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Reading Material

We have tried to compile a list of literature relevant to work in lower- and middle-income countries.


Burden of Surgical Disease and Surgery as a Public Health Issue

deVries CR, Price RR:  Global Surgery and Public Health:  A New Paradigm.  Sudbury, MA, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012.

Debas H, Gosselin R, McCord C:  Surgery.  In:  Disease control priorities in developing countries, 2nd ed.  New York, NY, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp 1245-1259.

Farmer PE, Kim JY:  Surgery and global health:  A view from beyond the OR.  World J Surg 2008;32:533-536.

Weiser TG, Regenbogen SE, Thompson KD, et al:  An estimation of the global volume of surgery:  A modeling strategy based on available data.  Lancet 2008;372:139-144.

Bickler SW:  Pediatric surgery in the developing world.  J Pediatr Surg 2005;40:1969-1970.

Ozgediz D, Riviello R:  The “other” neglected diseases in global public health:  surgical conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa.  PLoS Medicine 2008; 5: 850-854.

Ozgediz D, Jamison D. Cherian M, McQueen K:  The burden of surgical conditions and access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries.  Bull of the WHO 2008; 86:577-656.

Luboga S, Macfarlane SB, Schreeb J, et al:  Increasing access to surgical services in Sub-Saharan Africa:  Priorities for national and international agencies recommended by generic cialis tadalafil the Bellagio Essential Surgery Group.  PLoS 2009:  6; 1-5.

Bickler S, Ozgediz D:  Key concepts for estimating the burden of surgical conditions and the unmet need for surgical  care.  World J Surg 2010; 34: 374-380.


Twinning and Partnerships

Azzie G, Bickler S, Farmer D, et al:  Partnerships for developing pediatric surgery care in low-income countries.  J Pediatr Surg 2008;43:2273-2274.

Macdonagh R, Jiddawi M, Parry V:  Twinning:  The future for sustainable collaboration.  BJU International 2002;89(supplement 1):13-17.

Riviello R, Ozgediz D, et al:  Role of collaborative academic partnerships in surgical training, education, and provision.  World J Surg 2010; 459-465.



Hayanga AJ:  Volunteerism in general surgery residency:  Fostering sustainable global academic partnerships.  Arch Surg 2007;142:577-579.

Ozgediz D, Roayaie K, Debas H, et al:  Surgery in developing countries:  Essential training in residency.  Arch Surg 2005;140:795-800.

Powell AC, Mueller C, Kingham P, et al:  International experience, electives, and volunteerism in surgical training:  A survey of resident interest.  J Am Coll Surg 2007;205:162-168.

Jayaraman SP, Ayzengart AL, Goetz LH, et al:  Global health in general surgery residency:  A national survey.  J Am Coll Surg 2009;208:426-433.

Barton A, Williams D, Beveridge M:  A survey of Canadian general surgery residents’ interest in international surgery.  Canadian J Surg 2008; 51: 125-129.

Thompson MJ, Huntington MK, Hunt D, et al:  Educational effects of international health electives on U.S. and Canadian medical students and residents:  A literature review.  Acad Med 2003;78:342-347.

Bernstein M:  Ethical dilemmas encountered while operating and teaching within a developing country.  Can J Surg 2004; 47: 170-172,.

Casey KM:  The global impact of surgical volunteerism.  Surg Clin N Am 2007;87:949-960.

Butler MW:   Fragmented international volunteerism:  Need for a global pediatric surgery network.  J Pediatr Surg 2010; 5: 303-309.


Short-Term Volunteer Work

Meier D:  Opportunities and improvisation:  A pediatric surgeon’s suggestions for successful short-term surgical volunteer work in resource-poor areas.  World J Surg 2010; 34: 941-446.

Maki J, Qualls M, White B, et al:  Health impact assessment and short-term medical missions:  A methods study to evaluate quality of care.  BMC Health Services Research 2008; Volume 8:  Article 121.

Ethical Considerations for Short-Term Experiences by Trainees in Global Health.  JAMA 2008; 300:1456-1458.

Wolfberg AJ:  Volunteering Overseas—Lessons from the Surgical Brigades.  NEJM 2006:  354: 443-445.

Steffes B, Steffes A:  Handbook for short-term medical missionaries. 



Disaster management among pediatric surgeons:  Preparedness, training, and involvement.  Am J Disaster Med 2008; 3:5-14.




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