Research


Global surgery research in peer reviewed journals

Journals

    • Quantifying Surgical Capacity in Sierra Leone: A Guide for Improving Surgical Care, Kingham TP, Kamara TB, Cherian MN, Simkins M, Meissner C, Foray-Rahall L, Daoh KS, Kabia S, Kushner AL, Arch Surg. 2009;144(2):122-127
    • Addressing the Millennium Development Goals from a Surgical Perspective: Deficiencies in the Capacity to Deliver Safe Surgery and Anesthesia in Eight Low and Middle Income Countries, Kushner AL, Cherian M, Noel L, Spiegel D, Groth S, Arch Surg 2010 Feb; 145(2): 154-9.
    • Implementing Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: An Assessment of Emergency and Essential Surgical Care, Sherman L, Clement PT, Cherian MN, Ndayimirije N, Noel L, Dahn B, Gwenigale WT, Kushner AL, Arch Surg, 2011; 146(1): 35-39.
    • A President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief for Surgery: A Call to Action for Surgical Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Loew JJ, Kushner AL, Arch Surg. 2011;146(9):1003-1004.
    • Cancer surgery in low-income countries: an unmet need. Gyorki DE, Muyco A, Kushner AL, Brennan MF, Kingham TP. Arch Surg. 2012 Dec 1;147(12):1135-40.
    • Global Surgery: Thoughts on an emerging surgical sub-specialty for students and residents, Leow J, Kingham TP, Casey K, Kushner AL, J Surg Ed, 2010 May; 67(3): 143-8.
    • Improving Access to Surgery in a Developing Country: Experience from a surgical collaboration in Sierra Leone, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Fadlu-Deen BD, Doah KS, Kingham TP, J Surg Ed, 2010; 67 (4): 270-3.
    • Surgical Elective in a Developing Country: ethics and utility,  Kingham TP, Muyco A, Kushner AL, J Surg Educ. 2009 Mar-Apr;66(2): 59-62.
    • Teaching Emergency and Essential Surgical Care in Sierra Leone: A Model for Low Income Countries, Leow JL, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Dumbuya SS, Kingham TP, Daoh KS, Kushner AL, J Surg Educ. 2011 Sep-Oct;68(5):393-6. 
    • Untreated surgical conditions in Sierra Leone: a cluster randomized, cross-sectional, countrywide survey, Groen RS, Samai M, Stewart KA, Cassidy LD, Kamara TB, Yambasu SE, Kingham TP, Kushner AL, Lancet, 2012 Aug 13.
    • Social media in low-resource settings: A role for Twitter and Facebook in global surgery? Leow JJ, Pozo ME, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Surgery. 2012 Feb 3.
    • A Preparation guide for surgical resident and student rotations to underserved regions, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Kingham TP, Casey KM, Hardy MA, Kushner AL, Surgery, 2012; 151(6): 770-8.
    • Estimating operative disease prevalence in a low-income country: Results of a nationwide population survey in Rwanda. Petroze RT, Groen RS, Niyonkuru F, Mallory M, Ntaganda E, Joharifard S, Guterbock TM, Kushner AL, Kyamanywa P, Calland JF. Surgery. 2012 Dec 17.
    • The benefits of international rotations to resource-limited settings for U.S. surgery residents., Henry JA, Groen RS, Price RR, Nwomeh BC, Kingham TP, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. Surgery. 2012 Dec 26.
    • Surgical skills needed for humanitarian missions in resource-limited settings: Common operative procedures performed at Médecins Sans Frontières facilities. Wong EG, Trelles M, Dominguez L, Gupta S, Burnham G, Kushner AL.Surgery. 2014 Feb 8.
    • Review: indications for ultrasound use in low- and middle-income countries, Groen RS, Leow JJ, Sadasivam V, Kushner AL, Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Sep 1.
    • Scarcity of healthcare worker protection in eight low- and middle-income countries: surgery and the risk of HIV and other bloodborne pathogens, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Bae JY, Adisa CA, Peter Kingham T, Kushner AL, Trop Med Int Health. 2011 Oct 31.
    • A review of training opportunities for ultrasonography in low and middle income countries, Lagrone LN, Sadasivam V, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Trop Med Int Health, 2012; 17(7): 808-19.
    • Individual and community perceptions of surgical care in Sierra Leone. Groen, RS, Sriram, VM, Kamara, TB, Kushner, AL, Blok, L, Tropical Medicine & International Health. 2013, online Nov 8. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12215
    • Universal Precautions and Surgery in Sierra Leone: The unprotected workforce, Kingham TP, Kamara TB, Daoh DS, Kabbia S, Kushner AL, World J Surg 2009 Jun; 33(6): 1194-6
    • Comparison of Surgical Care Deficiencies between US Civil War Hospitals and Present Day Hospitals in Sierra Leone Crompton J, Kingham TP, Kamara TB, Brennan MF, Kushner AL, World J Surg 2010, Apr 13.
