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To explore the impact of short-term surgical missions (STMs) on medical practice in Guatemala as perceived by Guatemalan and foreign physicians.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Annals of surgery
As the population increases in the world's poorest countries, the need for surgical interventions will increase. Short-term surgical missions can play an important role in increasing access to solve t...
Basic bleeding control (BCon) techniques can save lives globally but the knowledge is not widespread in low-income countries where trauma is a common cause of death. Short-term surgical missions (STSM...
Although overall neonatal and infant mortality continues to decrease around the world, years of life lost to congenital heart disease (CHD) rank among the top 10 leading causes for that age group in L...
Nongovernmental organizations conduct short-term surgical outreach to lessen the substantial global burden of surgical disease. Long-term outcomes of short-term surgical missions (STSMs) are underrepo...
Short-term kidney graft dysfunction is correlated with complications and it is associated with a decreased long-term survival; therefore, a scoring system to predict short-term renal transplant outcom...
This US study aims to assess hemophilia A patient characteristics and reasons for switching from both patient/caregiver and physician perspectives. For this purpose, this research study wi...
A multicenter non-inferiority randomized clinical trial to compare Endoscopic treatment (ESD) and Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Local Surgical Treatment (TAMIS or TEO) for early rectal n...
The purpose of this study is to establish a benchmark for rate of prescription of oral anticoagulants (OA) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) seen in an ambulatory ca...
The overall goal of this study is to qualitatively assess the surgical decision-making process from both the patient and physician perspective 1. Conduct short in-person interviews with...
This trial studies patient and physician perspectives on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Using questionnaires and interviews, this trial may help researchers understand physicians' know...
Travel by a group of physicians to a foreign country for the purpose of making a special study or of undertaking a special project of a short-term duration; not to be confused with MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES which covers permanent medical establishments and personnel maintained by religious organizations.
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".
The local implantation of tumor cells by contamination of instruments and surgical equipment during and after surgical resection, resulting in local growth of the cells and tumor formation.
Procedures that avoid use of open invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device. With the reduced trauma associated with minimally invasive surgery, long hospital stays may be reduced with increased rates of short stay or day surgery.
The use of focused short radio waves to produce local hyperthermia in an injured person or diseased body area.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...