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    • Intestinal Volvulus at St Francis Hospital, Kampala 

      Kakande, I; Ekwaro, L.; Obote, W. W.; Nassali, G.; Kyamanywa, Patrick (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), 2001)
      A review of sixty patients with intestinal volvulus was undertaken at St Francis Hospital, Nsambya, Kampala. Forty three (71.7%) of the patients presented with sigmoid volvulus while 12 (20°0) had ileosigmoid knotting. ...
    • Anaesthesia for Elective Inguinal Hernia Repair in Rural Ghana - Appeal for Local Anaesthesia in Resource-poor Countries 

      Wilhelm, T.J.; Anemana, S.; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Rennie, J.; Post, S.; Freudenberg, S. (SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC , 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, USA, CA, 91320, 2006-07-01)
      Local anaesthesia has been identified as the most favourable anaesthesia for elective inguinal hernia repair with respect to complication rate, cost-effectiveness, and overall patient satisfaction. Operation theatre notes ...
    • Sterilized Mosquito Net Versus Commercial Mesh for Hernia Repair: An Experimental Study in Goats in Mbarara/Uganda 

      Wilhelm, T.J.; Freudenberg, S.; Jonas, E.; Grobholz, R.; Post, S.; Kyamanywa, Patrick (KARGER , ALLSCHWILERSTRASSE 10, BASEL, SWITZERLAND, CH-4009, 2007-08)
      Background: In industrialized countries alloplastic meshes are routinely used for hernia repair. However, in developing countries they are rarely available or affordable. This study compares textile properties and tissue ...
    • Using CanMEDS to Guide International Health Electives: An Enriching Experience in Uganda Defined for a Canadian Surgery Resident 

      Goecke, E Michelle; Kanashiro, Jeanie; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Hollaar, L Gwendolyn (CMA-CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOC, 2008)
      Background: Surgery residents who wish to travel during their residency will often seek an elective experience in a low- or middle-income country. Objectives for international health electives (IHEs) are often vague and ...
    • A Comparison of Kampala Trauma Score II with the New Injury Severity Score in Mbarara University Teaching Hospital in Uganda 

      Mutooro, S.M.; Mutakooha, E.; Kyamanywa, Patrick (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), 2010-03)
      Background: Road traffic injury is of growing public health importance because of its significant contribution to the global disease burden. The need to predict outcome of injuries has led to the development of injury ...
    • Epidemiology of Injuries Presenting to the National Hospital in Kampala, Uganda: Implications for Research and Policy 

      Hsia, Renee Y.; Ozgediz, Doruk; Mutto, Milton; Jayaraman, Sudha; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Kobusingye, Olive C. (BMC , Campus, 4 Crinan St, London, England, N1 9XW, 2010-07-20)
      Background Despite the growing burden of injuries in LMICs, there are still limited primary epidemiologic data to guide health policy and health system development. Understanding the epidemiology of injury in developing ...
    • Editorial Policy on Co-authorship of Articles from Low- and Middle-Income Countries 

      Kushner, L. Adam; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Adisa, A Charles; Kibatala, Pascience; Mkandawire, Nyengo; Coleman, Peter; Kamara, B Thaim; Mock, N Charles; Hunter, John G (Springer, 2011)
      Global health and the support of surgical research, education, and clinical care in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are primary missions of the World Journal of Surgery. As surgery is increasingly recognized as a ...
    • Epidemiology of Child Injuries in Uganda: Challenges for Health Policy 

      Hsia, Y Renee; Ozgediz, Doruk; Jayaraman, Sudha; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Mutto, Milton; Kobusingye, C Olive (Page Press Publ, 2011-03-01)
      Globally, 90%ofroad crash deaths occurin the developing world. Children in Africa bear the major part of this burden, with the highest unintentional injury rates in the world. Our study aims to better understand injury ...
    • Is HINARI Appropriate for Medical Students in the Developing World? 

      Essen, Van Caleb; Cartledge, Peter; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Manirakiza, Achille (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011-12-30)
      The Health InterNetwork Access to Research Initiative (HINARI), which arose in response to medical literature needs in developing countries, gives online access to scientific information to a variety of institutions ...
    • Augmenting surgical capacity in resource-limited settings 

      Deckelbaum, L Dan; Ntakiyiruta, Georges; Liberman, S Alexander; Razek, Tarek; Kyamanywa, Patrick (Elsevier Science Inc, 2012)
      Deficiencies in access to surgical care in low-income and middle-income countries are well recognised. Despite the awareness and benchmarks generated by the Millennium Development Goals, 1 most sub-Saharan African nations ...
    • Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in Safe Motherhood Care Among Obstetric Providers in Bugesera, Rwanda 

      Puri, Ruchi; Rulisa, Stephen; Joharifard, Shahrzad; Wilkinson, Jeffrey; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Thielman, Nathan (Wiley, 2012)
      Objective To determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of obstetric care providers (OCPs) in Bugesera District, Rwanda, crucial to the delivery of safe motherhood services. Methods A quantitative descriptive ...
    • The human resources for health program in Rwanda—a new partnership 