    • Percentage of Cesarean Sections to Total Surgical Procedures in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Possible Indicator for Overall Adequacy of Surgical Care,Kushner AL, Groen RS, Kingham TP, World J Surg, 2010; 34(9) 2007-8.
    • Surgical Care in the Solomon Islands: A Road Map for Universal Surgical Care Delivery, Natuzzi ES, Kushner A, Jagilly R, Pickacha D, Agiomea K, Hou L, Houasia P, Hendricks PL, Ba’erodo D, World J Surg, 2011 Apr 13.
    • Pilot Testing of a Population-based Surgical Survey Tool in Sierra Leone, Groen RS, Samai M, Petroze RT, Kamara TB, Yambasu SE, Calland JF, Peter Kingham T, Guterbock TM, Choo B, Kushner AL, World J Surg. 2012 Feb 7
    • A Tool and Index to Assess Surgical Capacity in Low Income Countries: An Initial Implementation in Sierra Leone, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Dixon-Cole R, Kwon S, Kingham TP, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2012 Apr 10.
    • A survey of surgical capacity in rural southern Nigeria: Opportunities for change,  Henry JA, Windapo O, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Nwomeh BC, World J Surg, 2012 Sept 6.
    • Ratio of Cesarean Deliveries to Total Operations and SurgeonNationality Are Potential Proxies for Surgical Capacity in Central Haiti. Hughes CD, McClain CD, Hagander L, Pierre JH, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Meara JG. World J Surg. 2012 Sep 18.
    • Free health care for under 5 year olds increases access to surgical care in sierra leone: an analysis of case load and patient characteristics. Groen RS, Kamara TB, Nwomeh BC, Daoh KS, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2013 Jun;37(6):1216-9.
    • Household survey in sierra leone reveals high prevalence of surgical conditions in children. Groen RS, Samai M, Petroze RT, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Joharifard S, Yambasu S, Nwomeh BC, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2013 Jun;37(6):1220-6.
    • Nationally Representative Household Survey of Surgery and Mortality in Sierra Leone. Kwon S, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Samai M, Yambasu SE, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2013 Apr 12.
    • Inter-Rater Reliability of the PIPES Tool: Validation of a Surgical Capacity Index for Use in Resource-Limited Settings. Markin A, Barbero R, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Perlman G, Habermann EB, Apelgren KN, Kushner AL, Nwomeh BC. World J Surg. 2014 Apr 3.
    • Prevalence of Surgical Conditions in Individuals Aged More Than 50 Years: A Cluster-Based Household Survey in Sierra Leone. Wong EG, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Zogg CK, Zenilman ME, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2014 May 5.
    • Injury, Disability and Access to Care in Rwanda: Results of a Nationwide Cross-Sectional Population Study. Petroze RT, Joharifard S, Groen RS, Niyonkuru F, Ntaganda E, Kushner AL, Guterbock TM, Kyamanywa P, Calland JF. World J Surg. 2014 May 28.
    • A Proposed Matrix for Planning Global Surgery Interventions.Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2014 Aug 22.
    • Surgical Needs of Nepal: Pilot Study of Population Based Survey in Pokhara, Nepal. Gupta S, Ranjit A, Shrestha R, Wong EG, Robinson WC, Shrestha S, Nwomeh BC, Groen RS, Kushner AL. World J Surg. 2014 Sep 5.
    • Assessment of Pediatric Surgery Capacity at Government Hospitals in Sierra Leone, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Dixon-Cole R, Daoh KS, Kingham TP, Nwomeh BC, World J Surgery, 2012 Aug 1.È
    • The International Assessment of Capacity for Trauma (INTACT): an index for trauma capacity in low-income countries. Wong EG, Gupta S, Deckelbaum DL, Razek T, Kamara TB, Nwomeh BC, Haider AH, Kushner ALJSurg Res. 2014 Feb 4.
    • Twitter and mobile technology as diagnostic aids in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Sadasivam V, Kushner AL. Am Surg. 2011 Nov;77(11):E242-3.
    • A Surgical Collaboration in Sierra Leone, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Kingham TP, Kushner AL, Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2011; 93:341–342.
    • Mass casualty incident training in a resource-limited environment. Leow JJ, Brundage SI, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, Hanciles E, Muana A, Kamara MM, Daoh KS, Kingham TP. Br J Surg. 2011 Dec 21.
    • Surgery as a Public Health Intervention: Common Misconceptions versus the Truth, Bae JY, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Bull World Health Organ, 2011, 89:395.
    • Can Twitter campaigns increase awareness about health issues? Pozo Jatam M, Casey K, Kushner AL, Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, 2011; 96(2): 44-5.
