Previous GASOC Journal Clubs

Papers Discussed

28th May 2022

The status of medical devices and their utilisation in 9 tertiary hospitals and 5 research institutions in Uganda (Ssekitoleko et al., 2021)

The usability, acceptability, and performance of the Maternal PPH Wrap device in controlling postpartum hemorrhage: A pilot study at Kawempe National Referral Hospital, Uganda (Owino et al., 2021)

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Robert Tamale Ssekitoleko (Biomedical engineering unit, Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Maureen Etuket (Biomedical engineering unit, Makerere University, Uganda)

Papers Discussed

29th March 2022

Post-Decolonisation: Global Health and Global Surgery's Coming of Age (Chawla et al, 2022)

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Bhavna Chawla - Surgeon, Medecins Sans Frontieres & International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Professor Dhananjaya Sharma - Head of Department of Surgery, NSCB Government Medical College Jabalpur (MP), India

Papers Discussed

13th December 2021

Balanced Crystalloids versus Saline in Critically Ill Adults

(Semler et al, 2018)

Preoperative fasting times in elective surgical patients at a referral Hospital in Botswana (Abebe et al, 2016)

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Fekadu Getahun, a 2nd year anesthesiology resident of Tikur Anbesa specialized hospital (TASH), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

  • Dr Sarah Musalale, a 2nd year anaesthesiology resident of The University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka, Zambia

Papers Discussed

18th October 2021

Burden of physical, psychological and social ill-health during and after pregnancy among women in India, Pakistan, Kenya and Malawi (McCauley et al., 2018)

How women's experiences and perceptions of care influence uptake of postnatal care across sub-Saharan Africa: a qualitative systematic review (Lythgoe et al., 2021)

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Mary McCauley ( Cons Obstetrician at Liverpool Women's Hospital)

  • Hannah McCauley ( Senior Midwife & PhD Student at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

Papers Discussed

29th June 2021

Geographic, Subject, and Authorship Trends among LMIC-based Scientific Publications in High-impact Global Health and General Medicine Journals: A 30-Month Bibliometric Analysis (Ghani et al., 2021)

Evaluation of Gasless Laparoscopy as aTool for Minimal Access Surgery in Low-to Middle-Income Countries: A Phase II Noninferiority Randomized Controlled Study (Mishra et al., 2020)

Speakers included: 

  • Prof Alfred Papali - University of Maryland School of Medicine​

  • Prof Anurag Mishra - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Papers Discussed

!3th April 2021

Global Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Speakers included: 

  • Dr Sarah Okiya, Consultant Anaesthetist, Kenya​

  • Ms Gatwiri Murithi, Project Manager Safe Surgery an Anaesthesia​

  • Professor John Asthon, Regional Director of Public Health and Regional Medical Officer for the UK Department of Health

Papers Discussed

December 2020

The Specialist Surgeon Workforce in East, Central and Southern Africa: A Situation Analysis, World Journal of Surgery 2016

​“GRASP” Module of Self-assessment with Virtual Mentoring for Uninterrupted Surgical Training During COVID-19 Pandemic, Indian Journal of Surgery 2020

Presented by Mr Eric O'Flynn and Professor Dhananjaya Sharma

Papers Discussed

July 2020

"Growing research in global surgery with an eye towards equity"

 

BJS Vol 106, Issue 2

Dr ​Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

Papers Discussed

!3th April 2021

Engagement and the role of surgical trainees in global surgery: Consensus statement and recommendations from the Associations of Surgeons in Training.

Papers Discussed

!3th April 2021

Global Burden of Postoperative Deaths.

 

Dmitri Nepogodiev and Aneel Bhangu

Papers Discussed

!3th April 2021

Incorporation of a Global Surgery Rotation into an Academic General Surgery Residency Program: Impact and Perceptions. 

ReBaS Malawian burns prevention and treatment programme analysis - thesis to be presented by Emily Broadis

Papers Discussed

February 2018

Anaesthesia-related mortality in low income and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Sobhy S et al. 2016)

Outcomes of a coaching based WHO safe childbirth checklist program in India (Semrau KEA et al. 2017)