      Binagwaho, Agnes; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Farmer, E. Paul; Nuthulaganti, Tej; Umubyeyi, Benoite; Nyemazi, Jean Pierre; Mugeni, Soline Dusabeyesu; Asiimwe, Anita; Ndagijimana, Uzziel; McPherson, Helen Lamphere; Ngirabega, Jean de Dieu; Sliney, Anne; Uwayezu, Agnes; Rusanganwa, Vincent; Wagner, Claire M; Nutt, Cameron T; Eldon-Edington, Mark; Cancedda, Corrado; Magaziner, Ira C; Goosby, Eric (Massachusetts Medical Society, 2013)
      The authors discuss the Human Resources for Health Program, which is working to improve the quality and quantity of health professionals in Rwanda by means of sustained collaborations with U.S. schools of medicine, nursing, ...
    • Prevalence, Indications, Levels and Outcome Limb Amputations at University Teaching Hospital-Butare in Rwanda 

      Murwanashyaka, E.; Ssebuufu, R; Kyamanywa, Patrick (The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), 2013)
      Background: Amputation is one of the oldest surgical procedures with artificial limbs identified from over 2000 years ago. Amputation is still often viewed as a failure of treatment but can be the treatment of choice and ...
    • Epidemiology, Management and Outcome of Malignancies Surgically Treated at a Rural Referral Hospital in Butare, Rwanda 

      Ingabire, JC Allen; Ssebufu, R; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Bayisenga, J; Bikoroti, J; Kiswezi, A; Mazimpaka, D (Rwanda Health Communication Center-Rwanda Biomedical Center (RHCC-RBC), 2013)
      Background: In 2008 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reported 715,000 new cancer cases and 542,000 cancer deaths occurred in Africa. With increasing development and life expancy, in Africa, that number ...
    • Strategies to improve clinical research in surgery through international collaboration 

      Søreide, Kjetil; Alderson, Derek; Bergenfelz, Anders; Beynon, John; Connor, Saxon; Deckelbaum, L Dan; Dejong, H Cornelis; Earnshaw, Jonathan J; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Perez, O Rodrigo; Sakai, Yoshiharu; Winter, Desmond C (Elsevier Science Inc , Ste 800, 230 Park Ave, New York, Usa, Ny, 10169, 2013)
      More than 235 million patients undergo surgery every year worldwide, but less than 1% are enrolled in surgical clinical trials—few of which are international collaborations. Several levels of action are needed to improve ...
    • Collaboration in Surgical Capacity Development: A Report of the Inaugural Meeting of the Strengthening Rwanda Surgery Initiative 

      Petroze, T Robin; Mody, Gita N; Ntaganda, Edmond; Calland, J Forrest; Riviello, Robert; Rwamasirabo, Emile; Ntakiyiruta, Georges; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Kayibanda, Emmanuel (SPRINGER , ONE NEW YORK PLAZA, SUITE 4600 , NEW YORK, United States, NY, 10004, 2013)
      Background Increasing access to surgical care is among the prioritized healthcare initiatives in Rwanda and other low income countries, where only 3.5 % of surgical procedures worldwide are being performed. Partnerships ...
    • Can Focused Trauma Education Initiatives Reduce Mortality OR Improve Resource Utilization in A Low-Resource Setting? 

      Petroze, RT; Byiringiro, JC; Ntakiyiruta, G; Riviello, R; Briggs, SM; Razek, T; Deckelbaum, D; Sawyer, RG; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Calland, JF (Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science , 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, Usa, Ca, 92101-4495, 2013)
      Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) teaches a systematic approach to the initial management of injured patients in over 60 countries. Limited data exists on the impact of ATLS or similar team-based courses on patient ...
    • Emergency Obstetrics Knowledge and Practical Skills Retention Among Medical Students in Rwanda Following a Short Training Course 

      Homaifar, Nazaneen; Mwesigye, David; Tchwenko, Samuel; Worjoloh, Ayaba; Joharifard, Shahrzad; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Wilkinson, Jeff; Rulisa, Stephen; Thielman, Nathan M (WILEY , 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN, USA, NJ, 07030-5774, 2013)
      Objective:To describe rates of improved knowledge following a structured 2-day emergency obstetrics trainingcourse.Methods:Quantitative assessments to evaluate emergency obstetrics knowledge and practical skillswere ...
    • Estimating Operative Disease Prevalence in a Low-income Country: Results of a Nationwide Population Survey in Rwanda 

      Petroze, Robin T; Groen, Reinou S; Niyonkuru, Francine; Mallory, Melissa; Ntaganda, Edmond; Joharifard, Shahrzad; Guterbock, Thomas M; Kushner, Adam L; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Calland, J Forrest (MOSBY-ELSEVIER , 360 PARK AVENUE SOUTH, NEW YORK, USA, NY, 10010-1710, 2013)
      Background. Operative disease is estimated to contribute to 11% of the global burden of disease, but no studies have correlated this figure to operative burden at the community level. We describe a survey tool that ...
    • Patterns of Injury at Two University Teaching Hospitals in Rwanda: Baseline Injury Epidemiology Using the Rwanda Injury Registry 

      Petroze, RT; Mumararungu, A; Ndayiragije, V; Ntakiyiruta, G; Kyamanywa, Patrick; Reid, J; Calland, JF; Byiringiro, JC (RBC / Rwanda Health Communication Centre, 2014)
      Introduction: Globally, more worldwide deaths in 2010 could be attributed to injuries than the total number of deaths from infection with AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined, with a disproportionate number of these ...