    • Beyond Volunteerism: Augmenting surgical care in resource-limited settings, Kingham TP, Price RP, Casey KM, Rogers SO, Kushner AL, Bulletin of Am Col Surgeons, 2011, 96(7): 16-21
    • Burns in Sierra Leone: A population-based assessment. Wong EG, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Stewart KA, Cassidy LD, Samai M, Kushner AL, Wren SM. Burns. 2014 Apr 22. pii: S0305-4179(14)00106-5.
    • Topics in Global Public Health, Spiegel D, Gosselin R, Coughlin R, Kushner A, Bickler S, Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2008 Oct;466(10):2377-84
    • A Collaborative Stent Insertion Project in Malawi, Fullerton L, Thumbs A, Vigna L, Bates J, Kushner A, European J Palliative Care, 2010; vol 17, no. 6.
    • An estimate of hernia prevalence in Sierra Leone from a nationwide community survey, Patel HD, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Samai M, Farahzad MM, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM, Hernia. 2013 Nov 16.
    • Development of a novel Global Trauma System Evaluation Tool and initial results of implementation in the Republic of South Sudan. Remick KN, Wong EG, Chuot Chep C, Morton RT, Monsour A, Fisher D, Oh JS, Wilson R, Malone DL, Branas C, Elster E, Gross KR, Kushner AL.Injury. 2014 Aug 10.
    • Estimating the prevalence of urinary and fecal incontinence in a nationally representative survey in Sierra Leone. Patel HD, Kamara TB, Kushner AL, Groen RS. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2014 Apr 2. pii: S0020-7292(14)00167-2.
    • Burn management capacity in low and middle-income countries: A systematic review of 458 hospitals across 14 countries. Gupta S, Wong E, Mahmood U, Charles AG, Nwomeh BC, Kushner AL. Int J Surg. 2014 Aug 21.
    • Female Health and Family Planning in Sierra Leone Groen RS, Solomon J, Samai M, Kamara TB, Cassidy LD, Blok L, Kushner AL, Dhanaraj M, Stekelenburg J, , J of Obstet Gynecol, 2013; 122(3): 525-531.
    • Self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) for patients with advanced Esophageal cancer in Malawi: An effective palliative treatment, Thumbs A, Borgstein E, Vigna L, Kingham TP, Kushner AL, Hellberg K, Bates J, Wilhelm TJ, J Surg Oncol. 2011 Dec 12.
    • Prevalence of breast masses and barriers to care: Results from a population-based survey in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Ntirenganya F, Petroze RT, Kamara TB, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Kyamanywa P, Calland JF, Kingham TP. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Aug 2.
    • A quantitative analysis of surgical capacity in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Markin A, Barbero R, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Skow EJ, Apelgren KN, Kushner AL, Nwomeh BC, J Surg Res. 2013 Jun 5.
    • Physician Participation in Human Rights Abuses in Iraq: A study in two cities, Reis C, Ahmed A, Amowitz L, Kushner A, Elahi M, Iacopino V, JAMA, 2004: 291(12) 1505-6
    • Traumatic injuries in developing countries: report from a nationwide cross-sectional survey of sierra leone. Stewart KA, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Farahzad MM, Samai M, Cassidy LD, Kushner AL, Wren SM. JAMA Surg. 2013 May 1;148(5):463-9.
    • Adult intussusception in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Groen RS, Leow J, Kushner AL, JSCR 2011 6:3.
    • Three-stage repair of a giant inguinal hernia in Sierra Leone: A management technique for low-resource settings, Groen RS, Sesay SB, Kushner AL, Dumbuya SS. JSCR 2011. 12:8
    • Untreated Head and Neck Surgical Disease in Sierra Leone: A Cross-sectional, Countrywide Survey. Van Buren NC, Groen RS, Kushner AL, Samai M, Kamara TB, Ying J, Meier JD. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jul 17.
    • Surgery and Refugee Populations, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Kingham TP, Scan J Surg, 98: 18-24, 2009 http://www.fimnet.fi/sjs/articles/SJS12009-18.pdf
    • Scarcity of protective items against HIV and other bloodborne infections in 13 low- and middle-income countries, Gupta, Wong EG, Kushner, AL, TMIH, 8 Aug 2014.
    • An overview of renal replacement therapy and health care personnel deficiencies in sub-Saharan Africa, Pozo ME, Leow JJ, Groen RS, Kamara TB, Hardy MA, Kushner AL. Transpl Int, 2012 Mar 28.
    • Gross Hematuria and Urinary Retention Among Men From a Nationally Representative Survey in Sierra Leone. Patel HD, Kamara TB, Kushner AL, Groen RS, Allaf ME. Urology. 2014 Apr 8. pii: S0090-4295(14)00145-9.È