sikakulya, Franck K; Mambo, Simon Binezero; Wasingya, Lucien; Nganza, Sifa K; Bwaga, Ibrahim; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Makerere Univ, Coll Health Sciences,Sch Med , Po Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda, 00000, 2020)
    Background: Malnutrition is an important clinical outcome amongst HIV patients in developing countries and in Uganda, there is scarcity of information on its prevalence and risk factors amongst HIV adult patients. Methods: ...
  • Epidemiology of Paediatric Injuries in Rwanda Using a Prospective Trauma Registry 

    Petroze, RT; Martin, AN; Ntaganda, E; Kyamanywa, Patrick; St-Louis, E; Rasmussen, SK; Calland, JF; Byiringiro, JC (Oxford Univ Press , Great Clarendon St, Oxford, England, Ox2 6dp, 2020)
    Background: Child survival initiatives historically prioritized efforts to reduce child morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases and maternal conditions. Little attention has been devoted to paediatric injuries ...
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Problems Among Ugandan Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown: An Online Cross-sectional Study 

    Mambo, Simon Binezero; Sikakulya, Franck K; Ssebuufu, Robinson; Mulumba, Yusuf; Wasswa, Henry; Thompson, Kelly; Rusatira, Jean Christophe; Bhondoekhan, Fiona; Kamyuka, Louis K; Akib, Surat Olabisi; Kirimuhuzya, Claude; Nakawesi, Jane; Kyamanywa, Patrick (2020)
    Background The COVID-19 pandemic threatens access to sexual and reproductive health services. With global health emergencies, there is often a total reversal of priorities and access to sexual and reproductive health ...

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